Updated on: April 28, 2020
Why should you spend your honeymoon in Las Vegas? Las Vegas creates a romantic atmosphere for newlyweds with lots of things to do and see for couples. You’ll be in the perfect place for building a foundation of true love between you and your partner from now ‘til death do you part.
They say ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ but with the amount of fun you can experience here on your honeymoon, there may be a few things you want to share with your friends and family.
Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada and rightfully considered the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World.’ Over 42-million tourists visit the city with a large portion arriving to experience the city’s romance. It’s one of the top honeymoon destinations for newlyweds in the US.
The most popular destination in Las Vegas is The Strip – a 4.2-mile stretch of the Las Vegas Boulevard filled with some of the world’s largest hotel resorts and casinos. The entire strip is a destination for fun, gaming, entertainment, nightlife, and much more.
With so many attractions in the city, it’s amazing how it blends romance with the appearance of multiple exotic locations all in one place.
Top Things to Do In Las Vegas on Your Honeymoon
Fountains of Bellagio
Bellagio is one of the most iconic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, most famous for the Fountains of Bellagio located in front.
The Fountains of Bellagio is a choreographed water show set to popular and timeless music, with a few romantic hits if you visit at the perfect time. Water shoots upwards as high as 450-feet as it “dances” to music while illuminated with beautiful lights.
The incredible water shows happen daily, ranging from every half hour in the afternoons to every 15-minutes in the evening.
It was formerly the world’s largest fountain until surpassed by the Dubai Fountain, both designed by the same person.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden
Although Las Vegas is in the middle of a desert, you can experience one of the most beautiful arrangements of flowers at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden. End a night of playing in the Bellagio casino by stopping by the conservatory, centrally-located in the casino, to witness the current flower display.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Garden change the theme of its displays for every season, holiday, or special occasion. The uniquely arranged flowers provide visitors with a view of creativity and a beautiful aroma from fresh flowers.
Some of the displays are large enough to walk through some of the features.
Cirque du Soleil Show
Las Vegas is known for its world-class entertainment, and Cirque du Soleil is one of the premier series to check out during your honeymoon. You’ll have a night filled with entertainment, excitement, and much more!
The Cirque du Soleil theatre is in the Bellagio hotel with several show options to choose from. While the available shows may change based on when you visit, you’re sure to find something of interest – romantic, suspense, action, etc.
Each of the shows is a complete performance with intricately designed sets, costumes, music, lighting, and actors. Don’t forget to look up as you’re sure to see high-flying action no matter what show you decide to see.
Fremont Street Experience
Downtown Las Vegas, formerly considered the old part of town, received a significant upgrade to become the popular Fremont Street Experience. Situated along a section of Fremont Street, the avenue transformed into a strip of entertainment to stimulate all of your senses.
No trip to Las Vegas is complete without a stroll underneath the canopy of glowing LED lights to see people zip-lining overhead, tasting amazing food, or dancing to some of the live bands and street performers seen every few steps.
Fremont Street Experience is excellent during the day time or for the nightlife, with the entire strip transforming into an outdoor venue with people filling out from the various bars along the street to enjoy themselves outside.
Gondola Rides at the Venetian Hotel
Spend your Vegas honeymoon with a taste of Italy by enjoying one of the traditional gondola rides at the Venetian Hotel. The gondola ride is a staple in Italian romance, reserved for couples to cruise down the artificial river canal on an intimate boat ride.
Choose between an indoor or outdoor experience and ride with your very own gondolier to be serenaded with signing as you cruise beneath bridges and past beautiful boutiques and cafes of the hotel. Nighttime experiences even include sights of the Vegas strip lit up with perfect lights to serve as the backdrop.
You and your partner will also have a professional photo opportunity along the ride that looks exactly as if you were actually in Italy.
Lake of Dreams at Wynn
One of the most romantic shows in Las Vegas happens at Lake of Dreams at the Wynn Hotel. Lake of Dreams is an outdoor artificial lake complete with a waterfall and mountain, enclosed by a wall of pine trees for exclusivity.
Lake of Dreams is an awe-inspiring show experience combining lights, music, holographic imagery, and puppetry, all projects onto the 40-ft waterfall backdrop. Shows happen daily, every 30-minutes.
Couples who wish to view the show can dine-in at one of two lakeside restaurants or enjoy specially made cocktails at the hotel bar.
Mandalay Bay Beach
While other Vegas hotels on the strip include an outdoor pool area for relaxing, Mandalay Bay provides guests with an entire beach to enjoy. Hotel guests can enter for free, but the general public is also welcome with an entrance fee.
Experience the artificial beach with your spouse to enjoy specially-designed beach pools, a wave pool, and a lazy river. Bring along your inner tubes to cruise down the river together and enjoy drinks with your ride.
The best way to relax at the Mandalay Bay Beach is by renting a private cabana which includes beachside service for drinks and food. It’s the perfect place for sunbathing or enjoying the water for cooling off in the Las Vegas heat.
Dinner at Stratosphere – The Strat
Located just off of the strip, you’ll find the iconic Stratosphere Tower, a hotel, casino, restaurant, and observation deck overlooking Las Vegas. While the tower has lots of appeal to adventurous tourists, it’s also a place to have a romantic dinner in Las Vegas.
Enjoy your meal at the Top of the World restaurant, the towers famous rotating restaurant. The unique rotating feature gives you panoramic views of the entire city while sitting down for your meal.
Apart from the incredible views, you can expect a menu full of great options from seafood to international dishes. The restaurant creates a classy atmosphere for couples to enjoy their meal.
Best Time to Visit Las Vegas
If timed correctly, you can experience the magic of Las Vegas for your honeymoon while avoiding major tourist crowds that typically arrive every year during the summer. The best time to visit Las Vegas on your honeymoon is in the Spring, from March to May, or in Autumn, from September to November.
Summertime usually is packed with tourists and the weather is too hot to enjoy many outdoor activities. Visiting during the Spring or Autumn gives you great weather and more space to enjoy a romantic vacation.
Weather in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is located in a valley of the Mojave Desert surrounded by mountains. The unique location of the city is considered one of the driest and hottest destinations in the United States.
Las Vegas has a desert climate all year round – long, hot summers and short winters with cool nights.
Summer in Las Vegas lasts from June to September, being the hottest time in the city recording record high temperatures every year. July is the hottest month. In the summer, average temperatures can range from 90 °F (32 °C) to 104.2 °F (40.1 °C).
Las Vegas experiences the four seasons like the rest of the US, but seasonal changes are hard to distinguish because of the consistently hot weather. December is the coldest month in the winter, characterized by an average temperature of 56.6 °F (13.7 °C).
It receives over 300 sunny days every year and very little rainfall.
How to Get to Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a popular travel destination with several options for visiting – both for domestic and international visitors.
Honeymooners can fly to Las Vegas via the McCarran International Airport with arrivals from all around the world. Las Vegas also has several other smaller airports and private jet terminals available near the city.
There are more budget options to get to Las Vegas. Travelers can rent a car and drive. It’s about a 4-hrs drive from Los Angeles and a 4.5-hrs drive from Phoenix.
Various trains and bus services travel from many of the major transportation hubs in the US en route to Las Vegas.