So you’ve never been to Las Vegas and you’re wondering if this city is for you…well let me be the first to assure you there is something for everyone!
I hadn’t been to Las Vegas in almost twenty years so going back after such a long time was a big shock! “The Strip”, where most of the hotels are situated, was overwhelming at first, but it’s a city that grows on you! We did a lot of exploring of the different hotels and they are truly amazing. Hotels like The Luxor, the Excalibur, New York New York, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, Paris, and Bellagio are so well themed you would think you were in a different location altogether! Most of these hotels have evening entertainment such as Cirque du Soleil performances as well as rides to enjoy.
The choices for meals in Las Vegas are endless with many world renowned chefs operating their own restaurants. Hard Rock Café, Bubba Gumps and Rainforest Café also have locations here. If you’re travelling with children there is a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and an aquarium at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Packages to Las Vegas including air and hotel are often extremely reasonable from most cities in North America, and usually very convenient….but now for the downside…bring a pocketful of cash! None of the above comes cheap, and prices for eating, drinking, and entertainment can be on the steep side. Gone are the days of inexpensive buffets! and although there is lots to choose from for accommodation, even these hotels can have hidden costs for pool/resort use and also restrictions on bringing food into the pool areas forcing you to purchase food from their pool deck snack bars.
Now if you are on your way to Las Vegas and want to catch a wonderful free show, stop outside the Bellagio fountain area and enjoy this spectacular display from 3pm to 12 am every 15 to 30 minutes every day. Viva Las Vegas!!
When you use the toilets at the airport and see your first slot machines, you know you’re in LV. 🙂 Just like in the movies, it can feel so over the top with so much to grab your attention. I remember walking between casinos carrying a bucket for all my coins. I wasn’t brave enough to go on that rollercoaster at the top of the casino.