Leaving Las Vegas

The first thing I noticed about Las Vegas was that everything is exaggerated. There is a little piece of many countries dotted across the city. Including the Eiffel Tower. Stereotyped as the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas also provides visitors a mini break to or from their final destination.

My trip to Las Vegas was a stopover on the way home from Canada.  In the spirit of Las Vegas I chose to stay in the Hotel Excalibur.  From the street it could almost pass for a fairy tale castle.  Inside the theme of medieval England continued complete with a banquet hall restaurant.

Excalibur Hotel
Excalibur Hotel

However, you will find it hard to locate a clock in many of the hotel casinos.  This would appear to be part of the evil plan for guests to stay as long as possible – or until their money runs out, whichever is sooner!

The Venetian Hotel
The Venetian Hotel

The stand out features of the city for me were The Venetian Hotel because once inside the Grand Canal does give you a taste of Italy.  A visit to Las Vegas is not complete without viewing The Sirens show at Treasure Island.  A fun way to end the evening.

The Sirens at Treasure Island
The Sirens at Treasure Island

The convenience of Las Vegas makes it a perfect base for exploring the Grand Canyon.  This was the highlight fr me.  The glitz, glamour and bright lights of “sin city” can become overwhelming in huge doses.  So a day escape to the great outdoors is a welcome change of pace.   Look out for a special video feature in the coming weeks.

MGM Grand Hotel
MGM Grand Hotel

I would probably visit again, but only if I were to travel through on my way to another American city.  For  me it was okay to break up my journey, but I found the sparkle and glamour of the town a little over the top at times.  But I am glad that I had the opportunity to visit and experience what I had heard everyone talk about.

M&M World
M&M World

That is what Las Vegas is all about.  The lights are beautiful and it is full of many quirky attractions.  Like M&M World – a fun tacky souvenir store where every souvenir imaginable has been connected to M&Ms.  Or visit the MGM Grand Hotel and get up close and personal with the movie crowd.

If I had to describe Las Vegas, I would have to call it a  fun park.  A place to go to forget about your hectic life for a short while.

Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas Boulevard

2 Replies to “Leaving Las Vegas”

  1. I’ve never been to Las Vegas because I just never had the desire to go. I’m not a gambler — almost never buy lottery tickets and get annoyed when hubby wastes our money on them bi-weekly — but once in a while I might put aside a few bucks to play the slots until I run out. And, having been to Atlantic City a few times, I got my fill of roulette and other “games of chance”. To me, Vegas is just AC on a larger scale and larger crowds I can do without. 🙂

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    1. It;s definitely not a destination you would plan specifically to go to. It is known for it’s casinos, and I’m not a gambler either, but the entertainment and the close proximity to the Grand Canyon were Las Vegas’ best features.

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