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Need help planning my trip

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Bossplayer21, May 22, 2014.

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  1. Bossplayer21

    Bossplayer21 Low-Roller

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    The majority of times I've been to Vegas, it's always been about non-stop gambling, find enough food to stay alive and getting drunk. This past September with my wife I added in massive amounts of pool time, a couple nice dinners and a show. I want to continue my progression to having a more "well rounded" Vegas trip. Don't get me wrong, i still want to gamble and drink my ass off. But this coming September we are going with another couple. They have been to Vegas before, but they really don't gamble all that much. We might not be a compatible Vegas couple, but Im willing to bend a little a show them a good time, in return they agreed to gamble a little more than they usually do. Ive been nominated the trip coordinator of sorts and want to have a rough list of things we can do at night (some fun bars with music but no cover or clubs), places to have dinner (not too expensive) but offer a great visual experience (maybe roof top or places with views of the strip at night, etc.)

    Truth be told Im not a very good planner. Im looking for the fine people of this board to nominate a few unique or fun places to go.

    Both couples are aged 31-35, fun and generally up for anything
     
  2. Readingfanman

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    Gotta look at doing either Mixx or Top Of The World if you're looking for a unique view really. Don't know if any of you have done it before, but gotta be a good place to start. Carnaval Court might also be a good shout, no view, but a fun vibe.

    Except that, what about something like Slotzilla?
     
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    Well, what a challenge you set for us all, here are some ideas from me

    1) Go to X burlesque at the Flamingo - it is amazing!
    2) take the ladies shopping - the outlet centres North and South have some great bargains
    3) my favourite day on my week's trip last year was to join every slot club downtown. My buddy and I just slowly made our way through, picking up the cards, take in some free slot pay, grabbed a bite to eat, had a drink etc. Free and easy
    4) If your friends don't gamble it might be out of fear - introduce them to the free learn to play table games which various casinos offer in the mornings. it's fun and free
    5) The roller coaster at NYNY is a must!
    6) The Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay is worth a visit
    7) The big wheel at the Linq is now open - that surely has to be on the list
    8) Go to the best show you can afford - I saw Ka and David Copperfield last year - both brilliant in their own way

    I'm running out of ideas here and its all about personal preference, but this board is stuffed full of great info. If you are the planner you do need a plan, so I would recommend just a few key activities so you don't make it too regimented, Vegas as you know is full of surprises, some of the best things just happen.
     
  4. Bossplayer21

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    Thanks for the ideas.

    Im not looking to plan out each hour of the day, just a few highlights I want to make sure we hit while there. What usually happens is we find ourselves overwhelmed with the endless number of possibilities and find ourselves standing on the strip shrugging our shoulders "what do we do next, where do you want to go?"

    When those moments arise I want to go to my bag of tricks so to speak, and say "I know lets go do x, i heard its awesome."
     
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    You're welcome. I hope added to your bag of tricks
     
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    I second the rec for Mix Lounge. We go early, long before the cover charge and crowds kick in. The view is amazing, the bathrooms are a trip, and you can feel fancy and grown up drinking $18 cocktails, LOL. We've taken people there on our last two trips and both times they were very impressed with our insider knowledge. (as it seemed to them, that is). Taking some more newbies there this Tuesday for drinks for my husband's Bday.

    I suggest planning one nice dinner during your trip - perhaps someplace like Mon Ami Gabi where you can hopefully get a view of the fountains. If any of you remotely like Michael Jacksons music, we loved that Cirque show. Absinthe is also a great show and a lot of fun.

    Try to plan only a couple things per day max, so you have some things set in stone but still plenty of time to go where the day (and the drinks, and the tables) take you.
     
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    I checked out Mix lounge on the internet a little this afternoon, has me very intrigued. Do you have to get bottle service if you want a table? a table out on the balcony requires bottle service?

    Wouldn’t mind just showing up without a reservation and have a few drinks, enjoy the view and some music then head elsewhere after a couple hours.
     
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    If you go early-ish (say before 10 PM) you absolutely do not have to do bottle service. I imagine it could vary with which night of the week and all that, but both times we went we just ordered individual cocktails, were able to sit at a booth. First time we sat outside, second time was Dec and chilly so we sat inside. This time we are going a little before sunset (7:30'ish) to get both the daylight and nightime views.

    If you want to go later than that it's possible you could be required to do bottle service to secure a table - I've never stayed past 10 or so.
     
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    Ok because I read that outside seating is for bottle service only guests and most of the tables inside were the same. Glad to know you can go order some drinks and have a place to sit down without having to spend $350 a bottle. I plan on going before 10pm to avoid a cover charge, around 7;30 8pm as you suggested.

    Thank you
     
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    If you like Elvis at all, check out Big Elvis at Harrah's. Its a free afternoon show. We like it a lot. When we were there in November he was in the piano bar, its at the front corner of the casino on The Quad side.
     
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    I would suggest Fremont Street. Free live music, light shows, and cheap drinks. Gambling is cheaper and not as intimidating as can be on the strip. When we are with couples we like to do group gambles where we pool our money and play together. It just makes for more fun if everybody wins.
     
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