Grand Canyon Trip

Las Vegas

Bliss At The Bellagio

Las Vegas Shows

Zion National Park

The Grand Canyon's Two Best Kept Secrets

Rooms With A View

The South Rim

Nightmare In Sedona

Disenchanted With Enchantment

Phoenix Biltmore Bargins

Architect's Delight

Side Trips We Missed

  Bliss At The Bellagio  

The Bellagio is one beautiful hotel!  Everything is perfect:

Bellagio Dale Chihuly ceiling The stunning Dale Chihuly ceiling in the lobby,
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens the indoor Conservatory and Botanical Gardens lush with flowers,
Bellagio beautifully landscaped pools Bellagio beautifully landscaped pools the beautifully landscaped pools,
Bellagio choreographed fountains and the breathtaking choreographed fountains.  (There’s also an art gallery that sounded great, but at $12 a person, we passed it up).   We had a large room with a perfect view of the fountains for about $200 a night – be sure to ask for a fountain view.

The only disappointments were the in-house restaurants.  The outdoor café at the pools was great for breakfast and lunch (be sure to try the watermelon juice), but the gourmet restaurants (Le Cirque, Circo, Nectar, Prime Steakhouse, Picasso, Aqua, Noodles, Jasmine, Olives, and Shintaro) were expensive and difficult to get into.

We tried in vain to get reservations for Le Cirque and Picasso a few days in advance during the crowded week before Memorial Day.  We ate once at Olives and were underwhelmed.  The other two nights we ate at Nectar – the food was fine, if not memorable, but it’s an interior restaurant with no view.