I visited Las Vegas, about 2 years ago now. But back then I didn’t really take blogging as seriously and ‘forgot’ to blog about it- how on earth did I manage that?! So, here I am 2 years later wanting to tell you about my experience in Las Vegas.
Travelling – Travelling to Vegas was the longest long haul flight I had ever been on. The flight was about 11 hours long and it was a short transfer to our hotel once we were actually in Vegas. The flight was a lot better than I thought it would ever be, I slept, a lot. I also watched about 4 films to keep me entertained. If you are a nervous flyer, I can imagine it wouldn’t be so boring. But the best advise I do have, just try to fall asleep. I know it’s hard and a lot easier to say than do, but trust me, once you’re there, you will have wished you slept on the plane.
Hotels- The main thing about Vegas that blew me away were the hotels. When you are choosing a hotel to stay at, take sure you have ready up on every single one. Thy are all completely different with themes and are absolutely stunning. We stayed at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. This was the perfect location as it was in the centre of the Strip, right in the hustle and bustle of it all. Opposite us was the Bellagio hotel which was stunning as there was a foundation show on all the time too. the Planet Hollywood hotel often has different artists performing for a few years and the hotel would be themed them all over. When we stayed, it was Britney Spears. OMG. Britney is my far my favourite artist of all time, I think she is amazing so I couldn’t be happier that she would be performing. Unfortunately, the week we went was the week that Britney was on a break so I was gutted that we wouldn’t be able to see her live. Still, I got to see her all over the hotel, on the lifts, her music was playing, and they even had Britney casino machines. It was amazing and I was totally in my element.
Shopping – Make sure you take lots of spending money. There is one main mall called Miracle Mile Mall. Which as you can guess, was a mile long mall of shops. But this wasn’t just any mall, it was like you were outside, the ceiling was the sky, and the shops were like little houses. It actually felt like we were outside shopping! Also, every hour there was a ‘rain storm’ where the lights would flash and it sounded like there was a thunder storm. Why you might ask? It’s Vegas, why the hell not. The shops were great, filled with designers and cafes and really unusual shops too. My favourites had to be the massive Sephora, and there was also an Official Merch Britney store – of course.
Food – The food was great, just the typical American dinner sort of food, massive portions and unusual meals. For breakfast a couple of times, I had coffee glazed doughnuts, and omg they were incredible! I really loved all the little cafe’s and cake shops in Vegas, oh and how can I forget the ice cream?! Do you remember having ice cream sandwiches when you were little? Well they have them in Vegas, everywhere.
The Grand Canyon – This is a must if you visit Vegas, it is by far the best thing I have ever experienced. So I bought this experience as a gift for my boyfriends 21st birthday, and to make it a bit more special, I booked the helicopter tour around the Grand Canyon, which includes landing in the heart and having a little picnic. How cute. The helicopter experience was amazing, totally mesmerising I can’t even explain, Then landing in the middle of the Grand Canyon just topped it off. It was postcard perfect and didn’t feel real. We even saw a wild lizard! Lizards are way cooler when they are in the middle of the Grand Canyon. So we spent about half an hours landed and headed back. It was just incredible, I can’t explain how amazing it was- so you just need to go and experience it for yourself.
Seeing the Sights – Vegas is al about seeing the sights. You need to try and visit every hotel possible as they are SO different and huge, and they all have something different to offer. Even walking around outside is amazing, there are escalator’s outside, to cross the road. I know right, what?! I have never seen that anywhere else before!Everything is huge. You may think that hotel is only down the road and won’t take long to walk there. Oh boy you are wrong. The hotels and building are so massive they look way closer than they really are.
Downtown Vegas- A lot of people have said don’t go to Downtown Vegas, it’s dirty and old, and a bit scary. I bet you they went in the day time. You need to go at an evening time. The place just lights up and comes alive! They have bands playing, a light show on the ceiling, a zip wire (which we also did and was a great adrenaline rush! Deffo recommend) and not to forget the naked cowboys. Downtown Vegas is much more out there, it has the old style casinos and strip clubs, but you just have to go and see for yourself. Absolutely amazing.
My experience of Vegas was absolutely amazing. I mean, I am writing this post 2 years late, but that jus shows how amazing it was right?! There is nowhere else in the world like this and I will never forget my experience. I would love to go back in about 10 years time, as apparently it changes every 3 years, there is something new and amazing.
I did try to vlog my experience, but I was so new to Youtube! You can watch it here if you would like.
Have you been to Vegas?
Love always, G x