(Closed) Any Las Vegas recommendations?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Gemstone:  I really liked Freemont Street! And also the Hoover Dam/Grand Canyon. If I were you I’d rent a car and drive to the Dam and Canyon on your own so you’re not tied down by a slow bus tour. Anyway, there is honestly SO MUCH to see and do in Vegas that you will never ever get to it all in 4 days. I really liked Vegas but I also found it a little overwhelming at times….especially the absolute THRONGS of people going up and dfown the Strip all hours of the day and night. I am glad I can say I went once, but I’d probably never go back. Maui much more my style.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Commenting to follow. We went two years ago but mostly just walked the strip. This year we are hoping to fit the grand canyon and a show or two. The cirque MJ show sounds awesome!!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Gemstone:  Also, if you rent a car-check priceline or Orbitz first. Then use priceline to bid on one at half the cost, you will probably get a car for $15 a day. With free hotel parking and a vehicle to get around it will be cheaper than the airport transfers and taxis you’d need.

That’s our plan for this year!

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Bummer, it looks like the Michael Jackson Cirque show is on break when we will be there :/

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh AND! The very first lesson we learned there, from a cabby, is that there are some free trams that will save you the walking time. There are trams that aren’t free, I think on the eastern side.

But there are free trams that run from…maybe Bellagio to Monte Carlo, and NY NY to Mandalay Bay? I can’t quite remember, but Google them because even though hotels don’t look far on a map-they are much farther than you think.

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Of the Circue du Soleil shows I’ve seen, (Ka, Le Reve, O, and Mystere) all are amazing, but Darling Husband and I were blown away by Le Reve. The Blue Man Group is fun and geeky. Be sure to at least walk through The Venetian and Palazzo hotels. Such eye candy! The Venetian has beautiful architechture and frescoes. The Palazzo is like being in Wonderland with giant flowers, butterflies, etc. Caesar’s Palace is old, but still pretty cool to wander around, especially the shopping area.

 

Battista’s Hole in the Wall is a quaint little Italian restaurant with great food, decor, and a little old man playing the accordian.

 

Definitely check out Fremont Street at night (light show). Darling Husband and I prefer that because the Strip at night is littered with pornographic prostitution business cards.

 

A great place to eat is The Peppermill. We go there for breakfast every day every visit without fail. Their omelets are like 10 eggs! While waiting for your seat, go to the Fireside Lounge off to the side. It’s a trippy place with dark mirrors, dark pink mood lighting, comfy couches, and fire pit water wells.

 

Have fun!

 

 

 

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Gemstone:  Just wanted to warn you, the pawn stars shop sucks. My Brother-In-Law wanted to see it so we took him when he was in town and we all went “this is it??” Lol

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Posting to follow! We’re going for our honeymoon in December!! πŸ™‚

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Definitely the old strip and the venetian. And you have to do the stereotypical Bellagio fountains. And the pirate show, lol. And cirque du soliel.

I used to live in Vegas. πŸ˜›

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsRichard:  I agree. Also, the line is ALWAYS out the door and around the corner and the guys/cameras aren’t even there most days.

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