Vegas, Baby! Vegas!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On Friday, I received a Facebook message from our friend, Jason. It said that he and a few other friends were planning a trip to Vegas to celebrate his 30th birthday in February. The message was inviting us to come along... inviting EVERYONE to come along.

When Michael and I sat down at the dinner table on Friday night, I brought up the subject. A short time later, we had already decided that yes, we would indeed join everybody in Vegas.

On our honeymoon, we vowed to travel more while we can. We decided that spending the money to travel is worth it, and we should take advantage of the opportunities to travel before kids. We already have a trip booked to Charlotte to visit friends next month, and we're in the very early stages of planning an anniversary trip to Seattle/San Francisco next summer. So, Vegas... we figured, why the hell not?

So, on Sunday, after we checked with my brother and his fiancee to make sure they'd be able and willing to take care of Tessa for a long weekend, we went ahead and booked our flights. Yeahhh, Vegas!

Now we're collectively trying to decide where to stay. One of our friends had been working with a travel agent and they suggested New York New York, but we are also looking into Treasure Island since it seems to have a better location on the strip. Another option is possibly a condo rental, and of course we are open to other suggestions at this point. Budget is definitely a factor (nobody wants to spend a lot of money on a room we're not going to spend a lot of time in), but we also want it to be nice. No nasty Vegas hotel rooms for us. So we'll see what happens.

In the meantime, we are definitely booked for Vegas in February! The way it works out, we'll actually be there for Michael's birthday, so it'll be extra fun and special for us, too. Can't wait!


Kelly September 24, 2008 at 10:33 AM  

I love Vegas. You are going to have so much fun. We went there for our honeymoon and had a blast.

The NYNY is very nice and has a lot of good cheaper food options. Non-sit down places to eat at are sometimes hard to come by in LV. It is also near more convenience stores, which come in handy when you want to buy bottled water, etc. I don't know much about TI. I think they both are fine locations - it really depends on where you want to spend most of your time. Although, there are always taxis, so it doesn't really matter that much.

TI is near all the more fancy/new resorts - Wynn, Venetian, Palazzo, Trump. Things are a little more expensive on that end.

Check out my blog for a recap of what we did on our honeymoon - it is in the middle of august.

noisy penguin September 24, 2008 at 10:54 AM  

I haven't spent much time in Vegas, but if you're interested in a vacation rental, check out I've found really nice rentals there for large groups several times.

Robin September 24, 2008 at 11:16 AM  

Check out Planet Hollywood. I have stayed there a couple of times. The location is perfect (right in the middle of the strip across from the Bellagio fountains) and the rooms are really nice. Its a good value :)

Elizabeth September 24, 2008 at 2:38 PM  

I've been to Vegas 6 times and 3 of the times we stayed at Excalibur. (Other places were MGM Grand - too big, Luxor - cool but more expensive and way down at the end of the strip, Circus Circus - waaaaay too many kids!!)

Excalibur is really nice and has the Vegas feel without being too expensive or crowded like the newer places. The rooms have always been very nice. Last time we were there was Spring Break 2007. I highly recommend!

Dana September 25, 2008 at 11:24 PM  

I am going through Vegas withdrawal. My mom went for there for 4 years in a row and last year was the first year that we did not go. I have the shakes and need to touch a slot machine. I think that we are going to plan a trip for after I get married. A girls bonding trip.

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