(Closed) Upcoming trip to Vegas – suggestions/recommendations?!

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Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

bibber:  i wasted many hours doing this and saved probably 300 lol.Mostly on food.I bought food twice – the rest I redeemed through coupons.

Sign up for that Vegas rewards. It’s annoying, but you get coupons

And use the free Red BulL!

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Kacie209:  WAIT! I missed the Sprinkles ATM!? Man i feel cheated!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

mandaluv1119:  You liked Mesa Grill?  I didn’t like that everything was a la carte (dinner) and while it was good, I’ve been to better restaurants back here. We actually went out to eat again later that night because we were still hungry after eating there!

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s been 2 years since I have been but I am going again in a little over 2 months! Another vote for Wicked Spoon. It’s great! Also buffet’s at Caesars or Wynn will be good.

I really like the super casual dining options (the to-go options) at either Paris (sandwiches, salads, crepes… yummy) or Wynn. I’ve been to lots of the more casual dining restaurants I can’t really keep track. My favorite is Mon Ami Gabi because it’s yummy and it has a great location. Even having been to the Eiffel Tower restaurant there I prefer Mon Ami Gabi. And then have brunch. I really enjoy people watching. Some of the restaurants at the Bellagio (I’m thinking Olives?) or the Wynn also have nice views.

I’m not much help for drinks, I usually drink champagne or coffee with baileys from the servers. We don’t do nightclubs or anything. I thought the Mexican restaurant at Aria had great margaritas. Also Mandalay Bay has a lounge on one of the top floors with balconies and it’s great go there for a drink just to check out the view of the whole strip.

My favorite casinos are Aria, Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Caesars, and Planet Hollywood just to be at and walk around.  Great people watching (gambling watching) at Bellagio or Wynn.  All of those besides PH probably have the best poker rooms as well. If you like sports best sportsbooks on the strip that I prefer are Bellagio, PH, and Venetian. MGM  I don’t mind either.  Though Venetian has the best screens IMO I like the Bellagio and PH because they have a bar right there you can sit at if you want. MGM is too small to stay at. Will be checking out the Mirage since I think they redid it.  Some great ones off-strip as well.  I don’t pay close attention to the varying odds, mostly I enjoy the action and environment.  Mandalay Bay could be great again (great area) but the screens are still awful and outdated.  I think they might be renovating sometime soonish.

If you’re not a big gambler but you want to learn go to the cheapest casinos they will have the lower minimums.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Oh I forgot to mention – they have the High Roller now too! Haven’t done it yet, but looks pretty cool. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

sunnierdaysahead2:  We loved it and were stuffed after. We ordered an app to share (bbq duck and blue corn pancake) and one entree and side each. I got pork tenderloin, which was cooked to medium perfection, and Fiance got – chicken? – I think, and really liked how it was seasoned. I think we got brussels sprouts and some kind of mashed potatoes. We loved it so much that I bought their cookbook to take home!

Maybe they just had a better menu when we were there? I know it changes seasonally. We live in a good food city and were impressed. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

mandaluv1119:  I’m glad you had a better experience than I did.   I went around 4th of July which is probably peak tourist season.  I also got chicken and I did think it was good.  Maybe my expectations were too high!  Then again, we did have some wine, which always makes me hungrier!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Darling Husband and I went to Vegas about 3 years ago for the first time. I did not plan that trip very well and it ended up being mediocre. We stayed in the Venetian, which overall was beautiful and the rooms were very comfortable but we happened to go when the canals were being re done so we missed out on that.

One thing we did that we both really enjoyed was the spa within the Venetian. We spent a few hours hanging around in the spa before/after our treatments and it was fun and relaxing. Although, I do not reccommend eating at the restaurant within that spa, it is over priced and the food is meh.

If I have one suggestion for you, it’s to know where you want to eat before you go. Darling Husband and I did not plan around specific restaurants and oh man did we regret it. We ended up going with a “let’s just walk and see what we find” approach. We ended up spending a lot of time looking at menus/deciding where to go and we ate at some pretty poor restaurants. 

One thing I wish we did was to head outside of the valley and do some hiking. The mountains that you can see from the strip looked beautiful so if you’re into that, definitely try to make it happen. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Serendipity near Ceasar’s for the iced hot chocolate (sometimes there’s a groupon!), Holstein’s at Cosmopolitan for grown-up milkshakes and awesome burgers, Carlo’s Bakery at Venetian for lobster tails (dessert). Can you tell I MIGHT have a sweet tooth?

We also saw the Jubilee show and it was AWESOME – very much Las Vegas-y with lots of glitz and glamour! (And, well, boobs, but you don’t notice them after awhile, lol!)

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Eat at the Peppermill on the north end of the strip across from Circus Circus! The food is good, the service is great, and the drinks are cheap!

Also, the cheapest way to drink is buying tall boys at convenience stores and CVS/Walgreens. Happy Hour and full price drinks have proven to be astronomical! 

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Kacie209:  Agreed with Peppermill…..the cocktail waitress’ “uniforms” are worth the price of admission.

You can get anything to go from Serendipity, but the “hot chocolate” is more like am overflowing sundae of sorts…Holstein’s milkshakes are prob better.

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