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Paris, Las Vegas
Paris, Las Vegas
Paris, Las Vegas
Paris, Las Vegas

Holiday to the Pacific West Coast in Aug 2006: Day 21 – Las Vegas

By Nige on Sun 17 Sep 2006 at 22:00
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Story: Holiday to Pacific West Coast in Aug 2006
Tags: Las Vegas

Another excellent breakfast was followed by a late drive into Vegas.  Since this was our last day in Vegas and we would have a very early start tomorrow we wanted to be back to the hotel early.

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

We parked at MGM Grand and got the monorail up to Paris.  Paris was very well developed – some great ideas including a half size version of the Eiffel Tower and L’Arc de Triomphe. 

The ‘legs’ of the Eiffel Tower come through the ceiling of the casino!  We went up the Eiffel Tower and got some good photos of the strip, including the Bellagio musical fountain show across the road.

Looking south down Las Vegas Strip
Looking south down Las Vegas Strip
Looking south down Las Vegas Strip
Looking south down Las Vegas Strip

Wandered down the road to New York, New York.  Unfortunately the coaster wasn’t working – not sure why.  Not a great deal to this hotel so we moved on to Luxor where we got lunch at their buffet, which was pretty good. 

Whilst at the Luxor we watched an IMax movie about the River Nile which was really interesting and went round the Tutankhaman exhibition (which wasn’t very exciting really).  The Luxor is definitely worth a look – all Egyptian styling and the hotel rooms are all inside the massive pyramid – not sure how the lifts work !

The Bellagio fountains in full swing
The Bellagio fountains in full swing
The Bellagio fountains in full swing
The Bellagio fountains in full swing

Vegas is mad but also hugely entertaining.  You have to see it to believe it. 

After 3 days there, we’re ready to leave this artificial world, but we’d love to come back.

We headed back to our hotel later in the afternoon and had dinner at the Irish pub again, and hit the sack early.  Feels like we’re on the way home.


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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