Christopher and I just got home from a three day trip to Vegas and the Grand Canyon. We got home at 3 this morning so if I sound a little bit all over the place, that’s probably why. 😉 Today I want to share with you our top 8 favorite things we saw in Vegas beginning at the end of the strip and moving up (so not necessarily in “favorite” order).
#1 – The welcome sign! I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve seen this sign in movies or on advertisements or just in the media in general. So to see it in person was really pretty cool! 🙂
#2 – Egypt! We actually stayed the night inside the pyramid on Sunday night and it was crazy amazing! More on that later this week. 🙂
#3 – New York New York! Christopher and I went to NYC together while we were in college and we are tentatively planning to return later this year. But we joked that after going in Vegas, clearly we don’t need to go again this year. 😉 Best part of NY NY in Vegas was definitely the roller coaster that wraps around the skyline! We had so much fun!
#4 – Fountains at the Bellagio! A beautiful fountain set to music. We came twice and both times were lovely! My favorite was the night time performance of “Singing in the Rain”!
#5 – Caeser’s Palace! This was Christopher’s absolute favorite (and my second favorite). Those of you who are long time readers of this blog will recall our love for Italy and especially Rome. So Caeser’s Palace was such fun to explore! Indoor shops made to look as if we are outdoors (with the sky painted on the ceilings above and cobble stone floors beneath us). Lots of reproductions of statues including the Trevi Fountain which is what we’re standing in front of in this shot below.
#6 – The Eiffel Tower! Like the Las Vegas Sign, the Eiffel Tower is something I’ve seen countless times in the media. It was cool to see the daytime, but especially pretty to see at night! Of course, this isn’t the original, but it was still fun to see! One of these days we’ll have to get to Paris to see the real deal!
#7 – Mini Venice! This was my favorite and Christopher’s second favorite that we saw! (both of our top two favorites were Italy replicas… clearly we love Italy, haha!) Which is actually pretty funny to me because actual Venice was not high on our list of favorite cities that we visited in Italy. I mean, it was Italy so it was awesome, but it was just so touristy compared to other cities we visited. But Venice in Vegas was fabulous. Their reproductions really had me feeling like I was in Venice again. A cleaner, warmer, less humid, less dilapidated Venice. 😉
#8 – The Mermaids! Just off the strip inside the Silverton Casino is a giant tank full of fishies! And during certain hours, mermaids hop in the tank and swim around! Mermaids, you guys! Christopher snapped this shot of me photographing the mermaid when she waved at me! 🙂
We saw so many incredible and often outlandish things during our few days in Vegas, but these were definitely our favorites. 🙂 It was a great trip, but we were go-go-go all weekend. Two 5am wake up calls (once for a flight and once to see sunrise at the Grand Canyon – both totally worth it), late nights, and lots of walking. Getting in at 3 this morning definitely didn’t help. Our plans for St. Patty’s Day include an early dinner at our favorite Irish place and then a 7pm bedtime (okay not really, but it will be much earlier than normal!). 😉
If you’ve been to Vegas, do we share any favorites?
Any big plans for St. Patrick’s Day tonight?