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post #1 of 20
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With the honeymoon fast approaching, we need to start doing some planning. We are staying in Vegas, probably at The Mirage, for a full week. Are there any "must do" or "must see" things that you recommend? Since I only plan on doing this once, I don't want to miss out or have any regrets. Anybody have any suggestions or recommendations to make our trip that much more special?

Thanks.
post #2 of 20
cirque du soleil! I wanted to see that when I was there but we didn't have a chance, not enough planning time

Also, if you are into fashion, go to the fashion show mall, walk into louis vuitton and just stare. I think i got the shakes from that mall

And beware the buffets! Everyone we went to sucked!
post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by annabelle33
cirque du soleil! I wanted to see that when I was there but we didn't have a chance, not enough planning time

Also, if you are into fashion, go to the fashion show mall, walk into louis vuitton and just stare. I think i got the shakes from that mall

And beware the buffets! Everyone we went to sucked!

I'm pretty sure that those expensive stores are already on Tara's list of things to do.
post #4 of 20
I am from the country and have never seen so maybe really high end brands in my life! it was so hot. I didn't ever want to leave...

and remember, if you fake play the slots you get free drinks, lol.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by annabelle33
I am from the country and have never seen so maybe really high end brands in my life! it was so hot. I didn't ever want to leave...

and remember, if you fake play the slots you get free drinks, lol.


I'll be sure to do that.
post #6 of 20
Vegas!!! One of my favorite places to go!!! First check out my travel webpage for tips, and then feel free to ask me anything as I have been there like, 5-6 times.
http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/5f71d/cc416/
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by journey
Vegas!!! One of my favorite places to go!!! First check out my travel webpage for tips, and then feel free to ask me anything as I have been there like, 5-6 times.
http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/5f71d/cc416/
Excellent. Thank you!
post #8 of 20
My husband & I went to Vegas for our wedding anniversary last July - we had dinner at the Top of The World Restaurant at the Stratosphere Hotel/Casino. The views at sunset were absolutely breathtaking and the food was wonderful. The service was above and beyond the call and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I highly recommend it.

I also really enjoyed the Statue Garden at Caesar's. Beware though, my husband made a comment about what may be under a certain fig leaf and the statue pinched him! *grin* They are live, but painted to look like statues - it was amazing! The ceiling fresco at Bellagio is magnificant, and I LOVED the tigers at MGM.

Happy Honeymoon!

~gf~
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by DRIVEN
With the honeymoon fast approaching, we need to start doing some planning. We are staying in Vegas, probably at The Mirage, for a full week. Are there any "must do" or "must see" things that you recommend? Since I only plan on doing this once, I don't want to miss out or have any regrets. Anybody have any suggestions or recommendations to make our trip that much more special?

Thanks.
You better be only doing this once babycakes! haha
post #10 of 20
The Sirens of TI was awesome, and free! Um, when I went, we didn't have a lot of money to see the shows. I heard the shark feature is really cool, at Mandalay Bay....
post #11 of 20
ooh the live statues, my bf, when he was like 17, as a joke would hump people and things for a laugh. So I dared him to fake hump the statue guy, he wussied out but I do have a picture of him with one.


We stayed at the sahara because it was discounted, but didn't quite realize that the strip was so long, we thought it was like 10 blocks, turns out the sahara is all the way at the DEAD end of the strip, far away from the action. We had to use cabs to get to and from the hotel all the time, it sucked. Had I known I would have definitely spent an extra $10 a night to stay at excalibur or something. But at least now we know.
post #12 of 20
I was there in October and I HIGH RECOMMEND a cirque du soleil show!!!
One of my friends and I saw "Ka". IT WAS AMAZING!!! They have a website to book the tickets and they go really fast. Most have 2 showings. 3 price ranges $99-$125 & 150 I think we did the middle price range. At the Ventian they have a small museum which at that time had Russian artifacts (so a little culture)
We went to only buffet at the RIO dinner buffet is $30 each and the best in the city (I filled up on crab legs) plus the Rio has their own float show I think it started at 4:00. I loved the shopping at Caesar's Palace (spago good for a nice lunch). Plus the light show at the Bellagio at night is really cool.
One night we went to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville-cool stuff to buy and they had a smll show also. The food was ok but $$ for what you got.
There are all these Mexican people standing on the sidewalks at nite trying to hand you stuff about hookers-its really annoying. Hard Rock Cafe is cool too.
The Paris casino has really fancy bakeries with awesome desserts!!
Any more info let me know. People where all sorts of clothes but as you will be doing LOTS of walking comfy shoes are a must!! We stayed at New York New York and the piano bar and Irish bar were fun.
post #13 of 20
Oh yeah, you HAVE to see the inside of the Bellagio hotel....HOLY COW! It's beautiful! Their cafe is nice but pretty pricey...$12 for ONE Mimosa? Puh-leeze!
post #14 of 20
There is now a monorail that travels most of the strip- it is awesome! I think an all day pass is about 10 bucks. I went last year. BTW MGM has lions, not tigers. The tigers are at another casino- forgot which, but it's the one that siegfried and roy used to play at.Ask at MGM if they are having pictures taken with cubs. We did that our last day- we got there early and were like
5th in line. It helped that we stayed there so we made sure to do that! I'm a big fan of the luxor- cool decorations, lots of cat statues, a good buffet for the money, and tons of 3d movies.
Hubby is a star trek fan and loved the experience at the hilton. Definitely take the bus to Fremont street downtown some evening. I found the bus trip to be as entertaining as the trip! If you like cars there is a cool museum at caesers- free with AAA card.
post #15 of 20
The white tigers are on display at the Mirage and the volcano out front "erupts" every 15 minutes. You need to to see it at night, though.

