Normally I would not think of a trip to Las Vegas as a stress reliever but this trip has been just that. We planned this trip to be very relaxing and chill instead of trying to run all over the city doing as much as we possibly can.
A lot of times when we visit Vegas we pack our schedules so tight that we are more tired when we leave Vegas than when we arrived. For this trip we really just wanted to chill and soak up Vegas a a place to relax.
Our relaxation started as soon as we checked into the Aria. The moment you walk into the hotel you are greeted with their signature vanilla scent and it is fantastic. We checked into our room, dropped our bags and headed to New York New York to meet up with one of John’s good friends. It was a night of catching up on life, enjoying a wee bit of Guinness and maybe a bit of Jameson and enjoying fantastic live music.
Later than I probably want to admit we headed back to the Aria and sank into the amazing Aria bed. The whole reason we booked this trip was to sleep in the Aria bed again to make sure it is as amazing as we remembered it being. IT IS! We are totally going to order a Aria mattress when we get home.
Monday morning started for me with the ultimate morning of relaxation. I headed for Vdara and the ESPA Spa early in the morning while John was still sleeping. Oh my gosh! I had the On the Rocks treatment at ESPA and it rocked my socks off. (hee hee see the pun….)
The treatment includes a full body brushing, scrub and hot stone massage….it was pure bliss. I would have paid just to enjoy the spa relaxation area. Do you think they would mind if I moved in?
Next up was breakfast/lunch since I was starving and sleepy and a wet noodle after my massage. I was so relaxed I told John if he didn’t see me to come find me asleep on a park bench. It really was that good.
We headed to the five50 pizza bar at the Aria for lunch. OH MY GOSH! Seriously you have to have the truffle mac and cheese the next time you are in Vegas. It is a must! I am pretty sure my taste buds heard angels singing and did a happy dance.
After a great lunch it was time for a long nap! Yes I said it. We napped in Vegas and it was glorious. I could say it was just for more research time on the Aria mattress but really I was so dang relaxed from my massage that a nap was all I could think about. Plus you can’t get a much better view than looking out over Vegas as you curl into bed.
We finished our night with dinner at YUSHO at the Monte Carlo. YUSHO offers reimagined Japanese street food in a fun environment. I need you to try the tofu doughnuts. I know they sound crazy and a bit odd but please trust us on this. Order 2 sets you will not regret it!
Cirque du Soleil show Ka ended our night with visual wonderment and awe. John and I walked out shaking our heads in awe of the performance we had seen.
Today is our last full day in Vegas and we are excited to see a few more sites but still relax a bit. We have a mixology class at the Monte Carlo, dinner at the BARDOT Brassiere and tickets to Zumanity.