35th Birthday Trip to Las Vegas, Nevada
When I visited Vegas for the first time in August of 2017, I fell in love with the madness. The huge towering hotels, the nightlife, the insanity of the strip. I didn’t get to do everything I wanted my first time around because I was traveling for business but I decided to take a quick trip for my 35th birthday and REALLY see what Vegas is all about.
My amazing cousin met me in Vegas and we decided to stay at the Linq Hotel. I saw a show here in August and loved the vibe so much that I decided to come back and stay! I’m so glad I did because the standard rooms were pretty big and they had MANY great restaurant on the hotel grounds.
I did some extensive research about where to eat in Vegas since there are so many options! One of the most talked about restaurants was Carson Kitchen located in Downtown Vegas.
I ordered the short rib grilled cheese and Cousin had the Mac and cheese. We were seated at the counter which actually turned out to be pretty cool because we were entertained by the chef making ALL the dishes right in front of us. Everything from deviled eggs, to flatbreads we saw the entire creation right before our eyes.
Afterwards we jetted right around the corner to explore the famous Fremont Street. Spoiler alert: I wasn’t ready.
There are so many characters, bars and entertainment on this mini strip of fun. Plenty of casinos, eats and stores to shop from too!! Cousin and I spent a lot of time dancing with the live bands. It was a (really) good time!
The Linq High Roller
We got a great deal on Groupon to explore the Linq High Roller which is basically a slow moving skyscraper tour of the city and right behind the Linq Hotel. (Think London Eye of Vegas) We got to experience the the city from way up above and the best part? We got our own cabin! You best believe we acted the complete fool, because why not?!
Drai’s Nightclub and Beach Club
The last time I was in Vegas, I visited the Light nightclub at the Mandalay Bay. It was a really cool club, except the music wasn’t was I was accustomed to. I did my research for the best hip hop and R&B club in Vegas and Drai’s came right up! Right after we saw the Mystere show, we pushed right on over to Drai’s.
Once we walked in my jaw dropped. It was something right out of a movie. Beautiful women everywhere just paid to be eye candy. Music on point in the best way. Beautiful pool, views, ambiance. The best part? One of my favorite rappers BIG SEAN was performing LIVE!!! OMG!
He was so great!! He sang all my favorites and I am now a bigger fan than I was before. What a night!! It was an incredible first day!!
Stay tuned for part two of my 35th birthday adventure which includes a visit to one of the most popular breakfast spots on the strip, a Vegas Crawl and so much more!