Our highly anticipated Vegas trip has come and gone. We went there a couple weeks ago to celebrate Chris’ 30th birthday and had a blast! We were only in Vegas for three days, but we managed to fit a ton of fun activities into our itinerary. In fact, we did so much, I’m breaking up our trip into three separate blog posts. Here is what we did on Saturday:
After landing at the McCarran airport and checking into the New York New York Hotel and Casino, our first order of business was to eat at a buffet and explore The Strip. We ate until we couldn’t eat anymore and then we walked until we couldn’t walk anymore.
After exploring The Strip, Chris and I went back to the hotel to rest, shower, and get ready for our first night out on the Vegas town. Saturday was his actual birthday, so I had a lot of surprises planned for that night. For his birthday dinner, I made reservations at Lemongrass, a fancy Thai restaurant in the Aria Hotel. I’d heard good things about this restaurant, and we’d never been to a fancy Thai restaurant before, so I thought it might be a fun place to go for Chris’ birthday dinner. I’m glad I picked this place, because the food was excellent and the service was great!
After dinner, we headed over to the Paris Hotel and Casino so we could take an elevator ride up to the top of the Eiffel Tower and see the views of The Strip from the top. We were lucky enough to catch the Bellagio fountain show while we were up there, which made for a breathtaking viewing experience! If you ever go to Vegas, doing this activity is a MUST.
The grand finale of the night was two tickets to see The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show at The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Chris said out of all the Vegas shows, this was the one he wanted to see the most, so of course I bought tickets to see it on his birthday. As for the show, it was mind-blowing! Hands down one of the best shows I’ve seen in my entire life and worth every single penny. Since that show, I have a new found respect for acrobats and Cirque performers. Seeing a Cirque du Soleil show is another activity you must do if you’re ever in Vegas.
We concluded the evening with Chris’ favorite dessert: a slice of birthday cheesecake from Carnegie Deli in the Mirage Hotel.
And that concludes our first day in Vegas. To be continued!
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