Las Vegas Strip - Nevada
The Las Vegas strip is around 4 miles long located on Las Vegas Boulevard. I was expecting the strip to be ridiculously busy full of tourists like me taking photos of the amazing themed resorts, I visited Vegas in August and it wasn't to bad to be honest or not as bad as what I was expecting it to be like. It can take a good couple of days to visit all the resorts on both sides of the strip, each hotel has something different to offer so there all worth a visit. If you want to spend time in the resorts, shops, see some shows and do most of the attractions rather then walk in and out of each resort then you definitely need at least two weeks to do it in as there are so many things to see and do and its hard to fit it all in if your only there for a week, and then there's also Downtown Vegas to see, which is where it all started.
If your planning a trip to Vegas I would recommend checking out my post on thing’s to do in Las Vegas to find out what your more interested in doing first to get that out the way then with the time you have left see what else Vegas has to offer since there are so many free or cheap things to do in Vegas too!
The first meal I had in Vegas was a wood-fired pizza from a place called 800 degrees which is located in the Monte Carlo Resort, there is also another one at the SLS Hotel. I came across the pizza place on Instagram, I am a lover of pizza so I had to go. It was about $7.50 each for a 6 slice pizza which was great value and the mozzarella and crust was delicious. The restaurant was sort of like Subway, you can walk down telling them what ingredients you want and see it get prepared and cooked in front of you with the open kitchen.
I had a amazing Nutella stuffed waffles with cream for breakfast at the Monte Carlo resort in a place called The Pub, it helped give me the energy for a full packed day exploring the strip. There is also a cool rain forest cafe located in the MGM grand, which is where I took the photos of the crocodiles and fishes. The pink crystals photo was taken inside The Cosmopolitan hotel and the Statue of Liberty replica is from the New York New York hotel which has an awesome looking roller coaster ride.
Walking up and down the Las Vegas strip in the sizzling heat was exhausting so I made plenty of food and drink stops during my week in Vegas. I went to the Aria Hotel and ate some heavenly coconut ice cream with nuttela crepes at Jean Philippe which gave me the boost I needed to walk back out onto the strip.
All the hotels are right next to each other so you think you don't have far to go to get to them, but because each resort is huge it can take a good walk to make your way down the strip. There are plenty of escalators and bridges to walk over to help quicken up the journey which I found really helpful as my sandals were not the most comfortable to walk in so I swapped to wearing converse during the day which was so much better.
There are so many places to eat in Las Vegas, but one place we really wanted to go to was at the Aria Hotel, a restaurant called Five 50 for some wood fired pizza which was delicious and it had plenty of mozzarella just the way I like it. Nearby the Aria and Cosmopolitan resorts there's a place called Crystals, which is a shopping mall for luxury brands like Gucci, Tom Ford, and Prada, sadly I was only window shopping but the beautiful window displays are worth a look at for some fashion inspiration. After full on long days of walking in the heat it felt amazing to go back to our Vdara hotel room to relax.
Read my full Las Vegas travel diary.