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The Glamorous Venetian Hotel by Night
It’s not so often that you get a weekend for just the grown-ups, so when we got the option we leapt at the chance! Much as we love a family resort vacation, there’s something really special about being able to get away from it all by yourselves. Where to go on this adults only excursion? Vegas of course! Here’s a quick run down of our wonderful weekend.
Soak Up Some Culture
Whilst in Rome, do as the Romans do. So if we had to sum up pop culture in Las Vegas in one word? It would without doubt be – casinos. As such, on our trip to the city of lights, we decided to treat ourselves to a little flutter. Luckily we were already staying in the gorgeous Venetian, so we only had to nip downstairs to play the slots. Whilst it can quickly become a little pricey, one great way to save money in Vegas is to get hold of a Grazie card. This clever little card works with all of the Venetian group and earns you points whenever you use it around the resorts. We accumulated a few in our little trip to the casino – and then spent them all in the rather fancy stores!
Speaking of fancy, our hotel room at the Venetian was truly a sight to behold. The whole building is absolutely magnificent, with a real sense of the palatial Italian buildings that it was based on. We felt a bit naughty, but for a special weekend it seemed only right to get ourselves a suite. The Palazzo suites are unbelievably indulgent, a hotel room with a lounge, beautiful views of the skyline and an Italian marble bathroom. There’s something about super luxurious bathrooms that finishes off a weekend just perfectly.
Underground Culture at The Mob Museum
Caption: Experience the Roaring Twenties at the Mob Museum
Fancying something properly grown up, we decided to find one of the city’s speakeasies. The revival of this prohibition trend has made for a diverse collection of watering holes across Vegas, but where better than right underneath the mob museum?
The Underground combines the glamour and grit of the 1920’s seamlessly, with Art Deco interior design and home brewed moonshine. In order to gain access to the underground bar you’ll need first to find the entrance and of course, to know the password. Although it might seem like a lot of work to get a drink, it’s so worth it once you’re down there. The ambience is exciting, with live Jazz most nights of the week and a plethora of unusual artefacts from the 1920s.
Also the cocktail menu is to die for!
The museum itself is also well worth visiting if you can squeeze a couple of hours into your afternoon. Focusing on the underbelly of Las Vegas, the Mob Museum has a whole host of really entertaining exhibits. With information about the flappers, mobsters and of course jazz, you’ll be transported back in time. Many of the exhibits are interactive which is a great way to gain insight into this fascinating piece of history.
Eat at Secret Pizza
After an evening in the speakeasy, it was quite tempting to carry on this secretive way of life forever! We’d heard about a handful of Secret Restaurants in Las Vegas, and though most of them sounded fantastic, they also seemed incredibly expensive. When we heard about Secret Pizza, we were sold. Set on the third floor of The Cosmopolitan, this little eatery would be impossible to find unless you knew where to look.
The big draw is that you can grab a slice for just a few dollars and they are generous portions! All of the pizzas are made fresh on site, with high quality ingredients. There’s standing room only here, at a high top counter, where you can enjoy your dinner slice by slice, or if you don’t mind a few minutes wait, you can get a whole pie to take away with you. Some things are best kept simple and Secret Pizza really understands that.