U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-14-2007, 06:39 PM
 
79 posts, read 194,454 times
Reputation: 41

Advertisements

My husband and I took our teens to Vegas, we had a great time. Paris had great!!!! deserts.

We did McDonalds for Breakfast and spent money on dinners!

There is a great show at the end of the strip, The Rat Pack, skip the dinner and just go to the show if you like Frank & Dean impersonators. The "O" show was not to be missed. Go to Hoover Dam, it was not that far and it was a great side trip.!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-15-2007, 05:06 AM
 
20,793 posts, read 55,216,430 times
Reputation: 10565
You could spend days just walking up and down the strip looking at the hotels and not spend a dime on anything but food and a place to sleep. All the hotels have free shows, attractions, etc. My tip for you is to pack a cardigan sweater/sweatshirt of some sort if you plan to go in and out of the casinos. They are kept at about 50° or so it seems. You want something that is easy to take on/off.

When we were in Vegas the Rio had a wonderful buffet for dinner, it was HUGE.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: The Big D
14,874 posts, read 38,065,437 times
Reputation: 5787
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfgal View Post
You could spend days just walking up and down the strip looking at the hotels and not spend a dime on anything but food and a place to sleep. All the hotels have free shows, attractions, etc. My tip for you is to pack a cardigan sweater/sweatshirt of some sort if you plan to go in and out of the casinos. They are kept at about 50° or so it seems. You want something that is easy to take on/off.

When we were in Vegas the Rio had a wonderful buffet for dinner, it was HUGE.
You can also get A LOT of free entertainment in Vegas in the form of people watching. OMYGOSH!!! It is THE BEST place on earth to people watch. Of course the best times of day/night to see all of the really interesting characters is typically 2am-5am in the casinos. I can stay up all night in Vegas in the casinos.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2007, 09:10 AM
 
4,271 posts, read 14,167,161 times
Reputation: 3374
I LOVE people watching. When my husband and I lived in upstate NY, we would head to NYY for the day while he shopped for comic books and I'd people watch all day at a cafe. It was so much fun!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: The Big D
14,874 posts, read 38,065,437 times
Reputation: 5787
Quote:
Originally Posted by foma View Post
I LOVE people watching. When my husband and I lived in upstate NY, we would head to NYY for the day while he shopped for comic books and I'd people watch all day at a cafe. It was so much fun!
Then you MUST pace yourself and be ready to stay up all night hanging out in the casinos. OMYGOSH!!! It is a hoot the people I have seen. Have a couple of bucks you don't mind gambling w/ on something like blackjack (my fave) and find a good table and park. The characters that come in when the shows are over with are something else. You will literally wonder where in the world do they buy clothes/shoes like THAT! Guys in strange fur coats, etc. Then what cracks me up are these really young people that are dropping thousands a hand on the tables. Where do they get the money? I swear one time in Vegas I was at a blackjack table w/ some members of the mafia. They were very nice but I'd bet everything they were mafia. Where are you staying?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
33,089 posts, read 61,926,149 times
Reputation: 55533
Ride the roller coaster at New York New York!

If you have time, rent a car, get a road map, and take a side trip to Death Valley. What an amazing place. There's a ghost town on the way there called Rhyolite that's fun to walk through.

I'll second seeing the Treasure Island show, Fremont Street, the dancing fountain at Bellagio, the gardens at the Flamingo, etc.

If you have the time and funds to see a show, do it! The best $50 I've ever spent was seeing Tom Jones at the MGM. If there's something you want to see and it's sold out, sometimes the box office will release tickets just before the show. Don't be afraid to ask.

My favorite casinos were the Tropicana and the Flamingo Hilton. They seemed less chaotic, and the staff were friendlier. If you really want to avoid chaos in the casinos, go to the smaller ones a block or two off the strip. The minimums at those casinos are lower as well.

