Viva Las Vegas!

22 May

Lloyd and I are heading to Sin City next week! We can’t wait!  After the stress of moving and studying, I am in dire need of some sun and sin. 😉

This will be my first time to Vegas and mostly I’m just excited to have a week off of work!  We don’t have much of an itinerary, which I how I like my vacations.  We’ll mostly eat, walk, lounge, and relax.  Here’s what we have planned:

  • Walking The Strip (of course).  We’ll be cliché tourists and stare up at the big buildings and take lots of cheesy pictures in front of all the casinos.
  • The Bellagio Fountains.  Ever since I saw Ocean’s Eleven, I’ve dreampt of standing in front of the Bellagio fountains for hours on end.  Of course, Matt Damon probably won’t be there for the real thing.
  • Gambling – Eh.  Maybe.  I’m sure I’ll gamble a little, but not much.  This is Lloyd’s forte, not mine.  You might catch me on some penny slots – or do they even have those in Vegas?
  • Pool.  The girls on E! News are always hanging out at the pools in Vegas and I want to be there.
  • Party.  We might go to a club one night.  I don’t even know how to party anymore, though, so this girl might not make it past 11:00 p.m.
  • Shop?  I don’t know – is there really good shopping in Vegas?
  • Be together.  Cue the “oohs and awws”.  We’re excited just to spend time together and not worry about anyone else.
  • Eat.  We love to eat.  Especially eat out.  We’ve already bought a couple Restaurant.com coupons to:

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Envy Steakhouse: Our coupon is for $75 off of $150.  This is going to be our fancy nice out.  Come to think of it, I don’t have anything to wear to Envy!  Better start shopping!

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Cabo Mexican Restaurant: $25 off of $35 – gotta get my Mexican craving fix at least once while I’m there!

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Kilawat:  $25  off of $35 – I’m thinking we’ll do breakfast here one morning.

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Little Buddha:  Sushi!

I haven’t been off of work or on vacation in almost a year! I’m SO excited!

Have any of your ever been to Vegas?  Any recommendations on what to do while we’re there?

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7 Responses to “Viva Las Vegas!”

  1. Krystal May 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    I just went to Vegas in November! It’s super fun but make sure to wear comfy shoes! The strip is huge and you’ll be walking for hours and hours and hours.

    There’s also a really good outlet mall north of the city! And the Fashion Show Mall or whatever it’s called is right on the strip. It’s within walking distance, but I would suggest taking a taxi to the outlet mall, as you have to go on the highway. I think it was only $10-12 each way though. Well worth it. Don’t forget to get your VIP coupons online at Chelsea Premium Outlets!

    If you like rollercoasters, there’s the one at the NY NY hotel. It was pretty cool, something I definitely had to do.

    Oh and they have penny slots!

    Be careful with which pools you go into – a lot of them are topless! We saw them being advertised on big boards in the mall.

    I’m not much of a gambler either, but it was a lot of fun. I mostly played the nickel slots. 🙂 The loose slots are in Old Vegas, be sure to check that out. I played blackjack for like 4 hours straight there and came out even. haha I personally think it’s much much cooler than the new strip.

    • Carrie June 1, 2009 at 9:19 am #

      Thank you SO much for the tips! I brought good walking shoes and I definitely needed them! That place is huge!!!!!! Vegas was a trip!

  2. jeanhasbeenshopping May 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    Have a fantastic time! Vegas is my happy place! I love the sights, the shopping, and the food!

    • Carrie June 1, 2009 at 9:22 am #

      @jean: I loved the food, too! I couldn’t get enough!

      @Bonnie: Darn! I wish I would have read your comment before we left! We were looking for a great breakfast place! We will definitely have to go there next time!!

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  4. Bonnie May 26, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    I loved Vegas, too, and didn’t expect to. It’s impossible to not have a great time. One thing that I would not miss doing is having breakfast, morning or late-night, at the famous Peppermill Diner. It’s on the strip (near the older part, if I remember correctly) and it’s fabulous, loved by locals and tourists alike. HUGE portions of fantastic food, purple booths, etc. I recommend the blueberry pancakes!

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