As I mentioned the other day, I took a trip to Vegas this past weekend, and it was AMAZING! I left insanely early Thursday morning, and fell asleep against the window shortly after takeoff (which is apparently the only way I can sleep on a plane) and half an hour later, woke up when the plane dinged, to this sight. Gorgeous.
We arrived in Denver a half hour early, then it was an hour to get into LAS, which was also absolutely gorgeous.
We got an amazing deal at the Luxor, $80 a night plus a $35 meal card, so we stayed there and it was amazing. We stayed in the pyramid, which has elevators that move at an angle up the sides. It’s obviously a themed hotel, just like most of the hotels in Vegas, and the Egyptian theme is pretty cool as it’s brought into the rooms. There are hieroglyphs on the armoires and bed frames, and it looked like a miniature Egyptian desert outside of our room in the hotel. The view outside was beautiful.
I spent most of my first day there in the casino, playing roulette and drinking vodka cranberries (which weren’t THAT watered down)
Of course, the first day there, we went to the More Buffet in the Excalibur, which was the worst buffet I’ve EVER been to. We found two edible things at that buffet – the mini corndogs and the flan. Especially at $16 a head. But the next day we went to the More Buffet in the Luxor, and for the same price, the difference in quality is significant. We couldn’t think of a reason to waste $36 if you’re just going for breakfast and dinner (and why would you need to go more than that?) since you’ll save $1 paying separately, but if you get there at lunch time, I’d just pay for the all day, especially if you’re going to be spending most of the day in the Luxor.
Vegas has some of the coolest decor I’ve seen (you might notice my ceiling obsession in my next few posts)
On the second day, we discovered the tram between the Luxor and the Excalibur (Also, Mandalay Bay) and regretted not finding it the day before since we walked to the MGM in heels.
The Excalibur was built to look like a castle, and has a lot of statues and suits of armor. It’s a very cute hotel and casino, but I’m glad we didn’t stay there. The Luxor seemed like a much classier hotel. And when I told a couple on the plane that I was staying in the Luxor, they thought I payed a lot more than we did.
Late at night, you can see that light from the top of the Luxor from pretty far away. This was about half a mile.
When I left, I noticed these. Every hotel has 3 or 4 exits, and this is what’s at the “taxi and shuttle” exit.
I can’t wait to go back. And hopefully it’ll be sooner rather than later. I have so much more to see – like Old Vegas, some shows, and the Vegas sign. Hopefully next time I can take Chris with me so he can enjoy it too. I fell in love with the city and I can’t wait to go back! Come back tomorrow for more about my trip and some more reviews in Vegas! (Including the best ice cream I’ve ever had)