Monday, March 4, 2013

Mini Vacation - Trip to Las Vegas Day 1

Day 1 we left Sacramento at 9:30 am on Thursday. We flew Southwest and got to go through the new terminal at the Sacramento International Airport. It is very pretty and there was a chandelier that looked stunning with the sun shinning on it. The picture doesn't do it justice.

While at the airport we stopped at Jack's Urban Eats to get breakfast. I got the black forest ham and brie scrambled egg sandwich, which was delicious! Jeremy got the apple sausage sandwich which was also very tastey, but greasy.

The flight was really fast and smooth. Southwest has the best flight crew. They have great personalities and made me much more relaxed about flying (I'm not a great fly-er).

When we landed in Vegas we got a bus shuttle and it took us an hour and a half to get to our hotel (Hilton Grand Vacations) so next time we will be getting a taxi or renting a car. It only took so long because our hotel was at the complete end of the strip and the shuttle dropped off other passengers along the way to ours, and of course we were last!

The Hilton was pretty decent. It's at the end of the strip by circus circus and the stratosphere, which is kind of far from the main part, but its not that bad. Rather walk a little more and pay less for the room for first trip out. Next time I think we'll stay somewhere in the middle of the strip, and of course we will have a much larger budget ha!

After we checked in we walked over to circus circus to eat. We made our way through the maze of a casino to Rrock & Ritas restaurant. I got the buffalo chicken wrap and Jeremy got the BBQ chicken wrap. Both were so tasty  but Jeremy's was the best. The BBQ sauce was so sweet and the wrap had the perfect amount of chicken, sauce, and other less important ingredients. He liked it so much he wanted to order a second, but I wouldn't let him haha!

After our lunch we decided to walk down to the main part of the strip to look at the other casinos and do some shopping. We went to treasure island and saw some neat souvenirs. I made a note to come back to get the Hershey puppy a cute shirt with a skull on it and I picked up some sword earrings for myself.

Then we walked over to the Venetian and walked through an art gallery type of shoppe. We found a couple pieces we really liked but the prices are crazy expensive (like $7,000 and higher) so we are going to narrow down our pick and start saving up. We weren't allowed to take any photos of the artwork so I can't show you any on here :(

Madam Toussad's is right by the Venetian so we stopped outside to get some pictures with Jessica Simpson and The Rock. We didn't go into the museum on this trip, but it is on the schedule for our next trip to Vegas!

After that we went over to Caesars palace and had a nice glass of wine (pinot grigio) and to rest our feet. We played some penny slots (boring) and I won $3 while Jeremy lost $20 haha!

We walked back over to treasure island where they have a free pirate show outside that started at 5:30pm and goes every couple of hours after. It was worth the zero dollars spent. It wasn't super spectacular but it was fun and entertaining. The special effects were very cool and the actors/actresses were very in shape and attractive.

Then we started to make our back towards our hotel because we were hungry and exhausted. We saw a sushi bar called RA at the Fashion Show Mall and stopped to eat dinner. Very yummy sushi! We ordered the caterpillar roll and the tempura shrimp roll. Caterpillar is totally the way to go. We ate it so fast I didn't even get to take a picture of it! We also got the mochii dessert which I highly recommend. There were three flavors, vanilla, strawberry, and mango. My favorite was the strawberry but honestly, all of them were good!

Another stop at circus circus to play blackjack was a bad idea. We each lost $20 there...doh!

The Riviera looks pretty neat at night when it's all lit up! When we got back to the hotel we crashed out pretty fast. I had wanted to go on the club tours that night but apparently sleep was more important!

tips: wear shoes you can walk and stand in for long distances and hours. my feet are so sore! have a bag/purse/backpack that is comfy and not heavy. my back isntvtoo happy with me

1 comment:

  1. Hope you enjoyed your stay with Hilton Grand Vacations!