Itinerary for Vegas Weekend
Planning a weekend Vegas vacation can be overwhelming because of all the must-see/do activities. Adding a wedding to that mix just adds to the frustration of not even knowing where to start. We will help ease the pressure by providing flight options, hotel packages, tourist attractions, restaurant recommendations and of course Wedding Chapel options as well. All the following are in accordance to the weekend trip for May 4-6, 2018.
According to Forbes.com Southwest Airlines is at the top of the list for best airlines to fly with.
Southwest’s booking site offers a round-trip flight on Friday, May 4th at 9:25 am from Chicago (Midway), IL to Las Vegas(LAS), NV landing at 11:45 am. Return flight on Sunday, May 6th from (LAS) at 12:50 pm to (Midway) landing at 6:20 pm. Business Class is estimated to cost $1,197.96 per passenger but includes priority boarding, Maximum Rapid Rewards Points, Fly By Security Lane, same-day changes, a refundable (certain restrictions may apply) premium drink, and the ability to check the 1st and 2nd bags for free (weight limit apply). Economy Class is estimated to cost $455.96 per passenger, fare details include a No Change Fee (applicable fare difference applies), reusable funds (nontransferable- no name change allowed), nonrefundable unless purchased with Points, and the 1st and 2nd checked bags fly free (weight limits apply).
American Airlines also provides nonstop round-trip flights from Chicago (ORD) on Friday, May 4th at 10:20 am to (LAS) arriving at 12:13 pm. Return flight on Sunday, May 6th from (LAS) at 3:15 pm to (ORD) landing at 8:85 pm. Main Cabin Economy Class has an estimated price of $823 per passenger. Fare details include a Good Value with benefits, a free carry-on and personal item (access to the overhead bin), choosing your seat (fee may apply), eligibility for upgrades on American flights, flight changes (fee applies), general boarding, and snacks (for a fee).
The Bellagio Hotel and Casino caters to newlyweds, featuring honeymoon suites and packages that encompass all that Vegas is. All suites feature either a view of the Bellagio Water Fountains, which has several lights shows a night or a suite with panoramic city views of the Vegas Strip. They also have an on-site spa, restaurants, and clubs. The Bellagio is home of the famous Cirque De Soleil. There are also several suite options depending on the price and features one is interested in.
The Bellagio Suite averages $402 per night and features a king-size bed with 2.5 bathrooms in 1020 square feet. This suite includes an elegantly furnished living room with a couch, a coffee table, and 2 armchairs, a deluxe spa couples Italian marble bath with a whirlpool tub, a steam shower, 18” LCD TVs, and a generously stocked mini-bar.
The Salone Suite is around $332 per night which features a king-size bed and 1 bath in 853 square feet. In this lush suite, there is an Italian marble bath with a soaking tub, a sectional sofa with chaise lounge, and a stocked mini-bar.
The Four-Season Hotel gives guests a retreat from the gaming and party atmosphere while being centrally located to all the amenities of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Four-Seasons offers honeymoon packages that include limousine service, private couples’ spa services, helicopter rides, and outdoor activities with boxed lunches. The rooms highlight sunset views of the mountains and desert along with spacious layouts. Any newlyweds would be satisfied with these amenities.
The Sunrise/ Sunset Suites average around $1,449 a night and are located on the 35th-39th floors. The suites are 1,500 square feet and feature a Kings size bed, marble bathroom, guest powder room, sofa bed, 2 rollaway and 1 crib (additional fees apply for the rollaway).
Aside from suites you have the options of a Superior Room $439/night, Deluxe room $489/night, Strip-View Room $869/night or a Strip-View Studio $984/night.
The Platinum Hotel and Spa also offers a variety of honeymoon packages. They boast a world-class Well Spa, fine dining, and an array of luxury features just a block away from the Strip. The Princess King Suite is 1,150 square feet and features a full kitchen, washer/dryer, electric fireplace, walk-out balcony and your choice of 1 king or 2 queen beds for $339/night. This price is only available for Saturday, May 5th.
Conquer your fear of heights and experience this thrill ride located just off the Vegas Strip with Vegas Indoor Skydiving. This indoor skydiving attraction is operated by an excellent staff. The staff is equipped with superb training to keep all visitors safe and having fun. Indoor skydiving is just like jumping out of a plane without being airborne. Prices range for $75/person to $550 depending on how many people and how long you would like to spend “diving.”
