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What are your 3 favorite things you and your mate did in and around Las Vegas?

What are your 3 favorite things you and your mate did in and around Las Vegas?

Jul 17th, 2007, 03:07 PM
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Sunday brunch at the Aladdin. It's killer.
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Jul 17th, 2007, 04:38 PM
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In no specific order:

-Red Rock Canyon mountain bike

-Valley of Fire trip where you can see the wild burros

-Kayaking the Colorado River, the slow moving part

Any or all of the Cirque de Soleil shows

Enjoy the dry heat and have fun!
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Jul 18th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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Thanks all! The rafting is something I haven't thought of previously and will do my best to include (I love it in Tennessee). We have tickets for 'O' and will probably check out Mystere and/or LOVE, but will probably pass on Blue Man due to mixed reviews at Fodors and elsewhere.

Hopefully, we can squeeze in Hoover Dam, rafting on the Colorado AND boating at Lake Mead (boat reserved) all in one day!!!! ?????
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Jul 18th, 2007, 10:54 AM
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If you get free tickets to the Blue Man I would go, otherwise you are not missing much.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Another vote for just walking around the strip. It's a lot of fun and actually kind of relaxing, especially at night when there's a nice breeze. It's fun seeing all the different kinds of people too.

Also, I would go see Grande Canyon. It's about 5 hours from Vegas (Hoover Dam is on the way) and well worth it. Nothing else like it.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 11:29 AM
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We go once a year, usually in the summer. We were just there for July 4th. It is no hotter than the inside of a convection oven. Bring hats, glasses, sun screen and even if you stay indoors or in the shade drink water continuously (especially if you drink liquor) and you will be fine. Just going from hotel to hotel is a desert hike, treat it as such.

Shows: The "O" show is very good. The "hot" ticket (I just couldn't resist the pun) this trip was the Beatles Love show at the Mirage. If available I also heard (but haven't seen) Elton John @ Cesears is good. I'm not a Celine Dion fan. We've seen Mama Mia, Spamalot, Rita Rudner and Danny Gans. For some reason in Vegas (sometimes) people feel it is perfectly OK to walk in and out (en masse) during a show (not Rita Rudner...it was not allowed) which is not OK IMO if you disrupt everyone else around you. I was not a fan of Mama Mia or Spamalot (but others in our group loved the shows). Danny Gans is a true showman, very entertaining. Rita Rudner was funny, but she isn't for everyone.

Outside of Vegas-Brice and Zion.

Eating-a highly personal choice. Food can be expensive. Eiffel Tower (Paris) and Prime were both scenic and IMO over priced. Also, I don't like to eat when its 119 degrees outside (which it was). Over the years I have liked the Palm and Joe's the best. These are chains, definitely not the most scenic, and still pricey, but I felt the food was better. One would not starve in Vegas, although one can dehydrate.

We did have fun, and you will too.
Jul 19th, 2007, 04:17 AM
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Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion...we may have to stay another evening...seriously! Thank you for the great info. I'm checking into changing flights now!
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Jul 20th, 2007, 09:58 PM
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Usually 24 hours in Vegas is all we can handle (overload) - so the BEST for us is a trip to Zion (about 2 hrs), Bryce, Grand Canyon (North and South are both good, but different. I'd see South Rim if possible).
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Jul 21st, 2007, 10:14 PM
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I'm going next month, moved away about 5 months ago, lived there my entire life and I am a little worried about the heat....just to let you know!
Anyway, one thing I will have to get while I am there is a Luv-It's frozen custard. Oh man, I miss that place. It is in a shady area, but you are fine to drive there and get out and get some of the best frozen custard ever. I recommend the Banana Fudge Krumble or the Swiss Chocolate one...yummy!
It is near the Strat, just off LV BLVD & Oakey if interested. Also, get a pastry (as ppeviously mentioned) from the pastry shop in the Paris (not the bakery), they are right next to each other, the pastries are to die for.
Can you guess why I am going??? j/k really going to visit friends/parents
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