So I went to Las Vegas for a quick weekend. No really, a quick weekend - like 50 hours on the ground. My schedule was packed but it was really fun!
|First thing I saw when I got off the airplane!|
*Spirit Airlines is not my favorite. Let me be clear - the flights themselves were fine and the staff was very nice. However, I realized the reason the ticket was so cheap is they charge you for everything they "provide." You pay to check a bag and to carry-on - so unless you're walking through the gate empty-handed you're paying something. Most airlines don't provide food on flights but Spirit didn't even provide a drink - if you wanted anything, you paid for it. (Luckily I was warned about this so no problem). However, I think my biggest problem with them was the almost minimal leg room and the fact that their seats DID NOT RECLINE. I know, I know, first world problems, right? But when you've adjusted to a time change and only been in Vegas for 50 hours and are flying back on a red-eye, not having reclining seats seems like a cruel joke.
*There's a freedom in wearing clothes in Vegas. This can be taken literally (I saw some skimpy outfits), or figuratively. Some people say Vegas is trashy and I'm sure there are parts of it that are, but the over-used "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas," exists for a reason - you get there and you're not worried about what all these strangers think of you. I saw ball gowns and bikinis - it's freeing to see people that aren't worried about something as small as their appearance.
*They will bring you drinks while you gamble. I understand this is to get you to stay in one place and
*There's not a lot to do. This might seem like a no-brainer, but unless you're going to see a lot of shows or really want to gamble, there's not much outside the strip. This is why Vegas is the perfect weekend - you have a good time, you can people watch and after a couple days you're ready to go home.
Have you ever been to Vegas? What are some lessons you've learned from trips you've taken?