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ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 01:50 PM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/02/01/fashion/03vegas600.1.jpgOK, just got done booking a trip to Vegas in April. This will be my first time. Actually it will be my first real vacation ever. I have a few weeks to plan and I want to see as much stuff as possible.

Hit me with your recommendations. I want to know what places I need to visit, restaurants can't be missed, sights I should see. Trying to keep a budget so dropping big money on a bunch of shows isn't really my thing. I might gamble a little but I'm not big on gambling. I will be looking for photo spots though. I will be bringing my camera and taking a ton of pictures.

So what do you think, Planet? What do I need to see in VEGAS?

EDIT: Here's the link to the pics: http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=7649124&postcount=106

Thanks everybody!

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-25-2011, 01:52 PM
Where are you staying?

salame
03-25-2011, 01:53 PM
Planet Hollywood is the shit. There is this thing where you can jump off of the stratosphere for like $100 that would be pretty cool too.

Predarat
03-25-2011, 01:53 PM
Go to China Panda for dinner, and if you see a guy there eating alone, give him your cell#.

MoreLemonPledge
03-25-2011, 01:54 PM
I'm biased being that I work for the largest gaming company, so I'll say Caesar's Palace. (Insert Hangover joke)

Donger
03-25-2011, 01:54 PM
I was there this week. I saw nothing. Of interest, that is.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 01:55 PM
Where are you staying?

The Luxor. 3 nights.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-25-2011, 01:58 PM
The Luxor. 3 nights.

Wow, you weren't kidding about being on a budget. :)


Well, if you're not going to gamble much or see shows, I guess there's not much to do other then go to a strip club.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Wow, you weren't kidding about being on a budget. :)


Well, if you're not going to gamble much or see shows, I guess there's not much to do other then go to a strip club.

The package we got includes 2 cirque tickets. We'll probably go to the Beatles show. We might go to another one if we feel like it. I'm just not looking to spend a ton.

I'll be with my girlfriend, so the strip club is probably a no-go. Those places are usually ripoffs anyway.

Dartgod
03-25-2011, 02:15 PM
There's nothing to do in Vegas. They pretty much roll up the sidewalks by midnight.
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Los Pollos Hermanos
03-25-2011, 02:16 PM
The package we got includes 2 cirque tickets. We'll probably go to the Beatles show. We might go to another one if we feel like it. I'm just not looking to spend a ton.

I'll be with my girlfriend, so the strip club is probably a no-go. Those places are usually ripoffs anyway.

What? Strip clubs are ripoffs? You don't like paying $8 for a beer? :)

I was kidding about the strip club.

I think you will find plenty to do just walking up and down the strip. I love downtown, so I reccomend taking a cab to Fremont for one night and just walk around and enjoy the light show.

Hays
03-25-2011, 02:17 PM
Walk through Caesers palace it is a neat place to see all the stores and stuff inside. I went into planet hollywood it was pretty neat to see different instruments and stuff of musicians.

I am going again in May, and will hit up a few others to check out. Gambling in planet hollywood was expensive so I won't be doing that again. Tables were $25 minimum.

Dartgod
03-25-2011, 02:21 PM
Seriously, if this is your first trip to Vegas, don't plan anything. It's such a sensory overload, you'll lose track of time and if you have plans to be somewhere at a certain time, it will just cause undo stress. Go to your Cirque show and then just go with the flow the rest of the time.

Oh, and do a search here for Vegas. There are plenty of threads on the subject already.
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Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:23 PM
Dam.

The Hoover one.



You wouldn't regret adding a day or two to go down to the Grand Canyon. It's about five hours away.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:24 PM
What? Strip clubs are ripoffs? You don't like paying $8 for a beer? :)

I was kidding about the strip club.

I think you will find plenty to do just walking up and down the strip. I love downtown, so I reccomend taking a cab to Fremont for one night and just walk around and enjoy the light show.

Last time I went to a strip club was Bazooka's a couple years back with a buddy after a bachelor party. I swear we got bugged every ten minutes to buy another overpriced drink or leave. It's like the meter is running as soon as you walk in the door. Really pissed me off.

I seriously know nothing about Vegas, the names of the casinos, that's about it. I don't know which ones are supposed to be the good ones.

What's Fremont, is that a street, or an establishment, or what? You may have to use small words with me here. :drool:

loochy
03-25-2011, 02:24 PM
Bring comfortable walking shoes. The strip doesn't look big on maps and in pictures, but it's pretty big. You will do a TON of walking.

loochy
03-25-2011, 02:25 PM
Last time I went to a strip club was Bazooka's a couple years back with a buddy after a bachelor party. I swear we got bugged every ten minutes to buy another overpriced drink or leave. It's like the meter is running as soon as you walk in the door. Really pissed me off.

I seriously know nothing about Vegas, the names of the casinos, that's about it. I don't know which ones are supposed to be the good ones.

What's Fremont, is that a street, or an establishment, or what? You may have to use small words with me here. :drool:

Fremont Street is the area near downtown...it's the "old Vegas." It's cheaper, not as nice, and not as big as the strip.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Fremont Street is the area near downtown...it's the "old Vegas." It's cheaper, not as nice, and not as big as the strip.

Not as nice? Have you seen the shark tank at the Golden Nugget?

http://attractions.uptake.com/blog/files/2009/07/shark-tank-pool-2-golden-nugget-las-vegas-nevada1.jpg

loochy
03-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Woah you are staying at Luxor? That is WAAAAY down at the south end of the strip. It's a long hike to the middle of the strip (near caesar's, etc.) I stayed at the MGM once and that felt like forever, but Luxor is even farther away. I reiterate my above post about taking comfortable shoes.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:27 PM
Walk through Caesers palace it is a neat place to see all the stores and stuff inside. I went into planet hollywood it was pretty neat to see different instruments and stuff of musicians.

