I have whooped it up in Las Vegas a handful of times. Translation: I have lost way too much money gambling, danced on top of the bar at Coyote Ugly while taking upside down shots, partied with Rob & Big at my company Christmas party, attended a chapel wedding (not with Elvis), played a game of pool in the Real World suite at the Palms and a few other unmentionables.
But, it was time to reinvent Las Vegas, maybe in a more sophisticated way. Or at least sans the black jack table and upside down shots.
Southwest Airlines sent me a hard-to-pass-up travel deal of RT airfare to Las Vegas for two from California and two nights at the 5-star THEhotel at Mandalay for $450. Yep. Hard to pass up.
Peter and I had only been to Las Vegas once together and it was a whirlwind wedding weekend (not our own). So, there was no opportunity for exploring. Or to see if we were “Vegas Compatible”. There is such a thing. He is not into the loud dance clubs (or dancing in general) or any sort of gambling. That’s okay. I’ll take on the challenge of planning a fun-for-both trip that appeased his need to be entertained and my need to make checks off my bucket list.
The Las Vegas itinerary included:
- Seeing a Las Vegas Show, preferably Cirque du Soleil
- Having chilly drinks at an Ice Bar
- Eating delicousness at a Celebrity Chefs Restaurant
- A “Strange Eats” Happy Hour
- Meeting some of the Celebs at Madame Tussauds
- Scoping out Sharks
- Going to a Blues Bar
All that in two days. We got this.
Let the tame fun begin…
What is on your Las Vegas bucket list?