Las Vegas … a place we know and love! In fact, we wrote about this particular location in a previous travel post including a friend’s 30th birthday. We usually visit this spot about once a year. Therefore, we feel completely comfortable guiding those less familiar towards a fabulous stay in this city, and as we have both been there recently, our minds are fresh on this topic. We have broken this post into three parts that we feel encompass all of your travel needs should you consider visiting Las Vegas (or any other location). After all, what else is there besides a great place to stay, what to do and see, and delicious things to eat? Here are our recommendations broken down into our two separate trips.

T Side: A new couple’s romantic getaway … and it just so happens that a few of our friends were planning to go to the same location at the same time. What a blast we had in Vegas #jewsonchristmas !

Where to Stay

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The Signature at MGM Grand is the perfect place to stay and is found just off the strip. This suite was cozy, spacious, and had a great view!

What to Do / See

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The High Roller is not your average Ferris wheel. It is the world’s largest observation wheel at 550 feet tall. Not to mention our cab had an open bar for the entire 30 minutes of our ride … only in Vegas!

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Hakkasan Nightclub in the MGM was the perfect way to get a full Vegas experience … while in Vegas we must dance!

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My favorite stop on any Vegas tour is the Bellagio garden. I love experiencing the seasons through their decor and fragrant flowers.

Where to Eat

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Our first dinner was enjoyed at Sushi Samba. The ambiance was spectacular and this sushi roll was delicious when topped with foie gras and gold leaf.

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I highly recommend Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace! Their burgers, fries, and signature sauces were all perfection!

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We went to Lavo for dinner the second night. I so enjoyed my spicy seafood linguine, but I enjoyed spending time with my college friend Sarah who lives in Vegas even more!

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All of our meals during this trip were amazing, but the Caesar’s buffet took the cake! Everything and anything you could want from a buffet was there and all of top quality … fresh mussels and crab legs, dumplings and other Asian delicacies, and even charcuterie just to name a few.

L Side: Lucky for me I got to tag along on my husband’s business trip. It was so fun being entertained the whole time. It sure made this quick trip (only 24 hours) feel much longer.

Where to Stay

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Our amazing suite in the Wynn hotel just off the strip features a bright fresh design and lots of fun amenities such as extra toiletries, dual sinks, and a 13 inch LCD TV … and that’s just in the bathroom!

What to Do / See

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Many celebs go to Vegas … We saw some of our favorites at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and the main social event for the weekend was held here. We enjoyed passed appetizers and food / dessert stations.

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The Le Reve show by Cirque Du Soleil was incredible. Go see it! I am still trying to figure out how they do all those tricks underwater.

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We took a helicopter tour of the strip and Red Rock as well. We highly recommend this experience!

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The garden at the Wynn was also beautiful. I love to see what designs they come up with.

Where to Eat

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We had a few rolls at the sushi bar at Mizumi in between shows, and they were fabulous.

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The next morning we enjoyed breakfast at Tableau (also in the Wynn). I recommend sitting outside … such a gorgeous view at the pool area.

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We also ate at Sushi Samba! I guess great minds think alike.

We hope you have enjoyed these tips and will consider using them the next time you visit Las Vegas! We feel so lucky to each have been able to get away for a few days and loved sharing our experiences with each other as well upon our returns. Maybe next time we will travel Side by Side.

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