MGM Grand Las Vegas
I was at the MGM for just a little while. I didn’t have enough time to fully take it all in but we did get a a bite at one of the restaurants in the hotel. I snapped a few photos. Tate had never been to a Rainforest Cafe so we decided to stop there. The fish tanks are amazing at the restaurant and the photo above kind of gives you an idea of some the fish inside, however the fish were quite partial to Tate! They followed him around, we were joking and referred to Tate as “Tate Almighty”. LOL
We found that there was a monorail ticket station in this hotel and you could go from casino to casino without just trying to walk it all. I didn’t see anything too exciting in this casino but plan to go back when I have more time….I thought there was a “Wizard of Oz” theme there? Maybe it was gone when I walked through because we never stumbled upon it.
Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
I made a visit to Caesars Palace earlier last month with my son Tate. This hotel/casino is timeless. The shops are amazing and you can buy almost all the famous brand names here, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Versace, Valentino, Bvlgari, Pandora, Rolex and the list just goes on and on. Its just a nice hotel to walk around and see all the decor. The statues are beautiful and the one in front of the Cheesecake Factory has a mini show with thunder and lightening included! The ceilings look like a partly cloudy blue sky which can deceiving (you think its sill daylight when it can be midnight). Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain were all having shows there while we toured the hotel so it was a very busy place!
We decided to eat at the Cheesecake Factory….I know its a chain but I couldn’t resist, I was craving a homestyle comfort food meal so Meatloaf it was along with Strawberry Cheesecake for dessert. There were plenty of leftovers!! You must visit this hotel when in Vegas!!!
Circus Circus Hotel & Casino
This place really brings me back to my childhood. I spent a couple weeks out of many summers with my grandma in Las Vegas. We always made a visit to Circus Circus each of those times (in the 70’s). I recently moved back to Las Vegas so I had to revisit my favorite place of my youth. I must say everything seems different as an adult! The casino itself seems like its the same, by this I mean no updates! The stench of stale cigarette smoke was overwhelming. My son Tate (age 17 at the time) was with me and said it smelled like BO as well. This was his first visit to this hotel ever. We went upstairs to the carnival games area and again, seems it hasn’t changed since the 70’s. The same clown “water in the mouth game” was my favorite as a child. But it was over run with wild children. Not a place to be if you do not like clowns!!! But about the only casino that has fun for kids. We decided not to eat there after looking at the buffet!! BEWARE! Site says rooms are newly renovated but I did not stay in there long enough to take a tour. Also the large “pink” bubble in the back of the casino has rides for the kids as well!
Red Rock Hotel & Casino
Friday Feb 8, 2013
We are celebrating my nephew, Rodney’s, birthday. He wanted to go to the FEAST at Red Rock. It would be my first time ever going to the casino. The casino is far from the strip. This would be more a place for “THE LOCALS”. Its a big casino with plenty of slots, just be careful on the $1 Wheel Of Fortune machines because they take 5 credits as a max bet verses the regular 2 credits at most casinos. My 20 bucks…gone in 4 tries!! The buffet was good and well taken are of. I’m not going to say the best buffet ever but I definitely left full! The cost for dinner…. $18.99 a person. Little Landen was so happy the entire time and all the lights kept him well entertained!
My experience at the Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas
Pulling in to the Cosmopolitan I decided to do the self parking, so I could walk a little. I was glad I did because I would have never experienced what I saw! In the photo of the parking you will notice red lights above each car. The reason? There is a sensor above each space that shows you from a distance if its available or not. If you see green…there is a spot waiting for you. I entered from the garage elevators right to The Chandelier Bar. The entire casino is filled with beautiful decor and the pool area is just downright inviting!
I decided to get lunch at Milos which is Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant has white table cloths and napkins. Your water is served in wine glasses. The Waiters/Waitresses wear blue & white checkered shirts and are very speedy! The lunch menu consisted of a three course meal that you had choices of. My Choice…..
Appetizer: Greek Meze Plate, it consisted of Tarama, Tzatziki, Htipiti, manouri cheese, olives & cherry tomatoes.
Main Course: Organic Chicken Breast Skewer, grilled mushrooms & onions, served over pita.
Dessert: Walnut Cake with Kaimaki ice cream. All for $21 and change!
My new job has inspired me to make changes to my blog. Instead of me just adding photos that I think are “cool”. I’ve decided to make this my blog of Hotels and Dining. Since this is what I do (as a Travel Consultant) I want to learn as much as I can to be the best at what I do!