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Karla Hatfield

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Las Vegas

Year: 2014

People, action, entertainment and shopping...that's Las Vegas!

I travelled to Las Vegas for a 4 night trip for a reunion with friends.  We stayed at The Signature at MGM Grand in a 1 bedroom suite.  We chose this hotel as we all wanted to stay in one room together so we'd have the time to catch up with one another.  There are many "suites" in Las Vegas, but the majority of them seem to be a larger version of a regular room.  The Signature at MGM Grand had a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a separate bedroom and living room, so worked well to accommodate a few women! 

The location of the resort is at one end of the strip, so not in the centre of everything, but like almost every resort in Las Vegas, you have a hike to get where you want to be.

The Signature does not have a casino in the hotel, but you are attached to the MGM Grand.  Food at the hotel was quite reasonable and in the shopping plaza between the Signature and MGM there were plenty of restaurants for varying tastes and budgets.  I don't find that Vegas is as inexpensive as it once was, but you can still eat fairly reasonably.

All in all, I enjoyed going to Vegas and would most likely go again, but would plan my activities better.
I am not a gambler and honestly didn't put a penny in a machine, not that I'm against it, but there is so much to do, that we just didn't take the time out to sit and play.  We had a day of shopping, we hit a few good restaurants, had a night out and saw a Cirque du Soleil show.

We had an idea of what we wanted to do while there, but waited until we got there to buy tickets etc.  I now think we would have been better off to make the arrangements ahead of time, even just for time management purposes.  When you have tickets pre-purchased, you base your time and itinerary on this and therefore I believe you can see more this way.