Adventures in Las Vegas

I flew out of NYC on Saturday, March 14th and arrived in Las Vegas around 9pm. I met my two best friends from Texas at the airport and we shared a cab to our hotel:

Our hotel- Circus Circus

We quickly checked into our room and then wandered around looking for something to eat. We found a pizzeria downstairs where we ordered a large pizza and proceeded to eat the entire thing. We were starving.

Pizza!

After we ate we gambled for a bit and then went to bed. Sunday, we woke up, ate breakfast at a cute bagel shop on the Promenade level of the hotel and then walked to CVS to buy some “snacks”. We bought poptarts, trail mix, pretzels, vodka, cranapple juice, Clamato, asprin, and sunglasses. That afternoon we wandered up and down the strip admiring the beautiful hotels and casinos.

The Wynn Hotel

We ate lunch at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at the Flamingo hotel. If you’re ever there, order the Malibu Bay Breeze and Volcano nachos. You won’t regret it.

Volcano Nachos!

That night we ate dinner at Sushi Samba at the Palazzo and went dancing at Lavo. It was fun, but not the best night of the trip.

Club Lavo

Monday morning we laid out by the pool. It was a sunny 80 degrees and absolutely perfect.

The pool at Circus Circus

We gambled for a bit before lunch and that’s when I won my $60 on the penny slots. I know, I’m amazing! We ate lunch at The Garden Grill at Circus Circus where they had half price pitchers of margaritas. Yes, we knew our priorities.

My winning slot machine

We spent the rest of the day walking up and down the strip. We saw Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian, The Bellagio, and The Wynn.

Me in front of The Venetian

We ate dinner at Marrakech which is a small Moroccan restaurant off the strip. It’s a set menu of 6 courses and it’s $50 per person, but it was so worth it. The food was unbelievable and there is belly dancing every hour!

Me attempting to belly dance, haha

After dinner we took a cab to The Mirage where we were on the guest list to get into JET. This was my favorite club. Of course it was crowded, but the music was better than Lavo and the people were more fun. Plus we got some awesome bling.

Random people at JET, notice the bling

Tuesday we slept in. Once we were all finally awake we ate lunch at the buffet at The Bellagio. Shrimp, omelettes, pizza, pasta, sushi, mahi mahi, huge strawberries, bread, and desserts galore. Best friend and I shared a total of seven (7) desserts.

Four of our seven desserts: chocolate pie, carrot cake, key lime pie, and bread pudding

We walked around the strip and gambled all afternoon.

Me in front of the Bellagio

For dinner we had reservations at Sushi Samba. We ate there Sunday night as well, but we met the owner randomly one day and she asked us to come again and she would “make it worth it”. We got free drinks and free desserts, so yeah, I’d say it was worth it.

Sushi!
Free dessert platter

We went out to Blush at the Wynn that night, but it really wasn’t fun. There was a huge line and it took forever to get in (even though we were on the guest list. We were told all drinks were free until 12:30, but when we tried to order the bartender said it was only Jameson that was free. the people were way too pretentious and no one was dancing. Boring. We left after we finished our drinks and went back to our hotel. Best friend and I decided to stay up late and gamble the last of our money since it was our last night. We sat at the blackjack tables until 4am but we each managed to win over $100. Success!

Overall it was an amazing trip. I had such a good time with friends and it really made me wish I lived closer to them. The food was amazing, the hotels were beautiful and the weather was perfect. I hated to come back to New York and the real world, but I guess that’s a sign of a great vacation.

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29 responses to “Adventures in Las Vegas

  1. I should not have read this post prior to eating breakfast because now I’m craving pastries, nachos and liquor!

    Glad you had a great time.

    I love Vegas.

  2. I should not have read this post prior to eating breakfast because now I’m craving pastries, nachos and liquor!

    Glad you had a great time.

    I love Vegas.

  3. I’m so glad you had a fun trip! You look beautiful in your pictures and those food pictures are making me hungry. The Bellagio buffet is delicious. Vegas is such a fun place and seeing your pictures really makes me want to go back.

  4. I’m so glad you had a fun trip! You look beautiful in your pictures and those food pictures are making me hungry. The Bellagio buffet is delicious. Vegas is such a fun place and seeing your pictures really makes me want to go back.

  5. okay, I just looked at the picture of the nachoes, and my stomach actually growled!

    looks like you had such a good time! yay!

  6. okay, I just looked at the picture of the nachoes, and my stomach actually growled!

    looks like you had such a good time! yay!

  7. Wow, that looks amazing! The sushi platter looks sooooooo good! And I can’t believe how gorgeous those buildings are! I can’t wait til I get to go!

  8. Wow, that looks amazing! The sushi platter looks sooooooo good! And I can’t believe how gorgeous those buildings are! I can’t wait til I get to go!

  9. Cool pics! Glad you had such an amazing trip!

  10. Cool pics! Glad you had such an amazing trip!

  11. insomniaclolita

    CRAZYYYYYY, how I want your life ๐Ÿ™‚ definitely an awesome time!

  12. wow sounds like you had an amazing time!! the sushi and nachos looks absolutely amazing! now i’m starving! haha

  13. insomniaclolita

    CRAZYYYYYY, how I want your life ๐Ÿ™‚ definitely an awesome time!

  14. wow sounds like you had an amazing time!! the sushi and nachos looks absolutely amazing! now i’m starving! haha

  15. Ahhh I’m so jealous!!!Sounds like you had a great time!

  16. Ahhh I’m so jealous!!!Sounds like you had a great time!

  17. Gwen B. (aka skinny bitch)

    that sushi looks amazing! And so did those desserts!!! mmmmm

  18. Gwen B. (aka skinny bitch)

    that sushi looks amazing! And so did those desserts!!! mmmmm

  19. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I will be out in Vegas next week but probably not at any of the clubs.

    Mmmm… dessert… mmmm… nachos.

  20. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I will be out in Vegas next week but probably not at any of the clubs.

    Mmmm… dessert… mmmm… nachos.

  21. I Luuuvvvv vegas!! Some of my best stories are from Vegas…I’m thinking blog post!!! My fav thing in Vegas is the Bellagio dancing fountains!!!! Looks like you had a great time! VIP lists..how did ya manage that??

  22. I Luuuvvvv vegas!! Some of my best stories are from Vegas…I’m thinking blog post!!! My fav thing in Vegas is the Bellagio dancing fountains!!!! Looks like you had a great time! VIP lists..how did ya manage that??

  23. I LOVE VEGAS! but circus circus has ALWAYS FREAKED me out…Clowns. i hate them

  24. I LOVE VEGAS! but circus circus has ALWAYS FREAKED me out…Clowns. i hate them

  25. But did you see Barry Manilow and give him my blog address?

    Your trip looks fantastic Ashley and the food looks amazing! I have never played black jack. But the penny machines and I are old friends. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time.

  26. But did you see Barry Manilow and give him my blog address?

    Your trip looks fantastic Ashley and the food looks amazing! I have never played black jack. But the penny machines and I are old friends. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time.

  27. Classy in Philadelphia

    Yum, that food looks delish! It looks like you had an amazing, amazing time. I’ve never been to Vegas but I am definitely going to get there someday!

  28. Classy in Philadelphia

    Yum, that food looks delish! It looks like you had an amazing, amazing time. I’ve never been to Vegas but I am definitely going to get there someday!

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