I am going again in May, and will hit up a few others to check out. Gambling in planet hollywood was expensive so I won't be doing that again. Tables were $25 minimum.

OK, cool. I am also trying to get a feel for which casinos are most worth seeing.

I don't feel like dropping a ton at the tables. When my old roommate used to go to the boats, I would spend $50 at Pai Gow or video poker and see how long I could milk it. If they had $1 tables or something I'd probably play something awhile for fun.

loochy
03-25-2011, 02:28 PM
Not as nice? Have you seen the shark tank at the Golden Nugget?

http://attractions.uptake.com/blog/files/2009/07/shark-tank-pool-2-golden-nugget-las-vegas-nevada1.jpg

Well of course that's cool, but I was just talking "in general."

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-25-2011, 02:29 PM
OK, cool. I am also trying to get a feel for which casinos are most worth seeing.

I don't feel like dropping a ton at the tables. When my old roommate used to go to the boats, I would spend $50 at Pai Gow or video poker and see how long I could milk it. If they had $1 tables or something I'd probably play something awhile for fun.

They have $1 tables at Slots of Fun by Circus Circus. But that's a long way away from the Luxor. They have $5 tables downtown everywhere but the Nugget.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:29 PM
Dam.

The Hoover one.



You wouldn't regret adding a day or two to go down to the Grand Canyon. It's about five hours away.

How many hours is it? I REALLY want to see the Grand Canyon but we're only there 4 days, it may not be enough time for a long car trip.

Los Pollos Hermanos
03-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Well of course that's cool, but I was just talking "in general."

Yeah, I was being smartass. I love downtown because there are fewer people and it's cheaper to do about everything. Ironically, I've never stayed downtown.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Fremont Street is the area near downtown...it's the "old Vegas." It's cheaper, not as nice, and not as big as the strip.

Awesome, I will check it out.

loochy
03-25-2011, 02:30 PM
If they had $1 tables or something I'd probably play something awhile for fun.

Maybe on like a Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. somewhere would have $1 tables. The cheapest I saw when I was at MGM was $5 roulette on Monday morning.

Try Fremont Street for some cheaper tables...or maybe some of the older casinos like Imperial Palace or something.

Does anyone know if Sahara is closed down yet?

shitgoose
03-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Hit the Peppermill or Hash House for breakfast.

The Peppermill is right up by the Riviera and the Hash House is inside the Imperial Palace.

Also downtown is pretty cool with the Fremont Street Experience.

That's all i got. When I go to Vegas all I do is eat breakfast, gamble, and get wasted.

Have fun

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:32 PM
Not as nice? Have you seen the shark tank at the Golden Nugget?

http://attractions.uptake.com/blog/files/2009/07/shark-tank-pool-2-golden-nugget-las-vegas-nevada1.jpg

They have a place like that at the Dallas aquarium, a big shark tank except you walk through the middle of it.

That's the thing though, I'd like to see cool things off the beaten path and not the tourist traps with a ton of people.

loochy
03-25-2011, 02:33 PM
They have a place like that at the Dallas aquarium, a big shark tank except you walk through the middle of it.

That's the thing though, I'd like to see cool things off the beaten path and not the tourist traps with a ton of people.

It's not so bad if you aren't trying to do stuff on Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

You should try to check out that pawn shop from the TV show Pawn Stars. :thumb:

Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:34 PM
How many hours is it? I REALLY want to see the Grand Canyon but we're only there 4 days, it may not be enough time for a long car trip.

4 hours, 49 minutes according to Google Maps. That's the south rim. The north rim is an hour further.

In all seriousness, if you haven't been there, get up really early one morning and make the drive. It's beyond spectacular. It's almost unbelievable. Even if you only stay two or three hours, you could get the feel and it makes for one long day.

Donger
03-25-2011, 02:35 PM
How many hours is it? I REALLY want to see the Grand Canyon but we're only there 4 days, it may not be enough time for a long car trip.

About an hour.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:37 PM
Hit the Peppermill or Hash House for breakfast.

The Peppermill is right up by the Riviera and the Hash House is inside the Imperial Palace.

Also downtown is pretty cool with the Fremont Street Experience.

That's all i got. When I go to Vegas all I do is eat breakfast, gamble, and get wasted.

Have fun

OK, I am taking notes. I don't know if I have time for all these places, but I will try some of them.

Don't they other entertainment besides the shows? I thought one of the casinos had a full amusement park or something.

Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:38 PM
About an hour.


By rocket sled.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:38 PM
It's not so bad if you aren't trying to do stuff on Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

You should try to check out that pawn shop from the TV show Pawn Stars. :thumb:

I hear that place is always packed with people.

It's actually going to be Tuesday - Friday. I'm taking off work.

Donger
03-25-2011, 02:39 PM
By rocket sled.

I did it in a rental car in an hour.

Dartgod
03-25-2011, 02:39 PM
Hit the Peppermill or Hash House for breakfast.

The Peppermill is right up by the Riviera and the Hash House is inside the Imperial Palace.

Also downtown is pretty cool with the Fremont Street Experience.

That's all i got. When I go to Vegas all I do is eat breakfast, gamble, and get wasted.

Have fun

This. The Peppermill rocks.
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loochy
03-25-2011, 02:40 PM
I hear that place is always packed with people.

