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Vegas Virgin- What to do/see where to eat/gamble?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by tanzak88, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:12 AM
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    Alright fellas... my girlfriend booked us a trip to Vegas for 4 nights. We're heading out on the 6th.

    I wasn't really all that excited about it, because I'd rather go somewhere else.. somewhere low key. Buttttt now I'm starting to get excited.

    So, I'm looking for people who have gone to Vegas or go to Vegas for some tips, tricks and info about what we MUST do/see, where there's good food for a good price, and where to gamble (I know there are casinos everywhere, but what seems to be the best/nicest place).

    I don't see myself gambling a lot, as I'm not really into it, but I'm sure I'll drop some coin on something while I'm wasted.

    The girlfriend isn't really wanting to go see any shows (which sucks, because I've heard LOVE at The Mirage is awesome).

    Let's say... $500-750 for the 4 nights.



    Annnnnnd go!
     
  2. Jun 1, 2011 at 2:08 AM
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    I say you drag her here to watch you drive a lambo or ferrari around a race track http://www.exoticsracing.com/
    I don't know why you'd go to vegas to not gamble and not see shows, the only other things up there are cathouses and desert.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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    I went with my girlfriend in December. We saw a couple shows while we were there- Rodney Carrington (hilarious!!!!) and Miranda Lambert (for her).

    We stayed at the Bellagio, which was super nice, but I wouldnt stay there if i go again. The food there was crazy expensive.

    To eat, go to Mandalay Bay- they have a deal on their buffet for breakfast. lunch and dinner for $45- which is a great deal (I paid $60 for 2 people for breakfast at the bellagio :mad:)

    Another option- go to 'old vegas' (harrah's, etc.) to eat dinner and have a few drinks before going the bars/clubs in 'new vegas'- the old vegas is the only place you can get a $10 steak dinner and similar deals...

    If you want a seriously good steak, go to Gallagher's (New York New York)- they have a dry-aged steak(about $85 i think) that is to die for!!!

    Any other questions let me know- I learned some vegas lessons the hard way, but that I know how to do it right, I can't wait to go back.
     
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    Forgot to mention the open top bus tours. I didnt want to do it, but my girl talked me into it and we actually had a pretty good time.

    Go at night, so you can see all the lights and stuff.

    The bus stops all over the strip so you pay once and can get on and off as you please.

    We got on and rode it till it took us back to where we started, so we saw everything on the tour. Took about 2 hours i think. worth it.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2011 at 3:48 AM
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    I dont know if you can still check out hoover dam but that's still pretty cool.

    Also a good idea to bring a bottle of yours and hers drink of choice. If you're staying on the strip, it's surprisingly hard to find a 6-pack for less than $15 and a bottle for less than 50. You can pre-game in your hotel room and people watch or gamble later in the night. Also at the old town they still have $3 blackjack tables so those are fun and wont cost you and her much.

    Best meal I had there was at the blackstone steakhouse at the monte carlo. You and her can also split an amazing lunch at the Carnegie deli at the mirage. the food is the same as the famous deli in NY. you and her should be able to have lunch for about $20-25.

    Playing cheap slots is a fun way to drink for not that expensive Hell, I won $40 when I hit a nickel slot jackpot and tipped it all to the waitress to cap my night.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2011 at 4:27 AM
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    I will be there from the 5 th till the 9th. Keep the suggestions and comment going guys. I need them also. It will be our first time going also.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Diggin on the suggestions all. Keep em coming :)
     
  9. Jun 1, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    "Remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That shit'll come back with you." :D
     
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    Id say hit up the clubs. Try tao at the venetian and surrender and encore beach club at the wynn hotel. Those are bomb and the women are out of this world hot. Also spend one night bar hopping on the strip and check out all the hotels.
     
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    You should go to the pools like, the hardrock, encore beach club, wet republic, marquee, bare, those are the top ones but do not go to rehab it's 150 cover charge for guys and 50 for chicks I definitely would go if I didn't have a season pass for it
     
  12. Jun 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    You really should see Freemont Street at night. They have a great light show! Best of all it's free!
     
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    Roger that! Thanks everyone. This stuff is all getting written down and I'll be looking into all of them. Anyone seen the fountain show at the Bellagio?
     
