When we arrived back at our hotel, we headed out on the strip for my first time! Margaritaville was on my list to visit and of course I got a margarita from the casino bar. MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT! Turns out it was margarita slush with mango goo as flavoring. It tasted terrible and made me sick with all the sugar. Also, that plus a Sam Adams was $17! Welcome to Vegas... Maybe the restuarant itself is better, but I would say Margaritaville is a bust.
We then walked around the area near The Quad and The Linq. This is a small street that juts east off of the actual strip. There are several cool little bars and shops down this small road. There is a Sprinkles Cupcake store, a juicing cocktail bar, YardHouse bar (which we visited), Purple Zebra Daquiri Bar, and this is also where you get access to the High Roller, the new giant ferris wheel in Vegas.
On Monday and Tuesday of our trip we did A LOT OF WALKING. Down one side, up the other, lah-dee-dah. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and patience to walk on a sidewalk with lots of people and crazies! Since it was fairly close, we enjoyed walking around the Miracle Mile shops and Planet Hollywood a few times throughout the week. Near there, we also visited The Coke Store (get the Around the World Tray for $7) and M&M's World, which turned out to be a bit disappointing to me, but if you have children or LOVE M&M's, you will love it.
Wednesday was a more low key day for us. We walked across the street to the Bellagio and checked out the conservatory and butterfly garden. I really enjoyed seeing the flowers and butterflies and it was a bit of refuge from the huge buildings and dirty streets. After that, we used the last hours on our bus passes to go back to The Mirage and visit The Secret Garden to see dolphins, lions, and tigers. We followed this adventure with a nap by the pool and delecious burgers at Le Burger Brasserie in Paris.
Vegas was such a fun getaway for us as a couple. We have the same travel brain, so we know when each other wants to eat, sit, sleep, is bored, etc. Vegas was a blast, but now that I've checked it off my list, I'm ready for something new to be on my adventure list!