Viva Las Vegas! Just a quick note, I had met my dad in Los Angeles, 2 weeks into my USA part of the trip and we travelled the remaining two weeks together on the West Coast.
We jumped in the car from San Francisco, all the way to Las Vegas which was about a 8/9 hour journey and although it was mainly desert all the way there – it was quite enjoyable, especially spotting the several Taco Bell’s on the way! (which are my favourite).
We saw a ridiculous amount of wind turbines on the hills..
We eventually got to Las Vegas at about 10pm, which doesn’t matter a single bit as Las Vegas is awake at all hours. We checked into New York New York which is a great hotel which has a casino, shops, swimming pool and it’s own rollercoaster! – amazing!
We then went out for a venture around ‘the strip’ and saw some incredible things! Luckily, my dad has been here before so it was a lot easier knowing where everything was and what to see/do!
One of my favourite bits of Las Vegas was definitely the Belaggio fountains! They were incredible – they basically play a song (from an extensive playlist, I never heard the same song twice) and the fountains ‘dance’ in time with the music! It is pretty breathtaking!
We then went for a stroll through some of the hotels, which are tourist attractions over in Las Vegas as they are so grand. This was in Caeser’s Palace – they have everything in this hotel, casinos, cinemas, shopping malls, art galleries, swimming pools.
We woke up the next day, bright and early, despite the clouds it was really hot outside considering that we were in the desert but it brighten up throughout the day. This is the hotels rollercoaster from our room window.
We ended up having a buffet breakfast which had amazing stuff like chocolate covered strawberries, cakes, pastries, you name it! And in Vegas, it seems like a theme to have a cheeky Mimosa or Bloody Mary in the morning – so we were handed this! Quite a perk up for a lightweight like me, I have to say!
I opted for Fruity Loops, obviously.. The brighter the colours, the better in America!
We then went out for the day, again looking at all of the hotels and the sights. This is our hotel, New York New York from the front.
We headed to The Venetian which was beautiful – they basically made it look like Venice inside the hotel and have Gondola’s that you can ride inside.
Afterwards, as it was incredibly boiling hot outside and my poor little ginger skin can’t handle the heat.. we decided to go up the Eiffel Tower (it’s half the size of the original, in Paris). This was great fun, the staff were full of humour and the views of the Las Vegas strip were great!
That’s all I am going to put in this blog post for now, as it will be a few long one full of photos otherwise! So I will be posting another of Las Vegas Pt. 2 and one on the Hoover Dam very shortly!
Have you been to Las Vegas? Would you consider getting married there? I don’t think I would, doesn’t quite seem like my dream wedding to me! 🙂