Las Vegas info anyone?

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  1. MTME

    MTME Well-Known Member

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    Well I am taking someone's advice on these boards and getting away wuith my husband just the two of us.
    He's been so nice these past few days helping me with well basically everything since I couldn't even move with the spinal cord stimulator on that I am going to surprise him on his birthday in the end of September.
    I am going to take him to a 3 day trip to Vegas, just the two of us.
    He going to go see a couple of shows he's always wanted to see, see the strip at night, (we aren't gamblers so we aren't going to do that), arrange for a day spa morning, etc, and basically see the sights.
    The last time I was in Vegas was 2008 and that was with 88 teenagers so we stayed at Circus Circus kid friendsly hotel and didn't really see the strip.
    We want to see Blue Man'd group again so I was thinkikng at staying at the Venetian. plus it's in the middle of the strip.
    We've never really been to Vegas soooo.....

    So for those used to Vegas, anything you can recommend?
    We have a little bit of money so don't be too conservative. Please don't recommend topless shows because those don't work either, no topless shows, no gambling, and we aren't really night club people as we don't drink. (and my hubby don't dance)
    What hotel do you recommend? ANy shows you recommend? Any sights or other special thing you recommend?

    Vegas.com has some great deals even better deasl than AAA when I went to talk to them.

    Any suggestions and ideas are welcome. Remember it's a birthday/romantic get away (and its a surprise, I even stole his bosses phone number off his phone to ask her to schedule him certain days off and my family is taking our son)
    Please and thank you.
     
  2. MTME

    MTME Well-Known Member

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    no one knows anything about Vegas?
     
  3. Cavshock

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    You said no topless shows and no gambling so that would leave....lol.
    Even though you aren't going to gamble still check out the casinos. You can get tickets to shows that are held in them without gambling. One of the casinos used to have these lions that would sleep on this glass ceiling that you could walk under.
    I can't remember which casino has what but one of them has a pirate boat show on the outside and I think the Bellagio has the water fountain show outside. It is even better at night.
    Can't remember what else we did when we were there, pretty sure there was a dolphin show but i could be confused about that.

    Chuck
     
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    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    Treasure Island has the pirate ship.

    Bellagio has the Fountains show

    The picture of the sign at the start of the strip.

    I shot guns here: Machine Guns Vegas - Las Vegas on Full Auto
    They can pick you up, too.

    I'd see the show "O"

    There's high end shopping.

    But other than titty bars, gambling, I just appreciated the fact that this place is completely manmade, with no natural resources and otherwise a barren wasteland desert.
     
  5. kaos

    kaos the original thirteen

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    I stayed at the Planet Hollywood Towers w/ my wife last year for 4 days, and we had a blast..We dont drink and didnt see topless shows and it was still fun..Ive also been there 4-5 times w/ the militay as well..Easily one of my fav cities
     
  6. MTME

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    I have my heart set on the venetian (I think) though it is a bit more expensive than what I wanted
    They are in the middle of the strip, have a great spa and blue mans group who we are going to see is there.
     
  7. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    My wife's cousin lives in Vegas so we make regular visits. There's plenty of things to do in Vegas on a budget. Honestly the Venetian is nice but it is definitely expensive. I've stayed at the Excalibur several times and while its nothing special, it's reasonably priced. It's not very centraly located but a walk across the skybridge to the MGM Grand will give you access to the monorail which will take you up and down the strip.

    There are plenty of sights to see that are free, the Bellagio fountain is one of my absolute favorites. There's also the Atrium in the Bellagio which changes themes for all of the seasons and Christmas. Treasure Island has the pirate show, the Mirage has the volcano, Ceasar's has some anamatronic shows, one about the fall of Atlantis and one with living statues (they're corny but free!), the MGM Grand has a small lion habitat...not to mention plenty of things to take in while walking through casinos.

    Another suggestion is going to Fremont Street (the old strip). It's not as impressive but its a lot cheaper there. Plus they typically have live music on top of the awesome Fremont Street Experience, which is light shows set to music projected on the covering that spans the entire length of the street.

    The only show I've seen was the Cirque Du Soleil show Mystere and it was great...I think one of the cheaper ones too but I could be wrong about that.

    They do offer deals on some of the attractions, I can't remember the exact amount (it was around $80 I think) but you could choose three shows at select casinos. We did the Sigfreid and Roy's Habitat at the Mirage, the Bodies Exhibit at the Luxor and the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay.

