I recently completed a bucket list trip with a few days in Las Vegas. I am not one for gambling but I managed to fill our days well.
We arrived nice and early and had a busy day planned. After collecting the hire car our journey took us west to Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a great visitor centre providing a insight into the areas wildlife flora and fauna. After the scenic drive back into Vegas next stop for us was a late lunch at the Bellagio. Although its not the cheapest place to dine, a varied menu and all you can eat justifies the price. Plus at 3pm the dinner menu starts with a selection of crab, oysters and other tasty treats.
Now our tummies are full, it’s time to check in and change for an evening at Mandalay Bay. Time to watch the incredible Michael Jackson One by Cirque Du Soleil. Wow just Wow!! Our day ended with a walk to the Vegas sign for that all important photo op.
We took a long walk down the strip taking in must see’s such as the Bellagio fountains and the mall at Caesars Palace for the Atlantis show, which is also an incredible place to shop at if you like your designer brands. Our evening was spent having dinner at the Stratosphere Top of the World Restaurant; a beautiful fine dining experience and a great way to take in the views. Then it was off to Freemont Street to take in all old Vegas has to offer from street entertainment to live music and zip lines.
Days Three and Four
Our third day would take us away from the city with a visit to Hoover Dam; an amazing feat of engineering and great visitor centre – highly recommended. Next stop Hualupai Ranch at Grand Canyon West; a great way to experience the canyon at both sunset and sunrise, plus you can visit the skywalk and other viewing areas before the crowds. Before we leave there is just enough time for a horse ride along the canyon edge…what a great experience!
It’s now time to head back to the city for more time on the strip and our last night watching Vegas the Show (great down to earth old school Vegas) before our early flight home.
Goodbye for now, its been a blast ….