Grand Canyon & Dinner at Caesars Palace3 min read

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Hello!
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For our first morning in Vegas we grabbed a quick bite to eat from a little café downstairs before setting off for the Grand Canyon.

We got excited when we saw the Grand Canyon ahead so we took a little pit stop to take some photos!

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It was about a 2 and a half hour drive from our hotel, which was quite long as we had done a lot of driving the past few days but once we made it there, it was totally worth it!
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I had no idea what to expect when we got there. I actually thought you could drive out to it, take pictures and leave.. But that’s not exactly how it works (at least to the section we were going to – Grand Canyon West)!
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You drive as far as a visitor centre, where you park your car and decide whether you want to get a bus out to the canyon or a helicopter tour over the canyon. Btw, it’s not free which I wasn’t expecting. We paid around $50 to get the bus out there.
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They offer more options, such as the Skywalk which is an additional $25. I personally wouldn’t recommend this option you can’t even take your own photos on it. They don’t allow you to take your phone/camera with you. Instead, you have to pay even more for them to take professional photos of you on it.
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The first stop we got off at was Eagle Point. I was not expecting to be so scared. I was honestly terrified! There is nothing stopping you from going over the edge – and it’s deeper than the tallest building in the world! There were so many people there and some were running over to the edge to take pictures. My heart was in my mouth. One wrong step and you could be gone. I saw people doing silly things just to try get the perfect photo but I believe no photo is worth risking your life for. A couple of weeks after visiting the Grand Canyon, somebody died there trying to take a photo. So please, if you ever go there, be careful!
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Back to the the scenery: it is absolutely gorgeous and no picture can do it justice!
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This guy was looking very relaxed on the edge!
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There were also a few teepees and other Native American settlements at this stop:
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We then got back on the bus and headed to the next area – Guano Point. I was a little more relaxed here as there was a lot less people! I preferred this area to Eagle Point.
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On the way back from the Grand Canyon, we stopped off at Hoover Dam which really wasn’t that exciting – I personally wouldn’t recommend going out of your way to see it!
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After a long day, we made it back to Vegas and went out for dinner and cocktails at Trevi in Caesars Palace, which was really nice. It was so incredible how the ‘sky’ (the ceiling) changed from sunrise to sunset!
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I couldn’t resist taking a picture on this vespa – I felt like I was Lizzie McGuire!
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How beautiful is this shopping area in Caesars Palace?!
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As we walked back to our hotel, we stopped to watch the incredible water show at the Bellagio:
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You can read about the rest of our adventures in Vegas here 🙂
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P.S. here’s a tip if you’re going to the Grand Canyon: Bring a hat as it’s hot and so expensive to buy one (I learned this the hard way), and bring lots of water!

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Thanks for reading!
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Ali x
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