(Closed) Las Vegas – need tips!!

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are going to Vegas for our honeymoon in July and we found the best prices together for plane and hotel through farecast.com and they will compare prices for you and also tell you when is the best time to buy.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@doxielove:  There’s a lot of free stuff to stretch your budget.  Free shows like Bellagio Fountains, Sirens at TI, and the Volcano at the Mirage.

Make sure you pick up any weird little free newspapers or magazines at your hotel lobby or in your room, be sure to read through, there are always a lot of coupons.

Most casinos have free classes for the table games that then you get a coupon for free play or match play for a little money.  Also join the players clubs anywhere you gamble, you may not get any comps, but you still usually get a coupon book that’s got some great coupons.

Go to the half price tickets places, there are several I think called Half Price Tix or something like that.  You can score huge bargains on shows and get a percentage off your meals.  You have to get them that day usually, but get them at the start of your day and save big. 

Buffets are the most expensive on the weekends in the evening.  If you want to hit a buffet, do it on a weekday in the evening for a moderately priced one.  Or if you want to try a fancy one like the Bellagio’s, consider a weekday brunch or lunch. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

The piano bar at New York is really fun, it’s my favorite bar in Vegas. The beatles love show and cirque du soleil O are really good shows. 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am going to vegas today! We booked our trip on expedia and for round trip airfare and three nights in a decent Hotel (Harrah’s) it was only $600 a person.  We chose to fly out late on friday night and take a red eye home— which was the cheapest flights and were direct from DC. 

One thing I reccommend is buying a tour book.  It was really helpful when choosing our hotel to have a book in front of us with tips, good maps and other pertinant information.  I know that the internet has it, but it was just something nice about having it all in one spot (especially since I knew NOTHING about Vegas).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

What kind of things do you guys lIke to do? I have been six times so I can offer more suggestions if I know what you guys like

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ok, we are totally eating/drinking people. Our favorite thing is to do a pub crawl, so we have drinks at one bar, then apps at another and so on. I love just walking down the strip and going into the bars along the way. Fat Tuesday’s is a must! There are quite a few around, ceasar’s, plant Hollywood, Mandalay bay all have one for sure. You can get a drink and add an extra shot for a dollar and enjoy these while you sight see! 

Diablos is a fantastic Mexican restaurant along the strip, sit on the roof top patio. 

mon ami gabi is a really cute bistro at Paris, if you sit on the patio you will catch the bellagio fountain show. 

Harrahs has a really fun outside bar, it’s at carnival court, there is always free entertainment and the crowd is good. 

Drinking at the pool is so expensive! If you go to a pool with a lazy river you can pack a bag with your own drinks to enjoy while in the river, just cover them with a towel incase someone checks. 

Excaliber is pretty inexpensive and I stayed there last time and loved it. I could walk to new York new York theseveral they have a tram to Mandalay bay which is nice. 

You can put $20 in a poker machine at a bar and barley play to get your free drink, then cash out…..

Vegas is awesome, I really suggest doing the bar hop thing, it is all a blast, but our best times are walking along the strip with fat Tuesday’s cup and stopping in all the different places or a drink and some food. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would like to recommend the Vdara hotel. It is a non-gaming, non-smoking hotel so it is very relaxing and dosn’t stink! It is in the city center area next to Aria and the Cosmopolitan.

There is a bridge from Vdara to the Bellagio as well. You might even be able to get a room that has a view of the fountain.

As for places to eat, there is Sushi Roku in the forums shops in Caesars. and off the strip there is a Lawrys (which if you don’t know is famous for prime rib!). The Rio has the best breakfast buffet ever too!

You should also see a show. The Blue Man Group is a great one!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

@Cady:  I’m staying at the Vdara as part of my Honeymoon in August! Great to see another Bee recommends it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Missloveknot:  Genius about putting a twenty in, playing once or twice, get your drink then get out!! Wish I would of thought of that.. though I noticed girls came around with the drinks more often at the tables.

 

@doxielove:  We went last winter, it was my first time.. my favorite bar BY FAR was Coyote Ugly in New York New York. They do all kinds of interactive things with the people that are at the bar.. me & my FI (boyfriend at the time) got picked to show our favorite sex position on stage for a drink–I’ll do anything for a free drink! We’ll never see those people again and it was hilarious watching older couples (like 40’s/50’s) up on stage! They have games the crowd participates in, and they usually include free booze.. You gotta check it out! I also enjoyed just walking up & down the strip checking out the different hotels/bars/restaurants.. We stayed at the MGM for 4 days/3 nights including airfair we paid like $1200 total.. however actually being there was quite expensive, more then I was expecting!! We spent about $2000 in 4 days!! We ate at some nicer places, and drinks were SOOO expensive, unless you got them free in the casino.. I’m not into gambling, I won like $70, by my reaction you would of thought I won a million!! Fiance hit big a few times, totaling about $1000.. but we put it all back into the vacation. It was definitely a place I’m glad I visited.. but I’m not dying to go back.. You’ll have a great time tho!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I went last year around that time and it’s their “off season” but there were tons of people there. I said at the luxor in the tower and I loved it, the pool there is so fab. I liked the theme and had to beg Fi to stay there. I would put a fare alert on flights, I found tickets for 135 dollars  on jet blue.

Like the other ladies mention lots of free things to do and lots of cool things on the strip. Another suggestion is hit some of the buffets I hate buffets but they are so great in Vegas. I went to the breakfast/brunch one at the Bellagio, Fi was great because I wanted to sleep in so he went early to wait in line and I made it just in time I think he waited 40 mins but it was so worth it.

Another thing we did which was really cheap was a day trip to the Hoover Dam, and whitewater rafting it was really cool and we paid 125. If you don’t want to go rafting(I did it under duress lol) you can do just the Hoover Dam for really cheap or just rent a car and drive out by yourself. You can also do horseback riding that is cheap too. Have fun!

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