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Going to Vegas. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mpcincal, May 21, 2009.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Well, just made my reservations to go Las Vegas for my vacation week in July. I was there a couple years ago with my Dad, and that was the first time I was there since I was a kid.

    This is my first time taking the trip solo and I'll be spending most of the time at or near the strip (two different hotels) and getting acquainted with what it has to offer.

    I'm looking for suggestions on stuff to do outside the casinos, and even outside the strip, since I've got three whole days. I'll be doing some gambling, obviously, but want to pace myself so I don't end up blowing my budget in a day and a half. I'm also planning to take in a 51s game since their in town that week and then check out the Fremont Street Experience.

    If anyone who has ideas on stuff to do/see in the area, I'd love to hear them. If it's something that's away from the strip that would be cool. I'm going to do a little driving around the day I switch hotels, since check-in time won't be until the afternoon.

    Oh, and, umm, any recommendations on strip clubs would be appreciated also. Thanks.

    P.S. Yes, I know it's going to be scorching in July. I'll deal with it.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    All the strip clubs are closed in July. Didn't you know that?
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I've been to Vegas in July. It's not that bad. That line about dry heat is true. Once I left when it was 115 in Vegas. I stepped off the plane back in the South and it was 92 with 80 percent humidity. I was ready to head back to the 115. Drink plenty of water during the day, you'll be fine.

    Drive to Red Rock Canyon or Mount Charleston. Go take the damn dam tour, but don't ask where the bait shop is located.

    Lounge by the pool. Visit the pools at some other hotels like the Rio, Moorea Beach Club at Mandalay Bay or Caeser's.

    Why are you staying at two different hotels during your trip?

    (And avoid Scores in favor of Spearmint Rhino.)
  4. RecentAZgrad

    RecentAZgrad Active Member

    $5 craps tables. My buddies and I spent all night around the tables over March Madness.
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Maine lobster pot pie at Michael Mina.

  6. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Got comped for two nights at Harrah's, and then found a good deal at Stratosphere, so I decided to take both up on their offers.
  7. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    (.)(.) = ;D?
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    You've only got three days. Do not waste valuable time with activities that don't involve drinking and gambling.
    If you want to go to the coolest bar in town, hit the Double Down Saloon.

  9. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Poker. Sleep. Shower. Eat.

  10. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    Strippers. Maybe some poker.
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Spearmint Rhino. Ask for Kitty.
  12. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    If you have dinner at Piero's, might run into Tark, but you will certainly have a good Osso Bucco.

    And for entertainment, try Sapphire club. Or so I've heard.
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