For a more romantic touch visit the Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. The observation tower is located at the intersection of the Vegas Strip and Flamingo Road. Featuring its glass elevators, and the best views of the city. The decor and atmosphere make you feel as if you are, in fact, in Paris. The view deck is open from 6 pm to close and depending on age ranges from $16/adult -$52 for the High Rollers Package.
Las Vegas has almost as many restaurants as it does slot machines. With that being said we picked two delicious places based on location, price, and local recommendations.
Located in the MGM Grand Hotel is L'Atelier De Joël Robuchon; France’s “Chef of the Century” is a unique concept restaurant where every meal is prepared right before your eyes. The dress code is business casual and the restaurant is known for its “friendly, interactive ambiance" where guests can "take a seat at the service counter for an unobstructed view into the kitchen where the award-winning dishes are sliced, diced and sauteed to perfection.” There are 5 menus from which to choose. For $445 per person, the Tasting menu includes 17 courses. For $250 per person, you will enjoy an amuse bouche, 2 appetizers, 2 main courses, dessert and ending sweets. $198 per person includes everything mentioned except only 1 main course. $169 for an amuse bouche, 1 appetizer, 1 main course, and ending sweets. $127 includes an amuse bouche, 1 main course, dessert and ending sweets. All taxes, tips, and drinks are not included in these prices.
Mon Ami Gabi is your classic French bistro; located on the Strip at Caesars Palace; that has a passion for food, wine, and culture. Offering Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert and Kids Menus with a variety of signature French Gluten free items. While sipping on one of the 80 boutique French Wines by the glass or a signature cocktail you can enjoy the views of the Eiffel Tower and the Bellagio Water and Light show. Prices range from Steamed Artichoke with shaved vegetables, lemon-dijon vinaigrette for $13.95 to the Steak Tartare with banana pepper aioli, baby kale, baguette toast Platters for $18.95 or you can enjoy the Chilled Seafood Platter with whole Maine lobsters, jumbo shrimp, market oysters, spicy salmon tartare, cocktail sauce, mignonette, gribiche, lemon and baguette chips for $62.95 which serves 2 or more. Dress code is casual but many choose to spice it up in the evenings.
Las Vegas is the perfect place for a shotgun wedding or the most opulent nuptials imaginable with a plethora of chapels and venues.
Sitting at the top of the list for the best venue is the Little Chapels’ Chapel of Flowers. This venue offers the legendary Victorian Chapel which holds 30 guests. The blinged out Magnolia Chapel which holds 20 guests and the Glass Gardens which has room for 88 guests. The chapel offers to broadcast your wedding live on the internet for friends and family who are unable to attend the ceremony. All facilities have a florist and photography studio. Prices start at $75 with packages starting at $299 up to $9,100 depending on which features you desire.
Las Vegas’ Graceland Wedding Chapel is a “landmark that lasted longer than the Sands, where Sinatra and the Rat Pack made their magic, and where Elvis and Priscilla exchanged their wedding vows in 1967." All arrangements are made including fresh or silk flowers, limo service, photography, a marriage certificate holder and an optional video recording. Graceland offers Religious and Civil ceremonies with 3 packages to choose from to help make your wedding day unforgettable. All packages include the ceremony, however, the Marriage License, Minister fee, and drivers’ gratuity are not included. For Saturday, May 5th, 2018, Package A will cost $99.99 which includes rose nosegay and rose boutonniere, and professional photography. Wedding Package B includes 6 rose bouquet and rose boutonniere, professional photography, and a DVD for $159. Package C offers a 12 rose cascade or hand tied bouquet, rose boutonniere, professional photography, and a DVD all for $219. A Marriage License costs $77 (cash only) and you will need a passport or Driver’s License for identification.
Las Vegas can be a bit intimidating with all the glitz, glamour, gambling and more, but having the details all ironed out makes the trip so much more enjoyable. One can’t possibly experience everything in one trip. Still, with careful planning and an itinerary with everything mapped out you can certainly make the most out of your visit. From flight options, hotel recommendations, Vegas attractions, restaurants, and wedding venues, we have made it easier to narrow down the huge list of whom, what, when, where, and why.