What to Add to Your Vegas Itinerary

A few weeks ago, I went to Las Vegas for my 21st birthday. I only went for 4 days, but I was able accomplish so much in such a short amount of time, and for a reasonable price! I wanted to share some photos and some of the incredible things that were on my Vegas itinerary to hopefully add some inspiration to anyone that’s thinking about taking a trip to Las Vegas in the future. Here’s what I recommend adding to your Vegas itinerary:

1.See the Volcano show at the Mirage and the Fountain show at the Bellagio– the shows are about 15 minutes each and totally free! They also occur frequently so it’s easy to add into your itinerary.

2. Sit by a pool Vegas is hot, so although sitting by a pool might take some time from exploring the city, definitely schedule in a few hours to just lounge and refresh because you will need it.

3. Explore and gamble at the casinos– This one might be a no brainer, but I wouldn’t advise just sitting and gambling in your resort. Every casino in Vegas has a different theme and different attractions to offer. Try to see as much as you can! If you don’t have time to see them all, I’d recommend checking out the Mirage, Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, and of course, Paris.

4. See a Cirque De Soleil show– One of my favorite parts of my trip was seeing Cirque De Soleil. I saw the show Mystere, and it was incredibly entertaining and hilarious. If you’re going to add anything onto your itinerary, it should be this.

5. Go to a dayclub/nightclub– If you’re into the clubbing scene, definitely hit up a club in Vegas. There are a lot of promoters on the strip that can offer great deals or get you in for free.

6. Go on the High Roller– The High Roller was such a cool experience. Although it seems scary for those afraid of heights, each seat is so huge that you can pay extra to have a mini bar placed inside. The High Roller also moves very slow that it barely feels like you’re moving. The ride is 30 minutes in total, and it’s truly amazing seeing the strip and its surroundings at such a high distance.

7. Check out the “Love” statue- Funny enough, we have a “Love” statue in Philadelphia not too far from where I live that I have never seen. I never knew that a “Love” statue existed in Vegas until I was exploring the Venetian. It’s super cute with a little gelato shop surrounding it. The only concern is that if you want a picture, there probably will be a line.

8. Go to the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat– The Flamingo Wildlife Habitat was a nice little free attraction located at the Flamingo. I’ve never actually seen flamingos before so I thought it was pretty neat and worth checking out.

9. See the Botanical Gardens– The Botanic Gardens in the Bellagio are absolutely breathtaking and the perfect picture place. They’re also free to check out and a great attraction.

My trip to Vegas was honestly the most fun I’ve had in my whole life, and I was able to do so much without spending a fortune. If you’re looking to go to Vegas and not spend a bunch of cash, these are some fairly priced activities you can add to your itinerary. Have fun!

4 Reasons to Be Grateful on the 4th of July

July has always been my favorite month of the year. Granted- I’m a bit biased, as it’s my birthday month. Still, there are so many incredible things that come with July. Sunny weather, barbecues, and even the 4th of July. America is flawed and is by no means a perfect country, but there are many aspects of our culture that are so beautiful that I’m forever grateful I can enjoy. This 4th of July when you’re grilling hamburger’s at your family gathering, remember all the gifts this world has to offer. Here are just four reasons of many why you should be grateful this 4th of July.

1. Technology

We really take technology for granted. Isn’t it incredible that nowadays all we have to do is say “Alexa” and our wish is granted? Or that we can order our groceries online to have them shipped to our house the very next day? That’s incredible, and makes even simple tasks just a little bit simpler. Right now, just being able to read this post, is something to be thankful for. Technology in America is constantly advancing. Who knows what’s next!

2. Fireworks

Fireworks. Sounds a bit silly to be thankful for something so small, right? Whenever I’m sitting and watching the fireworks burst with my closest friends and family, that’s when I feel the most gratitude. There is something about being in that moment surrounded by people you love and watching something so breathtaking that really makes you aware of the love that surrounds you and how amazing the world really can be. Be grateful for how astonishing the fireworks are, and be grateful for how something small can bring so many people together.

3. Water

Can you believe there are people around the world that do not have access to clean water? We can buy water whenever we want, or use a water filter to get cleaner water at home. We can even get free water at restaurants and not think anything of it because it’s just water. However, other countries around the world suffer from contaminated water sources and deal with constant water shortages. Next time you’re taking a long, steamy shower, remember that not everyone has access to these everyday privileges.

4. Freedom

I’m sure you’ve heard this one before, but this is another one taken for granted. We are free to become whoever we want. There is freedom to speak our minds, there is freedom to love who we love, and there is freedom to build a future that we desire. There isn’t anyone telling us what we can or can’t do, or what we can or can’t say. Take a moment and think about what you want. Now go out and get it. You have the freedom to do so.

There are endless reasons to be grateful this 4th of July. Remember to celebrate the holiday with your closest companions and enjoy the company and the wonder the world has brought you.

Happy 4th of July!