    As for food, any of the buffets are great but I loved the one at the Rio (its just off the strip but a shuttle will take you there straight from Harrah's). Hash house Agogo is an absolute must, it's in the Imperial Palace. Best breakfast I've ever had in my life. Kerry's Gormet Burgers in Harrah's was really good...from what I remember lol. I was pretty intoxicated when we went there. Ellis Island is just off the strip as well but it has some GREAT food despite looking like a shithole.

    I don't gamble at all I just drink, eat and walk my ass off!
     
  8. TimToyGeek

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    I go to Vegas a couple of times a year, and I'm not really into gambling, so I have some recommendations:

    I really enjoyed staying at the Cosmopolitan, it's a cool new hotel that even if you're not going to stay there is worth seeing. Good shops and restaurants, including China Poblano, which is a Chinese/Mexican place.

    Shopping - the Fashion Show mall is very good, big and complete. There are a couple of outlet malls that are worth visiting if you have a car.

    I agree on Hash House a Gogo for breakfast, there are a few locations in town. My favorite place in LV is Lotus of Siam - they have amazing Thai food, and have won numerous awards. It's off strip but not too far. If you like or are at least interested in Thai food, it's a must.

    I'm not really a show person, they're okay but you can get just as much enjoyment walking around the hotels and the strip in my opinion.

    And bring comfortable shoes! Things are farther apart than you think in LV, and most of the time it's really hot. Keep drinking water.

    Tim
    "toy geek"
     
  9. Big Dawg

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    I usually stay at the MGM when I go to Vegas now. Great prices for rooms, cool stuff in the hotel, and they have one of the best Cirque shows on the strip (KA- which you get a healthy discount to because you are staying at the hotel- I think my wife and I saved $50 off our total tickets because of staying at the hotel). It was also super cool to walk out and see lions every time you leave the hotel (real live lions inside the hotel, they're awesome). It's on one end of the strip, but you really aren't that far from anything when you are on the strip. MGM is directly across the street from New york new York and the hotel with the giant aquarium, so that's cool.

    I agree with you though that the Venetian is a beautiful hotel. I proposed to my wife at the Eifel tower retaurant. I even called ahead and told them it was a special occassion and they gave me the best seat in the house at the corner overlooking the Bellagio fountains (although the $500 bill at the end of the meal was a little hard to swallow, oh well, I impressed the hell out of the woman of my dreams with it so that's a bonus).
     
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    Also, if your hubby enjoys his steaks, book a reservation at Smith and Wollinski's on the strip- best steak I have ever eaten in my life!!!!
     
  11. MTME

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    what the hotel with the giant aquarium?
    thanks for all the advice!!! Can't wait!!
     
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    Caesar's Palace I believe. It's the one with the robotic Greek God's show in front of the aquarium?
     
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    Actually I was referring to the Mandalay bay (never been to ceasar's palace). My wife and I went through the aquarium and it was insane. You get to pet giant manta rays (I was too chicken to do so as when we were there was about a month after one killed the corcodile hunter), be underwater with crazy sharks (I believe they have some of the biggest sharks in captivity) and things that looked like they were straight out of jurrasic park.
     
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    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    I was there on my birthday last year for the first time. Had a great time on the Strip, but if I could pick some favorite places - BLT Burger in the Mirage was so damn good I'd go back there now, and if it put me in a diabetic coma, I'd die happy. The buffet at the Mirage was pretty damn good too, as I recall.

    Enjoyed the Rainforest Cafe at the MGM also.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I'm sorry, Vegas has this AMAZING STRIP CLUB......

    It is Walmart sized with about 15 rows of poles; 5 women to a set

    :eek: 


    I'm gonna have to go back this year....

    Outside of that, watch out for the guys selling hookers lol! The hookers have business cards (nude cards) that guys hand out on the strip.

    Keep an eye on your husband lol
     
  16. Big Dawg

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    Oh the dirty clicky card guys... The only bad part of Vegas IMO
     
  17. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    It'll cost $36 ($18 each), but you should go to the top of the Stratosphere. The view is amazing, both day and night. I spent an hour at the top, just enjoying the view a month and a half ago. If you want to get there cheap, take the Deuce. $7 for a 24 hour pass, per person.
     
  18. MTME

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    take the Deuce??
     
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    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's part of the Las Vegas transit system. It's a double decker bus that goes between the downtown transit center and the strip.
     
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    A few thoughts:
    1. Rent a car if you can.
    2. Go downtown at night to check out old Vegas and check ou the light show and old people.
    3. Drive to the Hover Dam and envision that Starscream is attacking.
    4. Have fun!
     

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