In the summer of 2015, we took an unforgettable road trip starting in San Francisco, passing through LA, driving through the Pacific Coast Highway, which we totally fell in love with!
We wound up our trip in the mecca of hedonism – Las Vegas. Vegas appeared, rising like a twinkly, glittery Emerald City, an oasis in the Mojave Desert. It was just so big, brassy, busy and colorful. If Disneyland grew up and took steroids it would be Las Vegas. We never expected in a million years to love Las Vegas, but we did. Dipping in and out of most of the hotels, within one day we visited Paris, New York, Venice, Egypt and ancient Rome. We are not massive fans of gambling, but we did have a little go, it is Vegas after all.
The first night, we watched Zumanity, a cabaret-style show by Cirque du Soleil at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. It was nothing less than a thrill-ride. We weren’t allowed to take pictures in there, so you’ll need to watch it for yourself.
The hotels in Vegas are a must-see tourist attraction in themselves. Each one grander and spectacular in one way or the other.
We did the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet at the Bellagio and almost passed out in our hotel room after that.
Another thing Bellagio is famous for is the musical fountains show every evening outside the hotel. It is truly magical!
There’s fun to be had and things to be seen away from The Strip too. We went to the Fremont Street which is the second most famous street in Vegas after The Strip. It is also the original casino district. Today, it is most known for the Fremont Street Experience, an incredible entertainment and gaming destination in the heart of the most exciting city.
Also in the Las Vegas downtown is the famous Graceland Wedding Chapel where a lot of celebrity weddings have taken place. They have something called the Elvis Wedding Package where the Chapel Elvis will escort the Bride down the aisle and sing two songs. Out of the world!
Las Vegas is indeed a spectacular place. I can’t wait to be back here!
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