How to have an unforgettable stay in Las Vegas

How to have an unforgettable stay in Las Vegas
29/08/2019 pilotpatrick

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“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!”  You probably heard of this saying. No worries – this does not apply to me. I share with you what I experienced in three days and I tell you how you can have an unforgettable stay in Las Vegas.

New York New York in Las Vegas

Bellagio fountain

Las Vegas strip

Drive to Las Vegas

From Los Angeles (read my article about my last time in LA) it is about 4,5 hours by car. By plane would have been an option as well, but it wouldn’t have saved a lot of time and a road trip reveals more of the landscape. The secenry on the way changed a lot and it got hotter and more arid as I approached Las Vegas. It felt like the highway would end in the middle of nowhere. Left and right you could only spot dry land, dust, sand and rocks. All of the sudden huge golden buildings and even a pyramid appeared on the horizon. That must be it “Viva Las Vegas”.

Tip: Make a stop at the art installation “Seven Magic Mountain” just prior the boundardy of Las Vegas. The coloured stones give a high contrast to the surrroundings and are a great spot to take a photo and to feel free.

Seven magic moutain

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Stay at the Bellagio

The first thing I think of Las Vegas is the Bellagio hotel with the huge fountain. I remember the first time in Las Vegas 14 years ago. I was standing with my parents infront of the Bellagio, enjoying the fountain show of the hotel and I said to myself one day I want stay in this 5 star hotel. Here we go 14 years later I slept for three nights in a Salon Suite with the view of the fountain. The location of the Bellagio on the Las Vegas strip is ideal. All major attractions are walking distance and you can also take a tram to get to other hotels, restaurants and shows. This hotel guarantees you a an unforgettable stay in Las Vegas.

 

Tip: Stay in a room with a view! The extra costs are definitely worth it. It is super convenient to stay in hotel of the MGM group, because you can charge all costs at outlets etc. to your room and can use your room credit. Close to the Lobby of the Bellagio is a helathy cafe and a good alternative to the breakfast buffet.

Bellagio hotel

Bellagio lobby

My Salon Suite in the Bellagio

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Visit the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is not far from Las Vegas. By car you need about the full day for the experience. There is a faster, more thrilling and adventurous way to get to and back from the Grand Canyon in less than four hours. MAVERICK Helicopters makes it possible. Even for me as a pilot flying airplanes for a living, the vertical takeoff and departure over Las Vegas gave me goosebumps.

Unforgettable stay in Las Vegas

Fuel stop in the desert

on the way to the Grand Canyon

overflying the Hoover Dam

My departure time was an early bird at 7 am, but it was worth getting up so early. On a 40 minute flight on board of an Airbus ACH130 helicopter with 7 passengers seats, we observed how the sun slowly rose over a breathtaking landscape. Our Captain not only flew us safely, but was also a great tour guide on the flight. Besides a spectacular flight, we landed in the Canyon for a stop of approx. 30 minutes to have a small breakast and a glass of champagne. An unforgetable flight experience and worth every cent.

Tip: Fly early as it gets really hot in the Grand Canyon or depart late for a sunset flight.

Landing spot in the Grand Canyon

Maverick Helicopters

Eucerin Oil Control for the face up in the air

Protect yourself from the sun

As a child, my mother always took good care to protect my brother and I from the harmfull effects of the sun. I also remember that I found it rather annoying to apply sunscreen, but I am really glad that our mother was so caring, because the skin does not forget.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t that rigorous when I got older so I got sunburnt, not knowing the tremendous effects it could cause to my skin. Becoming an Eucerin Sun Protection brand ambassador was a real eyeopener for me. The insights I received  during my visit at Beiersdorf and the photos of my face taken with a UV camera, made me use suncare strictly. Even in sunny LA, hot Las Vegas or in the valley of the Grand Canyon I stayed sunburn free. It became a habit to protect myself in sunny moments and I do not see it as a hassle anymore, because the Eucerin Sun Protection products are fun to use.

View of my Salon Suite

Unforgettable stay in Las vegas

Day by the pool

Which products do I use?

Eucerin offers a wide range of sunscreen products for any age, skin type and occasion.

Here are my three favorite products:

For the face:

OIL CONTROL FACE SUN GEL-CREME (specials: anti-shine effect)

For the body:

SENSITIVE PROTECT SUN SPRAY TRANSPARENT

SENSITIVE PROTECT SUN SPRAY TRANSPARENT DRY TOUCH

All three products have an ultra-light texture and dry really fast on the skin. A big plus is that they are not as sticky as other products I have used in the past.

My three favorite products of Eucerin Sun Protection

Pool day at the Bellagio

Have dinner at the Aria

The number of restaurants on the strip seems endless. Depending on your preference, occasion and budget you will find the right one. The Aria hotel alone offers 16 different restaurants. Even when not going there for dinner, the contemporary archtiecture is worth a visit. I had dinner at the Bardot Brasserie and I felt like I was in a french restaurant in Paris. All the meals were on point. In general service is really important. The waiters depend on your tip (which I think is not correct-but that’s a different topic) and they want you to have an exceptional experience.

