Located on the Colorado River, Laughlin is an ideal place to take that special someone out on a date. With delectable dining, headliner musicians taking the stage, and more, the destination has everything for a spectacular day or nighttime date. Here are some recommendations you won’t want to miss when you visit Laughlin.  

Date #1: Cruise on the Colorado River and find some peace within the Mojave Desert 

Why not get your date going with a thrilling daytime cruise down the Colorado River on a London Bridge Jet Boat Tour? During the ride, enjoy the scenic natural surroundings, including the picturesque Topock Gorge. Upon arrival, you’ll see the magnificent, iconic London Bridge, imported directly from England. While in Havasu City, take a stroll across the bridge, do some shopping, grab a bite to eat at the local eateries, and then resume your trip back to Laughlin.  

Once you dock, head to the Laughlin Labyrinths. Find your peaceful center while exploring the nine mazes ranging from 25 feet to 55 feet. You’ll be surrounded by views of the fantastic landscape of the Mojave Desert — it’s a great way to end the day with your special someone. 

A couple walking through the Laughlin Labyrinths.Laughlin Labyrinths

Date #2: Savor and delight with a day of pampering  

Starting the day off with some delicious bites is always a fantastic choice, and you and your partner can enjoy a delectable brunch at Bumbleberry Flats at The New Pioneer. Comfort food with a Southern twist awaits, with favorites like chicken and waffles and scrambles. 

After that, get some relaxation in at Jean Jeffrey The Salon & Day Spa at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. The rejuvenating space offers a variety of treatments (including massages, body wraps, facials and more), and they use vegan, organic and cruelty-free products during services, when available.  

After you’ve both been pampered, try your luck on the casino floor. Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort offers slots, blackjack, poker, roulette, craps and more. 

Two people enjoying themselves playing games at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort

Date #3: Pump the adrenaline and finish it with a meal and shopping  

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Get behind the wheel of a UTV from OUI Experience with your significant other. Go on a private off-roading adventure to explore the Mojave Desert, Colorado River, and several abandoned mines.  And with the full house experience, you’ll even get free photos for you to remember the day! Explore the Mojave Desert while hitting iconic spots, including the famed Route 66, the Hoover Dam and more. 

You’ll have worked up an appetite, so satisfy those cravings at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Golden Nugget Laughlin. Serving southern-style comfort food and seafood, this spot is a popular choice due to its indoor and outdoor dining options and fun, energetic atmosphere.  

After a delicious meal, head to the General Store at Laughlin River Lodge, where you can shop for sports memorabilia, unique, hand-crafted gifts, beach wear, homemade fudge and more.  


Date #4: Sunset cruise, bust a move and try your luck  

Take to the sparkling Laughlin River Tours’ Sunset Dinner Cruise. Set sail with a delicious meal and a full-service bar, the beauty surrounding you will only add to the romantic evening.  

Once you’re on land, head to Losers’ Lounge at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. Enjoy the music and get your groove on! 

End your night with some fun on the casino floor at Edgewater Casino Resort, which offers slots, table games, a sports book and more. 


Date #5: Dinner and a show, followed by a moonlit stroll  

A steak house is always a solid choice for a date — and Laughlin is here for you! The Saltgrass Steak House at Golden Nugget Laughlin offers superior cuts, fresh seafood and has beautiful views of the river.  

After that amazing meal, go get your laugh on or enjoy some live music. Events in Laughlin are on a rotating schedule, bringing in A-list comedians and musicians. 

See one of the many exciting options at the Laughlin Event Center.Laughlin Event Center

Once the show is over, be sure to stroll the Laughlin Riverwalk, where you can take in sparkling sights of the city and surrounding valley. 


These are some pretty spectacular ideas, but if you’re looking for more in Laughlin, browse our guide to Laughlin or our round-up of the things to do in Laughlin with your special someone.