Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vegas x10

Two days. That's what separates me and Mr. Lovebird from our 10th trip to Las Vegas.

Yep, 10 trips!

If you're a regular reader, you know how passionate we are about Vegas and compared to our past 9 trips this trip is going to be quite different. Like I've said before, what I LOVE about Vegas is that the city changes so constantly that you will never run out of things to do and you can create a completely different experience each time. 

So what are we doing differently this trip? Here's a preview . . .

Red Rock Resort & Casino - waaaay off-strip
Staying in 3 different hotels (and all for free!) - sounds crazy, I know, but between Mr. Lovebirds' hotel rewards from his frequent business trips and comps from our last visit to Las Vegas we're going to be shuffling around a bit; I think it's going to make for a unique experience as we'll get to enjoy the best of both worlds: being both on and off the strip

Attending the inaugural Life is Beautiful Festival - we scoured the Vegas events calendar a while back and saw this music, art and food festival happening this weekend; initially we weren't going to go as only 2-day tickets were available which was more than we'd want to commit to. The first day line-up was more appealing to us anyway so we put it on the back burner. Once I saw on Twitter they opened up limited single day tickets we jumped on them! The festival takes place in Downtown Vegas, where we were going to spend our first day anyway so it works out


Seeing Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson One - It's been many years since we've seen a Cirque show in Vegas and we've heard such great reviews about this one; as huge MJ fans I know it's going to take everything in me not to hop out of my seat and start embarrassing myself dancing

Not climbing these, but they're pretty!
Hiking - I've never done it, but Mr. Lovebird did on his Vegas trip with his BFF a couple years ago and said it's a must; we'll be trekking across the Red Rocks very early so we don't pass out from the heat

Then of course are the regular things we do . . .

We love to eat in Vegas!
  • Renting a car - hands down the best way to experience Vegas! 
  • Eating at In-N-Out Burger, Lotus of Siam, Ellis Island (the sourdough bread and root beer brewed on-site is AMAZING) and Hash House a Go Go
  • Swimming - the Vegas temps are in the 80s, and I totally lusted after Red Rock's pool last year as a Blogalicious conference attendee (we stayed off-site) and can't wait to indulge!
  • Checking out Bellagio's seasonal display (Mr. Lovebird rolls his eyes at this but indulges me anyway!)
  • Late night bowling - we bowled at Red Rock last year during Blogalicious and can't wait to check it out again! In years past we've gone to Orleans
(And to answer the frequent question I keep getting: nope, Lil Lovebird is not coming along!)

Do you have a favorite travel destination you keep returning to? Tell me about it!