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Judy from Boise
06-22-2006, 06:04 PM
I'm starting a new thread where we can post out favorite fun things to do in Vegas, and just to make it interesting limit yourself to a top 5!


Here are mine:

1. Bellagio fountains - puts me into an "epcot" frame of mind every time!

2. Shopping at the Forum shops - but it has to include lunch at the Cheesecake factory!

3. Mirage hotel at night - you can watch the volcanoe,see the white tigers, and admire the aquariums all in one trip!

4. The Star Trek attractions at the Hilton - pricey (and scary) but so worth it!

5. Belaggio conservatory - a do not miss oasis of calm and beauty!


your turn!

MSC
06-22-2006, 06:18 PM
Manhattan Express Rollercoaster
Stratosphere thrill rides
Desperado Rollercoaster (Stateline)
Star Trek Experience
Mystere


Anyone sensing a theme?

(And Mystere is merely representative - any and all Cirque shows are a must!)

xmelissax
06-22-2006, 08:11 PM
Most of mine wouldn't be appropriate to post here but I really like the Madame Tussad's Wax Museum, and if you enjoy shooting I really like going to The Gun Store to shoot. It's fun for me since they have guns that are illegal here in CA.

Alex2kMommy
06-22-2006, 09:45 PM
What is this? I come from a whole family of Trekkies, and am very curious about this. :)

Thanks!

PattiPB
06-23-2006, 04:14 PM
I can't believe how pricy the coasters have become here---NYNY is $12.50 now! Four trips on that and you may as well be at DL for the day!

JMHO, but Mystere is the best of all the Cirque shows we have here.

Don't limit your time to the tourist corridor! Our landscape is beautiful, and very different from the East Coast. Visit Red Rock Canyon for a great hike, or Mt. Charleston (the snow just melted from the peak last week!), and the Hoover Dam is a cool tour. My favorite dayhike is at Valley of Fire, about an hour north of here. Great state park to visit during the non-summer.

Race the Reaper
06-23-2006, 08:58 PM
A co worker of mine just returned from Vegas this morning and all he could brag about is the buffet he ate. I don't recall the name of it but he said it was $25 per person and you have to ride an escalator downstairs. He was amazed at how long the buffet bar was and kept bragging about. He didn't say much about the gambling. He said he stayed at the Tropiciana(?). Being from the southeast, he also talked about the "dry" heat out there as compared to the humidity we have on the eastern side.

PattiPB
06-24-2006, 10:52 AM
The only buffet I know of that is downstairs is the Luxor. That would have been walking distance from the Trop, so maybe that's the one???

I went "home" to NJ/PA last week, and it's unbelievable the difference between dry and wet heat. I couldn't wait to get back here! When we get off the plane in FL every year, my kids literally get nauseous from the humidity!

Dana49
06-24-2006, 11:34 AM
My favorite things to do in Las Vegas are:
1. Sit by the pool in the afternoon.
2. Have a hotdog from the stand at the Suncoast.
3. Visit Red Rock Canyon and do some hiking.
4. Visit the Valley of Fire and do some hiking.
5. Have breakfast atThe Original Pancake House!
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magicmouse2
06-24-2006, 11:40 AM
I dont gamble but would like to see Las Vegas at some point - I would like to see the White tigers and the beautiful hotels. I have heard from work colleagues there are many hookers theIr which puts me off as I live in an area where I never come into contact with hookers.

Sherri
06-24-2006, 04:17 PM
My favorite five things:

1.Play blackjack (can't get enough of it).
2.See La'cag (did I spell that right?
3. Drink margeritta's
4. see a stand up comedy act.
5. Play MORE blackjack.

PattiPB
06-24-2006, 04:27 PM
I dont gamble but would like to see Las Vegas at some point - I would like to see the White tigers and the beautiful hotels. I have heard from work colleagues there are many hookers theIr which puts me off as I live in an area where I never come into contact with hookers.

One of the Strip magicians lives near me, and we can see the white tigers he keeps at his house---very cool. His son has brought white tiger cubs to school for show and tell!

You can only SEE hookers, if you are LOOKING for hookers, KWIM?? :rolleyes1

xmelissax
06-24-2006, 04:30 PM
I dont gamble but would like to see Las Vegas at some point - I would like to see the White tigers and the beautiful hotels. I have heard from work colleagues there are many hookers theIr which puts me off as I live in an area where I never come into contact with hookers.

You're not just gonna run into hookers everywhere you go. You might not even know many of them ARE hookers. They're not just gonna come up and proposition you, so I wouldn't worry about it. It's likely you won't come in contact with them in Vegas either.

