From beautiful Sedona to the lights of Las Vegas–talk about culture shock. We didn’t spend a whole lot of time on the Strip, but we did have a couple of adventures. I’ve put together a photographic view of the big casinos and clubs via the drive down Las Vegas Boulevard where there’s tons of tourist action.
Here are some of the well-known casinos and Las Vegas landmarks.
Other sights to see on the strip (not including a full-sized roller coaster, the High Roller Ferris Wheel, the Eiffel Tower, Venice-type gondolas, and a ton more of which we didn’t get photos).
We did venture out on foot into the crowds to experience places recommended from friends. Luckily, they were all in the Cosmopolitan. Our first stop was Secret Pizza, which was a quest Julie and Sean Chickery mentioned in one of their videos. We turned it into a treasure hunt.
After feasting on the yummy pizza, Roy, Judy, Mike, and I walked around to see what trouble we could get into. We played a couple of slot machines, but it didn’t take long to tire of that activity since we aren’t die-hard gamblers. We spent some time outside in front of the Cosmopolitan and watched the masses of tourists bustling by. The party atmosphere was contagious and most people were happy and friendly. There were visitors dressed to the hilt and others in comfortable walking attire. It was a diverse crowd and the people watching was quite entertaining.
After a while, we headed back into the building to check out the Chandelier Bar, a must-do recommendation from Marc and Julie at RV Love.
All in all, our Las Vegas Strip day was fun. We were pretty people-d out, though, and looked forward to exploring some of the beautiful natural places outside of Las Vegas in the coming days.
Thanks for the hospitality, Las Vegas.
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I think I’d probably be people-d out quite quickly in Las Vegas too, but good to hear you had some fun there anyway. 🙂 A bit of a change of pace from your usual adventures. x
I’m a shy introvert, so the crowds can be overwhelming sometimes. It was an adventure, though, and I’m so glad we went. I love wide open spaces much better. 🙂
Not a place I would personally be interested in visiting but the pictures were fun to look at, have a super wonderful day.
It’s not my cup of tea, either–gambling isn’t fun to me and I’m not much of a partier. The experience was worth it–at least once. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Dawn
We usually stay in Henderson. Bike/walk route at Lake Mead. You can actually walk from Lake Mead to the Hoover Dam through old railroad tunnels (or just do it for the walk.) Red Rock Canyon. Valley of Fire. The Great Greek Restaurant in a small strip mall is the best. Enjoy.
We did go to Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon (future scheduled posts) and absolutely loved them (so beautiful!). We boondocked at Lake Mead for a week and it was our favorite. I had no idea about the railroad tunnels–I’d love to do that! Thank you so much for the suggestions.
The last time I was in Las Vegas was 1986 and so much has changed. Glad you had fun on the strip. We should have driven down it when we went to get parts for Waldo, but after all the money we dropped on parts, I didn’t think the strip was a good idea. It certainly is a great place to people watch!
That’s the truth–the Strip is a melting pot of diverse people. I could have people watched all day! Hope Waldo is feeling better with some new innards! 🙂
Yes he is behaving MUCH better!
I have heard of those places all my life, and this was the first time a saw photos of many of them. Many thanks for your well-documented visit.
You’re welcome, Anne. We probably should have experienced a little more while there, but it wasn’t really our favorite. We prefer the wide open spaces. Now, if it was back in the days of the Rat Pack and Frank was still crooning, it would have been different. 🙂
I’m not sure what I would like there. People-watching is fun, but we don’t go to shows and choose not to gamble. Gambling goes against a miser’s religion!
I agree, Anne. The money is way too hard to come by and gambling makes it go way too easily. We didn’t make any shows. The Strip just wasn’t our thing, to be totally honest. Been there, done that, and on to something else. 🙂
We stayed at the Excalibur when we went a few years ago. The castle seemed just the right spot for us. Hubby was having leg issues at the time so we didn’t walk around much but we did drive up and down the strip so I have some of those same pictures! We went and saw the Pawn Stars shop too because hubby watches that on TV. It was an interesting place but so much smaller than what it appears to be on TV. Someday I’d like to go back to walk around more.
It’s definitely an experience. Excalibur is the most interesting one to me–it just looks fun.
I love Vegas. I dealt there years ago. Hubby wants to go for the winter.
It was a great experience, and I did try my hand at Black Jack. House always comes out on top, though. Glad I’m not a heavy bet-er. 🙂
I’ve never been to Vegas. But it’s like one place is trying to outdo the next with signs and colors and architecture. It’s a lot of visual overload.
There’s way too much visual overload. It was fun to experience–at least once. Not sure if we’ll ever go back to the city. The wide open spaces outside of the area are stunning, though.
We have Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas on our list places to see. Did you get a chance to see it?
We did–and it’s so worth it. It’s absolutely stunning (I have a future post scheduled for next week, but there’s no way to do it justice).