Emily spent four days in Sin City with her husband and stayed at the opulent Wynn Las Vegas. “It was amazing, very luxurious, everything was high end and it had the nicest Casino on the strip --fairly new and clean, I would totally recommend staying there.” Wynn also boasts one of the hottest nightclubs in the world -- Tryst, and on any given night celebrity sightings can include everyone from Britney Spears to Paris Hilton. Emily says the club is spectacular, “it has something like a 100 ft. waterfall cascading in the middle of it.”
Nightclubs and casinos aside, Le Reve is presented exclusively at Wynn Las Vegas. The show includes performances in an intimate aqua theater-in-the-round and features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and artistic athleticism. It's choreographed by noneother than Maksim Chmerkovskiy, best known as one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars. And FYI: Emily highly recommeds taking in a performance of Le Reve.
Like any other professional weathercaster, the weather was at the top of the list when choosing a vacation spot. This especially rings true for Emily, who lives by the motto, 'The hotter the better.' So for her, the Las Vegas heat proved to be a big selling factor. “It was hot and dry everyday, between 39 and 41 degrees, she says. When we visited the Grand Canyon, it was easily 45 with intense sun. It was so hot that your sweat almost evaporates, because it's a dry heat. And with the wind, it feels like a blow-dryer, because the air is so hot.”
Not one to just stay on the strip, Emily and her husband spent a day at the Grand Canyon and she says it was easily the highlight of the trip. “We took a helicopter tour over the Canyon and I got to sit up front by the pilot. We then went to the bottom and had a champagne picnic lunch.” The day trip really encompassed the spirit of Las Vegas, and one of the reasons Emily loves the city so much, “You can basically do whatever you want, I mean it's Sin City. If you've got the money, it's yours.”
While hanging out on the strip, Emily and her husband walked everywhere (“a rental car wasn't necessary”) and did a bit of gambling (“my husband likes Blackjack”). They also discovered the Premium Designer Outlet Stores. So if you're a die-hard shopper this location might be mecca for you, “You can find name brands from Prada and Coach to Burberry,” explains Emily.
Emily says that although she loved Las Vegas and would go back in a heartbeat, she felt that four days was more than enough time to have your sensory overload. However, she doesn't recommend it for children. “I saw a few families walking around, but it's not really a place for kids. It's probably best to do something more family-centered if you go, like plan a trip to the Grand Canyon.”
Emily's trip in a nutshell: