I thought I was all shopped out, but Amy and I really wanted to visit a few particular stores they had at the “South Premium Outlets” that they didn’t have in the North. The store I really wanted to visit, which I didn’t even know existed as a store was “Under Armour”. No other brand beats Under Armour when it comes to breathable, dry and comfortable workout clothing, but you sure do pay the price for it. Everything that we purchased at the Under Armour outlet was half the price of what I would have paid in Canada, plus I got a Military discount on it all.
The difference between the North and South outlets are, obviously, the stores, but also, it was a nice surprise to see that 90% of the stores in the South outlets were inside a shopping mall-like structure with lots of natural sunlight pouring in and A/C. All the stores in the North outlet are accessed from outside, there is no mall. The North outlets can be overbearing, temperature-wise, due to the intense heat that you get here.
At 7PM last night, Amy and I attended a show at the “Wynn” hotel, it was called “Le Reve” (The Dream) by the famous “Cirque du Soleil”. These tickets were expensive, over 100$ for each ticket, but I have to say that this show was an absolute masterpiece. I’ve never seen such wild acrobatics in my life, and theater display. It actually felt like I was sucked into another world, it didn’t feel like I was watching a theatrical production, I was sucked into a “dream”. I highly recommend this show to anyone visiting Vegas.
After the show, Amy and I toured several hotels and casinos, as each one is a architectural masterpiece to be admired. We toured the: Wynn, Encore, Palazzo, Venetian, Treasure Island, Mirage, Best Western Plus. I think out of all of then, I enjoyed the “Wynn” and “Treasure Island” the best, but there are still several other hotels we haven’t even toured yet, so my opinion will probably change soon.
Keep in mind, drinks are expensive on the strip, almost every hotel charging about 6-8$ for a single bottle of beer and even more for an imported one. Amy and I wandered in the the “Best Western Plus” on the strip last night, a Casino probably less visited than the other big names on the strip. They were selling beers for a 1$ bottle domestic and then 2.50 for an imported (Heineken). The Best Western Plus is pretty much located in the center of the strip too.
Today, Amy and I are going to check out the “Paris” hotel and have some Crepes for a late Breakfast. After that, we’re catching the SDX to Old Vegas (Fremont St.) to explore the older and original casinos and hotels. Our money will go much farther there, not only for drinks, but for food. I saw ads displaying 10$ steak dinner in that area of town, compared to Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant on the strip called “Steak”, which is 50-100$ per entree, at bare minimum.
Here are a few snaps from last night: