To end my amazing trip around California we spent two in nights in Las Vegas, although Vegas isn’t in California, rather, its in Nevada! Anyway, this so happened to be my second time in Vegas as I was lucky enough to go last year during my summer abroad in California. So, you could say I knew the ropes – where to stay, where to eat and what to do.
We stayed in my favourite hotel in Vegas, The Venitian, which has Romanesque monarch theme going through the interior of the hotel with the likes of sculptures and fountains being a frequent sightings. It is such an amazing hotel every time you walk around it you see something new, which isn’t hard considering theres a casino, theatre, multiple restaurants, a nightclub and is connected to the Plazza shopping mall. I would seriously recommend this hotel for anyone planning on visiting Vegas.
I have so many photos of Vegas so expect this post to be fairly illustrated 😉
What makes this hotel most spectacular is its indoor miniature river which flows through the hotel, resembling Venice. This river brings you along to the most amazing Italian restaurants in the hotel which have a string quartet playing Italian opera for its guests. This whole section of the hotel is made to feel like you are outdoors. It has a fake sky which changes from day to night, street lamps and concrete wet look floors,there really is no place like it.
On our first night in Vegas we ate in the Venice style area of The Venitian and it was such an incredible experience, I mean, I really felt like I was in Italy!
The next day we went sight seeing around the strip and went to famous hotels like Caesars Palace and the Bellagio. It is 100 degrees farrenheight in Vegas which is about 40-45 degrees celsius. But Vegas is in the middle of a desert so the air is really dry so its impossible to be out in the sun for too long.
On our second day in Vegas we did some shopping and explored the hotel a little more to pass some time. We ate lunch in a famous ice cream parlour called Serendipity which was a real cool place. I made my family eat there because I heard of Kim Kardashian going to Serendipity a few times on Keeping up with the Kardashians 🙂 I know I’m such a loser, but the food was delicious!
It was actually my dad’s 50th birthday so we all went to the musical Rock of Ages that night which was a great laugh. I always wanted to see the musical as I enjoyed the movie in the past.
And then we had the dreaded 12 hour day of travelling, seems surreal that yesterday I was on the other side of the world. Although the travelling is long and uncomfortable it definitely wouldn’t stop me from visiting the States again. I had such an amazing trip and a whirlwind two weeks, Ive seen so many different places and drove so many miles its still a bit hard to get my head around. Anyway, it was definitely a trip of a lifetime 🙂
I’m having major holiday blues as I type this.