IS THIS THE JOB FOR YOU?
Do you find yourself chatting with random strangers about anything and everything Disney or Universal? Do you follow Disney and Universal fan groups, listen to themed podcasts, or watch Vloggers on YouTube just to stay on top of any and all breaking news even if you don't have a vacation scheduled? Are you helping family and friends snag those hard to get dining reservations, creating step by step itineraries, or recommending hotels just for fun?Do you price out vacations to Mexico and the Caribbean even when you know your not scheduling a trip in the near future? If you answered yes to any of these questions then, THIS IS THE JOB FOR YOU!
ARE PEOPLE EVEN TRAVELING RIGHT NOW?
Believe it or not, yes, people are traveling. We are currently seeing some travelers booking some last minute trips as opposed to years passed where they would spend months planning a vacation. Not only are some traveling now, many clients had to postpone this years vacation and are going stir crazy being stuck in the house, because of that, we are seeing a ton of interest for travel in 2021. Postponed family vacations, destination weddings, honeymoons and family reunions are all just waiting to start planning again and that is why WE NEED YOU!
WHAT IS ACTUALLY INVOLVED
We do not require prior travel agency experience per say, however, since our clients come to us for our first hand knowledge of travel, it is imperative any planners who consider filling out an application hold a vast amount of their very own first hand travel knowledge. We offer in-depth training both directly from our agency in all aspects of the position as well as training from each booking platform, supplier and destination you are going to be working with daily. Training can be flexible and tailored around your schedule.
The first year of business is truly spent promoting yourself and building your book of business. It can be tiresome and exhausting but also extremely rewarding. Most of our planners came on board because they were already known to family and friends as the go to person to help with their vacations or travel experiences. We offer tons of training, tips and advice for self-promoting and all of the suppliers we work with also offer complimentary marketing collateral to use to help build your business. Unlike other agencies, Starstuff Travel also has our own in house marketing director who is available to you for anything you need. We conduct many webinars every month, run inner agency promotions and hold contests for our planners for potential increased commissions and/or rewards like FREE THEME PARK TICKETS!
WHAT ARE THE PROS
For starters, you get to talk about your some of your favorite destinations daily and if you're like me, a total Disney/Universal geek, you can talk about it all day long! You also get to research new places through out the day (which could also be considered a con since your own personal bucket list will grow). A few times a year we also come together to attend onsite trainings around the world to educate ourselves on what each destination offers. But the very biggest "Pro" in my book is that you play a part in the creation of travel experiences your clients will remember for the rest of their lives, and YOU GET TO MAKE PEOPLE SMILE.
WHAT ARE THE CONS
While I absolutely love this job and could never see myself in another industry, the cons list is quite long. This job is not for everyone and perhaps very different than many expect. The biggest con is that we do not get paid unless the client books their trip with us and it is not until after the client travels do we even get paid for the hard work we put in. Therefore, you could actually work with a client for a year before actually seeing the commission for their booking and if they cancel for any reason your commission usually vanishes. Since you do not get paid until after travel, you could be waiting months for your first paycheck when you start as a planner. With all of that being said, THIS WAS THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN AGENCY
You definitely want to do your homework when you are taking the leap to join an agency. Below you will find a few things you should be thinking about when looking into an agency. Also think about reaching out to planners that are currently working with the agency and see what they are saying as well.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP
If you are still interested in possibly making the best career decision of your life, then please head over to the Join Our Team portion of the website by clicking here and filling out our application. After reviewing your application a team member will reach out to you with a follow up email and depending on position availability and interest we will then move forward with a phone interview. For now, please enjoy some photos and video below from a few of our favorite agency trainings together with the suppliers we love, IT IS ALWAYS SO MAGICAL!
