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By: Maureen Mattson, ERV Asst Editor - Updated: Oct 1, 2019
It only makes sense that Las Vegas, the wedding capital of USA, is also one of America's top honeymoon spots.
The choice of honeymoon attractions and things to do in Las Vegas for newlyweds is unmatched anywhere in the USA. The sheer number of high rise resorts here also ensures that you'll have a great choice of honeymoon hotels and suites, whether it's affordable, mid-range or luxurious. Best of all, the weather in Las Vegas makes a great honeymoon possible just about anytime of the year.
While you might not think of Las Vegas as the no. 1 choice for a peaceful quiet honeymoon spot, with some careful planning, you can give your romantic vacation here a nice balance of adventure along with some luxury and a little bit of relaxation.
Our selection of things to do in Las Vegas honeymoon can be done by any couple regardless of which hotel they are staying at. Have a great honeymoon...
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour w/Champagne Picnic - we did this on our 2015 anniversary getaway in Vegas, and it easily rates as one of our top 5 experiences anywhere in the world! We went online and booked a 4 hour package ($450 each) that included:
The French-built helicopter was new and very comfortable, our pilot Curtis was a true professional, and the ride was super-smooth all the way out and back. It was the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary, and we believe it would make any Las Vegas honeymoon truly memorable. If you splurge on just one thing in Vegas, this tour is highly recommended!
Venetian Gondola Ride - while this is has become the norm for couples in recent years, it's still one of the most romantic things to do in Las Vegas. You can take gondola tours all across America, but none of them can recreate the Italian experience quite as well as the Venetian Hotel. It's your honeymoon, so go for the private 2 person gondola with the singing gondolier. (702-414-4300)
Cirque de Soleil - KA - they're spectacular displays of choreography and special effects that you'll remember for a long time. We recently saw "KA", and it is simply one of the most amazing productions we have ever seen. Even in this era of high-tech we live in, some of the scenes will still just leave you speechless. (702-531-3826)
Las Vegas Resorts with Pools Open Year-Round: if you're booking your Las Vegas honeymoon for the winter months, here's some hotels and resorts on or near the Strip with heated pools open throughout the year:
Look for Resorts with Quiet & Adult-Only Pools - many Vegas honeymooners will appreciate a quieter resort pool with no kids. But many of the adult-only pools in Vegas are party central with DJ's, loud music and alcohol galore. When looking to book honeymoon accommodation, consider some resorts with quieter pools, like the Jupiter Pool at Caesars, the Adult Pool (Tower 1) at Signature MGM Grand, and the Bellagio Pools.
Rent a Poolside Cabana or Day Bed - it's your honeymoon, so pick a nice sunny day, get out the credit card, and treat each other to the luxury of a day bed or cabana, available during pool season at most major Vegas resort pools. Actually, there's some value for the money, considering that at many resorts the rental fee can be used as a food and drink credit for you to use that day.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant - for "run of the mill" romantic Vegas getaways, we might suggest other dining establishments, but our honeymoon recommendation is to go for it and experience this classic Vegas honeymoon restaurant. It's probably seen a record number of proposals over the years, and if you want the utmost in romance, look up sunset times in Vegas during your honeymoon and make a reservation well in advance for around that time.
Also worth noting: the Bellagio Fountains (which are visible from many tables) show times are every 15 minutes after 8 PM on weeknights, and every half hour on weekends and holidays. And be sure to include a ride up to the top of the tower after desert. (702-948-6937)
Joel Robuchon Restaurant - deep inside the MGM Grand, this romantic French restaurant it's widely regarded as one of Las Vegas' finest places to dine. It's not cheap at all (Las Vegas' only Michelin 3-Star establishment), but most newlyweds agree it's worth it. Everything from the ambiance to the service to the way your meal is prepared and presented to the actual meal itself is unforgettable. (702-891-7925)
Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel - newlyweds looking for a break from the party crowds will appreciate the quiet sophistication of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. On the 21st floor is a terrific Cocktail lounge called the Mandarin Bar. You'll have access to a drink menu with appetizers, some great views of the Vegas Strip, and live music later in the evening on weekends. (888-881-9367)
The Strat 108 Drinks - rising way way up on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Stratosphere Hotel's upper levels house a restaurant, lounges, observation deck and a couple of thrill rides. Ride the elevator up to the SkyPod and 108 Drinks, and relax with a cocktail and the views. Just a few steps away is the outdoor observation deck, with fresh air added to the panoramic views of the entire Strip and city (again, best just after sunset. 702-380-7777)
Vegas Balloon Rides - see the city and beautiful Las Vegas Valley from the comfort and serenity of a hot air balloon. Tours usually start early in the morning, with the ride itself lasting about an hour. The pilots are very friendly and provide commentary on the sights, and will help you get the perfect Vegas honeymoon balloon portrait photo from 800 ft high! (702-553-3039)
Rio Hotel Voodoo Zip Line - there's 2 Zip lines in Las Vegas, but honeymooners will no doubt enjoy this high altitude ride at the Rio. You can zoom thru the air (and back again!) between the resort's 2 towers side-by-side in a special 2 seat tram. (702-388-0477)
Bacchanal Buffet - every few years, a certain resort creates the buffet in Las Vegas. Right now, Caesars Palace has done it with it's Bacchanal Buffet. This exceptional feast is worthy of even visits by honeymooners! The seafood and Asian selections are particularly well done, while the atmosphere and presentation in our opinion is elevated somewhat from the typical Strip Buffet, making it a fine choice for couples. Note: Their Champagne Brunch is on weekends from 8 AM to 3 PM.
Las Vegas Private Limo Tour - your Vegas honeymoon needs to experience a ride in a limousine. But not with 12 other people, so splurge and book a private tour, and you'll be sipping champagne in the back while your driver takes you on a personal tour of all the best places along the Strip and Freemont Street. Presidential Limousine includes stops at must-see places (Bellagio Fountains, Mirage Volcano Show) on their 3.5 hour tour. (702-438-5466)
Valley of Fire Day Tour - break free from the Strip for about 6 hours and see this spectacular State Park. An air conditioned touring van gets you there quickly and comfortably, and you'll get up close to the fiery red rock formations of Fire Canyon and Rainbow Vista, and enjoy a a scenic drive by Lake Mead.
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