The Ultimate Las Vegas Honeymoon

For excitement and romance, book a Las Vegas honeymoon.
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Updated Apr 26, 2024
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A Las Vegas honeymoon offers an exhilarating blend of entertainment, luxury and nightlife that's hard to match. Known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," this US honeymoon destination dazzles with its world-class casinos, spectacular shows and opulent hotels, making it an ideal spot for couples looking for exciting things to do after their wedding.

From high-end Las Vegas restaurants to casinos, pool clubs and boutiques, this location offers nonstop stimulation. A honeymoon in Sin City means an action- and pleasure-packed romantic getaway, heavy on luxury. Read on to learn how to experience the best of a honeymoon in Las Vegas.

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    Hiking at Redrock Canyon in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Best Time to Honeymoon in Las Vegas

    Late March through mid-April and October are the best months to visit, says Tammy O'Hara, CTA corporate and leisure travel experience creator of Million Miles Travel Agency & Host Agency, since resort pools will still be open, but the weather is much cooler during the day. In the summer months, especially August, the area is quite hot, warns Amy Siegal, a New York City-based travel advisor with Valerie Wilson Travel. That said, you truly can go all four seasons, since you'll be indoors for the most part anyway.

    Best weather: March, April, October.
    Festival highlights: The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in May, a vibrant and colorful electronic dance music festival, and the Las Vegas Film Festival, which showcases independent filmmakers and is typically held in the spring. The city also celebrates a range of cultural festivals, like the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival in the fall.

    Las Vegas Honeymoon Planning Tips

    For couples craving a stimulating trip that's all about glitz and glamour, Las Vegas is the ultimate honeymoon destination. However, it offers much more than The Strip, the famed stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard known for its hotels and casinos. In the self-proclaimed Entertainment Capital of the World, you can drink and dance at daytime pool parties, enjoy a spa day or couple's massage, dine at celebrity chef-owned restaurants, shop at high-end boutiques, hike, and go to the circus—all in one day. In addition to never running out of exciting activities, you'll get there easily. In fact, most major airports offer direct flights to Vegas, says Siegal.

    Honeymoons in Las Vegas are anything but boring. "There's so much to see and do that one trip is not enough," says O'Hara. "With cultural activities, museums and adventure, Las Vegas is much more than gambling and partying."

    Along with the usual partying antics, outdoor daytime activities (such as hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and ATV tours) are also options for couples. Comfort is consistent throughout thanks to a myriad of luxurious hotels and acclaimed restaurants.

    Since it offers so much to do, Las Vegas can become very expensive quickly. O'Hara suggests pre-booking activities to manage your budget while planning your honeymoon. The sheer volume of options can also challenge couples who don't share interests and aren't aligned about bedtimes, says Siegal. Since Las Vegas gets really hot during the day, especially from late April through September, it might not be ideal for anyone heat-sensitive, O'Hara adds.

    Entry requirements: You won't need your passport, but bring your IDs.
    Location: Las Vegas is located in the southern part of Nevada in the Western United States, within the Mojave Desert.
    Currency: USD.
    Flight time to Destination: From New York City, flights are approximately 5 hours.
    Getting around: Las Vegas is well-equipped for tourists with various transportation options. The Las Vegas Monorail offers convenient service along the Strip, while taxis, rideshares (like Uber and Lyft), and buses (including the Deuce and SDX routes) are readily available for getting around the city and its surroundings.

    Pro tip: Consider inviting a honeymoon planning expert to help you with your itinerary. You can find local travel agents on The Knot Marketplace for all kinds of Las Vegas honeymoon expertise, reviews and testimonials.

    Best Las Vegas Honeymoon Hotels and Resorts

    When planning a honeymoon in Las Vegas, consider booking a room with a view of the Strip for a more romantic experience. Take advantage of honeymoon package deals many resorts offer, which can include meals, shows and spa services.

    Gondola tour, Venetian Casino in Las Vegas
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    The Venetian Resort

    The Venetian Resort is located at one of the most exciting crossroads of the Strip, which puts newlyweds in the center of the action. You'll be within walking distance of the biggest attractions, which is fantastic for couples who are interested in experiencing the world-class entertainment scene Vegas is so famous for. Even if you don't stay here, you can take a romantic gondola ride at the Venetian—so be sure to add that to your Las Vegas honeymoon itinerary.

