June 7, 2010

Las Vegas: The Bellagio!

I’ve wanted to go to Las Vegas for a long time. Well, I’m kind of planning a trip there. I won’t be going for probably about a year, but I can still plan in the meantime, right?

The first thing to do when planning a trip is to pick out where you want to stay. Las Vegas has fantastic hotels (at least from what I’ve seen, read and heard about). The Vegas Bellagio Hotel is however the one I’ve wanted to go to the longest, so for my first Las Vegas trip I think it is fitting that I’d stay there.

The Bellagio Fountains is one of the main reasons. Ever since I saw them on TV, I’ve wanted to see them in person. The Fountains of Bellagio are a choreographed water performance set to light and music, including songs from Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Madonna, Gene Kelly, and Andrea Bocelli. Shows take place every 30 minutes in the afternoon, and at night every 15 minutes from 8PM to midnight. Watch this video I found on YouTube to show you what I mean:

Isn’t it amazing?

Plus, the botanical gardens and conservatory is a nice addition too. The display for the garden is changed out five times a year to display the current season (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Chinese New Year). I’m not sure which would be the prettiest, have any of you gone to see the display at the gardens?

Their rooms also look quite comfortable (and not as small as some I’ve seen pictures of). Plus, who knows who would be performing there? Hopefully someone good.

I’m not a huge gambler, but I would definitely be playing some slots while in Las Vegas. I might even play some blackjack and roulette. I’m not very good at poker (I just don’t have a poker face), so that is out of the question. I’m pretty good at rummy, but I don’t think that is a casino game. Oh well, maybe I’d get lucky on one of those Jackpot slot machines and win lots of money!

Las Vegas and the Bellagio is going to be amazing! I can’t wait for my Las Vegas trip. Probably why I’m planning so far in advance, but I know it is going to be amazing and one to remember for a very long time. If anyone has some suggestions on what else I should definitely do while going to Vegas, please let me know!


Carina the Blogarina said...

I want to go there so bad to! I'll probably loose a lot of money though, I''m not a gambler but I can see myself becoming addicted..lol Have you ordered a trip there or are you just planning to go?

Kristina P. said...

I go to Vegas 1-2 time a year, but we always stay in cheap, ghetto places. You can't go wrong with the Bellagio!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Oh the Bellagio is so dreamy...would love to stay there one day!

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome! =) I've never been to Vegas, but I hope to go sometime in the next couple of years!

Have fun planning!

Sheri said...

Right now I'm just planning it. I didn't order a package deal or anything yet. I'll be going in off-season though to get better rates :)

Anonymous said...

I think planning and anticipating is half the fun. When you go I hope you have a great time!

Lucy said...

My husband is dying to go to Las Vegas. I do feel bad for him we seem to vacation at other spots but we had small ones. Anyways, we will get there eventually. Like you I am not a huge gambler but the slot machines are what I would want to do. The bummer is they have made them computerized no more pulling the lever, I like the lever (LOL)