BelleM77
06-24-2006, 05:26 PM
Shopping @ the Venetian or Ceasars
Cucumber Martinis @ FIX
Napping in a great hotel room
Piano bar @ NYNY
Trying out new restaurants that you couldn't eat at anywhere else.



In all the times I have been to Vegas, I've never seen or have come in contact with a hooker.

tinkermell
06-24-2006, 08:10 PM
I love to go to Vegas and I don't like to gamble either. I have never encountered a hooker , but I have been given tiny little flyers advertising about them. Anybody else??? Back to your favorite things. SOOOOOOOO Many!!!
1. Relaxing by a pool with a good book and a nice cold drink. :drinking1 Favorite pools so far are the Mandalay, Mirage and Flamingo. Thinking about trying Ceasars, Bellagio or MGM. Any suggestions??
2. Bellagio Fountains. Just beautiful!!
3. Good show. Favorite so far is Mystere. :joker: I'm going for my birthday this September and can't wait to see Phantom at the Venetian.
4. The Forum Shops. An absolute shoppers paradise and so unique. But then again the other casino malls are beautiful also. Don't forget to see the statue shows while there. And in the Dessert Passage Mall it rains. I've yet to see the new Mandalay Mall. Gotta love it!! :goodvibes That's where the money goes. :rolleyes1
5. Great places to eat and everywhere you go there is something to see. Use to like the Pirate show pirate: at TI, but the new show looks stupid. Any comments???

LOLA2
06-25-2006, 07:20 AM
Blue Man group!!!! My husband and I loved this trip so much we talked my boss into taking the company to a performance in Chicago. Same as Vegas but I still liked Vegas better!! So funny.

Danauk
06-25-2006, 09:07 AM
1) Manhatten Express coaster.
2) Watching the Bellagio fountains.
3) Doing a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon and flying back down the strip.
4) Shopping in the hotels
5) Catching a show

Minniespal
06-25-2006, 09:15 AM
Enjoying reading ~ We are off to LV soon and I have many ideas from the posts.

Judy from Boise
06-25-2006, 05:56 PM
A co worker of mine just returned from Vegas this morning and all he could brag about is the buffet he ate. I don't recall the name of it but he said it was $25 per person and you have to ride an escalator downstairs. He was amazed at how long the buffet bar was and kept bragging about. He didn't say much about the gambling. He said he stayed at the Tropiciana(?). Being from the southeast, he also talked about the "dry" heat out there as compared to the humidity we have on the eastern side.

It could be the Alladin.....they have a fabulous buffet that you "escalate" down to get there.

ANTSS2001
06-25-2006, 06:01 PM
:rolleyes: :rotfl:
Most of mine wouldn't be appropriate to post.

ANTSS2001
06-25-2006, 06:12 PM
You might not even know many of them ARE hookers.


It's likely you won't come in contact with them in Vegas either.

WE were there for 5 days in Feb'06 and have not come across a "working girl" :rotfl: and since coming from the east coast we starts our day at 3AM just walking the strip.... we sleep early so we start early and still enjoy the lights in Vegas...

1)Bellagio = sleeping in early.. while the fountain is still dancin infront of you.

2)Walking to Alladin's Dessert passage and doing the mardigras ( never been to new orleans and this was the closest thing

3)hoping from one buffet to another

4)the 24 hour bus for $5.00

5)Watching "O" after a day at the spa at Bellagio :goodvibes

travelgirl06
06-26-2006, 09:23 PM
I'm going to include some close-to-vegas attractions as I feel they merit a visit.

1. Hoover Dam - you have to see it at least once
2. Red Rock Canyon - about 20 minutes away, and a world apart, absolutely gorgeous
3. Dueling Pianos - I love the ones at Paris and at NYNY
4. Bellagio Fountains
5. Shopping! Canal Shops at the Venetian, Desert Passage, Fashion Show Mall, and The Forum Shops.

roscodog
06-27-2006, 04:48 AM
If you ever have the chance, go see the KA show at the MGM. It is an absolutely unbelievable show, even better than O.

Alice's Mom
07-04-2006, 03:15 AM
Depends on who I'm with...

With my daughter

Hanging out at the pool
Shopping at the Fashion Show and Forum shops
Mirage dolphin and tiger exhibit
Bellagio Fountains
Driving around my old neighborhood in amazement at how its grown (I lived in Green Valley while attending UNLV)

With friends

Playing craps and drinking the free watered down drinks
Downtown to see the light show on Fremont
Shopping at the Fashion Show and Forum Shops
Walking around at midnight taking in the sights
Slow paced walking through the hotels, The Wynn and Bellagio are especially spectacular

I also want to plug the Hofbrahaus for dining and drinking :drinking1 , it is across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel and its a replica of the original in Germany. I went last December with friends and it was just a lot of fun. Something I wouldn't bring my daughter to though.

