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♫ We’re up all night to get lucky!

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The final post for my 2013 Las Vegas trip will be dedicated to my favorite part of the city, the unique nightlights covering the city that truly never sleeps!

In fact, when the sun goes down, the party is just getting started. There was one evening when we got back to the hotel after dinner and it was about 10 or 11PM and there was a long line of people checking into the hotel. I couldn’t believe how many people were waiting to check in on a Friday evening.

We started from Harrah’s which is slightly towards the northern end of the middle of the strip and walked IMG_8287north to the Venetian, Pilazzo, Wynn, and Encore hotels and then turned back south towards TI, Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, Bellagio, and Cosmopolitan (where we decided to call it a night at 3 something in the morning). On our way back, we stopped at the Bellagio’s fountain hoping to see one of their hourly water shows but apparently it was too late. There were a bunch of others waiting around expecting a show to start but we were all sadly disappointed. Apparently, it ends at midnight. :\

IMG_7768We walked through each of the hotels and casinos admiring all the lavish decor, fancily-dressed people, and high rollers at casinos like Wynn, Venetian, Bellagio, Caesar’s, and Cosmopolitan.
Most nights in vegas, we stayed out and up past midnight, well usual past my bedtime for those that know me. On our last night, by the time we got back to our hotel, it was about 3:30AM and we were exhausted. Despite not having the sun up, the streets still seemed to be baking in the lingering heat. The city was still busier than ever with people walking about and hitting the clubs. Being up late at night with all the other nigh owls, you can really feel the excitement and energy of the city. Everyone seemed to be having a good time living it up in Sin City.
The week we visited, the Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC), one of the largest electronic music festivals in North America was playing so a lot of the big name DJs (Some of my favorites) were playing at the local hotels and clubs well into the night.
Coming back home after Vegas, I just wanted to go back. The city was so much fun. The entertainment and larger than life spectacles are just unreal. Back home, everything just seemed so drab, dull, and not quite as exciting.

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Until next time!

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