It's actually going to be Tuesday - Friday. I'm taking off work.

Good call! You should find the experience much more enjoyable.

I thought the aquarium at Mandalay was cool. Cirque (Mystere @ Treasure Island) was awesome as well.

Also, you should see how many different porno cards you can collect. You'll know what I mean when you get there.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:41 PM
4 hours, 49 minutes according to Google Maps. That's the south rim. The north rim is an hour further.

In all seriousness, if you haven't been there, get up really early one morning and make the drive. It's beyond spectacular. It's almost unbelievable. Even if you only stay two or three hours, you could get the feel and it makes for one long day.

I don't know if I want to spend 10 hours on the road in a rental car just to be there for an hour or two. It may have to wait for another trip.

Sometime I'd like to drive through Monument Valley and see the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon. That would be a whole 'nother trip though.

Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:41 PM
I did it in a rental car in an hour.

Are you talking Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon? I'm talking Grand Canyon.

Fritz88
03-25-2011, 02:41 PM
Tripadviser.com

Donger
03-25-2011, 02:42 PM
Are you talking Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon? I'm talking Grand Canyon.

Oh. LMAO

Hoover Dam.

loochy
03-25-2011, 02:42 PM
Oh. LMAO

Hoover Dam.

:LOL: No seriously guys, it only took an hour!

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:42 PM
Here is the list of shows with the promotion:

http://www.mgmresorts.com/march11/showinfo/

We're planning on the Beatles one but I might change my mind if someone was raving about another one.

Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:43 PM
I don't know if I want to spend 10 hours on the road in a rental car just to be there for an hour or two. It may have to wait for another trip.

Sometime I'd like to drive through Monument Valley and see the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon. That would be a whole 'nother trip though.


Monument Valley is way cool, too.

You can also take a tour bus, but I think driving is the better way to go: http://coachamerica.com/graylinelasvegas/tour.cfm

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:43 PM
Is the Hoover dam only an hour away? We may be able to squeeze that in.

Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:44 PM
Oh. LMAO

Hoover Dam.


I was a little worried that someone had misdirected you to an unusually large arroyo.

Donger
03-25-2011, 02:45 PM
Is the Hoover dam only an hour away? We may be able to squeeze that in.

Yes, but by foot it's a little more than that.

notorious
03-25-2011, 02:45 PM
There is a bar between the Flamingo and Bally's that is a lot of fun. $4 pitchers and Fat Elvis singing live kicks ass.


Probably the best thing we did besides going to the Hoover Dam.

Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
Is the Hoover dam only an hour away? We may be able to squeeze that in.


It's five hours if you run. But yeah, probably an hour by car regardless of whether donger's driving.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
Monument Valley is way cool, too.

You can also take a tour bus, but I think driving is the better way to go: http://coachamerica.com/graylinelasvegas/tour.cfm

If I go I have to see Antelope Canyon, I've always wanted to see that place:

http://tedmuller.us/Graphics/Wallpaper-1024/Antelope_Canyon,AZ.bmp

Donger
03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
Oh, and if you end up getting a room with an eastern view, you might be able to see the Janet terminal and planes.

Rain Man
03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
Yes, but by foot it's a little more than that.

Heh. We're on the same wave length today.

vailpass
03-25-2011, 02:47 PM
Seriously, if this is your first trip to Vegas, don't plan anything. It's such a sensory overload, you'll lose track of time and if you have plans to be somewhere at a certain time, it will just cause undo stress. Go to your Cirque show and then just go with the flow the rest of the time.

Oh, and do a search here for Vegas. There are plenty of threads on the subject already.
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Good advice. You might ask the lovely Carlotta for inside info on what is going on right now.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:47 PM
There is a bar between the Flamingo and Bally's that is a lot of fun. $4 pitchers and Fat Elvis singing live kicks ass.


Probably the best thing we did besides going to the Hoover Dam.

That sounds perfect. It's going on my list.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:48 PM
Oh, and if you end up getting a room with an eastern view, you might be able to see the Janet terminal and planes.

First glance, I thought that said, "And you can see Janet topless," and I thought, I've already seen Janet topless.

Donger
03-25-2011, 02:49 PM
First glance, I thought that said, "And you can see Janet topless," and I thought, I've already seen Janet topless.

Heh. Not quite as visually appealing (I presume), but it's kind of neat.

vailpass
03-25-2011, 02:50 PM
*If you are going with a girl you really care about be sure and take her to the Red R
Rooster

*Take your shrooms about 30 minutes before you hit Fremont at night

*Those big cups stacked by the slot machines are for big drinks. Grab one and fill it with your favorite alchoholic beverage and you can drink from it wherever you go.

notorious
03-25-2011, 02:55 PM
That sounds perfect. It's going on my list.

It is perfect. I used to think that it was great to get free beverages while gambling, but it ends up costing a lot more while being frustrating.

There used to be a mechanical horse race table on the second floor of Imperial Palace. Quarter bets against odds and the bar was 5 feet away for free beverages. It was fairly quiet, too, which is hard to find in Vegas.

Find the $5 football beers (44 ounces) downtown and they will refill them for $3. Catch the light show (at night) on the canopy while you are there.

Request a coupon book at the front when you check in. While you walk around Vegas you will constantly save $$$.




Oh, NEVER sign up for free ANYTHING. Those bastards will literally grab you while walking by and try to get you to come to a free dinner while they press you for a time-share sale. I have never been burned, but I just about punched a a salesman for grabbing my shoulder.

vailpass
03-25-2011, 03:00 PM
It is perfect. I used to think that it was great to get free beverages while gambling, but it ends up costing a lot more while being frustrating.

