vegas quickie


Back in February, Rob & I took a quick 2 night trip to Las Vegas where we spent the entire time eating and shopping. Really. Oh, and gambling for Rob. We scored a great deal at the Wynn by going Sunday through Tuesday. Our trip was right around the time that I was SUPER busy with work and was working late nights and weekends. So even though I ended up working for a few hours while we were there, it was wonderful to get away from “real life.”

Growing up in Southern California, I’ve been to Las Vegas many times. MANY. At LEAST once a year for as long as I can remember. So aside from checking out whatever new hotel has popped up on the Strip, there’s rarely anything I ever have to do while there. Not this time! I wanted to check out a few tourist-y things.

Like the Welcome to Las Vegas sign! Woohoo. In all my trips, I’ve never seen the sign up close before.

Elvis was there. LOL. He kinda reeked of alcohol. But he was really nice.

He even took our picture. 🙂

We also went to the Neon Museum for a tour. They collect and restore iconic Las Vegas neon signs and they offer tours of their Boneyard. Loved this place! It was SO COOL. Some of my favorite signs…

They’re opening a Visitor Center later this year that will include more exhibits and access to Boneyard tours. Next time I want to check out the neon signs at the Fremont Street Gallery.

And of course, we stopped to watch the Bellagio water show one night when walking back to the hotel. It always reminds me of Ocean’s Eleven. The George Clooney version. Hee.

But a Robokel trip wouldn’t be complete without lots of NOMMY food.

Brunch at Mesa Grill in Caesars Palace upon arrival. Bobby Flay’s southwestern-inspired restaurant has been around for awhile but I haven’t had the opportunity to try it. I made sure to check this off my Las Vegas bucket list. It was worth it. Their free bread basket was AMAZING.

Dinner at Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan. The most amazing seafood. My brother-in-law somehow knows people here so we had a super yummy comped dessert. It’s pretty pricey but we thought of it as a belated Valentine’s Day dinner to ourselves.

Lunch off the strip at Lotus of Siam. Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines and this meal didn’t disappoint.

Couldn’t resist stopping at Serendipity 3 for their Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Our last meal was brunch at Bouchon in the Venetian. Tried and true. This is a must-stop. Along with a trip downstairs to their bakery to pick up a package of macarons.

We also had a tapas dinner at Jaleo in the Cosmopolitan but I didn’t take any pictures. Trust me, it was GOOD.

There’s still LOTS of food to conquer in Las Vegas. We barely made a dent.

The Wynn was FABULOUS to us. Can’t wait until next time!

To see more pics, check out our Flickr here.