(Closed) Las Vegas

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I personally would prefer somewhere where there is a beach .. we are getting married in Vegas but flying to Hawaii for our honeymoon, frankly any more then3 days there is too much. Just my opinion I have been there many time before. Is there any way you can compromise on anything else? We have looked at places to stay because of the wedding and some places are very expensive and really not worth it but some have great suites with jacuzzi tubs and all you just need to do your research and I dont know your budget either.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

A lot of the hotels are good- see what deals you can get. I think you can do vegas for a few days and not get burnt out, just do your research. Book a show one night, a great restaurant another, hang by the pool, drive to see Hoover Dam, check out the go-cart type things in the dessert, schedule a message etc. It doesnt have to be all gambling, drinking etc.

I have stayed in several and at the end of the day they are about the same. Some are more fun downstairs due to what is in the Casino, but its easy to walk to different ones.

Its easy to check prices, but having a hot tub, unless you plan to use it a lot, probably isn’t worth it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mr Cappugcino and I love Vegas!  It’s where we had our first date and one of our favorite vacation destinations.  We generally stay in a time share his family owns that’s on the strip, but there’s lots of great hotel deals!  Just look around.

I suggest trying to stay somewhere centrally located on the strip so you can reach things easily on foot.  Other than the airport shuttle, we usually stick to going around on foot or maybe take the bus if we’re at the far end of the strip or downtown.

The buffet at the Bellagio is nice but really pricey.  However, if you go for Sunday brunch it’s a bit cheaper and you can get seafood as well as breakfast if it’s your sort of thing.  Be sure to pick up and leaf through all free flyers in the hotels, there’s lots of coupons.  The Spice Market at Planet Hollywood is one of the better rated buffets and it’s possible to find coupons for as much as half off or buy one get one free quite often.

A tip for saving money, check out the half price tickets kiosks.  If you’re flexible about it, you can get great prices on shows and also get reduced rates on some of the restaurants.  There’s one in the M & M store and another in a plaza and  I believe one downtown.  Very much worth going to for the savings!

One downside to Vegas is a constant barrage of timeshare people.  They offer show tickets for sitting through a two hour pitch.  I only did it once and never will again.  They hard sell you, they structure it so after the pitch they take you on a tour of the place usually a bus ride away, and the two hours will eat up half to all of your day and the seats for the shows are pretty lousy.  Ignore them or lie and say you’re from the state so they’ll leave you alone.

If you want to know about any particular shows or places, I’m happy to share my experiences with them 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are getting married and honeymooning in Vegas in October. We’ve never been there before, but we’ve heard lots of great things from family/friends. We got a good package deal on hotwire.com. We got a jacuzzi suite at the Bellagio for 5 nights along with our plane tickets for around $2,400. I would check the many different travel sites and compare/contrast the prices.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@Pupperoni: You need to do your research online and find what hotel suites you best, your taste and your budget.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My husband and I go to Vegas at least once a year. The best hotels I’ve stayed at are, in order, Encore, Palazzo, and Aria. Palazzo rooms are esepcially awesome because ALL their rooms are suites. It’s some seriously VIP kind of room. And the pool scene is nice too. We don’t gamble either so we either go to party or watch shows or something. If you can, go watch Lion King. And any of the Cirque stuff is awesome too. 

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