This weekend Michael and I went to Vegas with my family to watch my cute litter sister play in a soccer tournament for the MLK holiday. Her tournament was only for one day so we decided to make a long weekend out of it. We drove from Provo, Ut which was about a 5 1/2 hour drive. From the time we got to the city to when we left we were there Friday night-Monday afternoon. Something I have discovered about Vegas is that you don’t need to spend a long time there to have fun. You can jam pack your weekend and have a blast!! Hope this helps you plan your next Vegas trip.
Let’s start with the most important thing, shall we?
Where to eat?
We ate at some VERY yummy restaurants that I would HIGHLY recommend.
Saturday night we ate at Wahoo’s Fish Taco. Man this was good food. They are famous for their fish tacos (if you could not guess from the name lol.) Michael ordered the kalua pig bowl which is carnitas sautéed in Teriyaki Sauce served over rice & beans. It was pretty good in my opinion. I ordered three tacos. Two that were the crispy fish taco which was Alaskan flounder with lightly seasoned breading on a corn tortilla with melted cheese, citrus slaw and cilantro sauce. LOVED THIS. The third was called the 1988 taco. This consisted of salmon, cheese, lettuce or cabbage & salsa. This taco was also pretty bomb. Long story short, I would for sure eat there again. They have two locations in the Vegas area. $
Sorry, I forgot to take a pic of the food:/
Sunday evening we ate at Giordano’s Pizza. This place is known for their Chicago style, deep dish pizza. Boy was this good!! We ordered a size Medium pizza but we could have shared a small size with just the two of us. We had half “special” which consisted of sausage, mushrooms, green peppers & onions and the other half cheese and pepperoni. I had never had deep dish pizza before and this was a great place to try my first. It did not disappoint. There are two locations in the Vegas area. $$
Monday morning we ate at Rise and Shine A Steak & Egg Place with my whole family. This place was awesome!! I am already craving to back, that is how good it was! The portion sizes were huge and the food was made with quality ingredients. Between all of us we had ordered the french toast, pancakes, Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and chicken and waffles. My personal favorite was the chicken and waffles. the chicken was to die for! $$
Here are some more very yummy recommendations I received from followers:
Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse $$$
Where to stay?
We stayed at the Cliffs Peace Canyon Resort. It was really nice! There was plenty of room for the seven of us. We stayed in a two bedroom suit. The couch was big enough for people to sleep on as well. The pool was heated and open until midnight! We swam and grilled while we stayed here. Besides resorts, there are many different Air B&Bs to stay at.
What to do?
There are a million things to do when you are in Vegas. Shows, concerts, museums, hikes, plays etc. Because we were short on time we only saw one show. Sunday night we saw Wow- The Vegas Spectacular Show at Rio Las Vegas. We chose this show because I found it on Groupon. If you do not use grougpon when you go on vacation you are doing yourself a serious disservice. There are so many discounted prices for food/shows etc. Our seats were about 25% off which made a huge difference. If you have the money and time I would recommend seeing some of the bigger shows, but this show was funny and entertaining. The acrobatics were AMAZING and some of the stunts they did were really cool. It was a bit too cheesy for my liking but overall a good show.
Other show suggestions:
We went on the Calico Tanks Hike about 35 minutes from the strip. The view was spectacular! I would recommend exploring the red rock when in Vegas. It cost $15.00 to get in and the hike was 2.5 miles total. There are tons of other hikes nearby that also looked fun and adventurous.
Seven Magic Mountains is also a must-see spot. It is about 30 minutes south of Vegas and pretty cool. It is free and easy to get to. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high.
This looks like a fabulous trip! I love Vegas and have been wanting to go back!!!
It sounds like Las Vegas is an amazing place to visit! There’s so much to do there – and the food seems excellent. You had me drooling over the idea of those tacos. And gosh, why have I never used Groupon on vacation? That’s such a good suggestion!
Sounds like you had an amazing time in Vegas for a short time and wow the food looks so delicious especially that pizza! I’ve been to Vegas once and would love to go back…definitely have to try that pizza!
Las Vegas is always fun! There’s a lot of places to visit and take pictures. I’d love to visit the Seven Magic Mountains. Thanks for sharing!
I always think of Las Vegas as the strip, which makes me never want to go. Ha! But I need to go and do things that will change my mind about the area. It looks like you had fun!
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