Las Vegas Travel Guide

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Las Vegas Highlights

  • Pro
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    Gage17 says…

     Great weather, constant party, steaks at 3am, fun people 

  • Con
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    ErinInMD says…

     Nightlife can be expensive (cover charges), all the walking can kill your feet! 

  • In a nutshell
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    HotRodEtte says…

     Vegas is a fabulous place to play, party or just chill--but be prepared to spend the cash! 

Las Vegas Things to Do

  • Fremont Street Experience

    We had taken the city bus to Freemont street and I guess we might have went down there too late. Most of the kiosks were closed - which was probably a blessing in disguise. Also they were doing maintenance on the lights so the middle third of the lights were out. I had been looking forward to seeing the light show since so many friends said it was...

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  • Venetian Hotel - Casino

    For $18 per person, you can enjoy a gondola ride at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Even though I have actually gone on the real gondola in Venice, Italy, I was excited to take my daughter and husband seeing as we were spending a night in Vegas. The inside of the Venetian Hotel and Casino is dramatic, artistic and exciting. The water way...

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  • Treasure Island Hotel - Casino

    So, I said, let's go and see the pirate show outside Treasure Island. Fair enough - along come the boats and ....goodness me, what are they wearing? I've never seen pirates looking like that. You know what, I just didn't get it - I certainly didn't like the way that the male stars were lured to their doom by the lap dancing style performers on the...

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Las Vegas Hotels

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Las Vegas Restaurants

  • Luxor Hotel and Casino

    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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  • Stratosphere Hotel and Casino

    I have to admit I came here for the view and for a desert I remember being one of the best I had in my life, chocolate mousse with raspberry sauce, it was heaven.....The restaurant is on the 109th floor and slowly rotates and shows the entire 360 views of Las Vegas. Also you get free entrance to the observation deck. I had very high expectations...

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  • Bellagio Hotel

    It's a very popular place!! The queues are often long with wait times of up to an hour for dinner so you need to be keen! We had breakfast and dinner here while staying at the Bellagio. Both were okay with a pretty fair amount of choice. The dinner queue was really long and it took us just on an hour to get to the front of the queue and have our...

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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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  • Rain and Ghost Bar

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  • Freemont 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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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

    I have never been to one of these stores and I hear about them all the time from my friends. So since we needed to do some Christmas shopping at the time, we ventured in. What is unique about this Fry's is the store front. It has a slot machine and it makes a very distinctive sound..lol. I was overwhelmed by its enormous building and how much it...

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  • Forum Caesars Palace

    The Forum Shops has the best selection of high-end, designer shops in Vegas. Designed to look like a Roman street, the ceilings darken and lighten to simulate day and night. Several "piazzas" highlight fountains and beautiful decor. When entering the shops from the parking garage, you'll have to walk through a small portion of the casino. If...

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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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  • Beautiful / Intriguing / Wierd

    again, I'm an avid collector of Shot Glasses of all kinds and types and on a revisit to las vegas and staying at the Encore, I must have one of their souvenir Items which are the shot glass. They have assorted shot glasses where you could buy them at the assorted shops at the encore and depends on the design, they will cost between $ 5.99 each...

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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

    Ive been a resident of Sin City for 27 years. Ive lived from one end to the other, from nice places to killing fields and i feel the need to let you in on where to go and where NOT to. Im only covering that part in this review. The city is weird, its a patchwork of nice neighborhoods and bad ones checkerboarding amongst eachother, but some areas...

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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sun / Heat Protection

    weather in las vegas can be extreme like in any deserts. it can be really hot in the day and somewhat cold in the night so if you are walking around the vegas area during the day, bring sunglasses to protect you from the glare and sunblock so that you'r skin will not get sunburned moreso if you are taking a dip from the various swimming pools in...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • Gambling / Betting

    I walked through the Stardust hotel when my husband had to work and was surprised that not only do they have the usual gambling things like slot machines, card tables, but huge screens and monitors watch horse racing, and car racing which people can bet on.

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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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  • Paris Hotel/Casino

    Hotel Paris has re-creation of the another world-famous Paris landmark - Alexander III Bridge. A replica of the Pont Alexandre III passes above the slot machines from one leg of the replica Tour Eiffel tower to the eastern wall of the casino. The real Pont Alexandre III is a the most extravagant bridge in Paris. This arch bridge connecting the...

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