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What not to miss off-strip?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by wandawoman, Feb 22, 2014.

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  1. wandawoman

    wandawoman Tourist

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    My husband and are are staying at MGM at end of March for 4 nights. We have rented a car while we are there and will be taking a day trip to Valley of Fire and plan on hitting Fremont Street. What else should we check out off-strip since have a car? Any off-strip restaurant recommendations or other sights to take in? We are early 40's and this is our third trip to Vegas. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Iu25

    Iu25 High-Roller

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    Depending on how much time you like to gamble, the stuff you have set up sounds about right for a 4 night trip. Since I only get out there once a year, I like to gamble alot while I am out there, we have done Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon but those were on weeklong trips. When I am there for 3-4 nights I try to keep close to the strip and downtown, but sooner or later I have to get out to Red Rock and the Valley of Fire! Enjoy, sounds like alot of fun!
     
  3. AndyAkeko

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    Studio B Buffet at the M Resort for dinner (at least Monday through Thursday, the prices are 50% higher on the weekend), probably the best overall value for a buffet, though only one of you will be able to take advantage of the unlimited beer and wine. You could combine this with a shopping trip to Primm, which is about another 30 minute drive south.

    And if you spent any of your teenage years in an arcade, the Pinball Hall of Fame is a must-visit and only a mile-and-a-half east from the MGM on Tropicana.
     
  4. jackincols

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    If you'd like a nice early morning breakfast before you head to Valley of Fire (great place), I heartily tout the Black Bear Diner. A high school buddy that's lived in Vegas 15 yrs. took me out once and it's become a must do every trip.

    It would be right on your way to V o F via the outerbelt, on W. Tropicana, just past Jones Blvd. intersection on the right.

    You can check their menu here. Reasonably priced and friendly staff/franchise owner. He's there almost every morning greeting guests.

    http://blackbeardiner.com/location/nevada/lasvegas/
     
  5. wpete

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    Hoover Dam is about an hour drive from Vegas. If you've never seen it I recommend it. Take a tour. I think they offer 2 different tours, 15 and 30 bucks. Parking is around 10 bucks. It's a good way kill half a day. You can hit the Railroad Pass Casino and/or Green Valley Ranch on the way back.
     
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