What a place! I've just got back from a 4 night trip there with my gorgeous friend Amber. We had an absolute ball!
Anyone who thinks that Vegas is just for gambling is just so far off the mark! There is so much to do there.
My first impressions were that it wasn't as tacky as I was expecting. I was expecting major cheese and tack and of course there is some, but there's a whole lot more.
Our hotel - the Venetian was fabulous. I'd heard people talk about the gondolas so I really was expecting it to be very tacky, but seriously it's not. And I knew the hotels would be supersize but I didn't quite realise just how big they would be. To give you an idea our hotel had 7000 suites, 3 nightclubs, 4 pools, casino, 2 theatres, a St Marcs Square with fricking gondolas going in and outside the building, spa, conference centre and about 30 shops and 30 restaurants/bars!!!!! Humongous!
The highlights were our champagne helicopter ride in the Grand canyon.... which is really a must for any one visiting. We came back down the strip during sunset. As the Americans would say... it was awesome ;-)
Le Reve... wow wa woo wa. What a show. The best I've ever seen (and I've seen a few) The best way to describe it would be Cirque De Soleil in water... check it out...
All the hotels have so much to see in them, and all have amazing flower displays. The fountains at the Bellagio were fabulous, especially with Elvis belting out 'Viva Las Vegas' in the back ground :)))
We gambled on the last night... the last of the big spenders - we both played $20 each on the cheapo tables of black jack for a couple of hours. We both got lots of pontoons and increasingly more tipsy with the free drinks! In fact by the end of it we had about $80... it's a bit of a blur. I remember thinking that I'd like to take some chips back as a souvinir and shoved a load in my bag, and we left the rest on the table. Doh! I'd picked up over $30 of chips! Lol :)
We were very restrained and didn't go shopping until the last day when we spent about 2 hours in Juicy Couture. It's a dangerous place for me as I adore their costume jewellery and came away considerably lighter in the pocket!
I hope to get the chance to go back very soon... but for now I'm back in little old Nottingham XXXX