Friday, June 5, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

We're taking a little mini trip to Las Vegas for a long week-end. We'll be joining some family members to celebrate our nephews graduation. It's also an opportunity for us to take Daniele there. (He's never been before.)Truly Las Vegas is unique. It's such an oddity...this huge resort town full of lights and glamour on one side and also the reputation of a city of evils on the other. It's easy to see how people are divided on this place. You either love it or hate it. Personally, I always enjoy our visits there. We are not big gamblers but we enjoy walking through the themed Casinos and people watching and shopping and eating. (Well I do admit I like to gamble a wee bit.) If you have not been here I'd say it's a must see at least once in your life.

The Venetian hotel-"Grand Canal shops"

Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas

Caesar's Palace

Fremont Street (great light show)

Bellagio Hotel Fountain Hotel (I love this hotel)

New York, New York Casino and Hotel

Venetian Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas (Spanish for The Meadows) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. Las Vegas, which bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, is famous for the number of casino resorts and associated entertainment. A growing retirement and family city, it is the 28th most populous city in the United States with an estimated population by the U.S. Census Bureau of 603,093 as of 2008. The estimated population of the Las Vegas metropolitan area as of 2007, was 1,836,333.Established in 1905, Las Vegas officially became a city in 1911. With the growth that followed, at the close of the century Las Vegas was the most populous American city founded in the 20th century (a distinction held by Chicago in the 19th century). Outdoor lighting displays are everywhere on the Las Vegas Strip and are seen elsewhere in the city as well. As seen from space, the Las Vegas metropolitan area is the brightest on Earth." -from Wikipedia


Justabeachkat said...

We used to go about once a year. Like you, I don't gamble much, but I love seeing all the sites, etc. It's a fun ALIVE place. The BIG negative for me...all the smoking. Yuk!

I know he will be amazed. I hope you all have a wonderful time.

barb cabot said...

Happy Weekend to you too Kat. I know you must be busy with wedding plans. Have fun!

nancyhol said...

Thanks for giving me my Vegas "fix", Barb! It's been a couple of years since I've been there, and I miss it!

Laurie said...

Would you believe I've never been there?! Have a great time!

girasoli said...

I have only been there once. An overnight stop from Colorado to California. We stayed at Circus Circus. I won $25.00!! Would have put it all right back in the slot machine but my aunt dragged me away in time. Interestingly no gambling in Hawaii (against the law) but Las Vegas is the TOP vacation destination. I don't think I have spent enough time there to love it or hate it. I hope you enjoy your time there.

chiaro di luna said...

Barb, we just had a five day trip to the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Great hotel. Lovely restaurants.
To me (my third time there) it is like visiting another world. Nothing like it up here in Canada, that I know of.
Enjoy yourselves.


Annie said...

I've never been but I want to go! Hope you had a fun time!

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