Travel Tuesday: Las Vegas

Las Vegas (Bachelor Party Style)

So my best guy friend from high school, college, and many years is getting married in September.  When I was in high school I had a lot more guy friends than girl friends and was often just considered “one of the guys.”  (I fully made up for this in college by being in a sorority and living with 100+ girls).  Scott was my best friend for years and we’ve been through break ups, new relationships, move ins, move outs, and now an engagement.

Immediately after Scott got engaged, I received texts about the fact that I had to come to the bachelor party.  For 10 years, we’ve talked about this and the fact I’d likely be the only girl there, but that didn’t really bother me.

The thing is- now that I live so far away from everyone (and all of the guys live in different states), it’s very rare that I get to see everyone.  So when I received the email that began with “Dear Gentleman and Andrea,” and was addressed to 22 people, I knew I would end up in over my head.  But what a great excuse for a trip.

I went to Vegas for the first time in February and it’s quickly become one of my favorite places in the world.  It’s so ridiculous and extreme in all aspects but bound to be a good time.  So a few months later, I found myself booking a flight (which I almost missed), packing up my bags (many of them since I didn’t have any girls to borrow clothes and hair dryers from) and heading out West for Scott’s Bachelor party.  It was such a different experience than being with a group of girls, but these guys did Vegas right.  Here’s a look at the incredible weekend (which I’m still very much recovering from):

The first night we took a limo to 1 OAK at the Mirage, had dinner in the Cosmopolitan and I made Brady and Luke try the off-the-menu “flower drink” at The Cosmopolitan

Scott got us a table at 1 OAK on Friday for the group (it was the best location) and we had such a great time. We were right next to Jenny McCarthey too which was fun! Here is me and some of the group (and Scott having a great time!)

On Saturday, we reserved two daybeds at Cosmo Blvd pool. It was the most beautiful day out and the pool was one of the most fun things I’ve done in Vegas (it was too cold in February).

After the long day at the pool, we went around the Strip and casino hopped. The highlight for me was the Bellagio fountain show (and also being the only one who didn’t lose money gambling that night!) Vegas at night is my favorite!

I didn’t leave until Sunday night (I did a redeye which was brutal after the long weekend) but I spent the day walking around and exploring after brunch with Brady at Bellagio Cafe (and the best Bellini I’ve ever had in my life!) I went by the Palazzo (where I stayed in February), did some shopping (and lusting over Hermes) and walked through the hotels.

 

 

 

 

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