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3 nights in Vegas

Post by andyandyandy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm

I plan to go to Vegas with my wife on July 1st - reaching late night and starting back on 4th night 10 PM.
So about 3 night and 3 days. What can I do in this time frame to best utilize my time?

Do I need a car in Vegas or public transport is best way?
Thank you in advance!!

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by FlyAF » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:10 pm

Gamble? Go to a show? Have a woman delivered to your room? Hit up a dispensary? I wouldn't rent a car, but my wknd trips to Vegas are a lot of :sharebeer

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by delamer » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:13 pm

Cirque du Soleil

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Hoover Dam

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by z91 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:21 pm

Depends what you want to do. Party, drink, gamble, see shows/sightseeing? Pick some interests and I'm sure we can get you going. :sharebeer

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by bligh » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:23 pm

andyandyandy wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm
I plan to go to Vegas with my wife on July 1st - reaching late night and starting back on 4th night 10 PM.
So about 3 night and 3 days. What can I do in this time frame to best utilize my time?

Do I need a car in Vegas or public transport is best way?
Thank you in advance!!
Are you staying on the strip? If so, no you don't want a car in Vegas if you are staying on the Strip. You get charged for parking even if you are staying in the hotel. Everything is walkable, plenty of public transport as well.

1) Walk about take in the sights. Some of the casinos are like a mini theme parks to themselves.
2) Eat at some of the awesome restaurants. I am not a buffet person but a lot of people seem to enjoy those.
3) If you want to do excursions, take tours out to Hoover Dam, or day trips to the Grand Canyon. (Don't recommend this for a 3 day trip though)
4) Go to some of the shows.
5) Gamble if that is your thing. (I personally prefer watching others gamble over doing it myself)
6) If you and your wife are into clubbing then there are some great night clubs there too.
7) Some of the hotels have excellent pool areas. You can go lounge by the pool during the day.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by sterlingcooper05 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:38 pm

With the extreme heat, a pool morning/early afternoon is a must. Caesars Palace has fabulous pools. Other than that, seeing a Cirque show is always fun. And of course gambling....especially downtown Vegas. The odds are better and table minimums are lower. A quick Uber downtown to check out Fremont Street Experience will always be on my itinerary. I would fill in any free time with touring the mega resorts and gambling.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by KT785 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:42 pm

andyandyandy wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm
I plan to go to Vegas with my wife on July 1st - reaching late night and starting back on 4th night 10 PM.
So about 3 night and 3 days. What can I do in this time frame to best utilize my time?

Do I need a car in Vegas or public transport is best way?
Thank you in advance!!
My wife and I did a 4(ish)day/3 night trip to Las Vegas last year and thoroughly enjoyed our time even though we're not really gamblers. We went in early February so it was low season and quite comfortable, weather-wise, compared to the Midwest.

Our trip included the following:
  • Walked the strip and visit all of the main casinos; we "gambled" a total of about $10 :D
  • Ate at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar's
  • Day trip to Hoover Dam (rented a car that day)
  • Rode the High Roller (Ferris wheel)
  • Visited Freemont Street and rode the zipline
  • Took in a Vegas show ("Pin-Up" at the Stratosphere IIRC)
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by OnTrack2020 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:46 pm

If you are staying on the Strip, you will not need a car while in Vegas; however, you will need transportation to/from airport and the occasional taxi. Also, take a good pair of walking shoes. Even though the hotels on the Strip look very close together, they are so large that walking from one to another will take some time.

If you have time, it is well worth it to take a side tour to Hoover Dam.

Also, take some time to go downtown at night. It's a fairly condensed area with a light show at night.

Pirate show at Treasure Island.

Shops at Ceasars Palace--just fun to look.

If you like buffetts, Carnival at the Rio Hotel. We took a taxi there just to eat.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Xrayman69 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:38 pm

Just left Vegas yesterday.

Stayed at Wynn.

Pool during the morning and daytime 10:00 am until about 3:00 pm. Awesome people watching. Very hot 100+. Find shade spot.

Back to room to wash up and relax. Went down to gamble while kid and wife took daily naps.

