(Closed) Vegas – Where to stay and what to do?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Fiance and I have also decided (just a few days ago) to mini-moon in Vegas, so I also have a vested interest in replies.

We also don’t gamble, but we do enjoy theater and in the last few years Vegas has become something of a pre-Broadway venue. Shows would debut there before heading East.
I personally am dying to see Cirque du Soleil!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

FH and I don’t gamble either and we went for a mini 4 day getaway last year. We stayed at Trump as it doesn’t have a casino floor and it accross from the Wynn. We greatly enjoyed exploring the strip, eating great food, seeing a couple of shows, FH played golf, and we chilled by the pool – one of the best parts for us was that when we were ready to go to bed we didn’t have to fight through the crowd/smoke/chaos on a casino floor…Trump isn’t for everyone but it was indeed perfect for us!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I recommend you stay in one of the nicer hotels. Venetian has Blue Man Group and they usually have a good deal for a room night and a show. It’s also across from Mirage which has the Love Cirque show. I hear it’s pretty good. I’ve only see the Cirque show at New York New York which is more adult and fairly risque. I’ve also heard good things about Ka, which is at MGM Grand. The fancier hotels are Wynn, Venetian, Bellagio, and Mandalay Bay. Aria is new and would probably be nice.

My fiance just got a new job so we might be going in March for his 30th birthday. We’ll probably check on FatWallet for good deals.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are stopping in Vegas for a night on our Honeymoon. I think we’re going to splurge and stay at the Skylofts at MGM Grand and go see “LOVE” by Cirque!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I really recommend theHotel at Mandalay Bay.  Loved it.  The Mirage is not a bad hotel either.  I have also heard good things about MGM Grand.

4 days is plenty.  I would recommend checking out fremont street, eating in some great reastuarants (take your pick i can’t even think of a short list to recommend) and seeing a show.  People really seem to love the LOVE Beatles Cirque de Soleil that the previous poster mentions – have not seen it but everyone raves about that.  also just walking around on the strip is super fun and seeing all of the different hotels.

i visited the grand canyon and we took a jeep tour down into the canyon – cannot recommend this more highly. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Definitely stay on the strip!  I am not a gambler or partier either, but it’s great to be in the middle of the action, and that way you can walk around everywhere to see it all.  I would LOVE to stay at the Bellagio, because of that gorgeous fountain (don’t miss that!!) and it would be amazing to see “O.”

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Defintely stay on the strip!  I love the Mirage and the Bellagio, but I’ve heard great things about Mandalay Bay.  The only thing is it is wayyyy on the end of the strip and far from many things.

Check out the Secret Garden Zoo at the Mirage, the performing bartenders at Harrah’s, and the fountains at the Bellagio, in addition to the things mentioned above.

You didn’t say whether you were bar/club people but I could give you some recommendations on that as well.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fiance and I love staying at The Palazzo. The rooms  and service are great and even better–not that expensive. We’re not much for gambling so we do some shopping, have nice dinners and go see shows. I highly recommend seeing Jersey Boys. We knew nothing about it when our concierge recommended we see it. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

A few of our fav places to eat are, Margaritaville–(better at night because they have live music), Mon Ami Gabi (inside Paris Hotel–great during the day because you can sit outside), Lavo (inside the Palazzo, it’s right across from Treasure Island so if you sit outside for dinner you can see the Pirate show across the street). 

Hope you have a great time!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We just got back from Vegas on Sunday!  We stayed at Bally’s on the strip, though we had family staying at Paris, Planet Hollywood, Mandalay Bay and the Stratosphere (we were there for a wedding).  I would not recommend Ballys – it’s older and while it’s a great deal, I would not want to be there on my honeymoon.  The Paris was beautiful and French-themed.  Really fun.  I think that 4 days is plenty.

We also took 2.5 days at the end of the vacation and drove to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.  It was about 1 hour to the Hoover Dam and 4.5 hours to the Grand Canyon from the Dam.  Both were beautiful and not really crowded in the winter like they are in the summer.  We went to the wax museum (it’s in the Venetian), and saw the volcano erupt at the Mirage.  I’d recommend going up the Eiffel tower…great views of the whole city.  We would have liked to see a show while we were there but they are so expensive!  Look around before you book your hotel and see if you can get a combo deal like someone else mentioned.  Be sure to have your picture taken at the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign…it’s 1/8 mile past Mandalay Bay on the strip.  You could probably walk there if you were staying at that end, but we drove.

Have fun!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh and I totally agree with going to Fremont St….this is “Old Vegas” – the Golden Nugget and tons of older casinos.  We are not gambling people either but it’s hard to resist the penny slots 🙂  I think I spent a total of $2 there gambling.  There is a huge TV screen above you that takes up 4 city blocks, and they have a tribute to a classic band every hour.  It was honestly the highlight of our trip!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are doing a “mini-moon” for 5 days to Vegas after our wedding (larger honeymoon to be next year when we accumulate more vacation time).  We just booked our room @ the Bellagio – heard fabulous things about it!!  Its right in the middle of the strip so its easily accessible.  Our room cost us @49/night (some lakeview deluxe room I guess) so the total for 5 nights was slightly over $1300.

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