Las Vegas for the First Time Visitor

You’re planning your wedding, packing your bags, and heading to Vegas. Whether you’re headed to your wedding, gathering ideas for guests, or prepping for a Las Vegas honeymoon doesn’t matter – bride, groom, or second cousin, we’ve got an agenda here for any first-time visitor to this particular desert oasis. And although we’re about to share the basics, we hope you and your honeymooning (or planning) partner in crime will keep one thing in mind: for first-time visitors or regular walkers of the Strip alike, Vegas is never, ever, boring.

Where to Stay

Caesars Palace, with its foothold as a longstanding Las Vegas icon, comes highly recommended for newbies to the city. Borderline synonymous with the city itself, the lavishly appointed rooms, glamorous pools, shopping, and entertainment all play a large role in the true Vegas experience. True luxury and a seriously plush place to rest your head can also be found at the Wynn Las Vegas – a resort and casino that has won more Forbes Five Star awards than any other in the world.

Where to Eat

Las Vegas may be the only place in the world where you can buy a breakfast of red velvet pancakes inside a pyramid (the Pyramid Breakfast Café at the Luxor, to be specific) and then savor a romantic meal and stunning view from within a replica of the Eiffel Tower. From the Burger Bar in Mandalay Place, where you can build your own burger or opt for the high-end Kobe-style, shaved truffle and foie gras option, to the Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio Las Vegas, which sets an all-you-can-eat standard that’s hard to match, the food here is good and plenty.

Where to Go

Where do we begin? Honeymooners and destination wedding couples alike should put the fountains at the Bellagio at the top of their agenda as the perfect combination of a signature Las Vegas landmark and a truly romantic experience. Catching one of Cirque du Soleil’s many performances – “O” is a highly acclaimed production and dazzling blend of theatrical romance and surrealism – is another item for your Vegas bucket list, while hitting the slots (or poker table) is part of the experience, even if you set a personal limit of $10. In fact, some area hotels even offer free lessons for those new to gaming. Don’t forget to pack comfortable walking shoes and make sure you take some time to simply stroll hand-in-hand along the Strip and enjoy the bright lights, big city effect.

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Anne Anne is a serial optimist and hopeless romantic living in a big red barn in Colorado with her husband Shayne. She loves black and white films and making messes in the kitchen and considers life wholly incomplete without a regular dose of dark chocolate.

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