Rather than a day by day account I usually do for weekend trips i've split them and first up is the fantastic hotels on the strip. We stayed at the MGM Grand after getting a great rate for two king suites, my sister also bagged us all an upgrade to the floor below the penthouse and overlooking the strip which was a view and a half!
The hotel was great, the bedroom was so huge and the bed I wish I could transport back to England! There were so many restaurants and cafe's to choose from for breakfast to dinner and the casino of course is huge but also has some of the more expensive gambling tables. The pool area has something for everyone with seven pools ( we lost Matt to the lazy river every time!) and the huge frozen margaritas went down a treat poolside in the scorching heat. We should have been expecting temperatures in the mid 80's but a heatwave struck and a sizzling 110oC hit us everyday. I didn't mind one bit - the hotter the better for me.
I'd love to try out another hotel when I head back to Vegas. Yes i'll definitely be heading back although maybe not for a few years, I was exhausted at the end of 5 days! The Wynn looked beautiful and of course the glamour of the Bellagio and Venetian are very tempting.
For those that haven't visited Vegas I would describe it as a Disneyland for grown ups, the hotels are immaculate and oh so fake looking but inviting all the same. The casinos are none stop and I loved wandering around them in our hotel to see the characters still playing at tables at 6 in the morning (when I was jet lagged.) We did gamble everyday and until the last day I was definitely down when I hit a winning streak in Downtown Vegas and ended the holiday on a little high!
I really enjoyed visiting Downtown, it's a little glimpse as to what Vegas might have been many years ago.
I'll stop rambling now as there is a another Vegas post coming up along with the Grand Canyon followed by Hawaii and a shopping post. I loved spending my $$$!
I hope you enjoy x