I must start off by saying that I am not a huge fan of Vegas. I mean it is fun in a cheeky, gimmicky, odd kind of way. Everything is larger than life. It can be an assault on the senses. Fake Eiffel Tower--GAH, give me the real Eiffel Tower any day. The Venetian--UGH . Anyone who has seen the real canals of Venice would just snicker at the weirdness of it all. We went to Vegas for a conference for work.....so for a work trip, it was fun.
Having said that, I loved my hotel, and I loved the shopping. For the sweet love of God, THE SHOPPING!
We stayed at the newest hotel on The Strip, the Wynn right across the street from the Fashion Show Mall. This mall has Saks and Neiman Marcus, which is awesome for a mall. Most of the newer, larger hotels have great shopping in them these days too. There is a Jimmy Choo boutique at the Venetian, and at the Forum Shops at Ceasar's Palace. The Wynn had a Manolo Blahnik boutique. Manolo and I had a torrid love affair during my short stay.
Another cool thing about Vegas is the FOOD. So many fine dining establishments. World class chefs, world class food, world class restaurants. We had some damn fine meals while there, but I must tell you about the DEEP FRIED TWINKIES AND DEEP FRIED OREOS we had at a trashy, scary casino called The Mermaid. It was downtown--on Fremont Street. I do not want to be rude, but Fremont Street is dumpy, old and can be quite scary. Of all my trips to Vegas, I had never been to Fremont Street...and um, I can safely say I will NEVER go back there. I would advise you to just stick to The Strip unless you are a drunk crotchity old man bumming cigarettes wearing shoes that do not matchTHEN you might fit in on Fremont Street. I digress...back to the DEEP FRIED TWINKIES AND OREOS--they were an awesome, trashy, greasy, culinary mess...in a word, delicious!