Last weekend we hit the open road for a weekend getaway to Hershey, PA. Not only is Hershey relatively close to our NJ home (less than a 3-hr drive), but it also offers a variety of family fun activities in a centralized location. Furthermore, because there are currently no COVID-19 travel restrictions between NJ and PA, we knew it was a viable option for a quick trip. Based on ambiance, proximity to attractions, budget and amenities, we chose the Hershey Lodge for our stay. The beautiful stone fireplace in the lobby gives the lodge a rustic and cozy feel; perfect for a fall getaway! Also, the rooms are casual and comfortable. Additionally, the lodge is a short 5-10-minute drive to all major area attractions. Plus, with various packages and price points, it’s an economical option to get the true Hershey experience. Still, most appealing of all, are the on site amenities and extra perks. (Can you say FREE Hershey bars?)
Hershey Lodge offers a variety of dining options from the Cocoa Beanery, an all-day coffee shop, to Fire & Grain, where we enjoyed a delicious table service dinner. (We liked it so much we returned one morning for breakfast!) Also available, is an outdoor 18-hole miniature golf course (free to hotel guests). For additional fun, Hershey Lodge offers several special seasonal events for children. Activities such as; pumpkin painting, candy bingo and campfire s’mores were offered during our stay.
Nevertheless, of all the amenities offered, I think kids and grownups would agree that Hershey Waterworks takes the cake. This small scale indoor water park was a true highlight. There is a large pool with obstacle course, along with two children’s water play areas. Twizzlers Twists waterslides offers a whirling, swirling adventure for those seeking a bigger thrill.
Hershey Chocolate Works was another fan favorite. This year round attraction offers some behind the scenes fun into the world of Hershey’s chocolate. Here we took the Hershey’s Chocolate Tour, a family friendly ride that takes you on an immersive journey through Hershey’s chocolate making experience (the kiddos couldn’t decide what they liked more, Cupcake the cow or the free chocolate samples.) For added fun, guests here can purchase tickets to create their own chocolate bar and/or take part in a mystery with Hershey’s 4D Chocolate Movie. Last,
but certainly not least, guests can shop a wide array of specialty Hershey apparel, gifts, souvenirs, and of course candy!!
The main attraction of our trip was Hersheypark. With over 20 rides for little ones, our crew had plenty to experience. And if you have thrill seekers in your group, they won’t be disappointed, as there are 14 coasters to try (the Wild Mouse received our vote for best ride of the day)! Zoo America (which you can enter right through Hersheypark) gave us a chance to take a more leisurely pace. We enjoyed viewing and learning about the numerous animals that call Zoo America home. (The River Otters were so fun to watch!)
Nevertheless, our favorite part of Hersheypark, was the Trick or Treat Trail (available during Hersheypark in the Dark weekends). Here, each child was given a special treat bag and able to visit 13 sweet stops along the path to receive special Hershey’s candy treats. From a pumpkin patch to a potion shop, each stop was decorated in a festive Halloween theme. Between the decorations and the crisp evening air, it truly felt like a magical Autumn night.
All in all, our weekend in Hershey was a fantastic fall getaway. Between the amenities offered at the Hershey Lodge and the variety of attractions offered in the area, it is a great choice for families looking for a quick trip to enjoy some sweet fun. We look forward to visiting again soon!
Things to Know!
-Hershey Park in The Dark (Oct. 2 nd –Nov. 1 st 2020)
-Hershey Christmas Candylane (Nov. 13 th 2020-Jan. 3 rd , 2021)
-Hershey offers a variety of packages when staying at one of their 3 properties (The Hotel
Hershey, Hershey Lodge, and Hersheypark Camping Resort)
-Guests staying at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge receive FREE Parking, Reserved
Admission, Preferred Pricing on tickets to Hersheypark and Zoo America, and Complimentary
Admission to Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience
-Admission to Hershey’s Chocolate World is FREE, however guests must reserve a time to enter
online. Guests will be given a ticket to scan at entrance and must complete a temperature
check. *Face coverings are required.
-Hersheypark requires temperature checks and a reservation to enter. Tickets can be scanned
for contactless entry. *Face coverings are required.
