Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…unless you blog about it when you get back home! This year I spent the 4th of July in Las Vegas with my roommate from college {Maria}, parents, sister, brother-in-law and niece. Other than the over 100˚ weather we had a great time.

This was my 4th trip to Vegas in the last two years and it’s one of my favorite places to visit. There are so many things to do from shows to clubbing. The food is unbelievable and the shopping is indescribable. If you can handle the heat the summer time is the best time to go – another great time is New Years. I kicked off 2010 Vegas style! Here’s a list of my favorite things about the city and of course some pictures.

Vegas Favorites

 Shows

Cirque Du Soleil
“O”
 If you’ve never been to a Cirque show this is a great one to start with! It was my first Cirque experience and my first Vegas show in the Summer of ’09.

Cirque Du Soleil
Viva Elvis
Elvis and Cirque are a match made in heaven! I saw this show in February, sang along, danced and loved every minute. 

Celine Dion
The Colosseum – Caesars Palace
My mom, sister, Maria and I went to Celine this trip! We have been huge fans for years and this new show was incredible. It’s a must see! 

Nightclub

  PURE
Caesars Palace
PURE is my favorite nightclub in Vegas – the DJs are amazing and the rooftop patio has one of the best views of the Strip! 

Shopping

The Forum Shops
More than 160 stores, three-levels, replicas of the Trevi and Triton Fountains, a changing sky and delicious food. This place is a shopaholic’s heaven! 

{Outside The Forum Shops}

The Grand Canal Shoppes
Feel like spending the day in Venice, Italy? The canal shops will make you feel like you’re walking the streets of Italia. Stop by St. Mark’s Square; enjoy a show and the best gelato in Vegas!

{Enjoying some gelato outside The Venetian}

Crystals
If you’re looking for luxury shopping in Vegas you will find it at Crystals in CityCenter. From Gucci to Versace there’s a little of everything.

Food

LAVO
Italian Restaurant & Nightclub
My go to restaurant that never disappoints – amazing food, great service and perfect ambiance! Try the Eggplant Parmagiano, Tuna Tartare, and Brick Oven Pizza.

Jimmy Buffett’s
Margaritaville
Looking for the best margarita on the strip? This is it! Margaritaville is always my first stop when arriving in Vegas. Make sure you try the Volcano Nachos!

{Afternoon strawberry margaritas}

Mon Amí Gabi
A Classic French Bistro
Maria & I had breakfast here on our last day and I plan on going back every time I’m in town! I had the best French Toast I’ve ever tasted and Maria got a delicious Strawberry Waffle. 

      
{French Toast & Strawberry Waffle}

Not sure when my next trip to the Strip will be, but I know it will be within the next year. If you’re planning a trip to Vegas here are a few sites I always look at prior to going: Vegas.comLas Vegas Weekly, & Visit Las Vegas!

xox
Em

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