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Friends, I'm headed to Vegas for the first time ever, with my wife.

Any suggestions. Do's, don't's, dont stay here, do stay here, don't eat here, do eat here -- do this, don't do that...etc.etc.

I know nothing. I'm not a huge gambler, don't care to walk very far,

love to eat decent food, just really want to sightsee without spending

a ton.

Any ideas would be appreciated. :glasses:

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When are you going to be there? I'm actually going to be passing through on this upcoming Wednesday on my way to my new job in Los Angeles.

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Good to hear you and the wife are getting the chance to travel. What I know of Vegas is from 30,000' through the window of an airliner. As close as I want to get. Have a great time!

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It's neat when you get there at first because it's so different from what you're used to, but don't stay more than 2-1/2 days. It'll drive you bonkers.

Also, go see Hoover Dam. Amazing feat of engineering. It's how the West was really won.

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ok, heres a copypastsa from windex's vegas thread.

Wow. Where to begin. BRING WATER. The lack of humidity here is no joke and you wont feel yourself sweat. This weekend will start off chilly (for us) in the high 70's and windy but its going to get back to normal next week.

If you've never been to Las Vegas before, #1 on the list is bring some comfy shoes, a camera and WALK THE STRIP. There is a CAT bus that runs up and down the strip 24 hours a day if you get tired, and for $7 (i think) you can get an all day pass. During this, you can see the Bellagio fountains (mentioned above) as well as the new Treasure Island show. They replaced the Pirate ship fight with something else, I heard its not bad, and its free as well, outside the TI at night. I think the Volcano show is under construction at the Mirage exterior, but if its up thats free too. You're going there anyway for "LOVE" so its worth a shot.

Lousluggage's brother is right. Vegas hotels don't want you to leave where you're there, so they try to have everything you could want, from restaurants to dancing/clubs and entertainment. Do you know what hotel you are staying at?

I agree with the Freemont Street Experience, but you have to do it at night. The laser light canopy is set the Queen music and free nightly concerts starting this weekend through the first week of June.

Other things:

Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour

Lion Habitat at MGM Grand

My girlfriend and I made it a point to go see every show in Las Vegas, and we were at 100% at one point. A few new shows have come out that I have not seen yet, Love being one of them but I hear enough positive things from it that I don't have a problem with people recommending it. Elvis is a brand spanking new Cirque show at the City Center, I havent had a chance to catch it yet. There are about 7 or 8 Cirque de Soleil shows in Las Vegas so if you like them, you're in for a treat.

Shinma's top 5 shows of Las Vegas:

Mystere - Treasure Island. Far and away the best show Ive ever seen, and I've seen it about 6-7 times now. Highly recommended.

Penn & Teller - Rio. I have seen them 4 times, and each show is completely different, minus a couple staples for them. They aren't for everyone and you probably know already if they are for you.

Zumanity - NY, NY Hotel. Sexy, sensual, erotic Cirque de soliel show. A GREAT "couples night out" show.

Blue Man Group - Venetian. Funny, crazy entertaining show. A real treat.

Phantom of the Opera - Venetian. A big time, Vegas "over-the-top" version of the Phantom story we've all seen before.

Ok, I think thats enough of a information overload for you... =)

I'm not going to recommend any restaurants for you, because it seems there is an amazing one if every hotel. You WILL find something you like to eat here, I guarantee it.

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It's neat when you get there at first because it's so different from what you're used to, but don't stay more than 2-1/2 days. It'll drive you bonkers.

Also, go see Hoover Dam. Amazing feat of engineering. It's how the West was really won.

I agree on Hoover Dam. I've never seen anything like it and they have tours and videos to watch on how it was made. I didn't care for vegas much....out in the middle of nowhere, windy, dusty, slot machines everywhere you turn from the moment you get off the plane to the hotels.

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Is this pretty foolproof?

Well, sometimes they are full and just cant help you out. But they don't take your $20 unless they can help you out.

Of course now you will try it, they cant help you out, and they will keep your money. Then I will have to mail you $20.

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Is this pretty foolproof?

The worst that can happen is that they say no, and you lose your $20. More likely that they say no and give your 20 back, though.

This is like asking for a free upgrade for a car rental. Not likely, but you have an outside shot. No one ever offered me a 20 when asking for a free upgrade when I was in car rental management though...

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Also, PM me with the hotel you are staying at. I may be able to do something for you.

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If you are worried about losing your $20, try this. Hand them your CC and mention you tip well for any free upgrades they have available. If they can help you out, slip them the $20. If they cant, just keep your money and enjoy the room you booked.

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I've been there twice for conventions so I didn't get to do a whole bunch of sight seeing. I'm also not into gambling but you'll find other stuff to do. Even just walkign around and enjoying the scenery was fun. I didn't realize until I left that you can take your drink with you onto the strip.