For more information on booking your next getaway to Hershey, or anywhere else, reach out to Kristin Scoza via email at KScoza@StarstuffTravel.com
Yesterday we spent the day in the Magic Kingdom on a mission to find all things "Halloween". Many of us were very disappointed that Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween party was cancelled this year but Disney is doing a fantastic job keeping us excited with their fun Halloween treats, cavalcades and merchandise this season.
To start off, Walt Disney World is allowing their guests to dress in costume this season during any normal Magic Kingdom park hours so it was a lot of fun just people watching. Soon as we entered the gates we were welcomed by the beautiful fall colors and Mickey wreathes. Just a few steps onto Main Street we were able to catch both the Mickey and Friends Halloween Cavalcade and then a few minutes later after we did some shopping we were able to watch the Villians Cavalcade. I have also heard that the actual villains can change daily which makes it more exciting to be surprised each day. It was great to walk into the park and immediately enjoy some Halloween happenings. Below you can find video of the decorations on Main Street, Halloween merch, Mickey and Friends Cavalcade and the Villians Cavalcade.
Another thing we love are the seasonal treats Disney always offers. Yesterday we started the day with dessert first and stopped by Liberty Square Marketplace for Constance’s For Better or Worse Wedding Cake. It is a citrus-scented cake with Raspberry Bavarian Cream, Glaçage and Buttercream Pearls. A portion of the cake is actually wiggly but the flavors are pretty well balanced and the cake is not dry so it got a thumbs up from us. Because of the consistency of the cake, it may not be for everyone. For lunch we headed over to Cosmic Rays where we put in our mobile order for the Mickey's Monster Mash Burger and a Jack Skellington Sipper. Remember, at this time you still need to complete a mobile order ahead of time in order to obtain any Quick Service food. The burger is loaded with Muenster cheese, potato barrels, bacon, and sriracha aïoli along with lettuce and tomato. We felt it was slightly better than the typical burger you get at Cosmic Rays, but lets be honest, who goes to Cosmic Rays for the food? A little later in the day we snagged some Halloween themed cotton candy. These are just some of the treats we tried, there are many others for you to discover while visiting the Magic Kingdom.
We also really loved some of the merchandise this year. As you have seen in the video above there is tons of it to choose from. Below you will find some of our favorite pieces that we found over at Star Traders in Tomorrowland. The Halloween themed Loungefly and Crocs are so adorable and they have some really fun Haunted Mansion stuff. We also think the vintage looking Mickey clothing is a must have!
There are a few additional cavalcades not posted here as well as additional merch and Halloween treats (you can only eat so much sugar in a day). But that means there is more for you to be surprised with when you visit this Fall. Many clients have witnessed others traveling to the Orlando and Walt Disney World area and are beginning to feel more comfortable. This means we are seeing many more last minute Fall bookings. It is never to late to plan a trip to the "Most Magical Place On Earth". Now more than ever is the time to make those memories!
To book your last minute Walt Disney World Fall vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner by clicking here!
When Universal Orlando made the hard decision to cancel their most popular event of the year, Halloween Horror Nights, their fans were heartbroken. But earlier this week we got some surprising news that they were going to have two of the HHN houses open during during normal park hours this weekend. Right now it is not publicly announced that they will continue these houses after this weekend, but we are certainly hoping they will. Today was a fantastic reminder of how much we love HHN!
It is important to know, you will want to arrive to the park early because the line is very long. Today it wrapped down CityWalk all the way to Islands of Adventure (which was also a pretty long line because of trick or treating). There were people who arrived as early as 6:00 am to ensure they got into the park. You are also going to want to make sure you are familiar with the Universal Orlando mobile app before arriving as well as their virtual que system since you have to obtain a virtual que time in order to enter either of the two houses. The park opened at 9:00 am and by 9:30 am the houses reached capacity for the day. They do not offer a stand by line so if you miss getting into the virtual que you will miss out on the houses. I would also like to mention both parks reached capacity by 11:00 am.
