Vacation Las Vegas

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Each time we visit Las Vegas, we always seem to find a new favorite!  Whether it’s a new favorite restaurant, a new favorite show or a new favorite nightspot, Las Vegas is one of those amazing places that always seems to be changing and where you never have to have the same experience twice (unless you want to!).  This is probably one of the reasons why we always find ourselves returning there to experience new and wonderful establishments.  Here is what we discovered on our most recent trip to Vegas!

Zumanity, the Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil
New York New York Hotel & Casino
Cirque du Soleil is one of our absolute favorites.  We’ve seen KA, Viva Elvis! and Mystere and were delighted by each and every one of them.  We were so excited to get to see Zumanity on this trip and were certainly not disappointed.  Zumanity, the Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil, is a seductive twist on reality, making the provocative playful and the forbidden electrifying.  This adult-themed (ages 18 and over only) production takes you on a thrill ride full of sensational acrobatics and amazing showmanship.  Part burlesque and part cabaret, Zumanity is like nothing we’ve ever seen!  Be forewarned that it is a bit on the risqué side, but if this doesn’t bother you you’re in for a real treat.  We were astounded by the incredible dancing, a mind-bending contortionist act and a number of other acts that will simply astound you.  As breathtaking as any of the other Cirque du Soleil shows we’ve seen, this one adds a sensual component that would make it perfect for a couple’s night.

Gallagher’s Steakhouse
New York New York Hotel & Casino
(702) 740-6450
If you love steak and seafood, a stop at Gallagher’s Steakhouse in New York New York is right up your alley!!  I can honestly say that Gallagher’s is one of the best places we have ever eaten, and that’s saying a lot for a steakhouse since we live in Nebraska!  A New York City original since 1927, Gallagher’s is steeped in atmosphere and boasts some of the most outstanding customer service we’ve ever experienced.  Specializing in dry-aged beef and the freshest of seafood, we had a tough time figuring out what to order from the menu.  Fortunately, the staff was superb in bringing us dishes that we ended up loving!  From the surf & turf (center cut filet mignon and lobster tail) to the Alaskan split king crab legs to the wonderful sides such as buttermilk breaded onion rings and steamed asparagus and hollandaise, Gallagher’s Steakhouse shines as a standout in the steakhouse category.  Highly recommended!

Jabbawockeez MÜ.S.I.C.
Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
Jabbawockeez has developed a one-of-a-kind style that has not only provided a new culture to the dance industry, but changed the way people view dance. Dressed in expressionless white masks and white gloves, they guide the audience’s attention away from individual identities and toward a unified group to create a canvas for the audience to visualize the music by painting artistic imagery through their intricate moves. After being crowned the original champions of MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew,” the group’s unmatched talent and captivating style quickly became a fan favorite with their stardom even reaching international fame. We were so impressed by this show and recommend it to those who love to be entertained—especially those who love dance!  You really can’t picture this show until you actually see it.  This is also a great show to take the family to!

SEA
Bally’s Hotel & Casino
(702) 967-3888
If you want unique, you might want to put SEA: The Thai Experience on your list of places to eat!  This Thai fusion restaurant, which opened its first location in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2002, has a sleek, modern, Bangkok-inspired design and fresh, flavorful tastes of Asia.  The diverse menu features a variety of specialty Thai and Vietnamese dishes including grilled lemongrass chicken, Tamarind whole fish, classic pork chop, volcanic chicken and pineapple curry duck.  They also have a full bar with all your favorites and unique Thai iced tea.
SEA is truly an experience, especially for those who want something out of the ordinary (and we know you don’t go to Vegas to experience ‘ordinary’!!).