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First pre-trip report

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by dfense072, Mar 28, 2003.

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  1. dfense072

    dfense072 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Finally...it's T-1 until the fiancee and I finally touch down in sunny Las Vegas! This will be our first trip since joining T2V (fifth overall). I'm not promising anything Hurricane Mikey in quality or content, but I'll give a full trip report when we get back home.

    - Staying five, mostly-comped nights at Rio
    - Renting a compact through Thrifty for $119 w/tax(hoping to avoid the nightmares I've read about them online, signed up for their Blue Chip prog.)
    - Driving out to Red Rock Canyon one day
    - Checking out the Scintas, and Penn & Teller if the gambling gods are kind to us :confused:
    - Making the pilgrimage to good 'ol Downtown, hopefully meeting The Hangman!
    - Drinking 7&7's, Capt & Cokes, and at least one obscene-sized margarita
    - Playing VP & throwing every number possible on a pair of dice, except the one that's between six and eight!
    - Eating at mostly standard-fare restaurants/buffets, probably have at least one "fancy pants" dinner (recommendations?)

    Thanks to everyone for all the great info, hope to put some of it to good use over the next week!

    Jim
     
  2. Coaster Kikky

    Coaster Kikky Tourist

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    If the gambling gods are REALLY good to ya, I've heard excellent things about the restaurant "808" at Caesars Palace. It's mostly about fresh seafood though, so if that's not your bag, it probably wouldn't work.

    Have a great time!
     
  3. milehiman

    milehiman VIP Whale

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    My two cents...

    Seafood - Nobhill at MGM
    Steak - Delmonico's at the Venetian
    Asian - Nobu at Hard Rock
    Italian - Ill Fornaio at NYNY
    Continental - Aureole at Mandalay Bay
     
  4. ryler1

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    We saw Penn & Teller almost four years ago when we were in Vegas and loved them! They asked my husband to volunteer to be in one of their bits & it was hilarious!

    I am anxious to hear how your Thrifty car rental experience goes. I'm renting from them for my trip at the end of April. FYI - I got my hands on a "Best Read Guide" which is one of free las vegas mags with coupons in it that you see all over town. Pick one up at the airport before you head over to Thrifty. There is a coupon in it for $10 off your Thrifty rental (advance reservations required). I also found some good discount codes on rentalcars.com.

    code 9711 = extra 10% off
    code 36ee = free upgrade (this is the one I used) Husband is tall and feels a bit cramped in a compact car. Hope this helps!
     
  5. dfense072

    dfense072 Low-Roller

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    Thanks again for all the tips...also going to try the $20 trick for the first time at check-in, maybe try $10 w/Thrifty...

    Jim
     
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