Cocktails in lounge at 6:00 pm and light snack.

Dinners around 8:00 pm. +/- show. Been to Vegas many times and 7 year old kid not interested in long shows. Kid to sleep around 10:00 pm and wife down to gamble.

Repeat next day with breakfast around 8:30 am until 10:00 am.


No car needed or recommended.

Uber from airport to hotel on strip. Taxi from hotel to airport.

You are leaving late on last day. I suggest you pay for a late check out (4:00 pm) and thus be able to get one last shower before getting on plane late and being able to have the last Day meaningful and not have to be looking at watch.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by DanMahowny » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:47 pm

I would not rent a car. Cops are EVERYWHERE.

By the time I see one, I barely have enough time to slow down, buckle my seat belt, toss my beer out the window, hide my drugs.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Atilla » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:56 pm

On the Strip - definitely do not get a car. Limos are cheap and Presidential Limo will have an online special to get you from the airport to the hotel and back for a flat rate. Just tip the drivers - plus the pick up guy is happy to stop at a liquor store if you're the type to want to stock up the room. A driver will be waiting at the baggage claim, help you with your stuff and lead you straight out a side door while the chumps are waiting in the taxi line.

Bus system is surprisingly handy and sitting in front on the second level of a Deuce bus for a trip Downtown is a blast.

Cirque shows bore me, I've seen a couple. Check out a comedy club. Brad Garett's club at MGM was good to great on 2 different visits.

Hang at the pool early, clean up and rest mid afternoon, then hit the streets until you can't stand it any more. Rinse and repeat.

Resorts - Tropicana on the cheaper end is quite nice - cool pool area. MGM pool is huge, hotel very nice. Wynn/Encore rates are reasonable and the place is swank. Get a Tower Suites room for access to the special pools. Regular pools are small and get swamped quickly. Aria was good. High end - never stayed at Mandarin Oriental but Four Seasons on top of Mandalay Bay was nice. Quiet yet accessible to the strip - Vdara and Signature at MGM are both excellent options. Bellagio and Mirage always seem overpriced. Never liked Caesars because of the casino - but they have many grades of rooms and a huge pool.

Luxor is a dump, so is the Flamingo. Mandalay Bay ain't what is used to be service-wise, but again a huge pool area but on the far south end of the strip.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Mjar » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:02 pm

Don't need a car, but expect a lot of walking. If you get a car dealing with LV Blvd traffic will deter you from wanting to drive again there. What are you into that will determine what you can do? me personally I gamble a little bit, walk the strip to see the lights and people and hit up Red Rock park that is just outside of LV on the west side to go for a hike, beautiful vista's of the city if you go on the trail that leads up. Hoover dam is not too far.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by gold99xx » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:14 pm

WHY ??

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Pajamas » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:21 pm

gold99xx wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:14 pm
WHY ??
BECAUSE !!

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by tim1999 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:25 pm

Would be easlier to make recommendations if we know what hotel you are staying at.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by totallystudly » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:52 pm

Don't go to the Hoover dam, you can't see anything and it is essentially like driving on an overpass. Lake Mead is amazing. Shoot machine guns indoors or rent lambo or go drive a race car

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:01 pm

Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a brimmed hat to cover up. It's still really hot even after the sun goes down. Expect substantial chaotic foot traffic on the Strip and dodge accordingly. Lots of street performers and people watching. Bring cash in case you want to tip street performers. Photos with many performers/women are also for tips. Expect lots of panhandlers as well as men slapping playing cards with scantily clad women advertisements on them really, really wanting you to take one. Fairly easy to ignore. I [legally] carry OC (pepper) spray everywhere I go in the US but have never had to use it, but good to have. That said, I've had zero concerns for safety on the Strip, even when walking alone and not sober. But still exercise caution and awareness. High potential for getting bumped into and pickpocketed when pedestrians mentally expect to innocently bump into people every now and then. I hear there are rougher locations if you venture off the Strip with higher crime.