Tip: Make a reservation at your favorite restaurant. This way you will avoid long waiting times and disappointment.

Surf and turf in the Aria hotel

Dinner time

Bardot  Brasserie

Gamble a bit

I don’t know how to gamble and even less how to use the slot machines. Last time in Las Vegas with the age of 17 I was not allowed to gamble, so I said this time I at least want to use a slot machine just for an Instagram Story. Honstly, I did not know what I was doing, but in the end I won 220$. HAHA.

Las Vegas strip

Unforgettable stay in Las Vegas

I won! Unforgettable stay in Las Vegas

Get tickets for a show

The city of shows! It is a must to visit at least one show when you are in Vegas and the fountain show or the erupting of Vulcan does not count. I went to the show “O” of Cirque du Soleil and I have to admit that I was rather dissapointed by it. From the leading artistic circus, I expected so much more. On this website you find all the shows which are playing durring your visit.

Tip: Sometimes you get discounts a hotel guests for shows which take place in a venue of the hotel. It is worth to check with the concierge.

Fountain show

Venice in Las Vegas

Have you been to Las Vegas and would you like to go after reading my blog? Let me know in the comment section below. I hope you will have an unforgettable stay in Las Vegas next time!

Safe travels and happy landings!

Your PilotPatrick

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24 Comments

  1. Shiran Abraham 3 months ago

    Always pleasure to read you blogs gave me lots of knowledge bout all countries n their food n cultural. You describe bout LA everything perfect in short inspiring blog. Thank you so much captain gorgeous for sharing . Best captain gorgeous ever

  2. Emmy Puspasari Indonesia 3 months ago

    Your traveling to Los Angeles and Las Vegas is very exciting and so much fun.. especially with Helicopter journey to Grand Canyon , Chesna plane around LA, and your hotel is really comfortable and may sleep so tight there with big king bed and also the bathtub. Soooo amazing!!!! I always Happy each time to read your Blog because its really Interesting, Informative, and Helpful for all people who love traveling… and also YT, IG and Twitter!!! Always Success my dear

  3. Grace Tan. twt 3 months ago

    Would love to go there some day! Love so much on how you describe everything about your trip, in your blogs.
    Picture: Venice in LA reminds me of the Venice in Macau. It looks exactly the same! I did the gondola ride in Venice.
    Pray that you’ll recover soon okay. Happy landings for you always, dearest captain Patrick ♥️

  4. Maite Vargas 3 months ago

    Hello! dear captain Patrick, Congratulations!! for so amazing and wonderful blog about your incredile and manigficent trip to “Viva Las Vegas”. I will never forget your fantastic adventures and experiences about your stay in the splendid Bellagio hotel with the huge fountain. You really enjoyed the fountain show of the hotel and me too, it was so beautiful. And what about the luxury and comfortable suite where you stayed 3 nights, it was so elegant and with much style with the view of the fountain dear. Also, the others hotels, restaurants (Aria) and the shows were so wonderful. And when you won the lottery en las machines, I will never forget that moment dear, your happy face. But the most glorious and grandiose experience was your spectacular flight on MAVERICK Helicopters a great tour guide over The Grand Canyon where you enjoyed a beautiful view, a delicious breakfast and a glass of champagne. Aftrer having enjoyed every minute, every moment about your awesome adventure in Las Vegas, I have any doubt in wanting to visit this beautiful place one day and more if I have with me my Eucerin Sun Protection to protect myself in sunny moments how you did in the amazing pool of the great Hotel Bellagio. Thank you so much my dear captain Patrick for describing every detail of your great trip and for providing important information that I know will be very helpful if anyone travels there. Have a great day and thanks a lot again for sharing and showing to your aviators your amazing trips and experiences.

  5. LaurenPang 3 months ago

    Patrick, You did a great wonderful job with the photo taking. Also the writing is great. This is of course a beautiful blog.

  6. LaurenPang 3 months ago

    ❤️❤️

  7. Maria 3 months ago

    Wow Patrick this is a totally amazing and super in-depth blog. But then again u had so much to tell us. The photos and the in-depth knowledge and advise u give us, is second to none. It’s almost like we are there with u as u write to us all, sharing ur experience. Thank you so much for taking the time yet again for us all to be honest open and true to ur thoughts time and opinion and advise and knowledge. A true pleasure.
    The Grand Canyon was a favourite of mine I have to say.
    X

  8. Liliani Setiawati 3 months ago

    Yayyyyy…new blog about Las Vegas. …so fantastic of Las Vegas, you can feel like you are in New York, Venice, sooo amazing. The heli ride is the highlight. The colorful rocks are so instagrammable…make our life colorful as these rocks. Thank you for sharing. Sharing is caring, dont leave it just in Vegas.

