Our flight didn't land on Friday night until 9:00 so after waiting in the LONGEST line ever to catch a cab and checking into our hotel, we decided that we would check out Fremont Street. For those who have never been to Las Vegas, Fremont Street is the older section of the city and is located downtown. We were staying on the strip, but we decided it was worth seeing at night because of the laser light show. I have to say that even though it's not nearly as fancy as the Strip, and everything is just a little bit old school, I still loved Fremont Street. I loved the laser light show, I loved all the lights, and I also loved the lower minimums at the Black Jack tables. =) Here are a couple of pics from the evening.
|Patrick and me in front of the Golden Nugget|
|I am ready to gamble!!!!!|
|Some pics from the laser light show! Very cool!|
|I even had my picture made with Michael Jackson! =)|
On Saturday, after sleeping in pretty late in the morning, and after eating breakfast at a buffet (I mean, we HAD to once, right? We were in Las Vegas afterall), we decided to head out and check out the strip. We pretty much just walked around all afternoon, and checked out several casinos, gambled a little bit, and even did a little shopping.
|Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino (probably my favorite casino that we visited over the weekend)|
|Patrick and me posing in front of the Arc de Triomphe|
|Enjoying the views of the Strip!|
|Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino|
|Bellagio -- Oh, how I wish we could have stayed here... =)|
|A view of the Fountains at the Bellagio|
|Me hanging out with Toby Keith =)|
|Us being silly on our way to the Eiffel Tower|
|Patrick and me on top of the Eiffel Tower|
|Having our picture made with a couple of Elvis's|
|Had to take a picture of a Sportsbook...looks a lot like the NY Stock Exchange to me =)|
|New York New York Hotel and Casino|
Sunday evening was (in my opinion) the most fun time of the entire trip...Patrick and I decided to go see a show and have a nice dinner to celebrate his last night there (I had to stay an extra 2 days because of my conference). We went to see Zumanity (a Cirque de Soleil show), and it was AMAZING!!!!! After the show we went to dinner at a steakhouse called Envy, and it was one of the best meals I've ever had.
All in all, it was an excellent trip, and I was so sad for Patrick to leave on Monday morning. I wish he could have stayed and we could have spent the entire next day seeing more of the city...instead, I was hanging out in class all day...oh, well, you have to work sometime, right? =)
Have all ever been to Las Vegas? What are some of your favorites touristy things to do there?