Las Vegas Travel Guide

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Las Vegas Things to Do

  • Fremont Street Experience

    4 out of 5 stars

    If you wait long enough and time it just right, you can catch flyers on both SlotZilla's upper Zoomline and lower Zipline at the same time. Open Now !!!!The SlotZilla . Thrill seekers take off superhero-style from 114 feet yo and soar the entire length of Fremont Street Experience, landing at Golden Gate casino. Cost of the lower "Zipline" is $20,...

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  • Mirage

    This use to be a Free exhibit, but I guess after the loss of Siegfried & Roy Royal White Tiger show, they have incorporated this into the Secret Gardens. So now it cost to see them:( Siegfried & Roy's Royal White Tigers is available for viewing for purchase in the Secret Gardens. Siegfried & Roy have dedicated their lives to preserving these rare...

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  • Treasure Island Hotel - Casino

    Last night while staying at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, we came back to our room after a wedding to find a disturbing man leaving OUR ROOM with a cigarette in his mouth and a black, plastic laundry bag (FROM THE HOTEL SERVICE ROOM) filled with our valuables as well as some sort of keycard. When confronted, the man grabbed my husband, Jordon's...

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Las Vegas Hotels

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Las Vegas Restaurants

  • Tips for Great Food for your buck

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Chinatown in Las Vegas, made up of strip malls, is located surprisingly close to the Strip. It is only about a 5-10 minute taxi or bus ride west from the Strip on Spring Mountain Road. The Chinatown Plaza is one of the strip malls that is worth a stop. Here you can find some excellent Chinese restaurants that serve delicious food that are...

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  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Chin Chin restaurant at New York New York hotel is on the ground floor between check in and the lifts. This was our only buffet venture at breakfast, not cheap at $14.99. Service not at all great, we were greeted on arrival, and seated, then our server got us tea and coffee, and asked us to go ahead. He never came back to see if we wanted a...

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  • Luxor Hotel and Casino

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    After visiting las vegas for the last 18 years this has to be the worst meal in all that time. The quality and choice of dishes were poor to say the least..tasteless meat pasta fish....the mexican food has to be the worst ive tasted ever.... None !!!!!!

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Las Vegas Nightlife

  • For Adults Only

    I collect stamps, coins and postcards. In Las Vegas I almost decided to start a new collection - girl's cards. Each minute, in each corner, discreetly, a guy slided to my hand a card with a beautiful woman as naked as allowed, with friendly suggestions. In a couple of nights, with full pockets, I only received five repetitions - 4 blonds and one...

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  • Fremont Street Experience

    Hundreds of people with their noses pointing up, and the wonderful technology at money's service. From time to time, a sort of movies flows in the several hundred meters long roof, providing two shows: the show itself and the animation under it. Not to be missed... it's free!

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  • Cirque du Soleil

    Criss Angel the Mind Freak performs the show Believe at the Luxor Hotel. After watching videos on youtube I was so excited to see the show. I was a little confused that it was in the Cirque du Soliel group because I'd see other shows and couldn't imagine how Criss Angel could fit into that type of show. I was sadly disappointed with the show. The...

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Las Vegas Transportation

  • Bus / Shuttles

    The shuttle from the airport to the Strip is the most economic way to get to your hotel. It only costs $7 one way or $13 round trip. Or the Super Shuttle which is $8 to the strip. Either one is open 24 hours so you can catch them at anytime. You may have to stop off at a few hotels before you get to your own though. Airport shuttle service and...

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  • Monorails / Train

    Deemed to expensive and battling a long history of delays, shutdowns and negative impressions the Las Vegas Monorail makes it simple (and cooler, much, much cooler during those brutal summer months) to get around on the Strip. The longest of the Las Vegas "trains" it is also the only one that costs money. Starting at the site of the old, now...

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  • Limousine / Taxi

    There are 16 taxicab companies servicing the Las Vegas valley. The base fare is $2.60 per mile. There is an initial charge of $3.30 when the meter starts to run. If you are starting your trip from the airport, there is an additional charge of $1.80 McCarran Airport Fee. Make sure you have enough cash for the fare because most Las Vegas taxi...

