While we certainly didn’t have the regular “Vegas experience,” we loved exploring and eating our way through Sin City. Keep reading for your not-so-typical Vegas guide.
Since we were there for less than 48 hours and could barely walk normally for half that time due to the St. George Marathon the day before, we did not have any shows or crazy night plans on our agenda. We made our way down the strip and checked out all the usual suspects – the Cosmopolitan, the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, etc., and that was all we needed to see before we decided to do our own thing. We both agreed that we will likely be back again someday and can take on Vegas when we’re ready to dance the night away!
Las Vegas is full of so much character and I have to say, going one week after the senseless acts of violence left me a wreck on more than one occasion. A part of me doesn’t even feel right putting a small guide together, but I can’t stand the thought of such a vibrant city being dulled by one man’s actions. The 58 lives lost that night will be remembered forever and I truly hope Vegas feels the love and support from everyone across the nation.
With that being said, Las Vegas contains something for everyone and I loved seeing the wide range of ages and people wandering around. It should come as no surprise here, but naturally the below list contains more restaurants than anything else. I hope you’re arriving hungry!
If you’re looking for a not-so-typical Las Vegas guide, look no further:
First things first: you must buy your tickets beforehand in order to get in, so plan ahead! This outdoor museum boasts antique and iconic signs from all over the Las Vegas area. There are more than 200 pieces located on this property and everyone must go through by escorted tour, so you end up learning a ton about each piece!
If you watch my Instagram Stories, you will know arriving here solo with my tripod caused a bit of anxiety since it was crowded as heck, but it was so worth it! I love quirky spots like this, and since finding it on Instagram a little over six months ago, I knew I wanted to go. Created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone in May 2016, this art installation will be around for two years, so you better get your butt out there if you want to see it!
Potentially one of the best meals of our whole trip, Eat has made several lists as one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. I ordered the roasted chicken sandwich with the kick a** tomato soup and honestly wish I could mail you all this meal combo so y’all could understand how great it was. Our Uber driver said he always drops a ton of folks off at this spot, so people must know how delicious it is!
Well obviously I couldn’t come to Las Vegas without trying donuts and luckily we made it to the Donut Bar before they sold out for the day! You have the option to order some the size of your face (literally) or more manageable sized donuts with exorbitant toppings. I chose the cake batter donut with an Oreo in the middle. BOOM.
GIMME THE TOTS. With prime people watching on the corner or the option to sit in the back hidden away from the crowds, Park on Fremont was our first meal in Las Vegas and a meal I continued to talk about the rest of the trip. At first glance, their items may seem a bit crazy, but I promise they have normal offerings if you break them down. The serving sizes are pretty big, though, so you can definitely split!
We craved something healthy and when we found positive reviews online of Fruits & Roots, we knew we’d found the winner! It’s a bit of a trip into the ‘burbs (a 20 min drive from the strip), but SO worth it. I ordered the Pitaya Bowl and the granola was outta the world in this thing. They also serve mean-looking juices and wraps if those are more your speed.