In a city full of glitz and glitter – you wouldn’t think that there is very much to do there for couples who want to get away on a “Romantic Getaway”, but I am here to show you that you can have a fab time there, full of fun and romance, without getting caught up in the glitz and glitter part of it. It is not very often that my husband and I can get away for a night together, let alone four days and three nights. Our wonderful family is helping us out by watching our kids for us for four days so that my husband and I can spend some time together.
We are going to Vegas – because that is where we went on our honeymoon, and I think it would be fun to go back 11 years later and see everything again – and experience new things. We are working with some amazing people who have been able to help us plan the perfect vacation. We want to have a romantic getaway – and I think that it will be just that.
I want to tell you about all of the amazing things that we will be doing and tell you about where we will be staying because we think they are the Best Places to stay and play in Las Vegas. Check out some of the amazing places we will be going, The beautiful Hotel we will be staying in, and the fab car we will be driving!
We will be sporting the Hyundai Santa Fe as we drive around Vegas to get to all of our fun destinations. I can’t wait to play around with all of the features 😉
SANTA FE: VOTED BEST OF THE BUNCH. PERFECT FOR YOUR BUNCH.
The crew at Cars.com recently gathered 8 SUVs and added judges from USA TODAY and MotorWeek who evaluated 11 key categories from interior quality to mileage, and then tallied the results. The winner: Hyundai Santa Fe. Sorry, Toyota, Nissan and Dodge.
Tropicana has recently remodeled and is now part of Hilton. They have beautiful accommodations that are drenched in Luxury. We will be staying in one of their Paradise Suites.
Prepare to be Surprised
Located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, The New Tropicana Las Vegas is redefining the expectations of today’s global travelers with a recently completed $200 million transformation that provides a casually elegant resort experience. In addition to a South Beach rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the resort includes a fresh redesign of its best-in-class hotel rooms and suites, the 50,000-square-foot casino, more than 72,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, several new restaurants and bars, a new race and sports book, and Glow®, a Mandara Spa and fitness center. First-class entertainment includes the Laugh Factory comedy club and live music in the Tropicana Lounge.
We are going to be able to sit down to the Brunch Buffet at Buddy V’s Ristorante. I am so excited to try all of the delectable food that will be there.
TLC’s “Cake Boss” star, Buddy Valastro has made his way from New Jersey to Las Vegas, to bring you Buddy V’s Ristorante at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo.
Featuring casual dining amid an upscale, Italian decor, this classic Vegas restaurant features Mozzarella En Carozza, Lisa V’s Linguine & White Clam Sauce, Sunday Gravy, and Steak Pizzaiola. We have all of your favorites with a few of Buddy V’s signature dishes, including Italian Birthday Cake, Cannolis, and the famous, Flake Cream-Filled Lobster Tail Pastry.
The Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Show plays at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. He is a comedy magician and America’s Got Talent star. See for yourself why Burton’s Las Vegas magic show is often considered one of the hottest attractions on the strip!
The Blue Man Group is a show we have been wanting to see since the first time we went to Vegas. We are excited to be able to see these amazing men in action and get a close up look at how they perform.
Blue Man Group has turbo-charged its show in Las Vegas with electrifying music, sensational technology, and innovative new ways of interacting with the audience. The mega-enhanced show at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino is a thrilling, energy-infused performance that introduces wildly inventive musical instruments, a humorous look at robots and creativity, and a mind-blowing (literally) tour inside the neural network of the human brain.
The Eiffle Tower Experience is going to be so romantic and give me a taste for what it would be like to visit France someday. We get to go at about sunset so we will have amazing views as well.
Rise above the frenzy of the Strip at one of Las Vegas’ premier attractions with amazing views. The Eiffel Tower tickets are available for purchase at the Eiffel Tower Gift Shop. An icon of the city skyline, the high-altitude attraction is located 46 stories up and is a half scale replica of the world-famous Paris, France landmark. The observation deck features 360 degree city views and knowledgeable Ambassadors point out Las Vegas landmarks.
We get to have breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe. I am really looking forward to trying their menu and getting to know more about the history of this amazing place.
The world renowned Las Vegas Strip is now home to the most highly anticipated, state-of-the-art Hard Rock Cafe in the world, Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas.
Featuring 42,000 square feet of pure unadulterated rock n’ roll, the cafe, located next to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, provides three-floors of non-stop action and features the world’s largest Rock Shop. An interactive “Rock Wall™”, hi-speed Internet access, a contemporary lounge and bar, and patio dining are yours to experience while enjoying an unobstructed view of the world famous Las Vegas Strip. A Hard Rock LIVE multi-function venue on the 3rd floor rocks with concert-style accommodations for 1,200 while state-of-the-art in-house audio visual equipment offers mind blowing imagery and sound. Hard Rock LIVE also features a built-in stage, lighting and sound system accompanied by a Green Room that has been occupied by artists from around the globe.
TREVI’s Italian Restaurant is the perfect romantic dinner setting. We are looking forward to dining here and being part of the magic.
TREVI is at the crossroads of the divine shopping and casino magic…where you’ll find TREVI, Vegas’ answer to Romanesque elegance and dining excellence.
Located next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods’ at The Forum Shops at Caesars, TREVI offers homemade Italian cuisine…pasta, chicken and veal prepared with true TREVI flair. TREVI is the perfect setting for lunch, dinner, group dining and cocktails.
The High Roller will be such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to see the view from the 550-ft height at the top. Ekk….
Shining bright on the Las Vegas Strip, the 550-foot-tall High Roller is the world’s largest observation wheel.
This stunning Las Vegas attraction provides tourists and locals alike the ride of a lifetime. The epic wheel is the crown jewel of The LINQ, the Strip’s all-new outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district. The High Roller has 28 spherical, Italian-handcrafted glass-enclosed cabins, each weighing 44,000 pounds. Passengers can enjoy breathtaking Las Vegas views in a 30-minute ride, the time it takes for the entire wheel to rotate. Additionally, each air-conditioned cabin is equipped with two benches for seating.
My husband (Clint) is going to be doing a Test Drive at Richard Petty Driving Experience. He is going on a ride-a-long while I test out my photography skills to get some pictures and video of him going at speeds of up to 155 mph! “beep beep…”
Roll the dice in Las Vegas and feel the adrenaline rush behind the wheel of a 600HP NASCAR race car. The nightlife on the Las Vegas Strip may be legendary, but when the sun is up the action is always at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s top attraction, Richard Petty Driving Experience. There is no better way to complete your trip to Las Vegas than to challenge your friends and family on the track at speeds of up to 155 MPH.
We are going to be getting a Couples Massage at Spa at JW Marriott. I am so excited for this. Please excuse me if I drool or start to snore 😉
Spa Aquae is a center for health and wellness built on the foundations of ancient therapeutic wisdom and water’s healing power. In the midst of a stressful world, Spa Aquae serves as a special retreat for healing and renewal. Discover this oasis of rejuvenation far above the noise and excitement of the Las Vegas Strip.
We will be eating Dinner at The Carmel Room at the JW Marriott. The menu looks amazing – it will be the perfect way to spend the evening with my hubby.
For an evening of fine dining, this elegant restaurant couples continental cuisine with Mediterranean influences and European flair. A superb wine list with selections from Napa Valley and Europe is offered.
There are several other things that we will be doing along the way, but we wanted to share the highlights. You can check out some of the other things like The Mob Museum, The Neon Museum, The Da Vinci Exhibit, Rock of Ages Concert, Mac King Comedy Show (and interview) and many others.
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