There used to be a mechanical horse race table on the second floor of Imperial Palace. Quarter bets against odds and the bar was 5 feet away for free beverages. It was fairly quiet, too, which is hard to find in Vegas.

Find the $5 football beers (44 ounces) downtown and they will refill them for $3. Catch the light show (at night) on the canopy while you are there.

Request a coupon book at the front when you check in. While you walk around Vegas you will constantly save $$$.




Oh, NEVER sign up for free ANYTHING. Those bastards will literally grab you while walking by and try to get you to come to a free dinner while they press you for a time-share sale. I have never been burned, but I just about punched a a salesman for grabbing my shoulder.


Wow. Quarter mechanical horse racing on the second floor of the shittiest house in Vegas? Why even go if you are on that much of a budget?

Pestilence
03-25-2011, 03:01 PM
I'm heading to Vegas April 2nd-4th. I'm going there to throw some money down on the Final 4 games.

Kclee
03-25-2011, 03:02 PM
There is an In-N-Out burger not too far from where you are staying. Everyone should at least try it once if you haven't already, IMO. 4X4 animal style.

notorious
03-25-2011, 03:05 PM
Wow. Quarter mechanical horse racing on the second floor of the shittiest house in Vegas? Why even go if you are on that much of a budget?


First time I went to Vegas 9 years ago we stayed at the IP. Cheap, but it is right in the middle of everything. Besides, you don't sleep when at Vegas, so who gives a shit?


Mechanical horse races are pretty fun when you get a good group of 10-12 player going. Bar was 2 seconds away and the waitresses hit us every cycle. Good times.


Now that I am older we stay at Paris.

loochy
03-25-2011, 03:16 PM
Wow. Quarter mechanical horse racing on the second floor of the shittiest house in Vegas? Why even go if you are on that much of a budget?

It's fun, that's why.

HoneyBadger
03-25-2011, 03:16 PM
Heh. We're on the same wave length today.

Wow, I didn't know it was possible to be on the same wave length as you... :p

Donger
03-25-2011, 03:23 PM
Heh. We're on the same wave length today.

Well, we should stop in case we cancel each other out.

vailpass
03-25-2011, 03:31 PM
First time I went to Vegas 9 years ago we stayed at the IP. Cheap, but it is right in the middle of everything. Besides, you don't sleep when at Vegas, so who gives a shit?


Mechanical horse races are pretty fun when you get a good group of 10-12 player going. Bar was 2 seconds away and the waitresses hit us every cycle. Good times.


Now that I am older we stay at Paris.

I hear you; when I was a kid we roadtripped out there and slept in the car the first night becasue there weren't any rooms.
My comment came out shittier than I meant it to sound. Probably should have kept that one in my head.

Carlota69
03-25-2011, 03:48 PM
You absolutely have to do Fremont Street. Its sooo much cheaper than the strip. You also HAVE to have a steak dinner at Hugos at the Four Queens (Fremont). Killer steaks and its old school gangsterlike Vegas. Plus Fremont has ziplines,..which is kind of cool. Outside of that, just walk around and have fun..it is sensory overload your first time--BUT FREMONT AND HUGOS IS A MUST!

Take it from a local.:thumb:

Dartgod
03-25-2011, 04:20 PM
There is a bar between the Flamingo and Bally's that is a lot of fun. $4 pitchers and Fat Elvis singing live kicks ass.


Probably the best thing we did besides going to the Hoover Dam.
It's not a bar, it's a small casino called Bill's Gambling Hall and Saloon.

But he's right. Big Elvis is a rather large man, but does a great Elvis impersonation. And Bill's is just a fun place to hang out anyway.


There used to be a mechanical horse race table on the second floor of Imperial Palace. Quarter bets against odds and the bar was 5 feet away for free beverages. It was fairly quiet, too, which is hard to find in Vegas.


The MGM still has a mechanical horse racing game. I believe its the only one left in Vegas. It's a blast late at night when you're inebriated, especially when all the spots are full. Try not to yell at your horse with all the other drunken idiots. You can't.



Oh, NEVER sign up for free ANYTHING. Those bastards will literally grab you while walking by and try to get you to come to a free dinner while they press you for a time-share sale. I have never been burned, but I just about punched a a salesman for grabbing my shoulder.
Timeshare hawkers. You can avoid them by never walking side by side past them with your wife. They prey on couples. If they do spot you and ask if you want to see a free show, just ignore them and keep walking.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 04:33 PM
It is perfect. I used to think that it was great to get free beverages while gambling, but it ends up costing a lot more while being frustrating.

There used to be a mechanical horse race table on the second floor of Imperial Palace. Quarter bets against odds and the bar was 5 feet away for free beverages. It was fairly quiet, too, which is hard to find in Vegas.

Now THAT'S what I'm looking for. Quirky shit that I would never think of but would be a blast without dropping a ton of money. :thumb:

Find the $5 football beers (44 ounces) downtown and they will refill them for $3. Catch the light show (at night) on the canopy while you are there.

Request a coupon book at the front when you check in. While you walk around Vegas you will constantly save $$$.
You're going to have to be more specific. Name a venue.

That would be perfect though. Cheap places to get drinks and cool stuff to see. Gambling is for suckers. I'd rather spend my money on booze.



Oh, NEVER sign up for free ANYTHING. Those bastards will literally grab you while walking by and try to get you to come to a free dinner while they press you for a time-share sale. I have never been burned, but I just about punched a a salesman for grabbing my shoulder.

