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    Cool Las Vegas Advice

    The Mrs. and I are headed to Vegas in 30 days. This is our first time. We are staying on the Strip.

    We are not big gamblers but I may play some blackjack and she may play some slots. Where should we gamble? Where should we eat? Where should we drink? Where should we PARTY!?

    Any advice would be AWESOME! Thanks!


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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    Don't go! Just kidding - people watching is always cheap entertainment, walk down the strip, see the fountains @ Bellagio, do video poker @ a bar and drink for free.



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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    Catch pretty much any of the shows they are all good. I am partial to the Circ ones.

    One of the best times we have had out there is learning to gamble. Most hotels will have classes on things like craps and that in the morning set up as a class. They go slower and explain the bets to you. Pretty cool.



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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    I don't gamble much, but there are tables that are a lot cheaper than the Strip if you go down to Fremont Street. I would make sure that you take plenty of time to just roam around and look at everything - I personally have never spent more than about a half hour or so (max) each day gambling each time I've gone.

    Where you should eat probably depends on where you're staying - each casino has its own restaurants that are great, and there are nearby casinos that also have featured eateries. The buffets aren't really that great of a deal on the Strip - there are some good ones, but most are overpriced (unless you eat a ton) for the quality that you get.


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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    put a 100 on black, then walk away.




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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    On the strip they have "tix-4-tonite" booths that sell discounted show tickets, up to 60% off which makes them somewhat resonable. I recommend Penn and Teller at the Rio, a very entertaining show.



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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    I would say go to a sportbook and watch sports for a couple hours and drink for free while your wife shops, but you arent going in a group. O'Sheas has cheap drinks and I loved the fish & chips stand in the "city street" of NYNY


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    Last time we were there we rented a car and went to the Valley of Fire. Very interesting scenery, well worth the money for the car. If you do go, bring your own food and drinks - the only thing available in the entire park is a dirty looking drinking fountain at the visitor's center.

    Ka is a great show to go to - and sitting in the front row is worth the extra money, just keep your feet tucked or you'll trip the actors.


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    I recommend eating at espn zone. I'll tell ya i had one hell of an amazing steak there.




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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I don't gamble much, but there are tables that are a lot cheaper than the Strip if you go down to Fremont Street. I would make sure that you take plenty of time to just roam around and look at everything - I personally have never spent more than about a half hour or so (max) each day gambling each time I've gone.

    Where you should eat probably depends on where you're staying - each casino has its own restaurants that are great, and there are nearby casinos that also have featured eateries. The buffets aren't really that great of a deal on the Strip - there are some good ones, but most are overpriced (unless you eat a ton) for the quality that you get.
    I like downtown as well. Rooms are cheaper (not as nice as most strip properties but not fleabag either), table minimums lower, not as crowded, there are some nice restaurants downtown too. I usually stay downtown and day trip to the strip. Check out the freemont street experience website and see if they have any concerts there. One New Years eve I saw Morris Day and the Time baby!!



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    Remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That ****'ll come back with you.



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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    A budget is helpful when asking about restaurants. I'm in Vegas a lot so I've ate pretty much everywhere.

    BLT at Mirage is really good
    Isla at TI is really good.
    Mesa at Caesars is really good
    Wynn Buffet
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    Nine Fine Irishmen at NY NY
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    Tommy Bahama restaurant at the shopping center by Mandalay is one of the best. Sounds weird since I think of it as a clothing store.



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    Exit hotel
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    Re: Las Vegas Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneace55 View Post
    On the strip they have "tix-4-tonite" booths that sell discounted show tickets, up to 60% off which makes them somewhat resonable. I recommend Penn and Teller at the Rio, a very entertaining show.
    They also have tix 4 tonite downtown as well, that one sold the same tickets, just didn't have the really long lines.

    I went to penn and teller while I was staying at the Rio in January was a great show, and the hotel offered discounted tickets with our room which were cheaper than tix4tonite.



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