Travel Tuesdays: Fabulous Las Vegas

This week for Travel Tuesday I’m staying stateside with some pictures of our trip to Las Vegas last year.
This was my 6th trip to Las Vegas and Mr Kitty’s 1st, but each of us were equally awestruck with the place.
Loads of people have been these days,  so you might already get it.
It’s hard to describe just what it’s like in Las Vegas.
The opulence and bizarreity (new word!) is obscene, in a really satisfying way.

For that reason, this is mostly a picture-based post.

Enjoy!

Grand Canyon

So you fly in, from the UK to Philadelphia, and then get a connecting flights which takes you over lots of rocky canyons and beautiful desert land.
Here is the view we had from the plane window for the whole flight from Philly to Las Vegas.

As you land, the runway parallels the LV strip – so you get a good look at what’s coming to you.
This time, we didn’t get a picture! Drat!

Stratos

This time, we stayed down the bottom end of the strip, right by the Encore by Wynn.
The first day, we walked towards the older part of Las Vegas, past the Stratosphere Tower (above) and the now abandoned Sahara (below).

abandoned

We didn’t visit the Fremont Street Experience on the first day, but it’s well worth a look.
You can get a bus for $8 for 24hours which allows you to hop on to transport anywhere on LV Blvd and be dropped off right beside 4 Queens (my old haunt!) in the old town.
The Fremont Street Experience is fantastic, especially if you need a break from the blazing heat.
Once every hour they do a spectacular light show from the ceiling above.
We were lucky enough to catch themed ones including Queen and The Doors.

We also visited the Heart Attack Grill, which is as dangerously delicious as it sounds.
Yes, that’s an ambulance outside.
heart attack

Up on the “main” strip, too, there is loads to see.
I’ll keep this short & sweet.

Venetian

Outside of the Venetian.
It could really be Venice.
It could be a  movie set, even.

NYNY2 nyny

The New York, New York hotel & Casino.
As you can see, a New York themed hotspot, complete with rollercoaster & Statue of Liberty.

In the background of the first image you can also see The Excalibur.

Excalibur

This is a Camelot themed hotel/casino – great for kids as it has an amusement arcade inside, too.

Luxor mirage

The Luxor & The Mirage.

We’re thinking of going in 2014, too, and staying in The Mirage.

Have you been to Las Vegas?
Would you go (again)?

kit

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