Friday, November 18, 2016

what I did on my first trip to vegas

A few posts back I shared my tips for your first las vegas trip, but I realized after hitting publish that I didn't really share what I actually did on my trip. So today I'm going to share what I did, the good and the bad. There is so much to see and do in Vegas there just isn't a way to do it all in one trip, so hopefully my reviews will help you decide what to do on your next trip. This is in no particular order

Brunch at the Flamingo - The Flamingo does a $20 bottomless mimosa brunch, and well you get what you pay for. The food selection was small and the service was slow. But this was the cheapest meal of the trip. While I probably wouldn't recommend the brunch, the actual flamingo habitat is a must see.

Monte Carlo - This is where we decided to stay because the rooms were cheap and they have a lazy river pool. We ended up not using the pool because there was so much else to do we just didn't get to it. Overall we had a good experience; the staff was great, but the decor was dated. They're going through a revamp that should help with the dated factor. While they're on the Strip they are bit far down and I think I'd prefer to stay more in the action next time.

Frontier Airline - This was my first time to fly Frontier, and I'll be honest I was really nervous. All you hear are bad experiences but mine was really pleasant. The flight from Denver to Vegas is super short, it actually took us more time to get to the Denver airport than we were in the air, so that might have been part of if. Because it was a short trip I was able to fit everything in a personal item sized backpack and brought my own drink onto the plane. The staff was all nice and I lucked out and got randomly assigned to a window seat each time. Bottom line, it was well worth the $60 I spend and I would fly Frontier again.

Julian Serrano - This tapas spot inside the Aria was a recommendation from our concierge. It was a bit pricey, but tapas always are, but so so delicious. The stuffed dates were the best thing I ate on the trip.

Piece of Me - Britney was my favorite part of the entire trip and well worth the price. It was super high energy and she sang all her classics and danced the whole time. Plus you can buy a frozen drink in a take home cup.

Mesa Grill - So many people recommended Bobby Flay's restaurant that we knew we had to go. We went for lunch on our last day and I'm so glad we did! The food was great; our food was delicious and every plate that got put down on tables around us looked delicious too. Also the portions were surprisingly large, but make sure you save room for dessert!

Sprinkles ATM - Whomever decided to add this to the Strip is a pure gift from God to the drunk people. I don't want to be overdramatic, but my chai latte cupcake saved my life that first night. My feet hurt and I was drunk but that cupcake made me feel 100% again.

Bellagio Fountains - I thought these were slightly overrated, but they're iconic and you have to see them. We stopped during the day and at night and they were more fun at night for sure. I really enjoyed the elaborate flower displays inside the hotel more.

Things I want to do on my next trip:
Beatles Love Cirque show
Fremont Street
High Roller

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