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My Las Vegas Bucket List

With just one week to go until I jet off to the USA, excitement levels are reaching ridiculous highs. I’ve already written about the things I want to do in California so, ignoring the fact we’ll be spending just two days there, here are the things that sit at the top of my Las Vegas bucket list.Las Vegas bucket listWatch the Bellagio fountains

Who would have thought that a fountain could be one of the biggest tourist attractions in a city? But the Bellagio manage it with their beautiful fountains that move to music. I have no doubt that you’ll find me there a lot, hypnotised by the swaying rhythms.

Visit the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon makes an appearance on almost every list of places to see before you die out there and for good reason. It has been a national park for almost 100 years and attracts around 5 million visitors each year. With us being short of time and money, we aren’t going to make it there this time around but I have complete confidence that I’ll be back to see it in the not-too-distant future.

Be a high roller for the night

Casinos and excess: two words that go hand in hand with Vegas. One day, when I’m super rich and successful obviously, I’ll bet big. And by big, I mean more than 10 dollars at a time. Let’s face it, if there’s something I’m going to spend money on in Vegas, it’ll be on this next one…

Eat at a breakfast buffet

Like the city itself, the buffets in Vegas are legendary for being abundant and varied like no other. We are staying at the Paris hotel where the internet promises a great breakfast awaits so I am pretty excited to tuck in.

See a Cirque du Soleil show

Budget constraints mean that this is sadly out of the question this time around. But I’ll be back to marvel at the mind-boggling shows that the Cirque du Soleil are renowned for, just you wait.

If you’ve ever been to Vegas, what’s the best thing you did there?
Laura x

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    February 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Ah Vegas is definitely high up on my “to see” list. Two days sounds like a good amount of time to experience the ambience! Looking forward to seeing breakfast buffet photos 🙂

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    February 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I love Vegas it’s one of my favourite places to visit. My mum was reluctant to go and she loves it more than me these days I think.

    Further to your bucket list just to say if you can get a table outside at Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris you can enjoy watching the Bellagio Fountains whilst you eat. Make sure you have shade tho, mum and I made the mistake of going on a particularly hot day and ordering their french onion soup – was delicious but awfully hot!

    Oh to be a high roller but if you want to just watch casino life try the casino bar at Caesars Palace. It’s a simple bar with wait staff but great to watch casino ‘characters’. All if you have a drink at the Gossy Bar whilst Matt Goss is performing at the weekend you can hear the show and catch some bits in the mirrors!

    If you’re looking at Buffets again Caesars is a good one (can you guess where I stay!) and if you can do a brunch it gives you the best of both breakfast and other foods.

    Oh and make sure you get a crepe at the Paris, they’re delicious.

    Victoria x

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