I’ve been to Las Vegas so many times! Each time I go, I find something new. This is a city that doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. If you can imagine it, you’ll likely find it here. Of course if you’re a gambler, this is a place for you. From slot machines to high stakes card games… you won’t be at a loss to spend as little, or as much as you want.
When choosing a hotel, consider what shows you might like to see, or the size of the hotel itself. This time we stayed at New York New York. This hotel is definitely a fave of mine. I love that it’s not huge, like some I’ve stayed at. The Venetian, for instance, can be a long journey from your room to the lobby/casino area. Pretty much all hotels in Vegas charge a resort fee. This can be anywhere from $18-$33 per night. If you have a players club card, be sure to check with your hotel to see if they can reduce some of your hotel costs before you check out. You will collect points when gambling and using your Players Club cards.
The location of the hotel isn’t too important, as there are many ways to move around Vegas. Taxis are abundant, as well as The Deuce. This years cost for a 24 hour pass on the Deuce is $8. That bus will take you all the way up to Fremont Street, and all the way back. You can also transfer to other busses and make your way to the Premium Outlet mall on the north end of the city. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, then stop at Fremont Street for the evening. If you’ve never been to Vegas, Fremont is an excellent site to see. You can zipline there under the canopy of over 2,000,000 lights, and high above the people walking below. It’s best to pre book your zipline experience, as it can get busy on certain days.
There are a lot of sites to visit that don’t cost a thing. A fairly new are between New York New York and the Monte Carlo is The Park. At night, trees are lit up and it’s a great stroll past a variety of restaurants, and statues. The Bliss Dance is a 40 foot tall sculpture of a dancing woman that is impressive at night, and during the day.
The Bellagio has the famous Fountains of Bellagio. You can enjoy this show almost every 30 minutes. Water dances to music and is a great show to stand and watch. Also, inside the Bellagio is the beautiful Conservatory near the lobby. This changes with the seasons and is well worth the extra steps off the strip.
If you enjoy walking, the Las Vegas strip is approximately 4.2 miles, or 6.8 kms long. I’ve always found that walking is the best way for me to experience this city. You can wander in and out of shops, hotels, restaurants. And when you need a little rest, just sit down and do a little gambling!
There are plenty of options for shopping. Planet Hollywood, Ceasars Palace and the Venetian, just to mention a few, have large indoor malls.
Time flies quickly when you’re in Vegas. I’d suggest finding a show or concert that you’d really like to see, and book your trip around that. Cher will be back in Vegas in 2017! Her show is truly amazing.
The possibilities in Vegas are endless!
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