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going to do some work now so will check in a bit
if you want to play poker and you're shit then the lowest stakes cash game is old bill's gambling hall. the tournaments all run horrific turbo structures so i would't bother.
definitely definitely take a trip away from the strip to go visit fremont street. it's ridiculous down there, i loved it. they even had a classic rock covers band playing on an outdoor stage and the drummer pulled one of his arms inside his tshirt whenever they did def leppard songs
other than that, drink, gamble, walk around. make sure you've got plenty of money. it seems vegas it a place where the amount of fun you have has a direct correlation with how much money you have
i am only in las vegas for three days and then doing a road trip around some other bits of nevada
especially if you're planning gambling. 600 dollars can vanish pretty instantly
It is a really cheap place to be. Hotels are cheap, drinks are free (sort of - you need to be tipping only), but you might get bored of hanging around the machines to get them. Most of the stuff there is walk around-able. You WILL have the worst hangover of your life and try and leave on the first morning (is something about the lack of greenery and all those lightbulbs I reckon) but instead haulyourself to Wet n Wild during the day.
everything else though yeah.
everything looks close, but if you walk from the luxor to the mirage or something it takes fucking ages and the heat will kill you
Also, you will start the walk, and 45 mins later be in the same hotel. All the walking I am suggesting is to be done at night.
I kind of hate Vegas, yet am somehow completely jealous.
Going past that point towards Circus Circus and Stratosphere is a bit of a slog.
More annoying is how long it seems to take to actually get in and out of places once you've got there.
you've probably still got another 10 mins or more walking until you actually get there
Gaming, trips to the canyon/desert and shows would be your main expenses.
First time you go you can spend quite a bit of time and little money just having a look at everything.
but not a lot
i don't know any gambling rules
just sit down at the table and ask the dealer to show you how. They will always play the best strategy for you.
The Grand Canyon or Hoover Dam. If so, go to both.
Watch the fountains at the Bellagio, obviously.
Go and see Penn and Teller (book in advance, as it often sells out).
Eat lots and lots of food.
Just generally have a wander around places like New York New York and Venice and marvel at the ambition, the waste and the tastelessness of it all.
will have to see if the hoover damn fits in with our route
we are staying at the canyon overnight i think
the hoover dam is amazing. do go. do do go.
it's on our way back in.
i'll make sure we stop off
LA - Vegas - SF.
Best. Holiday. Ever.
Done it three times. Need to do it again now, please.
the shows look a bit - um, cheesy really
unless you're one of those people who really hate magicians, in which case it'll probably make you angry.
Think I preferred the Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah's though, we were just trying to kill some time in the afternoon but it was really good fun (cheap too)
but not the crazy expensive show thing
unless there's a specific show you really want to see
Some shows are really overpriced and some are quite expensive but definitely worth it - but don't ever pay full price for any of them.
if not opinions will be available on request
over the canyon
over the strip at night
Go see 'O' or Love or Absinthe or Penn & Teller
shooting range, obvs
the former is a full on Cirque du Solei production, the latter is produced by a guy who used to be main producer for Cirque, so both are really good.
I hadn't slept for 48 hours when I saw O and it blew my mind a bit.
If you're there on a Sunday, go for pyjama brunch at Palms Place. This was ridiculous, I can't remember how much it cost but the food was incredible. Cornflake French Toast.
There are some really smart restaurants if you want to be a bit foodie, Botero in Wynn is good.
There's a place called the Neon Graveyard, which is a museum of all the old neon signs from back in the day.
part of a family holiday across the west coast. I remember it being incredibly hot, ridiculously hot, and I wasn't allowed in a lot of places due to my age. I don't have a particular urge to go back.
and generally go about the place re-enacting Swingers. I reckon that's the only thing that'd get me through it. Vegas always strikes me as being one of the worst places on earth. ENJOY!
i didn't even know what to make of it
this shop is eluding me. i've sent a message to the girl i went with. it's probably not even that good. hahaha, just annoying me
knew i'd get it eventually
that's just stupid
it's about half way down the main strip, nearish to the aria. worth a drop in
if it was cheaper
what if you hit it all wrong and it becomes a redundant peice of nearly 5 grand metal in the corner.
Wait. Thats the whole point isn't it?
the chances of not fucking it up are stupidly low
It'll be great. I'd totally go for the oh.my.word.my.eyes factor.
amazing at night.
put on your Rad suit and visit searchlight
Is that dinosaur in the motel in fallout new vegas real? if so definately go there and get a picture of you in in Preferably in sunglasses and a red beret.
like, wtf?!?!?!?!? :O
and also try to find any natural water feature within about 200 miles and then marvel at why they'd build a city where water has to be shipped in
so it's in an area where gambling laws don't / didn't apply
something like that?
Will involve the world's best poker players and rich celebrities, so might be worth checking it out for a couple of hours. You should be able to freely walk around the casino(s) hosting it and get fairly close to the tables. I did the same when the WSOP Europe was in London in 2010.
which is a bit of a trek from the strip. Cant be bothered to check scheduling but i imagine the One Drop or the Main Event might be on then.
Beatles lounge in the Mirage
Cleopatra's Barge in Caesar's Palace (for the kitsch factor)
House of Blues in Mandalay Bay (free admission on most nights with good live blues or jazz, if that's your thing. They also have a gospel brunch on Sundays which is awesome)
Drai's at Bill's Gamblin Hall (go early to this one as it is famous for being an after hours place which draws the Ed Hardy-clad crowd but if you hit it up around 6:00 or so, it's a great place for a drink)
mate went and got some of the most amazing pictures
I'm not a massive fan of the place but make sure you take a helicopter to the grand canyon, its not cheap but you can't be that close and not do it. Penn and teller wait in the corridor after and you'll get to meet both. not sure if beatles cirque de soleil is still on but thats amazing.
because I am a class.act. Get married in a helicopter. class.act.
is it a stag do you're going on by any chance?