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  • Tree0164
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    Ballys and Paris are great central locations. They just redid most of the rooms over at Ballys and it connects right to the Paris plus there is a walkway over the strip to go to the Belliago.

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  • kri$ten
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    The Bellagio is beautiful! Have you looked at their pics on-line? I love watching the fountain in front...it reminds me of the movie Ocean 11.

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  • sofocused978
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    If you haven't already booked look into the Flamingo aswell. Their GO ROOMS are really nice. It's very affordable and a great central location. I've stayed in Vegas a few times and Flamingo is my fav place to stay. Also don't forget about the $20 trick. First time I went to Vegas I booked a cheap $30/night room at the Flamingo, arrived, slipped the young lady at the desk a $20 bill with my license and credit card and asked if their were any complimentary upgrades. Got put in a new GO ROOM on the 26th floor looking directly at the Bellagio Fountains. Perfect room and view. Stayed at Caesers in December on a comp and hated it. Going back in June and staying at Flamingo again comped for the whole stay.

    Make sure to sign up for Players Cards. I'm no big money gambler, mainly play poker and Harrah's keeps sending me crap in the mail and when I last booked my stay a few weeks ago I could have stayed all Summer for free except for the weekends which were $50 a night. Also remember that splurging for a nice room at the Bellagio or Venetian or where ever isn't really necessary as you prob will only go to your room to sleep.
    Last edited by sofocused978; 02-14-2010, 12:23 PM.

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  • cashqueen
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    I'd go with Bellagio. It's gorgeous! Also, check cheapovegas.com for more information on things to do on a budget.

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  • cheerio
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    I was going to recommend renting a house but u cant beat those prices if they include shipping

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by segmond View Post
    if you don't care about classy rooms, you can get rooms at palace station hotel for around $40 a day. I stayed at howard johnson, right off the strip, but still on las vegas blvd and paid $30 a day. there are so much deals to be had, it's unbelieveable, shop for em.
    Vegas has been greatly impacted by the recession. There are great deals to be had at almost all of the properties. Today, there is no need to go as far as Palace Station for a cheap room. I constantly get e-mails from Harrah's properties to come to Vegas for as little as $20/night right on the strip. I am a Total Rewards member, so my offers might be better than what a non-member would get, but I'm sure cheap rooms are to be had for everyone.

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  • segmond
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    if you don't care about classy rooms, you can get rooms at palace station hotel for around $40 a day. I stayed at howard johnson, right off the strip, but still on las vegas blvd and paid $30 a day. there are so much deals to be had, it's unbelieveable, shop for em.

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  • Mike75
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    I love Vegas

    I have some of the wildest times of my life in Vegas. I simply love this city. It makes even the most boring people feel alive.

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  • snafu
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    We go to escape winter's snow, ice, ghastly driving conditions etc. Don't need to rent a car, just took shuttle between venues. Loved all already mentioned + enjoyed lounge acts, cheap cocktails, lounging at the pool and the interesting people we met from all over the world! Everyone wants to tell you about their unique experience. L-o-v-e-d the sight of seriously old seniors walking outside holding their cup of coins for balance...no fear, no clutching handbags etc.

    Someone encouraged us to take the regular transit bus down the strip to downtown, that was a hoot!

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  • MonkeyMama
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    Agreed.

    & EAT. I think we go to Vegas primarily to eat. I highly recommend the Aladdin's Spice Buffet (though pricey). My spouse likes to gamble, but not me. Though I don't mind playing slots for a while. We mostly walk around to see all the hotels. They all have something flashy to draw people in. & we love Fremont Street as well (at night).

    We live close enough that either flying or driving, we can always do a weekend for under $500. So we tend to go at least every other year.

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by elessar78 View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is there to do aside from gambling and shows to do in Vegas?
    Tons of stuff. Here are some suggestions, in no particular order:

    Visit all of the resorts. Check out each of the major properties like Venetian, Bellagio, New York New York, etc. Between the architecture and decor, shops, dining and art exhibits, you could easily spend a couple of hours at each of them.

    Madame Tussaud's wax museum

    Free shows at many of the hotels

    The Fremont Street experience - a free high-tech light show on a canopy that extends a couple of blocks over Fremont Street. Also, lots of free outdoor entertainment along the street.

    Imax theater at Luxor

    Liberace Museum

    Hoover Dam

    Helicopter tours

    Ethel M chocolate factory tour (and cactus gardens)

    Titanic exhibit at Luxor

    Ride the roller coaster at New York New York

    See the pirate boat show at TI

    Go up in the Eiffel Tower at Paris

    Go up the Stratosphere Tower. More rides when you get to the top.

    See the parade in the sky at the Rio.

    See the lions at MGM.

    See the birds at The Flamingo.

    That's just a quick list. There are tons more things to do. On our last trip, we were there for 5 days with our daughter who was 9 at the time. My wife didn't gamble at all. I only gambled at night after our daughter was in bed. The rest of the time, we were out and about, seeing the sights and having a great time. My daughter would love to go back as we only scratched the surface of all there is to do out there.

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  • ScrimpAndSave
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    Awh, guppy...you are from my area!
    Don't you just love that little airport?! I am going to go from Newark though so I have a direct flight.

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  • guppy
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    I was just in Vegas 1/24 - 1/29 and stayed at the Luxor for 5 nights. For 2 people, flying from ABE (Lehigh Valley Airport in PA) to Vegas w/ 1 stop over each way, and a 3 day powerpass (free admission to hoover dam tour, madame tussauds and a bunch of other places) it came out to $940. Without the 3-day powerpass I think it was around $750 or 800. I used kayak.com which directed me to orbitz.com for the best deal. I would see if you could find any coupon codes. Orbitz gave me an extra $50 dollars off since I spent over a certain amount. The Luxor gave me 2 nights for free since I travelled at a specific time they were offering deals. The Luxor looked very cool from the outside, but the rooms were dated. I didnt mind since I got a great deal, but I don't think I'd stay there in the future. The Bellagio looked absolutely beautiful though, and I think my next stay I'll be going there.

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  • elessar78
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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is there to do aside from gambling and shows to do in Vegas?

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  • ScrimpAndSave
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    Thanks Monkeymama....I was really surprised by how decent the prices were for nonstop airfare and hotel stay. I will be going over spring break...guess it is a good time. Yay!

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