Woke up quite late following a great night’s sleep. The bed’s at the Vdara had memory foam mattresses I think that were brilliant. We knew we had to pick up our tickets to the Beatles Cirque de Soleil show, so ambled up the strip towards the Mirage.
Before we left for Vegas, I had downloaded a free app called ‘MyVegas’ and had amassed some loyalty points. This had allowed me to get certain deals that made the cost of Vegas significantly cheaper. We had a 2 for 1 at the Mirage buffet (which didn’t work) and 2 for 1 on Cirque tickets (which did work!). Picking up an M Life card and getting the bonus loaded up was hassle free.
So we got to the Mirage, which looked fantastic from the outside, and looked for the aquarium in the lobby – this was large but quite disappointing as it was behind the check in staff, so you couldn’t admire it close up. We went to Cravings, the Mirage buffet for the champagne service. It cost $38 for both of us to get in and was quite good. We had our Mimosas topped up constantly and the food was good. There was an omelette station, a prime rib/carving station, a Mexican station with make your own nachos, Italian, Japanese, waffles, salad bar and dessert bar. Even the drinks station was awesome, with loads of juices and coffees to try.
I picked up buffalo wings, bresoala, pizza and a host of junk other junk food to start (not everyday you have things like this for breakfast), and then a sweet place with brownies, waffles with white chocolate and peanut butter, some fruit, some doughnuts etc.. It was all very filling!
We picked up our tickets for Cirque from the ‘Love’ box office and went to explore the other casinos this end of the strip. We watched the gondolas go past at the Venetian and loved the decoration down the main hallway. We briefly went to the Palazzo, before continuing south through Harrah’s and Bally’s I think. These two casinos seemed really rowdy and less clean than the others so we didn’t stay long.
We went back to the Vdara and went by the pool for a bit. It was really gusty, so all of the parasols had to be put down, but we managed to get some relaxation time in which was nice after all those hours walking! The pool area was nice but a bit small, and they didn’t allow you to take your own food in which was weird!
We went back to the room at 4ish, got changed and got ready to go back to the Mirage. On the way we stopped and grabbed a sandwich at the Bellagio – I had a Turkey and swiss one which was nice, and I think Emma had a tuna one. Bloody expensive for what they were but oh well. We got there slightly early, so decided to do a bit of gambling on the monopoly slots – I managed to get returns on 28 cents overall – woop woop!
We were in the back row of 201 in the Love theatre and the whole show was fantastic. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone but when the music for Get Back starts playing, just get ready for the place to go wild. After the show we stopped at the Bellagio Fountains, picked up some food from Walgreens and went to bed.