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Old 03-06-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Got the green light for a Vegas trip in July!! Strip VS Fremont

We have been to Vegas 4x already.

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This time we are staying downtown - Fremont Street. Probably at Four Queens. We are excited about being able to experience a "new" thing - "old" Vegas! We went there for a very short period of time during our first stay at Excalibur - not even long enough to get a feel for it.

Anybody want to tell me about their experience staying on Fremont as opposed to The Strip? And which they enjoyed best?

Thanks! Soooo excited!

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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I prefer staying on the strip (Imperial Palace - now "The Quad" - is my hotel of
choice) and traveling to Fremont St. I've stayed there twice - the Golden Gate
and Vegas Club. It's fun there, too. But I tend to spend more time on the strip
then downtown.

Where do you spend the majority of your time when in Vegas?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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In the past, we have spent the majority of the time exploring other casinos and gambling.

We are only staying for 2 nights this time, instead of our normal 3.

DH likes to gamble. I enjoy gambling, but also enjoy people watching and window shopping.

In fact, when we are on the strip, a lot of the time I wandered around while he was playing his video keno (In my opinion, it is sooooo boring!!) and did my window shopping and exploring.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:33 PM   #4
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Freemount street is pretty cool but I bet it would get old after not to long
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Freemount street is pretty cool but I bet it would get old after not to long
That is why we chose to have a quick trip instead of our normal 3 day trip.

We just want to experience it and see how it compares to the strip.

I love the strip! The excitement, the energy, the casinos!

But I think it is also exciting to be spending a couple of days (actually 1 whole day, a bit of a day, and a half day) in the older part of Las Vegas also.

The Pawn Stars shop (Gold & Silver Pawn) is only a mile away and I am hoping to finally make it to that tourist trap this trip! I know the crowds are awful and the heat is going to be horrid, so we will see........

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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The Pawn Stars shop (Gold & Silver Pawn) is only a mile away and I am hoping to finally make it to that tourist trap this trip! I know the crowds are awful and the heat is going to be horrid, so we will see........

you might want to spend the money and do this
http://www.viator.com/tours/Las-Vega...818&aid=132440
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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Yeah, I saw that too.

However, they pick you up from Bally's and I don't want to take a taxi to the strip.

I mapquested the distance, and it is only a mile away from our hotel, so I just may hoof it and walk instead. I am hoping to do that on our full day. DH does not want to go, but I do.

It may just depend on how good the machines treat us.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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I bet you will find the machines looser.......
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I bet we do too, LOL.

We have been playing the MYvegas Facebook game, and are hoping to get enought points to do our strip night at the Mirage.

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I prefer staying on the strip (Imperial Palace - now "The Quad" - is my hotel of
choice) and traveling to Fremont St. I've stayed there twice - the Golden Gate
and Vegas Club. It's fun there, too. But I tend to spend more time on the strip
then downtown.

Where do you spend the majority of your time when in Vegas?
You prefer Imperial Palace? Most of what I've heard is that it's considered possibly the worst dump on The Strip. It's been variously described as in serious disrepair to disgusting as well as unsafe. Even after the remodel.
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The California Hotel and Casino. Imagine a downtown Las Vegas casino where about 80% of the clientele got dropped off by bus straight from a flight from Hawaii.

It's a fun atmosphere, but be prepared to hear a lot of people speaking odd English and/or Hawaiian Pidgin.
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I would consider staying at the new tower of the golden nugget. Golden nugget also has a great pool. I love Fremont street, catch the shows, consider zip lining, and bring lots of ones to pose with impersonators.....especially the mutant Disney ones. The slots are loose, the maradi gras beads are free, and fun street fair atmosphere. I love down town.

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Old 04-13-2013, 03:10 PM   #13
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Best hotel on fremont is the golden nugget and their rush tower. As for pawn stars you should see how soon they open. Everytime i have drove by the line is 100 people deep and a doesnt seem to move quickly.
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:44 PM   #14
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We stayed at the Golden Nugget and loved it. However, we are locals, so we were only there the one night. You have to see the light show at night. It is amazing!
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You prefer Imperial Palace? Most of what I've heard is that it's considered possibly the worst dump on The Strip. It's been variously described as in serious disrepair to disgusting as well as unsafe. Even after the remodel.
Most of what you've heard is inaccurate. It's safe, it's low key, it's center strip, it's inexpensive, it's clean. Right now it's a bit chaotic because of all the remodeling but right now it's even cheaper than ever.

No luxury hotel if that's what one needs - but clean, safe, convenient and cheap for those who just need a place to sleep while enjoying the Strip.
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