I've only been to Las Vegas twice for 5-6 days each for a conference, stayed at Aria (really nice, clean, new, modern) and Mandalay Bay (downstairs smells muskier, had a couple moths in the room). Aria and CityCenter have lots of high-end shops and restaurants. I enjoyed the Aria buffet very much. Also tried the Bacchanal Buffet @ Caesar's Palace -- very good as well. Shark Reef Aquarium @ Mandalay Bay was enjoyable and about $18/adult if I remember. Started out slow but kept getting bigger and better.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:03 pm

Xrayman69 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:38 pm
Uber from airport to hotel on strip. Taxi from hotel to airport.
This is specific. Is that just how it worked out for you, or is there a pearl of wisdom to this?

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by GAAP » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:08 pm

DanMahowny wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:47 pm
I would not rent a car. Cops are EVERYWHERE.

By the time I see one, I barely have enough time to slow down, buckle my seat belt, toss my beer out the window, hide my drugs.
Wow! That's a lot to do -- you must have great vision...

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by GAAP » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:11 pm

If you're spending at the strip, driving is a pain.

I am a little surprised that you booked the trip without seeming to know what you want to do once you get there... There's a rather extreme range of possibilities depending on your interests.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by William104 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:21 pm

Did this much more before kids since we are within driving distance of Vegas. Pretty standard day for us was breakfast at hotel, pool for few hours, afternoon nap/clean up, out for dinner and a show and end the night with some gambling. I've found the Mirage to be a nice balance between good location on strip and nice hotel. Slightly cheaper than the other high end places like Aria and Wynn though I've stayed at both as well. Lots of great food, great people watching, and fun activities to find.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Doom&Gloom » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm

In July??? Whew! Drink lots of water and don't plan on walking "just a couple of casinos" down the strip.

Unless you are planning on driving out of town, you don't need, or want, a car. If you are staying on the strip, you really don't need a car.

If on the strip, sleep during the day, and roam around at night. It will be cooler and the people-watching will be much more fun.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by whodidntante » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:15 pm

Gambling, preferably not against the house.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by WestUniversity » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:51 pm

andyandyandy wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm
I plan to go to Vegas with my wife on July 1st - reaching late night and starting back on 4th night 10 PM.
So about 3 night and 3 days. What can I do in this time frame to best utilize my time?

Do I need a car in Vegas or public transport is best way?
Thank you in advance!!
If you are staying on the strip you can walk to most places or take a cab. If you want to travel to some outlying destinations well then you’ll need to rent a car.

The Blue Man Group is a fun show. So is Terry Fator or any of the Cirque shows. It seems like they have one in each resort. La Reve at the Wynn/Encore is really good.

There are tons of great restaurants. My favorite dinner spot is Bouchon in the Venetian (the restaurant not the pastry shop). For breakfast you need to head up toward the old downtown and go to the Peppermill.

Red Rock Canyon is a short drive west of the strip and the scenery is beautiful. If you want a longer drive Mt Charleston is about an hour away. Really pretty and a stark contrast to the desert floor. Also about an hour away is Valley of Fire State Park. There is also a cruise you can take on Lake Mead that takes you around to Hoover Dam.

I think everything else others mentioned in their posts.

Have a great trip!🎊🎉🍺🍷😎

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by itsgot8 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:02 am

Your time in Vegas aligns with how much time my wife and I usually spend there. We typically go drive race cars, hit up a club, catch a (comedy) show, enjoy a day or two at the pool and have gone down to Fremont St. to do the zip lining experience. We will maybe spend $100 total on gambling during the course of our stay.

The clubs at The Cosmopolitan and Drai's are pretty good and definitely would go to again.

Whoever said The Flamingo is a dump is mostly correct. Their pool is nice but the rest of the hotel was 'meh'. Treasure Island was so-so and New York New York was a nice experience. Next we go, our hotel list is Cosmo, Aria and Paris. We always stay on the strip and thus get the round-trip shuttle service from McCarren. I think it's $15.

There is plenty to do in Vegas, it just all depends on what your interests are.

