Just spent 3 nights at the Bellagio to celebrate my 50th Birthday. Our party consisted of me, DH, DD-22 and DD-18. My DH and I had only been to Vegas once before and that was 21 years ago. So, obviously, it was like our first time!
DAY ONE: Left on a 9:00 am flight from Houston, TX direct to Las Vegas. Actually landed about 20 minutes early. Got bags quickly. Took a Taxi to Bellagio and said no tunnel. Only $17.00 plus tip! Check in at Bellagio was quite slow. We were on a line that didn't move. Our front desk person seemed very young and new and that added to it, I think. We had guaranteed Queen beds in a lake view room. First were told none were available this early. Then no queens that whole first night. But, I said were guaranteed 2 queens. After calling the manager, etc. to locate a room, we were able to check in. Were upgraded to deluxe room on 28th floor, center. Not only great fountain view, but great view of strip and mountains in the distance. Also the room was quite large with a great bathroom. I am confused if it's old or new room. Had flat screen, but was still yellow??
The first impression you get walking in to the Bellagio is amazing. Really loved the glass ceiling, etc. Don't really get the hot air balloons. The conservatory was gorgeous. The summer theme out there and decorations in rest of hotel don't really look Italian though.
Were all starving so went to Cafe Bellagio, (open 24 hours), for an early lunch. Great sandwiches, turkey burger and my older daughter got the Monday special, Ahi Tuna.
I explored and gambled a little and rest of family enjoyed the pool. All went to Bellagio Buffet at 5:45 as we had show tickets that night. Luckily the concierge gave me a line pass as there is always an incredible line at the Bellagio Buffet! Really enjoyed the buffet. Great food and deserts. Left too full!
Went to see Penn and Teller at the Rio. The show was at 9:00 PM. I pre-ordered them online. Used the code PTZOO, (directly on the Rio website, click on Penn and Teller, and then buy tickets), as I ordered and could get main floor. As said here before, I recommend floor seats and as close as possible as they are not loud and don't do really big magic! We had 7th row stage left on aisle. We all really enjoyed the show, even our 18 year old who had never even heard of them. They let you go on stage before, which was cool. And, they do a meet and greet in the lobby after the show.
We took a taxi back to Bellagio and watched a fountain show on the street to Viva Las Vegas. The fountain shows are breathtaking! They make you want to clap for an inanimate object :) More to come!