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Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

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Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Going in late January for 3 nights over a weekend

I got a good rate at Flamingo and Excalibur - I look at room as place to sleep but I do want a strip casino - what do you think?

Good Vegas Steakhouse and Italian for a Brooklyn kid - if 50 is a kid.

Show - except not a cirque show - did one once and i am done - that is good for a few guys going?

Golf? too cold in January to play?

other stuff is should not miss other than Bellagio fountains?

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1. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Go with a room at Flamingo, a "Go Room" if you can. Also Flamingo does not charge a resort fee like you'll find at Excalibur.

For a good NY-style steakhouse I recommend Gallagher's at New York New York. Their dry-aged steaks are very good!

What type of show are you looking for? Production, Magic, Adult?

Edited: 14 September 2012, 15:29
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2. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Steakhouse: N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms.

Show: Carrot Top. (But only if you love to laugh!!!)

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3. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Agree with Flamingo Go room - far more central to all the casinos.

Also property is not as overwhelming to get lost in (I still get turned around in Caesars and Venetian).

Totally recommend Absinthe for a group of guys - unless anyone is easily offended. They describe it as "cirque meets the Rocky Horror picture show". Crude humor that kept my sister and I laughing the whole way though.

I'm not a foodie so I'm afraid to make recommendations on the restaurants as I have low expectations and budgets.

Hopefully someone else can answer golf. I would say yes - it's probably considered cold for the locals but for many of us it's just pleasant.

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4. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

I would go with Flamingo based on more central location over Excalibur. Also Excalibur tends to attract more families with kids.

It should not be too cold to play golf in January, unless you had a very early tee time.

You might consider Blue Man Group as a show that tends to appeal to guys.

If you guys like classic cars, I'd recommend a visit to the Auto Collection at IP.

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5. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Thanks for the info.

Blue man group I saw and I was picked out of the audience to participate on stage, to the horror of my kids.

Carrot Top? I never would have thought of him in a million years. Heard of vinnie babarino? and dont think I can be offended except when you are talking about my kids. i saw brad garrett in AC and if anyone is more offensive him, he must be either dead, in solitary or in an asylum.

Gallaghers i have done in NY

And Palms is off the strip - is it and the palms worth the cab ride?

Flamingo sounds good - what is the difference between Fab and GO?

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6. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Hey Scott, Vegas is a high desert environment like here in El Paso so its going to be light jacket weather during the day but It will get cold at night if your going in late january. I dont recommend excalibur to stay for your first trip because ive heard the rooms are really bad (although extremely cheap (<$30/night or your paying too much). However if your a night owl the casinoat excalibur gets really good late night....most fun cheap casino in my oppinion. I would just select steakhouses here on trip advisor and read throug the top 10 to find what you like. One thing to see besides fountains (which go off every 30 minutes) you must go downtown to freemont street experience. Check out Gold Nugget for the most plush casino there. 4 Queens bars make a great frozen margarita. At the end of freemont where the Plaza Hotel(has Oscar Goodmans Steakhouse) is go down the street to Main Street Station Casino. 777 brewery has great microbrews. The bar outside the brewery in main street serves 12oz cups for $1.75!

Edited: 14 September 2012, 17:05
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I saw Garrett in Vegas a few years ago and I was horrified - and I am not offended easily. It was a Ray Romano show with him as opener on a Saturday night. We get to the theater and Romano opens up and is great. I thought it was very strange though. Then Garrett comes out and is rude and racist and not very funny. People are walking out in droves and he hurls more insults at them.

Find out after the show the same thing happened on the Friday night show and Romano wanted every to see him knowing people would walk out on Garrett. They don't seem to being shows together any more.

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8. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Thanks for the info Palamides.

On a weekend trip, is there time to do downtown with the Strip to explore?

No golf help yet??? Cold doesnt bother me until you get to freezing weather. And I guess it is cheaper to rent clubs than pay baggage fees back and forth.

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9. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

" I got a good rate at Flamingo and Excalibur - I look at room as place to sleep but I do want a strip casino - what do you think?"

Both are low end hotels but for location the Flam is the better, and thats not saying much.

" Good Vegas Steakhouse and Italian for a Brooklyn kid - if 50 is a kid "

If you want something like Peter Lugers in Brooklyn then try Prime or Cut.

For Italian try Perios or Il Mulino like the one in NY

http://www.pieroscuisine.com/

" Show - except not a cirque show - did one once and i am done - that is good for a few guys going?"

Jersey Boys

Golf? too cold in January to play?

Yes and No depends.

" other stuff is should not miss other than Bellagio fountains"

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

First timers should ay least see.

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.

The Sirens show at Treasure Island.

City Center

Downtown light show if you have time, go at night

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.

Check out the shops at Planet Hollywood Hotel.

Have a drink atop the Stratosphere Tower at sunset.

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

I will be in your territory next weekend, Lunch or Dinner at the River cafe, have not decided yet which one yet.

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10. Re: Vegas Virgin - read through FAQ's but..

Thanks Diceman

Did the NY Il Mulino - was not impressed at all to be honest - I have had much better dinners at a fraction of the price.

Did Peter Lugers over the summer - that bacon is so so good

Prime looks good I have done a Puck restaurant a few times

Thanks for the list - I will see if I can fit some of it in. I friend of mine had dinner at the voodoo and said the views were great