Las Vegas Bound Driving From New Mexico to Nevada | EP 27 Road Trip VLOG

Goodbye Santa Fe, to Vegas and Beyond

Our time in Santa Fe New Mexico had unfortunately come to an end. We are on a schedule after all and will have to revisit this lovely town another time. With the car loaded back up and with coffee in hand we miraculously left on time from our stay at the Los Palomas Bed & Breakfast with our sights set on Las Vegas, Nevada. Our plan was for a few days of fun and relaxation which ended up us eating a lot and working remotely.

We made the 9.5 hour drive though some of my favorite desert landscapes in New Mexico. We drove completely across Arizona before heading Northwest to arrive in Las Vegas Nevada just as the sun set!

Our stay at the Mirage Hotel and Casino

View of Las Vegas at Dusk © Joel Hartz

Vegas was a treat and we enjoyed daily breakfast buffets at Cravings in the Mirage Hotel as part of a sweet deal we got with our rooms! If your into working out the Mirage has a pretty well equipped gym as well, not to mention arguably the best pool in Vegas. It was too cold to enjoy the pool on this trip but we did get some much needed exercise in in the gym. The gym time helped to work off some of the excess calories from our eating and Happy Hour frenzy!

How to get Free Parking in Las Vegas at MGM properties

Free parking at Las Vegas hotels is no longer the norm anymore. But there are ways to get your parking for free. Parking at the Mirage (or any MGM property) was free for me as Pearl status MLife member.

If your active duty military, veteran, or first responder you can get automatic Pearl status with proof of service! That is a huge advantage as it meant we saved $20 a day on parking alone.

You also get additional discounts at the other various MGM properties in Las Vegas and beyond. The additional discounts change somewhat frequently so be sure to visit their website or using their MGM Resorts app for the latest deals.

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Happy Wandering!

Joel and Michelle