Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Non-Gambler's Vegas - Part II

We started off the day with breakfast at the Bouchon Bakery. Even though it was breakfast, I couldn't resist ordering a raspberry macaroon. I've been seeing these amazing little creations in magazines for the past couple of years but hadn't come across any to try; sad lack of French bakeries in Kansas City.
The Neon Museum was really cool. I couldn't stop taking photos. The Boneyard is where good signs go to die and get rehabilitated. The tour guide shared the history of all the signs, mostly a lot of classic Vegas mob stories. I would definitely suggest checking out this off-the-strip attraction. After we visited the museum, we walked several blocks to the downtown area, The Fremont Street Experience. I had never ventured to the original Vegas attractions before and it was fun having a look around.
After our downtown adventures we took the bus back (another successful public transportation experience!) to the strip and went to dinner at SUSHISAMBA, a Japanese, Brazilian, Peruvian restaurant located in the Palazzo. The food was delicious and I would highly recommend making a reservation.
After dinner, we headed to a tent in front of Caesar's Palace to see the new variety show, Absinthe. It was small and intimate and we were feet away from multiple live acrobatic acts. The show as a whole was amazing, save for a few off-track segments that would have the more conservative attendee blushing. The crowd was open to the oddities that were the announcer and his sidekick and the rest of the show was highly enjoyable and awe-inspiring.

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  1. Have you been to the French bakery on the Plaza?

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