|The iconic Las Vegas strip|
Last weekend I went to Las Vegas for the first time since I was a kid (remember when Vegas tried to market itself as family friendly and a great place for kids? I guess my parents believed them!).
Anyway, it was very fun, and very different from when I was 7...although I do still think that the pirate ship at Treasure Island is pretty cool!
We stayed at the beautiful and enormous Palazzo Hotel...seriously, hotels are so huge in Vegas!
Saturday afternoon we wandered around and shopped, and had lunch at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill in Caesar's Palace. We also got one of those hilarious meter long alcoholic slushy drinks from Caesar's -no wonder people are always so drunk in Vegas!
|Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan Hotel|
We checked out the new Cosmopolitan Hotel, where I was in awe of the gorgeous Chandelier Bar. You literally feel like you are surrounded by crystals, it is very cool!
We spent a majority of Saturday afternoon drinking mojitos poolside at the Marquee Dayclub, also located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. It was a lot more crowded than this (obviously) but it was the only image I could find! It was a really good time and a beautiful rooftop area, and the crowd was fun but not too crazy. I'm not sure if I could handle an actual all out Vegas pool party. Baby steps....
For dinner we went to Okada restaurant in The Wynn hotel; the food tasted super fresh and the restaurant faced onto it's own private waterfall and mini lake - only in Vegas right!?
After dinner we headed over to XS nightclub which had the longest line up I have ever seen for anything, ever - it was really fun once you were inside though! I liked how the club was split between indoor and outdoor, so you had the choice of a super clubby atmosphere inside or (a bit) more chill outside.
|Heading out for the night, champagne in hand. Yay Vegas!|
We did a lot of browsing and walking throughout various shopping areas, and the Shops at the Venetian were my favorite. I loved watching the tourists ride around on the gondolas - it looked like fun!
Sunday morning we ate at enormous buffet at the Wynn hotel, which features literally everything you could ever imagine, and more.
It was a perfect weekend, and just what I expected Vegas to be - bright, crazy, busy and fun! I am so glad that I finally got to go but I think I have had my Vegas fill for a while!