We were lucky enough to obtain our spot in the virtual que for both houses, The Revenge of The Tooth Fairy and Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives. We were very impressed on how well they are doing with social distancing and keeping up with safety and health precautions. Outside while on line they have markers on the ground for the spacing of 6 feet or more between you and the other parties. At the beginning of the house a team member will provide you with hand sanitizer that you must use. There was talk earlier that before entering a house, guests were given a glowstick to to help team members recognize where one party started and one ended, however we did not obtain one in either of our times visiting the houses. That being said, inside each house, each team member was really good about making sure to stop us for a bit until there was no one in our eye sight. They also wore masks as well as face shields. The Scareactors wore masks that went with their costumes and had plexiglass installed between themselves and the guests. But even with the plexiglass, don't be fooled, it is still just as scary!
For those missing the HHN fun "treats" consider visiting the Skeleton Bar which is housed inside of Cafe La Bamba. You are also able to just walk through the experience if you did not want to order anything. The food and beverage offered at the Skeleton Bar are listed below. We sampled each one of the speciality drinks and enjoyed all three of them. Be warned, the Mango Inferno was pretty spicy (with a jalapeno topper) it may not be enjoyable for everyone.
Bloody Charred Tandoori Skewer: $8.99 curry marinated chicken, mango and radish slaw, pineapple tamarind sauce
Incantation Shrimp Cocktail: $9.99 spiced cold poached Gulf shrimp, horseradish cocktail
Screaming for S’Mores Fries: $6.99 sweet potato fries, marshmallow, dark chocolate chips, crumbled graham crackers
Vegan Jack’Dup Mac: $8.99 cavatappi pasta, plant-based sausage, mushrooms, basil pesto, bell peppers, tomatoes, dairy-free cheese, artisan crostini
Frozen Candy Corn: $5.50 non-alcoholic candy corn flavored frozen beverage topped with whipped cream and sprinkles
Circus Peanut: $12.50 Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, Bols creme de banana, Campari, orange juice
Mango Inferno: $12.50 El Jimador Blanco, Mango Juice, yellow curry powder, lime juice, agave nector, salt
Loup - Garou: $12.50 Pussers British Navy Rum, Cruzan Dark, pineapple juice, honey, chamomile tea, lemon juice, pimento bitters
The infamous HHN Tribute Store opened earlier this month but just recently added a Beetlejuice room which is so much fun. There is a lot of great HHN merchandise inside. Watch our video walk through below.
There is HHN merchandise sprinkled around the park, including fun Beetlejuice merch. It makes you think there was a good chance Beetlejuice would have been a house this year. They also have some yummy Fall/HHN donuts over at Voodoo Donut in CityWalk just outside of the park. We decided to grab some goodies to enjoy back in the room!
Today was a good day. We are really hoping that an announcement comes later this week that Universal Studios will be extending the houses through the next few weeks. For those of you going tomorrow, get some rest tonight and make sure to get there nice and early.
To book your next visit to Universal Orlando Resorts reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner by clicking here!
With many events in Walt Disney World being cancelled for the remainder of the year due to the pandemic, we were really looking forward to spending some time at the Taste of Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, even with it being slightly watered down. After such unpleasant times, we looked forward to spending time together with family, enjoying some good food and great drinks (maybe too many great drinks). After all, making those memories with family is what is most important to many of us these days.
Below you see the World Showplace Pavilion. This large indoor area typically hosts private events but right now it is home to four booths and some festival merchandise. It is a lovely break from the heat and holds quite a nice amount of tables to enjoy your food. While at your table dining you are able to remove your mask. The four booths housed inside are Festival Favorites, Desserts and Champagnes, Appleseed Orchard, and Mac & Cheese. While we were here we opted for the Lobster Macaroni & Cheese which was SO good! For you lobster fans, it had huge chunks of lobster meat and was a great value. We also tried the Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese. Topped with herbed Panko this was also very delicious and super flavorful. For our beverages, we went with Raspberry Lemonade Dry Cider from the Appleseed Orchard booth and Bleu Spectrum: Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux with Boba Pearls (both were a little too sweet for us). Side note, the Mac & Cheese is filling and rich, it is best to start out with this when your really hungry.
