But I didn’t!
Nope – not even a little bit! In fact I fell in love with it! We don’t gamble so didn’t spend our time in the gambling part of the casinos. I’m not bothered about long queues – after all you get them at Disney and this is a bit similar (just for adults!). We were tourists so….that really couldn’t bother me. The heat on the other hand – that was a bit much but everywhere is air conditioned so we were fine.
So, why did I love it? Well, to my eye it was all just a little big magical. After all, where else can you take a gondola ride on the second floor of a hotel? Where else can you pretty much see the wonders of the world all in one place (admittedly really really small versions but still!). We spent pretty much our whole time wandering from one hotel to the next checking out the ceilings in the Venetian (they go light and dark depending on the time of day), the fountains in the Bellagio and visiting Paris in the Paris Las Vegas hotel.
Now, to those naysayers out there – I know that it’s not real! I know the purpose is to get people to gamble and drink. But, that’s not to say that it’s not a huge amount of fun. To me, it was a little like going to Disney. I could suspend my belief and just immerse myself in the ridiculousness of it – I felt a little like a kid in a candy store!
Saying that, I wouldn’t be in hurry to go back. We went for 4 days and that was more than enough. At the end we were pretty glad to drive out of the neon strip and head back into the calm of the desert and back to reality. I think once you’ve seen Las Vegas, you don’t really have the desire to do it again – once was enough – but, to me at least, that once was pretty magical!
Have you ever been to Las Vegas – or would you like to go? Is it your cup of tea or do you prefer something a little less ‘fake’? I’d love to know!
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