Vegas, Baby!!!

Las Vegas was one of the most fun places I have ever traveled to!  With so much to do and see it would be easy to spend all your money, even if you weren’t gambling in one of the many casinos.  As soon as you step off the airplane you are greeted with slot machines.  Bright, noisy, slot machines.  They are everywhere. Hotels, restaurants, and I’m assuming also in the library.  I was honestly surprised at the number of slot machines that were in the major casinos; clearly movies lie.  I was expecting to see everyone dressed to the nines leaning over roulette tables holding martinis.  Instead I saw everyday people in denim and sneakers sipping the free drinks (Yep they really are free!) and chatting away with their neighbor.

The casual dress of most casino goers was more comforting than I expected because that meant that I could sashay into any of the major casinos and feel as if I belonged.  I freely wandered the MGM Grand, Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace and was lost and stuck inside them all.  Hotel Resorts are designed to hold you hostage with noise, stores, and food…don’t fall for the trap.  If you are trying to leave..keep trying.  Although you might end up leaving through an employee entrance like I did.

I’m the kind of tourist who loves to hear about the history of a place along with seeing some of the major sites.  So when I decided on Vegas I started looking up ways that I could sight see and have some fun.  I purchased the Go Las Vegas Card to help me see the sights and activities that were most important for me!  There were over 30 options and I had to narrow it down to 5.  Here are the ones I chose!

  1. The Mob Museum– Ever see Casino, Ocean’s 11 or Goodfellas?  Then you will love this museum of the mafia’s love affair with Las Vegas.  The museum is three floors so its easy to spend a couple of hours there.
  2. The High Roller Observation Wheel– I call it the Vegas Eye, since its similar to the London Eye but larger.  You can also buy a pass for Happy hour and have unlimited drinks while you ride.  The ride is only 30 minutes so you have to drink quickly.
  3. Fremont Street Walking Tour-Learn the history about how Vegas got its start!  Fremont street is an amazing part of Vegas that you don’t want to miss!  Also the hotels are a bit cheaper than on the strip but with all the same amenities!
  4. Vegas Rockstar Club Tour-PARTY BUS!!!!!!!  Club hop to 3 locations with open bar inside the bus.  For my tour we went to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign for pictures, Skyfall Lounge in the Mandala Bay Hotel, and Ghost Bar in the Palms Resort.  This is usually $99/person so this is worth getting with pass
  5. Las Vegas Live Comedy Club-If you like comedy shows be sure to add this to your list.  Great comedians and an intimate setting.  Perfect choice for couples.

These are only a handful of options that the Go Pass offers and Las Vegas in general has tons of things to do and see.  I understand why some people go to Vegas every year. Every trip would have something new and there’s never a dull moment.  I’m gonna save my pennies now so I can go again next year.

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