(Closed) Las Vegas! What to do, check out, etc?

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Post # 16
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

ElleQ:  Learned that one the hard way carrying around an entire pizza on a Friday night. It smelled so good, I figured we would be able to find a place somewhere. It was awkward. Lol. 

Post # 17
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

MammaPants:  hahaha I can only imagine! We were staying there so we had a room to go back to.

Post # 18
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Following. I haven’t been to Vegas in almost 10 years, but we plan on going in January – so I know there has been a ton of things added to do.

I loved the Bellagio fountains and observatory. Blue Man Group was also fun. Sometimes, it’s just fun to walk around and check out all teh Casinos. Fremont Street (do they still call it that?) was a good time, and fun to see some of the older Casinos, and the light show.

Post # 19
2711 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

The Peppermill is the best.  The brownie sundae was as big as my head, no joke.  Amazing.  Also, if you can, do a Grand Canyon trip – we did a helicopter trip fairly early in the morning which meant we were back in the hotel by lunchtime and it was totally worth it.  Not cheap but definitely worth doing.

Post # 20
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Use Groupon to search for deals in Vegas! They always have good stuff on there. If you’re into clubbing, buy a club crawl ticket from groupon. It’s so worth the money and it’s a nice way to see lots of diffeent clubs in Vegas! I’m not a huge partier, and I had tons of fun when I did one. They also have pub crawls, etc.


The ferris wheel is fun, and there’s a deal on groupon for it now. There’s also a helicopter tour of the strip.





If you’re going off the strip, Old School Pizzeria near Nellis AFB is amazing.



Post # 21
848 posts
Busy bee

I live in Vegas and I’m not a casino person either- nor is Darling Husband so I’m with you on that.

First off, it’s going to be HOT in July, so plan on pool days during the day- there isn’t much else I would do during the day unless I was inside.

I would recommend seeing a show- O is my favorite and Love (if you like the Beatles). If you like concerts- we usually have good concerts going on in the summer- so check out ticketmaster. Also check Cesars entertainment and see who is at the Colosseum- I know Reba and Brooks and Dunn are coming this summer, as well as Elton Jon, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, and Celine Dion- it just depends on the dates as to who is playing.

I would suggest heading downtown one evening- it’s a different feel down there- there are some cool bars down there- Atomic Liquor and Commonwealth are two of my favorites.

As for restuarants- I love Mon Ami Gabi- it’s at Paris-  you can sit outside overlooking the Bellagio fountains- it’s amazing! Even if you go at night just for dessert- it’s a great view, they do not take reservatations for the outdoor tables, so going later is better- we usually go around 11pm and just have coffee and dessert.

Shopping- If you go to Wynn, Encore, Palazzo, Venetian, or Forum Shops you will get higher end stores with a few normal stores mixed in. For a normal mall feel go to The Fashion Show mall- it’s across from Wynn- and it’s a very nice big mall.


Post # 22
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Dont know if it has been mentioned- there is a Whole Foods on Las Vegas blvd, it’s maybe 10 minutes away, a quick taxi ride and you will pass the famous Vegas sign in the process. I’m partial to Cirque du Soleil, “O” is the most popular, KA is amazing and Love is good if you like the Beatles. I’m sure Fashion Show mall has been mentioned. 

As for buffets- Wicked Spoon at Cosmopolian, and the Buffet at Wynn are the best in my opinion. The buffet at Ceasars in overrated, it was so small! I haven’t tried the Bellagio. If you like sushi then go up Spring Mountain- a ton of great places. Ichiza is very authentic. Very little is in English. As for Strip food… Aria has the best 24 hour cafe. Ri Ra (Mandalay bay place) and Fine Nine Irishmen (NY,NY) are fun for irish pub food. Both are very tasty and there are plenty of pints to raise! The aquarium at Mandalay Bay is fun. As for museums, if you are planning to go to Downtown check out the Mob Musuem and the Neon Museum. The mob history out here is so interesting! The neon museum is a collection of the marques and signs since the casinos started. Gives a great history lesson. While downtown the DCR (Downtown Cocktail Room) is a modern speakeasy with complicated mixology cocktails. And the Griffin- it’s best discribed as a hogworts pub. I hear Insert Coins is cool but th. Owner screwed over a friend of mine so I haven’t been. 

