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Stuff around Luxor

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by shawn_d, Jun 15, 2017.

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  1. shawn_d

    shawn_d Low-Roller

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    Hi Everyone - I am counting down the hours to my next trip and need some info please... My brother will be staying at the Luxor and is a bit of a nocturnal creature...

    1) is there an ABC nearby? or something along those lines

    2) Is the area around safe (I have only stayed that end of the strip once @ Tropicana a few years ago) - I know the strip itself is very safe, but he likes to wander around

    3) Any recommended late night eats - like when 2AM munchies hit - I'm thinking burritos / BK nuggets?

    4) Anything to know from a safety / security perspective? I know the don't talk to the time-share people is a given, and someone once told me the wallet stays in the front pocket.

    Sorry for the multiple questions...
     
  2. PerryP

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    1. Not sure about ABC type of stores in that area.
    2. Generally it's pretty safe. Luxor is connected to Excalibur and Mandalay Bay via an indoor walkway or the tram so it's fairly safe to walk between those casinos.
    3. As for late night meals, each hotel should have at least one 24 hour restaurant or cafe.
    4. As for safety, use your common sense, I always keep my wallet in the front pocket. Also, to avoid the time share people if you see them don't look at them and walk the other direction to go around them.
     
  3. Grid

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    Perry nailed it. Here is me adding some, we stay at Luxor a lot.

    1) is there an ABC nearby? or something along those lines
    Closest ABC store is near the MGM at the showcase mall. But you have a sundries shop or two inside the Luxor. Its not that much more money unless you are buying booze in bulk.

    2) Is the area around safe?
    Yes, completely. You can get around via the free tram or just walk via the connected walkways. Even if you go outside there is next to no foot traffic by Luxor. So the strip should be all yours/theirs.

    The only trouble spots are the skybridges near by. The one connecting NY NY to MGM is really obnoxious & packed with hucksters. If you want some underground rap CD's, or "free" passes to a strip club, go ahead and chat with those folks. If you dont, just look down and walk right past.

    I know people that say to pretend to play with your phone to avoid contact, but bums have been known to snatch a phone right out of your hands and run like the wind.

    3) Any recommended late night eats - like when 2AM munchies hit - I'm thinking burritos / BK nuggets?
    Excalibur next door has a great 24 hour food court. Basic mall type food, corndogs, burger place, Chinese food ETC. They also have a Pizza Hut & a Popeye's chicken.

    4) Anything to know from a safety / security perspective? I know the don't talk to the time-share people is a given, and someone once told me the wallet stays in the front pocket.
    Talking to the timeshare wolves is not unsafe. Just a waste of your time, unless you actually want to pay thousands of dollars for a hotel room that you can rent for $99 a night. I have a wallet on a chain. But yes, front pocket is a must! The best way to travel in Vegas is to take your money, credit card and ID and just use a rubber band.

    Try that at home and see how hard it is to pull that out of your pocket on the fly. That rubber clings to the inside of your pockets, so even a pro trying to sneak it out will have to struggle. And you'd know right away!
     
  4. stiles525

    stiles525 Low-Roller

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    there is a CVS store very close to Luxor I walker there last month and it took just a couple minutes to get there.
     
  5. shawn_d

    shawn_d Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the info - going to remember the rubber band idea for myself too...

    On that note, where is a good place not too far from the Strip to get my hands on some alcohol - most of my crew are inclined to Vodka but I am going to need at least one bottle of Champagne... And is there any local made alcohol? Or micro-breweries?
     
  6. Knucklehead69

    Knucklehead69 Low-Roller

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    As far as late night eats down there... There is a Denny's right next to the ABC store across from the Monte Carlo just south of the Showcase Mall. Earl of Sandwich in PH has great sammies if he's up for a late night walk.
     
  7. makikiboy

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    Just FYI, google maps does not show any CVS near the Luxor. It says that the closest CVS is near city center (mandarin). There is also a walgreens nearby. Sorry but it will take more than a couple of minutes to get to the CVS from the Luxor. I could be mistaken though, not sure how up to date google maps is so maybe a new CVS could have been built someplace near.

    Google maps mentions that there is a convenience store inside the Luxor (called Atrium essentials) but I'm not sure what they offer. There is a Tower Essentials which it says is a sundry store. For food there is a Backstage deli which it says is open 24/7.

    Excalibur also has a Krispy Kreme in their food court. The food court also used to have a McD's but I heard they closed.

    As long as you use the walkway between Luxor and Mandalay Bay and Excalibur you should be perfectly safe. It can look a little dark if you are walking on Las Vegas Blvd at night near the Luxor though. Not well traversed IMHO.
     
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    dont worry about your wallet. I carry mine in my back pocket but i also pay attention to my surroundings. A good pick pocket obviously knows that people carry in their front pocket and they have skills to get it so the best bet is to do what you normally do but be attentive, That way you are naturally used to the way things feel.
     
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    There is also a Baja Fresh in the Excalibur casino open 24/7. For the burritos you mentioned.
     
  10. Jjd234

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    The 24 hour sandwich shop at Luxor is pretty good. Big sandwiches and not very expensive. Also serves breakfast, haven't had that but I recommend the rest.
     
  11. shawn_d

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    Thanks everyone for the info! I am counting down the moments to my trip... This will be the first time going down in a group.
     
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    Another late night eats place (at least until like 2 AM some nights and 3 AM weekend nights) is RiRa in Mandalay Shoppes (the "mall" walkway between Luxor and Mandalay Bay). Sometimes you just want pub food after midnight.
     
  13. shawn_d

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    Nice!!! Thanks!
     
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    Apparently the Subway in the Mandalay Bay Food Court is open 24/7. Also, Citizen's in Mandalay Bay is 24/7 as well. I've eaten there a number of times and always had a good experience both food and service-wise.
     
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    Fat burger is good
     
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    There is an ABC store, or something very similar in the indoor walk between Luxor and Excalibur, right before the escalators that drop you into the Excalibur casino. I've bought booze there many times.
     
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    Backstage Deli at Luxor is open 24 hours. We make a point to go there every trip. Everything we have had has been good, and prices are reasonable for Vegas. My favorite is the Breakfast Club or the Chorizo Burrito.
     
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    I think there is a hotel sundry store that sells liquor but I don't think it is an ABC store. I can't find info on that store or any nearby stores but google maps does not show any ABC store nearby.
     
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    I've been doing research on the booze part i guess there is a liquor store across the street from Mandalay bay. My trip is still a few more months but that's where i'm going for booze and beers for the room for my trip. Not sure about late night eats because i usually stay mid strip so can't help you there.
     
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    I ended up picking alcohol at the Duty Free in Calgary - Glenfiddich / Glenlivet was USD 37 and Goose was USD 30 for the 1l bottles. Beer was from ABC at PH - their specials were very good - a lot of 2 for $4 and $5 for large cans. It was about 1/2 of getting it in the hotel. Same with water... I'm at the Venetian now and the ability to hop into Walgreens / White Castle at the bottom of the escalator is awesome!
     
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