Monday, April 2, 2018

Las Vegas 2018

Las Vegas - A Quick Visit

A few weeks ago we went to Las Vegas on a lark - Hilton Grand Vacations offered us a free three-night stay and in return we had to listen to a 90 minute presentation. We're knew the game well, so we took them up on the offer. It had been a few years since we visited the city that never sleeps.

We only had a few things planned for our visit: Red Rock Canyon, dinner at Mon Ami Gabi, watch the Bellagio fountains and perhaps an evening show. 

After picking up our rental car, we made our way to the Hilton and checked in. We got a very spacious one bedroom, living room and kitchen on the 30th floor with decent views of the city. Time to relax.

We'd never visited Red Rock Canyon before, in fact, we'd never heard of it. The canyon lies just a few miles west of the city. It's a climber's paradise, a great place for a hike and it offers phenomenal views of colorful rock formations.

We mainly did the park loop, stopping at several view points and taking short walks around each one.

It turns out that most of the good shows are dark on Mondays and Tuesdays. So we opted for some walks around the city and enjoying the hotel pool. Fortunately, Mon Ami Gabi was open for business.

We had a scrumptious dinner at Mon Ami Gabi (located inside Paris Hotel). The setting is like a French bistro. Good wine list.

At the Bellagio, we spotted the colorful work of the iconic glass-blowing artist, Dale Chihuly on the ceiling. The fountains were nice but not as spectacular as we remembered, when they were synchronized to an Andrea Bocelli song.

On Wednesday, it was time to head home. And, no, we didn't buy a timeshare.   

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