I don’t even know if we can count Las Vegas as a babymoon, but alas, it was our last scheduled trip before baby boy comes, and we certainly treated it like one. I feel like it was pretty unconventional, but we had to make do with what we had. We wanted to travel somewhere cooler before I realized that the entire country was actually pretty warm. Canada seemed like the perfect option, but it was not only expensive, we didn’t plan far enough ahead to have much time off work.
Las Vegas is experiencing their low season, although we didn’t feel that at all because we went over a weekend. It was so hot and smoky, but we still had a fun time!
Our goals were to relax, eat, and have some pool time, and we accomplished 2/3 of those things. We actually never made it out to the pool in our swim suits, but we did take a lap and decided it was too hot and for some reason, the pool did not seem as enticing as it did on the website.
Here’s what we did:
- Walked a lot! We didn’t rent a car, and our activities pretty much consisted of walking up and down the strip. Lots of sights to see and great for people watching as well. It got very crowded at night, but that was also when the sun was down so the heat was more bearable. I got it in my head that I really wanted to see the Welcome to Las Vegas sign that is at the end of the strip. It was only 3 miles away, and I thought that was totally walkable, but the heat and the sun made it seem so much further away. We didn’t make it. Poor Yung was dragged up and down the strip by his pregnant wife, and he’s always such a good sport. We obviously walked more than 3 miles that day because by the time we turned around, we still had to walk all the way back to our hotel, but we made plenty of stops along the way.
- Gamble a little. After I lost $20, I was pretty much done, haha. We are not gamblers, and definitely the more you spend, the more you may win, but I was not willing to try my hand at much more.
- Relax! We stayed at the Palazzo, and it was the nicest room ever! It was a suite for just the two of us, so we definitely made use of hanging out in our room because it was so comfy. I highly recommend this hotel, and it’s spacious enough for a family to share.
- Jim Gaffigan!!!!! We love listening to his stand up in the car on road trips, and think he is just hilarious. Seeing him live did not disappoint. It was a coincidence that he was in Vegas the same weekend we were! Ted Alexandro opened for JG and he was also very funny!
Here’s where we ate: I’m only including places I would recommend and revisit!
- Black Tap-We went here twice. The second time was simply out of convenience. Their shakes are beautifully made, but taste pretty “normal.” I tried two salads, and the buffalo burger salad is what I would recommend. You can’t go wrong with fresh mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes.
- Secret Pizza-3rd floor of the Cosmopolitan hotel–it is not labeled, so you may have to ask!
- Egg Slut-Get the Fairfax for something a little different. Soft scrambled egg sandwich with a kick! It’s worth the wait!
- Wicked Spoon-This was a nice buffet that had a good variety of dishes. Surprisingly delicious desserts!
- The Pantry-Great place for breakfast. Open 24 hours as well!
- Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips-So crispy and yummy! Yung has a slight obsession with GR, so we had to at least try one of his restaurants while in town.
- Don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat–especially when visiting in the summer.
- Bring your water bottle. Sadly, not many water fountains are available, so I painfully purchased my share of $5 bottled water, but we at least got gallon water from Walgreens to fill up our bottles first thing in the morning and while we were in the hotel.
- Wear tennis shoes. I was so much more comfortable when I switched out my cute sandals for tennis shoes.
- Don’t try to walk to the Las Vegas sign when you are 25 weeks pregnant. It doesn’t work out so well!
Signing off for tonight!!