Judy from Boise
07-04-2006, 05:15 PM
One of my favorite things to do with my DD (which didn't make my personal list....butshe loves it) is the "Mideval times" type dinner show at the Excalibur . It is the typical dinner show(eat with your hands) with the competing knights on horseback.....but they have some good effect and it is done well.

OCSurfCity
07-12-2006, 12:11 PM
Since I visit Las Vegas four times a month on business, here's my favorites:

1) Bellagio Hotel/Casino (Love their gaming tables)
2) NASCAR Casino near Sands Hotel
3) Mt. Charleston Ski Resort (in the summer, the cool breezes is awesome)
4) Studio 54 (MGM Grand Hotel/Casino)
5) Palms Hotel/Casino

I love to party!

topjars
07-13-2006, 04:34 PM
1) 3) Doing a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon and flying back down the strip.


How much does this cost?

Dandylyon
07-20-2006, 12:15 PM
I dont gamble but would like to see Las Vegas at some point - I would like to see the White tigers and the beautiful hotels. I have heard from work colleagues there are many hookers theIr which puts me off as I live in an area where I never come into contact with hookers.

You will not see any visible hookers in the Las Vegas area, at least, not anywhere on "the Strip." Prostitution is illegal in Clark County, and taken pretty seriously in the Las Vegas area. There are certainly lots of topless reviews and strip clubs, and outside of Clark County you can find an occasional legal brothel (!).

If you stay on the Strip where the resort hotels are (and this is a BIG area) you will not have any problem at all.

That said, Las Vegas is moving a bit away from the family themes and back to the more adult themes.

There are so many beautiful hotels to visit. Each one is a destination in itself, with beautiful grounds and attractions depending on what you like to do / see.

Dandylyon
07-20-2006, 12:18 PM
My Top 5:

1) Mystere - not to be missed
2) Fountains at the Bellagio
3) KA
4) O
5) touring the various hotels

(I'm a Cirque fan, can you tell?)

woody73
07-26-2006, 10:41 PM
1. KA
2. Elton John's "The Red Piano"
3. Fountain Bar at Bellagio
4. Dueling Pianos at NYNY
5. Fine Art Gallery at Bellagio

Woody

Stacerita
07-29-2006, 01:13 AM
-eating hotdogs and shrimp cocktails downtown in the middle of the night
-Sudio 54 and dancing all night
-drinking in the dim lounges (pick a lounge any lounge) watching the lounge acts and dogding the lounge lizzards.
-Bellagio fountains
-walking casino to casino and doing a bar crawl

Judy from Boise
09-28-2006, 05:24 PM
please add your two cents!

LindaBabe
10-03-2006, 05:51 AM
Old lady of a 'certain age' here, Just back from Vegas. I didn't see any 'hookers' and I was LOOKING for them, just so's I could say I saw one! I also collected all the advertising cards sleazy guys were handing out on the street, lol. One less piece to litter the ground.

Favorites:
*Lunch at Mon Ami Gabi in Paris, window table overlooking the Bellagio fountains
*Shopping, especially Caesers and Desert passage
*sightseeing - I burned through three cds of photos in 3 days
*people watching - VERY interesting

Can't WAIT to go back - for me Vegas had a lot of the things I love about Walt Disney World - and they aren't "cheaping out" like Disney. They've spent the money to do "whatever" - right.

Zoemakes5
10-05-2006, 02:14 PM
1) Bellagio--fountain and conservatory
2) Downtown's Fremont Experience
3) The white tigers
4) Laying around the pool with drinks (tropicana is one favorite)
6) Playing blackjack and craps

woody73
10-08-2006, 06:16 PM
. . . Favorites:
*Lunch at Mon Ami Gabi in Paris, window table overlooking the Bellagio fountains . . .
I see someone has excellent taste in French cuisine. Bon appetit.

Woody

PattiPB
10-09-2006, 04:31 PM
Playing craps and drinking the free watered down drinks

Order doubles (Ie. double Rum & coke). Or, order a shot of alcohol on the side (Ie. A coke with a shot of rum on the side). I order a double Bailey's and hot chocolate, and honey, you can TASTE it!!! :drinking1

jemilah
10-09-2006, 06:03 PM
Look for the hookers around Paradise St and downtown side streets......if you need one badly go to Parhump they are legal and very expensive there!
Unfortunatly I have seen them many times and last time with a car load of my sons and thier friends!

OKWAnneMarie
10-25-2006, 12:13 PM
I see someone has excellent taste in French cuisine. Bon appetit.

