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  • The Stage Door
    The Stage Door
    by kris-t
  • D doesn't get to Germany but she gets close
    D doesn't get to Germany but she gets...
    by richiecdisc
  • My family at the new LV Landmark
    My family at the new LV Landmark
    by joiwatani
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    The happiest place on earth!

    by kris-t Written Nov 27, 2012

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    The Stage Door

    Favorite thing: If you do not know how the happiest place on earth looks like - take a look at the picture :) . And everyone knows, that with out cheap beer it could not be really 'The happiest place on earth' !

    This Heaven is located about a block behind Bill's on Flamingo.

    Fondest memory: Cuisines: American

    Dining options: Late Night

    Neighborhood: Paradise

    Beer - from $1 a bottle
    $2 "Beer and a shot"
    $2.50 "Hot dog and a beer"

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    The Airport!

    by Sassafrasskass Written Mar 11, 2011

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    Favorite thing: Definitely take a cab - shuttles are about the same price!

    Most cab drivers are willing to give you a sightseeing tour for free :)

    They are the ones to answer your questions!

    Definitely helpful & worth the $$ :)

    Cheers!

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    Food Food Food!

    by Sassafrasskass Written Mar 11, 2011

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    Favorite thing: We were informed of a buffet that we couldn't pass up!

    $40 for 24 hours - 7 buffets to choose from as many times as you want!

    Start by having a late dinner (8pm ish) & have it until 8 pm the next night!

    Many buffets to choose from along the Strip!

    Definitely something to look into - whether you are a picky eater or not.

    Get your 'Total Rewards' card first & get $ off!

    A perk just for you!

    Enjoy.. this might be an idea for you or not.. just thought I'd share :)

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  • Poker APP For IPHONE & Android

    by twinkles76 Written Jan 1, 2011

    Favorite thing: On my recent trip to Las Vegas which I played a fair bit of poker I found a poker app for my phone(Iphone) and I think its available on Android too.. Its called Vegas Poker Now and I used it every day and would highly recomend it if your traveling to Vegas to play poker(especially if you play tournaments and like getting around different poker rooms). It list all the poker rooms and times of the each tournament and you can search tournaments by time,buy in, and type of game.. I will always have this on my phone for when I travel to Vegas..

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    forget the remote

    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 2, 2009

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    D doesn't get to Germany but she gets close

    Fondest memory: The toughest thing about not having a room for so long was getting out of the room once we got in there. Showers without sandals, walking around barefoot, laying in bed with the remote in hand: these were simple pleasures that you can only truly appreciate after not having them for some time. The funny thing is, we don't even watch TV when home but now it seemed like the greatest invention of all time.

    But there was a great big city out there to see and luckily we had arranged to meet a good VT friend at the Vegas version of the famed Hofbrau Haus. My wife is German, I love German food and beer, and coincidentally we had met this very person at the real one in Munich a few years earlier. Perfect comes to mind. After a few big beers, some equally big meals, and some excited talk about the National Parks that the three of us love, it was time for Ernst to head back to California. He had been in the southwest for a shorter trip showing his parents around but he had to get back to work.

    We walked around town on our own for maybe 45 minutes but as nice as it all looked, we knew where we wanted to be: back in that motel room, in that bed. The remote? We weren't figuring to need that. It had been 60 long nights without a room and watching TV was just not part of our plan.

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    The Hotels in Las Vegas

    by joiwatani Written Apr 11, 2009

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    My family at the new LV Landmark

    Favorite thing: When you are going to Las Vegas, make sure to book your hotels ahead of time. When you show up at the hotel without reservation, the hotel costs are much higher.

    When you are driving to Las Vegas, it is better to check on the websites and compare prices. Then have a reservation because you will save almost 40 percent of the costs. This happen to my sister and my siblings. They drove to Las Vegas and I told them to book ahead of time, but they didn't listen. The prices at Excalibur and Circus Circus for a double bed room was only $55.00. By the time they arrived in Las Vegas that day, the costs jumped to $99.00 per night.