Time share? **** that. I don't buy things from people that approach me anyway. Especially in a strange city.

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 04:36 PM
You absolutely have to do Fremont Street. Its sooo much cheaper than the strip. You also HAVE to have a steak dinner at Hugos at the Four Queens (Fremont). Killer steaks and its old school gangsterlike Vegas. Plus Fremont has ziplines,..which is kind of cool. Outside of that, just walk around and have fun..it is sensory overload your first time--BUT FREMONT AND HUGOS IS A MUST!

Take it from a local.:thumb:

Hugos sounds cool. I will check it out.

Brianfo
03-25-2011, 05:31 PM
Dueling pianos at NYNY.
Water show at Bellagio.
Check out the canals at the Venetian.
Free show at Treasure Island.
Take a half day and tour the dam.

cabletech94
03-25-2011, 06:09 PM
somebody told me to go to the peppermill.

totally worth it.

slammin' breakfast. smokin' hot honey's.

and the food was great too.

ReynardMuldrake
04-04-2011, 09:31 AM
Still hammering out our itinerary. Can someone tell me which is the 'real' Hash House? A google search turned up several hits.

http://i.imgur.com/aeoPN.jpg

ReynardMuldrake
04-04-2011, 09:39 AM
Between Fremont and the strip, which is better daytime and which is better at night?

Los Pollos Hermanos
04-04-2011, 09:43 AM
Between Fremont and the strip, which is better daytime and which is better at night?

You need to go to Fremont at night to see the light show. And they usually have live music going on down there in the evenings.

Rausch
04-04-2011, 09:45 AM
Between Fremont and the strip, which is better daytime and which is better at night?

Daytime on Fremont and the Strip at night.

Fremont is the more "shady" side of Vegas now but that's where the "old Vegas" deals still happen.

JMO...

ReynardMuldrake
04-04-2011, 10:06 AM
Actually I just realized, our show is at 7PM Thurs. at The Mirage. So it'll have to be Fremont in the morning.

thawk
04-04-2011, 10:07 AM
Take comfortable shoes, because the signs look close but they are a long way away. Get up early in the mourning and walk up strip, you are on south end. Get up to NYNY and MGM and there is tons of free things to see. Roller coaster on NYNY, cool stuff in MGM ect. Watch for trams because you will get tired of walking. There is a tram way in the back of MGM that goes up to Bally's, Flamingo and many other points northward. If you like Italian food or like me your laddy does go to Batista's Hole in the wall. Very cool place. Its behind Bill's Gambling Hall on a side sreet off of Flamingo Bvd. All the old acts used to hang out there and they have really cool stuff if you are into that sort of thing. You don't have to spend lots of money to have a good time.

ReynardMuldrake
04-04-2011, 10:07 AM
OK, I think I've got it pretty much planned out:


Arrive Tues, chill out at the hotel
Rent a car, spend Wednesday driving to Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead
Thursday morning eat at Hugo's for lunch and walk around Fremont
Thursday night see Cirque, walk the Vegas strip and see the casinos and the lights
Fly back Friday

Should be fun!

ReynardMuldrake
04-04-2011, 10:10 AM
Take comfortable shoes, because the signs look close but they are a long way away. Get up early in the mourning and walk up strip, you are on south end. Get up to NYNY and MGM and there is tons of free things to see. Roller coaster on NYNY, cool stuff in MGM ect. Watch for trams because you will get tired of walking. There is a tram way in the back of MGM that goes up to Bally's, Flamingo and many other points northward. If you like Italian food or like me your laddy does go to Batista's Hole in the wall. Very cool place. Its behind Bill's Gambling Hall on a side sreet off of Flamingo Bvd. All the old acts used to hang out there and they have really cool stuff if you are into that sort of thing. You don't have to spend lots of money to have a good time.

I already have a bunch of restaurants on the list but I will see if we can squeeze it in. Yes she does love Italian food.

thawk
04-04-2011, 10:11 AM
Take a Taxi to Freemont at night even if it after your show. Its a must. Very cool and a good time. Hang out out on the street and watch lite show a couple times. Street vendors sell beer and drinks, cigars ect. Make time if you can.

notorious
04-04-2011, 10:39 AM
"....Football beers downtown...."


You're going to have to be more specific. Name a venue.







They literally sale them on the street.


I called Imperial Palace and they told me they haven't had the horserace table for years due to maintenance cost. Check out the MGM like a previous poster said.

thawk
04-04-2011, 10:56 AM
Almost forgot, go to Paris at night and go up the tower experience and stay long enough to watch the fountains at Belogio, right accross the street, from far above. Verrrry cool. It cost to go up but you can stay as long as you want and can see entire strip from up there.

thawk
04-04-2011, 10:58 AM
One more thing, that chill out thing aint gonna happen for ya. Being a first timer tou wont sleep more than 3 hours a day.

ReynardMuldrake
04-04-2011, 11:07 AM
Almost forgot, go to Paris at night and go up the tower experience and stay long enough to watch the fountains at Belogio, right accross the street, from far above. Verrrry cool. It cost to go up but you can stay as long as you want and can see entire strip from up there.

Sounds great, definately going to do that one.

ReynardMuldrake
04-04-2011, 11:10 AM
One more thing, that chill out thing aint gonna happen for ya. Being a first timer tou wont sleep more than 3 hours a day.

You're probably right. I just want to leave travel days open without any specific plans. I don't want to stress out about missing a flight or something. Since we're flying back on Friday we can stay up all night Thursday if we want and crash after we get back.

