Going to Vegas for the first time August 27 - September 2
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06-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Grumpy Old Fart
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Sunshinny Florida
Re: Going to Vegas for the first time August 27 - September 2
I'm a dice man. Whether it is on a local gambling boat or out in Vegas you will find me on the craps table. Here is a quick how to on the game.
Your drinks are free while you play any table game or slot machine. Vegas is known for more than just gambling however. It has become a gourmet food mecca. The days of the 99 cent steak and eggs may be gone but you will still find some bargains too. Be sure to hit up several buffets while there as well as dropping some coin in a famous place. Zagat likes these:
. Urban Spoon says:
. My fellow Yelpers say:
. Gayoy says these are the best buffets this year:
The pools and spas are an oasis of a desert wonder as well. Budget in a mid trip massage as well. Travel Agent Central lists these:
. Those are of the legitimate variety. Prostitution isn't technically legal in Clark county but opportunities abound. For the legal variety the old Chicken Ranch is now in Parhump, an hour away.
As 803 mentioned be sure to go downtown one night. Freemont Street is old Vegas. This is it:
. You can zip line it now too!
Downtown has lower minimums and better odds. Neon and glitz is great but you can OD on it. Rent a car and get away mid trip. Mount Charleston. Hoover dam. Golf. Hit up one of the great red rock canyons. Sunrise horseback ride. Lots of stuff to do. Here are some.
. This is the official Clark county site:
Speaking of rides, there are the pyramid elevators, gondolas, roller coasters, etc. Be sure to catch the fountains at Bellagio and the statues at Caesar's. For pure adrenaline though it is hard to top, literally, what is atop the Stratosphere:
DO NOT miss seeing a Vegas show or three while there! Always good stuff. Here is the playbill for the week you will be there:
Always get a line pass. Strut your stuff pass the lowbies waiting in line. Lean on your concierge to get you free ones. Getting things as a group will get you lots of discounts. Speaking of discounts NEVER pay full price for anything. Send off for discount guides now. Here are some sights.
. Many others both online and printed freebies around every corner.
Have fun and make a pass line bet for me!
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