Once known for 99-cent shrimp cocktails and massive buffets, the Las Vegas foodie experience has changed. Today, Las Vegas has world-renowned restaurants, unique ethnic cuisine and plenty of gourmet burgers, pizza and desserts. And that’s just along the Las Vegas Strip. From Chinatown to Downtown and points in between, Las Vegas has earned its foodie reputation. This isn’t really a Las Vegas foodie guide. But it is the map to our journey and how we navigated what can be an overwhelming amount of food choices.
Here is what I think: When visiting Las Vegas, there are a few ways to go about lodging. Stay in one of the older casinos in Downtown Las Vegas where you can take in the craziness of Fremont Street. Stay off Strip somewhere. After all, Las Vegas is a big city with so much more to offer than just gambling and the Strip. Or, you can stay right in the heart of the gaming, parties and silliness right along the Las Vegas Strip. I’m not saying there is a right or wrong way to do it, but staying in one of several properties of MGM Resorts Las Vegas worked for us.
My wife and I have just returned from an action-packed several days in Las Vegas with our friends, a group trip to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, our vow renewal and friendships. There were 12 adults and no children. And honestly, it was pretty weird for Stacey and I. We travel frequently, almost always with our son. I’m not opposed to visiting Las Vegas with children; in fact, I might just be in favor of it. But should you visit Las Vegas with kids? That’s a question I can’t answer for others. But my observations might help you decide.
Yes, the ceremony is booked! It’s hard to believe, but finally after all these years we’re getting married by Elvis in Las Vegas. At 7 p.m. sharp on a quickly approaching Friday in The Little Vegas Chapel on the Strip we’ll stand in front of Elvis to say I do … with four friends doing the same. What else would you expect from a group of friends from Memphis all visiting Las Vegas for the first time? I think a triple vow renewal with Elvis at a little chapel on the Strip sounds about right.