Las Vegas Recommendations

I’m going to Las Vegas for the first time tonight. I am only going to be there until Wednesday.

I was just wondering what you would recommend I see in the limited time I am there. I am staying at the Mirage, and I am planning on checking out Hard Rock casino. Other than that, I have no plans.

If you’re interested in sight-seeing, go visit the interiors of the fanciest new casinos on the strip:

The Paris casino
The Bellagio casino
The Venetian casino

There’s a Harley-Davidson Cafe there (if you’re into bikes at all…)

MGM Grand used to have a pretty cool Wizard of OZ theme in their casino, I dont know if it’s still there.

I hear RIO has some pretty good shows.

Mom always said there’d be days like this…she just never said there’d be so MANY of them!!!

Casino Royale is a great place to get drunk and gamble; the $1 blackjack table is right next to the bar, and the waitresses make frequent laps. (If you have your head out of your ass, it will take you forever to lose much money playing $1 BJ.)

I’m going next week, and I might actually shell out the change to see Mystere this time if the cash is flowing right. I’m told it’s fantastic. I saw the Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur last time, which was fun in a WWF-meets-Renaissance-Faire kinda way.

Dr. J

PS: For some more serious blackjack, I suggest the single-deck games ($5, usually) at Slots-A-Fun, in front of Circus Circus.


I forgot to mention the New York casino.

Let me say first and foremost: DO NOT SEE “LORD OF THE DANCE!”

Now, that having been said…the other posts are pretty on target. You’re staying in a good location to take in most of the newer stuff on the strip. You’ll be near the free pirate battle at Treasure Island, and be sure to see the awe-inspiring fountain show at the Bellagio (hourly, I think) – also free. Hubby and I also like to treat ourselves to a gut-busting mega pricy dinner to make up for all the grimey buffet food. I reccommend the Four Seasons, buried deep in the Mandalay Bay (next to the Luxor). You can save your feet some walking if you know where the monorails are. There’s one behind Bally’s that goes to the MGM, and there’s one at the Excalibur that goes to the LUXOR and Mandalay Bay. (BTW, for anyone not getting the bizarre facade and entryway of Bally’s – like me the first dozen or so times – it’s a pinball machine. Get it? Bally’s?) You can also get into Paris from the rear of the Bally’s casino, if the front is too full of lookie-loos to get through. Have a great time!

“There’s a snake in my boot!”

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Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine

Well, that was less than successful.

Try these:

The Venetian:


Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine

Oh, and contrary to what OpalCat claims, you’re walking distance from 2 Denny’s, a BK, 2 Nathans (I think), and at least one McDonalds. So there ARE cheap places to eat.

“There’s a snake in my boot!”