Monday, December 1, 2014

Here & There [Las Vegas]

When we go on vacation, we try to get the earliest flight possible even if it's slightly more expensive since I do not want to waste a day of my vacation and also not to waste the night of hotel stay. If you arrive at your destination later, you may need to stay an extra night which means paying an extra hotel night. So we got our tickets for 7:30am which basically means waking up in the middle of the night to make it to the airport (as you can see the sleepy face on the picture to the left).

This post will mostly be pictures that we took here & there in Vegas that I want to share and also share some tips that I learn from this trip.
(first time seeing a rainbow on the plane)

As you may already know, I was in Vegas back in October for friends' wedding and also an excuse for a getaway, but frankly there's really not much to do except gambling or clubbing/partying.. which I do neither, I am a total retired party girl.
(have to see Vegas both day & night which can be totally different)

So I did what I love most, eat & shop. We were there for 4 days and I got to spend time with the bride-to-be + the girls and with time left to spend with Ben. Me and Ben end up walking and explore the whole strip, it took us 2 days to be exact and it was definitely a lot of walking... so make sure to wear super comfy shoes and a fold up flats is totally necessary for night out in heels (trust me I learned it the hard way).
(love the older light sign from the older hotels)

Although I took my fair share of taxi with the girls, when going out with Ben we mostly took the Monorail which is cheaper and pretty convenient since there's a stop at our hotel (post here). Depending how long you are staying, there's 1 to 7 day unlimited tickets and we got the unlimited 4 day pass for $36 only... and the good thing about them is that they start from the hour you bought them and not the day of which we have been able to use on our 5th day morning for our last ride to the airport (we stayed on the North End of the strip, so we ride to MGM to catch a cab to the airport which is so much closer - $40 vs $15)

If you like to shop, Vegas have everything from a regular mall, two outlets to high end stores. Me and the girls drop by the Premium Outlet North (which I heard was better) for an afternoon of shopping after our lunch here. We end up taking the taxi back and forth which end up being pretty costly; so if you plan a day away from the strip, I would recommend renting a car for the day.

(street performances everywhere at night time)

a very vintage looking McDonald's

Breakfast in bed, Ben was nice enough to go out grab breakfast and coffee (^_^) I always love to check out local fast food menu, most places have special menu item. We tried their Southern Style Chicken Biscuit Sandwich.

Walk around the strip and of course the M&M store and Coca-Cola World (post here) are a must.

And mainly just walking around all the pretty hotels...

Bellagio is one of the hotels that I think is a must visit with the seasonal garden and where we drop by  Jean Philippe Patisserie (post here)

~ an open air retail dinning & retail district

High Roller at The LINQ
~ the world's largest observation wheel
Related Post:
 The Griddle Café [SLS Hotel]
é by José Andrés [The Cosmopolitan]
China Poblano [The Cosmopolitan]
The Neon Museum  
Jean Philippe Patisserie [Bellagio] 
Tacos El Gordo [Cheap Eats]   

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