Old Dog
04-04-2011, 12:24 PM
I wouldn't rent a car. Take the Deuce http://www.lasvegas-how-to.com/cat.php and you don't have to bother with parking.

Los Pollos Hermanos
04-04-2011, 12:27 PM
I wouldn't rent a car. Take the Deuce http://www.lasvegas-how-to.com/cat.php and you don't have to bother with parking.

You can't take the deuce to Hoover dam which I think he's planning on wasting a day to do.

Nzoner
04-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Actually I just realized, our show is at 7PM Thurs. at The Mirage. So it'll have to be Fremont in the morning.

You're going to LOVE that show (no pun intended),it's an absolute sensory overload.

Old Dog
04-04-2011, 12:38 PM
You can't take the deuce to Hoover dam which I think he's planning on wasting a day to do.

Aw Hell, I missed that Hoover Dam was on his "must-do" list. I rented a car out there ONCE. NEVER again. I found it to be a big pain in the ass.

Los Pollos Hermanos
04-04-2011, 12:41 PM
Aw Hell, I missed that Hoover Dam was on his "must-do" list. I rented a car out there ONCE. NEVER again. I found it to be a big pain in the ass.

If you're going to Vegas for a week, then a trip to Hoover Dam can be a good break. But I wouldn't waste one full day on a 3 day trip.

Old Dog
04-04-2011, 12:50 PM
If you're going to Vegas for a week, then a trip to Hoover Dam can be a good break. But I wouldn't waste one full day on a 3 day trip.

Me either, but to each his own.

Fremont street at night is a must in my book, especially if one has never been. It's fairly dead during the day, especially in the middle of the week.

Nzoner
04-04-2011, 12:52 PM
Fremont street at night is a must in my book, especially if one has never been. It's fairly dead during the day, especially in the middle of the week.

Absolutely,I love those 54 oz. football shaped mixed drinks that are like $10 for a refill.

BWillie
04-04-2011, 02:59 PM
I've been to Vegas many times but I usually don't go to any shows or things alot of ppl are talking about. I just play alot of poker in the day, and get shitfaced at night at Pure, Tao, and the Lavo. I would recommend all three. One good cheap place to eat that has probably already been covered is Bill's Gamlin Hall and Casino. I believe they have like a all you can eat prime rib lunch for like $12 or something.

I'm going out there May 2nd - May 8th and again for the WSOP in June. First four days I'm going to play poker, and the weekend is my buddies bachelor party. If you play at Harrah's in KC quite a bit you probably have enough points for them to comp you a room somewhere. Harrahs must own like half the strip. I was literally comped 4 days at Imperial Palace and I'm just paying for a discounted price Friday and Saturday. The Imperial Palace is dirt cheap but it's right where you want to be. I plan on playing enough poker to get the poker rate at the Venetian anyway so hopefully I don't have to stay at that shithole

ReynardMuldrake
04-22-2011, 12:30 PM
Last day of work before my Vegas vacation!

Los Pollos Hermanos
04-22-2011, 12:32 PM
It's not too late to cancel that wasted day at Hoover Dam.

ReynardMuldrake
04-22-2011, 12:34 PM
I wouldn't rent a car. Take the Deuce http://www.lasvegas-how-to.com/cat.php and you don't have to bother with parking.

Very helpful. Thanks, I'm definitely going to take advantage of that.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-22-2011, 12:34 PM
Last day of work before my Vegas vacation!

Awesome, dude. Soak up every minute.

cabletech94
04-22-2011, 12:37 PM
jealous. have good mosh pitting.

ReynardMuldrake
04-22-2011, 12:41 PM
It's not too late to cancel that wasted day at Hoover Dam.

No way, man. We are getting up at 4:00AM and driving to the Tillman bridge to photograph the sunrise. After that it's around Lake Mead and drive through Valley of Fire and see the White Domes trail/Slot Canyon/Arch Rock. Should make for some kick ass photography.

ReynardMuldrake
04-22-2011, 12:44 PM
I'm still debating taking a heli tour of the strip. I'm hesitant dropping a couple hundred on something that lasts 10 minutes but it sounds like fun. Anyone here tried it?

Los Pollos Hermanos
04-22-2011, 12:56 PM
I'm still debating taking a heli tour of the strip. I'm hesitant dropping a couple hundred on something that lasts 10 minutes but it sounds like fun. Anyone here tried it?

Just take the elevator to the top of the stratosphere for $20. Same view.

Detoxing
04-22-2011, 01:03 PM
Just take the elevator to the top of the stratosphere for $20. Same view.

This.

ReynardMuldrake
04-22-2011, 01:05 PM
Just take the elevator to the top of the stratosphere for $20. Same view.

I was thinking of doing both. You're probably right though.

Dartgod
04-22-2011, 01:13 PM
No way, man. We are getting up at 4:00AM and driving to the Tillman bridge to photograph the sunrise. After that it's around Lake Mead and drive through Valley of Fire and see the White Domes trail/Slot Canyon/Arch Rock. Should make for some kick ass photography.
Good call on Valley of Fire. Gorgeous scenery there.
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ReynardMuldrake
05-19-2011, 07:40 AM
Vegas was great, just starting to go through the photos, saw all sorts of cool things. Valley of Fire was COMPLETELY AWESOME, totally worth the drive to see. I'm glad we saw the Hoover dam but the Valley of Fire was the highlight of the trip. I can't even describe it, I tried to capture it in photographs as best I could, it's just the kind of thing you have to see for yourself.

