I was on the go non-stop in Vegas for 6 days! Most people say you don’t need more than a few days in Vegas… I now see why. Las Vegas kept me busy the entire time I was there. I constantly felt as though I was lost. Every hotel & casino is huge! There is just so much to see and do in Vegas, which didn’t leave me much time to relax by the pool. I didn’t go to Vegas for the gambling, but for the world famous hotels, shows, and events. With 6 days in Vegas my options were endless. Las Vegas is a place I always wanted to visit. There is so much hype about Vegas; I wanted to see what it’s all about and to check it out for myself. I tried to see as much as I could in the 6 days that I was there, as I don’t know when I’ll be able to return. Vegas is one of those places I had to visit at least once in my lifetime. With so many places in the world to visit, I’m not sure when I’ll be making it back. I definitely got to experience what Vegas is all about.
What to do with 6 days in Vegas:
Walk along Las Vegas Blvd and tour the many luxurious hotel properties. I visited Circus Circus, Flamingo, New York-New York, Mirage, Bellagio, Paris, Excalibur, Planet Hollywood, Ceasers, Harrah’s, Treasure Island, Quad, Palazzo, Monte Carlo, The Venetian, Wyndham Grand Desert, and Freemont Street Experince. Each hotel and casino is unique and has so much to offer. You can get lost in the hotels for hours wondering around the amazing free exhibits. From botanical gardens to flamingos, they have it all.
Eat at the many delicious restaurants. I ate at Margaritaville at Flamingo, Sugar Factory at Paris, Planet Dailies at Planet Hollywood, Serendipity 3 at Ceasers, Planet Hollywood at Ceasers, and the food vendors at the Freemont Street Experince. The food verities are incredible. You will never run out of places to eat in Vegas. I liked that the restaurants are priced for every budget. I didn’t want to eat at buffets, so instead, I opted for light snacks/meals throughout the day and ate at a nice establishment once daily.
Watch one of the many shows in Vegas. My favorite shows during my time in Vegas were: the Cirque du Soleil Love show at the Mirage, The Vegas Show at Planet Hollywood, and The Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo. I wanted to see iconic Vegas shows to truly experience Las Vegas. The shows were amazing. I highly recommend spending the money to see some shows in Vegas because they are worth every penny.
Escape from the heat in the pool. A lot of hotels have free pool access whether or not you are staying at the hotel. I spent an afternoon at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino pool where I was staying.
Go window shopping in one of the many shopping centers along the strip. My favorite shopping areas to browse were Crystals Shopping Center, Fashion Show Mall, The Forum Shops at Ceasers, the Appain Way Shops at Ceasers, and the Mile Long Shops (they don’t call it mile long for nothing) at Planet Hollywood. Both the Forum Shops and Mile Long Shops have painted ceilings to resemble being outside. The architecture is one of a kind.
Look in the many interesting theme shops that line Las Vegas Blvd. You have to stop in the Sugar Factory (with every kind of candy you can think of), the World of Coca-Cola, and M&M World. The World of Coca-Cola and M&M world have floors and floors of fun. It’s a great way to take a break from the heat while bringing back childhood memories. Get your picture taken with one of many animated characters in Vegas.
Go on one of the thrill rides at the Adventuredome Theme Park at Circus Circus. The Canyon roller coaster threw me for a loop. I’ve always loved amusement parks, but I hadn’t been on a roller coaster since I was 19. I got to be a kid again in Vegas.
Watch the Bellagio fountains at night. It was breathtaking! Before I left for Vegas all of my friends kept telling me that I had to see the Bellagio fountain show. I didn’t know what the big deal was! What could be so exciting about water fountains? It wasn’t until I actually saw the fountain show that I fully comprehended. The powerful fountains shooting up in the air higher than the Bellagio itself to the sound of music was beyond anything I could have expected. You have to see it to fully understand what it is all about.
Go up the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Eiffel tower at night to get the best view. The view from the top was one of the best night views I have ever seen. Vegas truly is the city that never sleeps.
Go to downtown Old Vegas at night on the weekend. Walk along Freemont Street to see the Freemont Street Experience and to watch the many incredibly talented street performers. Two little boys with the voices of angels caught my attention. The weekend evenings are bustling with tourists, performers, bands, artists, and food vendors. It was like a fair on merely 5 blocks in Nevada.
Take pictures of celebrities. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is the perfect place to see celebrities (unless you get lucky enough to see one who is visiting Vegas). They look so real!
Leave the strip to take a tour with Flightlinez in Boulder City. At some point during your stay in Vegas you will want to get away from all the lights, noise, and busyness of the Strip. Flying high in the sky above Bootleg Canyon will give you the thrill of a lifetime while seeing new landscapes and hearing nothing but the birds in the sky.
Last but not least, get ready to walk, walk, and walk some more in Vegas. Although the strip is only two miles long it is easy to get lost along the way sight-seeing and getting distracted by all of the attractions. Time is quickly spent walking through each hotel along the way. Walking the entire strip on a hot Nevada afternoon definitely left me parched, but it was so worth it. Las Vegas is like nothing I have seen before.