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Pre Trip Obsessions

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by fadedfilms, May 24, 2003.

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  1. fadedfilms

    fadedfilms Tourist

    May 9, 2003
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    It will be two weeks to the day that the wife and I will be leaving Detroit Metro airport , arriving in Vegas around 11:45 am Pacific time and staying at the Luxor. I received some deal a couple of months ago, Nefertitti's getaway (rooms for $59, or an extra $50 for a jacuzzi suite). We'll be staying 6 nights, because the flight and time I wanted was only on saturday, and being on east coast time the extra day won't hurt to adjust to pacific time. The only problem with that was I had to get into a regular room in one of the Luxor's towers for $99/night, which on a saturday night isn't all that bad. If anyone can recommend which tower to take a room in, east or west I would appreciate it. But when sunday arrives we're checking into a jacuzzi suite with hopefully a view of the strip (If anyone can recommend a good jacuzzi room with a good North east view of the strip that would be great as well). Maybe I'll try the $20 trick to see what kind of room I'll get.
    The main reason I'm writing this pre trip report is that I have full blown Vegas fever. I know it is reaching a SARS like fever when the obsessive planning results in me going out just to buy running shoe cleaner just so my running shoes look clean when walking the strip. What the hell is that all about? Also making lists of what crap I want to bring on my carry on and how much clothes I want to bring. I told myself screw bringing any pants, just dress shorts because what I have heard it'll be about 100 in Vegas. I don't plan on going to any real fancy restaurants, just Battista's, Ricardo's , Il Fornaio and some of the Buffets like the Champagne brunch at Mandalay Bay. Do you think I can get away with just wearing dress shorts and a golf shirt to these establishments? Can't wait.
  2. HurricaneMikey

    HurricaneMikey A-List Buffoon

    Jan 25, 2002
    Southeast of Sin City
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Films, you definately got it bad, brotha...

  3. stacy67

    stacy67 Low-Roller

    Oct 14, 2001
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I hear ya- leaving in two weeks as well and can't seem to focus on anything else! :D
  4. milehiman

    milehiman VIP Whale

    Sep 21, 2002
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Can't speak for any of the other places that you mentioned, but Il Fornaio is definitely casual. We went there for dinner on a Friday night and asked about the dress code - they said it was casual so what you described would be fine.

    If you know when you want to eat, you might want to make reservations if you feel it might be crowded i.e. Friday/Saturday night. You don't have to, but it was nice to check-in at the hostess station, be seated almost immediately and not have to wait in line - I think when we went there was about 15 people waiting in line.
  5. gayle

    gayle Tourist

    Jun 1, 2003
    San Diego CA
    Good to know I am not the only obsessive planner.

    Check out my written itinerary for our trip which begins this Friday...

    Vegas Schedule

    Friday, June 6
    Room Rate: $40

    11 AM leave and take dogs to kennel
    3-4 PM arrive Las Vegas Club, Downtown: check in and unpack

    Tony Roma's at Fremont Hotel-COUPON 2 for 1
    El Cortez Hotel: Crab Legs for 2 for $20

    See Fremont St. Experience

    Saturday, June 7
    Room Rate: $40

    BREAKFAST: El Cortex Hotel Breakfast special $1.75 each

    1. Albertson's- deliver cake picture and cake stand (Sahara Ave at Maryland)
    2. P/U tickets for "O" at Bellagio
    3. Buy Jubilee tickets for Thursday at Bally's-COUPON 2 for 1
    4. Buy Tickets for Wednesday, Tony and Tina's Wedding dinner show at Rio-COUPON 2 for 1

    Thai Buffet at Lotus of Siam ($5 or $6 each)
    953 E. Sahara Ave
    (702) 735-3033

    Liberace Museum: $12 each-COUPON 2 for 1
    1775 East Tropicana Ave (at Spencer)
    Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM

    Elvis-A-Rama Museum: $9.95 each- COUPON $3 off each
    3401 Industrial Rd
    Hours: 10 AM to 6 PM

    $0.99 shrimp cocktails at Golden Gate
    $5.99 Prime Rib at California
    $20 crab legs for 2 at El Cortez

