As promised, here are a few more things I saw, ate and did on my trip to Vegas last month…
Drai’s Pool Party
We went to Drai’s (Cromwell Hotel) on a Monday and we got there thinking it was gonna be a LIT pool party and it turned out to be absolutely empty (but free entry wahey). After the weekend we’d had anyway it kinda worked in our favour to chill out, catch some rays and have a swim. The pool at Drai’s is new to the strip and one of its perks is the incredible view of the Strip. Just look:
Again, pool parties and pools in general are expensive in Vegas, so do bear this in mind when rocking up. Luckily there were 5 of us and by the time we ordered food and a few drinks, it came to around $40 each.
Gondala Ride at The Venetian
I’ve written about my experience of this in my previous trips here and here, but I will never get over how incredible it is inside…
This was an impromptu decision when walking through Fremont Street and I’m so glad we did it. Not the best escape room I’ve been to, but it’s worth it for the price of $20 and you too can immerse yourself in all things zombie. Just make sure to read the waiver carefully…
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Golden Nugget Hotel
On our last night in LV, we needed a restaurant that met the occasion and we decided to return downtown to eat at Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse. Having had a little Google before, I kept seeing it on the top places to eat in Vegas and those weren’t wrong at all. From the service, to the decor (it felt like a place the mob would come in their hey day) to the outstanding food.
I had a craving for steak AND lobster and that just happened to be the special that night… It was impeccable, cooked so well and worth every dollar… It was around $69 and I’m glad I inhaled everything on my plate.
The Golden Nugget Pool
Is it me or do I always discover something amazing on the last night of a trip? Turns out the pool at The Golden Nugget hotel has a 200,000 gallon shark tank:
Omnia at Caesars Palace
OVERRATED. IRRITATED. SO I DELIBERATED AND LEFT.
Seriously, make sure you make friends with a promoter when you get to Vegas because it means free entry and a free drink. Our group only got free entry into Omnia (we were on the guestlist), but when we arrived the guestlist queue was around an hour long. Well Steve Aoki was playing that night BUT being full up, hot and tired made me a little miserable and as a British person, I often wonder how much time I spend queueing.
Anyway, after being in the club for around 45 minutes, I gave up, left my group and went and sat in the casino. The music was meh, the drinks overpriced, nowhere to sit and just very very strange clientele made me feel out of place and I’m SO glad I didn’t pay to get in. However, I must mention, the actual interior of club is INCREDIBLE and nothing like I have ever experienced before. It is actually worth going to experience this but other than that I honestly think the best nights in Vegas are in the places that aren’t so hyped up.
The Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage
On my last morning in LV, I realised I hadn’t seen the famed white tiger and dolphin habitat in the hotel I was staying in so it was only right I went. I know some people may have issues with zoos and animals in captivity and whilst I do, it was good to see that the animals looked healthy and had lots of space to roam. Plus, it’s not everyday you get to see a whiter tiger?
Are you off to Vegas anytime soon? What do you have planned?