Las Vegas tips?

FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 2,642 Captain
Lora and I are doing Vegas for the first time and would appreciate input from those of you who have been.  We aren't gamblers.   We're going for the experience and because once a year, we try to go somewhere we have never been.  I'd imagine we will do one of the Cirque shows and take a day tour to Hoover dam.  Fountains at The Bellagio for sure.  We are staying at The Luxor and I plan to get us metro passes so we dont have to rent a car or Uber/Lyft everywhere.

Any and all advice is appreciated.   We will be there from the 23rd through 28th.
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  • amada8amada8 Posts: 773 Officer
    LOL...have fun.  Since every time I hit Vegas I live at the poker tables, I have no advice.  Does the sun even rise in NV?  Kidding aside, the World Series of poker runs for a bit longer into July so the Aria will be hopping.

    I will ask....are you going soon?  Summer in Vegas is a scorcher.  Dry heat, yes.  But heat like an oven is still hot.  Limit outdoor time like walking, sitting or casting a line into all the swimming pools you see.  You WILL bake.
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 2,642 Captain
    We've been to Phoenix and the Grand Canyon,  so we know about sweat evaporating even before it has formed well.  We will stay hydrated.  July 23-28 are our dates.  Neither of us want to end up wit heat stroke.  We will spend as little time in the heat as possible I seem to remember calling you once, Dave, when you were in Vegas and had just won $800 at the blackjack table.   Of course the call was to tell you we had a septic tank issue on River Road.  😎😂

    It ended up being a $75 service call, so you were still $725 to the good that Monday. 
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  • JKPJKP Posts: 2,874 Captain
    Best advice I can offer is rent a car and drive to SW Utah. Lots of cool stuff to see and do there!

    Vegas has turned into a huge mall with casinos mixed in. This time of year you get the added bonus of the heat. 
  • tapatetapate Posts: 5,202 Admiral
    Pool time I would think would be interesting and entertaining 
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 1,232 Moderator
    tapate said:
    Pool time I would think would be interesting and entertaining 

    He's going to be with his wife pate.!!
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  • BigfootBigfoot Posts: 9,372 Admiral
    Wife and I rode horses across Red Rock Mtn  - one of the coolest things I've done....

    Not to expensive either.    
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  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 3,556 Captain
    tapate said:
    Pool time I would think would be interesting and entertaining 

    He's going to be with his wife pate.!!
    Well, that will eliminate a side trip to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch.
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  • The MelManThe MelMan Posts: 3,615 Captain
    JKP said:
    Best advice I can offer is rent a car and drive to SW Utah. Lots of cool stuff to see and do there!

    Vegas has turned into a huge mall with casinos mixed in. This time of year you get the added bonus of the heat. 
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  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,288 Captain
    tapate said:
    Pool time I would think would be interesting and entertaining 

    He's going to be with his wife pate.!!
    There will be entertainment for her there too!   >:)
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  • CranfieldCranfield Posts: 1,299 Officer
    Have a great trip, my advice would be to pre book any shows/events,etc you particularly want to see. Friends tell me that its almost impossible to get "walk-in" seats.
    Don't try to do try to do too much in 5 days, it could end up like Wacky Races. :)
  • MulletMullet Posts: 2,213 Moderator
    Freemont street is a blast. Bootleg canyon ziplines is a must(longest/fastest in the u.s.)
  • kgfisherkgfisher Posts: 585 Officer
    Been there too many times to count for work shows. The Luxor is a decent place but the Mandalay Bay right next door has a bunch of nice restaurants, shops and even an aquarium. If you want cool martinis go check out Red Square in Mandalay - it's a cold war Russia themed bar, pretty unique. Luxor did have a Titantic exhibit there also, not sure if it's still there. You'll need to walk the strip at night just to stare at the all the crazies, it's part of the experience. Hit the fountains at Bellagio for sure, pretty fun to watch. Downtown Freemont street area is pretty cool also. Lots of street activities and the original casinos that started Vegas. If you can get out for a day we loved Valley of Fire State Park about 50 miles out into the desert. Might be a bit toasty for that in July though. I would think the pool scenes there would be worthwhile. Mandalay has a very large pool that you can buy day passes for I think. Have fun and watch out for the "dry" heat, lol.
     
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  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 9,354 Moderator
    Wear your walking shoes when using the mono rail. It drops you at the rear of the casinos. Heck of a walk to get to the street and the next casino to sight see. Tour at the dam is pretty cool.
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  • beerfishbeerfish Posts: 228 Deckhand
    -You can check out www.tix4tonight.com on the day of shows and get some good deals.
    -sign up for a Mlife card and charge everything to the room, at the end of your stay they will usually remove some of the charges (even if you only gamble a small amount on the slots)
    -nothing is cheap in Vegas, but Freemont area will have cheaper drinks than on the strip.  
    -not sure if you plan on going to any "clubs" but you can get guest listed for free at http://www.freevegasclubpasses.com/  If you are looking for low(er) key, you are right next door to Foundation Room, which has some of the best views in Vegas.
    -maybe a gondola ride at the Ventian? 
    -lots of cool shops for the wife by Aria/Cosmo
    -volcano at The Mirage

  • tapatetapate Posts: 5,202 Admiral
    For killer Italian without the lines by Roma Deli. 
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 2,642 Captain
    Thank you guys, for all the advice!
    Proverbs 13:3
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 2,642 Captain
    edited July 19 #18
    Vegas bound Monday and staying til Saturday.  Got our passes for the monorail to get up and down the strip, signed up for M Life card, have put times for all the free shows in my phone!

    Got a hook-up (daughter-in-law's friend works in Vegas) on some tickets to LOVE by Cirque du Soleil - The Beatles' music - for half of face value.  Scheduled a fly-in over Hoover Dam and Lake Meade to the Grand Canyon for a landing and lunch, and the zoomline over Fremont Street one night.  We're taking vacation and acting like tourists.  Don't know if we'll ever get back there.

    My one disappointment is that Penn and Teller are not performing right now.  One of them is recovering from surgery according to my daughter-in-law's friend who works for the Ceasar's properties.

    I'm sure there will be more that we do - including too much eating - but, as recommended, I don't want to OVER do it.
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  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 1,232 Moderator
    It is a place of excess. Go and enjoy. You can pay the price when you return. :)
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  • tapatetapate Posts: 5,202 Admiral
    edited July 19 #20
    tapate said:
    For killer Italian without the lines by Roma Deli. 
    My boss who goes once or twice a year and he loves this place- if you don’t see what you want on the menu, they can make it from scratch at your request 

    forgot to post this detail
  • MulletMullet Posts: 2,213 Moderator
    The zip line at Freemont pales to Flightlinz at bootleg.   1.5 miles of zip-lines, you’ll descend thousands of feet down the mountain and reach speeds of up to 65 mph





  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 2,642 Captain
    That looks like great fun, but I'd have to do it alone. B)
    Proverbs 13:3
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