There’s just something about Las Vegas that keeps me coming back for more. In a city where the possibilities are endless for dining, nightlife, and attractions, I find that the entertainment capital of the world is the one place I continue to go back to. And no matter how many times I go, there will always be something new to experience and recommend!
After a full day of traveling, I was longing for a hearty steak and seafood meal. A New York City original, Gallagher’s Steakhouse is fittingly located inside New York New York casino. Gallagher’s Steakhouse in Las Vegas opened at New York- New York Hotel & Casino in 1997, and continues to uphold the long-held traditions of the landmark New York City location. From outside the restaurant, you get a glimpse of their Aging Room. This classic steakhouse, with its dark wood decor and bustling atmosphere, offers the finest beef, dry-aged to the bone.
Our dinner began with the Cucumber Martini, which was extremely fresh and expertly crafted. The Platter was a healthy portion for two people with a combination of crab, jumbo shrimp, and lobster. For appetizers, we ordered the Chef’s Chilled Seafood Platter, the Gallagher’s Wedge and the Roasted Beet Salad. The Platter was a healthy portion for two people with a combination of crab, jumbo shrimp, and lobster. Both salads were particularly tasty and a healthy size for a starter plate.
For our main course and shall you say the main event we ordered the New York-New York, which included their house-aged New York Strip paired with fresh Maine lobster, and the Split Alaskan King Crab Legs. The portions were very generous–you certainly won’t go hungry! Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The steaks come a la carte, which allows you to choose one of their many sides available to accompany your steak. We ordered the Roasted Vegetable Medley, Seasonal Mushroom Medley, and the Yukon Gold Potato Puree to accompany our main course. The seafood was exceptionally fresh.
Our overall dinner was terrific, served with the highest quality of expertise and ingredients. Our waiter was extremely attentive and knowledgeable, providing us with recommendations which made for an excellent dining experience!
I highly suggest to anyone who is in the mood for meat (lots of meat!) as the menu is almost exclusively seafood and beef.
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SEE: Tix4Tonight | Le Reve
Thanks to the leading discount ticket broker in Las Vegas, Tix4Tonight, I was excited to be able to attend Le Reve – The Dream voted “Best Production Show in Las Vegas.” Providing visitors and locals with last-minute discount tickets to Las Vegas shows, Tix4Tonight has grown into the largest and most trusted ticket resource in town. If you’re not quite sure what show is for you, or still making last-minute plans for the evening, Tix4Tonight is a perfect resource for your party offering same-day tickets to a wide range of shows.
With Discount Ticket Booth Locations up and down The Strip, we were able to pick up our tickets to the show at a convenient location with ease. We were overly impressed with their knowledgeable staff and superior customer service. With the wide variety of selections to choose from, it can be intimidating making a selection. One of the friendly representatives mentioned she had seen the show 3 times and gave us great suggestions and recommendations. We were appreciative of her honesty and expertise.
Looking for a truly unique show experience? Le Reve, meaning The Dream in French, is located at the Wynn Las Vegas. There is not a bad seat in the house as this show is presented in an incredible aqua theatre in-the-round. From the minute the lights dim to the very end of the performance it was a visual spectacle of dancers, acrobatics, and water. This is no doubt a show that you will never forget and high on my list of favorites.
PARTY: The Foundation Room
My night out on the town was nothing short of magnificent. Filled with sparkles, spectacular views, and VIP treatment, I had a night to be remembered.
I had arranged a table for my party at the Foundation Room, an ultra-lounge located on the top of Mandalay Bay that offered us unparalleled views of Las Vegas. Looking north from our table at the top of Mandalay Bay we were able to see Las Vegas like nowhere else. Seriously, did I mention the views?
Our host checked in on us throughout the night, and the security deserves special recognition for going above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in a crowded venue. The outdoor table on the patio with the view and heat lamps gave us a unique club experience apart from the traditional stuffy nightclub. Looking north from our table at the top of Mandalay Bay we were able to see Las Vegas like nowhere else. The lounge provided comfortable seating.
The staff were extremely pleasant and went above and beyond to make our night feel special. The DJ booth was located outside on the patio. He provided upbeat music that led us to the dance floor on numerous occasions.
Our night was nothing short of dazzling thanks to the impeccable VIP service and ambiance of the venue. The outdoor table on the patio with the view and heat lamps gave us a unique club experience apart from the traditional stuffy nightclub. If you are looking for a night to remember whether it be an elegant dinner with a strip view, or a nightclub with high-energy dance music, then The Foundation Room is a must for your next trip to Las Vegas.
Up, up and away we went onto our next escapade.
Vegas Balloon Rides invites you to view Las Vegas as you’ve never seen it before! Their pilots are all certified, highly experienced full-time professionals which makes the experience go that much more smoothly. The balloon set-up process was very interesting to watch. There was a crew of 5 including the pilot that set up the balloon in front of our very eyes. The balloon set-up process was very interesting to watch. The basket comfortably fit 12 people. The pilot was friendly and welcoming; he has a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about balloons, and it definitely shows.
During our flight we witnessed spectacular bird’s eye views of the gorgeous Red Rock Mountains and the famous Las Vegas Strip. We learned that our balloon reached over 1,000 ft. off the ground, which was comparable to double the height of the Stratosphere. We drifted silently over the city and countryside where we watched the world below us. The highlight of the trip was coasting so low over the houses below that we were able to talk with envious onlookers on the ground!
After drifting peacefully for approximately an hour, we prepared for landing. Upon landing, we were treated to a champagne toast to celebrate our wonderful adventure. Before toasting, our expert pilot who was rich with knowledge and expertise on the craft gave our group the history behind the first hot air balloon ride dating back to 1783.
What a great ending to the adventure!
I would definitely go ballooning again with Las Vegas Balloons and recommend this as a must to anyone looking for thrills off the strip.
When in Las Vegas, one can find themselves enclosed in the wealth of casinos, restaurants, and entertainment available. To broaden our horizons, we set out for the thrill of a lifetime – a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon! This unforgettable one-of-a-kind experience to the biggest natural wonder of the world was one of the highlights of our weekend.
We were whisked away from our hotel in a Luxury Mercedes-Benz Motorcoach and transported to the Boulder City airport for easy check-in at their private helicopter tour facility. Our Grand Canyon West Rim Helicopter Air Tour included spectacular aerial views of the incredible Hoover Dam, Bypass Bridge, and Black Canyon.
We went past the extinct and colorful volcano, Fortification Hill. We then descended into the depths of the Grand Canyon. We soared like a golden eagle over the mighty Colorado River, past geological rock formations that span millions of years. After leaving the Grand Canyon, we passed other natural wonders, including panoramic views of rock formations of the rugged Mojave Desert wilderness.
5-star helicopters are specifically designed with forward-facing seats, providing passengers with 180 degrees of unrestricted panoramic views.
Our pilot was extremely knowledgeable of the area and provided informative commentary and narration throughout the duration of the tour. Thank you for the perfect finale to my extraordinary Las Vegas trip, 5 Star Helicopter Tours!
There are a million ways for one “to do” Las Vegas. With its multitude of shows, clubs, restaurants, and attractions (with more opening all the time), Las Vegas perpetually has something new and unique to offer. Whatever your taste, I recommend everything we experienced during this trip for a guaranteed unbelievable weekend.
As for me, I’ll be seeing you again soon Las Vegas! I’m sure of that.
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