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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Stevie76, Jul 18, 2012.

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  1. Stevie76

    Stevie76 Newbie

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    Hi all heading to viva las Vegas in 2 weeks heard all sorts of stuff but this is the best site to come on looking for tips n tricks
     
  2. ardee

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    Hi there, Stevie76.

    Welcome to the board. :wave:
     
  3. Stevie76

    Stevie76 Newbie

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    Thanks looking forward to havin a good time
     
  4. captainron62

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    The best advice is to a lot of reading here and ask specific questions. There are plenty of first timer threads you can search out.

    QUick advice, dont over plan, wear comfortable shoes, everything is further away than it looks!

    Time works differently in LV!

    Ha! have fun and drink water!:peace:
     
  5. ButterflyMtn

    ButterflyMtn High-Roller

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    What captain said ^^^^

    This site is great, I just found it a few weeks ago and am HOOKED!
     
  6. BackInVegas

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    Welcome

    I cut and pasted this from another thread that I wrote in.


    Plenty of ways to do Las Vegas on that budget.

    1. Buy a bus pass. Look for posts from Dewey?????? about the bus. It might be $20 bucks for five days or something. Dewey has the scoop. Maybe there is a monthly pass, I don't know.

    2. Walk. A lot. It will be warm in July, so you can easily walk around in shorts and flip flops. The casinos will seem cold so if you get cold, bring a light jacket or light sweater.

    3. Bring comfortable walking shoes. The first three days I would definitely just walk around and bus around and see everything. No gambling. A Las Vegas block equals one mile, that casino that looks close is far, far away.

    4. Don't gamble the first three days. Sure, take a big bet on one of the mega millions slot machines, but don't park your buttocks in a chair. See Vegas.

    5. The Fabulous Las Vegas sign is about a 15 minute walk SOUTH of Mandalay Bay. You will have to cross the busy las vegas BLVD and drivers are pretty dumb by that sign.

    6. Fremont Street Experience. This is old Las Vegas. Take the EXPRESS bus up there. Fremont Street Experience is free, the bus ride up there is not.

    7. Ride the free shuttle buses offered by the casinos. Gold Coast has a shuttle that picks you up at Bills Gambling Hall. Harrah's has a shuttle that picks you up at Ballys' or Harrahs.

    8. The Gold Coast shuttle will take you to the gold coast and from there you can walk and see Rio Casino and Palms Casino.

    9. The Gold Coast shuttle takes you to Orleans Casino. See the Orleans then take the free shuttle back to Bills.

    10. The Harrah's shuttle also takes you to Rio. From there you could walk over and see Gold Coast or Palms Casino.

    11. There are a lot of free things in the casinos to see. Caesars has the animatron statue show. Venetian has the canal and shops. Palazzo has the Live Woman Statue show. The pirate battle out by the TI. The Mirage Volcano. Fremont Street Experience.

    12. Definitely hang out by the pool during the day. Get a tan. Watch the pool parties. Get there early.

    13. Ride the free tram that goes to Excalibur, Luxor, and Mandalay Bay. See the garden area out in front of Mandalay Bay.

    14. There is a monorail on the east side of the strip that goes up and down but that is $10 per day(maybe more), and will dump you off in places far, far away from casinos that you will walk a long ways to get to what you want to see.


    15. You can walk around with liquor if it is in a plastic container. Maybe with a bottle too if you walk out with it.

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    Lots and lots of stuff to do.
     
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  7. Beach Crazy

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    Hi Stevie, welcome aboard. You are one smart cookie to come to this site for info. Glad you could join us. :thumbsup:
     
  8. AJSBRIDE

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    I agree. I just stumbled upon this site last night and even though I have been to Vegas a handful of times, I am learning TONS of things here.

    Welcome!
     
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