    Sunday, June 8
    Room Rate: $20

    Hoover Dam Excursion:
    Hours 9 AM to 5 PM
    Cost: $10 each

    BREAKFAST (on Boulder HWY en route to Dam):
    Arizona Charlie's Breakfast Buffet- 7 AM to 10:30 AM- $4.29 each

    LUNCH: At Dam or skip if not hungry

    DINNER: Bay City Diner at Golden Gate-COUPON 2 for 1

    7:30 PM: "O" at Bellagio

    After "O" watch Fountains and see Volcano at Mirage

    Monday, June 9 Happy Anniversary!
    Room Rate: $20

    BREAKFAST: Sahara Buffet- $6.99 each-COUPON 2 for 1
    1. Albertson's, pick up cake and fresh flowers

    ACTIVITY: Do in between breakfast and lunch, OR after dinner depending on timing
    Madam Tussaud's at Venetian: $14.95 each-COUPON 2 for 1
    Hours: 9:30 AM to 11 PM

    Stratosphere Tower, Top O The World
    Lunch is about $12 each but includes free ride up tower


    Flamingo Hotel
    2:00 PM-Bottoms Up Topless Review
    (Also be sure to see the Wildlife Habitat with Flamingos, Penguins etc FREE)

    Tropicana Hotel- Pick up FREE T-shirts have 2 COUPONS
    5:00 PM-Air Play Show in Casino-FREE

    Great Moments Room at Las Vegas Club-COUPON 2 for 1 (average price, $25 each, coupon, up to $20 off)

    Tuesday, June 10, RENEWAL DAY!
    Room Rate: $20

    Fremont Hotel Buffet- $5.79 each-COUPON 2 for 1

    10:00 AM Buy Private Gondola Ticket for 4:30 PM $50

    1. Decorate room
    2. Begin Getting ready

    LUNCH: Room Service of Upper Deck Restauarant at LV Club

    Finish getting dressed
    Have dinner bottle of champagne iced in van

    2:00 PM Arrive at Graceland Chapel, take care of fees (credit card for chapel, Minister's fee must be cash $45)
    2:30 PM Ceremony
    3:00 to 4:00 PM: Miscellaneous photos

    4:30 PM Gondola Ride at Venetian

    6:00 PM private Romantic Dinner Reservations at Pamplemousse (Sahara Ave.)

    After dinner have cake and champagne with guests (or simply cut cake ourselves)

    Wednesday, June 11
    Room Rate: $20

    El Cortez Hotel Breakfast Special $1.75 each

    Circus Acts at Circus Circus

    Sam's Town Buffet, 11 AM to 3 PM. $6.99 each -COUPON 2 for 1
    2:00 PM: FREE SHOW: Sam's Sunset Stampede/Mystic Falls light and Sound show
    Address: 6 miles from Las Vegas Strip on Boulder HWY

    7:00 PM Tony and Tina's Wedding Dinner Show at Rio Hotel

    Thursday, June 12

    El Cortez Hotel Buffet- $4.95 each

    10:30 AM Be in line at Mirage Dolphin Habitat (opens at 11:00 AM) $10 each

    Desert Passage (Pick up FREE MUGS at Aladdin have COUPON)
    SEE: Merchants Harbor Rainstorm on the hour

    LUNCH: La Salsa OR Cheeseburger at the Oasis in Desert Passage

    Caesars Palace Gardens
    Caesars Palace Forum shops: FREE 3 D Motion Ride COUPONS

    Bally's Steakhouse-COUPON 2 for 1 (up to $20 off, average dinner price $25 to $40)

    7:30 PM: Jubilee Show

    Friday, June 13

    Sahara Buffet: $6.99 each (have $1 off coupons)
    El Cortez Buffet: $4.95 each
    Fremont Hotel Buffet: $5.79 each

    Check out of Hotel and head home!
  6. fadedfilms

    fadedfilms Tourist

    May 9, 2003
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Oh my gosh ! That's some detailed planning. Yesterday during my working hours I spent about 3-4hours planning my itinerary, but yours definately blows mine away. Have fun on your trip. We'll be staying at the Luxor for 6 nights starting June 07.
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