Las Vegas for a honeymoon?

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Aug 14th, 2002, 04:31 PM
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Las Vegas for a honeymoon?

I was thinking about going to Las Vegas for my honeymoon however, I am worried that it will be too "trashy" i.e strip clubs, and ads for escort services every where you look. Is this the case, or can Las Vegas be somewhat romantic? Also, if I were to go it would be for a week, would I run out of things to do?
 
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Aug 14th, 2002, 04:34 PM
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I didn't find it trashy. As for a week, you could go to Hoover Dam & Grand Canyon. They have day trips on a tourbus or you could rent a car. I haven't done this though, because I was only there a weekend. If you & your bride-to-be like to gamble, relax at the pool & go to the shows, I think it would be a fun place to go.
 
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Aug 14th, 2002, 04:36 PM
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I don't know if I would describe the strip as trashy. There are things you could do that are romantic, walk around Paris hotel, take the Gondola ride at the Venetian, eat in good restaurants. The more upscale hotels along the strip help get rid of the trashy image that some people associate with the town.
 
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Aug 14th, 2002, 06:18 PM
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Book a room at the Bellagio and enjoy yourself - nothing trashy about that place.
 
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Aug 14th, 2002, 10:01 PM
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A week is way too much time in Vegas. Even though there are many things to do, the town just gets stale after about 4 nts. How about some time in San Fran/Carmel or Santa Barbara ?? Just my 2 cents.
 
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Aug 14th, 2002, 10:52 PM
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It's a must to go to Fremont street in down town in the evening. Explore Venetian, Paris, Luxor, Bellagio, New York New York, Mandalay Bay, Treasure Island. Each of them has its unique attraction - indoor gondola ride and madame tusseaud, eifel tower, 3D movies, botanical garden, rollercoaster, aquarium, pirates battle - respectively. You don't have to stay in any of them to enjoy their beauty(most of your time you will be out of your room). You can find a very good deal just make sure your hotel is on the strip. One of the best pools is in Flamingo by the way. Don't forget that monorail connects south hotels. If you stay in San Remo or Tropicana(not expensive) you have easy access to all those hotels mentioned above. If you go to see couple of shows e.g. "O" or "Mystere", the best and most expensive by the way, you will fill your evenings pretty well. Along with Great Canion and the Damb you will fill your week. Good luck.
 
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Aug 15th, 2002, 05:28 AM
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I can't possibly see you getting bored in a week. I was there for 6 days, slept 5 hour/night and felt like I barely scratched the surface. I made it to about half of the places I wanted to see and never even got out of town for Red Rock or Hoover Dam.
 
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Aug 15th, 2002, 05:34 AM
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I'll be in Vegas with my delightful bride of 32 years at the end of this month, and we honeymooned there. (Yes, its different now) As a Vegas regular, my opinion is that you can make of LV whatever you want. If that be romantic, then it'll transform itself accordingly. All you will need to do is be curious, patient and use some imagination - and think romance. As to it's trashyness, strip clubs, escort services and all, the main LV strip area has virtually no strip joints, although you will find advertisements for and distriburtors of porno related materials interspersed along the strip. What I would find "trashy" is well away from the strip, and one would have to be seriously looking for it to find it. But these all are essentially unavoidable because they are a part of the LV fabric.

As for out-of-room activities, you might try visiting several of the casino/hotels, as suggested by a previous respondent, and gather the flavor of their "theme" (Luxor's Egypt, Caesar's Rome, etc). Romantic restaurants abound everywhere (plan to make reservations); and if gaming is acceptable to you, play along side your bride - just for fun. Tropicana's pool area is beautiful, as is Mandalay's and Flamingo. Sit outside the Luxor one evening as the moon ebbs across the pyramid. Visit downtown and catch the less formal flavor of LV's past. Jubilee (at Bally's) or the Follies (Tropicana) are well done stage shows (dancing girls in colorful garb)and give a sense of the glory days of LV. More popular shows and events include "O" (Bellagio) and Mystere (Treasure Island) and Blue Man Group (Luxor). The fountains at Bellagio are splendid and can be romantic - if you want them to.

(A good web site to get an overview of Las Vegas is: cheapovegas.com)

On a week long stay I personally wouldn't run out of things to do, but as another respondent mentioned, you might want to consider a side trip to one of the nearby attractions, or try Lake Meade and rent a boat for the day.

(Note that room rates are considerably higher on weekends - Friday&Saturday)

We're anxiously awaiting our LV visit and starting another 32 years. Hope you are anxious too! Enjoy your honeymoon.
 
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Aug 15th, 2002, 07:45 AM
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most people find that 4 days is enough of vegas. but, if you break up the week so your not in the casino's every night then i think it would be alright. as recommended above, rent a boat for a day on lake mead, spend a day at red river canyon and then there is another place that's recommended - valley of something. if you have the money, the helicopter grand canyon trip is a possibility. if you like rollercoasters, there's a good one on the border.
another thought that came to mind if you are wanting a place for gambling - lake tahoe. you have the gambling casinos but much more "romantic" setting.
 
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Aug 15th, 2002, 10:58 AM
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People need to remember that this is his honeymoon, so he might be spending more time in the room than the rest of us do on our visits to Las Vegas. Based on the time in bed and all of the places to see in Las Vegas, a week should be fine.
 
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Aug 15th, 2002, 11:08 AM
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HankPanky, you are a riot. As though the happy couple hadn't been spending all their free time in the sack before the wedding!!!! It's the anniversary couples who get away from the kids who don't leave their rooms!!!!
 
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Aug 15th, 2002, 11:10 AM
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After months of planning a wedding and non-stop obligations the month before the wedding, my bride and I enjoyed some alone time in our hotel room on the honeymoon!
 
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Aug 15th, 2002, 11:16 AM
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Hey recently married groom, that ain't nothin'. Wait 'till you're married for about 20 years, with a couple of kids and then get away. It'll be way better than any honeymoon I assure you!!!! You won't even let in housekeeping!
 
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