Tuesday, April 5, 2011

More Vegas and a Fountain Show

Hopefully you had the chance to check out some of my pictures from Las Vegas yesterday. I promised some more pictures and at least one video today. So here goes!

There are seriously too many things to do in Vegas. It can be a bit overwhelming. You cannot possibly do everything all in one trip, so don't even try it. (Unless maybe you're staying for a month or something.) There are tons of great shows, stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, etc. My husband and I don't really gamble, but we do enjoy a show now and then. We've seen three of Cirque du Soleil's shows: Mystére, The Beatles LOVE, and 'O'. We still love Mystére the best out of those three, but they're all great though! Another fun thing to do in Las Vegas is just walk around and enjoy the sights. The casinos/resorts are incredible, and there are so many fun things to see at each and every one of them. Just about every casino has some sort of attraction, and quite a few have free things to enjoy too!

I came armed with a camera!

After four visits to Vegas, the Bellagio fountains (which are free to view) are still one of my very favorite things to see in Sin City. It obviously doesn't take much to please me. Out of everything to do in Vegas, I just want to watch the free fountain show at Bellagio.

* There's a bar called the Fontana inside the Bellagio, and it has an incredible view of the fountains... try and get a seat outside there at night to watch the fountain shows.

The Bellagio fountains in action:

* sorry it's cut a little short, but you get the idea. (:

We stayed at the Bellagio on a past trip to Vegas, and it's a great property with wonderful rooms. The pool is nice but pretty quiet due to the amount of older people who seem to stay there. A major downside to the Bellagio is the price to stay there and the limited price options when it comes to dining on the property.

* we had a view of the airport, how appropriate *

We stayed at the MGM Grand on this trip, and we were really pleased with the price of food and drinks (minus the pool bar prices). Even room service was reasonably priced. The one major downside to the MGM was its location at the far southern end of The Strip. If you wanted to walk and see the resorts and casinos at the north end, it's quite a hike! 

Either way, we occupied ourselves with plenty of activities at the southern end of the Vegas Strip. The New York, New York has a great dueling piano bar which entertained us for most of our first night in town. The roller coaster there was fun too. (Nothing like Cedar Point, but not bad.) Overall, the MGM was nice but we would prefer something a little closer to the middle of The Strip. Maybe next time we'll stay at the Venetian... has anyone stayed there before?

On this trip to Vegas we also met up with John and his wife Christy. John will be joining my husband as a pilot new hire in their training this month, and it was really nice to meet him and his wife! The four of us walked The Strip, watched the Bellagio fountains, and ended our night with a couple of drinks at the MGM. I look forward to seeing more of them and possibly getting together in Vegas again soon. (:

We had a fun time in Las Vegas but still want to go back with a group of people and rent a pool cabana sometime!
Who's in?! (:


  1. You two are so cute. I'm glad it was such a fun time!

    I've only been to Vegas once...for a wedding. It was surprisingly tasteful and nice. We had a suite at Mandalay Bay, but we stayed with friends and the cost was divided 8 ways, lol.

    That's cool you met another pilot's wife. Are they looking to relocate too?

  2. I'm in! I love Vegas. Ecspecially the Bellagio fountains! You two are so cute!

  3. Your vegas trip sounds so fun! We're trying to plan a trip to veags soon and its nice to hear that the MGM Grand has some reasonable prices.

    the style dossier

  4. How fun!! Great picture of the fountain show! You guys are so cute!
    I think I am going to take hubby there for his bday. =) We haven't been for a while.

  5. LAS VEGAS! Lucky! I would love to see that city someday. Your blog is very interesting with all of your travels! You two are incredibly cute, have fun! :)
    LoveLoveLove, Hilary

  6. This looks like so much fun. I've never really considered going to vegas because I'm not a gambler or drinker. But this makes me reconsider.

    So jealous you got to see so many cirque shows. We have La Nouba here in Orlando and it's great! If you're ever in the area check it out.

  7. You look absolutely adorable :) And the two of you together are so sweet! Big hugs xx

  8. We are definitely in!! I love your recaps...helps me to know what to do when we finally (hopefully) get to go! You look so cute in both of those outfits!

  9. sign me up for your next trip! haha

    looks like you guys had a blast!!!

  10. i just happened to stumble across your blog, and it's so appropriate! i'm leaving for Vegas in a couple weeks and I've never been there before:) so excited! We're also seeing "O". Any 'must see' tips?


  11. Can we go tomorrow?! Sweet, I knew you'd say yes! :) The fountain is so pretty! I really wanna go now. So glad y'all had so much fun. Great pictures Ash!


  12. Count me in! lol I'd love to go! Sounds like you two really had a great time :)

  13. my best friend lives in vegas! Name the time & place and I'll be there =)