Have a great trip!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2007, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
4,486 posts, read 15,545,184 times
Reputation: 3991
Quote:
Then you MUST pace yourself and be ready to stay up all night hanging out in the casinos. OMYGOSH!!! It is a hoot the people I have seen. Have a couple of bucks you don't mind gambling w/ on something like blackjack (my fave) and find a good table and park. The characters that come in when the shows are over with are something else. You will literally wonder where in the world do they buy clothes/shoes like THAT! Guys in strange fur coats, etc. Then what cracks me up are these really young people that are dropping thousands a hand on the tables. Where do they get the money? I swear one time in Vegas I was at a blackjack table w/ some members of the mafia. They were very nice but I'd bet everything they were mafia. Where are you staying?
I also think that people watching is half the fun! I mean you see EVERY type of person in Vegas and when some personalities collide, it makes for a comedy.

I LOVE blackjack, it's addicting. It's the one game that I actually have an advantage in (yes, I taught myself how to count cards and I'm proud of that fact). Blackjack just stimulates my entire brain to focus on the numbers and I guess you could compare my blackjack playing to like a drug addict getting high. I'm not a huge gambler and I rarely play slots (if I do I won't play more than $100) but blackjack is a different story. I usually play $20/ hand and I HAVE sat at a blackjack table in Vegas from 8 a.m. to midnight without leaving besides going to the bathroom. It's my poision.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-15-2007, 10:06 PM
 
4,271 posts, read 14,167,161 times
Reputation: 3374
oh boy speedy ... we'll probably spend about $60 total on gambling! My Mom is probably the most excited about the gambling. My and Hubby are going just for fun!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2007, 12:43 PM
 
32,744 posts, read 18,199,512 times
Reputation: 35414
check out www.a2zlasvegas.com and read the trip reports.

When downtown, STAY ON THE CASINO sidewalks. Do NOT go across the street, Vegas has a lot of predators waiting for tourists to stray.

Read the tripreports from a2zlasvegas. Everyone shares their trip and you will get loads of tips on where to stay, what to see, eat, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-20-2007, 02:36 PM
 
28,673 posts, read 41,219,100 times
Reputation: 37417
I haven't read all the posts, but as fairly regular visitors to LV here is what we do and have learned:

1. Use the city bus. You can get a 24 hour pass for around $5.00 and you do see some very interesting people on it. The new ones are double decker. Use the monorail too. It's fast, but more expensive. The monorail at Luxor is a short run, but free. Cabs are very expensive.

2. We always stay at the Luxor. Not a must by any means, we just like it there.

3. Check the Venetian, Belagio, and Caesars for gardens, museums, and art displays. If you go to the animal displays do not stand behind tiger or lions. They spray and if you get hit you will not be a happy camper.

4. Buy a traveler's belt or pouch. We each have one. Mine loops around my belt and hangs down my leg under my pants. It has a black and a brown loop so belt/pants color is pretty much covered. My wife's wraps around her waist, and the pockets are in front under her clothes.

5. If you're flying take some sandwich size Ziploc bags. At the airport place all your metal items and coins in them and place the bag in the tub that goes through the scanner. At the other end grab the bag, stuff it in a pocket or purse, and worry about sorting out stuff later.

You can fly gliders while you're there. Drive stock cars, go to the Grand Canyon, the dam (no more tours if I heard right ), Fremont Street is great at night. The Fremont Casino was a great place to play 2 deck Blackjack (Averaged $100 an hour over 6 hours and got a free dinner) and slots. Visit the M&M's Store: What a hoot! You can ride the roller coaster at NY NY, or the Stratosphere.

Talk to people. There are people from all over the world in Vegas. Get to know them. Most are there to enjoy themselves so they're usually open to conversation! My main rule is to have a good time. BJ and poker are the games I play and when I sit down at a BJ table I introduce myself, ask if the others would prefer I wait until he current shoe is finished and find out where everyone is from. I then make sure we're having fun. If there isn't a party going before I get there, there is after I show up.

I'm sure I'm forgetting more than I mentioned.

Watch your wallet, watch the people, have a good time!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top