We wandered through a few hotels as we made our way up the Strip from the Paris hotel, including Bally's and Harrah's, but spent the longest time in the Venetian, which we both decided was probably our favourite of all the Vegas hotels. Even from the outside, it was so reminiscent of Venice, with the campanile, canal and bridge.
The theme continued inside, especially with the canal and gondolas (and that's not the 'real' sky, by the way!).
After lunch at the Venetian, we crossed over Las Vegas Boulevard (fortunately there are several pedestrian bridges along the Strip, as it would have been suicidal to try to cross the street itself), and headed for Caesar's Palace - which is HUGE!
...before going outside to watch the Bellagio fountain display.
After this, we went back to our hotel to freshen up, having decided to visit downtown Las Vegas that evening. The first problem was getting a 'disabled' cab large enough to carry my electric scooter, so we had to wait some time before one eventually came, and took us the few miles to Fremont Street - which we loved, as it was so reminiscent of the 'old' Las Vegas in the days before all the hotels were built on the Strip.
The light show on the huge screen above the street was amazing -
We called our friendly cab driver to take us back to the hotel -
and ended up with a couple of beers in the bar!