I have been going to Las Vegas for 20 years. It’s one of those places that you dream about going to visit. The real catch is once you have been, you just seem to find a way back! The lights, the over the top attractions and the people watching leaves you with stories to be told and envied by your friends and co-workers!
I just stayed at the D Las Vegas in the Downtown area on Freemont Street. This was the first time for me staying on Freemont Street and all I can say is that I have been missing out! I have been telling everyone about my EPIC trip to Las Vegas and it all started at The D Hotel! Here is my list of 6 reasons to book your next trip to The D Las Vegas!
#6) Kiss the Blarney Stone! That’s right, there is a piece of the famous Blarney Castle from Ireland in The D Las Vegas. The funny part is that it was actually taken from the property on July 9, 2015 by an intoxicated patron who claimed to have had too much Tequila. The suspect actually felt bad and returned the famous stone to its rightful owners. Now you too can kiss the stone for fortune and luck. A kiss known around the world for the gift of eloquence!
#5) The Sigma Derby! The D Las Vegas boasts a 42,000 square foot casino but the real prize is Sigma Derby. It’s one of only two of the machines in all of Las Vegas and one of only three in the entire state. By definition, the Sigma Derby is an electro-mechanical race used for gambling. Up to 10 players can bet on the 5 horses of 2 horses in any order according to the odds. I call this machine the most fun you can have while gambling. While I was not the big winner in our group, I still had lots of fun playing this game.
#4) The D Las Vegas is centrally located to all that is fun in Downtown Las Vegas! As soon as you step out of the casino onto Freemont Street you are greeted by stage#3 for the nightly live performances by bands. The music was fantastic and worth a trip downtown alone. You are also standing under the famous Viva Vision! This is an absolute must-see in Las Vegas. It is 1500 feet long, 90 feet wide and is suspended 90 feet above the ground. Several times each night you will find yourself staring straight up to music from The Who, Bon Jovi and The Doors with 550,000 watts of concert quality sound and the visual spectacle with 12.5 million lights.
Just .3 miles and you are at the Mob Museum. Again I have been to Las Vegas many times and I have been missing out! Another must see in Las Vegas. .7 Miles you will be at the famous Neon Museum. Here they save and preserve the old neon signs of Las Vegas and is a real walk through history.
#1) Andiamo Steakhouse! There is something special about a true steakhouse experience! You instantly feel the mood of a darkened room, the intoxicating smells of this Italian Steakhouse, the ambiance! You are treated with one indulgence after another until you pry yourself from the table knowing you just conquered a 24-ounce steak that melted in your mouth. Did I mention the meatball as an appetizer to be shared by 4? How about a Caesar salad freshly prepared at your table? Oh, the desert! The Tiramisu is to die for! Did I mention the wine? I have a weakness for a good Zinfandel and I cheered on the inside when I saw the Fatboy from Tobin James on the menu! If you are anything like me I always save for a splurge on a trip for something special, this is worth a splurge!
There is much more to The D Las Vegas. You just need to drop in yourself and check it out. Hopefully, you to will soon be telling your friends of your EPIC trip to Las Vegas!
- In-Room Safe
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Hair Dryer
Pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, and more in every room
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- A Refreshing Pool
- Dry Cleaning Service
- Banquet Facilities
- Multilingual Staff
Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse – open 5 – 11 p.m. nightly
Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse features Stockyard Premium beef and proudly serves Strauss Lamb and Veal – free raised, hormone free meats. Personally prepared table side Caesar salad, seafood that is flown in daily from across the globe and homemade signature pastas and sauces have made this Detroit’s number one steakhouse. The menu is complemented by an impressive list of more than 80 wines.
LONGBAR – open 24 hours
Stretching the entire length of the casino, LONGBAR is the longest bar in Nevada (1,300 square feet) and offers an uninhibited locale to grab a drink, watch the game, place a bet or hang with friends. LONGBAR offers nine beers on tap, a number of flat-screen TVs and 32-34 seats with personal multi-game playing machines.
Fremont Street Experience – open 24 hours
Just a few easy steps from the casino, the Fremont Street Experience features the world’s biggest video screen, which towers over four neon blocks of party action including three stages and bars wherever you turn. the D will bring a constant stream of energized entertainment to the Third Street Stage just outside the casino.