One of my personal favorite stops during the International Food and Wine Festival is the France pavilion. Today we decided on the Tarte-Tropezienne and the delicious La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy to wash it down with. Both yummy just as you would imagine and the Tarte was small enough not to feel sick afterwards.
We also always enjoy our drinks whenever we are at the Japan pavilion. Today we sipped on the Strawberry Nigori Sake and the Furano Martini, both were very refreshing and light which was a good thing since we were pretty full.
Some fun beers we sampled were A Wake Coffee Blonde Ale over at the Hops and Barley booth, and a Hacker-Pschorr Hefe Weisse Naturub from Germany. They always hit the spot on a hot Orlando day! A little later on we stopped by the booth in the Italy pavilion and tried the Prosecco and the Italian Margarita. Even later in the day we splurged for the Iniskillin Ice Wine over in Canada which we have had before and are absolutely obsessed with! It is an expensive little glass of wine at $14.00.
By now you must be thinking, how in the world are you still walking around after all of those drinks? We also made time to eat in between too! Remember we started in the World Showplace with that Mac & Cheese which was very rich and filling so we finished the day with some really great bites!
Below you will find a Pork Tostada with a classic Margarita from Mexico which was good but definitely a "bite", a Mongolian Beef Bao Bun which was a better value with really yummy tender meat from China and lastly Piri Piri Skewered Shrimp with Citrus-Scented Couscous from the Africa booth which was totally the best value and was one of our favorites of the day.
We really enjoyed ourselves, the food and the drinks during our time at the Taste of Epcot Food and Wine Festival. There is no denying that this year is different however with a new perspective on life, only having one of them, we want to make those memories count more than ever! This year is Epcot's longest running Food and Wine Festival so there is still plenty of time for you to create your own tasty memories with your loved ones.
To book your next Walt Disney World vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today by clicking here!
This year has been strange with lots of changes in how we typically enjoy a visit to Walt Disney World, but we have some wonderful news that will get you excited to visit the "Most Magical Place On Earth" this holiday season! From Nov. 6th- Dec. 30th, you will be able to enjoy festive décor, themed merchandise, seasonal food & beverage offerings and entertainment all across the Walt Disney World Resort. Holiday magic will be in full force at the four theme parks and Disney Springs, and Santa Claus will make time for special pop-up appearances at each location, waving and exclaiming holiday wishes to all.
You will be delighted by the sight of festive flotillas at Disney's Animal Kingdom, holiday promenades at Epcot and merry motorcades at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Character cavalcades at Magic Kingdom Park will take on a special holiday twist, with Christmas friends on festive floats in their holiday finest. Gingerbread Men? Check! Elves and Reindeer? Check, check! And the Toy Soldiers will join the Main Street Philharmonic as they march through Magic Kingdom Park, bringing musical holiday cheer for all to hear.
When night falls, special projection effects will give a festive look to Cinderella Castle this year, providing a colorful backdrop for your photos. The appearance of the iconic castle will be transformed with a rotating series of designs including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green and gold ornamentation. This will be in place of the Castle Dream Lights. Other holiday experiences that draw big crowds will be on hiatus this year as well, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at Epcot. We will miss these experiences, but we’re so glad to be able to have some holiday magic in other creative ways to look forward to!
Of course, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a meal among friends and family. Minnie Mouse will be hosting a yuletide gathering for all her friends at Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios starting Nov. 6. Santa Goofy will be there, along with Minnie and more in their holiday best.
