Following an eye opening First Impressions of the Mythical Las Vegas , our choice of accommodation – The Cosmopolitan, set the stage for the rest of our visit to be filled with disbelief and immeasurable grandeur.
None the less, home to 6/10 of the worlds largest hotels, choosing your base within Vegas can be somewhat overwhelming. The city houses an endless amount of accommodation, with each hotel offering a unique niche, style and experience.
So why The Cosmopolitan?
Ah Vegas! The home to epic stags, wild weekends and memories that shouldn’t be mentioned in front of your gran…
My experience in Vegas was set to be more tame, thanks to Americas drinking age of 21 – Sigh.
Still, leaving Death Valley National park, I was beyond excited to spend some time within the famous city….
Furnace Creek Inn, and its sister accommodation (Furnace Creek Ranch) amount to form Death Valley’s main service centre. Thus, using the inn as a base camp, you can easily access the National Parks main ‘attractions’ within 1-2 days… Depending upon what pace you want to explore at.
Death Valley is a far cry from the conventionally thought California. None the less, Its alien landscape offers unique beauty, while its vast vacant spaces allow for self reflection and wonder.
From a base camp of Furnace Creek (Home to the parks visitors centre) it is possible to visit most of the deserts highlights within one jam packed day…
Departing from Yosemite National Park, we embarked on the longest drive of our All American Road Trip; a gruelling 7 hours behind the wheel… But boy was it worth it!
Leaving the Green Wilderness of Yosemite behind us, we headed further inland to our destination – Death Valley. Although long, the drive is one Road Trips were built for!