Honeymoons in Las Vegas
You might think that Las Vegas is a mirage at first site, but you’ll soon discover otherwise! The city was made to entertain, and achieves its purpose well – meaning that the memories from your honeymoon in Las Vegas will be imprinted in your mind for years to come. Bringing in the second highest revenues from gambling in the world, Las Vegas is second only to Macau. From its humble beginnings as a stopover for westward traveling pioneers, Las Vegas has become famous worldwide. When gambling was legalized in 1931, the city began to develop some of its many casino-hotels which have made it famous today. A honeymoon in Las Vegas is perfect for partygoers and those who want to try their luck.
Las Vegas Overview
Gaining popularity as more than just a casino and gambling destination, Las Vegas is building a reputation as being an all-round tourist destination. A honeymoon in Las Vegas offers more than just slot machines and you will be delighted with some of the other items on offer. Whether it’s theme park attractions, museums, or architecture that catches your interest, Las Vegas has something for you. You can participate in gambling lessons during your honeymoon in Las Vegas, or simply relax (or party!) by the pool, explore the casinos, or stroll through some of the more well known areas.
If you’re going to celebrate your honeymoon in Las Vegas, you should really consider taking advantage of the following attractions!
- Most of the large casinos and hotels are located along Las Vegas’ Strip, which is officially known as Las Vegas Boulevard. You can’t leave without at least taking a peek!
- For something out of the ordinary, make a visit to the Liberace Museum, where you’ll find costumes, newspaper clippings and items that once belonged to the famed pianist.
- The tallest free standing observation tower in the United States is called Stratosphere Tower, and from here you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Strip and Mt. Charleston. And if that’s not enough, you can take a ride on the world’s highest roller coaster!
Key Facts for Las Vegas
Currency: US Dollar
Flight time: 15 hours from Sydney
When to Honeymoon in Las Vegas
When to go:
With more than 300 days of sunshine and only 29 days of rain each year, the climate in Las Vegas is hot and dry. June through September are the hottest months, and temperatures range from 35 to 40 degrees Celsius. An average of 133 days out of every year experience temperatures higher than 38 degrees, but with low humidity, the heat is more bearable than you might expect. Temperatures during the winter remain at around 15 degrees Celsius, making November through February the perfect time to plan a honeymoon in Las Vegas.
Qantas offer a flight to Las Vegas via Los Angeles from Sydney – flight time just over 17 hours in total.
For newlyweds from Australia coming for a honeymoon in Las Vegas, the United States can be entered with a valid passport and a visa waiver. Make sure to apply at least 72 hours in advance for this waiver. The application is found online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, is free of charge, and can be completed in a matter of minutes. Without it, you won’t be permitted to board any flight headed for the United States.
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Getting Married in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is the self confessed marriage capital of the world and with over 120,000 weddings taking place here every single year, it's not hard to see why. Getting hitched here is relatively easy and when it comes to marriage, the 'bright light city' is all about having anything you want. So whether you fancy a real simple affair or whether you want a lavish extravaganza, weddings abroad in Las Vegas are definitely unique. Yes, Vegas is all about the glitz and the glamour, but if you peel back the veneer, you will also see a place with stunning views, impressive scenery and awe inspiring landmarks. With hotels as grand as their surroundings, Vegas can certainly give you a wedding to remember.
There is no easier place to get married than Las Vegas. Having said that, there are a few legalities that you have to adhere to before your big day. Your marriage licence needs to be obtained from one of the marriage bureaus located in and around the area. You will need a picture ID that shows proof of age, such as a drivers licence and a passport and you will also need to bring the original copy of your birth certificate. The cost of a marriage licence is $60 and is valid immediately. So there is no waiting time.
For further info on getting married in Vegas, visit www.co.clark.nv.us/clerk/marriage_information.htm
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