I was surprised how little gambling & drinking we did compared to all the walking! Even taking the deuce we walked a ton. Hash House was great, Peppermill was great, thanks for the recommendations guys!

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loochy
05-19-2011, 07:45 AM
Dude the lake looks sooooo low.

I read an article that stated that the lake would run dry in 50 years.

ReynardMuldrake
05-19-2011, 07:49 AM
Dude the lake looks sooooo low.

I read an article that stated that the lake would run dry in 50 years.

Is it? I don't know how high it's supposed to be. Lake Mead was freaking enormous, I don't see how it could ever run out of water.

loochy
05-19-2011, 07:50 AM
Is it? I don't know how high it's supposed to be. Lake Mead was freaking enormous, I don't see how it could ever run out of water.

It's normal level is up where you see the rock turn from red to white.

Those estimates consider the enormous growth rate of Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

Reerun_KC
05-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Is it? I don't know how high it's supposed to be. Lake Mead was freaking enormous, I don't see how it could ever run out of water.
I have been going to Vegas on average of 10 times a year for the last 4 years...

Unless they get a crap ton of rain in the next 2-3 years. Lake Mead will slowly continue to drain into nothing...

ReynardMuldrake
05-19-2011, 08:01 AM
It's normal level is up where you see the rock turn from red to white.

Those estimates consider the enormous growth rate of Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

That white rock was very noticable around the whole lake, but I assumed it was supposed to be like that.

Reerun_KC
05-19-2011, 08:01 AM
That white rock was very noticable around the whole lake, but I assumed it was supposed to be like that.

Nope its just draining like a bath tub.

Guru
07-08-2011, 01:07 AM
I'm tossing this around now.

Param
07-08-2011, 01:44 AM
Tossing salads?

La literatura
07-22-2012, 04:20 PM
I'm going to Las Vegas and staying at Monte Carlo. I'll be hanging around the Strip most of the time, and was wondering if a 3-day monorail pass is a good investment. Thanks.

cabletech94
07-22-2012, 06:22 PM
I'm going to Las Vegas and staying at Monte Carlo. I'll be hanging around the Strip most of the time, and was wondering if a 3-day monorail pass is a good investment. Thanks.

if you would otherwise walk up and down the strip 6+hours a day.....yes.

La literatura
07-22-2012, 06:25 PM
if you would otherwise walk up and down the strip 6+hours a day.....yes.

I'm also looking into that RTC Bus option. I'm a first timer and not driving or renting a car. It seems that the bus goes to a downtown spot, and up all along the Strip, and its a little cheaper than the monorail.

steve_minor
07-22-2012, 06:41 PM
The package we got includes 2 cirque tickets. We'll probably go to the Beatles show. We might go to another one if we feel like it. I'm just not looking to spend a ton.

I'll be with my girlfriend, so the strip club is probably a no-go. Those places are usually ripoffs anyway.

I just went for my first time 2 months ago. Vegas is awesome!!! If you booked through Vegas.com and have free tickets I highly recommend KA over the Beatles show. I also recommend you budget for taxi's over the monorail. The monorail is cheap but you will spend 20-30 minutes of extra time walking to it and from it to where you want to go. You will be doing enough walking and eventually you will hate the monorail :#

If you like to drink and party, then here is my #1 tip. Rent a Limo one night for 1-2 hours and have them take you to a liquor store. The savings in booze will almost pay for the limo. We had 4 people which helped, but with 2 you will still get a great time and maybe get lucky in the limo :hmmm: I recommend Presidential Limo I think you can book them for $60 per hour.

:) HAVE FUN :)

ReynardMuldrake
07-22-2012, 07:05 PM
I'm going to Las Vegas and staying at Monte Carlo. I'll be hanging around the Strip most of the time, and was wondering if a 3-day monorail pass is a good investment. Thanks.

Take the Deuce. $7 for a 24-hour pass and it has more stops than the monorail.

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cabletech94
07-22-2012, 08:35 PM
Take the Deuce. $7 for a 24-hour pass and it has more stops than the monorail.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Z2pvpfssa5w/TEEsiKybf_I/AAAAAAAAMo4/zR_b2GMdFJk/s1600/duecebusvegas..jpg

i totally forgot about the duece. 24 hour pass is totally better than the mono. monorail is okay. but the d hits just about everything you want to. and there's one every 10 minutes.

lcarus
07-22-2012, 11:54 PM
I'm going to Las Vegas and staying at Monte Carlo. I'll be hanging around the Strip most of the time, and was wondering if a 3-day monorail pass is a good investment. Thanks.

Call Yellow Cab and ask for a driver named Sanford. He was our driver there. He gave us his cell number and any time we needed a ride we gave him a call. The dude was an awesome driver. He knew everything about Vegas and had great recommendations, and he made great time. The dude is kind of a maniac though. He doesn't abide by all traffic and parking laws. But he gets you where you need to go fast. I have no clue if the guy is even still there but it's worth a try.

scho63
07-23-2012, 03:23 PM
Going to Vegas your first time with your girlfriend is like going to a brothel with your Mother

topher79
07-23-2012, 03:26 PM
Stay on/near Fremont Experience. Cheaper...and waaaay more fun.

vailpass
07-23-2012, 03:32 PM
Stay on/near Fremont Experience. Cheaper...and waaaay more fun.

Downstrip is good for some (I like the Nugget) but not for everyone. The new mega-casinos up strip are part of the Vegas experience.

vailpass
07-23-2012, 03:35 PM
I'm going to Las Vegas and staying at Monte Carlo. I'll be hanging around the Strip most of the time, and was wondering if a 3-day monorail pass is a good investment. Thanks.