Woody


We just had lunch there a couple of weeks ago and it was oh, so lovely and romantic. And delicious, too!

DisneyPhreak
10-25-2006, 12:50 PM
1. Sit at "The Mix" at the top of MB and have a drink. View is probably one of the best I've ever seen anywhere.

2. Sit at the Voodoo Lounge and have a drink. View is right up there with the Mix. (can you see a pattern developing here? sitting and drinking??)

3. Do "The Drive" from GM at the Sahara

4. Pig out at the nicer buffets. Not Lady Luck or Excalibur..I'm talking MB, Wynn etc. I love seafood and rarely get it since my wife hates it, so its a definate treat for me to have platefulls of crab legs, etc.

5. Sleep in late, and then stay out till the sun comes up bar and club hopping.

Gunna add one more...

6. Golfing - while it is very expensive to play in LV and most are overpriced for what they are...theres something about golfing in the desert thats so different from what its like here in Seattle.

mommaU4
11-02-2006, 09:03 AM
Here are my Top 5.

1. See the Bellagio fountains. A must-see everytime. I love them and the music!

2. The Forum shops! I love to shop there. Well, mainly window shop as some of that stuff would take me 20 years to afford!! LOL Oh, and get some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

3. Ride up in the Eiffel tower and the Stratospere. Love the view!

4. See a show. Any show. Doesn't matter if it's classy or cheesy, we must see one show per trip.

5. The Rio! I love the Rio buffet and their Show in the Sky.

Jynohn
11-07-2006, 11:47 AM
Just got back yesterday from my first trip to Vegas. I have to say, it's the first trip I've been on when I couldn't wait to go home (way too smoky for me), but there were still parts that were very enjoyable.

Just adding two things I really enjoyed to the list of favorites:

1. Danny Gans show --he was extremely talented and very funny. Probably the best hour and a half of my entire trip.

2. Tao restaurant/nightclub. The best Asian food I've tasted anywhere. Very expensive, and worth every penny!

15minfromOGDL
11-07-2006, 06:32 PM
The Bellagio - esp the spa

Breakfast Buffet at the Wynn

Shopping at Desert Passage

Relaxing by the pool

Playing blackjack with drink in hand

Shelly S
11-08-2006, 10:32 PM
The great glass ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio, Cirque show "O" at the Bellagio, and we thought the best buffet was at Green Valley Ranch

wdwprincess03
11-28-2006, 08:25 PM
We are going to Cali, but my fiance wants to go over to Las Vegas for a day, do you think we can hit: Fremont Street, New York-New York Hotel, Eiffel Tower, Stratosphere Tower, Venetian Resort, Bellagio, Mirage, Luxor. All in one day. We wouldn't be staying the night.

50 years Too!
11-28-2006, 09:18 PM
Just went the beginning of November.
You have got to see Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian. I wasn't very enthusiased about seeing it, but I am so glad I did. The theater was built for the play and is 20 times more spectacular than any other musical I've ever seen.
The special effects and decor of the theater reminds you of Pirates of the Carribbean or something. I'm spoiled now to ever see a musical or play in a "regular theater". Well worth the money.

xmelissax
11-29-2006, 12:43 AM
We are going to Cali, but my fiance wants to go over to Las Vegas for a day, do you think we can hit: Fremont Street, New York-New York Hotel, Eiffel Tower, Stratosphere Tower, Venetian Resort, Bellagio, Mirage, Luxor. All in one day. We wouldn't be staying the night.

If you get started early, don't spend too long in each place, and leave really late you could fit all that in.

woody73
11-29-2006, 10:45 PM
. . . You have got to see Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian. . .
Saw it in October. Excellent production.

Woody

Jestocost
11-30-2006, 07:14 PM
1/2 NLHE at the MGM Grand.

KelsiesMommy
12-28-2006, 11:57 AM
Danny Gans, Phantom and Celine- all GREAT shows I'd see over and over again!

woody73
12-29-2006, 12:25 AM
Danny Gans, Phantom and Celine- all GREAT shows I'd see over and over again!
Saw Danny Gans and Phanton -- and agree whole-heartedly! Haven't seen Celine, so I can't comment on that show. Saw Elton John (who performs when Celine is off), and he was in excellent form.

Woody

Andrea
12-31-2006, 06:36 PM
just being there is awsome

1. blue man group

Disney owl
01-12-2007, 12:22 PM
Great thread going to Las Vegas for the 1st time next month & I can't wait

woody73
01-12-2007, 09:29 PM
Great thread going to Las Vegas for the 1st time next month & I can't wait

Disney owl -- as a visitor from the U.K., you might try to see the Beatles "LOVE" at the Mirage. It is fab! At a minimum, visit the "LOVE" gift shop. There's a bass guitar on display signed by the Fab Four.

