Vegas Vacation - recommendations?

kugelmanco

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One month from Sunday!
Wife and I are heading to Vegas. Flying out on 3-28, returning 4-1.
MGM Grand
First time flying for me and expect to have a great time.
Any suggestions or recommendations for a first timer, haven't had time really to research much into it as we just decided to and paid for the trip a few weeks ago...
 
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JamesNevans

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If you don't mind which show you see you should consider the half price tickets you get at the Coke Bottle location nearby, the hotels release their unsold shows around 2PM to be sold half price. The other end of the Strip has the bargain food, footlong hot dogs for a buck fifty and cheap shrimp cocktails.
 

VASteelersFan

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If you have a rental car, a must see is the Hoover Dam. Also, the light show at night in the old part of Vegas-- Fairmont street is something
Have fun!!!!!
George
 

jimmyharcar

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Everytime I have been there, Pete Rose is signing autographs for an outlandish fee at the Field of Dreams in the mall at Caesers. I know you don't go to Vegas for a mall, but the Caesers one is worth walking through.

Agree with James on the other end. There is a dumpy (for lack of a better word casino by Circus Circus that has the huge cheap hot dogs that were featured on one of the Food Network shows. I had a bloody Mary there one morning killing time before going to Hoover Dam. Speaking of, it is a great tour. It takes a few hours including transportation. Tons of placed have tours of it for sale where they transport you.

See a show. So much to offer depending on your likes. Tix can get a little pricey for the higher end ones, but there are bargains to be had.

The Hard Rock Casino has better music memorabilia than anyone I have ever been in if you are into that.

See the lightshow at old Vegas.
 

bdangelo

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For good eating, do the dinner buffet at the Bellagio. And the one at the Rio, too. There is one place across from Caesars Palace that serves prime rib, 24 hours a day, at a ridiculously low price. The meals are awesome, for sure!
 

kugelmanco

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thanks everyone for the suggestions!
will definately see some sort of show while there
thinking about a trip to hoover dam...no rental car though
have to check out light show

and can't wait for all the food/buffets (...and footlong hot dogs for a buck fifty - mmmmm)

have never bet on sports - want to try laying down a few small bets while i'm there
 

jimmyharcar

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Last thing. The Huge HIlton has one of the biggest sports books. LIke every game will be on. Youcan put some bets down for current games or world series or whatever, sit down adn play cheap slots and watch the games adn they will bring you the pop and beer for free and tips.
 

jackatl

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Vegas will be crazy with all the betting on the NCAA Tournament. Vegas is always fun when there is a big sporting event going on. Have fun! I just enjoyed walking through all the big hotels.
 

MrBlackisBack

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A few tourist things to do:
-Spend an hour at the Bellagio fountain. There is a different show every 10-15 minutes so you can watch it for an hour and never see the same one.
-The aquarium at Mandalay Bay is really nice. A little pricey but I found it worth it
-The Dolphin and Tiger garden at Mirage is kind of cool. Most of the cats were Sigfreid and Roys from the show.
-There is a nice classic car museum in the Imperial Palace
-If you see a show I recommend most of the Cirque shows with the TI one being the exception. Also highly recommended is Penn and Teller.
-Staying at MGM, I would recommend getting one of the passes for the Monorail. It's cheap and it makes getting around very easy, especially from one end of the strip to the other
 
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