As someone who’s ideal night is marathoning on Netflix with a cup of tea and being tucked up in bed by 11, Pug by my side, a lot of people are surprised when they find out that one of my favourite holiday destinations is Las Vegas. I’ve been a few times now, and each time I leave wanting more! Seeing as Matt and I are looking at where to go on holiday this year, it got me thinking of all the things that I want to see and do in Vegas – on the off chance that Matt see’s this…I’ve made a few plans 👋
- Celine Dion: Those of you who know me, might know that one of my favourite artists in the world is Celine Dion. I’m sure I can pinpoint it back to 2000 when she did the soundtrack for Stuart Little (what a great film), but since then I have always wanted to see her live. She has a residency at Caesars Palace in the Colosseum and I am desperate to go… Now just to convince Matt.
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- Dive in Movies: We’re thinking of staying at the Cosmopolitan and they do this truly unique experience there in which you can watch classic films in the BLVD pool above the strip! It’s only $5 for non-hotel guests too, so well worth it for something different to do.
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- Neon Museum: Think of the Insta snaps you can get with this one! You can basically take a tour with all the old signs that once hung above Sin City. They also offer an immersive light show that I’ve heard rave reviews of, so definitely hoping to check that one off my list!
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- Minus 5 Experience: Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t think there is a better way to beat the Vegas heat than to chill in a winter wonderland filled with ice! Prices start from $22pp so you definitely won’t be breaking the bank – You could lose that on a spin on the slots!
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- Bacchanal Buffet: Frequently voted one of the best buffets in Vegas, the Bacchanal is a true experience. It cost an eye-watering $100 million to renovate and you could find yourself waiting over an hour to sample some of the best food that Vegas has to offer, but it’s something that I have always wanted to do. This does come at quite a price though, depending on when you go, you could be looking at spending $64.99 per person, so make sure you get your money’s worth.
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- The Spa at Encore: Once you get off a plane, there is nothing quite like dropping your bags off in your room and heading down to a Spa to destress, ready to start your holiday. This one at the Encore is always topping lists and being recommended to me – I especially like the sound of the Nalu Scalp Treatment & Desert Stone Massage.
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- Pizzarea Cosmopolitan: Las Vegas’ worst kept secret, the Pizzeria was once a hideaway offering fresh pizza by the slice, but is now documented on every Pizza lovers must dos! You can find it on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan unless told, you won’t know this little eatery is there unless you follow the record-lined hallway.
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- Mandalay Bay Beach: I’ll be honest, I absolutely HATE the beach. I don’t like huge open bodies of water and the sea scares the life out of me. So a controlled beach at Mandalay Bay sounds like exactly what I need. They even host live concerts here if you’re lucky enough to go on a month that they have stuff booked in for, but if that’s not for you, feel free to relax the day away in the world famous aquatic playground.
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- Babystacks: How incredible do these pancakes look? Since seeing this on Pinterest all I can think about is trying their signature Red Velvet Pancakes! Make sure you put that hangover on the backburner and get there nice and early though, as you could find yourself having a hefty wait.
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- Penn & Teller: A true Vegas staple, how can you go to Vegas and not want to see these guys! Their shows genuinely confuse me, and I think seeing them in person will just be amazing.
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- Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower: The best thing about Vegas is being transported to different worlds simply by walking through to a casino. Held in Paris (obvs) you can go to the very top of the Eiffel tower and have stunning views of Sin City as well as world-class food, sign me up! Pro-tip, ask for table 56 – It has the best view.
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Have you ever been to Vegas? What other things could you recommend us to do other than gamble?