So definitely new here. I'm planning a trip to Vegas for February (Mon-Wed) for my birthday. This will be my third trip to vegas and none of my traveling companions (3 friends) have ever been here. I stumbled across this site as I was trying to google up interesting things to do. There's so much on here that I hardly know where to start. A lot of this trip is going to be stuff they want to do, because as it's there first trip and we all have relatively similar tastes I'm willing to sacrifice a little to make it special for them. I don't know if this is where I'm supposed to post it, but I have a few questions and am open to any tips or if I'm posting this on the wrong board a redirect to a more appropriate place... Just a little bit about me and Vegas... My previous two trips I stayed in a timeshare off the strip, went to marquee twice, gambled very little, but made an effort to walk through every hotel and went to Cheetah's strip club. The second trip I stayed in the quad last May. I did a lot of gambling, saw sin city comedy, and did a “club crawl” (which kinda sucked). This time so far... I've booked the Tower Spa Suite in the MGM... Reading around it's not the nicest room, but it'll be nicer than anywhere I've been in Vegas and I'm sure my friends will like it. The location isn't the best, as like I'm sure most do, I prefer the central location, but I do like the MGM and I'm kinda excited about a decent room. Is there any way I can get a room with a balcony (don't know if they have any), a smoking room, or a room with a good view? Or is that all random? Our basic itinerary so far is check in, gambling, the Help show (Beatles tribute show) on Monday, and my friend was saying that he wanted to go to a club that's supposed to be on a rooftop. Don't know where that is, but I'm gonna try and track it down. None of us are club people and I'd rather see Jersey boys, but this is sort of my friends day and those are what they want to do. On Tuesday all we really have planned is the Spearmint rhino. That's where I wanted to go for my birthday, as my uncle said its the best strip club in vegas, but I'm open to other suggestions. We're looking for more to do on Tuesday and restaurants we can eat at. The only current idea for food is heart attack grill. I'd be interested in a nicer, but not rich steak house to go to if you have a suggestions. Right now looking at Craftsteak. Are they good? Can I just order a steak and a drink or will they get pissy if you don't get appetizers. As far as gambling goes I don't plan to spend a whole lot, but playing against a simulated dealer I can usually make a decent amount of money. I can count through two decks in about a minute-a minute and a half perfect every time and don't lose the count in multi deck games either. Is it worth it to try and make a few bucks or should I just run basic strategy or play craps/roulette. Don't want to come home with a broken arm >_> Just so you know our basic budget, I think I'm gonna try and bring 1500 (after plane and hotel) one guy 1000 and two guys around 700. We want to have a good time, but are defintiely on a budget. I'm trying to feel rich without being rich. Random questions. I've heard from some people that rewards cards are scams and some people say they're great, is there anything I should sign up for? I'm trying to be the “vegas expert” of the group like I'm supposed to be, but I dont' know all that much. Any suggestions or redirects to the correct board would be great. I love Vegas, I love the drinking, I love the smoking, I love the debauchery. I love tipping everyone. I love being in old casinos and pretending the mobs running it lol. I'm excited to be going back and plan to stay on this forum until I am a vegas expert! Sorry if this post was too damn long >_> Lastly I don't think we made it clear enough. We're really here to party, at least at night. We're all 21-23 range (me being the 2nd oldest for my 23rd bday and the youngest being 21 and 2 months at the time of the trip). We want to drink, see boobs, and have a lot of fun. I would love a nice meal, see a nice show, or see something touristy, but at the end of the day it's kinda a trip that give us an excuse to drink too much. So you can keep that in mind during any tips and that'd be great.