If you are ever looking for a place for a short vacation with your loved ones or friends, where time doesn’t seem to matter, drinks are cheaper than water and, the night lights and the cityscape are mesmerizing, Las Vegas is the place to go!
2 weeks ago, me, my husband and a couple of our friends went to Vegas for our 5 day vacation. It was my second time in Vegas and since the first time was a blast, I was really looking forward to it!
We stayed at an MGM property hotel called The Signature at MGM. Our room was beautiful and spacious, with a little kitchen, huge bathroom with two sinks, a shower and a jet bath tub. The window view during the day was nothing special, however at night it was terrific!
I am not a big gambler myself but I enjoy going to different casinos, checking out their interesting architecture, little shops and amenities. And I just like the ambiance of the casinos,the sound of the slot machines. People seem to be worry-free, it doesn’t matter if it’s day or nighttime- everyone is just having a good time! People watching is my favorite entertainment -I love seeing the diversity of outfits and looks, from barely wearing anything at all (yes, seeing topless girls in Vegas is not a rare thing), through casual jeans and t-shirts to fancy elegant sparkly dresses!
The majority of the biggest and newest casinos are located on Las Vegas Boulevard, also called The Strip. It’s nice to walk down the Strip, from one casino to another and check out different shops and take in all the attractions. There is a 4 story M&M store or Hershey’s Chocolate World where you can buy Hershey Kisses in every color imaginable or a jumbo size bottle of their famous chocolate syrup. Vegas is probably one of few places in the world where you can carry an alcoholic drink in the street and not get in trouble for that. That’s why seeing people carrying 4 feet long drink vessels filled with frozen boozy concoctions is a usual sight. Also, Vegas is the only place where within walking distance you can find yourself in New York, Paris, Rome or Venice.
The Venetian Hotel and Casino is my favorite, I love the canal and gondolas, fancy fresk paintings on the ceilings. And the hotel is also adjacent to the best Sephora I have ever been to! It’s a giant store, carrying every brand possible, very well stocked and organized and it even has its own DJ!
When in Vegas, seeing one of their numerous shows is a must! Last time I was there, I went to see a Cirque Du Soleil show “Love, The Beatles” and it was the best show I have ever seen. This time I picked another Cirque show called “Ka”. The plot of the show was a little hard to follow but the stage, lights, dances and acrobats were phenomenal. The way the stage moved horizontally and vertically topped with inside fireworks, use of shadows is hard to describe but it’s a must see, in my opinion.
Since nobody has endless amounts of money to gamble, we also wanted to do some other activities. One day we took a trip to The Red Rock Canyon and went hiking. The views were spectacular, the weather was perfect and it was a nice change of scenery for a day.
We also splurged on the best (in my modest opinion) dinner buffet in town, The Wicked Spoon inside The Cosmopolitan Hotel. The buffet is quite pricey but the variety of food you get is totally worth it. All the dishes are served in mini size cute containers and you can taste things like truffle mac and cheese, vanilla infused beet salad and the best desserts including tropical gelato served in mini-size waffle cones.
The same night, a very unfortunate thing happened to me as I sustained a knee injury, my knee got dislocated. A trip to the ER by an ambulance was necessary and after copious amounts of meds and sedation, my kneecap was popped back in place and my leg’s been put in an immobilizer that I need to wear for the next 4 weeks. A souvenir that nobody wants to bring back from their vacation. This unexpected turn of events, made the rest of the trip less enjoyable for me and I was looking forward to going back home. I spent the reminder of the time poolside, relaxing and getting my tan on!
Despite the injury, my vacation was still a success, I had a great time and I enjoyed the company of my friends. It was also fantastic to escape the cold Michigan weather and enjoy some sun and 70 degree temperatures. If you’re ever looking for a fun vacation spot, even if you’re not a gambler, the Sin City is definitely a place to go. It offers entertainment for everyone and it’s a place like no other.
Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed this slightly different kind of post! Have you ever been to Vegas?
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