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Bethlehem...
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Something unconventional

Soooo... Every once in a while, I'll ask this question to see what creative things you people do in Sin City. So let's see what ya got...

What unconventional thing have you enjoyed during one or more of your Vegas trips? (i.e. park your car on the top floor of the Flamingo parking garage with a cooler full of your favorite libations and enjoy the lights and sights tailgate style.)

Clarksville, IN
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I don't know if it's considered unconventional, but my husband and I have discovered that we really like getting up in the middle of the night and wandering the strip when no one is around. We discovered this on my first trip to Vegas when the jet lag got to me on the first day. We went back to the hotel around 5pm to take a "nap" and ended up sleeping until after midnight. I remember the Mandalay Bay casino was completely empty around 2am. We revisited this idea a couple of years ago when we slept until about 2am. We got up and Excalibur's casino was very quiet. We ended up walking down to the Las Vegas sign in the light rain and enjoying a breakfast special at Luxor at 5am (was supposed to be something like $6 per person but somehow it ended up costing closer to $30 after tip, not sure how that happened). Sleeping backwards like that doesn't work out often, but there's nothing like wandering the strip alone.

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This is a bit mundane but we went to a movie at the Orleans. Was a nice quiet break and very relaxing.

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Since I do go to Vegas for long trips and I do need a break from the glitz- some of the movie theaters in Vegas (Orleans, for example) present one night only showings of various culture events- Live from Met (opera) perforamnces, plays from such places as the National Theatre (London)/Broadway , concerts by various artisits, etc. Some are live, some taped. It gives me a few hours of rest and relaxation- and entertainment.

Kenosha, WI
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On our second trip back in 2009, we visited the Pearl Factory in the Luxor and I bought a pearl for my wife. Of course, I ended up buying her a setting for the pearl as well. Whenever you purchase a setting, you get another pearl for free. This has set off a chain reaction that I do not know how to stop!!!! Now for each trip, we need to purchase a setting for the "free" pearl from the previous trip, which of course yields us yet another free pearl!!!

On the last trip in October, we purchased a gold chain for my mother-in-law for Chirstmas, and when I opened that oyster, there were twin pearls in it!!! I fear we will need to purchase 2 setting per trip now!!!

Somebody help!!!!!!!

Ottawa, Canada
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Completely lost track of conventional time - we had breakfasts at 4pm and dinners at midnight - the fun and excitment just nevers stops and we just went with the flow. Tired sleep, hungery eat, in between, keep moving.

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During our October trip, we boarded the bus one morning in front of the Venetian, went to the top deck, and sat in the seats at the front. We rode the bus in a complete circle . . .to downtown, down the strip to the south, and then back to the Venetian. It was a great way to see everything on the strip, and it was cheap entertainment!

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7. Re: Something unconventional

Do the timeshare thing... Oh wait you said unconventional not stupid never mind.

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You should check out the Neon Museum near downtown. It was only 15 bucks per person and I loved hearing all the stories about Vegas history!!

Bethlehem...
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Good stuff... I know there's tons of others out there. I mean, not everyone goes to Vegas for the buffets and video poker alone. I'll add one... We like to take a tour(preferably in the middle of the day or early evening) of a hotel room we've never stayed in before... i.e. MGM terrace suite, remodeled Trop rooms, etc. Just go to the desk, let them know you are thinking of booking the hotel on your next visit but want to check out the room first. Usually, there is an escort that will take us up to the room to look around. Every once in a while, they give us a key which you just turn in after checking out the room.

*The Neon Museum ROCKS

**The Deserted Strip is a fav or mine(Very romantic to walk the deserted streets of Paris and Venice also.

***The bus is a great idea. Some of my best Vegas stories come from rides on the Deuce.

****I greet time share people in Romanian. }:-) "futa-te"!!!!!

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Not that I have done it, but:

www.greendoorlasvegas.com

www.vegasredrooster.com

Pole dancing lessons?

I don't consider going to the movies or to play miniature golf "unconventional."