(Closed) Vegas honeymoon?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Honey bee

You can go to the spa and get a couples massage, have some great meals, go to shows. The hotel we stayed at had a great pool so you could hang out there.

If you want to venture off strip and have a rental car you could do some touristy stuff. Red rock canyons, hoover damn, etc.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Im not sure you can do much in Vegas if you’re under 21….
You should check out Puerto Rico or the Bahamas.. They’re pretty inexpensive and the drinking age is 18! lol  not to mention it’s romantic and tropical :]

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MsHeatFan:  +1

Could you get a fake id? That’s your best bet for under 21 in Vegas.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve only been to LV as a 21+ person, but here are some suggestions.

1) Cirque du Soleil shows. (Or shows in general)

2) Shopping. There is a huge variety of stores from inexpensive (e.g. H&M) to pricey (e.g. Chanel).

3) Fine dining. We aren’t really heavy drinkers and we never felt out-of-place drinking well drinks at a fancy restaurant.

4) Helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon.

5) If you are into animals, there is Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef and Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden at the Mirage.

6) Biking, hiking and other outdoor activities at Red Rock.

Is your FI over 25? It’s apparently tricky/expensive getting a rental car for anyone under 25. Just a thought if you want to stray away from the Strip w/o a shuttle service/taxi.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@roxirose: Well excuse me for offering a solution! Are there even any laws against possessing a fake ID? Geez, you try to be helpful . . . 

You need to be 21 for a lot more than just casinos in Vegas. For instance, many of the nice places to sit and have a drink (a non-alcoholic drink) or a meal won’t let you in or let you sit there if you’re under age. I’ve been kicked out of places when I wasn’t even ordering anything, because I forgot my ID. On another occasion, DH & I wanted to go to dinner at this gorgeous restaurant, and had to go back to our room for my ID before they’d let me in (it hadn’t occurred to me to bring ID to dinner, since we weren’t drinking and DH was paying, but I needed it just to get thru the doors).

Also, some of the activities and shows have age requirements. Even getting a rental car, which you need if you’re not driving there, is impossible or very expensive at that age.  

I love Vegas. I never gamble or go to clubs, I hate smoke and hardly drink, so I don’t visit for the “typical” attractions. Still, it’s one of my favourite places. All that said, I wouldn’t bother if I was under 21 — there are better places to spend your money, without missing out on so much. Like the PP suggested. Even nearby areas . . . Moab, Salt Lake City, San Francisco . . . all better places to visit while you’re under age.

ETA: don’t let me put you off if Vegas is where you both want to go. I first visited at 14 and liked it then, too. There’s a lot to like. I simply meant to explain my brief previous post, your rather snarky response seemed to warrent further explaination. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@roxirose:  Omg, seriously relax she was just trying to help. And many of my friends who have gone to Vegas under 21 complained about not really having anything “fun” to do.

 

@valintine: +1 everything you said.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just got back from a short Vegas trip. I would not recommend it for a honeymoon. There are drunk and annoying people on the street, it is super crowded, basically everything is a casino (which you said you aren’t interested in), ads for “girls” are everywhere. If you aren’t drinking along with everyone else (which I wasn’t because I’m pregnant) it just isn’t as fun.

If you are definitely set on going to Vegas, there are lots of shows, you can walk around all of the different hotels/casinos, lounge at the pool if it is warm enough and if the pool is open, ride the roller coaster at New York New York, and eat at a buffet.

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