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Are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Barbara Moore, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Barbara Moore

    Barbara Moore Tourist

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    While in Vegas in December wondering if it is worth the trip to go downtown to Fremont Strret. Also is it worth it to go to Resort World to check it out. Last question is the Bellagio buffet. Is it worth going to ? Thanks
     
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    Fremont: Yes
    Resorts World: Yes
    Bellagio Buffet: Not if you're paying for it
     
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  3. Brandt

    Brandt Low-Roller

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    These are really personal preferences. Lots of people love these places, many don't
     
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    Do you like buffets? Do you want a giant meal where you try lots of good but not amazing food? Personally, I prefer to go spend $50 on a good restaurant over something like the Bellagio buffet, but I know it is an experience that some people like.

    Can't comment on RW.

    Fremont...it's worth seeing if you've never been, although if you hate loud music, you should assume you'll be in the casinos most of the time
     
  5. Barbara Moore

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    I’ve been to Fremont Street many times just never around Christmas time. Was wondering if their decorations were worth the trip.
     
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    RW, definitely, it’s new. Downtown isn’t for everyone, but I think it’s something you should experience once. The Bellagio buffet depends on whether you like paying a high price for a buffet and waiting in a long line. Personally I think it’s overrated.
     
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    I honestly may have missed them in the past, and it's been years since I've been to Fremont around Christmas, but I don't remember ever seeing decorations there.
     
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    YMMV, but IMHO

    Downtown - just to say that you have seen "the REAL Las Vegas"
    Fremont Street - After dark just to see it once
    Resorts World - Yes
    Bellagio Buffet - It depends on if you're a fan of buffets. IMHO, it's in the top three of the Tier 2 buffets.

    Unless you're like my gambling degenerate next-door neighbors, who I took to a nice dinner at Andiamo's and afterwards, when I invited them on a stroll down Fremont St., the wife declined to play slots at the D and while the husband and I walked down to Golden Gate, I excused myself to go to the bathroom, and when I came out, I found that he had broken $100 at a Blackjack table. At that point, I just verified our meeting time and walked back to the D. Sheesh!!
     
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    Yep. Some would LOVE doing all three.

    Best answer ever.
     
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  10. The Rumor

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    it's not like the Strip.
     
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    RW is worth checking out, though there are a lot of differing opinions on the place. Same for Downtown, it's cool to see at least once, but I don't go out of my way for it. As far as buffets, I used to absolutely love the Bellagio one, I just am not really up for buffets anymore. I'd say it's a notch below Wicked Spoon or Bacchanal, but in the upper echelon of Vegas buffets.
     
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    Ask 50 people, you will get 50 answers.

    My answers:

    Fremont St? Went once in 1994, have never felt the need to return.

    Bellagio Buffet? Not interested. Maybe if it was free, there was no line, and I was ravenous—but I wouldn’t go out of my way for any buffet.

    Resorts World? Yes please, I need to see the latest and greatest for myself, even if just to prove I’m not missing out.
     
  13. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    As for downtown and RW, a big part of travel is not doing the same-old, same-old, so if you haven't seen them ...
     
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    Ken snatched the words right out of my mouth. I've only stayed on the strip once in the last 25 years, but have always checked out the new places. Seeing hat's new to you is part of what makes travel memorable. Who knows, you may find something you like.
    DT should be on your list too. Down there you can visit five casinos in the time it takes to go from one to another on the strip. Gambling is better too.
    I'm not a buffet person so you'll have to make the call. If you do like them, you probably won't be disappointed.
     
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    Fremont Street is definitely worth checking out at least once. Especially in the evening with the canopy shows going on.
     
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    Downtown is absolutely worth it. Most of my trips now are 66% downtown and one the "strip" I generally stay at outliers like Rio or The Orleans. The strip is crowded, expensive, annoying and overrated in my eyes and if you came to gamble and play video poker then you're foolish for not being downtown.
     
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    It sounds like you are considering going to FSE to see Christmas decorations. If that's the case. don't bother making a special trip downtown. Really, neither the strip and downtown have great Christmas decorations anymore. 15 years ago, they made it feel festive. now, blah.

    We were in Vegas the beginning of July and didn't bother going to check out Resorts World. We haven't really felt the need to check out any new Vegas resort in years. Without the over-the-top themes of the past, they're just nice hotels.

    Never have eaten at the Bellagio buffet. If you like free bread, it seems like the place to be!

     
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    • Absolutely, it's worth visiting downtown (Fremont St.) for any visitor to Las Vegas. The properties are smaller and much, much closer together. In the evening, the canopy's light & sound show is a must. I give the "downtowners" grief, but the fact is, it's safe, well-lit and fun being downtown.
    • I couldn't imagine a trip into Las Vegas right now that wouldn't include a swing by the north strip to see what almost $5 billion builds. I'm planning on being in town in 2 weeks and will definitely check-out Resorts World. I've already watched several video walk-thrus on YouTube. Still undergoing a lot of finishing touches, several restaurants/bars and shops have yet to open, but most of the property is going great guns. Would love to hear what you think about it after a visit.
    • I think Bellagio has a fine buffet. In fact, I've often said that if I could only take a new Vegas visitor to one-(1) property in town to provide them the full "Vegas experience" it would be Bellagio and that includes their buffet, which is an integral part of the "Vegas experience."
    Bottom line is I think you'd enjoy each of the three-(3) experiences you've asked about. Las Vegas is so much more than sitting at a gaming machine/table for 14 hours (or more) a day.
     
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    Fremont - meh, casinos were ok, more if you play tables. Crowded under the canopy when I was last there and not my type of crowd.
    RW - Only if you want to tier match and have an competitor room/FP offer to match.
    However it is looking more completed from recent videos I've seen.
    Bellagio buffet - Definitely don't go on a Saturday unless you enjoy a congested seating and buffet area.
     
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  20. AyDee

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    Last December, they had a pretty tall tree up in front of the Fremont.. That was about all I remember about decorations.