Each year bigger and more spectacular hotels and casinos pop up, drawing the crowds on The Strip but I still like spending time "Downtown."
Don't miss the $1,000,000.00 on display at Binion's Horseshoe .
Fondest memory: My first trip to Las Vegas and my first view of one million dollars!!
That was so long ago. :-)
just an f.y.i. ...basically, give some thought to the hotel you stay at 'cause it will predict the crowd you'll be around. I know that it's "just a room and you'll only be using it for sleeping" but if you care about treating yourself, you will prob be using the pool, having a drink at the bar, playing a little and believe me, where you find all the "great deals" is where hundreds of other people find the great deals too, and unfortunately lots of times this means HUGE families with kids, and not so nicely kept premises....
if you really really really invest time on searching, (thats checking lots and lots of websites/calling hotels directly - yes time consuming but worth it) you may be able to find a good deal at Mandalay Bay (nice place for girls to party with a great spa) or something on that level at least...been going to vegas for years and can tell you, yes, you WILL have fun if you want to have fun, no matter where you stay, but personally, I've found that when it comes to eating extravagantly or staying at a nice hotel, it's definitely worth the extra cash on a nice hotel, and though it's "just for sleeping", I've never regretted spending the few extra dollars (if possible) for a nice place to stay, but I HAVE regretted staying at a-not-so-nice place just to save some cash......like I said, just f.y.i.
I will be visiting Las Vegas this October for the 7th time and I am NOT a compulsive gambler! There is now so much more to Vegas than just a gamblers paradise. For someone like me who bores easily of beach holidays and sitting by the pool endlessly for two weeks then this is the place for you - it's even better if you are an insomniac. If you cant sleep then go out and do something - the city never sleeps! There are shows, bars, restaurants - as well as the pool in the daytime if that's what you like. It's also a very good base for places like the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, The Red Rock Canyon, horse riding, off road trails and not forgetting of course the jaw dropping Grand Canyon! People ask me if I ever bore of the place, but how can you bore of a place that is always changing and never afraid to experiment in going over the top with size and kitsch!! I use LV as the landing point of my holiday - I usually start off somewhere in California and use LV as the chill out I need after two weeks of travelling - it may not appear 'relaxing' but if you are hyperactive like me it will suit you perfectly!
Fondest memory: I miss the hustle, bustle of the strip, brides in white scrambling across the busy street, the heat (oh God the heat!), the sound of the slotties and the sheer tartiness of the whole place!
Value is what Las Vegas offers. From low hotels rates, to fine dining (top chefs work in Vegas restaurants), to cheap and filling breakfast. Plus, walk from hotel to hotel. Not only they are very interesting to see, all so differently themed, but you can often find a great music show which you can watch for free, while sipping a beer or a daiquiri.
Get information before you go and you will save some money and have a great vacation. There are plenty of free shows, plenty of huge breakfasts below $ 5, and remember if you are gambling to ask the cashier for the Player's Card. That card will give you comps (short for complimentaries) based on how much you play. Comps can be reedemed toward meals, shows, and hotel rooms discounts.
Fondest memory: Honestly the best memory is when the last night I hit the roulette table at the Venetian big time.
Seriously, there are plenty of things to do, and to see in Vegas. It would be a long list.
The tacky, glitzy enormity of it all! It is absolutely amazing to see the human characters as well -- from the red leather mini-skirted "business-girl", to the elegant folks wearing designer clothes, to the folks wearing t-shirts that say things your mother would blush at [sometimes even you!]
Fondest memory: People-watching
We rode the roller coaster at New York New York and the ones at the Stratoshpere.
The New York New York Coaster was really great! It's very fast and jerky so if this is a problem for you it might not be a good idea, but other wise its a great coaster.
The Statoshpere has 3 rides on the top. We went on 2 of them - The Big Shot and the X Scream. The Big shot was the better of the 2 but both were good. The anticipation for the X Scream is worse than the actual ride :). There is information about prices and descriptions of the rides on their web site - http://www.stratospherehotel.com
Las vegas is fake. Pretend. A weird amusement park for adults. I suppose this gives people a freedom to do whatever they want, be whatever they want ect.. I mean they rent Lamborghini's on the strip, you could be a rock star for a day! Something to be aware of, take adventage of.....or not.
Fondest memory: my fondest memory of vegas..was really just being there with my boyfriend...sappy I know, but true
Top 10 Best Las Vegas Pools To Be Seen In:
(source: Travel Channel)
1. Mandalay Bay
2. Hard Rock Cafe
4. Caesars Palace
6. MGM Grand
Most of the pools are for hotel/resort guests only. However, check with the hotel/resort to see if they allow non-guests in for a fee.
Favorite thing: My favorite thing about Vegas is that you can get anything you want or need any time of day -- mostly everything is open 24 hours. The people -- are generally friendly but if someone looks shadey or seems overly friendly then use your head. There are a lot of con men and thugs out here but if you are smart about it you will be left alone. Ladies don't off the Strip without an escort.
There are lots of things for kids to do, and as with most things in Las Vegas, many of them are for free. In particular, pools can be super fun (but remember to Slop! Slap! Slop! to avoid the sun burn)
Fondest memory: My daughter's favorite thing about Las Vegas is the BUFFETS. She loves seeing the food before selecting it, being about to choose her own portions and going back for more when she finds something she likes. Brunch is her particular favourite!
Of all the places I've been, this is the one place where I was totally comfortable being a wide-eyed tourist. So go ahead -- look, stare, GAWK! Point. Laugh. Take a picture. Take another one. Turn around and gawk some more.
Fondest memory: My best memory is spending my wedding anniversary sampling the tastes, sounds, and sights of Vegas.
Las Vegas is a very wild city,I loved it greatly(and I didnt even gamble)it had so many things to do,so many shows for the kids so many attractions.
Vegas is all about BIG things(hotels,buffets,ect.)
Fondest memory: I loved seeing my 5 year old daughter enjoying the magical shows...it was awsome.
Everyone one knows that Vegas is in essence one long road - but most people don't realise how long !!!.
Walking for Circus Circus to Luxor will take your 1 1/2 - 2 hours at a nice stroll , but if you decide to walk it through the Hotels - add another 1 hour !
So take comfortable shoes and ALWAYS carry a bottle of water - outside (even at night) its hot and you will need the water - inside its aircon city meaning dry mouths - so once again you will need it.
Also nice to have is one of those pocket humidifier sprays to freshen up and ALWAYS carry some headache tablets - the noise of those slots gets to everyone sooner or later.
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Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Vegas is not any show , any hotel or any place I visited (including the Grand Canyon) , but the atmosphere and vibe.
When you land and are waiting for your taxi you can see Vegas in the distance and you feel it slowly taking over you - its got an energy and buzz like no other place on earth.
The thing is , is that buzz for you ?
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Las Vegas is a city of lights, music, gambling and more. It is my home.
It takes many many people to keep Vegas running and to keep the tourist happy and coming back for more.
There is more to Vegas than just the strip, we have parks, movie theaters and grocery stores just like any other major city in America.
Take a day or even a few hours off from the casinos and take a look around our fine city.
I'm not a big gambler but I always find my way back to Vegas once to twice a year. I don't know what it is about this city but it's addicting! If you can pull yourself away from the tables and slot machines be sure to see what else Vegas has to offer.
Be sure to check out my other pages for Vegas. There's so much to do and see!!!
Fondest memory: All of the INTERESTING people you see and meet in Vegas. WHAT A TOWN!