Shifting gears to Disney Springs (one of our favorite "adult places" in WDW), You will discover Christmas around every corner as you come across a collection of elaborately-decorated Disney Christmas trees spread throughout this retail, dining and entertainment destination. In the evening, those visiting areas within Town Center, West Side and The Landing will encounter a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to their holiday shopping. And to top it off, Jock Lindsey will once again be turning his hangar bar into Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar complete with delightful holiday décor and a delicious limited-time menu filled with festive favorites.
Disney Resort hotels will also be decked out for the holidays, with their lobbies featuring iconic trees and other festive flourishes. Sadly, their gingerbread displays will not return to the Resort hotels this year. While we know they are a favorite of people taking in the holiday décor, they’re not able to include those displays due to physical distancing guidelines.
Starting a bit later in the season, on Nov. 27, Disney will celebrate highlights from the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. Holiday kitchens will return around World Showcase promenade with favorites like American Holiday Table featuring Slow-roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Bavaria Holiday Kitchen with dishes like Cheese Fondue in a Bread Bowl.
Those visiting will be invited to step inside World ShowPlace to enjoy the returning group, JOYFUL!, who present a journey through R&B, Gospel, contemporary and traditional Christmas and holiday music. Also, the Voices of Liberty will bring their incredible 8-part harmonies to the America Gardens Theatre stage for a special concert of favorite carols and songs of the season. There are plenty more details about this festival to come, so stay tuned.
With the struggle this year has brought us, we are so excited to close the year out with these new holiday events Disney has announced. There’s a lot of holiday fun to see and do at Walt Disney World even if it is different than what we are used to.
To book your holiday vacation to Walt Disney World reach out to us today at Info@StarstuffTravel.com
Just when you though you heard it all, Disney comes along and makes another announcement for this upcoming Fall season! On September 25th, over in Hollywood Studios, Minnie's Seasonal Dining is set to make its big return and it is going to look slightly different than last time you were there! Enjoy getting into the Halloween spirit while waving and taking pictures of Minnie, Mickey and their friends during Minnie's Halloween Dine while enjoying a monster feast served to your table. it is sure to get you in the mood with lovely Halloween decorations, music and great food!
For our princess fans, you will be pleased to know that on September 24th, you can enjoy dining in Cinderellas Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom once again. Gaston’s Tavern, also in the Magic Kingdom, will return Sept. 4 and the ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopens for walk-in quick service for lunch beginning Oct. 8.
If you need any recommendations on which dining experiences will work best for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation, or to book your trip be sure to reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner!
A few days ago we talked about all the new fun Fall decor and activities Walt Disney World is going to be offering starting September 15th through out October 31st. Including a Halloween-themed cavalcade with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and pals wearing their favorite Halloween costumes as well as the fact that guests can also now wear their favorite costumes during their visit to Magic Kingdom during the same time frame (make sure to follow Disney's guidelines). Today we are going to go in-depth about one of our favorite subjects.........The mouth watering Fall treats you can find in every park!
For more information on what is happening this Fall in Walt Disney World, or to book your next vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today!
Although things may be different this year in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom this Halloween season, some of the things they are doing differently may be a nice surprise to those who thought Halloween was cancelled! Starting September 15th through October 31st, Main Street USA will be decked out in its best Fall decor. There will be a special Halloween-themed cavalcade with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and pals wearing their favorite Halloween costumes. Guests will also want to keep their eyes open to spot other Disney character friends dressed up and riding the horse-drawn trolley down Main Street, U.S.A. Soon the official Foodie Guide to Fall at Walt Disney World will be announced with the seasons "Must Have" treats!
You will also find the seasons hottest items such as a new spirit jersey, Loungefly backpack and candy-swirl Minnie Mouse headband, along with a selection of apparel inspired by Disney Villains and more in select locations around the park.
And for the BIGGEST NEWS YET! For the first time in Walt Disney World history guests of all ages can wear their funniest, Disney-ist, most creative costumes during Magic Kingdoms regular operating hours from Sept. 15 to Oct. 31. With the low crowd levels and the fun new details they have in place, it is sure shaping up to be a fantastic Fall!
