Thanks for everyone on this forum who replied to questions and gave me tips that helped make this holiday so wonderful. In return, here is my trip report- enjoy!
We are a couple in our 40s ( only just for DH) who visited at the end of a three week holiday travelling around California and the SW. Neither are huge gamblers, but love our real ale/craft beer.
Arrived at the Bellagio just after 1pm. Having spent the last few days travelling around various Nationl Parks, we pulled up in our SUV, covered in a layer of red dust from Monument Valley with our huge bag of dirty washing. Started laughing when the bellman asked "Sir" if he could take his bag, containing all the rubbish that had accumulated in the car in the previous 3 week road trip. Felt like a scene from "The Clampetts do Las Vegas". However to be fair, no one batted an eyelid at our disheveled state.
No problem with an early check in and then up to our fountain view room to unpack. ( We decided to grab an hour's sleep before doing anything else as we have been up since before sunrise at Bryce Canyon).
Once suitably refreshed and showered, we headed out. Initially I found the crowds to be a bit overwhelming- probably because we had been in the wilderness for several days- and couldn't believe the crowds in our hotel ( I'm glad I didn't arrive over the weekend as it was even more crowded ).Went over to Pinks for a hotdog ( we couldn't finish ours and couldn't believe the amount of food some people were eating- this seemed to be a recurring theme). Then found the Sin City bar in the Miracle Mile, where we had a couple of beers, before a couple of margaritas in Margaritaville. By the time I was on my second mojito in the Fontana Bar at the Bellagio, I was starting to relax into it and Vegas was starting to make sense. Listened to Dian Diaz for a while ( very good) and then back to the room to watch a couple of fountain shows then sleep the sleep of the dead