From Friday February 20 to Sunday February 22 my boyfriend and I visited Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate his mother’s wedding. Here is a run-down of what we did during our weekend in Sin City.
Friday February 20
We embarked on our road trip from Southern California to Las Vegas around 10am on Friday. After picking up some water bottles, snacks, and deciding on a playlist, we were off. First stop: Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch.
Next stop: the original Del Taco in Barstow, CA.
After getting to Las Vegas, we went to my boyfriend’s mom’s wedding rehearsal and followed up with a family dinner at Osaka Japanese Bistro.
Saturday February 21
On Saturday we had some time to kill before the wedding at 5pm. After having breakfast at the Palazzo we walked along the strip. We saw a sign at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville saying it was National Margarita Day so naturally we had to stop for a round (or two).
Before we knew it, it was time to get ready for the wedding! It was a lovely reception and we couldn’t be more happy for the newlyweds.
Sunday February 22
We decided to pay $30 to have the hotel room til 3pm so we could explore the strip a little longer. My boyfriend had the wonderful idea of riding “The High Roller”…the highest Ferris wheel in the world! At $25 a ticket, we felt it was totally worth it. The ride lasted nearly 30 minutes and gave some great birds-eye views of the strip and surrounding Las Vegas area.
Before committing to the long-haul, Sunday night traffic we stopped at the Seven Magic Mountains, an art installation on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Not only is it a great place for pictures, but it is completely free! I will say it was pretty crowded when we went but it was a cool sight to see.
Overall we had a lovely time during our weekend in Las Vegas and hope to visit again soon!