Engagement Week In Las Vegas

Welcome to the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada (or sin city as some like to call it). We flew out there on Sunday, March 20, 2016 and stayed until Thursday March 24, 2016 at the Golden Nugget.

Golden Nugget

Michael Jackson ONE Cirque Show

We got in around 10 in the morning, so we spent most of the day walking around Fremont Street waiting until we could check in. I think we got in around 1pm and then spent the afternoon checking out the shark pool and then getting ready to see the Michael Jackson One Cirque du Soleil. It was really good, but I wish I was able to see some of the other shows too!

Hoover Dam

Hoover Damn Winged Statues

Katie and Zack

Lake Mead

Monday morning we had a scheduled tour to see the Hoover Dam. We should’ve bought the additional package that would’ve taken us to see the Grand Canyon, but I didn’t want to commit too much time to a schedule. Sometimes schedules are too overwhelming when you’re trying to relax. Even the tour we chose was around 4-5 hours which stopped at Lake Mead and a chocolate factory.

The Venetian

My favorite day was the end of the day Monday. I had planned for us to get there to go on a Venetian Gondola ride through the “Grand Canal” within the hotel. Zack surprised me and proposed as soon as the gondolier took off. The gondolier cheered to all the people staring at us that “she said yes” and “they’re engaged” and the crowd cheered back and clapped. I was embarrassed and excited all at the same time.

The Ring

Here are some extra pictures that were taken in downtown Las Vegas, Heart Attack Grill and the Bellagio Gardens:

Downtown Las Vegas

Freemont Street

Heart Attack Grill

Bellagio Gardens

Expenses:
Flights and Hotel: $946.16
Cirque du Soleil: $178.32
Hoover Dam Tour: $150.82
Food & Alcohol: $233.33
Taxi & Bus Pass: $76.34
Extras: $84 for Gondola Ride at the Venetian, $25 for Picture from Gondola ride, $7.02 for a deck of cards from The Venetian
Parking: $35
Total: $1735.99

The extras were worth it to us because the price of the gondola was for a private boat ride. Why have two strangers with us when he was planning to pop the question? Also, they had photographers there and we got a picture that captured us immediately after something entirely special to us. I would’ve never paid for one of the pictures if it hadn’t been such a memorable moment. And the deck of cards have The Venetian listed on the back. I don’t own a deck of cards, but that is a great memento for years to come!

 

Viva Las Vegas!

36 Comments

  1. January 18, 2017 / 7:54 am

    Vegas is one of my favorite places! Planning a trip there in the next year or so!

    • kkinsley
      January 18, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Very nice! Zack is already back there this week for work ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kkinsley
      January 18, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you! My mom was like “I’m surprised you didn’t get married”

  2. January 18, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Aw what a fun trip! Congrats!

    • kkinsley
      January 18, 2017 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you!

  3. January 18, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I love Vegas so darn much. Congrats on the engagement. It looks like such an incredible trip.

    • kkinsley
      January 18, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Thank you! Life changing, of course!

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  5. robin masshole mommy
    March 16, 2017 / 5:11 am

    I got married in Vegas, so that city holds a very special place in my heart. I am looking forward to going back for my 10th anniversary.

  6. March 16, 2017 / 6:30 am

    Wow congratulations! I can see that you are truly happy with your engagement. Spending it in Vegas made it more special. I’m sure you will make a great couple.

  7. Jamie
    March 16, 2017 / 6:38 am

    Congratulations on your engagement! It looks like you had a wonderfully memorable proposal. I’ve never been to Vegas, but it looks amazing

  8. March 16, 2017 / 11:33 am

    Can you believe I have never been to Vegas? I was just talking about Las Vegas last night with friends. I would love to go and check it out!

    • kkinsley
      March 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      It is fun! It’s like Disney for adults

  9. danik
    March 16, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Congrats on getting engaged but the big question is…will the wedding be in Vegas?

    • kkinsley
      March 16, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      No, the wedding was in Wisconsin!

  10. March 16, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    This is awesome. Congratulations! We talked about going to Vegas before we were married, and for some silly reason changed out mind. I wish we have went.

  11. Pam Wattenbarger
    March 16, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Congratulations on your engagement! What a fun and special way to get engaged. You will definitely remember that forever.

  12. March 16, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Congratulations! Sounds like the best vacation ever! Memorable moments are definitely worth that little extra cost ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. March 16, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Congratulations on your engagement! It looks like you had a great time checking out all the Vegas sites. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. March 17, 2017 / 2:52 am

    Congratulations! You guys look great together. It must have been such a fun experience for you both to celebrate a special time in your life in wonderful, exciting Las Vegas!

  15. Stephen
    March 17, 2017 / 4:50 am

    Vegas is awesome. A unique experience to do there with friends would be the hot air balloon ride – totally recommend it!

  16. March 17, 2017 / 8:34 am

    Looks like it was a fun trip. Paying extra money is great when you are doing something unique. I have heard of the heart attack grill. Haven’t been there though.

  17. March 17, 2017 / 9:18 am

    Congratulations! That looks like an amazing trip! I’m sure you have great memories of Las Vegas, now. We get to go back to Las Vegas this Summer (our 17th wedding anniversary!)

  18. March 17, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Congratulations on your engagement. Getting engaged is such a momentous milestone. BE sure to take lots of pictures and have fun planning the weekend. It’s an exciting time.

  19. March 17, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    How fun! It’s been a few years since we’ve been to Vegas and crossed the Hoover Dam. I agree sometimes too much packed into your day on a schedule can be less relaxing.

  20. March 20, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I’ve still not made it to Vegas, some day I will. It looks like you guys had an amazing. A time you won’t ever forget. Congrats on the engagement, that is really exciting.

  21. rika
    March 20, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Congratulations! Las Vegas is a very awesome place.. My husband proposed me in Vegas too!

  22. Jen
    July 18, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I think a Vegas wedding is in order! COngratulations.

  23. Elisa
    July 19, 2017 / 1:34 am

    Awww! Congratulations! My husband and I actually met in Vegas ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. July 19, 2017 / 2:28 am

    Your engagement ring is beautiful… ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats.

  25. Jacqueline Marie
    July 19, 2017 / 7:07 am

    Congratulations on your engagement! What a memorable way to get engaged and a great story! Your photos are great and add to your story very nicely. Looks like you enjoyed some nice extras while in Vegas, some day I hope to hit up a show and try out the zipline down Freemont Street. Looks like a great vaca for a great price ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Shell
    July 19, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Congratulations on your engagement!!!

  27. July 19, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Massive congrats on your engagement! Las Vegas is always somewhere I have wanted to go but just haven’t got round to it! The photos of downtown Las Vegas are awesome also!

  28. July 20, 2017 / 8:18 am

    What a special way to remember your engagement! Very romantic and exciting! Thanks for sharing your experience.

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