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A World-class Las Vegas Vacation - Bellagio Is The Perfect Hotel For Those Who Want The Best

Oct 11, 2007
If you are looking for the best Las Vegas has to offer then the AAA Five-Diamond award winning Bellagio is the perfect destination for you. Whether you are planning a Las vegas wedding, a weekend party getaway or a relaxing week next to the pool Bellagio offers everything you may need and it is all first-class. Some of the finest dining experiences anywhere in the world. Shopping on a world class level. European styled guest rooms and suites. Spectacular entertainment from Cirque du Soleil. And a unique and romantic setting from which to enjoy absolutely everything.

Bellagio offers seven fine dining restaurants, the only resort on the Strip with more fine dining options is Wynn Las Vegas. These restaurants have the names of the finest celebrity chefs in the world attached to them. For example, Todd English has the Las Vegas version of Olives. Michael Mina, who has many restaurants in Las Vegas, has the appropriately named Michael Mina at Bellagio. And if you are looking for a more casual dining experience Bellagio also offers the Cafe Bellagio, The Buffet, the Pool Cafe, FIX Restaurant and Bar as well as Noodles and the award-winning Sensi.

Those looking for that over-the-top dining experience would surely need to indulge in one of the following:

For over 25 years the epicenter of the New York dining scene, Le Cirque was brought to Bellagio by it's founder, Sirio Maccioni. The menu is Classic French with contemporary influences and is offered a la carte and as a three- or four-course tasting menu. The wine list features over 900 labels from around the world.

Superstar Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has brought one of the most romantic restaurants to Las Vegas, Prime. Voted "Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas" by Las Vegas Life Magazine, the menu offers prime meats, seafood and chops. The décor is reminiscent of a 1930's speakeasy and don't miss the powder blue marble floors!

And finally, Picasso. Master chef Julian Serrano has created a restaurant like no other. Imagine sitting down at your table with a view of Lake Bellagio and being surrounded by original oil paintings and ceramics created by Pablo Picasso. The tasting menu can change from day to day. The reason for this is the freshest ingredients from around the world arrive at the Picasso kitchen each morning. The menu is then created based on these ingredients. Mr. Serrano was the first Las Vegas chef to be honored with the James Beard Award for "Best Chef, Southwest."

Shopping at Bellagio is not for those on a budget. Nonetheless some of the most renowned designers, including Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Dior, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent, have opened up boutiques in the elegant Via Bellagio. And if jewelry is your guilty pleasure Tiffany & Co. and Fred Leighton are the perfect boutiques for you.

Performed in, on and above a 150 million gallon pool, "O" by Cirque du Soleil, is a one-of-a-kind theatrical production. Housed in a theatre reminiscent of a European opera house, "O" been sold-out since in premiered in 1998. "O" features a international cast of world-class acrobats, divers and synchronized swimmers. If there is one must-see show in Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil's "O" is the one.

Not everything at Bellagio comes with a high price tag. The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is a must and is free. This unique setting features hundreds, if not thousands, of beautiful and fragrant plants and flowers year around. Three or four times each year the displays are changed to tie into the season. If you visit more than once it is likely you will never see the same display twice.

Another highlight of any visit to Bellagio is the Fountains of Bellagio. Located in Lake Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip the fountains are choreographed to music that ranges from Frank Sinatra to the classics. It is best to view the fountains after sunset when incredible lighting is is added for dramatic effect.

Bellagio is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas where you really do not have to venture out of onto the Strip. Everything is in this one elegant location. Don't forget the amazing pool area or the Gallery of Fine Art. And if you are planning a Las Vegas wedding no other hotel in Las Vegas offers a more perfect setting. As they say, "Imagine the best of everything presented in a singular setting." I couldn't have said it better.
About the Author
Lance Taylor is a Las Vegas resident and writes for Las Vegas Vacation Spot the free and comprehensive source for everything Las Vegas has to offer including hotels, restaurants, shows, nightclubs and getting the best deals Las Vegas has to offer!
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