    They could have save a lot of money and that would have taken cared of their meals for that night!

    Make sure to do your research. Most hotels right now are cutting of their prices because of the economy.

    The Venetian Hotel are offering $179.00 per night of their presidential suites - which would have cost $1,000 per night...The room has a jacuzzi and has all the amenities inside. Moreover, the Venetial Hotel is also offering meal coupons! This will save the traveller a lot of money on the cost of meals...

    Fondest memory: We love watching the free shows in Las Vegas. We have been here so many times but we don't get tired just walking around the strip at night. More so, every year, there are new hotels and shopping malls being built. This year, there is the M Hotel and the Trump Tower!

    We had so much fun exploring new hotels in Las Vegas...

    Also, there is a new landmark built just recently. So, now, there is the Las Vegas landmark built in front of the Strip and they also had built parking spaces in the middle of the road where you can park your car and can go take pictures as remembrance of Las Vegas...

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    Don't go to Las Vegas on peak season

    by joiwatani Updated Dec 13, 2008

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    The Luxor Hotel

    Favorite thing: The best time to go to Las Vegas is when there are no conventions and conferences scheduled. There are yearly conventions held in the city so you might like to check on this. A major convention means there are about 100,000 attendees.

    In January, there's the Consumer Electronics Show, usually held on the second week of January. So you can schedule your vacation to Vegas after the second week to the last week of January.

    The New Year's Eve is also where Las Vegas caters to about 200,000 visitors! They come here to celebrate and it is bigger than the New Year's Eve celebration at the Times Square in New York City.

    February is also a busy month because a lot of couples come here to get married!

    Don't go to Las Vegas when there's the NCAA's basketball championship! The city gets really rowdy and crazy. It's called March Madness because it is held on the last week of March. We were here two years ago and it was crazy. You go to Vegas on the first week of March to the third week but not on the last week.

    In April there's the World Series of Poker and the Gay and Lesbian Celebration.

    May and July are better months because there is no big convention or conference held. The hotels usually have a lot of vacancy and therefore, the rates are lower to attract more visitors.

    June, September, and October has annual conventions: Helldorado in June, and Oktoberfest. in September. In October, there's the PGA tour.

    In November, there are usually 200,000 expected visitors on the second and third week because a lot of people in the United States take advantage of the four day Thanksgiving weekend. Besides, there is the computer convention.

    Las Vegas has the National Finals Rodeo scheduled of which there are about less than 200,000 attendees.

    Fondest memory: Walking around the strip with my children watching all the different free shows on the street by the big Hotels like the Bellagio's water fountain show, the Mirage volcanic eruption, the pirates fight of the Treasure Island, the Caesar's Palace fight of the Atlantis, etc. The neon lights at night are spectacular and the shows like the Cirque de Soleil are the world's best shows!

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    These boots are made for walking.....you hope!

    by crazygal59 Written Oct 28, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Main tip for Vegas is wear comfy shoes. We spent so much time walking from hotel to hotel, we were glad we had good shoes on. All that walking on concrete takes it's toll on the feet. Also drink lots of water. You feel like you are shriveling up with dryness if you don't.

    Fondest memory: This is a city like New York. You don't come here to sleep. It's a city with great energy and vibe. I love the excitement of Las Vegas, but I can't take more than 4 days.

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  • Temeratures in Vegas

    by galge Written Jul 25, 2005

    Favorite thing: Do not go to Las Vegas in the July, if you have a choice. The temperatures can be 117+ degrees and the crowds are just as bad.

    Fondest memory: Glitzy. Its like Disney World for adults, with enough stuff to take the kids, too.

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    Dining in Las Vegas

    by kala6487 Written Apr 3, 2005

    Favorite thing: There are many great restaurants in Las Vegas. They are also very expensive and difficult to get into unless you make reservations days (or weeks?) in advance. I find that takes the sponteneity out of vacationing. I don't usually think about what I'm going to eat until that day - not a week ahead of time.