(As an important reminder, costume masks are not permitted for adults; only children younger than 14 years old are permitted to wear costume masks. In addition, all guests are required to wear approved face coverings during their visit.)
To book your Walt Disney World Fall vacation, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner today!
It is no secret to those who know me, I absolutely adore Las Vegas, and was so excited to be able to get back there this month. We typically stay across the street at the Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino but this time we spent our week at the stunning Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and we fell in love!
For starters this hotel is nicely placed right in the middle of the strip so the convenience factor is key. You can even walk out of the back door of the Cosmopolitan, walk up to the Vdara and take the short bridge between Vdara and Bellagio to eliminate being out in the heat for to long. Otherwise this hotel is just a moments walk away from Bellagio by walking out the front door and to the left. There is also a nearby tram that takes you between the Bellagio down to Park MGM (both the tram and Park MGM are currently closed) so it is really easy to get around from this specific area.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is home to 3,027 beautiful stylish rooms and modern suites and is one of the only hotels on the Vegas strip with rooms/suites that have a terrace! As you can see in the above video, we had a lovely Terrace Studio Premium Fountain View that has views of the Las Vegas skyline and the famous Bellagio dancing fountains. This view was not only beautiful to soak in at night but also breathtaking to wake up to! Below you will find a short video of me showing you the view during the day along with some pictures of early in the morning and at night.
For those who like to gamble, this casino is one of our favorites in Vegas. It is a large 100,000 square foot floor with glamorous floor to ceiling windows and beautiful long crystal chandeliers. The service on the floor is top notch and you will never go thirsty with a waitress always around the corner.
Every Vegas hotel has a pretty awesome pool but here at the Cosmopolitan, you will find three pools to choose from! The Boulevard pool is the largest with an upbeat atmosphere and a multi-level sundeck. It has a bar, restaurant and lounge, multiple flat-screen TVs, as well as private cabanas and purple daybeds available to book, and in-water lounge chairs (my favorite to relax on). On Monday evenings, the marquee at Boulevard Pool transforms into a colossal movie screen, showing your favorite films high above The Las Vegas Strip. From classic films to modern blockbusters, imagine how fun it is to take a dip or lounge poolside as you sip on handcrafted, movie-themed cocktails and enjoy creative movie snacks under the stars. In the winter time, the Boulevard pool transforms into an outdoor ice skating rink. Does it get any better than this?
Guests looking for a daytime party atmosphere will want to check out the Marquee Dayclub pool, which is an extension of Marquee nightclub. Marquee is an adults only day club with a non-stop party atmosphere. Its multi-level pool deck hosts one of Vegas’ hottest day-time parties, though like the Boulevard pool, Marquee is seasonal.
The Chelsea pool is intended to be the hotel’s family-friendly, quiet oasis. While we were there we did see some families utilizing both the Boulevard and The Chelsea pool. The Chelsea is a smaller pool area and is The Cosmopolitan’s only pool that’s also open year-round.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is home to some of the best dining in all of Vegas, offering 26 dining options! Your going to be able to find absolutely anything your taste buds desire. I have a list of options for you to review just by clicking here. Below you will find a few pictures of our dining experiences from during our stay at the hotel.
Elite Burgers HOLSTEINS
Multi-cultural WICKED SPOON
American BLUE RIBBON
Bold Sandwiches LARDO
The Cosmopolitan is within walking distance of the Strip’s best attractions, dining, and nightlife. You do not even really need to rent a car, since taxis and ride-share services are all over. Also, as we spoke about earlier, the tram stops at the Crystals shopping center (which connects to the Aria Hotel), the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, and the Bellagio when it is open. McCarran International Airport is a 10-minute drive from the property making it that much more convenient. Take a peek at our full property tour below to really get a feel on how perfect the hotel is.
To book your next Las Vegas getaway, reach out to a Starstuff Travel Planner at Info@StarstuffTravel.com