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Old 05-20-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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Well, I'm heading to Vegas this Wed. I can't wait!! Thanks again to everybody who gave their advice. I really appreciate it!
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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As people said, watch your wallet. In fact, I would take out all but the absolute necessary ID and money (making a photocopy of the ID) and put it in a f anny pack that you keep on your waist in FRONT! Leave the rest of your wallet/purse locked in your room. Liz

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Old 05-20-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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We stayed at Caesars, the rooms are great. We felt like we WUZ RICH FOLKS!

Its been said already, but we loved the 3D ride/movie in the forum shops. Its a blast. Have fun and by all means check out the fountain show in front of the Bellagio. Its free and runs twice an hour. They played Frank Sinatra when we were there. IT IS AWESOME.

Remember the slots are notoriously tight. I blew my entire gambling fund the first night. Luckily I hit on the quarter machines and used that money to see some shows. Go see the magician Lance Burton. We paid 105 bucks, but once at the theater we upgraded to third row seats for 5 bucks more. He is great.

Vegas in the adult version of disney world. You will love it.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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One more thing - this is something my husband always does and now I do it when I go to Vegas with my friends. When you get to your show, they can always find you better, closer seats if you slip the concierge a $20 bill.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:14 PM
 
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One more thing - this is something my husband always does and now I do it when I go to Vegas with my friends. When you get to your show, they can always find you better, closer seats if you slip the concierge a $20 bill.
hahahah ... did you ever watch Friends? There's an episode where Chandler is trying to tip the hostess so they could get seated and he keeps messing it up. That would b eme! ... And my husband wouldn't be any better, probably worse!

Thanks for the tip though.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Ballwin, MO
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I'm watching Friends as I write this.

I'm going to focus on food and getting around. For the best buffet (unbelievable) go to the Bellagio at lunch. Almost the same as dinner but half the price. For one of the best deli's in the country go to the Stages Deli in the Forum Shops at Caesars (there are others, but this is the one). Either way, don't miss the Forum Shops and the statue shows.

I disagree about not getting a car for driving the strip. On travelocity.com you can get a car extremely cheap and the hotels are a very long walk from one to the other and they are usually situated pretty far from the street. The city busses are always packed and don't go as often as you'd want and the monorail only goes on one side of the strip and at the rear of those hotels so it's a long walk to get to the other side....LONG WALK. With a car you can drive easily to each hotel you want to go to, have vallet take the car at the front door, and pick it up for free. I always tip either $2 or $3 when I get the car depending on how long I'm there. Ten hotels are $20-$30 and that will be more than you'll probably go to. Leave the walking for once you're inside the shops and casinos as there will be a lot of it.

I don't have to say have fun, because you can't help but have fun. I love that town, and never gamble. People watching and eating are my favorite things so Las Vegas is one of my favorite places to visit.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:59 PM
 
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Neither my husband nor I are gamblers either so I'm looking forward to the people watching, too!
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Oh, another thing - I always take a cab so I don't have to deal with parking. It's very rare that you are ever going to get an up close parking space anywhere, so I just take a cab and i don't have to worry about it. Usually I'm with friends and we all split the cost.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:05 PM
 
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If you are from the north, be very careful outside. It is a dry heat and you will not notice heat stroke or profuse sweating like you do in humid states. Easy on the hard beverages and opt for water in the day time.
You MUST see the Knights of the Roundtable Show at the Excalibur, get the tickets a day or two before the show you want to see. They are very reasonable in price, every seat is perfect and the dinner experience is great.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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Thanks chaos. We live in Arizona so we are aware of the dry heat thankfully. I will keep a close eye out on my Mom though. Good think we don't drink alcohol either so I'm not worried about that either. Man, we neither drink nor gamble and we're going to vegas. Go figure!
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