The train is kind of fun right at first but it takes too much time and distance. Cabs are the most direct route, your hotel doorman can get you a cheap limo for a nice night out and about if you ask him right.

Sounds like the bus is an option, don't know anything about it although the last time I heard a guy announce he was taking a deuce it surely wasn't anything I wanted to sit in.

La literatura
07-23-2012, 06:03 PM
My Vegas agenda:

Day One: Explore in and around my hotel
Day Two: pretty much open, and then the free shows at Caesars, Treasure Island, and Mirage in evening
Day Three: The Stratosphere rides, and then KA Cirque show
Day Four: Fremont, the Mob Museum, Don't Tell Mama, Bellagio show
Day Five: Pretty much open, but leave in afternoon

We're going to Peppermill and Aria buffet. I really wanted to see Barry Manilow, but couldn't get tickets.

vailpass
07-23-2012, 06:08 PM
Oh man those Stratosphere rides....you're a better man than me is all I'm saying.
Day Four you might work in some poolside time for you both. Relaxing and Vegas-y.
If there are any games you want to learn (craps, paigow (fun), etc.) the free lessons the casinos give in the morning are instructive.

DaneMcCloud
07-23-2012, 06:18 PM
My Vegas agenda:

Day One: Explore in and around my hotel
Day Two: pretty much open, and then the free shows at Caesars, Treasure Island, and Mirage in evening
Day Three: The Stratosphere rides, and then KA Cirque show
Day Four: Fremont, the Mob Museum, Don't Tell Mama, Bellagio show
Day Five: Pretty much open, but leave in afternoon

We're going to Peppermill and Aria buffet. I really wanted to see Barry Manilow, but couldn't get tickets.

Where are Crazy Horse II, Vince Neil's Girls, Girls, Girls and Scores on the itinerary?

Bwana
07-23-2012, 06:29 PM
I'm going to Las Vegas and staying at Monte Carlo. I'll be hanging around the Strip most of the time, and was wondering if a 3-day monorail pass is a good investment. Thanks.

The Monte? LMAO

When I was a district manager for NAPA, they would hold their regional meeting in Vegas and book at the fucking Monte. I guess some race car drivers Dad owns the place, NAPA was one of his sponsors, so they gave NAPA a good deal. It's kind of old an down dive, but if you're not spending much time in your room, it will work.

La literatura
07-23-2012, 06:56 PM
The Monte? LMAO

When I was a district manager for NAPA, they would hold their regional meeting in Vegas and book at the ****ing Monte. I guess some race car drivers Dad owns the place, NAPA was one of his sponsors, so they gave NAPA a good deal. It's kind of old an down dive, but if you're not spending much time in your room, it will work.

We got a really good deal at the Monte Carlo. I'm guessing it's going to be the third nicest hotel I've ever stayed in.

Bwana
07-23-2012, 06:59 PM
We got a really good deal at the Monte Carlo. I'm guessing it's going to be the third nicest hotel I've ever stayed in.

:hmmm:

Well have fun!

Carlota69
07-23-2012, 07:13 PM
My Vegas agenda:

Day One: Explore in and around my hotel
Day Two: pretty much open, and then the free shows at Caesars, Treasure Island, and Mirage in evening
Day Three: The Stratosphere rides, and then KA Cirque show
Day Four: Fremont, the Mob Museum, Don't Tell Mama, Bellagio show
Day Five: Pretty much open, but leave in afternoon

We're going to Peppermill and Aria buffet. I really wanted to see Barry Manilow, but couldn't get tickets.
Don't tell mamas is fun. Check out Insert Coins across the street and if you like Thai food, Le Thai is awesome and it's next door to Mamas.

La literatura
07-23-2012, 07:24 PM
If they offer an upgraded room at Monte Carlo, is it worth it? The comments on yelp seem to suggest so. I don't plan to spend too much time in the room.

La literatura
07-23-2012, 07:30 PM
If they offer an upgraded room at Monte Carlo, is it worth it? The comments on yelp seem to suggest so. I don't plan to spend too much time in the room.

Actually, I don't care.

OctoberFart
08-08-2012, 03:08 PM
For a KC guy I'm guessing the Imperial Palace is about your speed. Maybe Casino Royal if your feeling like going large.

OctoberFart
08-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Stay on/near Fremont Experience. Cheaper...and waaaay more fun.

If you want to constantly be hit up by panhandlers, have shady people that look like Raider fans in the Casino's I suggest stay around Fremont. The nugget is the only hotel worth a damn up there.

vailpass
08-08-2012, 03:12 PM
For a KC guy I'm guessing the Imperial Palace is about your speed. Maybe Casino Royal if your feeling like going large.

Ouch.

OctoberFart
08-08-2012, 03:19 PM
Ouch.

Well he did say he didn't want to spend much money and the only way to do that in Vegas is win a bunch of money gambling. Now at the IP he can get cheap drinks or go to Casion Royal for the 24/7 $1 Michelob Ultras. A KC guy at Casino Royal might get offered a BJ dealing job with that Mullet because the need a Billy Ray Cyrus look-a-like.

Dartgod
08-08-2012, 03:20 PM
Sounds like you've spent a lot of time in those joints.

A lot.

OctoberFart
08-08-2012, 03:22 PM
Sounds like you've spent a lot of time in those joints.

A lot.

You bet your ass I did when I was a broke dink college kid.