Nicknamed the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas features many mega hotel and casino complexes decorated with lavish care and attention to detail creating a fantasy-like environment.
This playground for adults offers a feast for the senses with bright lights, interesting people and an extravagant lifestyle. Las Vegas is well known for its gambling scene and this can be found all along the strip, why not try your luck at some of the iconic Casinos, including Caesars Palace and MGM Grand where you will find everything from slot machines to high-stake table games.
If gambling is not your style, why not check out the iconic Bellagio hotel with its mesmerising water fountains – a great photo opportunity or enjoy a Venetian gondola ride through The Venetian hotel. Adrenaline junkies will find heaven atop the Stratosphere with rides including Insanity, X-Scream, Big Shot and Sky Jump being well known in Las Vegas for really pumping the adrenaline of those who dare.
The famous Strip, a four-mile long stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard is where you want to stay – the exciting hub of the city, buzzing with a never ending stream of tourists filling the streets. At night the entire strip lights up, bathing those below in a neon glow – a perfect opportunity for some spectacular photo.
The best way to really experience all the quirks of Las Vegas is to spend some time walking between the attractions as it is an experience in itself with many characters of people. To reach your hotel from the airport take a regular shuttle service, which stops at multiple city hotels or those looking for a little extra style, ask about a private transfer.
Shopping lovers will love the range of luxury retail shops found in The Shoppes at The Palazzo, the Grand Canal Shoppes, Crystals at CityCentre, the Fashion Show Mall and The Forum Shops at Caesars. Don’t forget to visit the Bonanza Gift Shop to buy a memento to remember your honeymoon with over 40,000 square feet of shopping space.
When it comes to dining in Las Vegas, you will find yourself spoilt for choice with a large range of cuisines available from Italian, Japanese, Mexican and everything in between. For couples seeking the finer things in life, head to one of the designer restaurants with world renowned chefs at the helm offering delicious cuisine with a large price tag. However, with the number of world class hotels and resorts along the Strip, there are plenty of cheaper offerings to be found.
Let’s not forget the entertainment – visitors are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment in Las Vegas and the quality as well as the quantity of shows is top notch. With theatrical productions and musicals, impersonator tribute acts, musical concerts, stand-up comedians and magic shows there truly is something for everyone. Must-sees are The Lion King musical, all Cirque de Soleil displays and Penn and Teller magic performances.
Your Las Vegas honeymoon will be a holiday you will never forget… and remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Things to know:
What is the currency for Las Vegas?
US Dollar ($)
How long does it take to fly to Las Vegas?
What is the time difference in Las Vegas?
GMT -8 hours
How much should I tip in Las Vegas?
Tipping is an established and accepted custom in America. For good service, waiters and taxi drivers expect 15-20%, and counter and bar staff 10-15%. Porters can expect from $3-$5 per case, while tour guides can be given the equivalent of £2-£3 per day.
Do I need a visa for Las Vegas?
Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that’s valid for six months after you return to the UK. You will also need a USA visa or waiver form/ESTA. Apply for your ESTA at least 72 hours before travelling. Apply for your ESTA visa online. For up-to-date travel advice please check the FCO website here.
Visit the Las Vegas Tourism Site for more information.