Travel: Las Vegas

First off, it’s hot in Las Vegas. Everyone says that it is a dry heat and that’s better. Well, 92 is still hot. Dry heat or not.

The Venetian hotel

During my three nights here, I saw:

  • The Las Vegas sign
  • The Venetian and its shops and gondola lagoon
  • The Mirage, saw the Mirage Volcano erupt and Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil
  • Caesars Palace and the Grand Shops
  • Paris Paris and the Eiffel Tower
  • The Bellagio and the famous Bellagio Fountains
  • The Palazzo (The Venetians sister hotel)

Three nights in Las Vegas was more than enough. I didn’t see all the hotels (nobody could in 3 days) but three days is enough to experience Las Vegas and see what it has to offer.

The Venetian was an incredible hotel. It was bigger than I ever imagined. This was the first time I stayed in a 5 star hotel and it didn’t disappoint. I would definitely recommend staying there to anyone.

The Las Vegas sign

Traffic is heavy on the strip but it moves pretty well. Even on weekends. Speaking of weekends, they are crazy. It seems that everyone descends on Las Vegas at that time. During the week would be a better time to go if you don’t like fighting crowds.

My favorite spot would have to be the Paris hotel. The casino is made to look like it is under the Eiffel Tower. It is especially effective since the casino is located directly under the replica of the tower itself. Inside, the ceiling is painted sky blue with clouds and tower beams come through the ceiling to give the effect that you are actually outdoors and under the tower.

The shops area is well done too. It’s made to look like a Parisian road with the facades of the shops looking like buildings along the street. The effect is very well done and is a must see.

All in all a good trip and I’m glad to have done it once. Probably not a place I would go back to since there are so many other places I want to visit. But it’s nice to be able to cross this one off my bucket list.