Woody

Judy from Boise
01-30-2007, 09:35 PM
Bump for Sandra C

tigger536
02-27-2007, 03:38 PM
These have all been said but...

1. Blackjack
2. Forum shops at Ceasar's
3. Bellagio Fountains
4. Laying out by the pool
5. All the great restaurants

mickeysgal
04-09-2007, 08:32 AM
1. Beatles LOVE - absolutely incredible!
2. Seeing a show(s) of some kind
3. Walking through the major hotels and marveling at the architecture
4. Top of the Eiffel Tower and watching the Bellagio water show from above.
5. Eating at any of the fine dining places or any of the best of the best buffets.

jims2cool
08-16-2007, 05:23 PM
Things I love to do when staying in Vegas :cool1:
1. Lake Mead
2. Red Rock Canyon
3. Valley of Fire
4. Hoover Dam
5. Death Valley

Peri
08-21-2007, 01:04 PM
We go once or twice a year.

We like -

1. Ethel M's chocolate factory free tour and desert gardens!

2. Sam's Town Casino - very low key and fun and there is a movie theater after you run out of dough

3. We ALWAYS stay at the Golden Nugget downtown and recommend the Fremont st. experience and downtown area to get a "feel" for the old days- not really a family place though.

4. SHOP everywhere= outlets, fashion show mall, forum shops at ceasar's and shopping at the old ALaddin (now Planet Hollywood)

5. STAR TREK we usually go to this at the Hilton. It is pricey but you can get half price at the half price ticket places - get the backstage tour, too.


What? Just FIVE things??? What about fun food - great buffets - nice fancy schmancy restaurants? and don't forget gambling!!

Juliegirl1
09-12-2007, 09:23 AM
If you decide you want to take a tour of Hoover Dam try the Comedy on Deck Tour. Joni is the tour guide and is a stand up comedian as well as being very knowledgable about Hoover Dam. We had a wonderful time! I highly recommend this tour.

We also enjoyed Ka very much and saw the Evening at LaCage at the Riviera which was a lot of fun if you like drag queens.

I wasn't too impressed with Ethel M's tour (nothing going on) but the candy shop was yummy!

1andrea
01-01-2008, 03:23 PM
I went in June 2007 with DH and DD7

Here are my favourites


1.Buffets and Food I loved the Breakfast Buffet at MGM Grand.

2.SHOPPING at the at all the different hotels including The malls, The outlets and Forum Shops with Dinner at Cheesecake Factory YUM.

3. Touring the Hotels at all the different attractions inside them.

4. Getting a photo stroking a baby Lion with DD.

5.The thrill rides at Statosphere.

EltonJohn
01-30-2008, 02:33 PM
1. Roxy's Diner in the Stratosphere ~ will definately be going again in March. It is the funnest resturant I've ever eaten at. Five stars out of five.
2. Hoover Dam - incredible manmade wonder
3. Red Rock Canyon - great scenic drive
4. Bellagio Conservatory
5. Shopping and sight-seeing through the hotels.

Harlie
02-01-2008, 03:33 PM
I went in June 2007 with DH and DD7

Here are my favourites



4. Getting a photo stroking a baby Lion with DD.




Can I ask you where you can do this?

keeperofzoo
03-11-2008, 12:04 AM
I just went in Jan '08

1. Beatle's LOVE (go see it, worth every penny)
2. Blue Man Group
3. Penn & Teller
4. Animal Habitat at Mirage
5. Window shopping

keishashadow
03-11-2008, 07:48 AM
what do u think of:

*Luxor motion ride & museum (we're currently booked there-dependent on what better deal comes along lol)? We've got a BOGO, just not sure i want to buy a 3rd tix for me KWIM?

*NY NY, worth a stroll to gawk, probably will skip the coaster?

*Harley Davidson cafe? dh always wants a tshirt from where-ever lol

*Tropicana casino - was told they have performers overs the slots...not to be confused with Circus-Circus?:confused: haven't been able to find any info re this...thought since it was in the same block we'd check it out:confused3

Rodrigo
03-11-2008, 11:41 AM
1) Watch the Bellagio Fountains
2) "O" Cirque du Soleil
3) Fremont St experience
4) "Love" Cirque du Soleil :hippie: after Buffet at the Mirage
5) Stroll Forum Shoppes

Extra
6) Insanity ride at the Stratosphere :scared1:

zelda1rn
03-11-2008, 04:29 PM
My fav 5 I like to see when are :
-the Bellagio Fountains
-Ceasers Place
-MGM Buffet
-touring the hotels
and last my Fav
-M&M World so much :rotfl2:

Emmo
03-12-2008, 05:54 AM
what do u think of:

*NY NY, worth a stroll to gawk, probably will skip the coaster?



