Las Vegas might just be one road but you can literally spend a two week holiday there. When I visited for the first time last year in August I really underestimated the size of the strip, assuming the road would just be a 2 lane street. Well it turned out it was 8 lanes wide and incredibly difficult to cross. The hotels look so close together, and they kind of are.... Except it took me an hour to walk five hotels down! The monorail is highly recommended. We had really good weather this weekend although I doubt Vegas ever has much bad weather, it was around 40 degrees c. We stayed at the Treasure Island which is next to the Mirage and opposite the Venetian. We arrived at 2am and I was so ready for bed at this point.
On the Friday we did some exploring up and down the strip, I found the most awesome shop in the MGM Grand called the television shop, if you love the Dexter series or The Big Bang tv show, I think you'll love this store. I can't get enough of Dexter so I bought some blood hand sanitizer which might sound a bit gross but I love weird stuff like this, and an I <3 Dexter tshirt.
I drank so many margarita's along the strip I think it dehydrated me! Kahunaville at the TI is a great place for drinks, they give you an extra free shot and put candy worms in your drink, and of a night the bartenders do a show which is pretty impressive and at the end everyone gets free shots.
Friday night we went on the Venetian Gondola's, I thought it would be nicer to do a night time ride outside rather than in the daytime heat. While on the boat we got to see the Mirage volcano erupt and the clock tower show. After this we took a trip to downtown and Fremont Street, the original Vegas. You know the iconic neon sign of the cowboy that you always see in older movies ft Vegas? Well that's here. Fremont Street used to be a real road with about 2 lanes but they've since covered this so the entire thing is a walkway and covered it with a gigantic round screen.
This is a much more laid back area of Vegas and not as glamourous as the strip but I thought it was awesome to see where the hustle and bustle used to be back in the day. I tried a fried twinkie in one of the casinos, tastes a bit like funnel cake and way better than it sounds. They have $5 blackjack here too, which I played at the 4 queens casino. Our dealer was really fun too and it was a nice relaxed atmosphere in there. One thing I love about Fremont Street is that they still have the quarter one arm bandits, meaning you win in quarters and can pull the arm instead of just pressing a button and getting a paper slip.
I had one of the best Margarita's ever in a place called mob bar, it was made with strawberry and fig infused tequila and was literally amazing. I paid $5 for it and was much more impressed than the $17 yucky one from the Venetian.
|Bad Venetian Margarita|
|Nice Mob Bar Margarita|
Last year when I was out here I missed the Bellagio fountain show so made sure to see it this time. It doesn't last very long but it's a nice show and worth seeing. I always loved that one scene is Ocean's 11.
|The Paris makes for a nice backdrop|
|Watching the fountains|
On the Sunday before we left we went to the Paris hotel for champagne brunch at their buffet. The Paris is by far my all time favourite hotel in Vegas, everything about it is just so pretty and I love how they've painted the sky on the ceiling to make it seem like you are always outside and in a small village town. The buffet itself was amazing, my favourite thing was the made to order crepe's. You get a glass of champagne with your food too which was really nice, I don't usually like champagne but this was nice.
|In line at Le Village buffet|
|I'll leave you with this photo of me inside a table ;)|