Why Vegas will always have a special place in my heart

Vegas…adult playground, mirage in the desert…what do you think of when someone mentions Las Vegas..? I probably have a slightly different memory of it than most people and here is what made it so special…

1.Checked in valet style. The last thing you want to do after a 5 hour drive is faff about with parking so valet is your best friend. Grab your bags and head for the reception desk to check in. The car is someone else’s problem from there on out.

Valet

2. Stayed in the Bellagio. Being our first trip to Vegas we wanted to do it in style and, of course, being one of the most iconic Vegas casinos, we had to stay in the Bellagio.

Bellagio

3. Walk the strip to see the bright lights and extravagant hotels. It’s like being in a dream world with loads of weird and wonderful things in the same place. The strip is just over 4 miles long and you will see iconic buildings from all over the world.

the-mirage

paris-hotel-vegas

4. See a show, I’d recommend booking if you know what you want to see. We booked ‘O’ Cirque du Soleil as I am a huge fan of the group so it had to be them we went and saw. But there is a massive variety of shows to choose from.

Vegas show

5. Take a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon. This one is a little extravagant but it should be a must on anyone’s bucket list! Nothing can quite prepare you for the vast scale of one of the world’s seven natural wonders. This has to be one of the most breathtaking experiences of my life so far.

helicopter

me on helicopter tour

helicopter

grand-canyon

6. And last but by no means the least, getting engaged was the absolute top highlight – I think most people will know that without me having to clarify! I know this won’t be on everyone’s list when they visit Vegas and it kind of sounds like something out of the Hangover film but, I was a very lucky lady and Tom proposed while we were in Vegas. Above everything else this made my Vegas trip out of this world. From then on out we could have done nothing and I would have still been on cloud 9.

There are so many amazing things to do and see in Las Vegas but when someone decided to get down on one knee and ask that special question, there is nothing that can top it. This is why Vegas will always have a special place in my heart. Who else has a story to tell from a trip to Vegas..?

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  1. 02/12/2016 / 5:17 pm

    Hi, A great summary of Las Vegas with fab pictures. I have been lucky to have visited a couple of times and shared the same experiences minus the proposal. Reading your post makes me want to return again, Chloe https://pinkiebag.com/

    • Holly
      03/12/2016 / 10:35 am

      Thanks Chloe! I so want to go back already!! X

  2. 04/12/2016 / 1:09 pm

    I love Vegas and I didn’t think I would. We hired a party bus for our first night and it took us to all the sights like the Vegas sign and the bellagio fountain show. It’s was so much fun. I love your photos in this post, and congrats on your engagement!

    Emily x http://puttheworldtowrites.co.uk

  3. 05/12/2016 / 6:22 pm

    Amazing pictures! This has made me really want to go to Vegas! Definitely on my list of cities to visit!

    • Holly
      05/12/2016 / 6:30 pm

      Thanks Megan! It should be in everyone’s list, it’s a great place x

  4. 06/01/2017 / 11:36 am

    Congratulations on your engagement! 🙂
    I was lucky enough to visit Vegas last year and had the most fun holiday imaginable, I’d love to go back!

  5. 08/01/2017 / 1:57 pm

    Reading the last bit of this post my face lit up with the biggest smile. I’m probably extremely late, and you could already be married.. but Congratulations!

    This seemed like a really special trip, with each thing you both did making it even more special.

    I hadn’t considered doing a helicopter ride over the grand canyon, but I think I just might have to now.

    Thank you for such an amazing post!

    • Holly
      08/01/2017 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks lovely! Not too late at all, it happened in September so we still have a lot of planning to do!! Hope you have the best time when you go! X

  6. 15/01/2017 / 10:23 am

    CONGRATS on your engagement! Definitely need to check out doing a helicopter tour, it looks BREATHTAKING!

    • Holly
      15/01/2017 / 3:05 pm

      Thanks Char! If you go back a helicopter tour is so worth it x

  7. 15/01/2017 / 11:15 am

    Congratulations on your engagement!
    It looks like you had a wonderful time in Vegas.

    Kat
    katlast.com

    • Holly
      15/01/2017 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks Kat! Vegas is amazing, have you been before? x

  8. 15/01/2017 / 8:52 pm

    Oh Vegas. It’s fun to see what other people love about Vegas. Walking the Strip is always the go to thing I do with friends when they come to town to visit. (: I’m glad you enjoyed your helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon because it is worth it.

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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