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Old 12-29-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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First time in Vegas, adults only!

I went to Vegas when I was young... almost 24 years ago.

but my DH has never been.

I want to take him for his 50 birthday, but I have no idea where to start or what to do.

We do not really gamble, we can play some slots but not really into true gambling.

We love to eat... and I have heard so much about the food offerings in Vegas, I am hoping to have some wonderful food experiences also.

Does anyone have any suggestions or a place to read about others experiences?

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There is an "Unofficial Guide" for Vegas (published by the some people who do the Disney one's, Sehlinger is the name to search for I think).

Otherwise, I will see what information I can bring back from my trip next week.
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Check out www.cheapovegas.com & www.vegasmessageboard.com

We are going in 2 weeks & staying at the Flamingo we like it for its location & have gotten good rates & service.

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There is an "Unofficial Guide" for Vegas (published by the some people who do the Disney one's, Sehlinger is the name to search for I think).

Otherwise, I will see what information I can bring back from my trip next week.
that would be great, enjoy your trip and have a great time...
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Check out www.cheapovegas.com & www.vegasmessageboard.com

We are going in 2 weeks & staying at the Flamingo we like it for its location & have gotten good rates & service.

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have you been before? What do you do while you are there?
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check out www.tripadvisor.com and go to the travel forums, you will go US-Nev forum and you will find many questions and answers about LV.
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Thanks for the tip!
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Sorry it has been so long for me to reply. This is our 3rd trip. We are foodies & people watchers, we do a little gambling each day but it is cheaper for me to buy my own drinks Things we want to do this trip is Zipline on Fremont street, check out a few shows.things we will do are The show infront of Treasure Isand call ed Sirens very cheesey but you gotta see it, the Volcano in front the Mirage & of course the Fountains.
I would also like to do the Effial Tower at Paris & rollercoaster at NYNY. There is so much to do & eat & Drink.

When are you going?

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Sorry it has been so long for me to reply. This is our 3rd trip. We are foodies & people watchers, we do a little gambling each day but it is cheaper for me to buy my own drinks Things we want to do this trip is Zipline on Fremont street, check out a few shows.things we will do are The show infront of Treasure Isand call ed Sirens very cheesey but you gotta see it, the Volcano in front the Mirage & of course the Fountains.
I would also like to do the Effial Tower at Paris & rollercoaster at NYNY. There is so much to do & eat & Drink.

When are you going?

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We are planning on going in May.... Not memorial day weekend but mid may.

We love to eat.... and would enjoy the shows. Thanks for the tips of things to do..
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If you want really really good food and service, I love Picasso at the Bellagio and Roubichon at MGM. These are 5 diamond rated restaurants so you have to be prepared for the cost. I travel a lot and Picasso is my favorite restaurant anywhere.

A bit more casual but also high on my list is Mesa Grill at Caesars and B&B Ristorante at Venetian. If you are wine drinkers, Aeroles at Mandalay Bay has great food and it's fun to watch the Wine Angels retrieve the wine bottles from the tower.

For breakfast, I always have to go at least one day to Bouchon at Venetian.

For shows, I enjoy all of the Cirque shows. Love is my favorite, followed by Ka. For a little different Cirque type experience, I recommend the Champagne Circle seats at La Reve at the Wynn. There's always a lot of great entertainers there and I've enjoyed almost every show I've seen (except Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian--hated it).

I am not a gambler either. During the day, I enjoy just walking and watching the sights and the people. I love walking through the Grand Canal shops at the Venetian and the Forum shops at Caesars plus I usually spend a few hours at the Fashion Show mall. If the weather is nice, I usually rent a pool cabana for a nice relaxing day. There are some nice spas also, I like Canyon Ranch at Venetian.

I'm not a fan of Fremont Street but my husband thinks it a kick to go down there once in awhile.

I go to Las Vegas several times a year. It's a really nice place to visit even for us non-gamblers.

I've stayed at almost every Strip hotel. My favorites are the Venetian and Palazzo. Bellagio and Wynn and the hotel (at Mandalay but not Mandalay Bay resort) after that and probably Caesars Augustus Tower after that. Sign up for internet offers from the various resorts and you will usually get some nice offers for better rates.
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May is a great month. I suprised DH with a trip for his 40th-we had a great group go along. It was very hot, one of the girls & I would go to bed around midnight most nights & hit the pool at 9 am when it open & and at the Flamingo there was a line to in.. Had the best drinks around the pool. that trip was a sunday to Friday.

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If you want really really good food and service, I love Picasso at the Bellagio and Roubichon at MGM. These are 5 diamond rated restaurants so you have to be prepared for the cost. I travel a lot and Picasso is my favorite restaurant anywhere.

A bit more casual but also high on my list is Mesa Grill at Caesars and B&B Ristorante at Venetian. If you are wine drinkers, Aeroles at Mandalay Bay has great food and it's fun to watch the Wine Angels retrieve the wine bottles from the tower.

For breakfast, I always have to go at least one day to Bouchon at Venetian.

For shows, I enjoy all of the Cirque shows. Love is my favorite, followed by Ka. For a little different Cirque type experience, I recommend the Champagne Circle seats at La Reve at the Wynn. There's always a lot of great entertainers there and I've enjoyed almost every show I've seen (except Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian--hated it).

I am not a gambler either. During the day, I enjoy just walking and watching the sights and the people. I love walking through the Grand Canal shops at the Venetian and the Forum shops at Caesars plus I usually spend a few hours at the Fashion Show mall. If the weather is nice, I usually rent a pool cabana for a nice relaxing day. There are some nice spas also, I like Canyon Ranch at Venetian.

I'm not a fan of Fremont Street but my husband thinks it a kick to go down there once in awhile.

I go to Las Vegas several times a year. It's a really nice place to visit even for us non-gamblers.

I've stayed at almost every Strip hotel. My favorites are the Venetian and Palazzo. Bellagio and Wynn and the hotel (at Mandalay but not Mandalay Bay resort) after that and probably Caesars Augustus Tower after that. Sign up for internet offers from the various resorts and you will usually get some nice offers for better rates.
Thanks this is great! now I have search through here.... My DH has a ton of Hilton Honor points, has anyone stayed at Hilton there? I am not sure if I could keep it a secret if I used his points but it would save us on hotel costs...
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May is a great month. I suprised DH with a trip for his 40th-we had a great group go along. It was very hot, one of the girls & I would go to bed around midnight most nights & hit the pool at 9 am when it open & and at the Flamingo there was a line to in.. Had the best drinks around the pool. that trip was a sunday to Friday.

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I am thinking the flight prices would be better if we could go Wednesday to Tuesday...
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Thanks this is great! now I have search through here.... My DH has a ton of Hilton Honor points, has anyone stayed at Hilton there? I am not sure if I could keep it a secret if I used his points but it would save us on hotel costs...
It is no longer a Hilton. try smartervegas.com
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Ok, we are back now.

Some of the places I saw/found out about to eat -

Caesars Palace, as mentioned before, has several good places to eat including the Mesa Grill. Also, the MGM has some good restaurants including Emirals (spelled wrong) and SeaBlue. There is a nice restuarant in Paris in the Eiffel Tower that we didn't eat at, but the menu looked great.

If you eat at Caesars, you might want to go to a bar there named "Shadow", trust me your husband will like it (although the drinks are ridiculously expensive).
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