Vegas was our second choice of our vacation destinations, and plans were made two days before we flew in. We were going to Ft. Lauderdale, but, due to the hurricanes, we had to change our plans at the last minute...should we go back to Sedona? No, let's go to Vegas, and so it was…plans, flights, and timeshares changed all within a matter of an hour or so. How glad we were.
We stayed at the beautiful Fairfield Grand Desert, which was located in a perfect place. We visited the Hoover Dam, the Red Rock Canyon, and, of course, the Strip - how does one explain what it's like to see this place for the first time? The water show in front of the Bellagio was just beautiful. The water is in sync to the music, lights shine in different colors, and the water shoots up in the air about 100 feet. The show in front of Treasure Island with the band and dancers was wonderful; the Mardi Gras at the Rio Casino was such fun; and the shows, Jubilee at Bally's and Blue Man Group at the Luxor, were just great.
The beautiful, hand-blown glass flowers on the ceiling at the Bellagio were a sight that is truly indescribable. Walking through the Paris hotel and eating at La Creperie was a wonderful experience. Going into the Venetian and seeing the water canal with the gondolas was a sight in itself, a little of Italy in the USA. The Star Trek experience at the Hilton was most enjoyable, as was the Shark Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, which can be enjoyed by young and old alike. So, whether you gamble or you don't, if you have an unlimited budget or not, there is something for everyone in Vegas!