In planning our FREE VEGAS trip I won from BlogHer, we had first decided on Spring Break since my husband is a teacher and I work at the same district. Then, I found myself being obsessed with constantly reviewing the VEGAS.com site (where our gift cards are from) and asking my Face book friends for suggestions. This was our chance for a long getaway and most of it FREE!
So to follow up on many ideas, I started looking around. I found that Christmas week in VEGAS, was full of specials and LOW HOTEL RATES! Then I stumbled upon the Hilton site, and saw that Andy Williams was doing a special 2 night only Christmas show, one being on Christmas Eve. Now my husband and I remember watching his shows and loving his music when we were young (very young). We both were in drama and musicals in High School, so this type of music and productions are near and dear to us. We had also seen his show in Branson a couple of years ago. Even though most in his generation have since retired, he is still going strong. We decided that this was it! This is what we wanted to do for our FREE Trip and at Christmas our favorite time of year too! Besides waiting for Spring Break was intolerable! Now, telling the kids they were on their own this Christmas was a shock, but we are at a point in our lives it’s time to pass the torch, for the “big “ family get- togethers!
We had originally decided to fly in and stay at a luxury resort; Aria was the name that kept coming up. Then I contacted VEGAS.com and asked if we were required to choose a flight package and they said no, we could use the credit in any way we desired! Yippee, so we are driving in! That gave us more credit to use in VEGAS!
Now to choose a hotel, after researching Trip Advisor and other review sites, Aria did not look like a good option for us. Then we worked our way down “Luxury” list and for one reason or another, the venues did not fit us. Plus the costs would only leave us enough for one show So, we have decided on being further down the strip at the Stratosphere. Doing this left us enough credit for 3-4 shows!
So this morning, we have booked our hotel room at the Stratosphere for December 19th through the 25th and we have two great tickets for the Andy Williams Christmas show waiting for us at the box office at the Hilton when we get there!
Now to plan the rest of the trip….
Lynn Corona ,The Crafteelaydee
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