Las Vegas Travel Blog› entry 1 of 11 › view all entries
Las Vegas for me is home away from home. Over the last 20 years I have been there so regularly that I can't count how many times I have visited, but I estimate about 25 or 30.
My most recent trip was December 17, 2010 - I was one of the lucky SAVE300 people who scored a deal from the Canadian Expedia. Airfare and hotel cost me only $12.67! My focus of this trip was capturing vintage neon signs and seeing the history of Vegas versus seeing the same mega-resorts. I've posted a few of the pictures. My new, old favorite place to stay would be the Golden Nugget. The hotel was renovated again and now looks like the Bellagio. The pool, which had undergone a $22 million renovation a few years ago was re-done again, this time to create a spa-like atmosphere.
The trip before it was in October of 2008. This trip's theme was a culinary tour of the city, eating my way through the best hotels and restaurants. You see, I was dating a chef at the time and he actually knew some of the famous chef owners of these restaurants. Man! What a great experience and a whole new perspective of the city than ever before!!! Spectacular food... my belly actually hurt by the time I left because I had eaten so much over a 36 hour period of time! Staying at the Wynn Hotel, I enjoyed their ground-floor coffee shop for morning muffins and coffee and then their grill for soup at lunch on the first day.
Here is a partial list of the hotels I have stayed in over the years in Las Vegas:
Bellagio Wynn Golden Nugget Four Queens Stratosphere Imperial Palace Mandalay Bay Venetian Frontier Ballys Flamingo Excalibur Silverton MGM New York New York Rio Luxor Treasure Island Mirage Monte Carlo Caesar's Palace Hilton Convention Center Harrah's
and I have been in about 60% of the hotels either shopping, looking, eating, or gambling.
***to be continued***