Honeymoons in Las Vegas
The city of Las Vegas is rated one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world and not without good reason. A honeymoon in Las Vegas can be as diverse as soaking up the atmosphere of the amazing 'Cirque du Soleil' show to exploring the breathtaking beauty of the Red Rocks passage. Whatever you decide, Vegas has it all.
Taking a honeymoon in Las Vegas can be one of complete extremes. If you are into the glitz and glamour that the 'bright light city' has to offer then you can immerse yourself in it 24/7. Getting here from South Africa is relatively with only 1 stop en route, therefore you could be here within 20 hours. Maybe wander down the Las Vegas Boulevard, affectionately known as 'the strip' and pop into one of the many casino's to chance your luck. In the evening watch the amazing light spectacle and take in one of the many shows that this city has to offer. If you want to see Vegas with a difference then a 20 mile drive west will see you in the heart of the Nevada desert, and the awe inspiring Red Rock passage. This is a 15 mile long area of outstanding natural beauty. Take a picnic and stop at one of the many tourist stops along the way. Alternatively take a trip up to the top of Mt Charleston where you have some of the best views in the world. Whatever you decide, Vegas is a truly memorable place.
Las Vegas Overview
Las Vegas is without doubt an experience that you will never forget. It is rated as one of the top destinations for honeymoons in the world and not without good reason. Even if you don't fancy all the glitz and glamour that Vegas brings, then a short 20 mile drive takes you right into the heart of red rocks, a 13 mile stretch of stunning scenery and an area of incredible beauty. If you like it 'big and bold' then of course there is the world famous Las Vegas Boulevard otherwise known as 'the strip'.
Taking a Honeymoon in Las Vegas is one of extremes. Obviously there is the side of Las Vegas that everybody knows. However hire a car and travel out of town and you feel like you're in a different world. Getting here from Canada is a breeze and there are several flights daily from all major Canadian airports. It is possible to be on the strip within 5 hours, so no long haul flights here! Stay at one of the world famous hotels and book into see the kind of show that only Las Vegas can pull off. Or alternatively why not take a trip up Mt Charleston and take in the spectacular views. The Hoover Dam is a great feat of engineering and an awesome sight, as is the stunning Red Rocks passage (a 13 mile trail with some truly spectacular scenery. All in all, Las Vegas is a truly memorable place in which to base your honeymoon.
Key Facts for Las Vegas
Currency: US Dollar
Flight time: 5 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in Las Vegas
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The arid, desert climate of Las Vegas ensures plenty of sunshine (300 days per year or more), and very little rain (29 days or less). Summer runs from June through September and is very hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius. Each year, an average of 133 days experience temperatures of more than 38 degrees. However, humidity in this area is very low. Las Vegas experiences very short winters with temperatures that remain around 15 degrees Celsius. If you’re wary of the heat, this would be the best time to plan your honeymoon in Las Vegas.
British Airways operate flights from London to Las Vegas on a daily basis. The flight takes just under 11 hours.
Couples from Australia looking to spend a honeymoon in Las Vegas can enter the United States with a visa waiver and a valid passport, for stays of up to 90 days. Be sure to apply for the visa waiver at least 72 hours before your departure, to ensure that you will be allowed to board the flight. The application can be found online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, and is free of charge.
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Getting Married in Las Vegas
When you think about weddings abroad in Las Vegas it probably conjures up scenes of bright lights and cabaret and indeed you would be right. However Las Vegas has a lot more to offer. It bills itself as the 'entertainment' and indeed 'marriage' capital of the world, so getting married here can be as simple or as grandiose as you want it to be. Why not hold your ceremony at one of the many lavish hotels that adorn the famous strip, or how about a breathtaking outdoor ceremony at Mt Charleston. Whatever you decide, it is sure to be a wedding to remember.
Las Vegas is probably one of the easiest places to get married in and this is why it plays host to over 120,000 marriages every single year. You need to get a marriage licence from the marriage licence bureau in Las Vegas and you will also need to bring with you a proof of ID that shows your age ie passport, drivers licence, birth certificate etc. The licence is valid immediately and the cost of this is $60.00. Please check out the link below for further information. www.co.clark.nv.us/clerk/marriage_information.htm
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