Viva Las Vegas..........

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by jamieow, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    I'm off to a friend's wedding in Las Vegas over the Easter Bank Holiday (going 4th - 11th).
    Never been to Vegas before so was wondering if there's any tips on what's worth seeing etc or what's a waste of time.
    We're staying at the Bellagio so stuff near there on or around the strip would be good.
    Obviously, we're going to go see the Grand Canyon, maybe Hoover Dam etc but as we've not got a great deal of time etc I want to be 'organised' and see worthwhile things!!
    The wedding is on the Friday (6th) so I want to do stuff prob Sun, Mon and Tues.
    What's recommended?
    Where's good to eat / Drink?
    Good shows?
    where not to go?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SuperHorn

    SuperHorn Member

    I'm getting married in Las Vegas November 2007 and staying at the Bellagio. Really excited!!!!!!!

    I will also be interested in what people suggest as it's our first time to Las Vegas.
     
  3. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Well...other than the Las Vegas Brass Band...there's not much to do ;-)

    I'd imagine you'll want to see the Bellagio Fountains (since you are staying there) so I won't bother to mention that.

    If you can get tickets to Blue Man group, that's always a good show (I believe they are at the Luxor).

    It's always fun to see the pirate show at Treasure Island.

    There are also some nice lounge singers that impersonate the Rat Pack and those are often free (I think there was one at the Tropicana).

    I would have liked to see the aquarium at Mandalay Bay but went at the end of a trip and was thus a little low on money.

    There are tons of shops in Caesars and the Venetian.

    A bit of Gambling advice, most of the major Casinos have higher minimum bets, so if you go a bit off the strip and to some of the smaller casinos there might still be some $5 tables so your money can actually last an evening.
     
  4. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    It's a few years since I went, but from what I can remember;

    The Piano Bar at New York, New York, the rollercoaster at the Stratosphere, the Coke Museum, the circus show Circus Circus

    Enjoy.
     
  5. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    :eek: ONly in the good ol' US of A...
    BMB
    xx
     
  6. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    Get off the strip and head off to Freemont Street in the evening - the older original Casinos such as the Golden Nugget are there plus they have a great light show. Cirque Du Soleil if you can get tickets for the Beatles themed show. And Stratosphere if you like things that scare the hell out of you at great heights!
    You will look forward to getting on the planer at the end because that will be the time when the constant noise of slot machines stops - they have them at the departure gates too!

    Somewhere in Vegas they hold a "be a cockney" competition - my mate Lee, born and bred in the East End of London, entered - he came only third!! The 2 americans who beat him did a better "gor blimey mary poppins" than he did apparently!

    For the November visitor, I am sure that was when the Rodeo was in town - we went once in November and everyone had huge western hats on.
    Also, a colleague got married in Vegas and some chapels broadcast it live on the web. Just how many tMpers can we get attending another tMPer's wedding? ;)
     
  7. Vegas

    Was there in the summer first time it was awesome!!! Mate all i wud say is walk down the strip and just go in every hotel there sumthing to do in every 1!!!! if u use the bus (called the juice) your tickets are valid for 24hrs so use them wisely lol have a great time i did
     
  8. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

    I've been many times and can recommend a visit to the Las Vegas Brass Band - what a friendly bunch they are (if you need an email contact PM me).

    If you're into thrill rides try the rollercoaster at New York New York, Speed-The Ride at the Sahara and of course the rides on top of the Stratosphere, where you are 1100ft up to start with!! :eek:

    As Andy said take a trip down to Fremont Street, the free light show on the hour every hour after dusk is amazing, and just take a trip through the hotels they're well worth seeing.
     
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  9. Nigel Hall

    Nigel Hall Supporting Member

     
  10. Lotta

    Lotta Member

    I love Vegas!!!!

    We went for our honeymoon in August and although we fried in the heat it was well worth ever minute!!

    We stayed in the MGM Grand and Tom Jones was performing there. I must admit, I really didnt wanna go and see him but he was ace!!!! So well worth it

    Also.......... YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY!!!! its in Caesers Palace and not only do they serve billions of types of cheesecake (dur!) they do a wide range of food and its very reasonably priced and you get loads. You have to wait for a table but it is defo worth it.

    Also, try the Excalibur buffet of the MGM grand buffet. again worth it.

    The rollercoaster in New York New York is good and you get to see the strip.

    Have a fab time and an early congrats!!!
     
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  12. SuperHorn

    SuperHorn Member


    Thanks, there are 10 members of Cwmaman Band going with more to be confirmed. Perhaps we can just turn up one night abd have a good jolly.
     
  13. Souter

    Souter Member

    Has to be The Piano Bar in New York New York. But word of warning for a snack DO NOT eat a burger from the burger bar in New York New York - 2 cases of very nasty food poisoning last year really spoiled the Vegas experience!!!!!!!

    If you can get on the guest list for Mix which is the most sublime pub/club/eatery on the top floor of The Mandalay Bay try asking hotel reception for possibilities.

    Because of the food poisoning episode we didn't get to see any shows - but definately go for Blue Man Group if you can.

    Also if running out of cash and still want to gamble - The Palace Hotel is the home of the penny slot machines - OK it reeks of p**s as the average age of the clientelle is about 2350!! but they run a free bus from the strip to the hotel (nobody walks apart from on the strip) - this is the hotel I was staying in - if you do go their head for the Bear Run slot machine (Paid for my holiday :) )

    M&Ms world on the strip is free and wastes a good hour with an excellent 3D show.

    Shopping centre at Paris was my favourite although their is a designer factory outlet mall with great bargains.

    Hope this helps
     

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