Las Vegas Vacation

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  1. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    The wife and I are planning a Las Vegas trip for early November. As of now we are planning on staying at the Sahara Casino. Does anybody have any tips or ideas on places to see? What are some good affordable restaurants? We are staying for 5 days Sunday through Thursday.
     
  2. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    NO one has been to Vegas?
     

  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    for the best deals on food check the casino coupon books at each casino you go to and try to get a little ways off the strip to catch some of the deals also. Be very aware of the pick pockets and con artist out there they are thicker than gnats on a cow's bum. NO Joking. If you are going to gamble take advantage of the comp cards they will get you free stuff from a poker chip to show tickets to free nights at your hotel. AND good luck if you are gambling. One last bit of advice if your losing at any live dealer game get up and move it won't get any better.:sad2: :smile2: :roll_eyes: :angry: :sad2: :sad2: :crazy:
     
  4. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I saw something lastnight on tv about the pickpockets in Vegas. It said to be carefull in any big outdoor crowd. I don't gamble alot will play a few slots and the $3 blackjack at the Sahara. They advertise they are the only $3 blackjack on the strip. has anybody did any of the tours to Grand Canyon or Hoover dam from Vegas. Just wonder if you would see enough to, make it worth the tour?
     
  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    We didn't do a lot of gambling and we still got a night free and a couple of free show tickets. I didn't play any live dealer games until I learned how to play hold em. But we got our freebies playing the machine's even won a small jackpot on more than one occasion the biggest was 1800.00 dollars.
     
  6. Tym2Fish

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    Vegas is great, You can walk the strip from casino to casino. each one has a different theme. I prefer to stay in "old strip" or downtown on Freemont street. They usually have live street entertainment and a decent light show called the Freemont experience. Its pretty interesting. As for pick pockets etc.. I have been there 60-70 times and never had a problem, unless your looking for trouble, you should be ok. I still keep my cash in a front pocket anyways. There is more food then you can imagine. Anything you want is usually available at one of the casinos. I really like the seafood buffet at the Rio. It runs around 30 bucks a person but for unlimited lobster, crab legs, shrimp, you cant go wrong. Laidback111 is right ask the hotel for coupon books they can give you a few good deals on entertainment. There are hundreds of shows nightly and it depends what you want to see and spend as some of the shows can be expensive. Cant help you much on the gambling aspect as I stick to nickle slots. Not much of a gambler. Take your time and wander into some of the different casinos. Just be prepared for walking as the casinos on the main strip are huge and it will take a little leg work to get there but well worth it. Enjoy your trip. Wish I was going.
     
  7. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    I like playing blackjack but not for big bets. I've played holdem on the free sites on the net but not very good. We had 2 free round trip flights to anywhere in USA so we decided to go to Vegas. The rooms were very reasonable at the Sahara so I hope its a nice place.
     
  8. Tym2Fish

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    You can check on line and they usually have some pics posted of the rooms. You will have a great time as long as you stay with in your limitations. The tour of the Hoover dam is interesting. I took it several years ago and was amazed how big it is inside of the dam. Might be worth looking into if you like that kind of stuff. Here is a link to some of the entertainment listed for Vegas.

    http://www.lvol.com/lvoleg/lvshows.html
     
  9. Buddrice

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    Ron,I've never been and wouldn't go in November ( Thats Deer Season ) LOL. But,I do want to wish you a safe trip and lots of fun.I have always heard it was a blast...
     
  10. bubbasmouse

    bubbasmouse New Member

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    Thanks Buddy. Deer season is a bad time to go but the days off worked good> That is my wife's week off(she only gets 13 weeks off a year plus her vacation weeks) and I have 2 paid holidays during this week(election day and Veterans day) so I will only have to use 3 days vacation to be off the week. Then on top of this the rooms were cheaper in November then October.
     
  11. ersel

    ersel New Member

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    Google Las Vegas go through the sites a lot of info there.
     
  12. olefin

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    Been many times over the years. Last time, three years back we stayed at the Paris. Their buffet was rated the best in Vegas.. and it is good, also expensive. Our room had a view of the Bellagio.. we had a great view of the water show at night. (free)

    We once stayed in our motorhome where the Luxor is now located. It was a parking lot for the Excalibur. Also stayed at the Stardust many years ago.

    We liked the Jubilee show but it's only for adults.
    The dinner show at the Excalibur is family and a fun show.
    The free show at Treasure Island is great, don't miss, go early to get a good spot.
    Siegfried and Roy the last time we were there.. but of course they are no more.

    You will have a blast, we always do, there is a lot to see, we usually gamble little, if any.

    I would recommend doing a Google search for Vegas shows, eating, etc.
     

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  13. jlingle

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    I'll never go to Vegas again without my golf clubs. I'd rather blow a hundred bucks on a beautiful course than lose it in the same amount of time at the casino.

    If you like seafood, I ate the best seafood I"ve ever had on a buffet at the Rio (I think, sorry not sure.) It was expensive but well worth it. We stayed at the Stardust last time & their buffet was really good. They had prime rib on it at every meal. I pigged out for sure.

    Jerrod