Las Vegas is a honeymoon destination for those who like shows, nightclubs, spas, casinos, golf and diverse dining. The city offers entertainment options for all budgets, ranging from free outdoor attractions to glamorous musical and dance productions. Check into a suite with a view of the city, relax by the pool, go shopping and enjoy diverse attractions and activities. You may also like: Best Las Vegas Resort Pools.
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The Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas is known for its 1,149-foot Tower and the world's tallest thrill rides for adventure enthusiasts. High in the sky is also the rotating Top of the World Restaurant & Lounge and the Chapel in the Clouds where you can get married 100 stories above the Strip. The hotel is located on the north end of the Strip. When you stay here, it's a good idea to have a car to get around the Strip if you plan on doing some sightseeing. Hotels in the center of the Strip are about a 10-minute drive from the Stratosphere (longer during the rush hour).
The hotel has a 67,000 square foot swimming pool (closed in the winter) with an oversized spa, private cabanas, bar and a cafe. Guests can relax at the salon & spa, work out at the fitness center, visit the casino and go shopping. The casino offers the ace | PLAY rewards program which lets players earn cash back and comp dollars. There are 2,427 guest rooms and suites. The Restaurant & Lounge offers elegant dining 833 feet above the road. If you are planning a special event, book one of the private dining rooms available to ten or more people. The hotel has a choice of bars and lounges, including AirBar, the highest hotel bar in Las Vegas.
The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower rises high above the Strip, offering spectacular views. Try the Big Shot, X-Scream, SkyJump or the Insanity ride which extends out 64 feet over the edge of the Tower and spins passengers at up to three G's. Stratosphere features the tallest free standing observation tower in the United States. Enjoy indoor and outdoor observation decks with 360 degree views of the town. The Tower features the Top of the World Restaurant & Lounge which rotates 360 degrees while you eat. For private parties, the restaurant offers private dining rooms that can accommodate groups of ten or more guests. The Chapel in the Clouds is available for marriages and wedding vow renewals. Room rates vary by season and availability, starting at about $36 (800-998-6937, 702-380-7777, website).
»The Westin Lake Las Vegas
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada is a relaxing weekend getaway with Jack Nicklaus golf, a Moroccan-inspired spa and an array of restaurants. Book a room overlooking the lake to surround yourself with the soothing colors of blue and green. Guest rooms and suites are luxurious as well as affordable because the resort is not located on the Las Vegas Strip. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the Strip, about 30 minutes away.
The Westin Lake Las Vegas is a golfer's paradise offering a spectacular Jack Nicklaus-designed course with dramatic elevation changes and dramatic water views. White Sand Beach borders the lake and offers kayaking, fly-fishing, stand-up paddle boarding and boating. There is also volleyball, a playground for kids, hiking and biking trails. Guests can go bird watching, walking and running. The restaurants at the hotel serve innovative dishes made from locally grown products. For a special celebration head to Marssa, a AAA Four-Diamond award-winning restaurant which serves world-class Japanese and Asian-Fusion cuisine. If you are looking for a unique wedding location, at the hotel you can get married on the shores of the lake at sunset. Rooms start at $99 per night (702-567-6000, website).
Excalibur Hotel is located next to New York-New York and Luxor on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort is designed like a castle - there is a moat, the Tournament of Kings dinner show, the Medieval Village with strolling entertainers. The lobby is decorated with medieval-style flags, shields, statues and live entertainers dressed in period costume. This castle getaway has two swimming pools, a spa, two motion film rides and a 100,000 square foot casino. The Court Jester's Stage on the Medieval Village level presents live acts beginning at 11am every 45 minutes. The Pool Area has two heated pools, a 25-seat spa, waterfalls, water slides, and a shaded dining area.
The Tournament of Kings Dinner Show is a popular musical production inspired by the legend of King Arthur. The show features jousting, dragons, fire-wizards, and dinner. The show takes place twice each evening at 6pm and 8:30pm and costs $55 per person. During the show, visitors are served dinner. Tickets are available 30 days in advance. There are 2,000 Widescreen rooms featuring 42-inch plasma screen TVs, pillow top mattresses, contemporary bathrooms with granite countertops, and alarm clocks with iPod inputs. The hotel is built in the shape of a medieval castle. Widescreen rooms are located close to the pool and spa, offering great city views. Find more weekend ideas.
The casino offers 2,250 slot, video slots, video poker, and video keno machine ranging from $25 to 1 penny. There are blackjack tables, Spanish 21 tables, shoe-dealt tables, roulette wheels, crap tables with double odds, Progressive Pai Gow poker, Caribbean Stud poker, four Let-It-Ride, Mini-Baccarat, Casino War table and Big Six Wheel. Free lessons are available daily at the casino. The casino has a 105-seat keno lounge and a 150-seat race and sports book with a big screen and a full-service bar. Choose from five different restaurants, including the Steakhouse at Camelot, Sir Galahad's Pub and Prime Rib House, Regale Italian Eatery, the RoundTable Buffet and the Sherwood Forest Cafe. VacationIdea.com Vacation Tip: The hotel is connected with Luxor and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with a monorail. Don't miss a visit to the interior of the Luxor pyramid - it's free. Room rates vary depending on season and availability, starting at about $70 per night on weekdays, and from $160 on weekends (800-937-7777, 702-597-7777, website).