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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:10 am

what "I" would do:

Shelby museum
Gold & Silver pawn just to see it
Cowtown Guitars for same reason and because I'm a guitarist
Maybe a driving day at Las Vegas Motorsport
Rent a Lamborghini
Drive out to Hoover dam
Go home.


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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:16 am

Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Xrayman69 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:38 pm
Uber from airport to hotel on strip. Taxi from hotel to airport.
This is specific. Is that just how it worked out for you, or is there a pearl of wisdom to this?
Just a guess on my part... airport to hotel, time is not a factor. Hotel to airport, you’re under time constraint typically, and taxis are almost always immediately available at the hotel.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:19 am

itsgot8 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:02 am
Whoever said The Flamingo is a dump is mostly correct.
Only reason I would go to Flamingo is to grab a cheeseburger and beverage at Margaritaville.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:28 am

WestUniversity wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:51 pm
The Blue Man Group is a fun show. So is Terry Fator or any of the Cirque shows. It seems like they have one in each resort. La Reve at the Wynn/Encore is really good.
IMHO the most spectacular Cirque show in Vegas is Ka at the MGM. I also recommend Blue Man Group (although BMG would be the only reason I would ever set foot back in Luxor). I thoroughly enjoyed Jabbawockeez at MGM. I found Le Reve to be not that great, but that’s just me.

DW and I did Fremont Street in April. It’s different, to say the least. If you’re at all on the prudish side, though, I’d suggest skipping it.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by WestUniversity » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:30 am

oldcomputerguy wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:19 am
itsgot8 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:02 am
Whoever said The Flamingo is a dump is mostly correct.
Only reason I would go to Flamingo is to grab a cheeseburger and beverage at Margaritaville.
:beer
So far I would have to say my favorite hotel would either be the Palazzo or the Venetian. They remodeled the Venetian a few years ago and it’s every bit as nice as the Palazzo. As far as I know Sheldon Adelson still owns them both....

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by goblue100 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:35 am

I'm also spending 3 nights in Vegas, at the Paris Hotel and Casino. We are not huge gamblers but will probably blow a months worth of BND dividends, lol. Will spend time at the pool, eating out, and people watching. Would like to do a show but nothing has really caught my fancy so far. We saw Cirque O last time. Liked it but was maybe a little slow for our taste. Going to play it by ear.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:21 pm

goblue100 wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:35 am
I'm also spending 3 nights in Vegas, at the Paris Hotel and Casino. We are not huge gamblers but will probably blow a months worth of BND dividends, lol. Will spend time at the pool, eating out, and people watching. Would like to do a show but nothing has really caught my fancy so far. We saw Cirque O last time. Liked it but was maybe a little slow for our taste. Going to play it by ear.
IMHO Paris has the best breakfast buffet in Vegas.

If you like sports-bar-type places, you should check out Burger Brasserie. It's in the connector between Paris and Bally's.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by djpeteski » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:51 pm

oldcomputerguy wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:21 pm
If you like sports-bar-type places, you should check out Burger Brasserie. It's in the connector between Paris and Bally's.
That place is awesome. For a while, I was in love with a waitress from that place.

Also in that tunnel is a Creape place. Very good. A friend's wife got a dress from the boutique there. Right next door to Paris, is Planet Hollywood. The Mexican Place and Earl of Sandwich is very good there. While the walk from Bally's to Planet Hollywood is not short, it can almost all be done indoors.

My wife loves the shops at Ceaser's Place.

Take advantage of AC during this time of year.

The point is there is a ton of things to do, some are very inexpensive. Some are really pricey, if you want to go that route. Heck you can go to downtown Vegas and try fried Twinkies and Oreos and stuff like that. I had to do that once.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:06 pm

djpeteski wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:51 pm
The point is there is a ton of things to do, some are very inexpensive. Some are really pricey, if you want to go that route. Heck you can go to downtown Vegas and try fried Twinkies and Oreos and stuff like that. I had to do that once.
Speaking of sweets, I'd suggest Planet Hollywood's Cafe Hollywood and their monster milkshakes. DW got one that was basically a Mason jar dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in M&M's, topped off with a fudge brownie, and that came with a rolled chocolate cookie as the straw. The menu calls it the "Chocolate Comet Super Nova". The waiter called it the "diabetes milkshake".
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by goblue100 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:57 pm

oldcomputerguy wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:21 pm

IMHO Paris has the best breakfast buffet in Vegas.

