I hope you are keeping well.
Viva Las Vegas
So in April we went on a fab trip to Las Vegas Nevada and we had an incredible time. I couldn’t recommend it more. So as a lot of people are really interested in going to Las Vegas and I don’t blame them it really is a must see.
So this post is all about what we did and how we did it.
Let’s start with the essentials – Booking.
We used Expedia for our flights & accomodation. as we were traveling in April we decided to book in November to ensure we had enough spending money :).
We were booked in on two flights:
- Dublin to London – with British Airways
- London to Las Vegas – with Virgin Atlantic
Our flight from dublin to london was a close one. We were delayed taking off from dublin so it was a mad dash to our next gate at gatwick for our virgin atlantic flight all the way to Las Vegas.
We were 10 hours and 45 minutes in the air on the way to Las Vegas which wasn’t bad – we were well fed(well as well as you can be with airplane food). When we landed we were met at Las Vegas International Airport by my cousins Ross & Kim, who go to Las Vegas nearly every year, so they were great guides.
Our hotel was fabulous, we started at the Flamingo which was right on the strip. The room was magnificent with a great view of the streets below and The Linq High Roller.
Of course while we were there we were going to take in as many shows as we possibly could, Sean & I love magic so one of the must see shows for us was Penn & Teller in the Rio. It was incredible and a definite must. We never got to go see a Cirque Du Soleil we ran out of time, which only means that we have to go back again as there are a few bits we didn’t get to do.
One of the things we did get to do was the Rio Zipline. Here you are strapped into a seat on a wire and you glide from one Rio building to the next. It was incredible, I mean just look at the distance between the two. Safe to say I was terrified.
We also got in a trip to the Grand Canyon. Look at us there in our matching hoodies. Proper Tourists, ay?
It snowed! Yes, snowed in Arizona, so we were frozen thats why we splashed out on $75 for those jumpers… They kept us warm on the plane home we can’t complain.
But the Grand Canyon was absolutely amazing. I definitely recommend going whether you get a car, take one of the bus tours or splash out on helicopter ride you can’t leave Las Vegas without taking the trip down.
I have also put a list together of some of the other things we did that I definitely recommend you do.
- Fat Tuesdays – A Frozen Cocktail with a keepsakes cup that you can refill for half the price.
- Dinner & Dessert at the Cheesecake Factory in The Forums @ Caesar’s Palace
- The Bellagio Fountains
- The Mirage Volcano
- I’d would be aware of when the UFC fights are being held in the MGM Grand, as all the hotels on the strip will take a deposit for the room, even if you have paid up front. We were unaware of this and when we arrived there was a match that Saturday Night and we were charged a whooping $200 dollars for the 5 nights, now we got it back but only as were heading to the airport. Even though we had booked well in advanced this was additional fee was not outlined in the email confirmations from the hotel so keep an eye out.
- Go to the Premium Outlets North & South for all your shopping needs, they have incredible discounts and it is well worth it.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your very own trip to Las Vegas