I have been to Las Vegas, Nevada so many times, but I always find new and exciting things to do. I even get a kick out of doing things I have done before again.
Different times with different people also adds to new experiences. I spent four days in Vegas and I did so much and had a ton of fun!
I did so much I am going to have to split my experience up into parts.
So here is part one…
Day 1 in LAS VEGAS
So I stayed at the Luxor hotel, which is on the south end of the strip. I have stayed there two times before. The Luxor offers great prices!
They have two main sections, the pyramid and tower. Both of which I have stayed in, but this time around my room was in the pyramid. The pyramid is pretty cool. I mean how many people can say they stayed in one? The elevator is a little weird. It is on the slants of the pyramid, and so while you are on it, you feel yourself sliding to the right. I heard pretty much every guest mention it.
As soon as you walk into the hotel you have a bunch of people bothering you. Literally every time. They try to get you to go on a tour of a timeshare in exchange for free tickets to a show. They also mentioned free lunch. Being hungry with nothing to do it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Of course there was a bit of a catch…I had to give them $50 bucks that I would get back once the tour was over. I was skeptical handing over my money, but I went for it. Before I could even go I had to drop my suitcase. I mean seriously I got there and hit the ground running.
The hotel room was nice. Nothing extra out the ordinary. Very clean, great size, and a good view. The beds were very comfortable. I wish I could have taken it back home with me. There was no bathtub, but a good size shower. The view was of the Sphinx, the airport, the mountains, and part of the strip. So not too bad.
There is no Wi-Fi in the room which I really don’t understand. Motel 6 and some other no name hotels advertise they have wi-fi on or around the strip, but if you want to get on the internet then you have to use wired, which sucks. Hopefully they get that change that soon.
I was starving at this point so it was important to hurry back downstairs to catch this shuttle bus in order to get this food that was promised. It took forever to get it, but I had a couple of roast beef sandwiches, some pound cake, and some bland juice. There were a bunch of us there too for this free food and tickets. Extremely long story short we all got taken around the time share getting all the info and shown things. We were all asked a million questions, and the lady kept repeating herself over and over. It was supposed to be a 2 hour ordeal that turned into 5 hours.
The place was really nice, the Grand View. It seemed like a really tempting offer too, but we all know what we really came for. We were also informed that a water park and other family amusements were in the works of being built right across the street. I am not sure how attractive that area will be to have a time share once that happens, but besides that it was very nice.
After attempting to sell us on a dream, and failing, reinforcements were called in. A manager came over and gave us an entirely different offer that was better than her initial offer, which definitely taught us to hold out for better and cheaper in situations like that. They still failed and after a ton of waiting and going through several people everyone finally got their vouchers for the tickets and hooray I got my money back too!
I was still a little skeptical. Vouchers and not actual tickets. Then I thought if they give me real tickets they will probably be with an obstructed view. Alas they weren’t.
The nice folks at the Aria hotel gave us great seats for their Cirque Du Soleil show, Zarkana. It was a pretty good show. The crowd was really dead. They had performers walking around in the audience before the show started and they actually let you take photos and videos during the performances. The only thing I didn’t like about the show was there was no actual story line.
The acrobatics were amazing and it was a great show to see. I recommend it.
****Check out a video of ZARKANA here.