We love NYNY for a stroll, a gawk, a gamble, a drink or a meal.
Or all of the above!! Il Fornio (sp?) was lovely when we ate there last year, and we may return this year!

Emmo
03-12-2008, 06:02 AM
My top 5

1) LOVE.:love: This was so beyond any expectations I had. It made me cry! The show uses the fantastic music so well!:thumbsup2

2) Spending time Downtown, seeing the other casinos and enjoying the atmosphere!:banana:

3) Sinking a few (dozen) margaritas!!:drinking1

4) Seeing the strip from the Stratosphere tower, so beautiful!:lovestruc :woohoo:

5) Sunday Champagne Brunch at Circus Circus. :thumbsup2 Good price, great food and champagne, and lots of it, in great surroundings!

(extras are wondering through the hotels and looking at the sights and of course Gambling!!)

1andrea
04-17-2008, 03:48 AM
Can I ask you where you can do this?

Sorry it has took so long to reply. We went to the lion enclosure in MGM and for a short time in the day around lunchtime you could get a photo taken. Only 2 people are allowed in the picture and I think it was $20 or $25.

minmate
05-08-2008, 08:42 PM
I just got back from Vegas -- my dh's first trip! We really loved it! He was there for business but I joined him, along with my dad and his wife - we had a blast. Here's some things we consider highlights ... in no particular order:

* BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS (esp loved w/song Viva Las Vegas!)

* PIANO BAR at New York New York

* FREMONT STREET - Fun to go down there and gamble at the cheapies... FREE DRINKS while playing VIDEO POKER!!!!

* MARGARITAVILLE - hanging out watching the world go by on the strip is so much fun - plus I'm a big Jimmy Buffet fan... and the food was good - though we were really hoping our margaritas didn't come from the booze in the blender the girl was dancing around in....

* PHANTOM at the Venetian - I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED THIS!!!!! Really cool technical effects!!!! We also saw Jersey Boys - which was good, despite not
having been a huge Four Seasons fan. (they were a bit before my time)

* THE PALAZZO -- Brand new hotel/casino adjacent to the Venetian. Loved the layout, loved the show (JERSEY BOYS - even though the Four Seasons, which it's about, was before my time!), and really loved the food at the GRAND LUXE CAFE!

* FERRARI DEALERSHIP AT THE WINN - Dh loved this but I didn't go - I was too busy holding down a lounge chair at the cabana, which brings me to the next highlight

* RENTING A CABANA at the MGM GRAND (we stayed at the MGM Signature Suites, the golden towers adjacent to the MGM Grand - I like this location on the strip for during the day, relaxing by the great pools -- the northern part of the strip is probably busier and more active for nightlife though)

*** We were unimpressed by the Lion Habitat at the MGM - there were no babies anymore when we got there (bummer, just missed them) and the Lions were always sleeping.

kkmcan
05-26-2008, 09:28 PM
Here's our top 5. We just went in March.

1. M&M World
2. FAO Schwartz (in the forum shops)
3. Bellagio Conservatory
4. Bellagio Fountains
5. Coca Cola Store - we got these 8 icecream floats made with all of the different Coke products. Super fun!

OKWAnneMarie
05-28-2008, 07:59 AM
Here's our top 5. We just went in March.

1. M&M World
2. FAO Schwartz (in the forum shops)
3. Bellagio Conservatory
4. Bellagio Fountains
5. Coca Cola Store - we got these 8 icecream floats made with all of the different Coke products. Super fun!


Does the Coca Cola store in Vegas give out free samples of the coke products from around the world (Italy, Mexico, etc.)? They do that in Epcot and in Atlanta.

LauraAnn630
06-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Where is the Coca Cola store? TIA

Can you take a camera into the shows - and not use them?

I hate to get there and hear no cameras inside and have to walk back to our room.

TIA

SFBayDon
06-17-2008, 10:55 AM
Where is the Coca Cola store? TIA

Can you take a camera into the shows - and not use them?

I hate to get there and hear no cameras inside and have to walk back to our room.

TIA

The Coke store is just north of the MGM on the same side of the street. You can not miss it. The store is covered with M&M's and a huge coke bottle three stories tall.

Having seen many shows in Vegas having a camera has not been an issue. They do not search you for electronics. You are on your honor. The only way I can see it being an issue is if you are dressed up and the camera dose not fit in your hand bag and it is out in plain sight then they may ask you not to bring it in.

