Vegas was never a part of our bucket list. I could never associate myself with so much bling.
However, a drive through the Pacific Coast was definitely on our to-do list. So, while looking for flights to California, the husband found an economical return fare to Vegas. And, the sin city happened.
We had an overnight flight to Vegas and reached our hotel quite early in the morning. Naturally, we slept through the day which I don’t do normally when I am traveling but we weren’t just keen to explore. Post our slumber, we thought about visiting few hotels to see what the fuss is all about.
Somewhere while researching, I read about the three must-do things in Vegas which are:
- See the fountains of Bellagio
- Go on top of the Stratosphere
- Try one of the extravagant buffets
That’s how I went to Bellagio first and witnessed the fountains at their finest glory.
Anything and everything in Vegas is about the hotels. Apart from the well-known gambling part, there’s a whole world inside the hotels.
And, all those hotels & casinos are lined-up throughout the Strip in Vegas which is a long stretch of one road. Once you hit the Strip, Vegas grows on you!
I knew there would be casinos, cocktails, and cacophony as depicted in every other movie based in Vegas.
But, I didn’t have the slightest inkling that the architects & designers have recreated scores of historic cities in the hotels; Venice, Rome, Monte Carlo, Paris, New York to name a few. I visited The Venetian, Paris Hotel, Ceaser’s Palace and New York Hotel.
Though I could find cocktail bars, casinos, roller-coaster rides, shopping arcades inside most of the hotels, nothing charmed me like the Venetian. Because along with all the glitz and glamor, they had created the most romantic city in the world as is!
Here’s a visual treat
You can also find all the premium Italian brands here if you are in a mood to splurge!
After completely devouring Venetian, we moved on to other hotels since we were thrilled to find this fascinating side of Vegas. If you happen to visit Vegas, I would strongly recommend you to visit all these hotels, it’s like world travel on one street!
Since I was staying at the Stratosphere Hotel, it was easier for me to go to the top of it anytime (of course, there was a price attached to it). The Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the country, so a trip to the top is worth it. Plus, the bartender of the cocktail bar on the 107th floor whips up some delicious drinks.
Of course, I couldn’t leave Vegas without enjoying a buffet. Every hotel serves a buffet throughout the day. I chose the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet at the Rio Hotel because I wanted to savor varied cuisines.
There were a lot of varieties, French, Mexican, Italian, American, Chinese and Japanese, at the buffet but nothing was really mouthwatering. But, I have heard there are some great buffets in Vegas. Until next time!