After a long flight from Sydney coupled with a 6 hour layover in Los Angeles, we finally arrived in Las Vegas very late in the night. We thought we had the perfect plan arriving at night ready to hit the sack hoping that doing that would minimise the jet lag but it didn’t actually work out that way.
We spent 3 days there but our body clock was messed up, we would wake up at at 12pm each day and go to bed at 2am. Yup, 10 hours sleep a night!! I was especially gutted because I wanted to try the Wynn buffet breakfast but no matter how many alarms we set up, we still managed to sleep through it all. 🙁
Even so, Las Vegas was still a delight! There was so many things to do at all hours of the day! Read on to find out what we got up to during our 3 nights in Las Vegas!
We stayed at the Wynn hotel and it was amazing-ness! The room was pure luxury and our view was just beautiful!!
Location: 3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Price: From AUD$563/night Book Wynn Las Vegas on Booking.com
PLACES TO EAT
We splurged on the Joel Robuchon experience. We urmm-ed and we ahh-ed for the longest time. Well, Ryan did and I had to try and convince him that doing the 16 course degustation was totally more worth it than the other options they had on offer. Our dollar going above the USD was the deciding factor really. It was perfect timing too as our dollar hit parity with the USD the day we had our meal and stayed there because of the US Federal stimulus announcement. So good choice we did decide to go all out because we ended up benefiting from it. Woo hoo~
Read about our meal here!
There seems to be a plethora of Joel Robuchon’s establishments in Las Vegas. We chanced upon the Buchon bakery and was recommended the apple croissant by the ladies working there so we got it and a pack of macaroons to snack on later. Oh my goodness me, that was one amazing croissant. We had never had croissant like that before!! Definitely worth getting while you are there!
THINGS TO DO
Stroll Down The Strip
Vegas really come alive at night! The whole strip is lit up and there are people all about very lively and excited and it’s a lovely atmosphere to be in.
Catch a Show
We saw Le Reve and loved it. It’s one of the things you have to do in Vegas, isn’t it? Check out a show… there’s sooo many to choose from!! This one was created by the directors of Cirque du Soleil so we knew that it would be just as good as the Cirque shows themselves.
New York New York Rollercoaster
Went on late night New York New York roller coaster ride. If you’re a thrill seeking non-fearing person like me… it’s okay in a fun way. I would recommend going on it late at night though because most theme parks usually close by 5pm so you’ll never get to go on the rides at night and also, you get a view of Las Vegas at night from the top of the roller coaster before you whiz away. Double bonus!
I believe that you can’t go to Vegas and not try your luck at gambling. Especially if it’s your very first time because you know, beginner’s luck! Unfortunately, I’m an old hand at gambling so I knew I was going to hit the jackpot but I was still hopeful!
I used to love playing Blackjack and it’s the only game I know how to play. Hang on, I also know Roulette but anyway, I picked Blackjack that day. I put down $100 to play and was up by $50 at one point but after 4 hours on the table, I lost everything. Oh well…. the house always win in the end, don’t they??
We spent some time checking out the inside of The Venetian which was gobsmackingly spectacular. I have never been to Venice before but it feels like I was smack bang in Venice while we were walking around The Venetian. Even the clouds look so realistic that I had to look again to see if we were actually indoors or outdoors. It is like a movie set, a fairytale version of Venice because not one thing is out of place.
We were enthralled by the Bellagio Fountains dancing waters so much so that we went to check it out twice while we were there and stayed for quite a number of songs – Time to Say Goodbye, Your Heart Will Go On, Pink Panther and Fly Me to the Moon. I thought Time to Say Goodbye was the most spectacular.