No trip to Vegas without a visit to the Las Vegas Strip, the 4.2-mile long stretch of hotels and casinos along Las Vegas Boulevard South, just outside the Las Vegas city limits.
Actually, most of our trip (overlapping weeks 296 and 297), we spent on the Las Vegas Strip. And yes, it was fabulous!
Staying in the stylish Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Hotel provided everything you’d want. Visual art everywhere. Delicious cocktails at the Vesper Bar and The Chandelier, which over 3 floors gives you the option to lounge at the top, inside or at the bottom of the sparkling chandelier. Of course, you can gamble to your heart’s delight on the casino floor… and dance at the Marquee and eat and shop and… maybe try to get some sleep too. Last but not least, the Cosmopolitan features rooms with balconies (!!!) that offer a stunning view of the Bellagio Fountains, the north-end of the strip and the mountains beyond.
Of course, we explored beyond our hotel. Other highlights included: dinner at Le Cirque inside the Bellagio and playing Poker and slots at Caesars Palace. By the way, this seemed to be one of the few casinos on the strip that features a Poker Room. Being able to walk to the various hotels, casinos, theaters and shops without having to go outside or at least use walkways above the street (with great views) adds to the feeling of an adult playground.
I seriously can’t wait to go back to visit other hotels, like the New York – New York, Paris Las Vegas and the MGM Grande and places away from The Strip… and make time to “take in a show”.
We did check out downtown Las Vegas at night and during the day. That’s where we celebrated a renewal of vows wedding at Graceland Chapel – topped off with a stretch limo ride down the Las Vegas Strip.
Again, I want to thank Stephen Conklin, Scott’s brother, for showing us around. Oh, and I’d like to thank Scott for taking me on this unforgettable anniversary vacation! You rock my world, baby!
The featured song is called “Bebop 25” and was written and performed by Jason Shaw of Audinautix.com. He has made this and many other instrumental songs available via a CC BY 3.0 license. Thank you so much for all your great tunes, Jason!
If you want to see more, please check out the other videos (and posts) from a few days in Las Vegas:
Soon, I’ll also publish a series of photos on my personal blog…