Although we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last year in Venice, taking a trip down memory lane was irresistible. New York and Las Vegas hold special memories for us. My husband proposed to me while attempting to skate on the ice rink at Central Park, and we married at The Little Chapel of the Flowers Las Vegas. Consequently, it was a no brainer when this package popped up.
What to wear in Las Vegas in February
There’s a big difference in
Packing for a trip to Las Vegas
I took my padded Ted Baker pale pink jacket. This jacket turned out to be absolutely perfect because both the hotel and the evenings were cool. As a result, this jacket was worn day and night and could easily be dressed up or down with the right accessories.
Two casual sweaters
Three or less other sweaters that could be dressed up or down
A dressy scarf, and a warm cashmere pashmina that doubled up as a cosy
Dressy jeans to mix and match with the above
Casual leggings/trousers in navy and black
Elegant and stylish dress for dinner or show
Pair of dressy shoes for evening
Footwear tips for walking the strip in Las Vegas
Comfortable footwear is an absolute must! Let go of any expectations of strolling around the strip in high heels and not suffer the consequences. The fact is that there is so much to see and do that you will likely walk further than you think because you will want to see everything!
Geox trainers with a slight heel were perfect for this trip. Trimmed in Rose Gold they matched my Ted Baker jacket perfectly. To be honest I wore my wedge boots the most and was able to walk miles in these without any aches or pains. Sore feet can ruin a holiday so think about footwear carefully. Gel and padded inserts are also a good idea to take along.
The Virgin airline flight left Gatwick around 10 am. During the
Transferring from the airport was easy because the taxi rank was just outside. Taxis were plentiful and speedy, therefore we were in the hotel within 20 minutes. Check in was quick and within one hour of
The Luxor Hotel
Located at the Southern end of the strip the Luxor hotel is close to the Mandalay Bay Hotel on one side and the Excalibur Hotel on the other. Both are linked via monorail.
Rooms are spacious. Older rooms are a little tired and dated, however, you are able to upgrade to newer rooms. The prices for this upgrade started at $20 per night.
Built in the shape of a huge pyramid, 30
Swimming pools were empty due to the cold weather season, however, there are a few.
Almost all of the hotels in Las Vegas have fabulous shows to attend. The Blue Man Group and Fantasy (not for children) and the Carrot top comedy show were on during our visit. In addition, the Titanic Exhibition was interesting with various artifacts from the Titanic on display therefore well worth going to see.
One of the first things I noticed about the Hotel was how cold it was. Air conditioning blew cool air throughout the hotel, therefore I was super grateful for my light jacket. However, thankfully ACs in the bedrooms are adjustable and we turned ours off most of the time.
We felt slightly disoriented at times in the Luxor Hotel as there are no windows in the lobby and the Hotel is quite dark, consequently, you don’t know whether it is day or night half the time.
Our body clocks were slightly off-kilter therefore, we decided to go for a light meal at Diablos Cantina in the Hotel, and had an early night ready for the next day.
And so it begins
Waking up early, our days started with a Starbucks and croissant, or breakfast outside. After that, we then headed out to explore the local area and different hotels in the vicinity. The strip itself is only about 4 miles in length and there are many hotels along the way. In other words, you can see much just by walking along the strip.
Each hotel has its own individual
Late one afternoon we visited the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay hotel. With over 2,000 species in its tanks from turtles, sharks, and much more, we enjoyed a bit of quiet time strolling through here.
Just as our last visit ten years ago, the energy of Las Vegas was buzzing from the moment of arrival. Neon lights are flashing and showgirls popping up everywhere in
Visiting the Bellagio hotel for a meal overlooking the fountains is a lovely romantic evening out. This was a fabulous trip down memory lane as we stayed here as part of our honeymoon.
Shopping in Las Vegas
Unfortunately, the exchange rate was not in our
Whatever your budget you will find a wide range of food available everywhere. Steaks, Japanese, Chinese, traditional burgers and American style food, Italian and much more. On our anniversary we enjoyed a beautiful anniversary meal in the Venetian at Tao, in addition, we also visited the very casual Chinese Panda Express twice during our visit. Menu choices here are labelled healthy choices, calorie counted, very delicious, particularly the spicy prawns which were huge, spicy and very tasty.
What to see and do in Las Vegas
With so much to see and do in Las Vegas you are guaranteed not to be bored. Here are some popular things to do in four days in Las vegas:
Visit Freemont St
Take a walk to all the different hotels as each offers a unique experience
See a show
Go on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon
The high roller at The Linq
Ride a limo
Watch the fountain display at the Belaggio
Play Golf at the new Golf Hotel
Boredom is not an issue in Las Vegas. With so much to do, there is no excuse. We had already been on the Helicopter ride from Mavericks over the Grand Canyon and enjoyed a champagne breakfast. As a result, we were taking a nice slow leisurely pace this time (ten years older and wiser).
Above all, in conclusion, have fun and enjoy every moment in Las Vegas. If you enjoyed reading this blog feel free to comment or to visit the others on the site.