You can do it with Elvis, driving a convertible, in a graveyard, on the back of a Harley Davidson, in the style of Camelot, James Bond, the Blues Brothers, or even Freddy Krueger. Weddings in Las Vegas are as mad as they are popular. In Sin City, as Beyonce says: if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it.
Las Vegas weddings are the stuff of legend. Featured in several movies, the Nevada nuptials offer love struck couples a chance to tie the knot, without any hassle, in style. The only rule is that you must be sober. As one wedding chapel website says: it’s easy to spot a black out.
Although the weddings may have a reputation for being a little bit corny and off the cuff, Las Vegas is a city with a surprisingly soft heart. You don’t have to look far to find some romantic hot spots on the Strip. Cuddle up now as we channel our inner cupid and fire that arrow deep into the heart of Vegas. Are you ready for love? You can bet on it…
Venice or Paris…
Did you know that only 42 per cent of the population of the USA possess a passport? Despite being one of the world’s biggest economies, very few American travel internationally. Fortunately for them, Las Vegas is very good at bring the world to them.
For just $29, you can hop on a gondola at the Venetian and take a tour of the canals. With its painted ceiling frescoes, and use of authentic Italian marble, the Venetian is a faithful ’mini-me’ replica of Venice. Hint: it’s traditional to steal a kiss every time the gondola goes under a bridge.
Old school romantics know that when it comes to love, few cities can compete with Paris. Once again, for just $12 a head, you can enjoy views of Las Vegas from a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower. To complete the romance, the tower’s 11th floor restaurant serves up classic French cuisine. C’est l’amour…
Grab a Chopper
Sin City maybe best known for its casinos but it’s only a short flight to the Grand Canyon and the stunning sandscapes of the Mojave Desert. There are many operators to choose from and prices vary from around $175 to $500.
For maximum romance, you can take a Grand Canyon tour at sunset. Most trips take in the Hoover Dam, as well as different view points on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you can’t stretch to the Grand Canyon, you can still enjoy a helicopter trip over Las Vegas. For just $70 you can take in the glittering Strip at night
A Dinner to Remember
Las Vegas is the home of the one-dollar all-you-can-eat buffet. Originally invented to keep players at the tables, times have moved on. These days, the finest chefs in the world ply their trade in Sin City, serving up exquisite haute cuisine to high rollers in some extraordinary settings.
According to the Michelin guide, the best restaurant in town is the three-star Joel Robuchon. Located in the MGM Grand Hotel, the room is designed to resemble an Art Deco townhouse and the dress code is formal. Expect to chow down on some sea urchin flan, lots of truffle, and more foie gras than you can shake a force-fed goose at. Dinner for two, at one of the best restaurants in the USA, will set you back more than $1,000; a date for both you and your bank account to remember.
Shark Tanks and the Stratosphere
If you and the love of your life are qualified divers, for just $1,000 you can take the plunge in the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. The 1.3 million gallon shipwreck tank is home to more than 30 different species of shark. If you’re ready for love, here’s where you take the plunge.
From one extreme to another: Look up in Las Vegas and you will see the Stratosphere Observation deck. At 1,149 feet tall, it’s the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States giving visitors a breath-taking 360-degree panorama of the glittering Las Vegas strip.
The Little White Wedding Chapel
And when the romancing has worked its magic…
No review of romantic Las Vegas can be complete without mentioning the Little White Wedding Chapel. Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Judy Garland, Joan Collins, Britney Spears, and Sinead O’Conner are just a few of the many celebrities who have tied the knot in this Sin City institution, along with more than 800,000 other couples.
Will you add your name to the list of happy couples that came away from Las Vegas as winners in Love?