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Old Oct 31st 2016, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by username.exe View Post
Vegas... go there once, see what it's all about and then you've ticked the box.

I appreciate that a lot of people seem to enjoy it, but personally there are about a hundred other places I'd rather be spending my time.

This thanksgiving we are off to Sequoia National Park for the first time - can't wait.
May need chains the way things have started this fall/winter. Great National park and so much less crowded than Yosemite.
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I always hated it (I find casinos to be depressing), but my g/f loves it, and I've finally learned to enjoy one thing - the shows. Last four or five trips, we go see a Cirque du Soleil show, and I can't imagine anyone not enjoying one of those (Ka being my favorite). There are some good restaurants also, though they are not cheap.

It's a good launching point for Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park, two of the best NP's in the world.
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Old Nov 4th 2016, 5:18 pm
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Even the nude shows are a let down.
Go 3 hours south/southwest to find City of Industry. Cough. Apparently. Actually somebody mentioned Cirque du Soleil: Zumanity was both funny and erotic with portions topless (don't recall nudity).

I don't get the buffets. Like a big Hometown Buffet. Lots of crap food. The worst we ever went to was the MGM Grand where, on a Saturday evening, one entire section was closed off and the beef was the chewiest I've had in a long time. Over in downtown LV they're better and cheaper but still.
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They used to do a pretty decent seafood buffet at Rio's Casino on the other side of the I-15 from the strip
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Old Nov 8th 2016, 5:12 pm
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You don't get nuthin' free in Vegas. They get you for everything down to free coffee in the hotel room. If you want a morning coffee as I always do I had to buy it a Starbucks in the casino and at almost twice the price I pay for it where I live. I also get tired of the time share peddlers or the real estate hucksters who want to sell you a piece of worthless land in the middle of the desert. Even the nude shows are a let down.

Vegas to me is just a plastic city
You could have just sat down at a penny machine, play $1 buck and let them bring you a "free" coffee ($1 play+1$tip = $2 coffee, cheaper than Starbucks ).

I like Vegas, at least for a couple of days, couldn't stay longer than ~5 days I think.
Been there twice this year and it was overall my third time. I like to gamble, but I also always try to get out at least once a trip for a horseback ride or a tour to something.
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I have often wondered how much you would have to pay me to get me to visit the place !
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Been twice and absolutely hated it both times, my idea of hell - so definitely won't be going again!

Glad you enjoyed it, everybody I know that has visited has thought it was awful though so I think it's definitely a 'Marmite' kind of place.
+1 all totally fake. Since I have never gambled, the whole idea is an abomination.
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+1 all totally fake. Since I have never gambled, the whole idea is an abomination.
Well excuse me, some of our learned Murican friends think France copied the Eiffel tower from them!!
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I spent a few days there on honeymoon and then met up with both sides of family there for our second Christmas after we moved to Australia.

Love it. Think we are due another trip soon, I might do it with my BA companion ticket. We are not interested in casinos, we sometimes use the penny slots for an hour or so and we say we might allow a $150 budget for tables but we have nev spent it yet.

We like Cirque de Soliel, the dining options are very good, we wander around the different hotels and maybe do one trip a little further afield.
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Old Nov 10th 2016, 9:00 pm
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Vegas is an "experience". Worth a visit just to people-watch and enjoy their versions of Venice and Paris. To us well traveled Europeans that have been to such places it's just plain old cheesy fun.
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Vegas is an "experience". Worth a visit just to people-watch and enjoy their versions of Venice and Paris. To us well traveled Europeans that have been to such places it's just plain old cheesy fun.
^^^ Yep, this is exactly why I want to see it. I don't gamble & don't drink alcohol, which seem to be the basic pitfalls of LV, but I love people-watching & photography, so it's on my bucket list. Hubby was forced to endure a four day conference there & says he will never willingly return, but I'm bound & determined to get there!
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When you are in Vegas the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are close by and in my opinion well worth a visit.
Death Valley is a bit further.
The Nation Atomic Testing Museum is worth a visit, there were tours out to the grounds where you could see the original benches at Frenchman's Flats but it was a long waiting list.
The Neon Museum is another quirky place.

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Other places to visit within a couple of hours drive or less

Valley of Fire State Park head north on I15 past the Speedway

A drive along Red Rock Canyon Rd state highway 159 West side of Vegas
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Originally Posted by ottotheboar View Post
When you are in Vegas the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam are close by and in my opinion well worth a visit.
Death Valley is a bit further.
The Nation Atomic Testing Museum is worth a visit, there were tours out to the grounds where you could see the original benches at Frenchman's Flats but it was a long waiting list.
The Neon Museum is another quirky place.
That's what my husband likes to do when we go to Vegas...use it as a base. His favourite is probably Monument Valley.

When I go with my daughter...we hang out by the pool then hit the shops, restaurants, bars and shows.
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Old Nov 13th 2016, 8:44 pm
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That's what my husband likes to do when we go to Vegas...use it as a base. His favourite is probably Monument Valley.

When I go with my daughter...we hang out by the pool then hit the shops, restaurants, bars and shows.
Monument Valley - 400 miles, 6.5 hours ... that's a long way from 'base' ! . But then, Monument Valley is not easily accessible from anywhere, I guess. I've driven up from Scottsdale, and it's not much closer.
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