How I Spent 36 Hours in Las Vegas

What can I say, I love Las Vegas! I have been so many times and always find new things to do while also enjoying things I have done several times. It is a great place with much more to offer than what most think. I also love showing what I like to call “Vegas Virgins” around. So when my friend who had never been to Vegas wanted to go with me to see what it was all about, I was happy to take her on my quick 36 hours in Las Vegas!

How I Spent 36 Hours in Las Vegas ©2015 HollyDayz

Once we touched down we headed to our hotel, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. After waiting on a line for awhile we were finally able to check in where my friend gleefully let the lady know it was her first time in Las Vegas. She upgraded our room. After taking a moment to figure out which elevator to get on we finally made our way to our room.

Spacious Room! ©2015 HollyDayz
Spacious Room! ©2015 HollyDayz
One of the amazing views from the room ©2015 HollyDayz
One of the amazing views from the room ©2015 HollyDayz

The room was very spacious. I contemplated on doing a cart-wheel, but refrained. The room was very nice and the bathroom had a huge tub that I really wish I had gotten the opportunity to use. The room also had a great view of the strip and the Bellagio Fountains. We freshened up and headed out to get some much-needed food.

Blueberry Hill in Las Vegas, NV ©2015 HollyDayz

I have heard from friends and others that Blueberry Hill is the place to go for breakfast. So we headed to one that was about 5 minutes away from the hotel. One of the gentleman working there gave us some sample fudge while we waited to be seated. It was so good! Besides the OK service, the food was amazing. I enjoyed my chocolate chip pancakes, while my friend drenched her waffles in syrup.

Flow Rider by the pool area ©2015 HollyDayz
Flow Rider by the pool area ©2015 HollyDayz

After a fulfilling breakfast we knew we had to walk it off so we headed back to the hotel before venturing out. We decided to check out the pool area and discovered the Flow Rider. There were a ton of guys in a machine that imitated surfing and wiping out, it was fun to watch. There were two pools, one an over 21 area and a nice view of the strip.

My friend got her souvenir Paris cup ©2015 HollyDayz
My friend got her souvenir Paris cup ©2015 HollyDayz

We decided to hit the strip. My friend made a mission to get a drink in a souvenir cup. After a few stops she got a pina colada in a Paris cup. We continued to walk around and stumbled upon an Asian prayer area across from Serendipity 3. There were a ton of people taking pictures and praying. It was very pretty.

You can pray and light incense etc ©2015 HollyDayz
You can pray and light incense etc ©2015 HollyDayz

After grabbing some water and taking a moment under the misting sprays we continued on around the strip ending up at The Linq. The Linq area has a ton of shops and restaurants as well as the High Roller. We took a peak inside the hotel, which looked nice. There are murals aligned on the walls outside of the Linq. They had changed from the last time I had been there so I had to get some photos.

Mural along the Linq ©2015 HollyDayz
Mural along the Linq ©2015 HollyDayz

There was also a big Polaroid picture frame for a photo-op. I had seen it there on my last trip, but didn’t get to utilize it, I changed that this time. After you take the pictures, you can actually go inside the Insta store and print your pictures, buy frames, and so much more. Upstairs from there was a Polaroid museum.

Photo & Go ©2015 HollyDayz
Photo & Go ©2015 HollyDayz

The Polaroid Museum was pretty cool. It is free to check out. There were old cameras, art work, and great pictures of celebrities taken by some talented photographers. It was very colorful and fun to check out. It was a hidden gem right in the Linq area.

Walking around a bit more we started walking back to the hotel checking out the sites and sounds of the strip on the way back. We wanted to grab some food and kick our feet up in the room. We enjoyed the view out of our window. As the sun began to set, I could hear the Bellagio fountain show start-up. We jumped out of relax mode to run to the window and watch the beauty.

Comfy beds at Planet Hollywood ©2015 HollyDayz
Comfy beds at Planet Hollywood ©2015 HollyDayz

A little nap was necessary before we showered and headed out for the night. We ended up going to the club, Chateau at the Paris hotel. I am not a club person, but I do enjoy going to Chateau when I am in Vegas. We headed over, got a couple of free drinks and watched folks dancing. It was so much fun to watch because a circle was made giving everyone a chance to jump in.

At Chateau ©2015 HollyDayz
At Chateau ©2015 HollyDayz

We were having too much fun at Chateau and after a few hours, we headed back to the hotel to get some sleep. The next morning we went back to Blueberry Hill to indulge in their breakfast, before heading over to the Neon Museum. A tour awaited us in the blazing hot sun to see the Neon Boneyard. It was a great tour even though that was the worst heat I have ever felt visiting Las Vegas.