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    Yeah the fountain is epic, we had dinner at the bellagio and got to watch it at the same time :)
     
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    Dont drink too much - pace yourself. The night never ends.
     
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    We went there earlier this year. Not gamblers, not big drinkers but we had fun. I won some travel coupons from work so went pretty much for free and stayed at Caesars

    In town, watch the fountain / light show at the bellagio.
    We did some running around in cabs.

    Eat, ceasers had a nice breakfast brunch buffet,
    Bellagio had a great, great dinner buffet. We went to that one twice.

    Visit,
    The Pawn Stars from history channel store. I saw Chumlee and my wife bought some jewelry and my daughter found a couple of things too.

    Bus trip to Hoover Dam, pretty cool.

    My 11 year old rode the roller coaster at NY NY
    She also liked the arcade

    Going with GF, be prepared to shop!
     
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    the pools at the mandalay bay are awesome
     
  18. Jun 1, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    Wow, I'm surprised some of the best spots haven't been mentioned yet.

    I highly recommend checking out Ellis Island. They offer many $5 table games, but best of all, they have a $7.99 steak special that is really good. You get a big sirloin that's actually flame grilled, choice of potato, and salad. I promise you won't be disappointed. If you are at center strip, walk down flamingo drive down past the flamingo going away from the bellagio. It's about a 2-3 block walk, but it's well worth it.

    There's a little place on the way that will have a sign that says "our lease isn't up for 22 years" or something close to that. Stop in and grab a $1 beer for the rest of the walk. Ellis also has a 9.99 bbq dinner that is absolutely amazing. Get there early, I think it opens at 4 and there's always a wait. You get two sides, corn, and a full rack of ribs, I mean huge. Me and my crew are big eaters and none of us could finish it. By far some of the best food values in Vegas are right there.

    Hard rock as a 7.77 steak special as well that is actually a little better than ellis island's. However, unless you're there really early, you'll be hard pressed to find any $5 tables at all.

    Definitely head to freemont street once while you're out there. It's old vegas, but to me it's real vegas. The casino's are all smaller than the strip, and they're all next to each other, so you can pop in and out of all of them. You'll find some $3 tables and the craps odds are amazing down there. Some places offer 10x odds on all points.

    Stop in Bill's casino and check out their craps tables. They'll have one set up with some times listed where they offer craps lessons. I highly recommend trying it out. It'll give you a chance to play and learn a game in the casino and actually not have to gamble. Craps has some of the best odds in the casino for the player, and it is sooooo much fun to play. I promise it's nowhere near as hard as it looks.

    First night we went to Ellis, me and two of my friends had the craps table to ourselves for about an hour. We were all hot. We each bought in with 100 and two of us cashed out just over 400 and my other boy was over 500. You can win a lot of money in that game when someone gets on a heater, and never, ever walk away from a heater.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. 4 queens on freemont has a really good prime rib special as well, like 7 or 8 bucks.

    Drinks are free when you're playing, so don't be afraid to order whatever you like. I was sitting 8/16 limit hold 'em in the bellagio drinking top notch mojito's. WIN
     
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    tint, I race motorcycles therefore I have no time for this stuff.
    First I must say take the girlfriend to one of the 1/2 price ticket stands and buy some tickets to phantom of the opera. Be prepared to have a epic time and for her to promise you some ass after.

    Second Vegas was built on lies. Ask about locals only deals. You can get buffet for less then 1/2.

    Stay a couple different places like downtown, on the strip, a night at the green valley ranch.

    If you watch that pawn show the shop is about 6 miles from the north end of the strip and is EXPENSIVE = NOT CHEAP.

    Don't buy club tickets from the weird fools selling them on the corner.

    check this 10 best free things to do in vegas
    http://www.looktours.com/Free-things-to-do-in-las-vegas.html

    good eats - hash house a go go-one inside imperial palace
    Benihana-hilton
    wolf gang puck in MGM

    Have a great time
     
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    Play the penny slots and order drinks all day for free! You can go off the strip a little to get regularly priced liquor and actually drink it on the strip, even bring it into the casinos. The nicest gambling is also the most expensive, but the Bellagio, Venetian, and Wynn are all very nice. MGM is a cool place to gamble, so is the Mandalay Bay, and a little cheaper.
     
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