    On the opposite end there are a lot of cheap places, but the food isn't so good. I was hardpressed to find something medium priced that was good unless I went off the strip.

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    Vegas Hotels Aren't ALWAYS Cheap

    by Karnubawax Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: You've no doubt heard about all the sweet deals you can get in Vegas on hotel rooms. What you may not know is that hotel prices fluctuate between very cheap and very expensive depending on a lot of factors.
    You are MUCH more likely to get a cheap deal if you go mid-week. Package deals offered by airlines and places like expedia are often pretty good. I've heard priceline is good for the higher end strip hotels, though I've never used it.
    There are certain times of the year - during big events in Vegas - when hotel rooms are at a premium. These include NASCAR weekend, Super Bowl weekend, anytime there's a title fight, etc. During these times you will NOT find $29 rooms! Even the sleazier downtown joints will be at least $75. Of the strip hotels, Stratosphere is where you'll find a reasonable room when everyone else is either booked or charging an arm and a leg.

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    Las Vegas at Night

    by madamx Written Nov 19, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Of course, you must walk up and down Las Vegas Boulevard at night, when all the lights are on, it's quite beautiful.

    What you can also do besides going up the Stratosphere at night to see the lights is going up the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and viewing the Bellagio fountains at night as well, giving you a different perspective.

    Fondest memory: The last time I went to Las Vegas I was 12, and all I remembered was the Flamingo sign where we stayed, and Circus Circus.

    I had to look at the Flamingo again, and it was exactly the same as I remember it.

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  • Stock up on Beer and Water!

    by Jabberjenn Written Jul 20, 2004
    Beer is ALWAYS needed!

    Favorite thing: When you get to Vegas, go to the local Walgreen's, CVS, etc (whatever is closest to your hotel) and buy a 12-pack or a case of bottled water. You can also buy a cheap styrofoam cooler for a few bucks. Then head on over to one of the several liquor stores scattered around town and buy a case of beer!

    When you get to your hotel, you can fill the cooler with ice from the hotel vending machine room, and AHA! Ice cold beers and water ready for you at any moment!

    The water comes in handy when you wake up with a hangover and is also useful for carrying a bottle or two down to the pool.

    Since you can basically walk ANYWHERE with a beer in Vegas, it's nice to have your own stash in your room, so when you head out for the evening, you can grab a road beer or two for your walk to your next destination.

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    Other Things to do In Las Vegas

    by RACCOON1 Updated Jun 7, 2004

    Favorite thing: You should not start to walk the casinos until around 6:00 pm or when it cools down.

    There are other things to do for day time activities such as :
    (1) visiting Hoover Dam
    (2) watching USAF planes landing and taking off at Nelllis AFB , the home of the USAF Thunderbirds. Please note that the area around the Air Base is quite seedy.
    (3) Driving up to Mt. Charlston , located around 35 miles NW of Vegas. This is a good place to cool off , the top of the drive being at 8500 ft. altitude. Drive north from Vegas on highway # 95 and turn off at highway #157 . For the drive down take the alternate route highway # 156 . The descent offers a spectacular view and the road has few curves which makes the descent a bit exciting

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    Other Things to do In Las Vegas

    by RACCOON1 Written Jun 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: You should not start to walk the casinos until around 6:00 pm or when it cools down.

    There are other things to do for day time activities such as :
    (1) visiting Hoover Dam
    (2) watching USAF planes landing and taking off at Nelllis AFB , the home of teh USAF Thunderbirds.
    (3) Driving up to Mt. Charlston , located around 35 miles NW of Vegas. This is a good place to cool off , the top of the drive being at 8500 ft. altitude. Divre north from Vegas on highway # 95 and turn off at highway #157 . For the drive down take the alternate route highway # 156 . The descent offers a spectacular view and the road has few curves which makes the descent a bit exciting

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