Started down the strip walking past the myriad of hotels. It is great fun to pop in and catch the motifs of every hotel. The Wynn is possibly the most beautiful and next door was the shuttered Guardian Angel Cathedral. This is a beautiful modern church and lamented not able to visit inside.
Walking down this area of the strip is also an array of restaurants, cheapie gift shops, and a Ross, one of my favorite discount retailers. Across the street is a high end mall and streets leading to Las Vegas Chinatown, another fun place for a gander to escape from gambling.
Back to the hotel it was time for a helicopter ride. The Expedia vendor selected had door to door service which is always a good thing. Here are some pics of the adventure.
Next Fremont Street (downtown Las Vegas). The helicopter transport let me off here which was a nice gesture. Otherwise Uber or a Las Vegas city bus is available… In the last 10 years Fremont Street has had quite an upgrade so take the time and give it an evening of your visit. Some pics.
Even though it is Pandemic time there were masked crowds on Fremont Street. Much to see and do here. Sky shows are frequent, zip lining is available, and local venues abound. The Golden Nugget Hotel has an aquarium poolside as well as a 61 pound golden nugget in its lobby, the second largest ever discovered. Of course my favorite in the lobby is the Dale Chihuly.
The night is young and since Las Vegas is a 24/7 city took the bus to the other end of the strip and investigated several hotels.
The final stop, the MGM Grand.
And what a find, a small collection of Cirque du Soleil pageantry.