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Old 10-08-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Things to do in Las Vegas....

OK, so my DH has to speak at a conference in Las Vegas next week and wants me to go with him. Neither of us are gamblers - I'm the type that will put a dollar in the slots and win or lose I'll walk away , so I need ideas of what to do while he's in the conference.

I don't want to go listen to him because the subject is way too boring for me-environmental re-insurance claims - I'm falling asleep just typing it

We leave the East Coast on Sunday - he has to speak on Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon (I'm going with him to a reception this evening) and Wednesday morning - we're leaving Wednesday afternoon. We're staying at the Wynn.

Ideas are needed PLEASE!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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The Wynn is a nice place to stay. I'm guessing from you asking, you and your husband have never been to "Lost Wages" before. I don't know exactly what the weather will be but I'm guessing it'll still be plenty warm vs painfully hot this time of year so maybe a few hours at the pool will be nice. I would def check out the buffet. The Wynn has a really nice buffet or you can also to the buffet at the Bellagio. I would recommend watching the "O" show at the Bellagio. Go to the Ceasar Forum Shops. Watch the Bellagio Fountains. Ride the Venetian Gondollas. Walk The Strip.

I would also recommend doing some internet searches about Las Vegas because there is a lot to do but it also depends on what your interest and tastes are. Good luck.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #3
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The shopping is endless! The hotels are another thing to see. Wear comfortable shoes. Things are not that close in walking distance as they appear. You can ride the Duece bus for 7 dollars for 24 hrs. It will take you down to freemont st. They have a light show at night. They also have the zipline. You can visit Pawn Stars. There are shows outside the certain hotels that are free to watch. The Bellagio has conservatory inside that they change out with the season. Around the corner of the conservatory is the bakery, Yummy , it has a tall chocolate fountain. I have more fun playing a dollar in different hotels for fun. The Gondola ride is at the Venetian.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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I've only been to Vegas once - but we are not gambler's or big drinkers either... And we got hit with some crappy weather, which didn't help.

Here's a couple things off the top of my head:
If you have a car - go to Hoover Dam. It is awesome! Do the tour, you can't help but be amazed.
All the resorts have something cool to draw people in - Check out the Vegas.com website for all the specifics but I remember shows in the shops at Ceasars. If you have nice weather, then just stroll the Strip & check out the resorts.
If you shop, you will be in heaven. I don't shop & even I came home with a few things.
The Dining & shows can't be beat. Our favorite lunch was Wolfgang Puck's in MGM Grand. Our favorite show was CdS Love. Biggest waste of money: the Dolphins & Tigers at the Mirage
And, if the weather is good, there's always pool lounging.

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You can sign up for Groupon or Living Social site. I got a groupon for the Mob Experience, that was allot of fun.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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Tons of shopping to do, even if it is only window shopping. The Forum shops at Caesar's along with lots of stores at Planet Hollywood,the Venetian and the Fashion show mall. There is always Madame Tussauds wax museum, the Bellagio has an art museum and Gardens, they have a Titantic exhibit somewhere on the strip. You could always check out a spa treatment and of course you pool

Just walking up and down the strip, checking out the casinos and hotels is tons of fun and you don't have to drop one quarter in the slot. We aren't gamblers either, and we LOVE vegas.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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are you first timers?? i'm not at home right now, so i can't pull from my list. i would suggest going to a las vegas message board and reading forums there. i personally like vegas message board and have been a member for years. that site has helped me plan my last 4 trips to vegas (i too live on the east coast, so i only make it out there once a year). good luck!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #8
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Planet Hollywood also has a Earl of Sandwich. I have some pictures of some of the buffets we ate at if you are interested. We ate at the Wicked Spoon and the Rio Buffet. I am hoping when we go back in June to try the new one in Ceasars.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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I would make sure to go to the new Caesars buffet, it's definitely worth the hour long line. If you're into this sort of stuff, there's also a Mob Museum downtown close to Fremont Street. If you have a car, there's supposed to be a neat "museum" with all of the old neon signs. I haven't been, but it has been recommended to me.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #10
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I did the same thing you did about 5 years ago, OP. Went to Vegas with hubby who was there for a realtor conference. he was "conferring" all day so I had the days to myself.

I'd get up in the morning and start walking the Strip, touring in and out of the hotels. Everything in Vegas is bigger than life....there's a lot to look at. Lots of shopping too. All the hotels offer some little things that are sort of particualr to the theme of the hotel...for example, in The Venetian the lobby/ground level is set up to look like Venice with a gondola boat ride that you can take through their "Grand Canal". We had been to the real Venice prior to Vegas and let me tell you, it's very well done. And all the hotels have stuff like that. The Bellagio has the fountains. The Paris has the Eiffel Tower reproduction that you can go up in to. I also enjoyed Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, which is down near (or maybe even in The Venetian).

In the afternoon as it got warm, I'd head back to the pool till hubby got back from the conference then we'd do whatever conference social event was planned for the evening. if there was no social event planned, we'd walk the Strip some more. I was there for about 3 or 4 days and I think I put $50 into a slot machine and that was the extent of my gambling, because I was too busy doing other stuff.

Take a look at some Vegas websites and see what grabs your attention as something you'd like to see or do. There's tons of information on Vegas.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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DH and I don't gamble at all, but we went to Vegas for our honeymoon. Just walking up and down the Strip was fun (and can be interesting to watch the people try to hand out their *ahem* "literature" to the men...even the little boys walking by). We stayed at the Excalibur, and we spent I don't know how many hours just walking around there, the Luxor, Mandalay Bay, New York New York, Paris, and the Venetian, just to take in the theme. We went to Madame Tussaud's and did the gondola ride at the Venetian. We got a deal, 3 exhibits for $54, so we chose the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay and the Titanic and Bodies exhibits at the Luxor (for that price, Shark Reef ended up being free). We did visit M&M's World, which is technically just a big store, but it was kind of cute (and we managed not to buy anything). We also did the Tournament of Kings dinner show at the Excalibur, as DH was really excited about eating without utensils And on our last night, we went down to the Bellagio to watch the fountains. We really enjoyed ourselves!
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone for the great ideas....I will definitely pack some walking shoes as well as some of my fancy shoes
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We went for the first time last spring and really enjoyed it. One of the highlights was zip lining over Freemont St. We also enjoyed the roller coaster at NY NY. The gondola ride at the Venetian was something different. And of course there are tons of shows to see. For a nice meal I recommend Kimonos at the Mirage hotel. It was amazing! Our favorite bar to hang at was Carnival Court at Harrahs. They had a live band the 2 times we went and it is outside...a really fun atmosphere.
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We go every couple of years. Lots to do. Just walk the strip and stop in the resorts to look around. That takes a lot of time, but they are amazing.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #15
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check out cheapovegas.com, do a show and if you are lucky get the tickets at a discount.

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