We found that in Vegas drinks could be expensive in various locations, the most we paid for to pints of draught beer was $30 about £20 . We did find a small back street bar where a bottle of beer was $ 1.50 the locals were friendly and the female bar staff charming!
It was behind the Flamingo hotel on a corner about 2 blocks down (less than 5mins walk from the strip).
Next door is an Italian restaurant called Battista 's which was pretty good cost about $30 per head includes all the red or white wine you can drink for free!
tel . (702) 732-709
Getting to Vegas
Mc Carran International Airport is 8 miles from downtown Vegas and only a couple of miles from the southern end of the Strip. Depending on the traffic and where your hotel is located, the trip will take 10-20 minutes from the Strip and about 30 minutes from downtown.
Mccarran has 2 terminals: Terminal one serves most domestic airlines and Terminal two serves international carriers. Terminal one has four concourses, but there are no signs along the road leading into the airport which tell you which airline is in which concourse, which makes for a bit of confusion.
Go on the roller coaster on...
Go on the roller coaster on top of the Stratosphere.
Go for a drive (in a convertible, if possible) in the desert.
Cruise The Strip at night in a car (again, try to have convertible).
Eat at one of the massive buffets. Getting married to my husband at the Candlelight Chapel on The Strip. It will be 5 years on 8/29/02.
Bellagio Celebrates Year of the Rabbit
BE SURE TO VIEW ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS
The Bellagio Hotel, Shops, and Cascino are just outright elegant. This is a Tuscan-style of architecture, and from the moment I entered the lobby with its two thousand glass blossoms [by Dale Chihuly], I knew this was a very special hotel. Having visited Bellagio, Italy, I knew I was in for a sensual treat.
The Via Bellagio Shops are quaint and mingle under the ceiling of glass and wrought iron. The restaurants include Yellowtail Sushi Restaurant, Picasso, a French Mediterranean, Le Cirque, an outpost of a famous New York restaurant, and Jasmine, which is Cantonese.
There is The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art exhibits, a 9 1/2 acre Mediterranean garden oasis, five heated pools, four spa tubs, rental cabanas with ceiling fans, a misting system, refrigerator, sink, dining set, television, and telephone! I can only say "WOW"!
There are almost 4,000 guest rooms done in a Mediterranean decor. There is MARBLE everywhere. Bellagio is a "high-end_ hotel that offers luxury and elegance. While we were there, it was Year of the Rabbit which was being celebrated in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. It has a 45-foot tall Chinese Junk Boat topped with a 12-foot rabbit that represents the fourth sign of the Chinese Zodiac. [See Photo #4] This rabbit's fur is made from plants and sits in a forest of bamboo trees among 8 baby rabbits.
Photo #5 is the God of Prosperity who holds court here. There is also a scene with 7 replica Terracotta Warriors that are embellished with walnuts and ground carrot seeds! It is just amazing.
Entertainment Book (Part 3) ~Attractions~
This is a must for any vacation in America! This is a thick book composed of "buy-1-get-1-free" coupons to hundreds of places. There is a fine dining or classy section of coupons. There is also a casual section. For those who like Jack in the Box and other informal restaurant, they have that section too. In addition, there are quite a few coupons to various shops and online companies, which offer 25% and below off products. And Finally, there are many hotels listed in the back of the book which offer 50% off rack room rates. The list contains all the participants across the U.S. You can usually finds these books at colleges and universities or you can buy one online at http://www.entertainment.com. These books usually go on sale around October and they all expire November the following year. Usually around February, you can get the books around half price, just because the company doesn't want to get stuck with any printed books. I just bought 2 books for Vegas at $12.50 each, which includes free shipping. Below, is a list of all the fine dining and casual restaurants which offer the "buy-1-get-1-free." I have only listed the restaurants in Vegas, however, there are a few in Henderson, Boulder City, Bullhead City, Jean, Mesquite, and Laughlin. My other page entitled: Entertainment Book (Part 1), has a list of all the fine dining & casual coupons listed in the book. And my other page entitled: Entertainment Book (Part 2), has a list of all informal coupons listed in the book.
Please note: The numbers in parenthesis corresponds to the quantity of coupons for that particular place.
~ Regal Cinemas, United Artist, & Edwards Theatres (36)
~ Angel Park (3)
~ Speed the Ride
~ Theaters of Sensation
~ Southern Nevada Zoo (3)
~ High Roller
~ American Superstars
~ The Auto Collection
~ Callaway Golf Center (3)
~ Casino Player Magazine
~ Central Park West
~ Cinema Ride
~ Clark County Heritage Museums
~ Crystal Palace USA (3)
~ Dansey’s Indoor R/C Hobbies
~ Emerald River
~ Green Valley Golf Range
~ Guinness World Records Museum
~ Invensys Classic at Las Vegas PGA Tour
~ Cyber Speedway
~ Las Vegas Little Theatre (LVLT)
~ Las Vegas Mini Gran Prix (3)
~ Las Vegas Natural History Museum
~ Laser Force (3)
~ Laser Quest
~ Liberace Museum
~ Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
~ Madame Tussaud’s
~ Mickey’s Cues & Brews (2)
~ Mountasia Family Fun Center (3)
~ Lost City Museum
~ Paintball Adventure Quest
~ PINK E’S (2)
~ Riviera Comedy Club
~ Crazy Girls (Riviera)
~ La Cage Show (Riviera)
~ Scandia Family Fun Center (3)
~ Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society
~ Bowling at Terrible’s (3)
~ Utah Shakespearean Festival
~ Wet’n Wild (3)
~ Disney On Ice
~ Knott’s Soak City
~ San Diego Wild Animal Park
~ Knott’s Theme Park (3)
~ San Diego Zoo
~ Six Flags Magic Mountain
~ Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
~ Universal Studios Hollywood (3)