Post # 23
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I live here in Vegas- if you have any questions just PM me. I love to help play tour guide

Post # 24
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Old Mill Boathouse

We went two years ago, I’ve been before but Fiance hadn’t and it was so much fun. We loved O it was amazing, I wish I could see it again and then again because I feel like I missed so much by watching one thing on one side and then looking over and seeing something else was happening on the otherside, it was amazing.

Paris buffet Breakfast was my favorite though my parents went this past Spring Break and they said it’s not the same.  We had the “Buffet of Buffet’s” which is a 24 hour all access all you can eat buffet, we try and get four meals out of it, but we usually only manage three, but it’s fun if you want to try a lot of places for only one price. 

If you’re in to thrill rides, there’s the rides over at the Stratosphere, my sister and I went on the big shot, that was FUN, but it’s scary if you don’t like heights!  (Which I don’t, but I went anyway!).

Freemont street (Old Vegas) is awesome to visit too.  There are two outlet malls nearby the one inside and the one outside, I prefer the one outside! I’m from Canada though so getting to outlet malls is always fun either way as we don’t have them here. 

CVS and Wallgreens as another poster mentioned are totally great when it comes to snacks and water.  The water DOES taste weird, at least to me as I’m used to drinking water here on the west coast off the mountains but it’s not horrible.  I would bring if you don’t already drink them, those little packets or squirt bottles of flavoring, they help especially if you just want water at the resturant. 

Coffee is expensive, pretty much everywhere you go, so if you don’t mind those Starbucks Via’s I’d pick some of those up and bring a mini kettle with you if you like coffee in the morning and don’t want to pay an arm and a leg.

Also if your hotel room doesn’t automatically have a fridge (many do now but a long time ago they didn’t) request one when you’re at the front desk for your ‘medication’.  I learned about this a while ago because I do travel with heat sensitive medication, and most hotels if not all of them are required to give you one.  It may be tiny but it’ll save you on water if you like something cold to drink when you’re in your room!

Even if you’re not in to casino’s, go inside the theme ones, especially Paris as it’s fun to see all of the decor.  

I also recommend going and seeing the Hoover Damn if you have a car/time.  We went because I’d been there when they were first building the bridge and the last time we were there two years ago it was done and I wanted to see it finished, it’s pretty neat!

Post # 25
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

happenstance:  request a fridge for medication? Brilliant! I usually pay the $35 for them to empty it as it saves money in the long run. I’m using the medication idea from now on! 

Post # 26
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Following, we are thinking about going in November

Post # 27
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I agree with seeing the Circ shows… They are amazing!!! I also saw Lion King years back and it was AWESOME!! I suggest going to freemont street as well… Its alot of fun!!! 🙂 Definitely go to Bellagio – Not just the fountains, go inside to see the gardens as well, they are gorgeous!! Walking the strip is always fun and interesting too, haha. 

Post # 29
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

weightwatchers152: The buffet at Paris was amazing! They actually did have large salad bar, lots of veggie options, a delicious meat carving station (prime rib was out of this world), crepe station, and many of the desserts were fruit based (fresh fruit topped custards & cheesecakes). Not exaclty healthy, but if you want to splurge for a night I’d do it there!

We just got back two weeks ago from a 2 night trip so I would def. say to bring comfy shoes- our feet hurt so bad after walking for 14 hours straight… Also, if you enjoy jello shots, wait to get them until you are off the strip and inside a casino. We paid $2 for them at Fat Tuesday right on the sidewalk, walked inside the next casino & they were only a $1 at that Fat Tuesday (either way well worth it since they are everclear & big shots)…We loved Bellagio- the fountains, the gardens, the casino- it was all one of the most gorgeous casino’s in our opinion (except maybe for Paris!). 

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