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Vegas Virgins :o)

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Vegas Virgins :o)

Hi folks, I bet that title got your attention :o)

My wife and I are heading to Vegas on the 22nd for a week and we're LV virgins. We have booked in to see 'O' on Monday and the GC on Wednesday, other than that, we're just sightseeing and stuff.

Not really big on the gambling thing, not the main reason for the trip, that is. That's not to say I won't be dropping some cash in the slots etc.

So, in a nutshell, I'm wide open for ideas on what to do, what to see and more importantly, what not to do and see.

We're staying at the Mirage, if that helps....

Looking forward to hearing from all the Vegas pro's.

Cheers.

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1. Re: Vegas Virgins :o)

...if it helps, we're in our early 50's

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Hi,

Get a 24 hour Duece bus pass for $7. You can go up and down the strip, getting off and on as much as you like. It is a great way to spend a day, seeing all the different casinos. Make sure you have exact change, and you can buy the pass on the bus. Also, please wear your most COMFORTABLE shoes..If you like to walk, this is the place for it!!

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We love CBS's Television City at the MGM, you view and rate Television Shows/Movies before they are released.

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We saw "o" a couple of years ago and thought it was great,good choice.We are the same as you don't mind throwing a few dollars away in the slots, we usually have a certain amount for each day for that,just make sure you sign up for the players club card at the mirage then you can use that at all mgm property's and do the same at say the Paris hotel with their rewards card and you can use it at all het property's. then just before checking out go the players club desk and see if you have any comps($$ off of room charges/free buffets etc).I would also recommend visiting Hoover Dam, we went on our first visit to vegas back in the 80's booked thru a tour, bus picked up right from the hotel and thought it was well worth it.If shopping is on your list like it is my wifes there are a couple of outlet malls,one south one north that have good deals and there's a mall right on the strip beside treasure island.I would also recommend buying a deuce bus pass which takes you from one end of the strip to the other for when your dog's start to bark a little and believe me with all the miles you'll put on you will get tired.We are arriving there on the 23rd of this month for five days and its always fun to wander around aimlessly and explore. The mirage is a good location to stay very central and a nice property(have stayed there before and again this trip)I'm sure you'll have fun.

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My daughter in law has been to Vegas a couple of times and has warned us about the amount of walking and to bring a good pair of walking shoes, two pair is also recommended.

Our GC tour includes the Hoover Dam. My wife has a fear of heights so the Dam might be viewed from the tour van for her. Not me, I'll be the crazy Canuck hanging over the edge trying to get that extra special picture :o)

Any meal suggestions (restaurants)?

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There are so many attractions on the strip alone you are not going to be able to see everything in one trip- or two, three, four trips. My must sees: Bellagio conservatory and fountains (at night), Eiffel Tower, Mirage volcano, Venetian canals and ceilings (no necessary to take a ride)Forum Shop at Caesars Palace- both a mall and an attraction. The Titanic Exhibit is is worth seeing- you can try the tix4tonight kiosks for tickets. Here is a list of attractions:

http://www.vegas.com/attractions/

If you don't want to see another Cirque show (I would suggest Love since it is fabulous and nothing like O)- Jersey Boys is a great show. Also- see Big Elvis at Bill's in the afternoon M-F. He puts on a great free show and there is a nearby bar where you can get 99 cents margaritas. Don't let his weight turn you off- his show is a lot of fun.

http://www.bigelvis.biz/

You are definitely going to need at least one pair of comfortable shoes. Forget fashion- you can leave those cute heels for the night(if you need them).

There are two outlet malls in Vegas- Premium(the better one) and Las Vegas Outlet Center. Fashion Show Mall is a big mall right on the strip-near TI.

lasvegasadvisor.com/…

There are so many different restaurants and buffets in Vegas it is hard for people to make suggestions without knowing how much you want to spand and what kind of food you are looking for.

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We're in our early 50's as well and not big gamblers. Let's see . . . here's what we do . . .

Spend leisurely mornings walking through the casinos, checking out all the sights. We're not big breakfast eaters; but if you are, try a different place each day. (Previous posters who have told you to wear comfortable shoes are 100% correct. I'm going to go one step farther and suggest you take a couple pairs of comfortable shoes . . . different styles. No matter how comfortable a pair of shoes is, after putting on several miles a day, they will rub and cause sore feet.)

Also walk through the shopping areas . . . Forum Shops, Miracle Mile, etc.

We go in April, so the weather is warmer, but we spend our afternoons at the pool, sometimes having lunch there. The weather for early that week looks to be in the high 70's/low 80's. Even though it may be too cold for swimming, lounging around could be pretty nice.

Spend one evening downtown. It's a much slower pace and different atmosphere than the Strip . . . good variety.

Consider another show late in the week. I would suggest Rita Rudner at Harrahs. You're seeing one Cirque show . . . I think the comedy would be good. You can likely get discounted tickets at Tix4Tonight.

Spend an afternoon at the Magic Garden at Mirage.

Catch some of the Big Elvis shows at Bill's.

Hit some lounges with live music: LaScena at Venetian, dueling pianos at Harrahs, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill at Harrahs, Carnaval Court outside Harrahs, Indigo Lounge at Bally's, Fontana Lounge (if it's open to the public and not consumed by a poker tournament) at Bellagio, Baccarat Bar at Bellagio, Nine Fine Irishmen at NYNY, Cleopatra's Bar at Caesars.

Definitely watch Bellagio Water Shows . . . go up the Eiffel Tower and watch from there, too.

Enjoy!!

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I'll second everyone else's suggestions and throw in a few more;

An evening at the Rio for the Seafood Buffet & Carnival in the Sky

Your wife might like afternoon tea at the Bellagio

Food: Mesa Grill in Caesar's, Joe's Stone Crab in Caesar's, Cafe Ba Ba Reeba in the Fashion Show Mall, Lawry's (off strip) and The Steakhouse at Bill's I can personally recommend, but there are many, many fabulous restaurants I am still trying to work my way through

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one of my favorite things to do in Vegas -

Stay up late and sleep in!!!

also,

Take some time to people watch! Vegas is GREAT for it!

Grab a drink one night, find a place to sit outside on the strip and watch the rowdies, bachelor parties, and everyone else have themselves a time!!

I hope you guys have a great trip!

It may be your first trip, but probably won't be your last!

Have fun!

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Bellagio Fountains at night.