Wednesday, January 2, 2013

USA2012: Las Vegas (Part 4)

Theme parks are one thing. But when you're faced with a city (other than NY) that never sleeps, the game plan changes entirely.

If you know me, I'm a sucker for romance novels. Recently, I've been reading quite a few that involved Las Vegas so the city had me intrigued even before I set foot into it.

We were following a tour group hosted by Tour America that brought us to Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon and a number of shopping sprees (Varies according to your tour guide).
It's good that we didn't actually have to find our own way to Vegas, but if you're planning on going to Vegas...

#VegasTravellerTip: DO NOT follow a tour group.

The tour guide from Tour America did an amazing job bringing us around hotels like The Venetian to see the "sky", the Bellagio to watch the fountain and driving down the strip, but if you're looking to gamble, have fun or get married, this might not be what you're looking for.
 Can you believe they made this piece of sky?!

 The FIRST painted sky in Vegas
 (above 2) From the Bellagio

Since I was there during Christmas time, I got to see the Bellagio littered with a beautiful Christmas exhibit.

For those who have no clue, EVERY hotel in Las Vegas has their own casino, so for you gamblers out there, it's heaven.

Since I was touring with family AND under 21, Vegas didn't pose as much fun as I would have liked. Given a choice? I'd be gambling and clubbing and doing all sorts of other stuff instead of sight-see and stay in the hotel room to pack! OTL. Woes of the adventurous.

Another thing you'd notice in Vegas is brides in every hotel.
Here's the thing. There are LOTS of wedding chapels in Vegas and the legal age to marry in Vegas is 18, so if you're looking to save time and money on a wedding, there's always that option.

Personally, I think it's cool if you get married in Vegas. Not the "Hold my wedding in Vegas" kind, but more of the elopement kind. I find it strangely romantic if you decide to get married in Vegas.
Sure, the queue may be unromantic, the way it's handled may be unromantic...
BUT, don't you find it romantic to make your vows to your other half, and ONLY to your other half? I feel that you don't need to say your vows in front of a congregation of family and friends, the most important thing should be your spouse and your vows to each other.
Maybe it's also because I feel that I don't need a wedding to be happily married.To hell with what everyone else thinks! LOL.

Truthful Opinion: Vegas wasn't all that awesome. Not because it's a bad city, but because I have the wrong company this time round

more next time!

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