Top 10 Things to Know about a Honeymoon in Las Vegas

Posted by Adam Warner

Vegas_Honeymoon-cover.jpgFrom the glitz and glamour of its luxury hotels and casinos to the endless entertainment options on and off the Strip, Las Vegas checks a lot of boxes for honeymooners.

Before you pack those bags, here are the top 10 things to know about a honeymoon to this one-of-a-kind destination.

Then register for your honeymoon and start planning the getaway of a lifetime.


1. The city is really close to some amazing national parks and outdoor recreation areas. You don't have to spend most of your Vegas honeymoon indoors. In fact, Grand Canyon National Park is only about 2 hours and 15 minutes by car, while Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area - home to incredible rock formations, plus great hiking, rock climbing, and scenic drives - is just 20 minutes from downtown.

And just 45 minutes outside of the city is Valley of Fire State Park, home to 46,000 acres of red Aztec sandstone. Be sure to make the most of your trip by planning a few days to explore the great outdoors.

2. Newlyweds can find a TON of free activities. Couples can easily stay on budget by taking advantage of the area's many free activities and attractions. For starters, there are many amazing free experiences right in the heart of the city, from the Bellagio Fountains to the Fremont Street Experience, and to the Downtown Art Murals. Just outside of town, don't miss a visit to Seven Magic Mountains, an impressive art installation set in the Nevada desert.

3. There's a lot more to Vegas than the Strip. Venture off the Strip and explore downtown Las Vegas, which really packs in the action. The Fremont Street Experience is a great place to start, with its five blocks of unique entertainment and stunning light shows. Meanwhile, get your shopping on at Fergusons, go for some thrills by riding the Slotzilla Zipline, and then stroll around The Container Park, home to great food, art, events, live music, and stores.


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4. The food scene is out of this world. Las Vegas has certainly shed its reputation for being known for all-you-can-eat buffets and traditional steakhouses. In fact, the city has evolved into a culinary hotspot, where celebrity chefs set up their newest outposts and elegant multi-course dining options are abundant - and terrific. For truly unforgettable meals, consider acclaimed restaurants like Picasso, Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, and Joel Robuchon with its legendary 16-course tasting menu.

The city isn't only about ritzy restaurants though. Inexpensive (but highly regarded) restaurants are plentiful like Marilyn's Cafe and Viva Las Arepas.

5. Vegas is definitely a spa destination. With so many world-class hotels, resorts, and casinos, there's also no shortage of top-notch spas for couples to visit on their honeymoon.

At Canyon Ranch at the Venetian Resort, honeymooners can choose from a long list of experiences specifically designed for couples, such as their Couples Retreat package. For 100 minutes, you'll enjoy a scalp massage plus full-body exfoliation, a cleansing shower, and a luxurious scented bath for two. The entire experience is followed by a full-body massage.

Two more of our favorites include The Spa at Wynn (which was the first spa in Las Vegas to receive a Forbes Five-Star Award) and the Waldorf Astoria Spa.

6. Couples can find amazing hotels no matter what their budget is. Looking to splurge for your honeymoon? No problem. Las Vegas has you covered with award-winning properties like Four Seasons Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn, and the Cosmopolitan, which may also double as the hippest hotel on the Strip. As for more affordable accommodations, don't miss notable hotels like Palms Casino Resort, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and The Mirage.


7. Romantic experiences abound. As one of the most romantic destinations in America, newlyweds can find a long list of one-of-kind experiences perfect for couples.

Turn up the romance with activities like a gondola ride at the Venetian, a grand water show at the Bellagio Fountains, and the High Roller, which is the highest ferris wheel in North America at 550 feet. Or cap your trip off with cocktails and dinner at Eiffel Tower Restaurant, which offers spectacular views of the Strip along with classic French Cuisine in an elegant and unforgettable setting.

8. Las Vegas is home to some of the best - and most diverse - collection of shows in the world. It's easy to see why Vegas is nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Start with Cirque du Soleil, which now has six dynamic shows in Las Vegas, including its original production Mystère. There's also Awakening, the new show at Wynn Las Vegas, which brings together incredible choreography, technology, and a fantastic original musical score.

From magic shows like Penn & Teller, to variety shows like America's Got Talent, and even avant-garde productions like Blue Man Group, there's certainly a production for you.

9. The spring and fall seasons are the best time to visit. During the months of March through May and September through November, daytime temperatures often hover in the 60s and 70s. Summer can be extremely hot and dry, with average temperatures in the high 90s to low 100s. Regardless of when you travel, pack lots of SPF: the city sees more than 310 days of sunshine each year.

10. Las Vegas features some of the most unique museums in America. Glowing lights. Pinball machines. Wax figures. The city's museums cover a wide range of subjects and are fitting for the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Don't pass up a visit to the Pinball Hall of Fame, the Neon Museum, Madame Tussauds, or The Mob Museum with its speakeasy and crime lab.

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