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Las Vegas Shopping

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  • Malls / Outlets

    This is a 1.5-million-square-foot outdoor mall with a 18-screen RAVE movie theater, and there are too many shops to list. There is even a 13,000-square-foot children's park that features a garden maze, a tree house and sprinklers ideal for warmer months. Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10...

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  • Speciality Shops

    A visit to Las Vegas isn't complete without a visit to the M&M's World located on the Strip (in the Showcase Mall next to the MGM Grand). Everyone will be like a kid in a candy store. This store has 4 floors for you to shop. Here you will find everything M&M's, such as keychains, mugs, clothing, M&M's dispensers, etc. Everything M&M's!

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  • Hotel Shops

    High-End Designer Shops: Crystals at CityCenter - the world’s largest collection of designer brands, including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, H. Stern, BVLGARI, Cartier, Tom Ford and de Grisogono etc. Artistic Fine Jewelry & Luxury Watches HanArtistic Fine Jewelry & Luxury Watches Hand-Blown Glass Art Natural Landscape Photography Men’s Clothing and...

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Las Vegas Local Customs

  • Tipping / Money Matters

    If you are sitting at the machines or the tables and the waitress comes and asks you if you would like a drink don't forget to tip her. Yes the drinks may be free but if you don't tip the waitress she won't come back, but if you tip her one dollar for each drink she will return.

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  • Tourists / Residents

    The neighborhood of Henderson, about 15 minutes drive from the strip, is very quiet and very beautiful. All the houses are painted the same and the roofs are similar all throughout. My father-in-law's house is in Henderson. He bought the house a few years back and moved to Las Vegas from Hawaii because of his illness. He loves his house and his...

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  • Casinos / Gambling

    When I play poker, I always tip the dealer $1 if I win. $2 if it's a huge pot. They work a very monotonous job. And if you believe in luck, you don't want to mess it up! Also as a side note, drinks are free at some casinos. Tip the waitress too. They have tough jobs as well.

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Las Vegas Warnings and Dangers

  • Places to Avoid

    I was there in February on business and I'm not a fan of Vegas, don't get me wrong its great if that's your thing, but I wanted something more lowkey so I went to Downtown and had a great time. There is a new hipster vibe there now. There is a really cool coffee shop with great wifi, a couple of restaurants and a the best brunch I've had in a long...

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  • Adult Advertising

    You remember that sound when you put a bread clip on your bike and it made that noise - a ticking kind of noise? Or when you had some cards and you fan them and push them through your fingers making a flicking sound? Don't Look When You Hear That Sound!!!!! It's how they get your attention. Men and sometimes women flick the cards so you will look...

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  • Do's / Don'ts'

    We stay pretty much at the same resort, the Grand Desert. At times it may appear there is no parking, but there usually plenty outside and in the parking garage. We never have a problem finding a spot. Yes, you may have to walk some, but the elevator is not that far and security is always walking around. It was obvious the last time, that there...

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Las Vegas Tourist Traps

  • How to Save a $

    Sugar Factory at 3655 Las Vegas blvd will not serve you a glass of tap water. If you want water, you have to buy a 12oz. Bottle for $2.00. Also they charge a consession fee (cnf) of 3.5% of the bill. Bring your own water! I walk around with a bottle of water anyway. Nothing you can do about the cnf. Maybe choose not to eat there like I do.

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  • Street Hustlers / Cabbie Kickbacks

    Beware of not only street vendors but also vendors inside reputable stores such as CVS Pharmacy. These vendors just rent the space from the store and are not affiliated with them. One guy in CVS inparticular was a hardsell merchant and tried every trick in the book to get us to book something with them. He was there to approach customers and...

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  • Scams to Avoid

    Do not entertain or speak to the ones who are giving out the porn cards. They will try and thrust them into your hands regardless of you being with your partner. Best course of action is to walk by and not acknowledge them.