If you like sports-bar-type places, you should check out Burger Brasserie. It's in the connector between Paris and Bally's.
Thanks for the tips. Normally we eat light for breakfast and save the calories for the evening, but I may have to switch it up and check out that breakfast buffet.
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by andyandyandy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:13 pm

Thank you all for so much valuable inputs! I am putting down some notes for me :) :sharebeer :sharebeer

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by btenny » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:55 pm

Just spent a night there early this month. We stayed at Planet Hollywood as a moderate cost place. We had a great room. It was $130 including the resort fee. The pool is great and so were the shows. We did the Elvis impersonator and would have done Jennifer Lopez but the show was dark on Tuesday. We also did some shopping and sight seeing. The Miracle Mile shops and shows are all connected to the hotel so no outside heat.

Beware most hotels charge for valet parking that is close or make you walk a mile for free parking. So forget the car and take a cab or uber.

Good luck.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by lazydavid » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:22 am

OnTrack2020 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Pirate show at Treasure Island.
...closed over five years ago.

Like another poster asked, what kinds of things do you like to do? We go there for 2.5 weeks pretty much every year, so have done quite a bit, but it really depends on your tastes.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Cigarman » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:28 pm

We go twice a year so we have done quite a bit of all....

My "Go To's"

"O" show at the Bellagio.

Buddy V's for Italian at Venetian/Palazzo

Lunch at Country Club Grill at Wynn

Beatle's Love

Atrium at Bellagio...they always have a fantastic display.

Since you are going Sun - Thurs or so, you should get a fairly good deal at an upscale hotel. Go to their websites, sign up for the Player's Clubs (even if you don't gamble) and sign up for the email specials.


I avoid downtown..as my wife calls it that is the land of the great unwashed...lol

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by CABob » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:39 pm

Atilla wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Luxor is a dump, so is the Flamingo.
Hey, I have a lot of fond memories of the Flamingo. Spent my honeymoon there. Of course that was 50+ years ago. :oops:
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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Old Guy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:25 pm

We don’t gamble but we do enjoy the shows and the restaurants. We stay at the Marriott Grand Château one block off of Las Vegas Blvd. on Harmon where we own a two bedroom timeshare unit. It’s across the street from the Miracle Mile Mall.

Below are some recommendations of things my wife and I enjoyed.

Mob Museum was Incredibly interesting.
For discount shows and trip tickets and resturant meals go to Tix4Tonight. The have numerous physical locations on the strip and they are available on-line.
The National Atomic Testing Museum. We used a Groupon coupon to go there.
The Neon Museum.
The Clark County Museum. We particularly liked their collection of houses that represented different eras in Las Vegas history.
Go to the Bellagio and check out the Chihuly ceiling by the check-in desk.
We have seen all the Cirque shows except one. My favorite is the Michael Jackson show. Pretty spectacular and very loud.

You will need a car or some form of transportation to get to the museums

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by smectym » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:26 pm

My advice is never to leave the hotel. We’re in Vegas right now. Not the place to come for outdoor activities.

We don’t gamble except for “parlays” on baseball games. I won’t bore the forum with the details, but basically you can bet a modest sum and if your guesses turn up aces on three or four games (with no wrong answers), you can win a lot of money relative to the bet. That usually won’t happen. But for long hours the issue may hang in suspense. For those who are baseball fans, that’s a form of entertainment. Of course the same method works for any other sport handicapped by the bookies in Las Vegas.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by LBTRS » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:38 pm

OnTrack2020 wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Pirate show at Treasure Island.
You must not have been to Vegas in awhile? The hotel is now called TI and there has not been a pirate show in many years. It was a decent free show back in the day.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by andyandyandy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:22 pm

Thanks all again!
Couple. follow up question regarding shows:

O is not available on Monday and Tuesday.

