(Closed) Vegas – Must See or Must Do?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are also going to vegas for our honeymoon (a few weeks before you it looks!) so i am anxious to hear what will be posted!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we’re actually staying at the planet hollywood resort. He had to go to vegas a mere 4 days after the wedding for a necessary conference and his boss suggested i go with. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well ladies, Im getting married in Vegas, so I know TONS of things to do. I think since we got engaged (almost exactly 1 year ago) Ive been out there about 6 times.  Ironically, my wedding is at the Bellagio, with my reception at Planet Hollywood!!   Crazy that you both are on this post! ๐Ÿ™‚

So to stay on the strip is pretty easy. Obviously most things “Vegas” are centered there. There are of course the amazing places that the locals love off the strip, but for your purposes, staying central is good.  Bellagio… Wonderful place. Any of the restaurants are fantastic (even the cafe…my dad raves about their shrimp, and he doesnt rave about much). Planet Hollywood is fun. Totally different vibe, very young, and hip…its a good time.  I cant say Ive eaten at many of their restaurants. sorry.  Honestly, restaurants at any hotel are going to be fairly good….they will all have the good and bad.

As far as free things to do: bellagio fountains is a fav…wait till the night, cuz then the shows are every 15 minutes, instead of every 30 during the day. The pirate show at TI is ok…but you gotta get there early if you want a place by the rail, which is the only place you can actually see everything from.  The volcano at Mirage…I dont get it. Ive “seen it” and its nothing…dont waste your time. seriously.  Same goes with the MGM tigers.  If you happen to be there, look for them for sure, but dont make a special trip, because more often than not, they arent even out. There is also the famed “fremont street experience”. I havent personally seen this, but plan to soon. I hear nothing but good things about it. (note, this isnt actually on the strip, but rather in the old downtown vegas, where there is a small cluster of old hotels and casinos).

Wandering around through the hotels and just looking at everything can easily fill your days and nights. The venetian is beautiful, Ceasars is huge, Paris is fun, though most of the indoor space is casino. Mirage, Mandalay bay, Luxor…. really, just wander, and you’ll find stuff to do. Shopping is HUGE in Vegas, especially with the new City Center. Tom Ford, Versace, Tiffany, Prada….the list of high end designers goes on and on..so if nothing else, thats just good eye candy and fun window shopping.

The shows speak for themselves, and Im sure you need no advice on those.  I will however put in a bid for The Price is Right.  They have a full on game show just like the one on tv…they give you big prizes and everything. The days that it plays are scattered, so look into it ahead of time if you want to go. I havent been (damn blackout days and busy schedules), but Ive seen people come out with their price tag name tags, and everyone always looks like they had an awesome time.

Spas are also HUGE in Vegas. Ive done a few different ones and they all pretty much offer the same stuff. Some are nicer than other, but I think with the hotels you are staying at, they should both be just fine! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope that helps, girls!!  Good luck, and have a great honeymoon in Vegas  (ooh! rent that movie before you go! Actually…its kinda a weird “honeymoon” but maybe some other Vegas movie to get you in the mood!)

Oh, I almost forgot. There is an neon sign graveyard. Its a little off the strip, but not far. its supposed to be super awesome (I’m trying to get out there for some wedding party shots). So if you want something a little bit different, try that. They do tours, so look into it if you want. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well, i’lll put this in. FOR FREE: you can do karaoke at Bills Casino on the strip. The singers are always amazing and you get to ‘perform’ in the middle of the casino! 

I’ve been to Vegas six times and there are many things i love ( The LOVE show being one of them) but this karaoke night is a great way to spend an evening ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Grab one of the free coupon books out of any cabs you take – they have heaps of half price and two for one vouchers! 

Planet Hollywood has a massive mall attached to it, heaps of good shops that won’t break the bank.

Also try a ride up the Eiffel Tower at night (you should be able to find a 2 for 1 voucher somewhere), the view is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

You might want to take a bus or helicopter trip out to the Grand Canyon if you have time, it’s a full day trip but worth it if you have the time.

My FH and I spent four nights in Vegas in April and we spent most of our time just wandering in and out of the Casinos along the strip, oh and don’t forget to check out M & M’s World just down from Planet Hollywood!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I just got back from Vegas and I definately recommend that you look for the Half price ticket booths. There’s quite a few scattered throughout the strip. Although not all of the tickets are half-priced, you can definately get tickets for relatively cheap for shows that day. I saw The Price is Right for $30 and the new Elvis Cirque for about $60. You can also get buffet and restaurant discounts. You just have to get there early for good selection.

http://www.tix4tonight.com/locations.html

Downtown is fun it’s just not as new and fancy as most of the places on the Strip. You can take the bus (I can’t remember what it’s called right now) that has several stops along Las Vegas Blvd. The Golden Nugget has a good buffet that’s cheaper than the hotels on the Strip.

And I agree that you should explore the different hotels. You never know what you’re gonna find!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Rent a cabana by the pool and just RELAX….my girlfriends and I did that last Fall at Bellagio and it was HEAVEN!!!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

the Blue Man Group. it is AMAZING, like seriously, you have to go if you can. if you can take a day to drive to the grand canyon, i would recommend that – and california as well. other than that, just enjoy everything that vegas has to offer!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

just remembered one other thing – hoover dam as well

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I vote for the Ghost bar at the top of the Palms (on the 55th story).  Other than that I pretty much agree with all the other posters. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got engaged in Las Vegas and have been a few times. Cirqu du solei is a Must….O at the Bellagio is my all time favorite, I have seen them like 5 times in various places. The Beatles Love was also great if you are a big Beatles fan. The observation deck at the Paris hotel is awesome, also where I got engaged, so I am bias. Shopping at Ceasar’s is awesome. R& M Seafood at the Luxor was my favorite place to eat. I am from New England, where we dont have In & Out Burger, so I also suggest trying them if you like burgers.

 

Here is a good link to free Vegas attractions. http://off2vegas.com/freestuff.html

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