The infamous Binon's Sign ©2015 HollyDayz
The infamous Binon’s Sign ©2015 HollyDayz

It was a great quick trip to one of my favorite cities. My friend loved it so much she went back a few weeks later for her birthday. Every time I visit I experience something new and have a great time. I look forward to going back again!

Have you ever spent 36 Hours in Las Vegas? What did you do?

30 thoughts on “How I Spent 36 Hours in Las Vegas

  • October 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm
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    I have never been to Vegas but this looks like so much fun. I’m only 20 now, so I think I should probably wait until I’m legally allowed to drink. Those murals look beautiful!

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    • October 21, 2015 at 10:58 pm
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      You can still enjoy yourself there, but if you want to just take full advantage of everything then 21 is the way to go!

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  • October 20, 2015 at 11:21 pm
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    I spent two days in Vegas last summer, one of which was my 22nd birthday! I had a great time, walked the strip, rode the High Roller, ate more food than I should have, and lost ten bucks at a casino. I wish I’d known about the Polaroid Museum, I was right by there and would have visited!

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    • October 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm
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      I stumbled upon it. It was pretty interesting! I am glad you enjoyed your birthday!

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    • October 21, 2015 at 11:09 pm
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      The view was great. I love Vegas too!

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  • October 21, 2015 at 9:09 am
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    Looks like you had a blast! I need to hit Vegas the next time I’m Stateside.

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    • October 21, 2015 at 11:09 pm
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      You really do! No excuses lol

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  • October 21, 2015 at 9:20 am
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    I’ve never been to Vegas and you had me intrigued to see what you accomplished in 36 hours. That flow ride by the pool looks super fun.

    Raki

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    • October 21, 2015 at 11:10 pm
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      You gotta go! It did look fun, I just don’t think I would do it lol

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  • October 21, 2015 at 9:49 am
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    I have never been to Vegas before but I definitely would love to go. I think I would rather go with someone who’s gone before so they can show me the non-Taurus attractions. When and if I get to go I’ll be sure to mention that I’m a first timer so I can hopefully get an upgrade hook up!

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    • October 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm
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      I love going with people who have never been! Yea try it out, they make hook you up.

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  • October 21, 2015 at 11:03 am
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    I’ve never been to Vegas and I never really planned on going because I’m not the party type but it looks like there are other things to do other than party lol Maybe I will look into a trip there someday!

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    • October 21, 2015 at 11:12 pm
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      I am not the party type either. You will find plenty to do.

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  • October 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm
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    I’m not about busting my face open but that Flow Rider looks like a lot of fun. I would probably just people watch. hahahaha

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    • October 22, 2015 at 11:50 am
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      I won’t be doing that either lol. I enjoyed watching them give it a go.

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  • October 21, 2015 at 10:48 pm
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    I love Vegas. Have been two times so far. I have the same souviner cup as your friend. But mine is blue.

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    • October 22, 2015 at 11:52 am
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      Oh nice! Another friend of mine has that cup as well. Popular souvenir cup.

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  • October 22, 2015 at 11:06 am
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    My friends are going to Vegas for a race soon, and seeing this post makes me want to go with them even more now! Looks like y’all had a great time and loved the video, y’all are cute! I went to Vegas with my parents when I was in HS and watched a Pirate Show and walked the strip. I went for my 25th bday and walked the strip and pool parties and went to a few clubs. The pool parties were my fav, I wish I could remember the hotel name who had the best one!

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    • October 22, 2015 at 11:55 am
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      Oh very cool, you should go with them. Thank you! The Pirate Show is at Treasure Island. I like that they have shows along the strip one after the other while you walk. Vegas certainly knows how to throw a party!

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  • October 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm
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    I’m supposed to go for my 30th birthday and I can’t wait. That’s so cool that you guys got an upgrade. The views were so nice!

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    • October 26, 2015 at 8:37 pm
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      You will have a lot of fun! The views were great, I got mountains and strip.

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  • October 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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    I soooo need to get to Vegas! That’s cool your friend had her own guide lol, loving the big Polaroid photo op

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    • October 26, 2015 at 8:39 pm
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      Yes you do! The Polaroid photo op was a lot of fun.

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  • October 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm
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    Vegas is one of my favorite cities. It’s a new experience every time I go. I’m going again in January and hopefully I’ll get to try your suggestions.

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    • October 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm
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      It is one of favorites too. I love it there. I always find something new to do. Have fun in Jan!

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  • October 22, 2015 at 5:01 pm
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    Okay, this seems like a trip that’s right up my alley. I need to plan to go to Vegas real soon!

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    • October 26, 2015 at 8:44 pm
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      Yes you do! Get there soon, you will enjoy yourself.

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  • October 23, 2015 at 8:10 pm
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    I’ve never been at all! Thanks for sharing your experience in such a beautiful place!

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    • October 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm
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      You welcome! I hope you visit soon.

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