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1. Palazzo Hotel Las Vegas Review
2. Sundance Helicopter Tour to Grand Canyon and strip sunset view
3. MGM Grand Review
4. Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas
5. Twist by Pierre Gagnier
6. Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
7. Fremont Street
8. Las Vegas Strip
1. Stay at Palazzo Hotel, Las egas
The first 3 nights we were staying at Palazzo Las Vegas (appx $216 USD per night).
It is a very comfortable hotel located near all the shopping and restaurants. Location is perfect, and the sleep quality is very good thanks for the good quality bed linen and bed.
Palazzo is currently ranked within top 10 hotel in Las Vegas according to TripAdvisor.
2. Take a helicopter to Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, Sunset helicopter trip back to Las Vegas Strip.
After much research we decided to go with Sundance Helicopter as they includes Grand Canyon, hoover Dam and the sunset helicopter ride flying across Las Vegas Strip. Plus they provide limousine pick up and drop off to and from hotel. (appx 460 USD per person)
3. Stay at MGM Grand, Las Vegas
MGM is located at another end of the strip, opposite Hooters and New York New York. I find there’s more good restaurants near Palazzo then here. However MGM Grand is good for the younger crowds as there are good pool party at Wet Republic and Hakkasan Night Club, which many famous DJ such as Calvin Harris, Tiesto etc plays here. And if you are MGM Grand Hotel guest, you get to enter the club for free on certain nights.
4. Drinking German Beer at Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
Hofbräuhaus is a popular Bavarian beer hall in Germany that serves traditional Bavarian food like pork knuckles, bratwurst etc and of course, the beer! Hofbräuhaus is a must visit every time I flew to Munich. So when I find out that there’s a Hofbräuhaus in the desert Las Vegas, I NEED to Go there. So we took a uber from MGM Grand to HB house took us only about 5 minutes. Check out my pictures below.
5. Fine Dining at Michelin-starred chef restaurant – Twist by Pierre Gagnier @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
There are plenty of Michelin-starred restaurant in Las Vegas like Joel Robuchon, Picasso etc. Twist is a modern child of Pierre Gagnier that take French cuisine with a twist. The restaurant located at the top floor of the prestige Mandarin Oriental Hotel, with the million dollar view of the strip. One of the restaurant with the best view in the world.
6. Drinking Cocktail at Mandarin Bar @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Las Vegas
I’m not a big cocktail fan normally because most of the time i’d rather play safe by drinking wine or liquor. Mandarin Bar changed my perception of cocktail completely. Cocktails here are well-mixed with good balance of flavours. Plus the view of the strip, it’s the perfect bar for me.
7. Explore the old Las Vegas at Fremont Street
This time we also checked out the old town of Las Vegas, some people refer it as the original Las Vegas, downtown Las Vegas – Fremont Street. Its nostalgic settings distinguished itself from the modern Las Vegas Strip. It has even more neon lights, wedding chapels along the streets, and of course the famous slot machine-inspired zipline that is 12-story high that let you glide through the light show on the underside of the canopy — the world’s largest and most spectacular light show.
8. Watch a concert by Mariah Carey @ Ceasar Palace
There are many shows and concerts in Vegas. Britney Spears, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey were holding their concerts during this time. Mariah’s concert is on my bucket list. So. It’s worth it!
9. Shopping at Las Vegas Premium Outlet North
If you don’t mind slightly off-season items, or thinking to pay less to get more, might as well spend half a day at the premium outlet to get some stuffs. I normally go for Kate Spade, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Fossil and Ralph Lauren. It’s definitely much cheaper than outside. I don’t see why not.
10. Walk through the Strip from North to South
Walking down the Strip you can find all the main casinos and shops. Along the strip there are bars, restaurants, shopping, hotels, casinos, water fountains etc. It gets pretty hot during the summer day. However after sunset when the lights comes on, the street came even alive.
This is my second time in Las Vegas and we had just as much fun without gambling in casinos.
What did you do when you visit Las Vegas ?