Things to Do in Las Vegas
Whether you have a Las Vegas wedding, or you plan to get married somewhere else, having a Las Vegas Honeymoon will be a fun and memorable trip. For those who choose Vegas as the site of a destination wedding, you can enjoy spending at least part of your honeymoon in the company of your family and friends. For those who were married at home, and came to Las Vegas strictly for their honeymoon, there are an endless number of attractions to keep you busy. If you’ve never been to Vegas before, here are some of the fun activities that the newly married couple will enjoy and that will keep other members of the wedding party busy, too.Credit: www.morguefile.com
Sightseeing on Honeymoon
Walking along the strip in Las Vegas is similar to taking a quick trip through many different countries and time periods. Within a few minutes you can visit the skyscrapers of New York-New York, gaze at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or stroll through St. Mark’s square in Venice (all simulations, of course!). Walk a little further down the strip and you can enjoy King Arthur’s reign at the Excalibur Hotel, or be awed by the Egyptian Pyramid shaped Luxor Hotel. You can also take a cab down to the Stratosphere and view the lights of Las Vegas from their spectacular Top of the World restaurant or their rooftop observation deck.
Romance in Vegas
Virtually every large hotel on the Vegas strip has a spa, and what could be more romantic than indulging yourselves with a couple’s massage? Follow it up with a gondola ride at the Venetian hotel. They have one outdoor gondola ride, and another one inside. While you ride along a Venetian canal, you will be serenaded by your gondolier. Many of the hotels also have special honeymoon packages that may include special suites, turndown packages, champagne, and other romantic amenities. In the evening, relax in front of the Bellagio Hotel listening to inspiring music as their fountains put on a spectacular water show.
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Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, or a great place to host your wedding reception, this city has plenty of restaurants to choose from. All the major hotels on the strip have several restaurants, and there are also restaurants that are separate from the hotels, such as the Hard Rock Café Las Vegas. No matter what type of cuisine you want to try, you are likely to be able to find it in Las Vegas. For casual dining, you’ll discover that many of the hotels also have fabulous buffets.
Nightlife in Vegas
Virtually all the major hotels in the strip and downtown have a nightclub with live music and entertainment. In addition, you may also enjoy one of the many famous live shows that the city is known for. On any given night along the Strip, there will be dozens of well-known magicians, singers, comedians and other entertainers performing. For example, you might see Donny & Marie, David Copperfield, or one of several Cirque du Soleil performances. Las Vegas is one of the few cities in the world where you will have so many different shows available at the same time. Once you are in Vegas, you may also get discounted tickets for shows that have not sold out. Ask the concierge at your hotel where you can go to purchase half-price tickets, or read the article, “Where to Find Discount Las Vegas Show Tickets.”
No trip to Vegas would be complete without trying your hand at one of the famous casinos. A wide variety of gambling is legal and available, including slot machines, table games, sports betting, and card games such as poker or blackjack. You can relax in a sports bar and place bets on a ballgame or horse race. If that is too tranquil for you, try playing craps, a fast moving dice game. The casinos are also a fun place to people watch!
If you had a destination wedding in Vegas, and you have lots of relatives hanging around, this city will have plenty to keep them busy, too. Children love the gondola rides at the Venetian, and teens will enjoy trying out all the fun roller coasters, especially the one at New York-New York. Many of the hotels also have special museums and other attractions, such as the Aquarium at the Silverton, the MGM Grand Lion Habitat, or Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. The entire family will also enjoy watching the volcano erupt several times an evening at the Mirage Hotel.
Outdoor Fun in Vegas
There are plenty of recreational activities to keep you busy in Las Vegas, too. All the major hotels have swimming pools, there are more than a dozen golf courses in the area, and tennis courts are abundant. The Fiesta Rancho Ice Arena is open for ice skating, when it is not being used for a hockey game. And, of course, if you enjoy walking, there are plenty of things to look at while you get some exercise strolling down the Strip.
Tours to the Surround Areas
As if there is not enough to do within the city limits, you can also take tours of the surrounding area. Some of the popular destinations are the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. There are airplane tours, ATV tours, bus tours and even helicopter tours of some of these famous sites.
Enjoy the time you spend during your honeymoon. You and your guests are sure to find plenty of activities to keep everyone happy and busy.
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