Hope this helps
Don

SFBayDon
06-17-2008, 10:56 AM
My Top 5

The Piano bar at the NY NY with a group of friends.
Bellagio Fountains at night with any Josh Groban song
Anything poolside with a big fruity drink
Gallagher’s Steak House at NY NY
People watching at downtown Fremont Street

genkav
07-10-2008, 08:52 AM
bellagio fountains!
rollercoaster on the strip!
...flyers everywhere (AHEM).
circus circus.
looking for george clooney and the other 12.

50 years Too!
07-20-2008, 07:23 PM
Only have time to see one show--which is better LOVE or O?

Thanks, Deb

woody73
07-21-2008, 08:41 AM
If you haven't seen any Cirque du Soleil shows, I would pick "O".

Woody

whatacrew08
08-25-2008, 06:34 PM
1. Bellagio fountains. (Have lunch or dinner at Mon Ami Gabi (Paris) for a great view and meal.
2. Desert Hummer Tour. Beautiful views and so much fun.
3. MGM Grand Pool.
4. Wizard of Oz slots.
5. Blue Cheese Chips and a tropical martini at Wolfgang Pucks at the MGM. YUM!

jlp879
10-03-2008, 03:31 AM
1. Take a gondola ride at the Venetian.
2. See the latest Cirque de Soleil show.
3. Shop at the shopping mall on the strip.
4. Visit the fountains at the Bellagio.
5. Take in a cheezy Las Vegas show.

bumblejumble
12-23-2008, 01:41 AM
Well it's probably low on your list but the M&M store is fun.

You can get any color M&M you want, which is always amusing.

Some say they all taste the same, but I disagree!

ImMarcik
05-08-2009, 02:24 PM
1. Roxy's Diner in the Stratosphere ~ will definately be going again in March. It is the funnest resturant I've ever eaten at. Five stars out of five.
2. Hoover Dam - incredible manmade wonder
3. Red Rock Canyon - great scenic drive
4. Bellagio Conservatory
5. Shopping and sight-seeing through the hotels.

I agree

caz
05-10-2009, 06:02 AM
I would love to take the kids to see the hoover dam and the grand canyon but the excusions look so expensive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fairykin
06-02-2009, 04:21 PM
1. Love to sleep in and order room service and eat it while watching a movie i haven't gotten to see in the theater.
2. Love to sit and play slots and drink hot chocolate with whipped creme and baileys.
3. Love to enjoy the world class food, great resturants on and off the strip.
4. Mystere.. The original and in my humble opinion the best of the Cirque shows.
5. Bellagio conservatory, museums and the Titanic exhibit.

Peri
06-15-2009, 12:51 PM
Those "flyer" distributors are called porn slappers and they have increased business since the economy has changed.

Great Britain person - you don't have to take an expensive "tour" of the grand canyon. Contact the park through the internet, stay on site at one of the park service hotels for a night and take the FREE park service tours and the tram goes everywhere and is either free or very cheap. I would not give a penny to a tour guide when the Park Service provides such a great and satisfying service for you! There is lots to do that is free. Ditto Hoover Dam - if you have a rental car, just drive up there (about an hour or so away) and pay for the Park Service tour! There is a gift shop, too.

Check out your options on line at the Park Service sites.

I agree with others that you won't see any hookers just randomly unless you are looking. If you are looking, you can certainly find them! Especially around 2 am downtown on Fremont Street. On the strip, they tend to be much higher end and harder to spot unless you are a single man.

robinkwilson
06-29-2009, 05:59 AM
1. Bellagio fountains and conservatory
2. An afternoon at the pool without children
3. Any Cirque show (we saw Love for the second time a couple of weeks ago; I can't decide if I like it or O better)
4. The fabulous food
5. A little time at the tables

On our trip a couple of weeks ago, I didn't make it to the Bellagio. My trip felt very incomplete without it!

cheshirecatsbaby
01-30-2010, 08:38 AM
1. walking thru the Canal shoppes
2. walking around Town Square
3. walking around the Forum shops
4. going to Disney Wherehouse, Disney outlet, and the last Disney store
5. planning on going to City Center soon!

QueenDoOver
02-24-2010, 09:52 AM
1. Love to sleep in and order room service and eat it while watching a movie i haven't gotten to see in the theater.
2. Love to sit and play slots and drink hot chocolate with whipped creme and baileys.
3. Love to enjoy the world class food, great resturants on and off the strip.
4. Mystere.. The original and in my humble opinion the best of the Cirque shows.
5. Bellagio conservatory, museums and the Titanic exhibit.

