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Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

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Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

Hi Guys,

Heading to Vegas in October, just unsure what are the best things to see and do?

Any restuarants people can recommend?




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1. Re: Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

Hi Stacey if you search your topic name you will find lots of ideas quickly as this has been asked lots on here :) have a fabulous time in Vegas :D

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2. Re: Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

Las Vegas does have its must see's plus other things to do and see given the time.

First timers should ay least see, and most all is Free except where I say go and have a drink at the bars I listed, they have views.

The Bellagio Fountains

The Bellagio Conservatory

The Forum shops at Caesars Palace.

The Mirage Volcano show.

The Upper level of the Venetian, shops, shows, restaurants and Gondola ride.

Check out the shops at Planet Hollywood Hotel.

The Sirens show at Treasure Island.

City Center

Downtown light show if you have time, go at night

Lake of Dreams Show

Other things to do if you have time.

Go for drinks at MIX located at THEHotel, go in early evening.

Check out the Big name Hotels, Wynn, Bellagio, Caesars, Palazzo, Encore, MGM, Mirage, Venetian and Mandalay Bay.

Have a drink atop the Stratosphere Tower at sunset.

Drinks at Mandarin bar.

Drinks at Cosmo.

Of course this is just a small list but it will introduce you to the sights and sounds of LV and most of the popular things to see.

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First timers should also beware of being long hauled or having the taxi take you through the tunnel in order to add more cab fare to the meter.

Let us know what Hotel you’re staying at and we will give you the route the taxi should take. Just tell the taxi driver thats the way you want to go and positiverly No tunnel.



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4. Re: Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

Awwh thanks for taking time to tell me where to go :)

Im staying at NYNY for 2 weeks, hoping to go to LA while we're there and want to do grand canyon!! Is it expensive?

Thanks again diceman xoxo

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Grand canyon isn't cheap and it is a full day. I always suggest renting a car and seeing things off the beaten path.

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Thanks for the taxi info!

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7. Re: Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

What kind of food do you like? What is your budget per person for a meal? There are so many great places to eat in Vegas, a few details will help narrow the choices down.

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8. Re: Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

Hi: We are staying at the Signature Suites at MGM.......what would be your suggested route for a cab? Thanks.

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9. Re: Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

Hi, just plan on having fun. Bring comfortable shoes. Go to www.lasvegas.com

This is a great site to tell you what is happening in Vegas. Also look and see what the weather will be . You might need a sweater as the Casinos are kept Cold!

There is so much going on for everyone. You can always eat, at all hours. You can drink

Travel safe

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10. Re: Things to do and see for Vegas first timers?? xx

Well we're taking about $5500 for the whole trip, hopefully that will be enough.

We love any type of food, Fancy trying all different types while we're there.

Going to see a few shows, is it best to pre book or do it in Vegas?? x