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Las Vegas What to Pack

  • Dress for Weather / to Impress

    I went in mid to late October a few years ago. It was warm to hot during the day (85-95 degrees), but by 8:00 - 9:00 pm it usually dropped back into the 70's and even into the 60's towards midnight. I had a pair of jeans, a pair of lighter weight slacks, and a couple long sleeve shirts and didn't have a problem. My wife, who is always cold,...

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  • Comfortable Shoes

    It's obvious that you need your mostly comfortable shoes in Vegas, but because the elevation is around 2,030 ft (620 m) above sea level and feet could swell I'll recomend to have a pair which 0.5 - 1 size bigger than you really need. My mostly comfy and soft shoes did not work for me, my feet started to kill me after 4-5 hrs of walking...

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  • Money / Credit Cards

    Next to your gambling money keep your bank account numbers for easy access when you open up a line of credit with the casino. Casual dress is accepted almost everywhere, but it's nice to dress up for a dinner show. If you forgot your swim suit there are plenty of shops to buy one in each of the hotels. You might bring a sweater to wear in the...

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Las Vegas Off The Beaten Path

  • Within a 3 Hour Drive

    The Lost City of Overton was a surprise we found at the end of the drive through The Valley of Fire. There is a small museum full of recued relics from the days when the Hoover Dam was being built. You see, when the water of the Colorado River pooled behind the dam, it would bury the evidence of the indiginous people, the Basket Maker people and a...

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  • Off The Strip

    Located about a mile away from Downtown, walking south along the area of Coolidge Ave. The Arts District was something I stumbled across researching online. Now, when you come to Vegas, you're gonna wanna remain on the Strip and see all the shows, no doubt about it. That's what people come to Vegas for, to party it up! The last thing on your mind...

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  • Red Rock Canyon

    Red Rock Canyon NCA is about seventeen miles west of Las Vegas. As a National Conservation Area, Red Rock is protected by the Bureau of Land Management, and there are lots of things to do here, especially for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Camping, hiking, horseback riding, even rock climbing can be done here. The landscape is colorful,...

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Las Vegas Sports & Outdoors

  • Extreme Sports

    So another mother and myself booked a weekend girl trip to Vegas! We wanted to steer away from the total cliche of Vegas, while still enjoying its natural setting, so we had the Ultimate dessert experience. My friend found this great attraction on a local cite called Galavantier.com. not only did they offer the activity at a great rate, it included...

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  • Spectator Sports

    The Orleans has one of the distinctions of having 70-Lanes with a Spacious Seating Area •Full Service Pro Shop by K&K Bowling Services •Fast Food Snack Bar •Bar & Lounge Area •Video Arcade •1300 Lockers •5 Spacious Meeting Rooms to Accommodate Any Type of Tournament.

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  • Golfing

    Personally, its golfing in Vegas at its best! Pauite Golf resort has 3 courses: Sun Mountain, Snow Mountain, and Wolf. All of them have fantastic views of mountains, complete with water holes from desert springs. But more importantly, there are no homes along any of the fairways or anywhere near the resort for that matter. Why? It's out in the...

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Las Vegas Favorites

  • Gambling Advice

    I always find it difficult to tip dealers after I lose (which is most of the time). The last time I was in a casino playing Blackjack, I decided to "pre-tip" the dealer a dollar. The first 6 deck shoe was profitable (up about $25). So I decided to "pre-tip" as the dealer shuffled the next shoe. During the game, there was a time when the dealer had...

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  • THE STRIP

    'The Las Vegas Strip is an approximately 4.2-mile (6.8 km) stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County.' It's one of the most popular destinations for tourists. Most of the attractions and shows on the Strip are located on the hotel casino properties and make Las Vegas the world's most exciting city.

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  • Caesars Palace

    The Brahma Shrine located in the Roman Plaza at Caesars Palace Hotel Casino on The Strip, near the Serendipity Restaurant. It is an authentic replica of one of Thailand's most popular Buddhist shrines. Some facts: - Cast in bronze and plated in gold - Weighs more than 8,000 pounds - 14 feet high - Formally dedicated on February 5, 1984 under...

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