Las Vegas Bug
The Las Vegas Bug, it’s a real thing, it grips to your soul and will not let go. A place that isn’t just bright lights and gambling.
It is more of the unique, the wild, the different, a place full of contrasts, shows and fun.
Fancy flying down Fremont Street on a bed? (not literally but you go down on your stomach). A helicopter flight to see the strip at night?.
Each Hotel is different, hence has something to offer from the others. The only theme that runs through the place is the casinos and the bright again each trying to outdo the other.
A Gondola ride at the Venetian, the thrill of a roller coaster through the New York New York. The amazing Fountains outside the Bellagio. From the modern to the Old the lights, the diamanté and the sculptures, there is no place on earth like Las Vegas. Walking through the Cosmopolitan with it dazzling curtains of diamante and striking pink colour to the Shopping in the Ceaser’s Palace with it unique escalator.
In the two trips I have taken, I haven’t seen inside each hotel yet due to time.
Depending who was to come with me again depends on which I stay in, (Money allowing).
- If I went with a bunch of friends – The MGM. The place to go for Irish trash cans (cocktails).
- If I were to go with husband again – The Cosmopolitan. Its simplicity is yet stunning and as the name suggests very Cosmopolitan, A view of the fountains please.
- If daughter came with me – New York New York. It would feel like we had visited 2 cities in one trip. Unless she could sleep in Victoria’s Secrets, then she would be happier.
- Finally with little man – Excalibur. What Child doesn’t like dragons? the whole place is designed for children or young at heart, it even has a place for kids to enjoy a ‘gamble’.
These are my recommendations from what I have seen from going in to the hotels. I have only stayed in the Circus Circus and Luxor but as previously mentioned all are unique and if I could I would stay in each and every one for different reasons.
Our First trip, I visited our local Virgin Travel Shop. I didn’t care where we went, just had a date in mind. The lady went through lots of choices, prices, dates and flight duration. We eventually chose Las Vegas and for less than £1100 my daughter and were booked to go 21 days later. Flying with United airlines. Whilst there the east were having extreme weather conditions and in light of that and our flights schedule, we visited Virgin. The staff were busy on the phones, not only did they help us but went out the way to ensure we were reassured about the journey home.
Second was different, I was Lucky enough to win the trip so all bookings were done via Endless UK and Ireland therefore it wasn’t in my hands but what a trip. Direct flights with Virgin Atlantic, 3 nights at the Luxor Hotel. In addition to that show tickets to see JLo Live at the Axis Theatre.
Ultimately there are many choices of agents you can use, from big companies who sort it all for you, to sorting out flights and accommodation separate. Its easy in Vegas to get from the airport, book a limo in advance with sites such as Viator or jump a taxi (between $20 and $40 depending where you go). Daughter and I shared a cab with another couple as a result that helped the cost.
As a result I intend to go back, with daughter who will be 21 by then and can celebrate and enjoy it differently and with the boys to see it via a child’s eye.
Finally don’t forget to sign up to any loyalty card schemes.