Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic city, full of interesting things to see and do, but in our opinion, experiencing KL is even better when shared as a couple! We say, there’s nothing better than sharing unforgettable experiences and tons of good times as a couple. Whether you are wanting to celebrate that special date or just want something fun to do whilst on holiday, there are plenty of amazing things to do for couples in KL. 

Whilst putting together our list of activities for couples, we wanted to ensure we took into account everyone’s budget! Luckily for you, KL really isn’t an expensive city to visit, so some of the experiences in this post are super cheap and some won’t cost you a thing. We have also included some more luxury activities for those of you wanting an extra special time. 

Before heading to Kuala Lumpur, check out our Best Places to Stay in KL Guide and Itinerary Planning Guide to help you have the best time during your trip!

Our Top Things To Do For Couples In KL 

Breathtaking views, world-class dining and unique local activities are just some of the best things to do for couples in KL. Here are 8 ideas to help you and your other half plan your trip. 

A day time view of the Petronas Twin Towers in KL
KL’s most famous landmark – The Petronas Twin Towers

A quick look at our top things to do for couples in KL

  1. Rooftop Cocktails
  2. Go for a romantic walk
  3. Dinner for 2
  4. Take a cooking class
  5. Relax and unwind at a spa
  6. Take a firefly boat ride along the Selangor River
  7. Enjoy the city by night
  8. Take a day trip to the Cameron Highlands

1. Rooftop cocktails 

Two cocktails at Blue EQ Rooftop bar in KL
Cocktails at Blue overlooking the KL Skyline

Great views of the KL skyline aren’t hard to come by, why not combine seeing the city views with an epic cocktail sunset session? KL is full of impressive rooftop bars, boasting panoramic views of the city. Sit back with your partner and grab a cocktail. Then, watch the sun go down and the city light up under the night sky. What could be more romantic than that?

Some of our favourite rooftop cocktail bars for couples:

Heli Lounge Bar – If you’re after a truly unique experience, this quirky bar is the one. Heli Lounge is potentially the best place to watch the sunset in Kuala Lumpur. Being an active helipad by day and cool bar by night, you’re sure to impress your other half if you take them here! 

Blue at EQ – One of the newest additions to KL’s rooftop scene is Blue at the EQ hotel. It may well be new but that doesn’t stop it from making its claim as one of the hottest bars in the city.

Jann – If you’re more interested in the cocktails than the view, Jann is the place for you. Each and every cocktail has a unique and interesting story behind it. All of which are dedicated to the traditional trades of KL’s Chinatown. We couldn’t resist trying a variety of their inventions but our top recommendations have to be Tau Foo Fah and the POS 1911. 

2. Go for a romantic walk 

One of the top things to do for couples in KL is to go on a romantic walk and thanks to the city’s diverse nature, there are plenty of places to go for a stroll. Taking your partner’s hand and exploring a new location together is what travelling is all about. 

KL Forest Eco Park This is a great place to come to relax and escape the ‘concrete jungle’ of Kuala Lumpur. You can come to this tropical forest to simply chill out, walk the trails or listen to nature. However, the most popular part is the canopy walk through the forest’s trees. These bridges offer great views of the KL tower & skyscrapers on one side and forest on the other. Make it a special occasion and bring your own picnic!

KLCC Park and Lake Symphony – If you’re looking for a fun night time activity, then a visit to KLCC park and lake symphony is a great option. The long path around the park is lit up at night, perfect for a romantic stroll and a great place to see the famous Petronas Towers up close. End the night by watching the fountains on the lake dance to the sound of music and perform a colourful light show. It’s one of our favourite nighttime activities in Kuala Lumpur and the perfect couples experience. 

You can catch the free lake show at 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm.

The Lake Symphony light and music show in KLCC Park
Lake Symphony

Bukit Tabur – For the more adventurous couples out there, a hike to Bukit Tabur could be right up your alley. Go at sunrise to see the epic views and to make it extra romantic! Find out everything you need to know about hiking Bukit Tabur.

3. Dinner for 2 

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two - one of the many things to do for couples in KL
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two

Enjoying a romantic dinner for two is one of the best things to do for couples anywhere in the world. But, KL has some extra special restaurants to really impress your partner. From panoramic views to dining in the dark, KL has something for everyone. 

Some of the most impressive restaurants in KL:

Cielo Sky Dining & Lounge – This seafood and steak restaurant not only has amazing food, but a retractable roof to cater to KL’s everchanging weather. This makes Cielo Sky Dining a great place to come to enjoy the city’s skyline at any time. If you’re lucky to visit on a clear night, you can enjoy an almost open-air dining experience in the sky! 

Dining In The Dark – Exactly as the name suggests, this restaurant requires you to eat in complete darkness! With rave reviews and an experience like no other, this would be the ideal place to surprise your date. 

