I just got back yesterday from Vegas and I'm already ready to go back! It was an absolute perfect couple of days and I had a blast.
I was slightly unsure on how much I would like Vegas. I'm not a huge partier or gambler and my naive assumption was that Vegas was only that. O my word was I wrong. Vegas truly is it's own world and there's no other place like it. There is something for everyone to do and the possibilities are endless.
We arrive late Tuesday night after flying in from D.C. and we were instantly hit with the Vegas skyline. The strip is perfectly visible from the runway of the airport and it made us instantly even more excited. Vegas really gets you from the very second you arrive. The casino is covered in bright lights and slot machines.
We grabbed a cab and headed towards our hotel: The Paris Hotel. It was absolutely amazing driving down the strip and seeing all of the iconic hotels and casinos. The Vegas Eiffel Tower loomed on the strip and we were there! We even pulled up just as the Bellagio fountains were going off which was gorgeous.
After a late dinner we did actually go to bed early so we would be rested for a long next day.
We woke up and our first stop was a restaurant Maggie had found called Hash House A Go-Go. O MY GOSH! It was absolutely amazing. It had been featured on Man Vs. Food so Maggie ordered the featured fried chicken meal, I got a southwest-style hash, and Andrea got blueberry hotcakes. The portion sizes were huge and the food was delicious.
From there we spent the afternoon at the hotel pool with the views of the eiffel tower in the back. It was nice to just relax, get some sun, and have a few cocktails. The combination led to a very long nap before the main event: The Britney Spears Concert!
The concert was our main reason for going and it did not disappoint. It was at the Planet Hollywood Casino and o boy can she put on a show! She did a mixture of old and new (personally I prefer the old songs) and the couple hours she performed flew by in a whirlwind of singing, dancing, and nostalgia!
From there we had quite a fun evening dancing in the eiffel tower club. I honestly cannot tell you the last time I was out past minute, but to sum it up my FitBit calculated 4.64 miles of dancing before we even went to bed that night. It was such a blast to let loose for a bit!
After a slower start to the morning we had one more long day ahead of us before heading back to D.C. We started at Guy Fieri's restaurant for easily one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. I had the breakfast burger which was a burger, with egg, cheese, chicken fried bacon, and some special sauce. It was phenomenal and I would go back to Vegas just for the burger alone.
After that we checked out of the hotel and headed to the Neon Museum. I'll save the details because I have a whole post saved for later this week to highlight that experience.
After the museum we had one thing on our minds: SHOPPING! We started at the Venetian, which is hands down the most beautiful hotel and where I will be staying next time I go. We took a quick stop at Buddy's Bakery for some chocolate mousse and then headed back on the strip to do some makeup testing and purchasing at Sephora.
The Forum Shops were our last stop and I've honestly never seen such a huge mall. They had every store you could ever imagine and the layout was just beautiful. I ended up making only one purchase, which was a new Longchamp backpack in navy-blue that I've had my eye on for quite sometime. I figure it's best to say I got it in Vegas!
After a late dinner we had to head to the airport for our red-eye back to D.C. I could have gone without such a late flight, but it was all worth it for the amazing memories made in Vegas! I will definitely be planning another trip back!