Road Trip to Las Vegas Baby!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
August 5, 2015
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Living in California has a lot of perks. First, we live in a beautiful part of the country! Second, we’re only about 20 minutes from the beach. Third, it only takes us about 7 hours to drive to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway! Frank and I recently headed to Las Vegas for a weekend getaway sans kids and had a blast! 

On this trip, we stayed at Bally’s. It was pretty sweet because we had one night compensated (thank you Total Rewards points – aka Rewards from Gambling Points) and Frank found a great deal on the second night. Our room was a nice room, but I definitely would have liked a better view – lol. But you can’t have everything when part of your stay is free, right? I did like how our room had a refrigerator, a flat screen tv and a vanity I could use to do my makeup in (score!). I would definitely stay at Bally’s again in the future.

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Driving to Vegas took about 6 or 7 hours, so when we arrived, it was pretty late. When we arrived, the valet parking at Bally’s was full, so we headed to Self-Parking. It must have been a busy weekend because we waited for about an hour to check in. Nothing that an ice cold Corona from the bar couldn’t help though. Once we were checked in, we headed up to the room, turned on the television and went to bed.

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In the morning, we were both pretty hungry, so we decided to walk around to see what there was to eat. Being a woman (and taking advantage of the vanity in the room), it took me about an hour to get ready – ya know, shower, makeup, hair – ha ha! So when we finally got out of the room, it was time for brunch. We found a great place in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center in Las Vegas. It was called Lombardi’s Romagna Mia and they had some really yummy food! Frank ordered 

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After brunch, it was time to burn some of those calories by walking around the shopping center. Why not pick up some goodies while walking around too, right? We stopped at the MAC Makeup store to get some eyeliner and then ALEX AND ANI to get a Las Vegas bangle! There are so many cute bangles there! We also walked around some of the other shops, discovering some fun things along the way (like a giant Girl’s Night Out flask) and even found Frank a Las Vegas hat!

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After walking around the shopping center, we ventured out to walk around Downtown Las Vegas. One thing I love about Las Vegas is some of the gorgeous architecture you see. I wanted to take more pictures, but didn’t want to “look” like a tourist – ha ha!

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Later in the day, we headed to an early dinner at Fogo de Chão. I had never been there before, but oh my gosh – amazing!!! It’s a Brazilian Restaurant and was amazing! I honestly can’t wait to go back again! One major tip – do not eat at least 3 or 4 hours before going so you have plenty of room for all the delicious food and meat you will get to enjoy at this awesome restaurant! When you are seated, you will have the chance to go to the appetizer bar. So many good foods! Then you take your plate back to the table and you have a little round card (almost looks like a coaster). It has 2 colors – red and green. Red means “no food right now” and Green means “bring on all the meat you can!”

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After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and relaxed for a little bit. Once our tummies had room again, it was time to head over to the LINQ and get a Classic Ghirardelli Hot Fudge Sundae! That is one of the most delicious sundaes I’ve ever had before! Not to mention all the chocolate throughout the store and the free chocolate sample you receive when you walk into the store.

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We headed to the casino afterwards and played some slots and Let It Ride. I love that card game! Afterwards, we headed back to the room and rested up for our drive the next day. We had a great weekend in Las Vegas!

On our way back to California, we stopped in Baker at the Alien Jerky Store to pick up some yummy Alien Fresh Jerky. This jerky is a little on the pricey side, but oh so good! We 

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

24 Responses to “Road Trip to Las Vegas Baby!”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I got married in Vegas, so that city holds a very special place in my heart.

  2. Looks like you guys had a great time! I have always wanted to go to Vegas!

  3. Catherine S says:

    It looks like you had a great time. Vegas is on my bucket list of places to visit.

  4. Jaime says:

    I really want to visit Vegas one day! I love that Alex & Ani bangle…and that GNO flask!!!

  5. Vegas, baby! Wooo! Try not to get into too much trouble. Get into just enough! 😉

  6. Jeanine says:

    I haven’t ever been to Las Vegas before. I have often thought about it and think it would be amazing. Looks like you had a great time!

  7. Liz Mays says:

    What an awesome trip for you guys. I’d love to make it back out there soon. There is always something to do!

  8. Theresa says:

    My husband has been to Vegas twice on business trips and is dying for me to go with him. It really does look like there is so many cool things to do there! Your hotel room looks so cozy, even if the view wasn’t that great 🙂

  9. Donna says:

    It looks like you all had a great time! I love the Alex and Ani bracelet. What a fun way to remember your trip.

  10. Marcie W. says:

    Your trip looks fun! I live here in Las Vegas and love my city for so many reasons. One that sticks out is the ability to play tourist or local any time I please since their truly is so much to do.

  11. Debbie Denny says:

    Looks like you had a great time. Love your room.

  12. Tracey says:

    First off you are the most photogenic person ever. Secondly the trip looked awesome and I want that bangle!

  13. There’s so many fun shows to see in Vegas! Looks like you had a great time!

  14. Crystal says:

    Oh, it looks like so much fun! You are just adorable in all of the photos! I haven’t been to Vegas in forever, but I need to schedule a trip!

  15. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I have always wanted to go to Vegas. The hotel room looks like it was very comfortable. The food all loos so delicious.

  16. Looks like fun! I have never been to Vegas. My husband and I have been talking about flying out and staying a few days to check it out. They have super cheap specials flying out of Detroit all the time.

  17. melisasource says:

    Oh wow looks and sounds like such a great time! I hope to take my family to Vegas one day soon!

  18. Rosey says:

    Looks like a nice, fun road trip. I haven’t been to Vegas for years!

  19. Debbie L. says:

    We love Vegas. You live so close that is nice – I live about 2000 miles away in Wisconsin. If we lived as close as you do – we would be there more than once a year…we only get to visit once a year.

  20. Terra Heck says:

    I’ve never been to Las Vegas but would like to go there someday. Looks like you had an amazing weekend. I’m totally diggin’ that Girl’s Night Out flask.

  21. Brandy says:

    I have never been to Vegas, or the West Coast at all ever. Must change that, this looks like a total blast!

  22. Fariha N. says:

    I love Vegas! It’s so exciting and my favorite thing to do there is go on tours and see all of the sights. I also enjoy family road trips, they are wonderful for quality time.

  23. vickie couturier says:

    ive never been ,but im hoping too some day soon,looks like fun

  24. Robin says:

    You two are such a cute couple! It sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful time. I lived in Oregon for a long time and never got to visit California or Vegas. They are both on my bucket list. I know one thing, I would have to go on a major diet first. They food there looks delicious and I would have to eat my way through Vegas.

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