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First Vegas trip...

Gresham, Oregon
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First Vegas trip...

So my Wife is being sent to Vegas for a Seminar and her company is flying me as well so we can have at least some of the trip together. It's really our first big trip together without the kids. We are in our mid 30's.

We'll be staying at the Cosmo and arrive sunday afternoon and go home Thursday afternoon. We have all day Sunday to spend together and her seminar on Monday doesn't start till the afternoon so Sunday is our late night out.

We have $1000 for food and entertainment for the week. Will it be enough? We aren't big gamblers. Probably stick with slots, drinks, food and people watching. Lot's of exploring. I'd like to check out the Rio seafood buffet. I'm a big fan of cheap drinks and pubs. The Queen Vic pub sounds interesting as does Hofbrauhaus.

I'm also going to need activities for myself to do during the day as my wife will be in her seminar for 8 hours. I'm not a pool guy. I can't imagine i'll be entertained all day by myself sitting in front of a slot machine. The Mob Museum looks neat so I might do that one day.

Any suggestions you can offer?

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1. Re: First Vegas trip...

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2. Re: First Vegas trip...

$1000.00 bucks can go quick in Vegas but is doable.

Hofbrauhaus is off strip so you will have to take a cab.

There several posts on here about happy hours and cheap drinks that you can check out.

Have a good time!

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Do you have a car?

You're staying right on the strip so that doesn't go well for "cheap drinks and cheap pubs". You can wander over to Casino Royale for some cheap beers. Drink prices at Cosmo may make you shudder. Its is a very cool place, but there's nothing cheap about it.

Do check out the happy hours. That will get price down from outrageous to merely high. Or, for some places, even cheap.

You're in for a shock when you get to the strip. I think its very unlikely you will be bored. When your wife is tied up, just head one direction or the other. If you get tired or get to the end, cross the street and head back. The time will fly by.

Liquor stores are pretty common. A cheap one that's nearby is Stage Door. You may also like the bar there. Cross both LV Blvd and Flamingo (between Bellagio and Caesars), then walk east on Flamingo past Bills. You'll find Stage door. You're allowed to carry open drinks on the strip. So filling a cup in your room before heading out will give you a head start on your drinking. And there are plenty of bars everywhere. Not always what I would consider cheap, but mostly not outrageous. Its the fancy ones, like the chandelier bar in Cosmo that are really pricey.

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4. Re: First Vegas trip...

You might want to check out the Pinball Museum during one of your afternoons.

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5. Re: First Vegas trip...

We won't have a car there.

I was thinking of the free drinks at the slots(with tip of course). I'll definitely check out happy hours.

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You may want to take a look at the auto collection at Imperial Palace. You can print off free tickets.


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7. Re: First Vegas trip...

If $1000 includes gambling money it will go quick. The cocktail waitresses can be slow, so usually I end up gambling more just waiting on my drink.

First trip you can spend a lot of time just looking at the hotels and free attractions on the strip. Food can be cheap or expensive depending on your taste.

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8. Re: First Vegas trip...

You don't hear a lot about the Mob Museum on these forums.

Ask yourself why you are not renting an automobile. Las Vegas is one of the cheapest cities to rent an automobile and a four day rental of a midsize vehicle won't cost more than 150.00--probably less.

Maybe you'd like to see the Hoover Dam while your wife is in a seminar. That's better than whiling away the hours in front of a slot machine. Maybe you go to Red Rocks or Valley of Fire.

Check out carrentalsavers.com They have all the discounts and promo codes plugged in already for all the rental companies.

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