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Honeymoon 2017

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by AngieB3, Dec 22, 2016.

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  1. AngieB3

    AngieB3 Tourist

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    Hi we are going to Vegas in September 2017 for our honeymoon staying in the ballys flying from Glasgow Scotland staying for 7 nights.

    We have never been to Vegas...

    Any tips are much appreciated!

    Should we pre book the shows before we go or once we are there we also want to do Grand Canyon what's the best way to get there that doesn't take all day thanks
     
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    :wave:welcome to VMB & hello from central CA. I'll let the younger & smarter members answer ur ??. enjoy, be safe & GOOD LUCK.:beer:
     
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    Welcome Angie & congrats on the upcoming wedding & honeymoon! There are many show options at the Tix 4 Tonite outlets that will be cheaper than pre-booking. Think the only way to get to the GC rather quickly is by helicopter......hopefully others have details on this.

    Bally's is not a 5 star property but that is our "home" in LV. Fantastic location - close to almost everything. Hope you have one if the newer Jubilee rooms....our fav & ask for a fountain/Eiffel tower view. (Be sure they know you are on your 1st trip / honeymoon) Many great food options .....Paris has Mon Ami Gabi / Gordon Ramsey Steak.....Planet Hollywood, Bellagio, Cromwell, Flamingo, Caesars....all just a short walk & good food offerings.

    Read all you can on this board.....great up-to-date info but if you have specific questions....ask away! Good luck
     
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    Congratulations, Angie, and Welcome to VMB! I second what @sybgal mentioned above. Bally's is in a great location, so close to all the center-Strip action!
    Happy planning!

    RICHARD
     
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  5. VolleyBall

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    Congrats and welcome! I have spent time at Ballys but never stayed so I can't comment on the rooms; it's very well perceived though. Generally speaking Monday-Wednesday nights are the cheapest nights, Sunday/Thursday can be the same but are usually a tick more, Friday is usually a lot more and Saturday the most expensive. All depends on your budget but if you're okay which checking out multiple resorts consider the cheaper hotels during weekends and the more expensive places on weekdays. To add, consider staying at different locations on the strip to cut down on walking distance/taxis/ubers.

    What they're saying about tix4tonight is its a reliable way to get tickets for shows with a discount yet you have to go the same day or in most cases the day before.

    With the grand canyon obviously if it takes all day to drive you only have one option, to fly. Understand there is the pretty good "west/western rim" which is not the scenic south rim that made the Canyon famous in the first place. Unless something changed, there is not a helicopter that goes from the Vegas area to the south rim, only the plane. After landing at the south rim you need to decide what to do as there is a helicopter tour which you'd never regret but it's not the cheapest and to land it's even more.
     
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  6. AngieB3

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    Thanks everyone i think I have the grand canyon tour sorted through my travel agent and I am in the indigo room but travel agent is going to change it to jubilee as they look much nicer.
     
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    Congrats Angie - Regarding your question about shows - unless there is a particular show that is a Must See for you, there is no reason to prebook. As others have already posted, Tix 4 Tonite and other discount places will have bargains available, and if they don't have the tickets, you can still usually get them at the box office for the show. If there is a particular entertainer (schedules may not be available that far out) you want to see, then tickets in advance will be the way to go. You don't say if you have any gambling experience, but if not learn the games online before you come; it will save you lots of cash.
     
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    #1 Tip: Read through posts here from the last month or so. Maybe more. Then ask specific questions.
    #2 - Do not be afraid to book some things direct, and in some cases, after you get here.
    #3 - Do not plan too many things. You will be surprised how busy you will be even without shows, etc. booked
    #4 - Get downtown at least once during your visit
    #5 - See #1

    Ballys is a great location and a decent hotel. You could stay in one half as nice on the first trip and still have a great time.
     
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    Check to see which entertainers are in town when you are. Those kinds of shows will need tickets in advance. I've found concerts in Vegas by current artists to have more energy than the same concerts elsewhere and if you are staying on the strip you won't have to drive!
     
