Lake Tahoe is an enchanting destination that straddles state lines between Nevada and California. Many people visit to ski, snowboard, sledding, and hang out in a cozy retreat during the winter. In the summer swimming, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and more. Between the beauty and the activities, this is a great destination to have your nuptials!
What can I say, I love Las Vegas! I have been so many times and always find new things to do while also enjoying things I have done several times. It is a great place with much more to offer than what most think. I also love showing what I like to call “Vegas Virgins” around. So when my friend who had never been to Vegas wanted to go with me to see what it was all about, I was happy to take her on my quick 36 hours in Las Vegas!
There are so many things to do in Las Vegas. Drinking, gambling, and hitting the nightlife are what most know of, but there is so much more. Las Vegas seems to have it all, but I bet you didn’t realize just how important Las Vegas actually is though, did you? For example, how much of the Las Vegas strip history do you actually know? How many famous people have walked it? How many famous people (like nelson sardelli) have come from Vegas? You might think that these questions are a little random, but in order to fully appreciate Vegas, you have to know it’s history. Just so you can really appreciate it before you go out and have fun. You don’t need me to tell you how much fun you can have in the casinos, although you may be surprised to learn that you can have just as much fun playing something like paypal slots if you’re unable to visit Vegas for any reason. Last year I let you in on some Fun and Different Things to do in Las Vegas. I promised I would come back with another round and I am here to deliver. I can pretty much guarantee there will be another follow up to this. So if you are wondering what else there is to do in Sin City, keep reading.
With so many great restaurants and buffets in Las Vegas it can be hard to decide where to get some food. I have eaten at many different places around Vegas, but I have heard from a couple of locals that Blueberry Hill is the place to go for some great breakfast. With 4 locations across Las Vegas and not far from the strip, it is easy to indulge.
Las Vegas holds a special place in my heart. It has so much more to offer than many would fathom. I have visited many times and always find something new to see and do. Vegas has gone though so many changes through the years. Many hotels, businesses, and restaurants that were once there have been long gone. They have been demolished and replaced by bigger and newer businesses, the Neon Museum has made sure to preserve some of Las Vegas’ history by having the Neon Boneyard.
I have always been a sports fan. I enjoy playing as well as watching many different ones. I have also had the opportunity to travel and cover many different sporting events. With the upcoming Floyd Mayweather VS Manny Pacquiao fight, I wanted to give a glimpse into my experience at some of the past Mayweather fights/events I have been to. I am also going to give some tips and information if you plan to go!
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is home base for Mayweather, where his fights have been taking place. Like many of the hotels in Vegas, the MGM is huge. Leading up to the fight the hotel only gets more and more crowded. The prices for the rooms start to sore. In fact, for the fight of the century, as it is being rightfully called, rooms are currently ranging around $1600 a night and up for Friday and Saturday at the MGM. Keep in mind that is before taxes and resort fees.
Leading up to the main event many people go down to the Mayweather Boxing Club and watch him practice. I haven’t taken that opportunity, but I am sure it is a site to see. I have however gotten the opportunity to watch Floyd receive a plaque from Guinness World Record. This was rewarded to him for the highest selling paper view against Oscar De La Hoya.
If you happen to arrive in Las Vegas early afternoon Friday before the fight there is a weigh-in. The weigh-in is free and open to the public. There is music blasting, crowds cheering, and more. All the boxers on the fight card are in attendance staring each other down and being weighed. It is a lot of fun! At one weigh-in an undercard fight between Gabriel Rosado and J’leon Love led to Love being overweight. Long story short the end result was a no contest ruling.
Many people go to Las Vegas knowing they aren’t going to attend the fight, but just to stand around the MGM and catch a boxer, his entourage, or a celebrity walking around. There are also hopes of getting to attend a party afterwards. As long as Mayweather is around promoting or boxing there is sure to be a crowd! So if your planning to head to Las Vegas for the infamous May 2nd fight here are some things to keep in mind.
1. Get your hotel room ASAP. The prices are skyrocketing. Even hotels on the north side of the strip have rooms around $600 and up for Friday and Saturday night. Off the strips places that are typically around $20 a night are over $260.
2. Tickets to the fight will be ranging from $1500 – $7500.
3. Buy your plane tickets ASAP. The price of flights went up during the SuperBowl, I can only imagine how much they will climb to for the fight.
4. Think about flying into LA or San Francisco and driving. It is a 3 1/2 to 4 hour drive from LA unless you hit traffic. Rental cars in LA are affordable.
5. Keep in mind that everyone in Las Vegas is aware of the money this fight will bring and all the prices for that weekend will skyrocket for accommodations anywhere in the vicinity of Las Vegas.
6. If you are a Money Team fan, the MGM will be selling t-shirts, hats, and more.
7. There is a huge ring that is set up in the lobby of the MGM. Great place if you want a photo op.
Will you be heading out to Las Vegas for the Mayweather V Pacquaio fight? Have you ever been to Las Vegas during a fight? What was your experience? Which fighter is your money on?
The fourth and final day in Las Vegas, and we made sure to end it right!
The first thing we attempted to do was get tickets to see Michael Jackson’s, “ONE” Cirque Du Soleil. We asked around the day before and did some research, but apparently there are no discounts to be found. All the relatively affordable tickets weren’t available.
If you know me, you have probably heard me talking about a Frrozen Hot Chocolate. Then go about attempting to explain what one is.
It is one word..AMAZING!
One of my favorite restaurants, where you can get this frozen treat is Serendipity 3.
Serendipity 3 also have some really good food, and other great desserts to choose from! They have a few different locations that include New York City, Florida, and Las Vegas (at Caesar’s Palace). It is a famous and well-loved restaurant for a reason, especially by me!
The original one where it all started is in New York City on the East Side.
Serendipity is known for certain things…