I recently went on a trip to hot, hot Las Vegas! I thought it would be fun to do a quick round up of a few stops that I made during the vacation, and the notable things I did there.
If you are interested in art by Shepard Fairey, D*Face, or Faile, it’s absolutely free to check out the murals that cover the outside of the Plaza in Downtown Las Vegas. These murals are massive and hard to miss! The Shepard Fairey and D*Face murals are their largest in Las Vegas to date. The Faile mural faces the I-15 freeway, so you might have to catch that one from a vehicle. It depicts a dog wearing a Las Vegas t-shirt and holding a royal flush.
If you do check out the murals at the Plaza, stop inside for a round of Bingo. They’ve got games throughout the day, and they last approximately 1 hour. I paid about $17 for my cards, but there were cheaper options available. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to kill an hour in Vegas, and you might win big!
2. Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Close to downtown is the outdoor North Premium Outlets. It was over 100 degrees on the day that I went shopping there, so I didn’t spend a whole lot of time walking the mall. I hit up Nike, Lululemon, Rag & Bone, and North Face. I ended up with lots of workout clothes, t-shirts, and a pair of jeans.
I was excited to see a Shake Shack at the Outlets, as I had always wanted to try their food. I had a vanilla milkshake, crinkle fries, and their ‘Shroom Burger. The ‘Shroom Burger was a crispy fried portobello mushroom with melted muenster and cheddar cheeses. It was topped with lettuce, tomato, and their ShackSauce. It was all very tasty, but left me wondering if I would still fit all the clothes I just bought?!
I made a special trip to the Palms to get a look at their highly acclaimed art collection. Large-scale pieces could be found in restaurants, behind bars, behind the casino cashier, at the check-in counter, and pretty much everywhere in between. It was basically a treasure hunt for all the cool art pieces. Employees were incredibly welcoming and encouraged me to get a closer look. They’ve undoubtedly become accustomed to the art crowd that has come out to see this wonderfully curated collection. The art is part of a $620 million dollar renovation that the Palms is undergoing and is a must-see for any art enthusiast.
4. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
I swung by The Cosmopolitan to try a few more popular eateries, including Eggslut. Who could resist trying a place named Eggslut?! I love eggs and eat them pretty much everyday, so I needed to see what the hype was about. Their menu featured 6 sandwiches, their specialty “Slut” and a house-made buttermilk biscuit.
I chose the Fairfax Sandwich which had a cage-free soft scrambled egg, chives, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and sriracha mayo on a brioche bun. I loved the taste of the onions and mayo and would definitely recommend this sandwich!
Nearby is the Milk Bar. I bought some of their cookies to bring home as gifts for friends. The super friendly cashier offered me samples of all the soft-serve flavors. The chocolate covered pretzel was my favorite. I ordered an iced crack pie latte which put me into sugar overload!
I am grateful to have taken a much-needed vacation! I had a lot of fun exploring some different casinos, eateries, and activities. What are your favorite places in Las Vegas?