So between Mystere, Ka, Love, Blue Man which one has more acrobatic stunt ( I guess love is not)?
If show is in a hotel where I stay is there some discount?

Any suggestions on Adult show as well ? :?

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by itsgot8 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:31 am

andyandyandy wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:22 pm
Thanks all again!
Couple. follow up question regarding shows:

O is not available on Monday and Tuesday.

So between Mystere, Ka, Love, Blue Man which one has more acrobatic stunt ( I guess love is not)?
If show is in a hotel where I stay is there some discount?

Any suggestions on Adult show as well ? :?
The steak dinner at Treasures is pretty good. Or so I've heard :mrgreen:

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Old Guy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:38 am

Love has plenty of acrobatics. I would go to the one with the best deal at tix4tonight.com.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by goblue100 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:40 am

andyandyandy wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:22 pm
Thanks all again!
Couple. follow up question regarding shows:

O is not available on Monday and Tuesday.

So between Mystere, Ka, Love, Blue Man which one has more acrobatic stunt ( I guess love is not)?
If show is in a hotel where I stay is there some discount?

Any suggestions on Adult show as well ? :?
I just got back from my 3 nights. We saw Mystere this time, have not seen the others. I liked Mystere a lot, but can't compare to your other choices. I liked Mystere better than O, which I saw 3 or 4 years ago.
Some people are immune to good advice. - Saul Goodman

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by LarryAllen » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:56 am

I would stay at MGM Signature. Huge rooms, reasonable cost, and access to the best pool deck (at MGM).

I would rent a car for 24 hours and drive out to Red Rock early morning if you like to hike. Or any time of the day if you don't like to hike. It's the #1 tourist attraction outside of the strip.

I would spend a lot of time in the lazy river at MGM as it will be HOT.

I would hit a different show each night.

Maybe a club one night if you like that.

I would have fun and let loose.

Don't be a cheapskate either. Go ready to have fun not count your rate of return.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by lazydavid » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:53 am

andyandyandy wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:22 pm
So between Mystere, Ka, Love, Blue Man which one has more acrobatic stunt ( I guess love is not)?
If show is in a hotel where I stay is there some discount?

Any suggestions on Adult show as well ? :?
Ka is one of the more acrobatic shows I've seen. I didn't particularly care for the show itself (fell asleep several times), but the tilting stage and some of the stunts that come from it are really cool.

As for adult shows, I've seen two and both were great.

Absinthe (in front of Caesar's Palace) would be my first choice. Be prepared for extremely filthy language and racist humor, but it's uproariously funny, and you will be closer to the acrobats than at any other show. For a few of the acts they actually lay a heavy rope across the front row to prevent people from accidentally standing up and getting kicked in the face. Front row patrons may also be subject to vicious ridicule by the emcee, all in good fun. :)

Zumanity (at NYNY), officially the "adult" Cirque show, is also great fun. My wife and I went twice on consecutive years, and she took her dad the third year. She did say it was more fun with the previous host(ess?), but was still a good show.

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Re: 3 nights in Vegas

Post by Valuethinker » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:08 am

andyandyandy wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm
I plan to go to Vegas with my wife on July 1st - reaching late night and starting back on 4th night 10 PM.
So about 3 night and 3 days. What can I do in this time frame to best utilize my time?

Do I need a car in Vegas or public transport is best way?
Thank you in advance!!
If you plan to gamble, practice precommitment.

Set yourself a budget, beforehand, and do not exceed it.

The casinos do everything possible to manipulate you into spending more money. The subsidized drinks, food, etc. They have psychologists as consultants - experts in addictive behaviour. And they have 60 years of experience on what works, and what does not.

All the economic and psychological research seems to show that precommitment, before your forebrain is in an aroused state (of the kind that the casinos are so good at arousing) is the only thing that works.

Beware the heat of the place - desert in July is no joke. I wouldn't plan to be outside during daylight hours, if I could avoid it.

Hoover Dam is, by all accounts, worth it (with a guided tour). Grand Canyon in July? That must be pretty intense.

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