The Shark Reek at Mandalay Bay is a must. You walk THROUGH an aquarium and are surrounded by sharks.

Also at night, the Fremont Street Experience downtown runs every 15 minutes, with a different light show. Neonopolis is down there, too. This is a collection of classic Vegas neon signs, that have been restored.

Circus Circus is tacky and rundown.

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, at the Venetian is worth the time but the average wait for a gondola ride is 4 hours.

The Imperial Palace's Car Museum is full of wonderful and one-of-a-kind cars. At the front door of the casino, there are people handing out free tickets to it.

As for gaming, blackjack has good odds for the player. Stay away from nickel slots, they are a waste of time and a super tight. Quarter and dollar video poker pays the best of the machines and machines near the doors are looser.
post #16 of 20
We got married at the Excalibur in May of 2000. It is really nice there. Especially if you like the whole medieval theme. They have a great buffet there too. Approx. $10. per person if I remember right. Rooms are very nice also.
This year we are going back to Vegas in mid-June and looking into the Alladdin Hotel. It is a step up from the Excalibur in price, hopefully we will like it. We walked through a lot of the hotels on the strip and they are amazing. This will be our 4th trip (may 2000 was the 1st).
I would HIGHLY recommend the Fremont Street Experience. It is AMAZING.
It is every hour for 10-15 minutes on the hour. There is a great place to get huge, potent , dacquari's/margaritas in one of 20+ flavors. There are street shows and show girls that you can take your picture with.
The lions at MGM are great. At that or the Mirage they had guys in the glassed in area with them and they were batting a ball around. It was really cute!! Bellagio is so extravagant you will be blown away. Ceasar's Palace and the Shoppes there are all sites to see. The paintings and designs of these places are sooooooo awesome. I just can't say it enough.
And there is always something to do, 24/7. It's free to look at everything and that alone is entertainment enough.
We would be so exhausted from walking around , YOU DO NEED COMFY SHOES, that we would go back to our hotel and go downstairs and play nickel slots and drink free for hours.
Downtown on Freemont Street there is a place called the Golden Gate something. From midnight to 6 am or so you get steak and eggs for about $3.00!!! And it is great food!! Don't miss that!!
House of Blues food was not real good, don't waste your $.
The shoppes in the Desert Passage next to Alladdin are nice, I found a lotta things there I liked.
I plan to start using the treadmill as soon as I kick this cold I have been fighting for the last 3 weeks to get used to walking a lot. You will do a LOT of walking no matter what you do.
The Luxor does have some great things to look at.
The Shark thing at the Mandalay Bay did not impress me. Didn't see any big sharks and was just not worth $$$. It's not cheap.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by katl8e
The white tigers are on display at the Mirage and the volcano out front "erupts" every 15 minutes. You need to to see it at night, though.

The Shark Reek at Mandalay Bay is a must. You walk THROUGH an aquarium and are surrounded by sharks.

Also at night, the Fremont Street Experience downtown runs every 15 minutes, with a different light show. Neonopolis is down there, too. This is a collection of classic Vegas neon signs, that have been restored.

Circus Circus is tacky and rundown.

Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, at the Venetian is worth the time but the average wait for a gondola ride is 4 hours.

The Imperial Palace's Car Museum is full of wonderful and one-of-a-kind cars. At the front door of the casino, there are people handing out free tickets to it.

As for gaming, blackjack has good odds for the player. Stay away from nickel slots, they are a waste of time and a super tight. Quarter and dollar video poker pays the best of the machines and machines near the doors are looser.

I can't wait to see the white tigers. We are staying at The Mirage so I might just hang out with them all day.
post #18 of 20
and just so you're prepared, every where you go there will be these little guys standing on the corner wearing bright orange vests handing out these little calling cards with half naked to naked girls on them advertising in room shows. I mean a ridiculous amt, on one corner there may be 13 different guys. And the news stands are filled w.porn.

Me and bf kept all the cards we were given and when we got home counted over 400 of them. weird.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by annabelle33
and just so you're prepared, every where you go there will be these little guys standing on the corner wearing bright orange vests handing out these little calling cards with half naked to naked girls on them advertising in room shows. I mean a ridiculous amt, on one corner there may be 13 different guys. And the news stands are filled w.porn.

Me and bf kept all the cards we were given and when we got home counted over 400 of them. weird.
Oh neat, new wallpaper for the house.
post #20 of 20
I updated my site as i got inspired hearing that you were going. so three things i would recommend if you rent a car are:
1) Red Rock Canyon
2) Valley of Fire
3) Primm outlet mall (40 min drive on Nev/Cali border)
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