Bellagio is luxe from the second you walk in and catch sight of the Dale Chihuly blown glass ceiling. The pool is gorgeous, as are all of the amenities on property. And of course, the garden conservatory and famous dancing fountains are events all on their own. And the restaurants are some of the very best on the Strip, from Prime steakhouse and Picasso (decorated with real Picassos), to Yellowtail and Le Cirque. Have a sunset drink at Hyde, which has the best views of the fountains.
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Poppies in the Conservatory
My favorite part of the Bellagio hotel is the lovely Conservatory & Botanical Gardens that features a range of exhibits throughout the year. Holland was the theme of this exhibit, packed with tulips and brightly colored poppies. The Conservatory & Botanical Gardens employs 140 expert horticulturists who theatrically arrange gazebos, bridges, ponds, and water features uniquely for each season.
Art isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Vegas unless you're familiar with the term kitsch. However, sin city has always looked to please almost every palate and many impressive art exhibitions are proving to be a worthy alternative to the neon lights of the slots.
At the Bellagio for example one can head to the production of O by Cirque de Soleil. Along with your ticket you'll also get a quick exhibition by Richard MacDonald, a sculptor who created works to accompany the popular vegas strip show. If you've done extremely well at the tables you may even venture to purchase one or more of his works. Good luck!
It's the typical ending to any Vegas trip—saying goodbye to the tune of Sinatra or Elvis as the fountains dance perfectly choreographed to the music. I am a sucker for it and no trip to Vegas is complete without it.
I make it extra special with a dirty martini. Cheers to that!
I've always loved walking through Bellagio's Conservatory. The flowers, the decor, the seasonal makeovers... There's always so much to see! Looking to bide some time before a show or activity? Take a stroll. There are little signs throughout explaining the flowers and other items. My favorite times of year? Holiday and Chinese New Year.
The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens are thoroughly transformed five times each year, and the holiday decorations are particularly awesome. Giant Christmas trees, huge bells, polar bears made from flowers, gigantic nutcrackers and other holiday decor are thoughtfully displayed in a manner that allows everyone to enjoy them while maintaining an easy footpath through the gardens.
During the holiday season, there are often musicians that perform at select times in the garden as well. Visiting both during the day and at night offer drastically different experiences.
While in Las Vegas checkout the world's tallest and largest, by volume, chocolate fountain. Located at the Jean-Phillippe Patisserie, the chocolate fountain consists of a series of platforms from which white, milk, and dark chocolate flow down through the liquid sculpture. Though encased behind a glass wall, the sculpture flows from a lower pump room up to ceiling level. Strategically placed mirrors make it difficult to see exactly how big the feature actually is, but six pumps circulate nearly two tons of chocolate through the fountain. That's a lot of chocolate!
One of my favorite things in Las Vegas was the glass ceiling at the Bellagio Hotel, made by the world famous glass artist Dale Chiluly. It's right by the entrance, in the main lobby dominating the entire area. You cannot enter the hotel without having to look up. In my case I could not take my eyes of it. I wanted to see it so bad, before arriving. Other Dale Chihuly pieces are scattered around the hotel, try to spot them all.
Hands down best view in Vegas!! Enjoy drinks and dancing all while watching the fountains go off outside the Bellagio. This club is located inside the Bellagio near The Bank. It has a great atmosphere and wonderful view.