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    Thanks guys no gambling experience whatsoever doesn't interest me I'm afraid too say but hubby to be will be gambling lol I'm going for other reasons shows nightlife food drink and shopping?? Lol can't wait going to travel agent tomorrow to book grand canyon trip :)

    Have been told to go to freemont Street hubby wants to go to the pawn stars shop as he loves that show lol

    Shows we have looked at going to are Michael Jackson one , Penn and teller and Jlo I think.

    Thanks for the advice so far
     
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    Hi Angie, fellow Scot here. We have just booked our 5th trips to Vegas (we have the bug and would go ever yr if we could afford it). Our 1st trip was also our honeymoon. My main tip is try not to plan too much in advance, we ended up trying to fit too much in and needed a holiday to recover when leaving lol

    Never stayed at Bally's but its in a great location. Right across from Bellagio and there is a free tram/mono rail at the back of the Bellagio that takes you to Aria, Monte Carlo. So closer to NYNY and further south hotels. I loved just wondering about with a frozen cocktail and taking everything in rather than shows every night.

    Downtown/Fremont street is a must - we used the deuce bus (cheaper than taxi - local buses) to go down in morning/early afternoon, stayed all day and taxis back to hotel at night. I was originally wary of local bus due to reviews but used them many times and never a problem. There was 2 different companies last time and some stop at different stop. My husband and uncle used this to go to Pawn shop as there is a stop a couple of block away.

    Best shows we have seen was Michael Jackson One at Mandalay Bay and Jersey Boys at Paris. We seen Penn and Teller but I was quite disappointed. We booked any shows one there as there is sometimes artist on last min tours we didn't know about before hand and may have missed out if we had pre-booked shows for same night.

    Visit to top of Eiffel Tower is great for photos or seeing the views, you can normally find a 2 for 1 coupon online. We have been up a few times but the best time of day is before sunset, go up for daylight pics then when sunsets you get great fews of all the lights. Sunset looks amazing!

    If you go to the Vegas sign or outlets, the deuce/local bus takes you to them or couple mins walk away. The food courts are great for quick meals or snack. We enjoyed some of the high end restaurants but feel you spend too long in them and wastes a nights sometimes when you could be out and about taking in the atmosphere.

    If you need any information then just private msg or ask away. I'm not saying I'm an expert but I remember feeling a little overwhelmed and travel all the way from Scotland can be daunting if you feel there is alot to plan and fit it. Excited for you as it such an amazing experience!
     
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    I'm having my honeymoon in Vegas in may also flying from Glasgow. Although the honeymoon will be our 2nd trip. I would really recommend the Grand Canyon, if you can afford it do the helicopter tour- we did the Grand Canyon brunch picnic tour with sun dance helicopters and it was superb and got picked up from hotel in the morning and dropped back off in afternoon. We actually booked that with the travel agent before we went. I'd recommend the mj one cirque show too- even if like me u aren't a massive mj fan the show is incredible. If you like thrill rides head to the top of the Stratosphere . Your husband to be might want to try out a shooting range too which I loved.
    For our upcoming honeymoon trip we have already booked to see Ka and Carrot Top and the Mrs fancies booking to see Elton John. Although I don't think you really have to pre book much as it seemed quite easy to get tickets when there. Enjoy it and try and fit in as much as you can and visit all the hotels as there is lots of things to see in them.
     
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    Bally's is a spot on central location.

    Can't help with GC. We only saw it for the first time on trip number 7. Drove and stayed overnight.

    For shows, tix 4 tonight are good unless you have a specific show that you need to see.

    I'd also suggest the Deuce or SDX for riding up and down the strip. Those buses serve both outlets and much more.

    I hope your husband to be isn't too disappointed with the pawn stars shop. If he loves the show it's a must do while you're there, but it's nothing like it appears on tv. Just be prepared.
     
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