Our first full day in Vegas was spent eating lots of food, walking miles upon miles down the Strip and around The Venetian, and see the Backstreet Boys in concert. All in all, great day!
Our second, and last full day, was spent doing pretty much the same thing, except we ate at different places and saw a different show.
The Forum Shops: Shopping + Eats
After our massive breakfast at Hash House a gogo, we decided nothing could top that so we grabbed some pastries and coffee at a spot in our hotel and ate near the pool. It was July so it was H O T, but the no humidity thing was nice, and weird.
After we ate, we walked down the Strip to Caesar’s Palace to browse the massive Forum Shops. We walked around literally all day, and even though we didn’t buy anything, it was fun to experience all of the shops we don’t have near us. We stopped for lunch at Cheescake Factory because, well, we don’t have one near us and we love it. We decided on salads and to share one piece of cheesecake. It was nice to sit and relax.
After we ate, we stopped and watched this animatronics show inside the Forum Shops. We could barely hear what was being said — something about a fight over who was going to rule Atlantis and then Atlantis being buried under water — but it was cool. And there was FIRE.
After we ate, we walked around the shops some more and then headed back to The Venetian to rest up before our show that night. Dinner @ Trattoria Reggiano in the Venetian We didn’t have a dinner reservation that night, so we decided to try out this Italian place located in The Venetian called Trattoria Reggiano. It was delicious, but not quite as amazing as Yardbird.
I ordered bolognese, and David got margherita pizza. Yummy.
Show: Michael Jackson One by Cirque Du Soleil @ Mandalay Bay After dinner, it was time to head to Mandalay Bay for a Cirque Du Soleil show. David got us tickets for Michael Jackson One.
Just one word for this: AMAZING.
I love Cirque Du Soleil but this one was probably my favorite of all of the shows I’ve seen by them. The dancing, the acrobatics, the entertainment value… incredible.
Note: Thankfully we were not in Vegas during the tragic shooting that occured at Mandalay Bay. Our hearts go out to the victims.
Breakfast at Canonita @ The Venetian
We had just one last morning in Vegas. We decided to try out Canonita, a yummy smelling Mexican restaurant inside The Venetian, for our last breakfast. The food was good, and the view was nice.
We spent the rest of our time walking around The Venetian before heading to the airport for home.
All in all, a great surprise birthday trip!
See more photos from our Las Vegas trip here.