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I visit Las Vegas two to three times a year, mainly because my husband has a friend he enjoys visiting there. I do not gamble - we go there for the great food and variety of shopping. So follow me around town during my typical three day weekend.
San Jose Airport to McCarran takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to fly on Southwest Airlines. Always expect a bit of air turbulence just before landing after passing over the mountain ridge and sometimes there is no in-flight beverage service because of it.
After checking into our hotel room usually at Paris, New York New York or Venetian we put on our comfy shoes and hit the ground running over to Bellagio for a gourmet double gelato downstairs nearest the street front dancing water show (VIDEO). One scoop each of Lemon and Dark Chocolate to get the blood flowing.
|Linda McCartney's favorite horse|
You must try the Roller Coaster at Hotel New York, New York It sits on their rooftop and instantly shoots out like a rocket. The ride footprint is so small its track is concentrated with corkscrews, loop-de-loops and spins to maximize the excitement!
Julian Serrano inside Aria (click) specializes in his native Spanish food. He even carries the prized Pata Negra Iberico Jamon de Bellota. In other words top of the line cured ham from the black foot pig fed on a strict diet of acorns.
I cannot leave Las Vegas until I have visited
|Spicy Sweet Potato Hash-YUM!|
|Me 'n' Sean at Lake Mead|
This is target shooting of clay pigeons (click), a 4.3 inch (110 mm) bright orange clay disk that is vaulted into the air for you to blast away using a 12 gauge shotgun. Desert Hills (click) is your destination located in nearby Boulder City. If you are a video game enthusiast you might be surprised how good a shot you are the first time out. On the drive home we must stop at A&W for a Papa Burger and a root beer float. This is the desert so remember nights during the winter months are bitterly cold, I am talking down to the low 20-degree freeze.
I hope you bookmark this article and share it with your friends. I included many clickable links for you to plan your next (or first) Las Vegas trip. Or perhaps as you read through just pretend you have been briefly transported. It's not just for gamblers and peep shows.
San Jose, California is opening a brand new Las Vegas designed casino named 'CASINO M8TRIX (FB click)' later this summer. Follow them on Facebook for updates.