I spent a long weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada and let me tell you, that town is amazing!! The rumor in my family is that I was conceived there, and I tend to believe it. There is something about Vegas, besides the obvious, that just does something to me. Not only is it exciting around the clock, it also makes me feel like anything is possible in life, I just have to go after it and I can make all my dreams come true.
This time around I stayed at the Flamingo, which was a first for me. This hotel is pretty fabulous. You can stroll the courtyard housing a wildlife habitate featuring, of course, Flamingos. The pool area is amazing. There is an over 21 side which has a live DJ and waterfalls. You can go to the other side of the pool, which is a little quieter if you just want to relax in the sun. It does get busy, considering the temps were in the 90's and expected to reach 100 by this weekend, so I would suggest you go down and claim your spot early. But if you walk around you can usually find a chair to sit on. Everyone at the pool is extremely friendly too. I actually met a couple with ties to Albuquerque on my first day in the sun. And I met a lady on my last day who was there to celebrate her friend's birthday who had traveled all the way from Canada.
The rooms are incredible too. I booked my stay in one of their Go Rooms. They are newly remodeled and the views are spectacular. My room overlooked the pool and wildlife habitat. I could also see the new High Roller in the background which was gorgeous at night all lit up. Although I didn't do much gambling, the casino floor is huge. There are gift shops, restaurants, and a buffet. The restaurant Carlos'n Charlie's is fun. I didn't eat there, but at night there is dancing and they offer a special cover charge that actually gets you free drinks all night long. I had a blast dancing until 3 in the morning.
A fun fact: The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas was actually the third resort to open on the Strip and is the oldest resort on the Strip still in operation. It is conviently located too. Easy to get to everything, especially considering the Las Vegas Monorail has a stop at the rear of the property. I am already planning my next trip back and the Flamingo is where I will stay. I would call The Flamingo Hotel a FIND!!!