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Old 08-05-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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That's great and all, but you still aren't giving me a reason to want to go there. Casino destination, family fun destination and party destination, none of that interests me. Pittsburgh for example has the Carnegie Museums and all the old architecture which really appeals to me...
Okay... Then go to Pittsburgh, and be the guy that's never been to Vegas.
That's fine too.

And be prepared to tell everyone of your exciting trip to Carnegie Museum...

I've been to Pittsburgh a few times. Yawn... It's..... Not my cup of tea. At all.
Although, I DID have some pretty good food there...
(Had x10 better time in Vegas)
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Okay... Then go to Pittsburgh, and be the guy that's never been to Vegas.
That's fine too.

And be prepared to tell everyone of your exciting trip to Carnegie Museum...

I've been to Pittsburgh a few times. Yawn... It's..... Not my cup of tea. At all.
Although, I DID have some pretty good food there...
(Had x10 better time in Vegas)
Not everybody likes the same things. I'd be interested in Vegas if I knew about some things there that would be interesting to ME, but so far nothing. So far Vegas sounds like Disney World with Casinos. Which is fine, lots of people like Disney World, but that never looked very interesting to me personally.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I am so hesitant to jump in here but seriously your discussion is not making any headway. I can empathize with both of you (Psyko and Man of the North). My interests lie more in line with MOTN although I do enjoy doing it all. But Psyko has made it very clear what she is into and Vegas is almost certainly the most consistent destination in the US for that kind of excitement. Why would she concern herself with learning about things she's not interested in? If you, MOTN, really want to know more about what Vegas has to offer, go ask the Vegas forum or research the web. I guarantee you Vegas tourism info is out there that will try to lure in all types of visitors with every type of interest, so you will find what you are looking for there. Definitely better information than from someone who obviously doesn't care about the same things as you.

FWIW, some Vegas hotels have more treasured artwork than major museums in other cities. And the overall restaurant quality is better than most other cities in the world. But, yeah, I've only been there once and I did not really go to experience the fine arts or high culture.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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FWIW, some Vegas hotels have more treasured artwork than major museums in other cities. And the overall restaurant quality is better than most other cities in the world. But, yeah, I've only been there once and I did not really go to experience the fine arts or high culture.
You are right, a quick google search does show that they do have some interesting looking museums there (Mob Museum, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, National Atomic Testing Museum, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas) It's not making Las Vegas a top ten destination city in the US for me, and I don't know if I'd want to save up money to go there by myself, but if I ever end up going with family or friends it looks like there are some things that I could do there.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I am so hesitant to jump in here but seriously your discussion is not making any headway. I can empathize with both of you (Psyko and Man of the North). My interests lie more in line with MOTN although I do enjoy doing it all. But Psyko has made it very clear what she is into and Vegas is almost certainly the most consistent destination in the US for that kind of excitement. Why would she concern herself with learning about things she's not interested in? If you, MOTN, really want to know more about what Vegas has to offer, go ask the Vegas forum or research the web. I guarantee you Vegas tourism info is out there that will try to lure in all types of visitors with every type of interest, so you will find what you are looking for there. Definitely better information than from someone who obviously doesn't care about the same things as you.

FWIW, some Vegas hotels have more treasured artwork than major museums in other cities. And the overall restaurant quality is better than most other cities in the world. But, yeah, I've only been there once and I did not really go to experience the fine arts or high culture.
Very well put. Thanks...

No updates yet. I assume she's still working on her budget planning.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I personally think Vegas is a snooze, and I doubt I'll ever have another reason to go there, but it's definitely an iconic American city that a well-travelled citizen should check out at least once. Most people seem to love it. Even if you don't, you can get a true feel for an aspect of Americana in fully concentrated form unlike anywhere else in the world. And the museums, there are numerous interesting museums. And some good food.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:37 PM
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10? Honestly, I don't think America has 10 must-see cities like Europe does. But if I must...

#1 - New York City
#2 - Boston
#3 - Washington, D.C.
#4 - Philadelphia
#5 - San Francisco
#6 - Seattle
#7 - Chicago
#8 - Las Vegas
#9 - Miami
#10 - Los Angeles
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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For the US:

New Orleans
Savannah
Charleston SC
Seattle
Portland (maybe)
...after that, eh.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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Boston and Philadelphia are the most important, being though they STARTED this country...
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