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I've been there twice for conventions so I didn't get to do a whole bunch of sight seeing. I'm also not into gambling but you'll find other stuff to do. Even just walkign around and enjoying the scenery was fun. I didn't realize until I left that you can take your drink with you onto the strip.

Yeah, theres no such thing as open alcohol on the strip. Its still against the law, just Metro won't do anything about it. As long as you don't flaunt it, you shouldn't have any problems.

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The following is from Las Vegas Advisor:

"When it comes to alcohol consumption, this city has some of the nation’s least restrictive rules. We checked with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. and they confirmed that it's fine to wander down the Strip –- or any other street in town –- openly swigging your beer or sipping a cocktail; no brown paper bag required."

But not in a parking lot of a place that sells alcohol.

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And, of course, for the umpteenth time, stop in and see me at the Nine Fine Irishmen pub inside NYNY casino. I'm there Tues. nights with my band and Sat. Sun afternoons by myself from 2 till 6.

I bring this up every time someone on here says they're coming to Vegas. So far, no one has shown up. No pressure of course but DUDE, you're a guitar player!

And there's no cover...expensive drinks though. Cheaper on Sunday afternoon (happy hour)

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I bring this up every time someone on here says they're coming to Vegas. So far, no one has shown up. No pressure of course but DUDE, you're a guitar player!

And there's no cover...expensive drinks though. Cheaper on Sunday afternoon (happy hour)

Who me? I never said I was a guitar player....did I? LOL

We are arriving on a Monday night around 9:30pm......we're only going to be there thru

Thursday. I'll try to remember to stop in on Tuesday!!!

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My post from this thread

http://www.motownsports.com/forums/motownsports-bar-grill/82485-las-vegas-must-do-see.html

I echo a lot of sentiments here..But here are mine..

1. I honestly believe the most important thing for you to do is bring comfy shoes..Without knowing it, you will walk miles upon miles...VERY IMPORTANT...

2. I have seen ALOT of shows there...My favorite, BY FAR, was "O"...It is at the Bellagio.. I have seen all of the ones that Shinma posted, EXCEPT Mystere which I hear is great...And none of them compare to " O "........

On a side note..If you do not have an "open" mind, DO NOT see Zumanity...A Lot of homosexual things in it...So if you dont feel comfortable with that, dont see it...But yeah, it is a good show..

3. Take advantage of Free stuff...That is a LONG time to stay in Vegas imo...The dualing Piano's @ The Bar at Times Square in NY-NY, The fountain show and moving statues @ Ceasers...There are more here 25 Best Free Things in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Free Entertainment - Events

4. As far as where to eat, there are so many GREAT places its really hard to pick one...

Also, this is a great site here

Cheapo Vegas - Your Guide to a Better Vegas Vacation

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I did it two weeks ago at Treasure Island. The guy hooked me up nicely!!

Nice... I'm doing it

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billee - have fun in vegas. here's what i recommend from the one time i was there.

go up to the top of the stratosphere hotel and look out over the observation deck. they also have rides up there if you want an extra thrill.

play blackjack at the bellagio - watch the water show. the japanese-fusion style restaurant inside called "yellowtail" is excellent.

go see an act or two (they're free) at circus circus. it's mainly for kids, but it's still fun.

also fun and cheesey is the light show on fremont street in the "old" part of vegas. they also have street musicians up there and lots of touristy gift shops.

get the bus pass for x number of days. it's worth it to take you to different places since you don't like to walk far.

i didn't get to do half the stuff i really wanted to do in vegas when i was there because i was doing the above (not all of it my idea, btw).

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I just got back from my third straight July trip to Vegas.

Here's a tip - don't park in the lot at the airport. It cost me $80 to leave the lot.

Drink lots of water.

The Fremont Street Experience is cool.

Go to any sportsbook and put $20 on the Tigers each day. If you really want excitement put the money on the run line. The Tigers play the White Sox while you are there.

Bellagio Fountains are a nice sight. As are the inside of the Venetian, Caesars Palace, MGM Lions, etc. almost every hotel has something memorable about it.

If you are out late, put the do not disturb sign on the door and turn your cell phone off or on silent while it charges. (Those 10:00 AM EST calls are 7:00 calls in Vegas.)

Have fun!

Read all you can about Vegas between now and your flight. There is so much to see and do.

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As it turns out, Cheap Trick is performing their Sgt. Peppers music while we're there.

I was really bummed about it last year, because by the time I found out about it, they were already gone. I actually would've gone just for that alone. Just now, I found out they are going to be there during the time I'm there. It's late at night, so I can't wait for my wife to wake up and I can tell.

It's Kizmit I tell ya, Kizmit.

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