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Posted: October 23, 2019, 9:16 PM Post
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The summer concerts on Freemont are fun though they ended last weekend.


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Posted: October 24, 2019, 8:01 AM Post
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I enjoyed Fremont the first couple of times I went and not so much the last time. The last time it was filled with junkies and people obnoxiously drunk.

One spot to consider is the Neon Lights Museum at night. I took three people that thought it would be lame (it was my idea) and they all enjoyed it.


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Posted: October 24, 2019, 8:29 AM Post
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Other non partying and sports related things that are cheap options and a good chance a wife would enjoy would be the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Basically a big indoor aquarium including small sharks. Possibly the Titanic museum at Luxor as well if your or her are into that history type stuff at all.


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Posted: October 24, 2019, 3:20 PM Post
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I 3rd or 4th Absinthe. We also enjoyed the comedy club. Small setting and had some good laughs. Though, it obviously depends on who is on for the night.

My wife is not a big gambler, so I try to break off one day and play poker/blackjack, but she started to love roulette...I mean, LOVE it. She also liked playing the computerized version of blackjack for 3$ minimum bets. There are a few rooftop spots where you can get a relatively cheep beer and just enjoy the people and the view.

Finally, try to collect all the escort cards. Kidding of course, but I am always amazed that the ground has hundreds of them and then when I wake up at noon the ground is cleared.


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Posted: October 25, 2019, 7:22 AM Post
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My wife and I went to Vegas for our anniversary about 7 or 8 years ago and have now gone every year since. Going again this year towards the end of November. In all the years we have gone, we have only seen one show, Love, thought it was great. We are not really into shows, but have seen Love and really enjoyed it. With all the accolades about Absinthe, we may have to check that one out. To me just walking around an people watching on the strip is enough of a show! I'll also agree with others regarding Freemont street. Wife and I went downtown for the first time a year or two ago and were not that thrilled with it and not planning to back anytime soon.

Some interesting things mentioned on here that I was not aware of. One thing that I don't think I saw mentioned were the trams. There are few free trams on the west side of the strip. One that runs from Ex Calibur to The Mirage. Also one that runs from MGM Park to the Mirage. On the East side of the strip there is a tram that runs all the way from MGM Grand to the Sahara that is you have to pay for but it's reasonable.

One of the places we like to go to at night is Carnival Court, located just outside of Harrah's. Cheap cover (free if you get there early enough, otherwise I think it $5), casual, and on Friday's and Saturday's they have a house band called Mr and Mrs Smith that is pretty entertaining. Bartenders do a lot of entertaining things as well (bottle flipping, walking on the bar giving shots, etc). Mixed drinks are not cheap though. We also discovered a really cool band, David Perrico Pop Strings Orchestra, at Cleopatra's barge in Cesar's Palace. I forgot what the cover was and again drinks are not cheap but I thought it was well worth it. Large band (18 members?) with horns and string section.


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Posted: October 27, 2019, 11:57 PM Post
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My wife and I went to Vegas for our anniversary about 7 or 8 years ago and have now gone every year since. Going again this year towards the end of November. In all the years we have gone, we have only seen one show, Love, thought it was great. We are not really into shows, but have seen Love and really enjoyed it. With all the accolades about Absinthe, we may have to check that one out. To me just walking around an people watching on the strip is enough of a show! I'll also agree with others regarding Freemont street. Wife and I went downtown for the first time a year or two ago and were not that thrilled with it and not planning to back anytime soon.

Some interesting things mentioned on here that I was not aware of. One thing that I don't think I saw mentioned were the trams. There are few free trams on the west side of the strip. One that runs from Ex Calibur to The Mirage. Also one that runs from MGM Park to the Mirage. On the East side of the strip there is a tram that runs all the way from MGM Grand to the Sahara that is you have to pay for but it's reasonable.


These teams you mention are misleading. There’s the Monorail from MGM Grand to Sahara. There’s the tram connecting Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur. One links Aria, Vdara, and Bellagio. And lastly one links Mirage and TI.


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Posted: October 28, 2019, 6:08 AM Post
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Vegas has the best people-watching experience there is. I just enjoy watching the weirdness of that place.

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Posted: October 28, 2019, 7:59 AM Post
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Patrick425 said:
My wife and I went to Vegas for our anniversary about 7 or 8 years ago and have now gone every year since. Going again this year towards the end of November. In all the years we have gone, we have only seen one show, Love, thought it was great. We are not really into shows, but have seen Love and really enjoyed it. With all the accolades about Absinthe, we may have to check that one out. To me just walking around an people watching on the strip is enough of a show! I'll also agree with others regarding Freemont street. Wife and I went downtown for the first time a year or two ago and were not that thrilled with it and not planning to back anytime soon.

