Off the Path / Off the Wall, Las Vegas
Skip the pool during the middle of the day. It's too crowded and it's too hot!
Go around 6pm after most of the people leave and watch the pool lights come on while you soak in the hottub. Very nice indeed.
This is a picture of the Bellagio pool area at dusk (around 8pm) in June. We got down there around 6:30pm and spent our time going from the hottub to the pool and back until closing at 8pm.
When we arrived, there were 2 other women in the area but they soon left. For the last hour, we were the only ones and had the whole hottub to ourselves.
I'm sure it just refers to the car -- but in Las Vegas you're never sure! Be sure to click on the picture for the full effect:)
One of the nice things is that all the large casinos on the strip have free parking in enormous garages. I must say you see some rather fancy cars there -- that's why this one caught my eye:)
This is one of the best things they have ever built in Las Vegas: THE LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY!!!!! YEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Go there and do the Richard Petty driving experience.....wwwooohohoooooo
With 1,600 acres in the northeast portion of the Las Vegas Valley, the "Diamond in the Desert" has been deemed the most remarkable race complex in the world. Sports Illustrated called it the Racing Capital of the West.
With more than a dozen different venues at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ranging from go-karts to NASCAR Nextel Cup at the 1.5-mile superspeedway, there's something for everyone at the complex
Okay, we all have to go to the bathroom, right? Well, here are some that will make the experience not just a chore:
Paris: prettiest by far (handpainted flowers growing up the sinks). I even took pictures in this one!
Venetian: most impressive (dark wood and beautiful fixtures).
Caesars: most comfortable (nice couches).
Mandalay Bay: feel like you're at a resort in the South Pacific. Inside House of Blues, very colorful bathrooms featuring steel walls.
Bellagio: Nice little individual lamps in each stall. Purse hook was to the side, which is safest. Autoflush--yay!
if you feel the desire to get inked while here in las vegas don't fall victim to one of those bong shops on the strip, check out paradox tattoo's.. the owner of this fine tattoo shop who happens to be my artist is one of the nations best tattoo artists. i have a quarter length sleave on my right arm that victor did, and i plan on getting one more big project done..
I was coerced into having ONE drink at the Peppermill before going to bed. The place has a flaming jacuzzi that you can put your feet up on and relax. Smoking is allowed so if you don't like smoke, don't go. And if you're there for ONE drink, don't order a Scorpion. It's enough for 3-4... Pretty interesting place though.
Cliff's Barber Corral, 3330 E. Tropicana Ave- at Pecos Rd. 5 mins. from the strip- The absolute BEST haircut and most memorable haircut experience you'll ever have. Walk in, grab a coke out of the fridge and watch old westerns on the big screen TV until Cliffie gets to you. Ask for the neck/scalp massage if he pretends to forget about it. Give him at least 15 bucks and he'll be happy (he won't tell you what the charge is).
(Photo by John Gurzinski.)
*** on a real-life hunk of the actual Berlin Wall! No, Really! In the main men's bathroom at the Main Street Casino- 200 N Main St. you can see a true chunk of world history and then make a political statement by relieving yourself on it since the urinals are mounted right on the wall. Sort of reminded me of the Madonna Inn near San Luis Obispo in Ca. as one of those truly sublime urinatory experiences.(AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
FAO Schwartz ~ Okay, I know this is a NYC landmark, but there's one in the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace. They have toys. Lots and lots of toys. Like every kind of toy you can imagine and this tunnel of stuffed monkeys with velcro hands...a kid's paradise.
(The hat and glasses were a dare, by no means my normal attire!)
OTHER HOTEL'S POOLS. So your hotel's pool sucks. Then go to another one! Most places will not just allow you to saunter on in to their pool, so find a friendly face who's going in that direction and ask if you can join them when entering the pool gate. -check out Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Bellagio
What is it, and is it illegal? You know those guys who stand on Las Vegas Boulevard trying to hand out fliers for strip clubs and escort services? They're canvassers. After much fighting with the city council, the canvassers appear to have won the right to pass out information. Even though most people complain that the fliers cause litter and the canvassers get in the way of pedestrians, we've noticed that if you just keep walking, they aren't aggressive at all. Of course, you could always take a brochure; we just won't take responsibility for anything that happens after that.
It sounds odd, but all women must check out the bathroom off the casino floor at the Paris hotel! A dozen or so painted pedestal sinks, painted moldings on the walls, turn-of-the-century prints, and private stalls. The most gorgeous bathroom you'll ever see!
there is this great big arcade called gameworks wich is hidden under the m@m and coc-o-cola factory tourist deal. well when u are walking down that street u will see a sign and some stairs leading down to it. it has every game known to man so be ready for a good time (good for adults and kids)
If I could recommend one non-touristy place for a quiet drink it would be the Peppermill restaurant and lounge across from the Stardust. The lounge is dark, there are a few fireplaces that make the atmosphere relaxing and romantic if you're there with someone special. They also serve a great breakfast.
You can even get up close and personal with the showgirls! It's even suppose to bring you good luck if you rub the statues derrieres. I heard on the travel channel that this is a sculpture of a billboard that was forced to be taken down (the billboard was forced down, not the sculpture).