We walked from our motel to the corner of the strip and Tropicana, Las Vegas, while it was only 28 degrees Celsius. This is where there are more hotel rooms than anywhere else in the world, with those from Excalibur, New York, New York, MGM and Tropicana. We walked north on the strip, popping into every casino to avoid the heat.
We stopped at Eataly for breakfast. We visited Eataly a couple of times earlier in the year in New York City and enjoyed our experience. Our stroll continued to the Paris Casino, Venetian and Mirage. This is where the theme casinos were developed 20+ years ago, and it’s not Las Vegas but the town of Paradise.
The next section of this trip is when they tried encouraging families to come, probably in the 80s. Here you’ll find Circus Circus and Elvis Boulevard.
Bus Ride Down the Las Vegas Strip
We picked up the two-story bus #deuce, which rides up and down the strip, and it’s undoubtedly for tourists, not commuters because it takes forever.
There’s a stretch of road without very much except for the convention centre. It’s pretty desolate, and I believe many businesses went bankrupt when they cracked down on the mob interventions. This is business now, and the next wave after the same casinos.
We then passed all the wedding chapels and made our way to the core of the way to Las Vegas and the Golden Nugget. Noted to rejuvenate the area, they’ve closed off Fremont Street and made it covered with strip lines.
Slightly north of this street are the Mob Museum and The Grand Casino, one of the few casinos that still have cheap tables. The days of five-dollar blackjack are over. Yes, I did my playing blackjack here and lost my $70
We then had the worst meal before returning to our hotel via the bus. We didn’t take a picture of it. It was an open-face turkey sandwich covered in gravy. Need I say more? Yes, the best part was the cranberry sauce.