Chapman gave us the entire week off before Thanksgiving Break so we decided to take a little road trip through the desert to Las Vegas. I’ve been to Vegas a couple times before to do the typical bouji party trip (think frat formals hahaha), so we wanted to do a low-key trip and see some touristy, underground spots. We stopped at the super dope Seven Magic Mountains before checking into our hotel. I’d highly recommend checking them out if you are able to drive outside the city.
We stayed at the Flamingo Hotel because it’s right in the middle of the Vegas Strip and the rooms are cute (no shame).
I had seen pictures of this on Instagram and it definitely exceeded my expectations. You need to buy tickets in advance and all tickets include a really informative (and entertaining) guided tour. All of the backstories for each sign are worth hearing and, if possible, try and go around sunset for the prettiest lighting!
When I think of Vegas I usually think of The Vegas Strip and until this trip I was completely unaware that there is an “old” Strip that used to be the OG Vegas, aka Downtown Vegas. We went to check it out and after walking up and down Fremont Street, we walked to a bar called Commonwealth for our reservation at The Laundry Room Speakeasy (hidden inside). I love speakeasy vibes and this particular one had a lot of positive feedback online but making a reservation entails hunting down a “secret phone number” (I think I found it on yelp) and texting them for availability. Definitely a must because their cocktails are amazing and their menu is hilariously witty. I would go back just to flip through the menu again.
We also went to The Beatles LOVE: Cirque du Soleil show and it was phenomenal! There are so many amazing shows to see in Vegas but this one is undoubtably one of the best. The music, the costumes, the sequence of songs… SO GOOD.
On our way back we decided to go see the Hoover Dam (because why not) and wander around the desert. The Dam is huge and looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, definitely worth driving by.
I’m not a huge fan of the desert (I prefer being where it’s green) but there were surprisingly some scenic places worth pulling over and snapping some pics.
Happy road tripping!