Most Affordable (and Secluded) Honeymoon Spots Near Las Vegas

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A cool mountain retreat (and ski lodge) is less than an hour’s drive from Vegas!
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Las Vegas offers as many unique honeymoon options as there are weddings at our Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! With all the glitz, glamour and excitement of The Strip, romance and fun is built in to every resort. But what if you’d like a different sort of honeymoon destination, one with solitude, scenery and time to be alone? Within an hour or two by car, you can find gorgeous escapes, with unique things to do after your fabulous Vegas-style wedding!

Only a 35-minute drive away, you’ll find the fabulous Mt. Charleston Lodge, located at over 7,000 feet. They offer private cabins with jacuzzi tubs, hiking, skiing, and fine dining, too! You’ll feel like you’re in the Alps instead of an hour from Las Vegas nightlife! You can even order a picnic basket and enjoy live entertainment on weekends. Perfect! Explore at:

Valley of Fire Nevada
Valley of Fire, Nevada, on your way to the glorious Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks Image courtesy of Boaz Yiftach /

Spectacular scenery and even world-class theater are less than a three-hour drive north of Las Vegas. Zion National Park is known for its fall colors and relative solitude in winter time. You can stay at the historic Zion Lodge deep in the heart of the canyon. You’ll experience elegant cuisine and the most beautiful night skies on the planet. Or, stay just outside the park in Springdale, Utah, where you’ll find wonderfully quaint lodging, shops and eateries. Click on a few examples, and check out the incredible photos on these sites:

Near Zion is Cedar City, Cedar Breaks National Monument and the famous Brian Head ski resort. Cedar City boasts the nationally acclaimed, Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival through summer and fall every year. Nine or more plays are presented in daily rotations in two theaters—not just Shakespeare, but other popular theatrical favorites and musicals, too. One theater is an outdoor replica of the Old Globe. There, you can eat English pastries and watch plays under the stars with cedar trees at your back. Check for information on the plays and all the lovely hotels and bed and breakfasts where you can stay inexpensively during your honeymoon visit.

Cedar City is nestled at the foot of Brian Head and Cedar Breaks, a magical drive with sights rivaling the Grand Canyon, just on a smaller, lesser-known scale. You’ll find lots of hiking, biking and outdoor adventure in Utah. It’s a great way to start your new marriage out on the right foot. Then, it’s back to Vegas and civilization, for one more dose of excitement before concluding your fabulous Las Vegas wedding trip!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we’ll help you with all your wedding plans, and recommend things nearby. Because some of our couples have their OWN honeymoon ideas in mind. 🙂