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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by WickedWife, Feb 18, 2015.

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  1. WickedWife

    WickedWife Tourist

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    Hi all,

    My husband and I are coming down from Canada in August for our 6th anniversary. I'm clueless about Vegas, but this site has been so helpful!!

    We haven't booked yet but are looking at TI for 4 nights. I like the price. wifi and the in-room fridge. I was looking at the MGM Grand but there is no fridge :(

    We are both around 30 yr old (in shape) and enjoy going out but not so much hanging around the 21 yr old's at clubs. Are there clubs that cater more to our age range or older?

    For shows, my hubby really wants to see Penn and Teller but other than that we don't have any "have to do" shows. Can you suggest any and a good place for a deal on tickets?

    Transportation is a big question. I've read about the buses, taxis, monorail and of course walking, but not sure what the best options are for getting around. We want to see the Fremont St experience, mob museum and visit all the Hotels along the strip. We also need to get Groceries (booze, mix, water, snacks) and not sure if renting a car to go to Walmart is worth it or if we should just take a cab, or go to a different store that's closer.

    I would like to go to Madame Toussade's, Venitian Gondola ride and I think my hubby would probably enjoy some thrill rides. We aren't big gamblers, but have put aside a small amount for some slots or whatever my hubby wants to spend it on, lol.

    I love information so if you have any tips or tricks I would love to hear them. Thanks!
     
  2. sybgal

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    Welcome to the board and good luck planning your anniversary trip!! Read as many TR's as you can to get recommendations.... The Tix 4 Tonite booths are great & can save some $$. There is also a $5 coupon on their site to help with the service charge.

    Most of the big name clubs are filled with the 20 somethings so you may want to look at some smaller places.

    Buses can take you to Freemont if you want to save $$.....we usually do a cab that is quicker.

    There are several big drug stores along the strip where you can buy things for the room....prices aren't too bad, like in the hotels.

    Restaurant.com has certificates to save $$ on nice meals....you can even look at their location and menu on the site.

    Other members will be able to give you good info and suggestions. Have fun!!
     
  3. WickedWife

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    Thank you Sybgal.

    How long does it usually take to get anywhere on the bus? I'm guessing a taxi would get us there substantially faster.

    Thank you for the tips on tix4tonight and the $5 coupon! I will check out restaurants.com too.

    Do the drug stores sell things like apples/bananas? I'm weird and like to try and eat some healthy food while traveling. I had read some people order groceries and have it delivered to their hotel room, has anyone ever done that?
     
  4. Beach Crazy

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    eh Randebutler! LOL No I'm not Canadian but some of my best friends are. :licklips:

    There are several Walgreens along the strip that carry probably everything you are looking for at reasonable prices. If you are staying at TI, there is a Walgreens across the street next to Venetian. I think you will enjoy TI, centrally located and not to big or to small. I prefer to cab it downtown, buses make many stops and it seems to take forever. Whatever you decide to do enjoy your trip and happy anniversary!
     
  5. breanna61

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  6. WickedWife

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    Thank you!! I wasn't sure how much variety the stores on the strip had, this is great to hear. I think we will probably cab to DT, thanks for the time savers!!
     
  7. WickedWife

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    That pass is perfect!! Thank you.

    And the lounge looks like the perfect place for us to relax after a long day of walking/gambling/drinking.
     
  8. Trixi

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    I think whether or not you rent a car is based on how long you will be staying and how many places do you want to check out. It sounds like you want to see quite a bit for your first time (which is a good idea to get an overview for future plans!). If you are staying long enough, maybe a trip out of town to Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam or Lake Mead and the Valley of Fire. Cabs are quite expensive. Look for a good deal on a rental and you will save if you plan to hop all over town.
     
  9. WickedWife

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    Thanks Trixi, I'll keep my eye on the rental rates to see what we can get. The only problem I can see is that I plan to drink my face off this entire trip, but maybe my husband will want to take a day off of the juice and do some driving. :drunk:

    I've waffled over to the Flamingo, because of the awesome views of the strip and the Fountains.

    Got some additional questions for anyone listening; Do you think we will NEED wifi in our hotel? Flamingo wifi is an extra $15 per device, per day! And I'd so rather spend that money on the slot machines :) Are there lots of wifi hot spots you can log into throughout Vegas?
     
  10. WickedWife

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    Oh, and do you really need those coupon books? Are they worth the money? Or is it a big PITA trying to go around and use them at different places?
     
  11. WickedWife

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    Another total newbie question:

    I am not big on gambling, I've never actually set foot in a casino other than to watch a show. I keep hearing about "Free Plays" and "Match Plays" and I tried to google them but didn't get much info. Can someone give a gambling virgin some help on what these things mean, and how I can use them to make my trip more fun?
     
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