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Our Las Vegas 2008 trip 2nd April - 12th

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by volk1, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. volk1

    volk1 Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    OK this was our 5th year in a row to Vegas, me and my fiancee cant get enough of it.

    Day 1

    Flights with Virgin go smoothly as usual no delays, arrive around 3pm check into MGM have a view that over looks HOOTERS ( Dom and Andy would be proud ) MGM rooms are looking a bit dated now but we still enjoy staying there, booked in for 5 nights. Bit tired after long flight so have quick shower and then out for dinner, ESPN bar for dinner really good prices and good food( Chicken and Ribs quality) and lots of it, Early night in bed by 11am.

    Day 2

    Spend a day round the pool catching the Rays, out for dinner around 8pm and we book the Fix restaurant at Bellagios love the food here and atmosphere. Check out the shops at Bellagios then head to see the fountains outside could spend hours just watching it, Taxi back to MGM fancy some roulette Win $50 then call it a night.

    Day 3

    Buffet breakfast which is around $17 each and fills us up until dinner time, more time around the pool bit busier today as its Friday. As was my fiancees birthday i had booked to see Elton John at Caesars palace very good show and very funny, Dinner at Il Mulino in forum shops a nice little Italian Restaurant we like, then Taxi back to MGM and bed time.

    Day 4

    Family wedding today so catch some rays around the pool then all get dressed and ready for the wedding, as 6 of us 1 taxi cant take all of us, so they offer us a limo for $65 which is for the hour, Wedding goes smoothly limo picks us back up and drops us back at MGM for another $65. All grab something to eat at the mgm Cafe, some more roulettee win another $50 then call it a night.

    Day 5

    Buffet breakfast at the MGM then around the pool again,pool area t the MGM is very big and clean their is 4 pools and a lazy river. BBQ at fiancees cousins house which is around 15 minutes away from the MGM another limo, order a limo to picks us up in the evening and request for a quick drop off at MGM to change clothes and then take us to freemont street, it takes just an hour so we decide to pay driver $80 with a nice little tip, he wants $105 which he says its time and half if you leave local area? we argue the fact its $65 for the hour and im quite confident as when i booked the limo on the phone they told me the $65 for the hour info, so some of our party want to pay the guy what he wants, but i was having none of it, I ask him to phone the office and they agree with me, he apologises and makes some excuse about they keep changing he rules, anyway i tell him he is lucky he got that tip. Dinner at Binnions steak house which is always lovely steak cooked perfectly. Watch th freemont st experience and some local acts, i love freemont st as their always seems to be someting going on, and the atmosphere is terrific. Taxi back to MGM.

    Day 6

    Check out at the MGM and taxi to the Wynn we stayed here last year when we got engaged and it really is a luxurious. Arrive around 1pm and no rooms ready as we are early, they take all details and give us pool passes and arrange to contact us when rooms are ready. Pool around the Wynn is excellent with free bottled water all day long, Check into rooms at around 4pm
    we have the 56th floor which overlooks the strip and you can see almost every hotel on the strip from Treasure island to Mandalay Bay.For Dinner we head to he new Palazzo hotel and dine at the new Grand Lux cafe.

    Day 7
     
  2. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

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    It looks like you did a little of everything; no wonder you enjoy Vegas so much.
     
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  3. volk1

    volk1 Tourist

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    Trip report continued

    Day 7

    Catch more sun around the Wynn pool much more relaxing than the MGM, Head to fashion mall for some shopping and grab a buritto for lunch from the food halls in the mall.
    Dinner at the Fix restaurant in Bellagio, then head over to Pure club in Caesars to meet our friends, massive queue but luckily fiancees cousin has managed to get us on guest list which jumps the queue and no admission charge either. Spend a few hours drinking and go up to the roof terrace take in the views then head back hotel.

    Day 8

    More sun and more shopping then for dinner we had booked a table at House of blues which we loved las year but due to change of menu nothing really appeals to us so we head to somewhere else for dinner, then meet friends at the Mix bar which is at the Hotel at mandalay bay try to charge us for admission but then advise us to get free passes from staff that are handing these out a few yards away, the Mix bar is a lovely place to grab a drink and admire the view.

    Day9

    Afer spending the day around the pool we decide to meet friends at the Espn Bar at the new york new york for dinner, which is a good evening very funny and food exellent( Chicken and ribs ). Head to lounge bar at excalibar for further drinks., then taxi back to the Wynn.

    Day 10

    Last day to top up our tans and relax, head for a walk up the strip manage to get a few hands of Blackjack at Bills gambling hall formerly known as Barbary Coast, reall good atmosphere here with Elvis impersonators singing all day long and $5 blackjack and the cocktail waitress bringing you drinks every 5 minutes it really is a place to visit. For our last day we decide to have a nice romantic meal at the China Grill at Mandalay bay, great food a little pricy but worth the price you pay. Dinner is fantastic with good friendly staff who offer great service, with that the holiday comes to an end... Until the next time.
     
  4. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

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    Wow...I feel "tired" just reading it, but it sounds like a great time!

    And like gmoney said, seems like you did a bit of everything! :)

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. sailor53

    sailor53 Tourist

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    Great report. Nice, rapid fire format. Enjoyed it greatly and thanks for posting! :thumbsup:
     
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