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Old 11-11-2007, 11:13 PM
tatty
 
Default Since there are a few of us going to Vegas in the next couple of months...

...i've trawled a few bar/restaurant review sites.

Unfortunately it's quite a while since I last went and I can't remember where the duelling pianos were or the buffet fit for a king.



Hotels

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/st...566624990.html


Shows

http://www.vegas.com/shows/



General

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism...Vacations.html
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:20 PM
Whatever
 
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I've just come back- ask me!

btw duelling pianos are in New York New York... there may be other ones though and Spice Market in Planet Hollywood and Bellagio Buffets are good. Oh and go to Joe's in Ceaser's Forum Mall. Great restaurant

http://www.icon.com/joes/Las_Vegas_home.html
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:23 PM
tatty
 
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Was it your first time?

I've built it up to the missus and i'm worried she's expecting the trip of a lifetime.

An 18 hour (1 stop) flight isn't the best start but for 270 I can't argue.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:35 PM
Whatever
 
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Originally Posted by tatty
Was it your first time?

I've built it up to the missus and i'm worried she's expecting the trip of a lifetime.

An 18 hour (1 stop) flight isn't the best start but for 270 I can't argue.
yeah it was my first time, we flew direct with Virgin, still 11 odd hours on the way there... we stayed at the Bellagio, cost us 550 for flights and 5 nights hotel

it was fun, very OTT, massive excess, but if she's not a gambler, find lots of money for the shops cos that's what kept me entertained. And go and see O at the Bellagio. She'll love it, it's ace.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:45 PM
tatty
 
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yeah it was my first time, we flew direct with Virgin, still 11 odd hours on the way there... we stayed at the Bellagio, cost us 550 for flights and 5 nights hotel

it was fun, very OTT, massive excess, but if she's not a gambler, find lots of money for the shops cos that's what kept me entertained. And go and see O at the Bellagio. She'll love it, it's ace.
Which site did you book it through?

The Virgin flights are 401 at the moment from Gatwick.

I'm looking at:

Luxor 7n 401
MGM 7n 437

Unfortunately if I don't want the 18 hr hike i'm adding an extra 130 pp for rhe directs on Virgin.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:47 PM
Whatever
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tatty
Which site did you book it through?

The Virgin flights are 401 at the moment from Gatwick.

I'm looking at:

Luxor 7n 401
MGM 7n 437

Unfortunately if I don't want the 18 hr hike i'm adding an extra 130 pp for rhe directs on Virgin.
Here's a tip for you - you can't do it online though. Phone up Virgin Atlantic and buy airmiles... and then use them to pay for half the flight.

Our original flight was 700 odd quid, we then bought something like 50 of airmiles and got the price down to below 400. They don't tell you about it online so you have to call.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 04:05 AM
bcred
 
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i lifted this from another forum...so i can't vouch for validity.

Public transportation map can be downloaded from
http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/cat/sysmap/
which will show which bus runs on what street and show the locations of major casinos.

The home page is
http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/index.php

You likely need to download the bus schedule for 104, 105. 108, 201, & 202. Some of the buses do run 24 hrs. The route and schedule of each bus can be downloaded from
http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/cat/routes/index.php

Useful websites that have maps such as
http://www.lv2go.com/images/thestripmap.gif

and
http://www.cheapovegas.com/index.php
which will show the address of each casino. For example,

Terrible's
1-800-640-9777
4100 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas

Hard Rock
1-800-473-7625
4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas

They are within walking distance.

* $7.99: T-bone steak dinner and a beer at Terrible's Bougainvillea Cafe. It's not on the menu, so ask your server about this special. Available 24 hours.
* $4.99: Half-chicken dinner at Terrible's Bougainvillea Cafe. It's not on the menu, so ask your server about this special.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 04:14 AM
bcred
 
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another post on doing LV on the cheap.

There are literally a TON of cheap and free things to do in Las Vegas staying at the hilton you might have to walk a bit up to the riviera at first. Catch the deuce bus and take it for a spin. 2 dollars 1 way, 5 dollars all day. 24 hours for 5 bucks isn't a bad deal at all.


The Mirage Volcano (after dark)@ Mirage FREE

The Fountains @ Bellagio FREE

Sirens of TI @ Treasure Island (evening) FREE

Masquerade show in the sky @ Rio FREE

Laser Light show @ Sams Town FREE

Big Elvis @ Bills Gamblin' Hall and Saloon FREE(drinks cost but are cheap you don't have to drink to enjoy the show)

Pinball Museum and Hall of Fame on Tropicana and Pecos FREE (to look around games cost from .25 cents up to a dollar most are .25 cents)

The Worlds Largest Golden Nugget @ Golden Nugget FREE

Have your picture taken with the bronze crazy girl ladies in front of the riviera.

Go downtown at night to see Viva Vision at the Fremont St. Experience


--Here are some cheap things to do to entertain yourself--

Put a dollar in a penny machine and "plink" away 1 coin at a time and get some "free" drinks from the cocktail waitresses. Be sure to tip tho.

See a comedy show most can be seen for around 20 dollars.

Check Tix4Tonite and Tickets2Nite for discounted shows and attractions

Mac King at Harrahs is rather entertaining and tickets can be free or cheap with drink purchase. I saw him for 8 dollars and it came with a drink.

Take a ride to the top of the stratosphere or the eifel tower at paris. Both are less than 20 dollars.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 04:25 AM
bcred
 
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If you are into sports the Hilton is home of the SuperBook. You can watch just about every sporting event in their Nasa Control Center-like sportsbook and the Hilton is still one of the few remaining sportsbooks that still serves free drinks.

If you are turning 21 you need to break the budget and blow it all in one of the clubs one night. Pure (Caesars) and Tao (Venetian) are the top clubs right now with Tryst (Wynn) Jet (Mirage) and newcommer LAX (Luxor) holding their own. If you can get to the club right around opening you'll get in but if you wait for the typical and tradtional go-clubbing hours to make your entrance you might be waiting in line for a few hours. Entry fees can be $20 or $30 and drinks run $8 to $$$$.

A great alternative to the club scene is the Circle Bar at the Hard Rock.

Carnival Court at Harrah's gets some recommendations on this board but I've never been there.

A couple of sites that have LV Club info.

http://www.clubplanet.com/?NeighborhoodId=3307191

http://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/refer...type=Nightclub

http://www.vegas.com/nightclubs/
 
Old 13-11-2007, 06:24 AM
bcred
 
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#5 - Ellis Island Steak Special for $4.95

Still on the list, no coupon needed! Easily one of best dining bargains in Las Vegas. The special is a 10-ounce filet-cut steak dinner at Ellis Island, the casino at the Super 8 Motel on Koval near E. Flamingo (Walking distant from the Strip, behind Ballys). It's served with salad, vegetable, potato, garlic bread, and rolls for $4.95, 24 hours a day. But it's not on the menu, just ask your server for the "Steak Special".
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