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Fun things to do mid strip

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by SandsFan, Nov 25, 2012.

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  1. SandsFan

    SandsFan VIP Whale

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    We have a group who will be celebrating my wife's birthday and trying our luck on 12 12 12. We intend to go casino hopping hitting casinos from Planet Hollywood to Casino Royale cross the street and hit the other side on the way back.

    Any suggestions for fun things to do as we move from casino to casino? Big Elvis, Dealertainers, aquarium at Mirage and a few others are on the list.

    Any favorite bars, special drinks, lounge acts, sights, etc. that we should add?

    Appreciate all suggestions

    Thanks
     
  2. TRN

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    I'm sure you'll get a ton of responses to this one :)

    A few ideas come to mind:
    • Fountains at Bellagio
    • Get the Peach Bellini drink while gambling in Bellagio
    • Volcano at Mirage
    • Shop the Miracle Mile shops in PH
    • Shop the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace
    • Check out the Crystals shopping in City Center
    • Take the Eiffel Tower ride to the top at night and enjoy the view
     
  3. floridavegas

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    Cosmo's at The Cosmopolitan in the Bond bar after 10 PM are fun!! DJ / dancing girls after 10... even before that so much fun! LOVE the bartop BJ too!! and the Cosmo's are to die for!!!

    ---- I miss them ---- :cry:
     
  4. boo

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    Check out the view and have a quick drink at Mix @ Mandalay Bay or Voodoo Lounge @ Rio.
     
  5. ButterflyMtn

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    Margaritaville restaurant and casino, Carnival Court for some drinks and dancing, $1 drinks at Casino Royale
     
  6. jhpa

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    Have you considered a game of slot golf? We have done this during several casino crawls, playing one "hole" at each casino. I have done it with 2 people, with 5 people and with 9 people. You can make it as many holes as you want...one hole per casino or more. It gives a focus to the trek - you play a hole, then do some other gambing, do some drinking or sightseeing and then move on. Here are the "rules"

    Slot Golf

    Slot Golf is a game played on slot machines. Like golf, a game consists of “holes” and the winner is the person with the fewest strokes over the course of the game. In slot golf, each “hole” is a turn at a slot machine. A “stroke” is a pull on a slot machine.
    Play goes as follows - for each “hole” the player puts a $10 bill in a slot machine. The payer bets an pre-determined number of credits and pulls the lever. Each pull is considered a stroke.
    • If the player wins one or more credit on the first pull, the player’s score is 1 stroke. The player cashes out, which includes any remaining original credits and whatever was won on the pull. The player registers his score of 1 on the scorecard for the first hole and the amount cashed out is put into the money pot.
    • If the player wins nothing on the first pull, the player repeats the bet and the pull. This continues until the player wins at least one credit. For example, if nothing is won on the first three pulls, and then there is a winner on the fourth pull, the player records a 4 for that hole. Whenever the player wins his first credit on a hole, the player cashes out and adds the money to the pot.
    • This is repeated for 18 holes.
    • All players play the same or identical machines.

    In an ideal game, you play a hole at one casino, do some drinking, maybe gamble (craps, blackjack, video poker, whatever) and then move on to another casino and repeat. After 18 holes, the players are ranked according to their total score, with the winner being the player with the lowest score. The pool of winnings is distributed. Winnings will be divided based on a payout schedule determined by the number of players.
     
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    Take the tram from Bellagio to Aria (or visa-versa)

    This is the coolest little ride - it reminds me of the opening scene of the Jetsons (if you are old enough to remember that show). You are on this monorail weaving among the tall, lit up towers of City Center. Very cool, especially at night.
     
  8. waverunner

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    Fun things to do:

    1. Have pic taken with Jack Sparrow lookalike.

    2. Free duck show in front of Mirage (the area nearest to TI).

    3. Visit Monet exhibit at Bellagio.

    4. Visit Titanic/Bodies exhibition at Luxor.

    5. View waterfalls outside Mandalay Bay.

    6. Take Gondola ride at Venetian.

    7. Purchase a Ferrari at WYNN (lol)
     
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    I beileve the Gondola water is covered up (at least partially) for an ice skating rink...
     
  10. SandsFan

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    thanks for all the great ideas. I hadn't thought of some of them and others I've never heard of so it will be great for my wife and I as well.
     
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