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Anybody been to Vegas?

  • Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    I haven’t. But I’m going!! Next month!

    I’m not a gambler, but it was a challenge to find a place where neither of us had been so, Vegas it is. What is there to do there besides gamble and eat? Has anyone been? What are the best places to stay…or where did you stay? Anything NOT to miss?

    Also, did you go to any shows? We’d like to, but there are so many. Wondering if anyone has any recommendations…or places to start. What would you do if you were in Vegas for a week?

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  • yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    No I haven’t but I’d like to as well. We would never gamble but I’d like to go just for fun! Interested to see what people say!

    mneme
    mneme
    Participant

    Since I lived there for a year…

    If you want to stay on the Strip, the Aria is gorgeous and less expensive than some of the others in the area. If you are not limited to the Strip, I would stay at Green Valley Ranch. It is a “station” casino – it’s actually in Henderson, about 15 minutes from the Strip and is a gorgeous area. There are tons of parks nearby, nice restaurants, and a cute little “downtown” type shopping district. Plus, if you stay there, you are only about 30 minutes from the Hoover Dam, also pretty close to Ethel M Chocolate Factory, which has a free tour (pretty boring) and a cool cactus garden.

    If you like shopping, there are two major outlet malls – the big one near the strip, and the older one further south. There is also Town Square, which is a cool outdoor type shopping mall which also features bars/restaurants, and some entertainment venues sometimes.

    As for eating, if you are there on the weekend, head south to the M Resort. They have an AWESOME buffet – pretty pricey, but worth it if you like seafood and steak and goodies. There is a great place there for breakfast, too – Hash House A Go Go. I about ate myself sick there once, LOL.

    And of course, on the Strip there are all the standard shows, plenty of movie theaters etc. There is the shark reef at Mandalay, but it is like $20 pp so I never went. The only thing I really did on the Strip was the dinner show at Excalibur, which was fun but rather pricey. Oh, the Belagio has a great garden area that rotates different themes, so check that out. It is free and there is a nice candy store behind it with a chocolate fountain :)

    In short, I would head out of town to the Hoover Dam. It’s the one thing in the area that you really SHOULD see. The rest is just meh.

    mneme
    mneme
    Participant

    Oh, and by the way… by day the Strip is pretty mundane, but starting around 5, the people are drunk and stumbling around. Once it is dark, there are people on nearly every corner handing out “cards,” advertising for strip clubs. They are easy to avoid – just keep walking – but still annoying.

    lilybell
    lilybell
    Participant

    I haven’t but my fiance wants to go for our honeymoon. My friend and her boyfriend went last year. They said the Cris Angel show was awesome. Personally that isn’t my thing but thought it was awesome.

    I on the other hand am a gambler. I have to be careful only to take the money I can afford to lose into a casino and not take any checks or atm cards either. I think that if we go we’d go to the cirque d soile (probably not spelled right)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I haven’t but I’d love to go one for a weekend or something just to see what it’s like. I hope you guys have a great time!


    embra
    Participant

    I haven’t been, but everyone I know who has says the Cirque du Soleil is the thing you shouldn’t miss. Have fun!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    You’ll have to be sure and post pics and tell us all you did!


    mamabear
    Participant

    yes, treated by my older sister and BIL. great getway weekend fun.

    my husband’s brother and his wants to go next year to get married.

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    I have never been but my H has gone several times – he likes to gamble though. He liked the Hoover Damn.
    Have fun!

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