Ok, so Las Vegas is definitely not a place that I think of when I think of finding Zen. However, I was able to find some very zenful places in Las Vegas! I guess when you are seeking Zen, you will find it!
Hash House a Go Go – Las Vegas
The food at this place was so good! Not only do they have HUGE portions, (like I was eating mine for 3 days!) but everything I tried was delicious! Probably my most favorite thing was the Frosted Mint Latte. Oh my goodness, it was delightful! I ordered the HH Famous Flap Jacks – Apple Cinnamon. When my meal arrived I could not believe my eyes. The pancake was the biggest I have ever seen. I also tried the Huckleberry Sin drink that was very refreshing. If you get the chance to try this place, take it. You will not be disappointed!
Senior Frogs – Las Vegas
If you are looking for great Mexican food and great Margaritas, look no further! Senior Frogs has both! We sat out on the patio and the weather was perfect for relaxing and people watching. The location is a great spot for enjoying the strip.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum – Las Vegas
I have to say I didn’t expect much from this place. I figured it would be kind of silly. I actually had so much fun here. And I would for sure go again, so that says a lot.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden – LasVegas
Japanese Spring – Gracefully fashioned in a pool of water sits the newest addition to the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. This radiant garden sculpted female character reaches its peak at 26 feet in height and approximately 48 feet in length. The outer layer is covered in approximately 5000 square feet of moss and natural materials. These materials are 100 percent recycled Alderwood fiber. The extraordinary water feature portrays a woman rising up from the pond while gazing into a pearl held in the palms of her hands. The sculpted pearl is 12 feet in diameter and is fabricated of foam and hard coat with an artistic finish to resemble the true pearl. Her hair is cascading downward creating a water curtain that encompasses the perimeter of the back and sides of her head.
There were so many ways of finding Zen at this exhibit! Who knew, in Las Vegas!
Seven Magic Mountains – Las Vegas
Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s colorful large-scale, public artwork Seven Magic Mountains is a two-year exhibition located in the desert outside of Las Vegas. It features seven 30-35 foot high dayglow totems comprised of painted, locally-sourced boulders.
Visible across the desert landscape along I-15, the location is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by the mountain ranges & desert, and the artificial is expressed by the highway and the constant flow of traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
There was definitely zen to be found here!