What Happens in Vegas...
My husband and myself and his aid recently took a trip to Las Vegas. We booked a room at Treasure Island because it is one of the ONLY hotels in the US with a ceiling lift. (If you know of any others outside Las Vegas please email me @firstname.lastname@example.org) We were supposed to have a King bed but when we arrived they said they didn't offer any King beds in the wheelchair accessible rooms. (two Queens) One of the queen beds was adjustable which was nice but it felt like a roll-away bed with a plastic cover on the matress. Not the luxurious King Bed we had envisioned. However, onto other things as there are no doubt many things to do and see in Vegas. Everything from Wedding Chapels (my husband and I actually renewed our vows at the 10 year mark at the Little White Chapel over 14 years ago and Yes Elvis sang Viva Las Vegas at the end!) to Hoover Dam, to obviously Casinos and the most luxurious hotels in the world catering to your every need. One of the most exciting things we did was to go on the High Roller which is the world's largest observation wheel with 28 transparent pods holding 40 passengers each. Ours had a ramp to access and gave us a 360 degree view of the strip from high up.
We shared "the bubble" with another couple and had a private bar and bartender to serve unlimited drinks for the admission price. Prices are as follows:
Daytime ride ticket: $26.95
- Nighttime ride ticket: $36.95
- Youth pricing (ages 13-17): $16.95 daytime ride, $26.95 nighttime ride. Children 12 and under are always free!
- Happy Half Hour - Day: $37, includes ride with open bar
- Happy Half Hour - Night: $52, includes ride with open bar
The next most exciting thing was enjoying dinner at Top of The World. It's located more than 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip in the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, the award-winning Top of the World Restaurant offers an unparalleled dining experience. Enjoy breathtaking views of Las Vegas as the restaurant revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes. Beware, you will also see bungee jumpers fly pass your window!
Of course you can't go to Vegas without testing your skills with old Lady Luck. We went to Freemont Street for the first time while visiting Las Vegas and now wonder why we waited so long. It was reminicient of days gone by. It has the oldest Casinos, live entertainment, a Viva Vision canopy and light show, zip line tours and people-watching like you've never experienced before in Las Vegas.
Until next time................Viva Las Vegas!