This is very delayed, but in September of 2017, I took my first trip to Vegas! I’ve wanted to do a post but time kept getting away from me and now we are in 2018…..
I was in Vegas for a full week and I still didn’t see everything I wanted to see. It was amazing! I’ll touch on a few points of the trip below.
We stayed at the Venetian. Every room in this hotel is a suite and it is gorgeous! The bathroom, the living room, and the bed area all have TVs. The blinds were on an electric control that was by the bed. And, the bathroom was almost the same size as some standard hotel rooms. Though the room was beautiful there were still some issues…..for example, it took hours for housekeeping to bring up an additional luggage rack. When I say hours I mean HOURS (we requested this at 1 pm and it didn’t arrive till after 7 pm). Though the layout was easy to follow in the hotel, because every room is a suite and the hotel is huge, the hallways are super long. A hotel room at the very end of the hall could add an extra 5 minutes to your journey to the lobby. But, the luxury of it all still made it a great hotel. I recommend stalking the website for deals and signing up for emails. I was able to catch a sale where our room was 50% off!
Things to do:
I told myself that even if I didn’t get to see everything I wanted to see I was going to go to Giada’s. It did not disappoint! The food was delicious and they had the best tiramisu I have ever had in my life! It has a gorgeous view of Vegas and when I go back I will be eating here again.
Las Vegas is close to the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. Both were awesome to see. The Grand Canyon was a little bit of a drive so if you go there have a good rental or take one of the many tours that go out there. The only thing with the tours is that you are stuck on their timeline from early in the morning till late in the evening. The Hoover Dam is much closer and has tours as well. They do have a few options if you want to go on the guided tour or the self-guided one. We did the self-guided and didn’t feel like we missed anything. There is a small museum that has some information about the dam. You have to pay for it but in the end, it leads out to a great view.
While in Vegas we did shopping at the mall and on the strip. There are so many places to get a great view of the city (including a giant Ferris wheel). Another recommendation: By a Las Vegas activities pass. We prepaid $75 each and were able to go in the stratosphere, the mob museum, and some other tour places. You end up saving in the long run if you plan on seeing certain tourist things. No, I didn’t do your typical “in the movies” Vegas trip but in the end, I had a great time. I will be going back!