I’m no expert when it comes to Vegas, but I can surely say this aint my first rodeo lol! We’ve been to Sin City 4x now, and there is still SO much more I want to do there! I wanted to highlight a few things that were our favorite!
First off, If you plan to travel here I definitely recommend researching what you want to do before you get there. Because once your there, you may become overwhelmed with the possibilities.
We have stayed at Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand, the Flamingo and Paris. While each hotel was beautiful and unique in its own way, our favorite place was the Flamingo. Its one of the older hotels on the strip, but its location is perfect. Everything within the hotel is nicely spaced out, so when your walking you’re not constantly dodging other people. It’s also right next to the Linq Promenade , which is a great spot to hang out. There is a bunch of restaurants, bars, shops, and the observation wheel there. AND did I mention In and out burger!? In addition, the Flamingo smells amazing! I know that is something odd to comment about, but seriously it smells great haha. They also have a beautiful little courtyard with real flamingos, and other pieces of nature that is just serene. It’s definitely a nice way to start your day! I could just go on and on about this hotel, it was a great place to stay!
Fremont Street is a must see. The entire sky lights up while being in sync to a classic tune. You can zip line down and see everything, and there’s a ton of buffets!!
Walking the strip is something you just have to do. Make sure you wear comfy shoes because its a lot of walking. I mean A LOT. There is so much to see and you could literally spends hours in 1 hotel (trust me I know).
See the fountains at The Bellagio. They usually start around dusk. If you decide to stay at Paris you may score a room that has a view of the fountains! Ours did and it was amazing! While your there be sure to walk inside to the conservatory. Its right in the main lobby, and it’s stunning. Typically they change the theme per season. This last time we were there it was November, and one of the main attractions was a peacock made almost entirely out of roses. It was incredible. And its free!
The Hoover dam is about 45 minutes out of Vegas. If you decide to make the trip I highly recommend it! It’s an amazing sight! I wish I had pictures to share.
My pick for shopping is the Miracle mile shops inside Planet Hollywood. There are all kinds of shops for everyone! You can also catch a rain show right in the middle of the mall. Don’t worry though, you won’t get wet!
Lets talk about food. If you love food, you will love Vegas. You can eat very cheap, or extravagant. I highly recommend The Stratosphere (meal with an amazing view) Inside Paris , Gordon Ramsey’s Steak is divine. My husband and I were lucky to score some bar seats, and the food was out of this world. The Mac n’ cheese was the best I’ve ever had in my life lol. Some cheaper options we enjoyed were Toby Keith’s I Love this bar and grill at Harrah’s and Yolo’s in Planet Hollywood.
The night life in Vegas is like no other. We aren’t much of the partying crowd anymore but one of our favorite spots for a drink is The Chandelier bar at the Cosmopolitan. It’s a 3- level lounge, and you literally sit inside of a chandelier!! You also have to go to see a show! Every hotel has options, but I recommend shopping around for the best prices online. My favorite show was Beatles Love at The Mirage I may be biased since I’m a huge Beatles fan, but it was incredible. I literally cried.
Perhaps one of our favorite things to do, that is totally free is people watching. There are so many unique people in Vegas. Just be weary of all the people dressed up. You may want a picture with them, but they are expecting a tip from you! So just keep that in mind.
Even flying to Vegas is beautiful, you cross over a bunch of Canyons, so grab a window seat if you can! Flying in at night is really cool with all the lights!!
The next time we go, I want to do a helicopter ride, and a gondola ride at the Venetian!
Have you been to Vegas? What’s some of your favorite things to do there?
flight in to Vegas
the conservatory at the Bellagio
Observation wheel at the Linq Promenade
Early morning at the Bellagio fountains