Sunday, 18 September 2011

Vegas, America

It's been two weeks since I got home from Vegas and I have only just got round to doing my blog post. I warn you now, there are so many photos...
I went with my lovely friend Emma. My mum and dad paid for the holiday for my 21st birthday, I feel incredibly lucky to get such an amazing and memorable present.
I was really excited to be flying with Virgin as I've never flown with them before. I've got to say, I was actually quite disappointed and it didn't live up to my expectations. We we lucky enough to get a old crappy plane both on the way there and back.
Day 1
After a 10 hour and 45 minute flight :| I was so excited to be in Vegas. It was unbelievably hot but bearable. We stayed at the Tropicana which was right near MGM and New York New York. It was one of the quieter ones but after being in the big hotels, I quite liked that ours didn't have as many visitors.

Struggling to stay awake, me and Emma had a wonder around Vegas.

Day 2
We had a very early start today, but it was totally worth it. We went to the Grand Canyon. The whole experience was an exciting one. We got picked up from our hotel in a limo, went in a helicopter and on a boat with champagne :) The Grand Canyon is massive, the pictures don't show just how massive it really it. I really enjoyed the Grand Canyon and going in a helicopter for the first time.
Some of the pictures didn't come out very well because of the sun glare :(

In the afternoon, we did some shopping in Planet Hollywood which was so much fun! I bought some Ray-Ban sunglasses which I've wanted for so long. I love that it is acceptable to have cocktails in the middle of the day whilst shopping - heaven. I also got to try a Tazo Iced Passion Tea Lemonade for the first time - absolutely amazing! I wish they sold them in the UK.

Day 3
We started our day at the Shark Reef Aquarium in Mandalay Bay Hotel. It was really cool and hard to beleive there could be sharks in the hotel you're staying in.

Of course, we then did some shopping!

 We had dinner in Caesars Palace in a really cool Beijing restaurant which was so nice!

 This tramp is getting money out of the fountains - classy!

We had an amazing night out at Tao in the Venetian. We got put on the VIP list and free drinks! The only money I spent was on a dirty McDonalds on the way home! It was such a good night! This is the only photo from this night...

Day 4
We spent the whole day by the pool today. We hired a cabana for the day so we could have some shade. It's so hot in Vegas and I know I would of burnt. I actually spent most of the day in the shade but it was just such a nice day. We had many cocktails beside the pool in the glorious sunshine.

We ended the night in a Irish Pub. A very good day!

Day 5
We did so much today! It was our last full day in Vegas and we has so much to fit in. We got a bus all the way to Downtown Vegas and it was here that I first experienced Dunkin' Donuts - OH MY GOD! I was actually in heaven!

 We had so much to fit in the evening. We went up the Eiffel Tower, saw the fountains at the Bellagio, had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and I went on the rides at the top of the Stratosphere.

The meal we had at The Cheesecake Factory was actually amazing! I think it is the best meal I have ever had in any restaurant. The cocktails and cheesecake were bloody nice too!

After a huge meal I went on the rides on top of the Stratosphere. I didn't think it would be the best idea but I have been told it's a must when visiting Vegas. We went, I went on the rides and I wasn't sick, score!

Day 6
Today was our last day. We basically got up, gambled a little (when in Vegas) and made our way to the airport! I had such a good time in Vegas and I would defiantly go back! I am going to do another post on what I bought, there was just so much!


Hair and Beautylicious said...

What a wonderful post on your Vegas travels. Thanks for sharing :)

AspirationsOfGlam said...

Wow looks absolutly incredible. Vegas is definatly on my want list! Youve taken some really beautiful photos!


Mademoiselle Lala said...

WOW, this is amazing and what a great post! Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to see what you've bought, I saw the sneak preview on the bed-photo, but can't wait till you do a proper post. :) X

Charlie said...

ohmy goodness! you look like u had an amazing time!! so jelous, XX

xXxStundonxXx said...

It looks like you had an amazing time and managed to cram so much into your trip! Jealous! x

Emma.W said...

Woooooow it sounds like you had an amazing time! Vegas is such an amazing place to go to :)

faye said...

So jealous - Vegas looks amazing :)

Sophie said...

OMG it looks amazing, I really wanna go :( I need to turn 21 first said...

That sounds like an amazing trip, you really packed a lot in!!

sophie house said...

wow! looks like you had a great time! I'm hoping to go next april-SO EXCITED!!

Carolinee said...

Very jealous of your trip to Vegas! I've heard LA is rubbish, but Vegas is awesome and it looks like you thought it was too!
I've been to a few places in America and my first trip was with Virgin, wouldn't say I was disappointed, but I know what you mean, it wasnt quite what it seems on the TV ads!lol
If you havnt been already, I suggest New York as your next trip! :)