I continued my walking tour of the east side of the strip by going into the Venetian. Right out front is a large pond where you can ride in a gondola. If it is too windy for you, you can go inside and ride in a gondola through the canals of Venice.
They even have a smaller version of St. Marks Square. On the real square, they feed pigeons. On this smaller square, they feed people.
When you drive up to the hotel entrance, you will drive under a huge carport (80 to 100 feet deep) with paintings overhead.
Once checked in, you will be walking down this beautiful hallway that has the floor laid out so it looks like the pattern is 3-D.
Once you are in the shopping area, you may find one of their famous mimes.