Las Vegas is the nation’s most popular destination for group get-togethers and reunions. In addition to military veterans, the many reunions include extended families, high school classmates, college pals, work associates and many others who want to share memories.
My Recent Vegas Reunion Now retired for two decades, I was recently invited by former members of my company advertising department to join them. Several couples had decided to meet and stay at the MGM Grand. As one of the largest hotels in the world, we like all the food and entertainment options they offer, all without having to leave the property. As older travelers with more limited mobility, that’s important to us.
We had a great time talking about old times over dinner at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at the MGM Grand. The central location in the center of the casino makes it easy to find for group meet-ups. The food is classic American comfort food, which means there’s something for everyone. The food is delicious and the prices are quite reasonable for Las Vegas.
We then headed to the nearby Linq Las Vegas, a new shopping and entertainment area. At Linq we rode together in the brand, new High Roller. Advertised as the tallest ferris wheel in America, for a fee of $25 we enjoyed drinks in a large gondola that swept us up to great views above the city and nearby mountains.
Why Las Vegas? Las Vegas, one of the world’s most popular convention cities, has everything necessary for reunions. The dozens of posh hotels, restaurants, spas and top-quality entertainment options are there to provide the best meeting opportunities for visitors of all tastes and budgets. Most major airlines fly regularly to Las Vegas, and many varieties of air-hotel discount packages are available to accommodate large and small reunions.
Setting Up Your Reunion Once all participants agree to the Las Vegas plan, an efficient way to make your reunion happen successfully is to get professional help. A good source is your experienced local travel agent. Be sure to work up detailed plans for airline schedules, hotel accommodations, restaurant reservations, as well as meeting programs and other necessary details. Consider contacting the hotel’s sales department to help arrange group events and rates.
Ted Sherman has spent a lifetime traveling. With journeys to every continent, almost 100 cruises and multiple group tours, he enjoys sharing his travel experiences and knowledge with others. Follow Ted on Twitter, @travel4seniors and on his travel blog, travel4seniors.
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