Canopy Rooftop Bar – Voted the number one restaurant on Tripadvisor for the whole of KL, you can’t go wrong with Canopy. It’s a little more laid back than the previously mentioned restaurants. So, if that’s what you prefer, sit back, relax and enjoy the epic view with shisha, cocktails and delicious Mediterranean food. 

People enjoying food at Tapak Urban Street Dining night market
Tapak Urban Street Dining

If you’re on a tight budget, but still want a great couple’s experience, why not head to Tapak Urban Street Dining? This new and trendy night market is one of the best things to do for couples in KL. Choose some delicious food from the various stalls, sit underneath the fairy lights and listen to the live music play through this open-air venue. All of these things combined make for a lovely, romantic atmosphere.

4. Take a Cooking class 

Join a cooking class - one of the best things to do for couples in KL
Learn how to cook Nasi Lemak – A popular Malaysian dish

If you are looking to learn about the local culture whilst still experiencing a great couples activity then a cooking class could be for you. Spend the afternoon enjoying quality time together as you master traditional Malay flavours in a cookery class. You’ll get to learn new skills, create special memories and the best part? You’ll get to share the delicious dishes you created and go away with happy and full bellies! 

A selection of Malaysian Cooking classes in Kuala Lumpur:

5. Relax and unwind at a spa

One of the best things for couples in KL is to visit a spa
Relax at the spa

There’s nothing more luxurious than unwinding in a spa. KL has a number of places where couples can go to be properly pampered. Visit one of the city’s relaxing day spas and enjoy a couple’s massage. De-stress to soothing music, calming interiors and aromatherapy oils. 

Some of KL’s best spas for couples:

Ozmosis – Spend the most blissful 2hrs 30 minutes enjoying Ozmosis’ ‘Time for Two’ package. Indulge yourselves with a romantic soak in a private jacuzzi followed by your body scrubs and massages. 

Swasana Spa – With their very own couple treatment rooms, steam bath and jacuzzi as well as a relaxation lounge, you can plan your perfect couples spa day.

6. Take a Firefly boat ride along the Selangor River

See fireflies on the selangor river

If you’re a couple that prefers nature to big cities, then a short trip to Kuala Selangor could excite you. Embark on a truly magical experience as you take a boat ride along the Selangor River and see thousands of fireflies in their natural habitat. Although we didn’t have time to do this ourselves, it’s said to be an amazing spectacle and once in a lifetime sight. 

To find out more about the firefly boat ride, book the experience or view more tours, visit Get Your Guide. 

7. Enjoy the city by night 

Night view of the Petronas Twin Towers
Enjoy the city by night – The Petronas Twin Towers

For us, strolling around a bustling city at night hand in hand is super romantic. Why not go for a date night and combine some of the best things to do for couples into one evening. 

No trip to Kl would be complete without seeing the Petronas Twin Towers lit up and up close. Start the night by gazing at this architectural masterpiece, then head to Chinatown to pick up some great food. Afterwards, end the evening bar-hopping around Chinatowns many speakeasy-style bars. The perfect date night!

Our favourite Chinatown eateries:

Our favourite bars in Chinatown:

8. Take a day trip to the Cameron Highlands 

Enjoy a romantic break at the Cameron Highlands near KL
A tea plantation at the Cameron Highlands

Last but not least, one of the best things to do for couples is a romantic getaway! The Cameron Highlands are only a short drive away from Kuala Lumpur City. Escape to the Highlands of Malaysia with its cooler climate, stunning tea plantations and impressive hiking trails. 

You could even treat yourselves to a stay at the Cameron Highlands Resort. Their ‘signature picnic experience’ in the middle of a tea plantation is the perfect couples activity. 

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Budget – 1001 Nights Mix Dorm KLCC

One of the top reviewed hostels in the whole of Kuala Lumpur. It even boasts an outdoor swimming pool.

Mid Price – Travelodge Bukit Bintang

An affordable, clean and perfectly located hotel for you to easily explore the heart of the city

To read our review of Travelodge Bukit Bintang, you can click here. 

Luxury – Mandarin Oriental

An ultra-stylish 5-star hotel that will exceed all expectations. This hotel is for those wanting a luxurious stay in Kuala Lumpur with great views across the city.

For more hotels and places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, you can check the latest prices here. 

Have we given you enough things to do for couples in KL?

We hope that you’ve enjoyed our list of 8 Things to do for couples in KL. These are by no means the only things to do in Kuala Lumpur for couples, but the ones that stood out to us. You can always check out our favourite Free Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur for more ideas!

As you’ll have seen from our list, there are many romantic things to do in KL. We hope you have a great trip and create lasting memories with your partner.

If you have already visited the city, have we missed out any of your best KL date ideas? We’d love to hear all about it, so, drop us a comment down below!

Happy exploring!


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