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First trip to Vegas 7/26 ...it was WONDERFUL :)

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by herb, Jul 29, 2004.

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  1. herb

    herb Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    First and foremost thanks to this message board for the many hints in making our first visit to Vegas so wonderful.

    We flew JetBlue non-stop from NYC to Vegas. Great flight with DirectTV to keep us busy.

    Upon arrival we used the airport-hotel shuttle and it wasn't long before we arrived at our hotel TI - Treasure Island.

    It seems that the only "theme" left to this hotel is from the outside where they have the old pirate ships and the old Bucaneer village. Inside, only the entrance way has some pirate/bucaneer theme left. Otherwise it was a very nice hotel. Check in was not too long. (We've been to Disney...now that's a long check in line!!) Our room was on the 9th floor with a beautiful view of the Strip facing the Paris Hotel. Especially at night it was nice to look out the window.
    I was surprised at first at how small the pool was, compared to the size of the hotel. All in all the pool was never packed and there were always plenty of chairs when we went, in late afternoon. I suppose people don't make swimming in the pools a priority when visiting Las Vegas [​IMG]
    We are not gamblers, but we spent some time at the slot machines. We did eat at Canter's deli...very good. The buffet "Dishes" will open in Fall. We ate dinner one evening at the Mirage's new buffet...Cravings. The food was good. $20 pp.

    We spent our time in Las Vegas "hotel-hopping". The Las Vegas Strip reminded me of Epcot Center with casinos [​IMG] I was particularly impressed with Paris and NY,NY.
    We found the best buffet breakfast to be at the Paris Hotel! EXCELLENT... We enjoyed the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower. The ride up was more hair-raising than walking around once you get up there.

    The monorail is up and running. We did use it during our stay. It saved us some wear and tear on our feet.

    We had tickets to MYSTERE...what a great show. Loved the "baby"!! [​IMG]

    One evening we went to Freemont Street. We took the monorail to the Sahara and then a taxi to Freemont. You have to travel through some "unsavory neighborhoods" to get to Freemont. (Glad we didn't walk) Freemont St. was nice to see at night with all the lights etc. but during the day I have no idea what guests who stay there do...besides gambling.

    We had a wonderful time in Las Vegas. The main thing to remember is that you don't have to be an avid gambler in order to have a great time. If you're planing on going, have fun... and drink lots of water while you're there...it's DRY HEAT.
     
  2. doctor_al

    doctor_al VIP Whale

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    Sounds like a good trip, herb. What do you do during the day downtown? Walk around in the filtered light coming through the canopy, or sneak into the Plaza pool area. Get a drink and sit out on Fitzgerald's balcony. Or, as you say, drink and gamble - that's good too. ;)
     
  3. RossW

    RossW North of the 49th

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    Herb,

    Sounds like you did Las Vegas right. You're probably figuring now when your next trip will be and what different hotel to try.
    I remember a comment Bazootch said in a post to a Vegas newbie... welcome to the fold [​IMG]
    Glad you had a nice trip. It is quite a place isn't it... [​IMG]
     
  4. vikkign

    vikkign Tourist

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    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Enoyed your report. I always start planning my next trip as soon as I get home. [​IMG]
     
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