We planned a family vacation to celebrate a few milestone birthdays in our family.
A few tips that helped us prepare for our trip and during our stay:
1. UBER – Saw lots of taxis, everyone even the concierge at the hotel we stayed at recommended downloading the Uber app and using Uber. Since we do not live in a place where we need Uber normally, was not sure about this at all. Best advice we were given. One thing to know, when you set up the ride…the driver is literally there within minutes (5 mins. Or less!!)
2. DO YOUR RESEARCH
Our daughter spent months researching different places to eat, made reservations to a few phenomenal eateries!!! The Barrymore, (off the beaten path), best steaks! Tao (in the Venetian) very good, and a great find…Culinary Dropout. Eclectic food choices, server was so funny and entertaining. My husband made the airline and hotel arrangements. He did his research before booking anything. We chose to stay on the strip, but not in the middle. His research really helped us enjoy our stay, familiarize ourselves with all the amenities our hotel had to offer.
3. KNOW THE WEATHER, BE FLEXIBLE! – It was HOT!!! We were there during one of the hot spells in Las Vegas. 109 degrees. Be sure to hydrate (water, water, water.) On those days, even with the heat we managed to walk 10+ miles each day. There are ways to get around (our hotel had a tram that went to a few stops as well as the Las Vegas Monorail), stay hydrated, stay inside and still enjoy your time.
4. RESORT FEES – well worth it. We had so much fun, and everyone was very accommodating. Those fees are for WiFi, your resort’s pool access, fitness center.
We did more than just eat, we saw some shows while we were here. Mystere Cirque Du Soleil, Matt Franco and Terry Fator. Again, we researched what shows were available, what did we want to see, what was the availability, the prices. Every show we saw was amazing.
6. GAMBLING … what can I say. I have tried it, it’s not my thing. I would rather have an “experience” than put money into a machine, or hand it over at a table in the hopes of winning. For me, I would rather see a show or have a great dining experience.
7. EVERY CASINO
has great shopping and great restaurants. We visited during our stay; Aria, New York New York, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, The Linq, Treasure Island, The Mirage, The Venetian, The Wynn and Hard Rock Hotel.
Vegas is non-stop 24/7 action, food, entertainment!