(Closed) Las Vegas…. What to do while there! :)

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Post # 16
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Helper bee

Also, food is expensive there – find a walgreens for snacks 🙂 also dont let the cab take you there…its right around the corner fron the Venetian ..we made that mistake and we were staying at the Venetian lol

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Second vote for Hash House! You could also go for dinner, I highly suggest chicken and waffles either way. Or Andys Sage Fried Benedict. Best hangover food ever. This is the benedict:

I don’t have many on strip food suggestions but I used to live in Vegas, so let me tell you my two favorites. 

Bachi Burger. Omg this food is killer. It’s totally unique, inexpensive, and the atmosphere is awesome. We used to go to the one on Windmill but I am sure the other locations are just as great. 

Island Sushi and Grill. Okay, so this place has some of the best sushi I have ever had, for the best price I have ever seen. And I have had sushi just about everywhere on the California coast, but this is better. It’s a bit of a hole in the wall. One side is Hawaiian food, the other is sushi. They have some of the best flavor combinations in their rolls and they also offer deep fried sushi which I LOVE. They have half off all their roles in the hour before close. The wait is never more than 20 minutes. They also offer all you can eat for $26 (I think) and it includes not only the sushi but appetizers, soft drinks, and dessert. We used to go here twice a month, sometimes more. Considering taking a trip to Vegas JUST to eat their sushi. This one is located off of Eastern. 

Post # 18
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Newbee

I am following this. Great ideas ladies!!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Highly recommend O. 

Best show I’ve seen in forever. We spent the entire time with our mouths open it was that awesome. 

grab dinner at Carson Kitchen or Lago 🙂 

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Following! Love Vegas and we are going the week before our wedding to have our bachelorette/bachelor parties and celebrating my FBIL’s 21st!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Definitely get your show tix at the “Half Price Show Tix” booth. There’s no reason to pay full price, unless you’re seeing O, which doesn’t have tix. You get an even bigger discount if you go back for a second day. We love the world buffet at Rio. We try to do something non-casino-y everytime we go, so we’ve done Sigfried and Roy’s Secret Garden, the aquarium at Mandalay bay, and the Titanic exhibit at the Luxor, all of which were cool. And gambling is really cheap in downtown (and even cheaper in Henderson).

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper

What do YOU like to do? I’m sittin here in Vegas now, live here and know the city pretty well. 

Shows- I am biased to Cirque. O is gorgeous. KA is spectactular, it is huge. Love is very cute. Fell alseep during Michael Jackson. Mystere is class. 

Pubs- Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York is good. McMullans is a few miles off Strip and is better. Gordon Biersh is on Paradise, not far off Strip. There are a few more but not really worth the taxi ride. 

Off Strip Bars- DCR (Downtown Cocktail Room) is a modern speakeasy with a hidden door and fancy mixology. The Griffin is a bar that you would imagine being at Hogwarts. Those are both in Fremont. On Charleston between Fremont and the Strip, on the other side of the 15 is Frankie’s Tiki Lounge. Powerful and fun Hawaiin drinks with vintage tropical movie clips in the background. For people watching I like to go to the second floor balcony of the Golden Nugget. Fremont is… special for people watching.

Strip Bars- Chandelier at Cosmopolitan, try the Verbena. Parasol Up/ Parasol Down at Wynn has beautiful views. Red Square at Mandalay has an amazing vodka vault, look inside for the head.

Food- I like Wynn’s buffet best, but it is a personal choice. Also agree with Hash House-a- Go-Go. Glad that is becoming more known to tourists. If you like sushi then go off Strip to Spring Mountain, much better and far less expensive. Ichiza is very good. If you like a southern shrimp or crawfish boil then Hot n Juicy Crawfish is fun. Peppermill is a must to check out it is an insitution, been in many movies. Great place to start the evening or cap it off with a cocktail and snack in the firepit lounge.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Siegfried and Roy Secret Garden.

Liberace Museum

Side trip to Hoover Dam

Helicopter ride over Grand Canyon

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Liberace Museum is closed unfortunately. There was a brief exibit at the Cosmopolitan when the Michael Douglas/ Matt Damon movie came out but that ended as well.

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper

stardustintheeyes:  I miss Chicago! Used to go up ther all the time while in undergrad, such an amazing city! I’m jealous! Except for the winter, brutal up there. 

I did forget to mention a couple cool museums. The Neon Museum is on Las Vegas Blvd just north of Fremont. It is a collection of old neon signs that made up the Strip through the decades. It is a guided tour that talks about the history and evolution of the town. What is really fun though is the Mob Museum in Fremont. It talks about how the mob shaped the city, people who have lived here since the days of the mob miss them over our local government. From Chicago that was also shaped by the mob you might really like it.

Let me now if you have any questions, I love playing tour guide to this crazy little town

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

stardustintheeyes:  I was just there 3 weeks ago for 3.5 days. We went with 2 other couples who had never been, so it was fun showing them the sights. I hadn’t been in almost 10 years, and Darling Husband a little longer than that. SOOOOO much has changed!

High Roller!! Go around 4:45 so you get the early bird price, but still get in some of the sunset. We did the open bar pod, and it was definitely worth the price in drinks alone. We had a blast.

We ate at Hexx (Paris), Giada’s (Cromwell), Top of the World (Stratosphere), Off the Strip (The Linq), Gordon Ramsay BURGR (Planet Hollywood) and a couple buffets (Planet Hollywood – lunch, and Caesar’s- supper). We loved Hexx, had horrible service at Giada’s (food was good, though), LOVED the Top of the World and BURGR and felt that the PH buffet was better than Caesar’s for the price.

We went to The Beatles Love, and the other 2 couples went to Mystere. I highly recommend The Beatles, if you like their music. we also went to Rock of Ages at Rio… fabulous show!!

We did go to Fremont our last night. It’s fun to check out, but my favorite place to go. We stayed at Planet Hollywood, which we loved, since it was in the middle of the strip.

Oh, go to the Bar at Times Square in NY-NY at night for the Piano Bar. So much fun! The wax museum at the Venetian was fun. And then just wander a bunch. We loved all the shops/food places in The Linq Promenade, and the Forum Shoppes and Miracle Mile Mall are fun for shopping.

Have fun!!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I live about 3.5 hours north of Vegas, and we run down there for an escape frequently.

When we stay on the strip, the Venetian is our favorite. We love the rooms, the resturants, the spa. A couples massage is awesome, and you get access to their whirlpool, steam room, etc for the rest of the day.

Don’t limit yourself to just the big famous, well advertised shows. We once caught a hypnotist show we had never heard of, but it was cheap, and really really fun.

I can’t remember which casino has it now…but there is a Titanic exhibit on the strip. They have artifacts, and a peice of the hull. It’s pretty neat, and one of my favorites.

One thing I love to do with guests is to just go up and down the strip, and catch all the ‘free’ shows the casinos do. These are the fountains, volcanos, pirate ship at Treasure Island, etc. Its fairly easy to plan as most are set on a schedule.

The Dam is pretty neat to see, but can also be pricey to do the tour. But just walking out on it is pretty cool too. There’s also a lot of hiking to do around it too!

But do be careful. Just north of the strip is a pretty sketchy area.

Have Fun!!!!

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