Join me as I take you through our time in Las Vegas. What to see, what to do, & what to eat.
Las Vegas – many like to call it “Sin City” yet I find it to be a place where I can relax by the pool with a cocktail, do a little shopping, have great meals, and see amazing shows. This was my eighth time visiting Las Vegas and as always she never disappoints. I am happy to share a few of my favorite things to do while in “Sin City” and hope you love her as much as I do.
Where to stay:
My top four places I would choose to stay in Vegas would be the Bellagio, Caesars, Wynn, & Pallazo. All have great aesthetic and atmosphere. We especially love The Bellagio due to the location on the strip. We always choose a fountain view room as it makes anytime spent in the room extra relaxing.
What to Do:
Stroll the Strip – So much to see and do along the strip. If this is your first time, I would recommend taking a walk and exploring all the different attractions and hotels.
Las Vegas Sign – You can’t go to Vegas and not stop to see the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign at least once.
Shows – You have to take in a Cirque du Soleil show – It’s mandatory! My all time favorite is KÀ. Other great ones to see are: O, The Beatles, & Mystere. A similar show that is not a “Cirque” but very similar and we both loved, is Le Rêve at The Wynn. One other that we saw on our most recent trip was Baz. A musical showcasing three Baz Luhrmann films: Romeo & Juliet, The Great Gatsby, & Moulin Rouge. We had lovely seats with a great view, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Concerts – We have seen Celine Dion (my favorite), and Garth Brooks which was awesome by the way. I would love to see J.Lo or Britney but neither were performing while we were in town. A good concert never disappoints.
Hoover Dam – In the past, we rented a car and drove to the Hoover Dam. Holy cannoli that is a long drop down! We did the full underground tour and really liked it.
Helicopter Ride – This is great way to see the strip. I went in the evening and it was so nice to see all of the Vegas lights.
High Roller Ferris Wheel – Another way to see the strip. I would recommend doing this if you are here for the first time or have not gotten the chance to see Vegas from above.
Shopping – There is plenty of shopping to be done in Vegas. If you want it, you can most likely find it here. I particularly like the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace as they have a great range in price point to cater to every budget. They have plenty of other options around town as well like: Fashion Show Mall, Miracle Mile Shops, etc.
Pool Day – You can’t go to Vegas without having at least one day at the pool. I drink my weight in Pina Coladas every time. I can never turn down a Pina, especially in the desert heat.
Neon Light Museum – I wanted to visit this gem for a while so needless to say I was very excited to see all of the history within the Neon Light Museum. The ghosts of Vegas’ past lie throughout this outdoor museum that also makes for great photo ops.
Fremont Street – The original Las Vegas. There are still poles up from the past where you would ride your horse straight to the casino doors and tie your horse up while you went in. Now it is full of “touristy” things but if you are into history, it’s worth a shot to visit once.
North Premium Outlets – This is a very large outlet in Las Vegas. If you are wanting to get more shopping in, it is a great place to explore. I have been a handful of times and enjoyed it.
What to Eat:
You can’t go wrong eating in Las Vegas. These are a few we have eaten at and liked. Of course you know I love my Giada, so when visiting, her restaurants are ALWAYS a must.