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Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

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Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

Hi all,

more coming over from Oz: 2A+1x 12YO - 20 Sept-1 Oct this year. (any pub hols to watch out for?)

Arriving LAX for 4 days for DL etc, then looking to spend 4 days LV.

Want to arrange LV part so that we fly LV to LAX to directly catch Mon 10pm flight back to OZ.

Firstly: are there great value 4 day (Thurs,Fri, Sat, Sun) "weekend away" packages for LA locals that include return airfare to LV and room (double double or better) with rooftop pool (and views) and more.

Here's some ideas we might try (2A1C) - suggestions welcome.

Helicopter to Grand Canyon (perhaps twilight back in to LV)

Alternative roof top pool (views) we could "visit/use" at night if unavailable in chosen hotel.

Classic convertible cruising (with/without driver) up & down The Strip and surrounds for a few hours at night, perhaps calling into a drive-thru for dinner. (We promise we wont mark the upholstery)

Budget tix for a Cirque Du Soleil show & Hypnotist/magic show.

Any good value dinner and comedy shows (non R-rated)

Best (healthy) AYCE buffet

Casino with BEST roulette odds (to win my bus ticket home)

Thanks in advance and will be back with more requests.

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1. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

Wow. Bumping this up for you.

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2. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

LOL! I saw this post last night had had no idea what they were asking...may be translation is needed.

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3. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

"Firstly: are there great value 4 day (Thurs,Fri, Sat, Sun) "weekend away" packages for LA locals that include return airfare to LV and room (double double or better) with rooftop pool (and views) and more"

No there aren't. It is just the opposite. You will find many more promos, offers, and much lower rates Sunday-Friday in Las Vegas than you will on weekends. Fri/Sat nights are frequently 2-3 times the rater of Tuesday. If you have the option you should plan accordingly.

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4. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

I'll try the few I can decipher.

Unless going to a paid admision pool party, you are generally relegated to the pool in your hotel. None of them are open at night. In fact, most close around 6 or 7pm. I don't know of any that are truly "rooftop" pools, though several (Cosmo and PH come to mind) are not on the ground level, but a few stories up.

All of the buffets are all you can eat, that is the whole idea behind a buffet. Wynn, Cosmopolitan, Ceasars and Bellagio are the more popular ones.

Unless you can find a single zero table, roulette odds are the same everywhere.

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5. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

Thanks Diva.

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6. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

Thanks DE4LV (Destination Expert for Las Vegas)

I was trying to ask for info on several specifc topics, rather than a benign "what to do?" question, but TA has limited character/text entry for headings, hence the abbreviations.

So, if I can translate Australasianese:

Fly-Stay-Play ex LA = return flight and accommodation package from LA.

(we have inclusive packages here to get people to take an impulse trip, some include a $25 chip eg scoopon.com.au/deals/40295/qld-luxury-for-tw… )

Agree mid-week is cheaper, though looking to connect to flight to OZ to save $ backtracking for more of LA.

GC by 'copter = That's Grand Canyon by helicoptor. "Heli-tours" Saves precious (5hrs coach each way) time, and get a birds-eye view (BEV) of Las Vegas day and night. www.VegasDaze.com has some deals.

R'top pool = Rooftop pool. My preference over ground level.

Sometime we like to take a late night coffee from the room to the pool in a bathrobe, without going through the lobby, rather than watching TV.

Dont understand the early closing times, by the time we'd get back to the hotel, we'd enjoy a dip to refresh before dinner.

Cddilac cruzing = open top car hire. Surely in the land of automobiles, I can indulge in cruisin' the streets in a T-Bird, Corvette, Cadillac or similar classic car. And I'd prefer someone else to drive besides my wife !!

Is there a website that lists all the shows without having to go through all the hotel sites ? Perhaps a single booking agency that lists the smaller stand-up comedy shows.

Thanks to all in advance.

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7. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

Here is a site where you can plug in your dates and get a complete show listing:

http://www.vegas.com/shows/

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8. Re: Fly-Stay-Play ex LA/GC by 'copter/R'top pool/Cddilac cruzing

The pools close early because (a) they want you in the casino and the clubs spending money and (b) they don't want to deal with drunk people swimming/drowning/having sex in the pool at all times of the night.

Helicopter tours take you to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is NOT Grand Canyon National Park. GCNP is much more scenic and beautiful and is the "true" Grand Canyon that you've seen in books and movies.

You should be able to find an old classic convertible to take you for a cruise up and down the Strip. Google should yield some results for you.

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