Las Vegas Attractions

I was out of town this past weekend and last week was super crazy so I’ve been out of the kitchen, so I thought I’d go ahead and share the fun attractions we visited in Vegas.  We had such a great time and there is SO much to do in Vegas!

When we arrived we headed to Mandalay Bay and visited the shark reef.  It was a really good aquarium with a variety of exhibits, from sharks to jelly fish to an octopus! I have never seen an octopus before and it was incredible! Some of the other people there and even the exhibit sign said they octopus is almost always hiding, but it was out in full force for us! It would move across the glass and then swim back to the other side and repeat.  I could’ve watched it all day long.

Friday morning after breakfast, I asked Adam if he thought we could go up in the Eiffel Tower, and he said I don’t think you can.  But we ventured inside and you can go to the top! This was one of our favorite things we did.  You could see for miles and had a perfect view of the Bellagio and the rest of the strip as well as a beautiful mountain view. They also had a guide up there telling history of Vegas and the strip.  Definitely a must do in Vegas! It was like $20 or so a person.

Nerd alert! That afternoon I was in my element! We ventured to the CSI experience! CSI is my absolute favorite show and I was going all ga-ga over the pictures and gear from the real show in the lobby and store. Then we got to go in and solve a crime!! They gave an explanation and then they sent us in on our own. Then we went from station to station analyzing the crime scene, the hair & biological evidence and several other factors.  It was so much fun!

Our major attraction was that we went to see KA which is a Cirque de Soliel show.  It was mind blowing! The death defying acts were just phenomenal but yet graceful at the same time.  What was so neat about this show was that it had a story to it as well. I would highly recommend it! I would tell you more, but I don’t want to spoil it for you.

We also visited the gardens at the Mirage which are home to white lions, white tigers and dolphins.  It was so neat to see the trainers work with the dolphins and weigh and feed them.  They were mesmerizing.

And of course a trip to Vegas wouldn’t be complete without seeing the fountain show at the Bellagio!

Plus there is lots of other fun to be had…the shopping is incredible especially at Caesar’s Forum Shops.  And the new City Center and Aria have really neat art and fun things to look at.  Here’s some of our Vegas fun from top left to right: Fun Wonder Woman style bracelets @ H&M; awesome kayak sculpture outside of Aria; Adam ready to knock someone out at MGM I think; Venetian gondola rides; fun shoe sculpture in the Cosmopolitan; amazing dragon made entirely of sugar and chocolate at Aria; fun “modeling” at H&M.

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  1. it sounds like and looks like you had a fabulous time!!!!!!

  2. looking at these pictures makes me so so jealous!! i want to go back to vegas so bad 🙁 glad you had such a great time though!!!
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  3. Sounds like you guys had a great time!! Your pictures make me excited to go – too bad my trip isn’t till December!

    I am totally a CSI nerd…and I am going to do everything in my power to convince my husband that we should do the CSI experience hehe

    I’ve never been to the top of the Eiffel Tower but now I totally want to – it looks amazing!
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  4. Do I spy a jo-totes purse? I got a boring black one, but seeing yours in aqua makes me wish that I gotten a fancy color one. UGH.
    I love CSI, and I’m still sad that Grissom is no longer on the show. He made that show what it was, and the other CSI’s can’t compete. Although most of the actual episodes are filmed in LA…haha, but it looks like you saw some great attractions.
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    • Yes you do!:) My parents got it for me for my birthday! I love it!! I thought about asking for the black one, because it was super cute too, but I decided to leave it up to my stepmom and she got me the aqua. I agree, the show isn’t the same without Grissom and now Catherine is gone too!:(

  5. Looks like such a great time! It has been so many years since I have been there, your pictures make me want to plan a trip back!
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  6. It looks like a great time, and I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
    PS – I like your husband’s Chrysalis shirt. ;o)
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