November 3, 2014

Las Vegas Vacation Recap – Days 1 and 2

My boyfriend turned 30 on Halloween so we snuck away to Las Vegas to celebrate this weekend! Can you believe I had never been before?!

We left Thursday afternoon and arrived around 10 at night. We scored an amazing deal at the Bellagio so we called it home for the weekend!

Bellagio sign at night


We admired the Chihuly ceiling while we waited to check-in.

Chihuly ceiling at Bellagio


We booked a king resort room but ended up with a double queen room since the hotel had two conferences taking place and we're sold out of king rooms by the time we arrived.

The room was on the 28th floor and had a great view so we couldn't complain too much!

Bellagio room 28104


The room had a marble foyer which lead to an amazing bathroom.

Bellagio resort room foyer


I really regret not taking a bath in that deep soaker tub haha

Bellagio resort room bathtub


Please note the phone by the toilet. Why do they have phones in the bathrooms?!

Bellagio resort room bathroom


The walk-in glass shower was awesome. Another thing to add to our next home's wish list ;)

Bellagio resort room shower


The foyer opened up into the rest of the room. I loved the lights over the beds and the automatic drapes.

Bellagio resort queen room


Bellagio resort room desk


The room overlooked the pools:

Bellagio resort room pool view


We also had a direct view of The Cosmopolitan and two mountain ranges (the one to the left and another to the right). When the Bellagio's fountain shows were happening at night, we could see the reflections in the lower levels of the Cosmopolitan!

Bellagio Cosmopolitan view


Despite driving for 9 hours, we ended up staying out until 4am celebrating the start of my boyfriend's 30th birthday! I wanted to sleep in but we ended up waking up around 10am to get some brunch.

A friend of ours recommended Hash House A Go Go so we made our way over there.

Las Vegas Hash House A Go Go


We both got their chicken and waffles which could have fed an army! We ended up taking more than half of it back to the hotel to have for breakfast the next day. #moneysavingtip

Hash House A Go Go chicken and waffles


We walked around the Northern part of the strip after brunch.

The LINQ high roller


We walked through The Venetian:

The Venetian


The Venetian gondola


And The Palazzo:

The Palazzo


We waved to Wynn and Encore:

Wynn Encore


We passed Treasure Island and admired Trump's hotel in the distance.

Treasure Island


We made our way over to The Mirage and looked around for a little bit.

The Mirage


We walked around Caesar's Forum Shoppes for a while before realizing we weren't in the hotel/casion portion of Caesar's Palace haha That hotel is massive by the way!

Caesar's Palace Forum Shops


We slowly but surely made our way back to the Bellagio, sightseeing as we went:

Flamingo Las Vegas


Las Vegas Paris Eiffel Tower


Bellagio


We watched the sun set as we got ready for dinner. It was incredible!

Las Vegas sunset


We caught a couple of fountain shows before walking around the rest of the night.

Bellagio fountain show


Las Vegas Paris hot air balloon


Saturday in the Southern part of the strip and Sunday was spent driving home with a pit stop at the Hoover Dam. The recap of those days will be up on Wednesday and then we'll get back to our regularly scheduled DIY programming next week, I promise :)


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3 comments

  1. for phones in bathrooms -- i'm speculating it's one of 2 things....for really drunk people who need help. or people who are too impatient to wait til they finish their business to drunk dial.

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    1. I thought it might be for people who need help! Didn't think about the drunk dialing aspect haha

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  2. Looks like a blast! I've always wanted to go to Vegas! Happy 30th to your BF!

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