Circus Circus in Las Vegas is home to Adventuredome, America's largest indoor theme park. The hotel is also famous for its circus acts - clowns, aerialists and Ringmasters perform twice per hour from 11am to midnight. The shows are free of charge. >The Midway Stage above the main casino is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest permanent circus and is a fun stop the whole family can enjoy. ou will find 21 rides and attractions with Grand Canyon-like scenery as a backdrop (there is a fee for each ride). Other things to see and do include the IMAX RIDEFILM Cineplex and the third-floor Promenade for shopping. The Casino Tower features two casinos, a race and sports book, circus arena, carnival midway, game arcade, multiple dining facilities, wedding chapel and retail outlets.
There are 3,638 guest rooms and 135 suites located in two towers and the Manor. The Skyrise Tower is a 29-story tower with 1,188 guest rooms, its own casino and pool. The West Tower is 35 stories high with 999 guest rooms, hotel lobby, shopping Promenade and dining facilities. The attraction can be accessed through the Promenade. The Manor offers five three-story buildings with 810 guest rooms. >Dining choices include a steak house, an Italian restaurant, Mexican cuisine, pizza and fresh pastries. The Buffet seats 1,005 and is one of the most popular buffets in town. After watching exciting circus acts and experiencing the thrill of rides, who isn't hungry? Circus Circusis home to Adventuredome, a five-acre theme park home to the Canyon Blaster, the world's largest indoor double-loop, double-corkscrew roller coaster in America. Room rates start at about $40 per night (877-224-7287, website).
»Bally's Hotel and Casino
If you are looking for a quick Vegas weekend getaway, Bally's Las Vegas is a 44-acre property located across from Caesars Palace and next to Paris. It is connected to the MGM Grand with a mile-long free monorail. Bally's Plaza marks the entrance to this grand resort, complete with 200-foot people movers, landscaping, light, water and sound displays that provide a dramatic night spectacle. There are 2,814 hotel rooms and suites situated in two 26-story towers. A standard guestroom measures 450 square feet in size, while suites range from 900 to 2,600 square feet. 22nd Club is an exclusive concierge floor with a private lounge overlooking Las Vegas.
There is a 70,000 square feet of casino space and is home to the world's first $1,000 slots. Choose from more than 75 betting tables and other casino games, including blackjack, baccarat and mini-baccarat, roulette, craps, Let It Ride ®, Caribbean stud poker, pai gow poker, wheel of fortune (big six), and a keno lounge. Bally’s Avenue houses 20 unique stores in a contemporary setting. Try, for example, Houdini's Magic Shop which sells professional-grade tricks, spells, and magical gizmos. Accomplished magicians at the store are ready to perform any trick available and even give you private instruction in a secret room. The area also includes a wedding chapel, beauty shop, race and sports book, and three restaurants.
The spa measures 15,000 square feet, complete with fitness facilities, whirlpool spas, steam rooms, saunas, Vichy showers, hydro tubs and treatment rooms. Book a relaxing massage on your getaway. The pool complex, complete with lush gardens, contains an over-sized heated pool, spa, cabanas, a cafe, bar and tennis courts. If you are looking to play some golf, guests can play at the exclusive Cascata golf course designed by Rees Jones, located just 30 minutes from the Strip.
After dining at one of the hotel's five restaurants, see a show at the 1,040-seat Jubilee! Theater with a cast of 100 performers, including acrobats, dancers, singers, showgirls and aerialists that perform on lavish sets. Each week Jubilee! uses more than 4,200 pounds of dry ice and 60 pounds of explosives for unforgettable special effects. Free attractions to see nearby include the Bellagio fountains, the Eiffel Tower replica, the Sirens of TI and the Lake of Dreams at the Wynn (888-742-9248, 702-967-4405, website).
LVH offers its visitors exciting entertainment, dining and gambling. After you are greeted by the life-size statue of The King in the lobby, visit the pool, health spa and three distinct casinos: the Main Casino, the Race and Sports SuperBook and the SpaceQuest Casino. The renovated hotel is an affordable off-Strip idea. During his 800 performances, Presley stayed in the famed, 5,000-square- foot Elvis Suite on the 30th floor which today houses luxury Sky Villas. There are 3,000 rooms and luxury suites. At night, guests are entertained at the Hilton Theater, enjoy jazz and dancing at Crystal Lounge and DiscoNights three nights a week at The NightClub.
The pool and recreation deck features private cabanas, spa and fitness center, championship tennis courts and Cabana Bar. Although pool operation is seasonal, the spa and fitness center are open year-round. The spa offers massages, body wraps and facials. Extra charges apply to gain access to the pool and recreation deck. The richly appointed Main Casino features a large selection of table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Three-Card Poker, Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud and Baccarat. There are over 1,400 slot and video poker machines. The Race and Sports SuperBook offers betting on sports and racing from around the world. Dining options at the hotel range from Mexican and Italian to Japanese cuisine. There is even the Quarks’s Bar and Restaurant at Star Trek Las Vegas center where you can try 24th century eats such as the Wrap of Khan, a Hamborger or Tribble Tenders. Room rates start from $49 USD per night, depending on season and availability (888-732-7117, website).