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Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

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Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

Hi; Husband & I are planning to visit Las Vegas in early 2013 and would like to hear recommendations for other TA travellers on what are the must see/do things when there? Will have 5-7 days to complete. Budget is middle of the road and we're pretty game for anything! Thank you in advance for your responses!

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1. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

1. gamble

2. drink

3. buffet

4. show

5. people watch

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2. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

Vegas isn't really a "must do" kind of place.

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3. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

In no particular order:

Bellagio Fountains

Check out as many strip properties as you can


Gamble within your means

Take advantage of the countless top-notch dining opportunities

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4. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

1. Switch blackjack.

2. A show...Gordie Brown this time.

3. A good steak dinner. This time the Tropicana (Groupon). Hopefully good.

4. Happy hour drinks. Interesting ones.

5. Hit a casino and really look at it. The details. this time the Cosmo, I think.

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5. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

My five must do's for a newbie -

1. Spend a little time in the evening out on the sidewalk in front of Bellagio to take in a fountain show or 2.

2. Sit down at a slot machine, stick in a twenty dollar bill, order a drink from a cocktail waitress, and give it a whirl.

3. See a show - something unique to Vegas. I recommend Le Reve at Wynn but there are a lot of options.

4. Take time to just wander - see where the day takes you - going from casino to casino. See Caesars Palace and Bellagio and Venetian. Just take time to see where you end up. You never know who or what you'll see in Las Vegas. That's part of the reason I love it there.

5. Have at least one outstanding meal.

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6. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

1-drink 2-have another drink -3-cocktail-4-have another cocktail-5-bed.{smiley but slightly drunk face).

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7. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

This is a list from a non-gambler / non-drinker (so obviously missing some popular Las Vegase activities)

1. Spend a little time mid strip at night seeing freebie attractions Bellagio Fountains and Mirage Volcano

2. See a show (so much to choose from)

3. Have a nice meal (again so much to choose from)

4. Visit a few hotels (As non-gamblers a great way to do this is to pick a hotel with a non-gambing diversion you'd like to do -- e.g. See the Comopolitan before or after eating at the Wicked Spoon // See the Luxor by going to the Titanic Artifact exhibit // See the Bellagio by checking out the Convervancy (botanical gardens -- free by the way)

5. mini natural beauty or man made wonder diversion one morning or afternoon (e.g. Hoover Dam or Valley of Fire or Red Rock Canyon // pick one and see it // easy to do it on your own // bus tour options too if you'd prefer


If you are looking for an add on trip have an extra three nights or so, we like Springdale/Zion or Sedona // I prefer these places to the South rim of the Grand Canyon, but if you've never been to the Grand Canyon you could substitute the South rim for one of these and maybe just do two nights.

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8. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

1. Grand canyon by heli.... Amazing

2. Visit Fremont street one night. Great experience and drinks are cheap

3. WAlk the strip, see the bellagio fountains, the Venetian, Caesars palace

4. Gamble of course

5. And since your Aussie.... Outlet mall shopping is a must!!

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9. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

Have a steak at 4am because you can.

Have a coffee and baileys at 9am because you can.

Have a photograph with an Elvis (you can choose the size of the Elvis).

Walk from the canals of venice to the pyramid of Luxor via Paris and Manhatten.

Put a chip on 16 red.

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10. Re: Top Five Must Do's in Vegas?

Watch the Bellagio fountains

Go shopping at Miracle Mile, outlets atc

Explore each hotel and/or casino

Dine at Cheesecake factory and Earl of Sandwich