Some interesting things mentioned on here that I was not aware of. One thing that I don't think I saw mentioned were the trams. There are few free trams on the west side of the strip. One that runs from Ex Calibur to The Mirage. Also one that runs from MGM Park to the Mirage. On the East side of the strip there is a tram that runs all the way from MGM Grand to the Sahara that is you have to pay for but it's reasonable.


These teams you mention are misleading. There’s the Monorail from MGM Grand to Sahara. There’s the tram connecting Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur. One links Aria, Vdara, and Bellagio. And lastly one links Mirage and TI.


Oh Yeah, I said Mirage instead of Mandalay Bay. The one tram goes from Excalibur to Mandalay Bay. Sorry about that.


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Posted: October 28, 2019, 9:31 AM Post
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Important to note that there is an In N Out burger in the Linq Hotel.

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Posted: October 28, 2019, 11:58 AM Post
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The only advice I can give is the buffet at the Wynn is amazing, and if you go at about 2:30 and plan to stay for a couple hours, you can get both Lunch and dinner fares.

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Posted: October 28, 2019, 6:44 PM Post
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Important to note that there is an In N Out burger in the Linq Hotel.

And an Earl of Sandwich in Planet Hollywood and Caesar's. The Original 1762 might be the best sandwich I have ever had.

I haven't been to Las Vegas in at least five years. Curious as to what rooftop bars have been built since then; I know of the ones at the nightclubs in the Cosmopolitan and Palms and the one at the Polo Towers. For watching games, I'm a fan of Blondie's Sports Bar in Planet Hollywood. Can't place bets there, but it's a good ol' sports bar.

Just remember, if you want to walk from one casino to another, make sure you have really comfortable shoes. They're a lot farther apart than they look.


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Posted: October 28, 2019, 8:02 PM Post
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homer said:
Important to note that there is an In N Out burger in the Linq Hotel.


People hate me around here but In N Out sucks!


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Posted: October 30, 2019, 8:54 AM Post
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I haven't been to Las Vegas in at least five years. Curious as to what rooftop bars have been built since then; I know of the ones at the nightclubs in the Cosmopolitan and Palms and the one at the Polo Towers.


The one on top of the Palms is called the Voodoo Lounge (or at least it used to be). My wife and I use to make that place one of our nights out because you could dress casually and it was an awesome view of Vegas. We have not gone there the last two years, but our MO would be to go to the bar that was on the Casino floor near the elevator you take to get to the nightclub. For several years in a row it would always be the same bartender and we would strike up a conversation with him. Eventually he would slip us a "coupon" that would allow my wife in the club with no cover charge. So, we only had to pay my cover charge which was 20 or 30 bucks. However, I think the last time we did this, he said he did not have any coupons available. So, that may be why we have not gone in the past few years. That plus, if the weather is colder than normal, it can be pretty chilly up there (even with heaters on). Also, most of these types of places have no seating unless you want to pay extra for the "champagne or bottle" service. Seems like of silly to do if you are just a couple and not a larger group.


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Posted: October 31, 2019, 10:42 PM Post
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homer said:
Important to note that there is an In N Out burger in the Linq Hotel.


People hate me around here but In N Out sucks!


In N Out burgers are awesome, but their fries are awful. Shakes are mediocre. Good coke carbonation though


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Posted: November 02, 2019, 6:47 AM Post
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If you have a rental car and you like hiking there is an amazing hike to hot springs near the hoover dam. You are going at a perfect time to enjoy sitting in the hot springs. There are a few spots where you have to use some existing ropes so you need to be in fair shape but it's amazing. It's called Gold Strike Canyon and it starts at the base of the new(ish) overpass bridge for the Hoover Dam (The Pat Tillman Bridge). You should be able to use Google to find the trailhead and some information about the hike. When we first hiked it maybe 15 years ago there was literally never anyone there but the internet has made it more popular but it's still pretty quiet. I've done the hike maybe 10 times and loved it every time. I recommend walking past the hotsprings all the way to the river where you get an awesome view of the bridge. The hike takes maybe 4 hours round trip with some soaking time. I also recommend Red Rock Canyon as an easy to get to place to see some really cool dessert scenes and do some hiking if you enjoy that kind of thing.


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