Resorts World Catskills
There's this small part of me that absolutely loves a good casino vacation. I grew up going to Atlantis for spring break and had a blast in the resort casino. More recently, I booked a flight to Vegas when I was drunk with my friends and woke up to realize none of my other friends did it. I sadly didn't go to Vegas alone (thank god for 24 hour refundable tickets), but I did think, "wow I wish there was a New York Vegas that wouldn't cost me hours on a plane and a small fortune to visit." And a year later, guess what happened?! New York Vegas happened. And it's called Resorts World Catskills.
It's about an hour and a half outside of the city and I highly recommend checking it out if you have that Vegas itch that you've got to scratch. Let me tell you about the weekend.
We kicked off the opening weekend with a Gavin DeGraw concert. Yes, he's back and he came in hot. I had one too many vodka sodas, so I ended up at their 24/7 diner.
I'm sorry I thought that pic was cute? My eyes were dead. My soul was alive. Another fun thing I did this night was gamble (because casinos never close :)) and I also announced to an entire restaurant that I was going to drink from my glass upside down to cure my hiccups. Why? No idea. But why not because I was at Resorts World Catskills and everyone was extremely nice and accepting of fun, unconventional behavior.
Next morning, I ate through my hangover with breakfast at the 24/7 Diner. Incase you didn't get it, this diner is open 24/7 for all the gamblers and drinkers out there. Basically, Resorts World Catskills supports a great time, and I support that.
After breakfast, I went to the spa. Because this is vacation after all.
Then, dinner at Cellaio Steak (the new restaurant run by Scott Conant) was extremely necessary.
Here we are serving cheesy risotto. I'd also be lying if I said this was the last thing I ate that night....
...Because I ended up ordering a cheeseburger and ice cream before bed. Resorts World Catskills is the type of place where you can do that and no one judges you.
I'd say it was a successful weekend.