Oh Dawn! You did have your priorities straight! I completly agree with your top 5! I miss you and your great posts.

jpeppers
04-14-2010, 12:05 PM
1. $1 Michelobs at the Casino Royale
2. $1 Blackjack, $1 beers, $1 shots at the Sahara
3. $2 Heinekens or Coronas at the fremont Downtown
4. The Stratoshphere tower
5. "Speed" the ride at the Sahara

D!sney4Us
04-21-2010, 11:03 AM
Top 5 things in LV:
:idea:

1) Eating - some of my favorites are: Naked Fish, Makino's, Red Rock Buffet, hawaiian food...
2) Playing Texas Hold 'Em
3) Shopping (cheaper taxes)
4) Bellagio Fountains/People watching (whenever I'm on the Strip)

Aww...I miss Vegas. :sad2:

katieandmattsmom
06-16-2010, 02:29 PM
A co worker of mine just returned from Vegas this morning and all he could brag about is the buffet he ate. I don't recall the name of it but he said it was $25 per person and you have to ride an escalator downstairs. He was amazed at how long the buffet bar was and kept bragging about. He didn't say much about the gambling. He said he stayed at the Tropiciana(?). Being from the southeast, he also talked about the "dry" heat out there as compared to the humidity we have on the eastern side.

That would be the buffet at Planet Hollywood which is advertised as the best in Vegas.

curiouslittleoyster
08-04-2010, 03:12 AM
My top 5s every time I go:

1) dancing all night long---too many great clubs to choose from with new ones opening up all the time
2) drink specials: yummy slushes and free drinks or 2 for 1s all the time
3) great food: I like the Rio buffet, Grand Lux Cafe in the Venetian, Carnegie Deli in the Mirage (great sandwiches! Huge--split with someone), Happy Hour at Seableu at the MGM grand for $1 oysters and shrimp, Hash House a Go Go 5 minutes off the strip, Hot n Juicy for crawfish off the strip
4) Shopping: High end to Outlet...shopaholic's dream
5) Swimming and lounging poolside

curiouslittleoyster
08-04-2010, 03:13 AM
Ack! Double post...lol

Green-bay
02-01-2011, 11:34 AM
Atomic Museum and the Nevada Test Site Tour if you are looking for something different to do. Also the Boneyard Tour (thru all the old neon signs) is also a very "Las Vegas Vacation" thing to do.....:dance3:

woody73
02-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Atomic Museum and the Nevada Test Site Tour if you are looking for something different to do.
We visited the Atomic Museum and found it quite interesting.

Woody

Green-bay
02-12-2011, 02:29 PM
what do u think of:

*Luxor motion ride & museum (we're currently booked there-dependent on what better deal comes along lol)? We've got a BOGO, just not sure i want to buy a 3rd tix for me KWIM?

*NY NY, worth a stroll to gawk, probably will skip the coaster?

*Harley Davidson cafe? dh always wants a tshirt from where-ever lol

*Tropicana casino - was told they have performers overs the slots...not to be confused with Circus-Circus?:confused: haven't been able to find any info re this...thought since it was in the same block we'd check it out:confused3

They used to have this and it was a very nice show -- but last time I saw it at the Trop had to be at least 10 years ago (if not more).....

Green-bay
02-12-2011, 02:32 PM
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Concerning the preformers at the Trop over the slots:

They used to have this and it was a very nice show -- but last time I saw it at the Trop had to be at least 10 years ago (if not more).....

Sorry didn't know that the yellow answer would come unreadable :confused3

Green-bay
02-12-2011, 02:36 PM
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Let's try this again --- hopefully both the comment and the answer will be readable.... Sorry about the confusion - still new at this :headache:


Concerning the preformers over the slots at the Trop:

They used to have this over the slots years ago -- but the last time I saw it had to be at LEAST 10 years ago. It was fun to watch as you while you were there, either gambling or people watching!

Sorry didn't know that the yellow answer would come unreadable :confused3

Mushu mama
05-22-2013, 06:44 PM
5 fav thing last visit:

1: The Grand Canyon
2: Cirque show - Love ( Big Beatles fan)
3: The buffets - ANY - but my fav was the Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan
4: The Venetian - the food here is amazing and the Gondola ride was surreal.
5: BB Kings - great live music - food not so much.

Luv0fDisney
08-26-2013, 01:13 AM
I used to live in Vegas for 2 years while going to college.

I loved:

1.) The NY NY arcade.
2.) The Las Vegas Monorail
3.) walking around the hotel/casinos
4.) Downtown experience
5.) Las Vegas Buses... lol.

Crazykrug
02-09-2014, 08:01 PM
One of my favorites is the pinball museum. I save my quarters all year just for this.

alice99
05-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Thanks so much to all for the great suggestions. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for when I came on here.


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