Independence Day: Getaway to Vegas

by Cindi Y.

Hey there! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

As you all probably know, this past weekend was the Fourth of July weekend. I was really fortunate to have gotten the chance to spend the holiday with my family in Vegas. The trip involved staying in the city for two days and exploring for one full day. We stayed at the Rio Hotel and Casino (with the help of a friend) and just did a bit of exploring and shopping in the nearby areas. The only noteworthy things about the trip was that it was extremely hot and dry (temperatures were in 100 degrees) and that the fireworks were really beautiful.

In this blog post, I’m going to share a few pictures thatI took during the trip. I didn’t really do much, but I really appreciated the trip; it was the perfect way to just relax and spend time with my family.

Before I include the photos, I just want to list out a few tips for those that are interested in going to Vegas for the Independence Day weekend and in general.

1. It’s bound to be hot in Vegas at this time of the year. Bring things such as sunscreen, hats, and water for the trip there.

2. General tip: Things are going to be more expensive (especially in terms of  dining), so be prepared. If you’re planning to eat in hotels and casinos, make sure to bring more money than you expect to pay. For example, I didn’t realize that the total price for a party of five at a buffet was going to be around $220 (I ended up not eating there anyways!).

3. If you’re at Vegas for the Fourth of July weekend and are planning to leave on Sunday, either leave early or late. My family and I learned about this the hard way. We decided to leave Vegas on Sunday around 1 p.m. and we were stuck in traffic for seven hours. It was pretty brutal and crazy. Therefore, I recommend either leaving early in the morning or later in the evening.

Those are the tips I have and I hope they will be of help for those for are interested in visiting Vegas. I will now conclude this post with a few photos I have taken on the trip. Enjoy~

All pictures belong to me. Please give credit! Thanks 🙂

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