Happy Wednesday! At the moment I am trying to play catch up at home and the bakery after going on a fun little getaway that I can’t wait to share with you!
My mom has always wanted to go to Las Vegas. Will and I had an idea to surprise her at Christmas with a trip to Las Vegas for her 60th birthday which was February 4th.
My mom has done so much for us, between helping me at the bakery and watching the boys a few days a week we absolutely could not survive without her help and she deserved this trip more than anyone. To make it easier Will stayed back with triplets and off we went for a mother-daughter weekend trip! We had an absolute blast together! My mom is so easy going and always up for anything…which equals a great person to travel with!
We left early Sunday morning and arrived in Vegas by 10:45am. We stayed at Bally’s which was the perfect location on the strip. It wasn’t a huge hotel, but it gave us everything we needed and a great spot. And honestly you spend no time in your room because there is so much do. We left our bags at the desk and off we went to find a quick lunch and hop on the High Roller.
Lunch were sushi bowls from Jaburritos which is in the Linq strip. The Linq strip was a brick ally that had so much to do.
We got our tickets for the High Roller and got amazing views of what the next few days had to offer. Highly recommend doing the High Roller!
The rest of our day was spent walking and soaking everything in. So much to do, see, and look at. Our excitement for what was ahead was at an all time high. We took a taxi to Freemont Street and check out the old Las Vegas. We walked and did lots of people watching until the light show, after all, it was Super Bowl Sunday. The light show above Freemont Street was amazing and everything it was hyped up to be.
We took an Uber back to the strip and ended up at Hexx Kitchen for dinner.
We ordered a few items to share: jumbo crab cake, spinach dip, roasted brussel sprouts, and crispy broccolini. It was the perfect ending to a very long day of travel and making the most of our first day in Las Vegas!
Our second day started off early because we were still on Indiana time. We headed to the gym so I could get a run in before our day started.
After a sweaty run on the treadmill we got ready and off we headed to the famous Eggslut.
The line starts to wrap around by 9am! So arrive early.
Eggslut is inside the Cosmopolitan hotel which was so beautiful. The chandeliers hanging everywhere you looked took your breathe away.
The menu is simple and easy. I got the FAIRFAX. How could you go wrong with anything on a warm brioche bun. Heavenly.
With full bellies off we went to catch our van to take us out to the Hoover Dam.
The Hoover Dam tour we chose was a little over 4 hours from pick-up to drop-off. Our driver/guide gave us great knowledge of the famous landmark and dropped us off at great locations to take in the beauty.
Every point we got dropped off left us even more to see and admire. It is absolutely amazing how this was made with such little technology and back in the 1930s.
We arrived back on the strip around 2:00 with starving bellies. Our lunch stop was at Holsteins, located in the Cosmopolitan.
Our favorite thing to do was get a variety of food and share it all. We did ahi tuna sliders, cheese curds (because what could be better?!), and a delicious green salad.
After lunch we headed out to see more hotels. I think we averaged 25,000 steps a day! Whew! There seriously is so much to look at and do. Each hotel has so much to offer and the designs of each one left me in awe.
Monday was the 6-0 birthday so we had a special dinner that night at the Venetian hotel, called Tao.
The sushi was amazing and it was topped off with a surprise dessert our waitress had sent over finished out the birthday night!
I will be back for a Day 3 recap!