Our February stop was Las Vegas. Initially, our plan was to go there before our wedding for a joint bachelor and bachelorette party but later on, we decided to do a post-wedding party. We went there just after Valentine’s day weekend and also joined by two of Rose’s sisters. As much as Vegas does not sound like a family destination we had lots of fun together.
There is a variety of things to do in the city and everyone would find a way to entertain themselves*. I will focus on our experience Instead of writing a general overview of things to do in Vegas.
- The city is rather large. Especially if you are traveling with a group it is a good idea to be in sync. If people in your group like to do different things, set a time and place to meet again. Otherwise, time will fly without you noticing. On that note, Deuce is a decent option to travel large distances (albeit slowly) without getting tired.
- It is a city designed for tourists and prices of most things reflect that. You could get discounts on a lot of things just by asking. If you are not comfortable with asking try searching the internet for coupons and discounts.
- Skip the buffet. I do not like buffets or waiting in lines. We still went to a highly recommended buffet (Bacchanal Buffet) and the experience was meh. They do not offer anything interesting, especially considering their relatively high price point. If you like Indian cuisine try Turmeric Flavors of India. They offer a menu with modern interpretations of classic food and a creative drink menu.
- It was a cool experience to go to Fremont Street to watch the light show. The street is packed with people and it offers a pleasant walking experience. The zip line that flies over the street looked like it would be fun to try.
- Cirque du Soleil’s O was a great show, well worth its price.
- High Roller Observation Wheel was also very interesting to try. It offers great views and lasts about a half an hour. If you are into drinking they also have a happy hour option.
Finally, it is always great to chat with the local people, making friends and getting recommendations. It helps quite a bit in Vegas because there are lots of options and a good recommendation goes a long way.
Hope that this post will be helpful for planning your Las Vegas trip. If you have any tips for traveling to Las Vegas please share with me!
* You can do a variety of things at a variety of budget points. It is really a city of options in what they offer.