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Jana Wang Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 1:18 p.m. PST

Looks like we are spending next week on The Strip. Any recommendations from those who know the area? Neither of us are drinkers or gamblers, and won't have a car for extended sightseeing. :(

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian26 Sep 2013 2:40 p.m. PST

Take in a Circe du Soleil show (KA is fantastic, my Brother in-law plays Bass).

Wallow in the pool, sipping you beverage of choice during the day and people watch and dine during the night. LOTS of high end restaurants.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 3:13 p.m. PST

Go around the casinos anyway. Some of them are spectacular. I don't gamble or drink either and they are neat to look at. It is even worth strolling through the gambling portions just to see another view of humanity in its various forms.

Parts of that will not be enjoyable but will be educational.

The G Dog Fezian Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 6:37 p.m. PST

The museum of atomic testing, over by UNLV is quite educational.

In n' Out for the burgers.

Do visit the various casinos. From an engineering and architectural perspective they are impressive edifices.

Stay out of the mid-day sun – it will still be super hot (and likely dry!) at this time of year.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 10:23 p.m. PST

My wife and I don't gamble or drink but we love Vegas. There us a ton of stuff to do on the strip. The Bellagio Conservatory is cool, there are a couple free show things at the Forum Shops at Caesars. The Venetian has the gondola rides and there are always performers in the plaza. The Paris has the Eiffel Tower, which is a cool place to view the Bellagio fountains at night as well as most of the strip. Buffets abound, our favorite is the Wynn's dinner buffet. My favorite shows are La Reve at the Wynn, and Mystere at TI. I have heard great things about Love, KA I thought was ok. Believe with Criss Angel is really good. A couple more free shows, the volcano at the Mirage is fun, and the Sirens of TI show is cool, but i remember reading that the TI show is down due to other renovations. Have fun it is a really great place.

Mrs Pumblechook Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 10:51 p.m. PST

The Liberace, museum is cute. But without a car, had to get a taxi both ways.

I don't drink or gamble, but I loved Las Vegas. I've been there twice, and would go again.

There is the Gondola ride at the Venice, and I think Madame Tussades(sp?) is near by. There is the pirate ship at Treasure Island. I went and saw an Elvis impersonator first time I was there (cheap enough, but still fun).

Just walking the strip, going in and out of hotels id great fun, just people watching and looking at all the cool architecture. Its a fun place!

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2013 11:18 p.m. PST

Atomic Testing Museum is great, my wife and I have been twice. The Museum of Natural History is supposed to be good, but I have not been. The Luxor has some cool Egyptian stuff and check out their gift shop for Egyptian wargaming accessories. Fremont Street is interesting at night when they have the overhead show.

Find a gun shop and shoot machine guns. The MRS and I love to do that too!

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Space Monkey26 Sep 2013 11:46 p.m. PST

Stay out of the mid-day sun it will still be super hot (and likely dry!) at this time of year.
Nope, we were in the 70s today… by the end of October I'll probably be wearing a coat, or at least layering up a bit.

I don't hang out in the big casinos and my tastes are probably much more lowbrow… but downtown on Fremont street, East of the big overhead screen, there has been a bit of a renaissance… small bars and restaurants, a bohemian coffeehouse. There's also the Arts District down along Main Street and if you're here next Friday it will be the monthly street fair down there (First Friday)… the galleries stay open later and there are food vendors, live music, weird people selling odd stuff… lots of folks dressing funny and wandering around. The weather should be excellent for it.

There's The Pinball Hall Of Fame on Tropicana.

If you can get out of town at all go see Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire… Hoover Dam can be impressive too.

Oh, and the best Thai food is at Komol, NOT Lotus Of Siam, despite what all the hipsters will tell you (they're about 200ft from each other).

Martin Rapier27 Sep 2013 7:49 a.m. PST

I've only been there once, more to see the sights, we don't gamble either. The big hotels/casinos were all pretty impressive, and second the recommendation for finding a gun shop to shoot machineguns.

I don't particularly recommend being there on a Friday/Saturday night. Made Sodom and Gomorrah look like a tea party, I've never seen anything like it, not even in Barnsley:)

Space Monkey27 Sep 2013 11:28 a.m. PST

Oh, there's the new Mob Museum downtown as well… I haven't been there but it sounds interesting/entertaining.
I don't think we've got anythin on Sodom & Gommorah though. Vegas is a pretty conservative place really, there's nothing here I couldn't find in in Savannah, GA… we just have a whole lot more of it. Get too wild and crazy and they'll shut you down real fast (unless you're a Whale… in which case you're not partying with the masses anyway).
Really, if I wanted to get wild… Vegas would not be on my list of destinations. You can get drunk and throw your money away just about anywhere… and that's all Vegas has to offer, in a bright shiny package.

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