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65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

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65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

My parents are going to Vegas on Saturday until Wednesday. I'm doing a list of things for them to see or visit. I'm providing them with the free shows from the various casinos. They want to do the grand canyon tour and a double decker bus ride. The GC tour would be by bus. They aren't gamblers. I would love to send them to a show but my mom barely understands much English. I don't want to waste too much money either so a Cirque de Soleil show is not within my budget. What shows would you suggest for their age group and that is on the strip so they don't have to leave the area? What buffets besides the Bellagio one is worth going to? And which one is better for the Bellagio brunch or dinner? What other dinner spots would you recommend? They don't need the hippest places just something good, inexpensive and easy to get to other than a Dennys... Thanks.

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1. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

Would they enjoy Motown music? If so, Human Nature is great. I liked Wicked Spoon buffet at Cosmo better than Bellagio.

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2. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

They might enjoy the car museum at The quad - they can get free tickets in most of the in-room magazines. If they are near the Venetain/Palazzo the Grand Lux is a good all around restaurant (they might want to split an order - the servings are large. Also in the same style the Cheesecake Factory in the Forum Shops at Caesars. Don't forget the freebie holographic shows at the Forum Shops.

There is usually a show or display of some kind in the walkway that runs between the Venetian and Palazzo.

Belliago of course has the conservatory and a stop to see the chocolate fountain and have a bit at Jean Phillipe is always a welcome break from sight seeing.

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3. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

The Miracle Mile shops has the V Theater with numerous shows. The Ultimate Variety show is at 7:30 PM daily and the Popovich trained animal show is 4:00 PM daily. The shows are reasonably priced.

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4. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

The great thing about Cirque shows is that nobody really follows the storyline anyway so the fact that your mom doesn't speak much English would be no big deal. You can get good deals right now on Cirques website as well as many others. I would recommend Mystere. One of the cheapest and really entertaining. There at few afternoon shows that are cheap. Mac the King at Harrahs. Some at Planet Hollywood too. Good luck! Hope they have a great time!

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5. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

I would not stress about it too much. There is so much to do and see that they will find their way around. Thats part of the fun.

Let them explore on their own and figure it out.

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6. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

Your folks don't have a huge amount of time here. They fly in on Saturday, and fly out on Wednesday -- so they have only three full days, plus the two travel days. The GC trip is one full day. That leaves only two full days plus the two travel days.

Frankly, it takes two days to see all the casinos -- there are several that they should go inside (MGM, NYNY, Bellagio, Caesars, to name just a few) and others they can view from the street. Some they will want to wait for free shows at (the Bellagio fountains, the Caesars statues, the Mirage volcano, the what-do-you-call-it at Wynn). I have no idea what the schedule is like in St. Marks Square in Venetian these days, but I have often enjoyed the entertainment there. So, don't warry about them not having enough to do!

I agree that CDS (and Le Reve) are great for non-English speaking audience members. And the music shows, depending on the type of music they like. 64 and 65, maybe if they can get discounts for Love (the music of the Beatles). ABBA is here this Sunday, Mother's Day, but that is off-Strip.

How little English do they speak? And what is their first language? Something relatively common or some esoteric tongue that no else in Vegas will speak? For example, we have so many Spanish speakers in Vegas that they can get along.

Your folks should visit the half-price ticket booth to see what appeals to them. For example, half priced tickets to Legends in Concert, or Rock of Ages or ....

I hope they have a great visit.

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7. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

I agree with others. If you do not speak a lot of English then a CDC show is the way to go as there is not a lot of dialogue. They should probably avoid Zumanity if they are not comfortable with an R rated shows.

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8. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

Where are your folks staying?

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9. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

Where are they staying? Do they enjoy magic? Mac King tickets you can get for free from vendors outside the casino. I agree if they enjoy Motown then Human Nature would be a good show for them to see but they need to know the songs. Bellagio Fountains, of course, are a must.

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10. Re: 65 and 64 year old first timers visiting LV

Thanks everyone for your responses. They are staying at the Hilton. They are very active so they know to be prepared to walk everywhere. They speak Spanish. They arrive very early on Saturday morning and leave in the evening on Wednesday so they have 4 full days minus one for the Grand Canyon that's if they even go. They tend to go as they please while on vacation so I didn't book the GC Tour but am just passing on the information if they decide to go. They do love magic. I wouldn't send them to Zumanity though. Where is the half price ticket booth? Is it opened a specific time?