There’s so much more to Las Vegas than what is portrayed in films like Ocean’s 11 and The Hangover. As a matter of fact, I’ve been there a few times – for vacations and work-related events – and I can honestly say that I feel as though I barely scratched the surface of things to do. Here are some of the highlights of my trips, plucked from recollection, which I would recommend to young and old alike.
Casino-hotels on The Strip are home to world-class restaurants of every possible cuisine and extravagant buffets for those on a budget. During my stays I’ve eaten at more of the buffets than the fancy restaurants, but I’ll never forget dinner at Le Cirque – a high-end French restaurant in Bellagio. What made that dinner special, in addition to the food, was the unobstructed view of the famed Fountains of Bellagio, an attraction not to be missed. Prime Steakhouse (same location) also has views of the fountain and will make for an unforgettable dinner. Fancy restaurants aside, my most memorable dining experience was at an all-night buffet at Caesars Palace, where a late night grilled cheese had me drooling...not because of the taste but, rather, because actress Eva Longoria was sitting only a few tables away!
After fuelling up with a delicious meal, I was either off to see one of the incredible, Cirque du Soleil shows like, “Love” or “O” (both of which were amazing) or I burned off calories by visiting any one of the dozens of nightclubs Las Vegas has to offer. Almost all of the prominent hotel/casinos on The Strip have at least two nightclubs, lounges and/or bars – all great for meeting people or spending time with friends or a loved one. If my group wasn’t in the mood for a show or dancing we’d certainly have a blast shopping – the Miracle Mile Shops boast a variety of stores and boutiques for the label conscious and frugal alike.
There really is an abundance of activities and attractions located in and around Las Vegas; you can even take a quick trip to see the Grand Canyon…but we’ll tell you more about that another time. For now, enjoy this week’s stories and photos dedicated to Las Vegas on the RCI Blog!