Experience Las Vegas Like Ben Higgins on 'The Bachelor'
No city in the United States combines the razzle-dazzle of live shows, the adrenaline boost of casinos, the heart-thumping bass of nightclubs, and gamut of global cuisines like Las Vegas. Home to some of the world’s most famous hotels, this city in the middle of the Nevada desert is a mecca for shoppers, foodies, and romantics alike.
Thanks to its abundance of activities, Las Vegas is the perfect getaway for couples looking to wine and dine at top resorts or spend their nights enjoying live shows. Either way, you won’t be bored!
Ben Higgins traveled to Sin City on Season 20 of “The Bachelor,” and here’s how you can experience the city just like him.
The long list of lodging options in Las Vegas might seem overwhelming at first, but if you want that perfect mix of class, convenience, and charm, look no further than Aria Resort. If you plan on going all-out and want that extra VIP experience, don’t shy away from booking a room at the Sky Suites, which offers a personal concierge service, a private pool, and other amenities.
Once you’re all settled in, hit the town and let the adventure begin!
One-on-One Date: Baby, You're a Firework
Las Vegas is a kaleidoscope of colors and sounds. While you and your date can and should spend time venturing around the Strip, seeing the city from up high offers a completely new perspective on all of its wonders.
To go above and beyond on your romantic trip to Las Vegas, charter a helicopter or book a ride through one of the city’s many helicopter tour companies to explore the desert from a new vantage point. It’s the perfect opportunity to see how your relationship can soar above the rest.
To top it off romantically, check out one of the Strips’ many fireworks shows so you and your date can experience them, both in your relationship and in the city.
Group Date: Best in Show
Las Vegas is home to all types of entertaining shows, from the circus to concerts and magic shows to cabaret. Ben and the ladies were lucky enough to participate in one of Las Vegas’ best performances: The Terry Fator Show.
Fator is an award-winning impressionist also known for his ventriloquism skills. Ben and his dates showed off a few of their own talents during his show, some of which fared better than others. While you and your date might not be able to go onstage and show off your unique abilities, The Terry Fator Show will nonetheless be a great way to woo your dates with humor and put a smile on their faces.
Afterwards, head up to the pool at The Mirage. You might need to do a double take once you see all the waterfalls, cabanas, and private oases, but trust us, this is no mirage. It’s real! Spend some quality time with your loved one in one of their Jacuzzis and feel the heat.
Don’t forget to pop open a bottle of bubbly and cheers to your day together!
One-on-One Date: Goin’ to the Chapel
Visitors flock to Las Vegas not just for the famous shows, food, and hotels. They come for the famous wedding chapels, too!
Many famous couples have tied the knot in Las Vegas, and this could be your opportunity, too! If you aren’t ready to exchange vows just yet, you can be like Ben and his date and see who gets married at the Little White Wedding Chapel. Ben and his date helped officiate the ceremonies, but have no fear if you aren’t ordained! Spending the day together at the wedding chapel can help open the door to important conversations about your relationship and future together. Will you accept this rose ring?
Later in the day, trade in the white outfits for splashes of color at the amusing Neon Museum. See Las Vegas’ history through recycled signs from old hotels, buildings, and more. The lights in these marquees may not shine anymore, but your relationship continues to do so.
Once you’ve finished up at the Neon Museum, head back to Aria for a night at Liquid Pool Lounge. Don’t hesitate to make your own rose ceremony out of it, too, and hand that special someone a symbolic red flower.
Las Vegas is filled with adventurous, exciting, and romantic opportunities for a couples trip away. Much like the desert it’s in, your relationship will surely heat up after your fun getaway here.