Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Las Vegas Trip Report

NoVA Travelers made it to Vegas in October!

 
 

We arrived in Vegas the first Friday night in October just after 11pm and made our way over to Caesar's via airport shuttle. We checked in, having booked a simple classic room and with a smile and little persuasion were upgraded to one of the 1200 square foot executive suites. Last time we came to Vegas we were successfully upgraded to a bigger beautiful room than originally booked, but never anything this amazing before. I guess I am honing my persuasive skills each time. Our suite had a beautiful marble foyer, a baby grand piano in one of the main sitting areas (there are 3 separate sitting areas, a wet bar, a dining area, a master bedroom and 2 marble bathrooms with separate glass enclosed showers, tubs, and WC with bidets. We were very satisfied with our accommodations to say the least. After check in, we were hungry so we grabbed a quick bite at Augustus Cafe and then headed back to the suite to sleep.

 
 

Saturday morning we had a rough to do list to plow through. First we spent the morning going up the strip to see the lions and the NEW ADORABLE baby cubs at the MGM habitat. The afternoon was frivolously passed in the spa as we meandered from the 4 different roman baths (giant marble jacuzzis) to the sauna, steam room, arctic room, and tea lounge (20 varieties of fresh tea made to order). That was followed by an hour long full body massage and time outside at the Garden of the Gods pools. Finally, we capped off the night with an overindulgent steak and lobster dinner at Nero's. Letting my tummy recover from the vast quantities of food I camped out in the room Sat night while my roomate Bridget headed out to walk the strip and see the sights.

 
 

Sunday we enjoyed a grand brunch on the property, more spa and pool time (of course), a walk past some of the strip's notables (Bellagio atrium display, TI pirate ship, Circus Circus acrobats), and then eventually sightseeing down on Freemont street. We had an overpriced (but good) dinner at the Asian restaurant in Caesar's before catching the redeye flight home to DC early Monday morning.

 
 

All this adventure *could* have been yours, if you'd only come with us. :)

 
 

Pics are up on my facebook album as usual. (http://facebook.com/jenniparks)

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