Las Vegas was the first stop on our trip out west to spend the holidays with my parents. Since California was pretty much shut down and we wouldn’t be spending any time there this vacation, we decided to spend a few days in Vegas. While in Vegas, we decided to take in a comedy show and experience some of entertainment Las Vegas has to offer.
We would spent 2 nights at the Golden Nugget Casino. We explored Fremont Street & “The Strip,” accompanied by the many sights, smells and sounds of “The Entertainment Capital of the World.”
So we were supposed to have double queen rooms, but apparently the hotel had shut down one of it’s towers, so they ended up giving us the corner king suite with a rollaway for the same price. At first I was skeptical, but once we entered the room and realized we got a great peace offering for not upholding our reservation for a double queen room. The penthouse suite was very spacious, with great views out 2 sides of the room and a very large sitting area with couch and chairs.
We are not big gamblers, so we knew we would be spending most of our time while in Vegas exploring the massive casinos on the strip. We parked the car at the Venetian underground parking garage and started exploring. Surprisingly, the “Strip” wasn’t too busy, but then again we were still amid the Covid era of travel.
After being to Venice and seeing some of the actual venues, the recreations in Vegas were actually pretty close and similar in scale. The food however, can never replace authentic Italian food in my opinion.
Most of the shows were cancelled on the “Strip,” but we were able to see a comedy show at the Delirious Comedy club in the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. The show was excellent and it had some comedians that typically work the “Strip,” but were available since most of those shows were shut down.
The Fremont Street Experience was exactly that, the light shows on the ceiling were pretty cool, the street performers were entertaining enough, but the people watching was off the charts. We realized that Nevada must have passed a marijuana law that allows for opening smoking on the street, because the smell was everywhere and people were openly smoking it in public. That took some getting used to, but after all it was Las Vegas.