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Things To Do In Las Vegas: Our Family Experience

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I fell in love with traveling. Going places I’ve never gone before. A time where you will just enjoy life and not to worry about anything. Creating more amazing memories. Learning and experiencing real things.

Here, I’ll be sharing with you about our road trip to Las Vegas.

Welcome to Las Vegas!

Las Vegas is known for its nickname as “Sin City”. I’m just really wondering why it is called sin city. I’ve only seen this place on the internet and some of my social media friends. Until I got a chance to visit the place for 2 days.

From Los Angeles  California, we traveled to Las Vegas. From a distance, I already knew it’s Las Vegas because of the lights. We arrived 2 o’clock in the morning so we check in at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino to have some rest. We have a very big nice room and we can see the Trump building from our room. Since we checked in so late they gave us a free breakfast buffet from one of their restaurants. 

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One of our goal in visiting Las Vegas was to experience the most thrilling rides at the Stratosphere tower, so we checked in at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino.

The staff was so friendly. She even upgraded our room and changed it to the highest room in the building. We save on all the rides and getting up on the tower. That’s why we choose this Hotel because they have a lot of activities to enjoy.

While they are preparing our room we played at the Casino and won 60 dollars. We just played once. We just want to experience what those people doing in the Casino. We left our luggage in our room and went to Las Vegas Boulevard to see what it looks like and what’s in there. 

Morning Trip

In the morning we just stroll around the city to see and experience Las Vegas. A lot of high rise buildings of Hotels and Casino. There’s also an Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas and Statue of Liberty. We’re looking for a shopping place to buy souvenir shirts. 

Afternoon Trip

We went back to Stratosphere hotel to experience the rides on top of the tower. From the tower, you will see the spectacular view of Las Vegas. Photo was taken from the tower’s observation deck. It is the tallest observation tower in the US.  You will see the 360-degree views of the city.

They have the most thrilling rides on top of the tower. 

X-scream ride:

A very scary ride on top of the tower. Are you afraid of heights? If not then try the X- scream ride.  The car roll backward and forward along the length. The car will roll quickly forward to the end of the track then it will brake and stop sharply then roll backward.

It was designed like you’re riding on a car and will fall in the building. Imagine that it was on top of the highest tower in the US. Everyone who’s watching the rides will also scream because they think the passenger in the car might fall.

Insanity Ride:

This ride will spin you in the open air. As the claws will start to open and spin it will make you feel dizzy. Wasn’t that scary? After riding you can say to yourself “yes I did it”. You feel proud of yourself since not everyone is brave enough to challenge their selves to ride on this.

Big shot:

Want to experience the scariest ride on top of the tower? Try the big shot. In just a matter of seconds, this ride will shoot you to the sky. You will see the beautiful view of Las Vegas if you enjoy the ride. But if you’re scared, you will just close your eyes and keep screaming until the ride stop. 


We walked to the City Strips of Las Vegas. I’ve seen people on the street having a good time. Sexy ladies dancing on top of the table. You will see different street performers. Smoke, lights, concerts, a crowd of people walking and experiencing the nightlife in Vegas.

Second Day

We visited the Gold and Silver Pawnshop. A family-run business in Las Vegas. We took a photo with the owner and a signature on the 2 dollar bills we bought from their store. They are so famous in Las Vegas.

One of their family members owns a candy shop located just next door. I always watched their reality tv show Pawn Star. My husband is fond of collecting old paper bills.

Afternoon: Hoover Dam

Las Vegas is not just about gambling on casinos. They also have beautiful sceneries to see. One of them is Hoover Dam. Wish we brought the jetski to play in the water.

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona.

That’s all for our trip to Las Vegas! Thanks everyone, for reading my journey in life.

18 Replies to “Things To Do In Las Vegas: Our Family Experience”

  • Loved your Vegas pictures. Another thing on my bucket list , Hoover Dam. Never saw that either when I lived in Las Vegas . I would be too wicked scared to go on any of those rides .

  • I almost die reading the insanity ride part!! OMG, I had never been in Vegas but is in my bucket list, will be interesting to see the lights in the city from the plane.

    P.S. Great design of your blog!

    • Thanks much Lulu! You should try the rides at Stratosphere. Very scary but it’s definitely one of the adventure that you will never forget and you will be proud of yourself conquering the fear.

  • I will definitely try the Insanity Ride! Great job on taking pictures even when you are on the top. Your post makes me wanna book a flight to Las Vegas!

    • You will really enjoy in Vegas Karla. A lot of things to do there. Though one of our friends told us that Vegas is not a good vacation place for family especially for the kids but damn my daughter loves it. We had a great time in Vegas. Thanks much Karla

    • It’s what I’ve thought too before I visited Vegas. I thought it’s just for ladies who wants to enjoy life in Casinos. But we had a great time in Vegas. Thanks much

  • Amazing!!! las Vegas seems fun, the photos are nice and wonderful i love them i trust u guys had lots of fun, thank for sharing your experience with us.

  • This year we are big on travelling too. I really would love to go to Vegas, but going to wait for my daughter to get older, that way we can go on the insanity ride together.

  • looks like you had a blast although the insanity ride part gave me a bit of goosebumps ! Las Vegas is such a fun city to visit

  • I love Las Vegas! When my mom and I went there a few years ago, we also stayed at Treasure Island! We also had the same exact view too 🙂 Looks like you had a great trip, and got to experience a lot of cool things

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