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Pre-Trip Plans - Suggestions Welcome

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by BarelyHangingOn, Dec 5, 2015.

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  1. BarelyHangingOn

    BarelyHangingOn Low-Roller

    Nov 16, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Our second trip to Vegas is happening in a couple of days. I thought I would post my plans and welcome and suggestions on things to do or see. I will be interesting to see how it works out.

    Day 1
    - Arrive at Aria and basically find somewhere to eat and stock up on supplies for the room.
    - KA at MGM via My Vegas
    - Tour the Strip and do the Eiffel Tower
    - Just your run of the mill stuff probably play some slots

    Day 2
    - Tour around Caesars Palace we never got there before.
    - See the Auto Collection at the LINQ and have beer or two at TAG
    - See the Flamingos (wifes idea)
    - Lunch at Hexx.
    - Belagio Christmas Display
    - Dinner at Mirage via My Vegas
    - Zipline at Rio and Voodoo Lounge
    - Penn and Teller at the Rio
    - Piano Bar at Harrahs on the way home

    Day 3
    - Mirage Beer Breakfast via My Vegas
    - 9 Holes at TaylorMade Golf - Groupon- I think it's going to be a dog show from some of the reviews I read but my wife likes to golf once a year so it's cheap and won't take too long.
    - Watch Vikings Game at TAPS MGM probably just the first half. My wife can watch me drink and watch football at home.
    - Chandelier Bar and Skating at the Cosmo.
    - Open after that.

    Day 4
    - Car Rental for the Hoover Dam and Shopping at the South Outlet Mall and maybe the Pinball Museum
    - Have some drinks and eats at the Stratosphere
    - Fremont St - last year we ate at the Heart Attack and did the Zipline so I want to check out the casinos and play some cheap craps or blackjack. Check out the bands more and maybe get a Scorpion Shot into me.

    Day 5
    - Not sure what we are going to do just hang around the strip and grab some eats until we have to to the airport

    Any suggestion on anything we should see are welcome. I will try to post some photos when we get back.

    This board has been great with the help and a member even mailed me a few coupons they weren't using. Awesome people.
    3rd Aria Stay Coming Up
  2. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

    Apr 22, 2014
    South Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Wow! That is one PACKED trip. It all sounds wonderful. Hope you can keep up with it all. Truly a wonderful 5 day tour of the City. My only recommendation is to leave early for Hoover Dam. The traffic gets all backed up if you leave after 9:00am and you can end up sitting an extra hour on the road watching your blood pressure rise as you waste your day. I did the trip twice and the best was when we got up to see the sun rise and were on the road at 7:00am with large coffees in hand. Road was wide open and when we were returning about lunch time the road heading to the dam was sooo backed up! Kind of felt sorry for all those people just sitting there while we saw the whole thing, had gotten easy parking and were on our way home for some late afternoon gambling and a nice dinner.
  3. pikabu

    pikabu Low-Roller

    Mar 27, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    What car rental place are you using? Just curious as we are still debating whether to rent a car for a few days or not.
  4. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

    Aug 24, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Eat at Bardot Brasserie and/or Sage. So good and both at Aria.
  5. JoJoR

    JoJoR High-Roller

    Jan 3, 2015
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    If you have the time, check out the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. The Picasso exhibit is really interesting, can go through it with the audio tour in about 45 minutes. The Titanic exhibit at Luxor is also really well done if you're down in that area of the strip.
  6. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

    Nov 17, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I suggest going online before you leave to and narrow down your place to eat to 2-3 places.
    We have a 5 hour flight which makes for about a 7 hour trip total before we get to the hotel.
    By then we are tired and hungry and eager to start enjoying Vegas.
    Trying to decide at that moment can be tough so we always have a game plan and tentative schedule for our first meal.
    Don't want to start the trip with a bad meal.
  7. Cinderella

    Cinderella Newbie

    Dec 6, 2015
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    You can look at Las Vegas Power Passes. Goggle it, you can maybe save some cash

    Hope your trip is great and always best of luck!!
  8. irishdave

    irishdave High-Roller

    Jan 19, 2015
    East Coast
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I think you have too much on there...if you try to do all of that it may turn into a forced march. I'd recommend you prioritize one or two things each day and leave the rest until the next trip, which of course gives you a reason for the next trip!
  9. Danny Vegas

    Danny Vegas Newbie

    Dec 15, 2015
    Las Vegas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hay this is Danny Vegas, one thing I recommend to many visitors is to take some time to do some racing. I recommend Gene Woods Racing Experience.
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