Our second day in Las Vegas involved a lot of walking and seeing all the sights. As a runner, I thought I had an advantage but there’s just so much to see along Las Vegas Strip that it isn’t really the case.
The tiring walks of the previous day took its toll on us and it was practically lunch time when we got out of our room. That made our first activity of the day being brunch at a popular restaurant chain that sounds like my name: Denny’s.
Then starts our tour proper of The Strip. We started our walking tour in front of New York New York Hotel just across our hotel, MGM Grand. It was a hot day (around 98°F or 36°C) but since the desert air is very dry, humidity is very low and it doesn’t feel as hot as Manila. In fact, you don’t really feel the heat unless you’re directly under the sun so as long as you stay under the shade, it’s not a problem. We brought along a bottle of water as well just to be on the safe side.
Caesar’s Palace is the first hotel we visited. Air conditioning is always welcome on a hot day! Anyway, Caesar’s Palace is not only huge, it’s quite spectacular! It looked like a palace that Caesar would own if he were alive to this day. Everything is opulent and classic.
Afterwards, we went back outdoors to explore more of The Strip.
After reaching Fashion Show Mall, we decided to get back as we were tired. But I still captured some shots on our way back.
Before we know it, it was already late in the afternoon. We went back to our hotel to rest for a bit and prepare for our special dinner. It is special as we were going to dine at one of the best (if not the best) buffet Las Vegas has to offer—Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace. We had to arrive early as the queue can get pretty long as I was told. I won’t be detailing our dining experience as much on this post (as I’ll be making a separate post) but to summarize, this is the best buffet experience I’ve had so far (and the most expensive one too at $52/person plus taxes and gratuity)!
As much as we’d love to sleep after a feast, the night is young and we are in Vegas so it’s off we go to see more of The Strip!
After reaching Circus Circus as our furthest point this side of The Strip, we started heading back. We of course went inside the casinos we encountered along the way, starting with the magnificent The Venetian.
It was around midnight when we got back into our hotel. If you’re thinking that that can’t be all that we did the entire day, you’re right! Experiencing Las Vegas won’t be complete if we didn’t try our luck on the casinos! As someone working in the IT industry and fascinated by technology, I was impressed by how fast the slot machines are in terms of applying the latest technologies. And if you look closely enough, you may actually see the evolution of these machines as you go about trying different ones in different casinos. I didn’t take any photos while we’re on the casino floors though but some of these machines can be found in casinos in Metro Manila in case you’re curious.
We still have another day in Las Vegas, and that is coming up next!