We began our second day of walking the Las Vega Strip at the gorgeous Venetian. We had been in Venice the previous spring and I was amazed at the number of well-known sites in Venice that had been incorporated into the hotel and grounds. The main building is a mini-replica of the Doge’s Palace. The affect was spoiled somewhat with the large posters hanging down the front facade advertising a Tim McGraw/Faith Hill concert but the building looked just like the palace otherwise. Below is the Doge’s Palace in Venice and the tower at St. Mark’s Square. Above, Rialto Bridge in Venice, below ‘Rialto Bridge’ in Las Vegas.The tower at St. Mark’s Square in Venice and the tower at the Venetian.
We were unable to take photos inside the Doge’s Palace but the inside of the Venetian looked just like it!
As you can tell I loved the Venetian. It was by far my favourite resort in Vegas.The Mirage is across the street from the Venetian. Further down the strip is Paris – my second favourite casino. Once inside you feel like you are walking down some quaint little streets in Paris under a lovely blue sky. At night the lighting changes so it is ‘night’ on the streets of Paris in Las Vegas. It is pretty easy to forget you are inside a large building as you wander the cobblestone ‘streets.’
The Luxor was showcasing the “Bodies” exhibit. We were very tempted to get tickets and check it out but we had tickets to go up the Eiffel Tower at Paris after dark and didn’t think we had enough time.
We made our way back to Paris as the sun was setting and had some gorgeous views of Vegas from the top of the Eiffel Tower. The two-day walk down both sides of the Strip completed our exploration of Las Vegas. We don’t gamble, but we did take in two shows: Donny & Marie and Cirque de Soleil “Beatles: Love.”