(Closed) Vegas, baby Vegas!

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Are you honeymooning in Vegas?!?!  WOW!  It is definitely a non-stop party there.  Be sure to check out a show if you can (I recommend seeing “O” at the Bellagio, or “Le Reve” at the Wynn… I’ve also heard “Love” is great at the Mirage).  Also, DEFINITELY go to either the Bellagio buffet or Wynn buffet.  The lines can get long, so plan accordingly, especially for dinner.  So many clubs out there are amazing!  They are the best clubs I’ve experienced for sure.  Check out Jet at the Mirage, the Bank at Bellagio, Tao at the Venetian, and Tryst at the Wynn. 

For some R&R, the best pools are at the Monte Carlo!  All the hotels have amazing spas, so if you have time and can afford it, go for a couple’s massage!  HAVE FUN!!  🙂

Post # 4
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I was just about to suggest seeing “O” at the Bellagio! The Cirque du Soleil shows are so incredible, and you can only see “O” in Vegas. It’s one of my dreams to see it, tickets can be pricey but Crique shows are so incredible, its worth it.

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i love the paris buffet! crepes are awesome!

Post # 6
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Just there a few weeks and I highly recommend see Love at the Mirage. I have seen a couple Cirque du Soleil shows and this was the best.

Mandalay Bay has the best pools, definitely get there when they open to claim your spot.  I assume they have a day rate if you are not staying at the hotel.

A fun Vegas type show is Peepshow at Planet Hollywood.  Go for the VIP table!

The Hotel connected to Mandalay Bay has the best spa – couples massage!  

By the way you can buy alot of tickets at the discount tickets the day before and it saves a little money and the seats are great!

Have dessert at Serendipity!



Post # 7
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes, try to see a show, but don’t book it on your last night in town. I had tickets for us to see a late Cirque show and it got cancelled. Yes, I got my money back, but I didn’t get a chance to reschedule the show because my flight was the next morning. I hear it happens often enough that the shows have technical problems and cancel performances.

On an upbeat note: Don’t forget shopping! And get a great room and spend some time in it! Look at restaurant menus ahead of time to see what you want because there are so many amazing choices. Yum!

Post # 8
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Hi northernazbride! I lived in Vegas for three years, and here are my personal opinions:

LOVE is the best Cirque show, for sure. The other shows I loved were Penn & Teller and the Crazy Horse at the Paris. The Crazy Horse is a burlesque-type show….my FH and I both thought it was very sexy….perfect for a honeymoon!

Some restaurants that are supposed to be great are Alex at the Wynn, craftsteak and Nob Hill at MGM Grand, and Picasso at Bellagio. Of course, I don’t know your budget, and those are all $$$. For cheaper but still really good, I would recommend any of Wolfgang Puck’s places (he is EVERYWHERE). Also, if you feel like cabbing it to a “locals” restaurant, Rosemary’s on Sahara is unbelievable.

Here are the bars I loved–none of them are directly on the Strip, but would be a really short cab ride. The Hofbrauhaus is across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and is a big German beer hall, with lots of lively music & dancing. The Peppermill is on the northern end of the Strip, near Circus Circus. It is like crazy 70s Vegas style, with fire pits, waitresses in floor-length gowns, mirrored walls, and neon lights. Then, in the Fremont Street area, there are my 2 favorite bars in Vegas–the Griffin and downtown. The Griffin is like Harry Potter come to life, and downtown has amazing cocktails.

Post # 9
181 posts
Blushing bee

I totally “favorited” this thread because we’re going to Vegas for our joint bachelor/bachelorette party/anniversary trip in late October! Love seeing everyone’s suggestions! Keep ’em comin’!!!

Post # 10
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

We are going to Vegas on Thursday! My first time, so I’m excited. I hope to see more suggestions.

Post # 11
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We just got back from Vegas last week and my boyfriend proposed while we were there, so I definitely had a great time. Here’s my recommendations:

1) If you want to gamble but not spend a lot of money, drive down to Fremont Street. The limits are much lower and the people tend to be a lot more laid back and friendlier. It’s also much elss crowded.

2) We’ve only seen Zumanity (the “adult” cirque shoe at NYNY) and Blue Man Group at the Venetian but they were both great. I highly recommend both of them.

3) Dress nicely and you’ll have a better chance of getting into clubs more easily. We planned to go to Tabu (at MGM Grand) one night after dinner and we got offered free passes multiple times that night. Too bad we’re too old and felt too tired to part after a late dinner.

4) If you get mixed drinks, guard them very carefully. I was with a friend at the Palms when she started acting very erratically and became very aggressive. We figured out later that someone had slipped something into her drink (roofie or GHB) and she had an adverse reaction to it instead of passing out. We’re not welcome at the Palms anymore.

5) It’s really freakin’ hot out all day so don’t try to walk far down the strip. Stick to one area during the day (though it’s still really hot at night too) or take the monorail or the Deuce (the bus that runs up and down the strip all day.) The day pass on the Deuce is $7 now but that’s still cheaper than the $5 one-way monorail tickets.

6) the pools at the MGM grand are really nice too. They have five pools, including a lazy river. The inner tubes are over-priced though.

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