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    Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas

    For luxury and convenience, stay at one of these sister Wynn hotels-resorts-casinos located on The Strip. With pools, boutiques, casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and spas, the luxury establishments are destinations unto themselves. Honeymooners might never leave, says Siegal.

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    For couples who'd rather avoid the casino scene, this sleek, modern spot is ideal, says Siegal. Vdara features spacious hotel rooms that include kitchenettes, meaning honeymooners can have coffee and breakfast in their rooms. For convenience, the hotel is connected by an interior walkway to the Bellagio and an outdoor walkway to Aria.

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    Pro tip: If you're looking for more options when it comes to Las Vegas honeymoon accommodations, have a gander at romantic Airbnbs or VRBOs.

    Las Vegas Honeymoon Itinerary Ideas

    Couples in Las Vegas can enjoy a variety of romantic and Instagram-worthy activities, from watching Cirque du Soleil performances and taking helicopter tours over the Grand Canyon. Here are a few of our top recommendations.

    "The Beatles LOVE By Cirque du Soleil" in Las Vegas
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    Eat at Acclaimed Restaurants

    "Vegas is great for foodies," says Siegal, who points out that many famous American chefs have opened outposts near each other in Vegas. "You can dine at the restaurant of a famous chef from Chicago one night, another from LA the next night, and one from New York City the next." One such experience she recommends is dinner at E By Jose Andres in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, which includes 20 "small, creative, delicious courses." If steak is your thing, don't miss the real Kobe beef at SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas. Siegal also suggests booking a Las Vegas food tour offering guidance on where to eat while in town.

    Soak Up Culture

    Art-lovers can check out the city's 18-block downtown Arts District with a tour. North of the Arts District, the growing Cultural Corridor of downtown Las Vegas includes The Neon Museum, which traces the history of neon signs in the city. Along with traditional museums, history buffs will enjoy The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery at The Mob Museum downtown. Car enthusiasts can see more than 30 vintage Shelby vehicles at the 15,000-square-foot Shelby Heritage Center.

    See Vegas From the Sky

    Naturally, thrills abound in Vegas. For panoramic views of the city, zipline on SlotZilla downtown, buy tickets to scale the Eiffel Tower at Caesar's Paris Las Vegas, or take one of the local helicopter tours, such as over The Strip. For an elevated experience, book a hot air balloon ride.

    Have an Outdoor Adventure

    For the most balanced honeymoon, Siegal suggests taking a day trip and hiking at Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead or Death Valley National Park. A visit to the Hoover Dam is also within a short distance of the glittering Las Vegas Strip. You can also book an ATV tour or schedule a kayak tour on the Colorado River (don't miss the famous Emerald Cave) or go horseback riding in Red Rock Canyon. If you'd rather stay downtown, take a romantic gondola ride down the Grand Canal at The Venetian Resort.

    Watch a Show

    From intimate shows to big-name acts and live music to comedy, all types of entertainment abound. Siegal particularly recommends Cirque du Soleil, which offers multiple shows, including The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, Mystere, and O. For a round-up of offerings, check out the entertainment options at Las Vegas hotels, including The Luxor Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas and more.

    Party All Over

    For those so inclined, you can party day and night. Begin with a daytime pool party at one of many day clubs or pool clubs in Vegas (to feel like a high roller, reserve a cabana). Although each venue is different, the must-haves include good music, cool pools and delicious cocktails. Then, repeat the revelry at night at the city's many nightclubs, bars, lounges and strip clubs—from classy to electrifying.

    Pro tip: Add Las Vegas honeymoon experiences to your gift registry so friends and family can give you memorable couples activities to enjoy while you're away. Don't forget to post snaps of your honeymoon to your wedding website so your loved ones can see what you're up to.

    What to Pack for a Las Vegas Honeymoon

    1960´s neon sign on Fremont Street in Las Vegas
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    Your packing checklist should definitely include fashion-forward attire (stilettos, trendy jumpsuits and dresses, button-down shirts) if you plan to explore the nightlife, recommends O'Hara. You'll also need comfortable walking shoes, says Siegal, since The Strip is vast and the hotels large.

    "Even going from the hotel entrance to a restaurant inside could be a 10-minute walk," she explains. If you plan to visit the Grand Canyon (the Western rim is about a two-hour drive from The Strip) or Red Rock Canyon, pack a sweater or two in your honeymoon luggage, since those areas get much cooler than the city. For hot days, you'll definitely need sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and lightweight clothing.

    Brittany Barber contributed to this article.

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