What to do in Vegas

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done a travel post, so I thought I would do one on my last vacation. Although it was kind of a while ago (June 2016), Vegas has always been one of my favorite places to travel, even for my age! Last summer was my 4th time going to Vegas and each time I see more and more that I love about it. What’s great about Vegas is that they are always expanding and adding something new. For today’s post, I’ll share what I did my last time in Vegas!

We stayed at the Mirage hotel and it was great. I love the Mirage because of the location, it’s right in the middle of everything and doesn’t require a far walk. In past years, I stayed at New York New York and Mandalay Bay, and Mirage has been my favorite. While Mandalay Bay is very nice, it’s farthest from most hotels on the trip and going pretty much anyways requires a bit of a trip. The Mirage has a huge pool that is great for lounging, but gets crowded fast. Since I went in June, it was over 100 degrees every day and almost unbearable to stay in the heat for too long! So typically we only stayed at the pool for no longer than an hour. 

Food is one of my favorite parts about Vegas, besides the shopping! The first night we went off the strip and ate at a tapas restaurant called Firefly. It was awesome and we ordered lots of different things since they are small portions to try. Another night we ate at Lavo, which is located in the Venetian. I remember the fried calamari being amazing! A great place for lunch is Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar located outside The LINQ. My favorite place we went for food while staying in Vegas was Buddy V’s Ristorante. I got a flat bread pizza and it was soooo good! They also have a Carlos Bakery across from Buddy V’s.

For shopping, you can pretty much go anywhere and it’s hard to miss! The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace literally goes on forever and also has a great gelato stand. The shopping is one of my favorite parts of Vegas because it’s nice to go into all the designer shops and dream! I also love the Grand Canal Shoppes in the Venetian, and the Fashion Show Mall near the Wynn Hotel has just about every store imaginable. 

As for things to do, the list is endless. There is truly something for everyone! One of my favorite things I did in one of my stays in Vegas was go to the Britney Spears show in the Planet Hollywood hotel. She still does shows there and it was amazing! I’m a huge Britney fan, lol. There are so many different shows and I highly suggest going to one. I have also been to a couple of Cirque Du Soleil shows and they are definitely a must.

More Places to Eat

Hash House a Go Go (huge portions!!!)
The Steak House at Circus Circus
Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak
800 Degrees Pizza Restaurant
LVB Burgers and Bar


  1. Super cute photos and I will take some of this advice the next time I'm in Vegas!

  2. Vegas is so fun! We went a couple years ago and stayed at the Palazzo and saw Love. It was awesome!
    xo Jessica

  3. We love Vegas! Such a fun place to go.

  4. I would love to go back to Vegas! The last time I was there was 2004, when I got married. I bet a ton has changed since then!

  5. Pizza looks great. Me and my mom actually wanted to visit Vegas it looks so much fun.

  6. It's been a while since i've been to vegas...this makes me want to go back!

  7. I;ve never been to Vegas but it has always been on the list! Great to know of good things to do for one day when I can finally go!

  8. I haven't been to Vegas in forever! Vegas is always a great time, there is so much to do there you never get bored.

  9. Looks like fun!! I am always in Vegas but always for business. I wish it was for play but i'm always exhausted after conferences!

  10. I LOVE Vegas! I'm getting the itch to go back soon!