  9. Kristel 3 months ago

    This blog really makes me inspired to travel alot, to meet new people and experience the “never had” in our life ☺️ thank you captain for sharing your wonderous and adventurous day to day travel experienced.

  10. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Phương 3 months ago

    (in the end I won 220$. HAHA.) i don’t know why i always lose in games :))) whether playing with people or with machines, phones, … always losing. Anyway, I enjoyed your post :’>>

  11. Obz 3 months ago

    The only thing better than seeing you looks so handsome in your uniform is seeing you in that tiny bathing suit 🙂 wow!!!!

  12. Yoko Kikuchi 3 months ago

    Hi, Handsome Captain,
    Your LA and Las Vegas blog is amazing .Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful holidays. I haven’t been to LA and Las Vegas, But I have been to San Francisco. When I visited there I had a chance to visit Las Vegas though I decided to go to Yosemite National Park with my friends…If I have a chance to visit LA, I would also love to visit Las Vegas. As I am a fan of Cirque du Soleil ( everybody loves it) I ‘ll watch the spectacle surely. It was good the weather in California was always clear. All of your pictures are beautiful and fantastic. Thank you so much for your blog post, Captain Pilot Patrick.

  13. Neptune 3 months ago

    It is the first time I come in your blog, after I heard you talking about on Instagram. Your blog is nice and very interesting. And your blog allows me to progress in English, because I’m French and I would become, like you, a pilot. I have a question : wich camera do you use ? Nikon, Canon ?

  14. Mrs. Net0838 3 months ago

    Hi Mr. Charming Captain, I really loved your blog. It looks like we been there also to the place you’ve been. Just following your blog helps people to explore a place that they can’t afford to go to. Can’t wait for your next destination. Keep it up! Thank you for your blog….

  15. Fiza AbdKadir 3 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your vacation, captain..It’s very interesting. Beautiful place and beautiful hotel and exclusive. I’m very interested Fountion Show, Seven Magic Mountion and Grand Canyon..it’s the best..
    I really like all your blogs. The most information i have about a beautiful place in country..Thank you once again, Captain..I wish you success in your carrier and life.

  16. Claudia Shimura 3 months ago

    Thx for sharing the tips from Vegas Patrick. It’ll be very useful for those (like me) who wants to go there soon. Since Grand Canyon is on my list, I’ll remember to fly w/ Maverick heli Cia. Bellagio seems to be an amazing hotel with great infra and services…your pics say it all. Keep up the good work on your blog and thank you once again 😉

  17. Vita 3 months ago

    I followed your blog, I read the first part of your trip to America, I really liked the description of your memories, the presence of your parents, it was great to read and follow your blog !!, the part that I am I liked it better and it was the first trip, describing a trip by car along the coast. .. the style on the road was great !!

  18. mimosa 3 months ago

    hello My Prince, your blog is always attractive and engaging readers. You have shared your entire trip to Las Vegas. quite a distance from LA to Las Vegas. You choose to go by car is an ideal choice. I imagine that you came across a desert with sun, wind, rocks, sand and then saw Vegas on the horizon, it felt so interesting. Bellagio hotel is also a great choice with beautiful, comfortable Salon suites especially with a giant fountain. I was always excited like a child when standing in front of the fountain. and of course I also want to try gambling once when I saw your face win at 220 USD.. The highlight is that you visited the Grand Canyon by helicopter. It was a great experience. If possible, I would choose the sunset flight. and traveling, it is indispensable for sunscreen. eucerin is the first choice, perfect to protect your skin . Reading your blog, I always find new, strange things about nature, culture, food and people all over the world. Thank you for sharing with me these great things. I wish you a full recovery soon. My joy is to see you always happy. Thank you for all, my lovely Prince.

  19. Jan 3 months ago

    I always enjoy your blogs Patrick! This one, about Las Vegas, is amazing! I love how you share your life experiences with us and the wonderful photos you post are so top quality!! Thanks Patrick! xx

  20. sujata patil 3 months ago

    Great write up very clear description of the tiniest detail made me actually have an insight into LA…. Definitely it’s gonna be on my travel list….. Thanks a lot and wish u safe travels

  21. sujata patil 3 months ago

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  23. Michele 2 months ago

    So happy to you could come back to Vegas ♡ It was my unforgettable stay as well especially the heli ride over Grand Canyon ♡ My most lovely favorite destination ♡ I love Vegas ^^ ♡ I also have checked in Bellagio hotel when it first grand opening but in New Jersey ♡ I love this five stars hotel ♡ Everything is so nice n I love their room service with the big food tray table ♡ Seriously I cried when I saw you cried to experience this amazing trip ♡ Thanks so much to bring my memories back in my life ♡ Love this blog so much ♡ Bye my Vegas babe ^^ ♡

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