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Tourist Traps

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by surfside, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. Grandad

    Grandad Tourist

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    How to keep money safe

    Buy a money belt from the airport, they are very light,contain no metal and fit around the waist under your shirt and cannot be seen. Very usefull after you have had that big win and have to carry wads of cash back to your hotel
     
  2. Treawest17

    Treawest17 Tourist

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    Agree, Agree, Agree, make sure you have plenty of $1's, $5's, $10's. Nothing like an $11 taxi cab ride costing you $20, because the driver has no change. Ya Right!!!!
     
  3. Treawest17

    Treawest17 Tourist

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    LV Monorail

    The Monorail that runs from MGM to the Sahara . By time you hike 4 miles to the back of MGM to get to the Monorail that is going to drop you off behind another Hotel/Casino, you could just walk down the strip to your destination with a much nicer view of the Strip.
     
  4. kcblues2

    kcblues2 Newbie

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    NYNY

    I really enjoyed the food at Gonzales/Gonzales at NY NY! What I did not enjoy was the service at The American Resturant at NYNY. Breakfast was great service was horrid!
     
  5. wndrwmn71

    wndrwmn71 Low-Roller

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    I know the one at Bally's you're talking about. Was good for a photo op only. Thing was gigantic!
     
  6. ElSenator

    ElSenator Tourist

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    Time wasters:

    - Pirates show @ TI
    - Any wait of more than 10 minutes to get in a club (just hand out a Ben....)
    - Statue shows @ Forum shops
    - Drink service @ Encore (or is it only me? I never get any cocktail service there)
    - Any wait of more than 10 minutes for a patio table at Mon Ami Gabi
     
  7. Iu25

    Iu25 High-Roller

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    I disagree with this, I go there on each trip if I get a chance. I love the appetizer food and the girly drinks are great! Love the ambiance, but its probably just not for everyone! They have great food, so comparing it to Dennys is a bit crazy IMHO!
     
  8. Gregsmt

    Gregsmt Low-Roller

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    Lots of water sellers on the skywalks 2 weeks ago. Seemed like a better deal than the gift shops in the casinos
     
  9. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola El Jefe

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    I love the Peppermill also. Very retro Vegas. Never ate there but the ambiance and drinks are primo.:peace:
     
    Dec 23rd - Dec 26th
    Last Solo Trip of my bachelorhood. Wedding is set for June 2022.
  10. jr7110

    jr7110 VIP Whale

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    Well....you know that old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it usually is"? Well I would beware of those water vendors. I would not accept water from them if they handed it to me free. It is a known fact that many of them (not ALL, but some) run a scam where they take USED water bottles (yes, after someone else has drunk from them and thrown them away), refill them in a hotel bathroom and put a little glue on the cap to make it seem brand new when you twist it open. Sound like an urban legend? Read this article from last year in the Las Vegas Review Journal:

    http://www.lvrj.com/living/vendors-performers-flout-law-crowd-strip-walkways-124558929.html


    A better deal than the hotel gift shop is asking a cocktail waitress inside the casino for a bottle of water - then you can hand her the same dollar you would have paid a sidewalk vendor and be guaranteed a SAFE bottle of fresh water that has been untampered with. Just saying.
     
  11. xavierx

    xavierx Low-Roller

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    Come on guys, this thread seems to have been derailed by people using it to tell of a specific restaurant or attraction that they personally don't like.

    A tourist trap is not a free show that hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed watching, but you personally don't like.

    Valid tourist traps to speak of would be things like timeshare presentations, street vendor passes, paying full price for shows etc
     
  12. runningonthehub

    runningonthehub High-Roller

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    The whole town is a "tourist trap". That is what makes it so great.
     
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