I'm Goin' To Vegas!

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Ok, turned 21 this year, and i'm lookin forward to it. I'm gunna be there for 6 days. Who's been there and what are some must do things there? I don't think we're goin' to do much gambling, we're not big on that. I know we're goin' to hit up clubs at night, club ICE on Fri. is a defnite. Then we headin' to Cali on Sat. (MTV Movie Awards, we got tickets), goin back to Vegas on Sunday. Then comin back on Tues mornin'. So any input would be appreciated.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    The best after-hours club on the strip is a place called Drey's. It's in the Barbary Coast hotel.
     
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  4. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody with any yarbles will hit "The Red Rooster." Was told about it by a dude from Arkansas last September. This joint is not for the weak-kneed and I believe isn't easy to find. But this is only if you are into the strip club scene because this joint makes strip clubs seem like PTA meetings. You can google it for more info but I won't post the link because of the youth that frequent this board. Also, I take no responsibility if you and/or your party go there and something goes down. Ever since I was told of its existence, I've tried to talk my friends who go out there a couple times a year to hit it but they seem scared.

    On the whole, I'd try to hit the buffet at Bellagio if you get a chance. Where are you staying? Get a hold of a map and make sure you stay somewhere on the MGM end of the strip - that way many places like Bellagio and Paris will be a quick jaunt away. Also, expect it to be very dry. I've seen people walking around with wet rags on their faces. This is extreme but if you are hitting the sauce, I'd recommend grabbing a water before you walk outside.

    Belaggio and Paris looked pretty slick to me. MGM is OK, not unlike staying in an airport. And whatever you do, don't stay at Excalibur...

    If you stay Sunday, Monday nights you should be able to get a pretty good deal on a room. In fact, if you're gonna be there Friday night as well, it could very likely be more cost effective for you and your posse to book a room (or suite) Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon even if you WILL NOT be there Saturday - just leave it vacant on Sat. Vegas usually does good deals for 4-night weekend trips, especially if one stays past Sunday.

    I'd make some calls and compare the $$$ of a Friday+Sunday/Monday with a Friday/Sat/Sun/Mon. You may be able to get a slick suite for not much.

    On the whole, I don't gamble either but don't mind sitting poolside in the desert. Hope everything works out...
     
  5. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    I just got back from Vegas!

    I stayed at Binion's on Fremont... and it was awesome. A place next door called Mermaids served us good hard liquor and we didn't even have to be gambling. We'd hit it as soon as we got up (noon) and would be drunk by 2pm. We'd move over to do some serious gambling (I didn't hit red 27 once!), up to the pool, or into the Girls of the Glitter Gulch Strip Club.

    God... it was such a good time. If I hadn't pissed away a grand on roulette... it would have been hella cheap too!

    Have fun! Check out the Treasure Island show and skip Circus Circus (it was the biggest dissapointment of the whole trip, nothing like Fear and Loathing!!)
     
  6. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030

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    We stayin' @ Circus Circus (it was the cheapest place) but I don't think we goin' to stay there for any of their attractions.
     
  7. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    That's cool... the one thing I forgot... all the way at the other end of the new strip is Mandalay Bay. They have an all you can eat buffet for $23 that is ****ing amazing. You HAVE to eat there at least once... but I'm sure you'll go back a few more times.
    :p
     
  8. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you made it back yet? Or have you even left yet?? Let us know how it was.. I am planning on going back next year.
     
  9. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Worthwhile things to see, do or places to visit. Pick the ones that appeal to you and discard the rest :)

    Bellagio Hotel - light show, and don't miss the foyer where you check in, really awesome aquarium

    Mirage Hotel - Siegfried and Roy's Garden (yeah, all that money and the cages are disgustingly tiny, but the animals are amazing), dolphin habitat

    Treasure Island - the show, the hotel left me unimpressed

    The Venetian - the canals

    Caesar's Palace - the Forum Shops, especially the new section is amazing, unfortunately the sinking of Atlantis wasn't working when we were there

    Mandalay Bay - the shark aquarium

    Best value for money as far as meals, Circus Circus - nothing spectacular, but you could do worse for a whole lot more money.

    Best value for money for a great brunch - Golden Nugget, Bellagio or the Mirage

    If you get a chance, take a drive out to Hoover Dam.

    Have fun and hopefully win the big one :D
     

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  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Huh?

    How come no one mentioned shows?! I thought that aside from casinos and boobies (is that allowed?) that Vegas was known for it's shows? I haven't personally seen these, but they consistently get good reviews...

    Blue Man Group.
    Cirque de soleil (dunno how to spell)
    We Will Rock You.

    Umm, ok ran outta ideas suddenly. But yes. Hee, I would go to at least one classic Vegas showgirls show, too. ;)
     
  11. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I will take a different approach from some here so far. Look into day trips to the likes of Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Death Valley parks. Though Death Valley should only really be attempted in the winter, early spring, and late fall months.

    Also consider some money to take a helicopter from The Strip to the Grand Canyon. Might want to take a few days from a hotel and see about renting a house boat on Lake Mead, and visiting the damn Dam (homage to NL's Vegas Vacation :D ) .

    There is a whole another world out in the Vegas area, just take some time from the lights and slots and you'll find it.
     
  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Shows are great, but too damn much IMO. Also no one mentioned stopping in Pahrump (sp?) for a taste of a brothel. Hey, they have bars there!
     
  13. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, shows are PRICEY. More suggestions of cheaper things to do?! I'm turning 21 in August... think it calls for a roadtrip to Vegas!!! Any nice strip clubs?
     
  14. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    As one that has done Vegas on and off since 1997; cheap does not describe the current Las Vegas scene IMO. The decent buffets have now gone way up. Attractions are now more than ever IMO.
     
  15. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    Go on the roller coaster at New York New York. Don't bother with the water show - I didn't think it was worth walking a mile in 115 degree heat for.
     
  16. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    It was OK for me. I wish I had done the roller coaster on the Stratosphere instead. Now they have a new "swing" ride that hangs you off the edge of the tower. That seems to be cool to me.

    The shame of it is that the venues seem t be all about the dollar. Unlike at an amusement park, if they are slow, they might give you another go around. Not in Vegas.
     
  17. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    The roller coaster on the Stratosphere rocks.

    By the way, I am curious - when did they drop the *Bob Stupack's* part from the name?
     

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  18. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    I went on the roller coaster with my son, but I chose not do the Scream one with him.

    Yup, that's him sitting in front. Needless to say that he chose to go on it only once :D
     

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  19. diddy macrumors 6502

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    If anybody else comes to vegas this summer, lets meet for a drink.
     
  20. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Does it have to be this summer? For some of East Coasters the desert SW heat can be a killer.
    :)
     
  21. diddy macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but its a DRY heat. hahaha.
    Well in the wintertime im at school in Santa Fe, but thats a really nice town too.
     
  22. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Yeah, but it is still 110-120 degrees in the shade. For us big men, that is still hot. :)

    Santa Fe, that is a ton I could do any time of the year - heat or no heat!
     
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