Travel: Las Vegas, Nevada: The Strip

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Las Vegas, Nevada --  home to over half a million people in the Mojave Desert, but most well-known for it's 4 mile Strip on Las Vegas Blvd, which hosts magnificent hotels & casinos, as well as endless energy & entertainment.  You can find a little bit of everything on The Strip.

Zac & I decided to find out what the buzz was all about, so we booked a trip to Vegas.  We aren't gamblers, and I'm not a huge drinker, but we decided on Las Vegas mostly because it's a part of the United States that we've never been (the desert southwest), and Las Vegas is in relatively close proximity to other area attractions we wanted to scratch off our bucket list (Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon, etc.)

Below are photos from our day & night on The Strip, but first: 

My Top Five Pieces of Advice for Perusing the Vegas Strip:

1.  Wear comfy shoes.  We put on 11 miles in just half a day walking the strip -- trust me, your feet will thank you!
2.  Never pay full price for a show/night club.  There are promotors out everywhere.
3.  Drinks are expensive.  It's just the way it is.  
4.  Avoid eye contact with anyone who looks freaky.  They're likely looking to sell you drugs, prostitutes, or beg for money.
5.  Please, leave your kids at home.  I couldn't believe the number of kids I saw... especially at night.


The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

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The High Roller Wheel -- a great way to see The Strip. Can you believe that each pod can hold 40 people?

High Roller Wheel, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

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Caesars Palace,Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days


Inside Caesar's -- I love how they make it look so real!

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days


Same goes for The Venetian.  Truly makes you feel like you're in Venice, Italy!


Venetian, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days


We had lunch at Toby Keith's Bar in Harrah's -- good food & worth the stop.  (Be prepared for the chaps the waitresses are wearing, fyi ;)  I guess anything goes in Vegas!)

Toby Kieth's bar @ Harrahs, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days


Any & every kind of themed slot machine imaginable... though this one was my fav... because, obviously...

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days


These next few photos are from inside the Bellagio, which was probably my favorite hotel/casino lobby that we ventured into...

Dale Chihuly's 'Fiori Di Como', displayed on the ceiling inside the Bellagio (to learn more about Chihuly, click here):

Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days
I can't wait to make this image into a print!

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden was featuring their spring display called the Japanese Tea Garden -- amazing!!

Bellagio, flowers, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days









Stunning, right!?  


M&M World -- we got to sample the new flavors: Honey Nut, Coffee Nut, & Chili Nut.  Naturally, the coffee one was my favorite!  

M&M World, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days



And now, for The Vegas Strip at night...  The PG rated version ;)

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

New York, New York | Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days
My *almost* dream car!

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Excalibur, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days


The Fountain Light Show at the Bellagio is a must see!

Fountain light show, Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days

High Roller Wheel, Las Vegas, NV | My Darling Days


Make sure you check out Fremont Street if you're in town -- Zac & I actually enjoyed that area more than The Strip.  There's live music, tons & tons of lights, and everyone is just there for a good time.  Way less creepy people, from our experience :)


What's your favorite part of The Strip?

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