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Come in my Vegas Veterans!

So DH and I leave for Vegas in 9 days, and I'm giddy about it like the first day of school. I'm excited to go, but I have these nervous butterflies because it's the 1st long trip away from R. He does overnights with my Mom, but I'm always chomping at the bit to go get him in the morning. If you haven't figured it out, it's a kid free vacation. 5 days with no little ones.

With that being said, I need some help to get my mind focused on this trip. I need help with what to pack, things to do to keep my mind occupied while down there, etc. So if you ladies could be so kind as to help, I would forever be in your debt. ;)

1. What are some must items to pack?
2. Where are the BEST places to go eat?
3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas?
4. Who has the best drink deals?
5. What are the best free shows or attractions?
6. Are there any places we should avoid?
7. What should I not pack because I won't need it?
8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit?
9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05.
10. Any other deals or important information?

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    So DH and I leave for Vegas in 9 days, and I'm giddy about it like the first day of school. I'm excited to go, but I have these nervous butterflies because it's the 1st long trip away from R. He does overnights with my Mom, but I'm always chomping at the bit to go get him in the morning. If you haven't figured it out, it's a kid free vacation. 5 days with no little ones.

    With that being said, I need some help to get my mind focused on this trip. I need help with what to pack, things to do to keep my mind occupied while down there, etc. So if you ladies could be so kind as to help, I would forever be in your debt. ;)

    1. What are some must items to pack? Comfortable shoes that are broken in already. Can't emphasize this enough. You'll walk all day and night!
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat? We went to Tao (the restaurant, not the nightclub) in the Venetian and it was awesome. Dark, sexy, and amazing decor. Fantastic atmosphere and good food. The breakfast buffet at Rio is delicious gut-buster for sure! Good, greasy food to cure the inevitable hangover you're going to have on at least one day.
    3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas? Never been to a show there. Didn't feel like it was necessary with all there is to do, and they're spendy!
    4. Who has the best drink deals? Any casino where you're gambling has free drinks! Other than that, we never found a cheap place for drinks and just settled on paying atrocious prices. You only live once, right?!
    5. What are the best free shows or attractions? Pirate show at Treasure Island, the volcano at The Mirage, and you certainly don't want to miss the Bellagio fountains. They're gorgeous (and look so different) night and day. Check them out from the top of the Eiffel Tower across the street at Paris. Super cool. And just walk around in the Wynn and Ceasar's Palace. They're both sooo pretty.
    6. Are there any places we should avoid? Circus Circus. Unless you like feeling like you're on a bad acid trip ala Fear & Loathing. Too.much.stimulation.
    7. What should I not pack because I won't need it? A jacket. It can be a little chilly at night, but it's not worth the extra space in your bag.
    8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit? Depends on how hungover you plan to be that day. Stick out tongue
    9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05. Have everything ready to go for the security screening. Take off your shoes while you're waiting in line. Make sure to pack all your liquids together in a plastic bag in your carry on. Whatever you do, don't check any luggage!
    10. Any other deals or important information? HYDRATE! Sleep in. Order room service breakfast. Take quick afternoon naps. Pack one AMAZING outfit for a night out. Vegas is about the only place left where you can get totally decked out for the night and not have people give you weird looks. Always seems like there's no occasion special enough to get decked out anymore. This is your ultimate excuse!

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  • 1. What are some must items to pack?  One cocktail dress, bathing suit, sundresses for the day time and sweats to come home in!
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat?  Try The Peppermill (breakfast/lunch), it is totally "old" Vegas, but fun!  Also, we choose a different fancy restaurant everytime we go.  Last time we did a delcious steakhouse in the Venetian, worth the money for sure!
    3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas? The cirque de sole (spelling sucks!) shows.. any one of them are interesting to see.
    4. Who has the best drink deals?  If you go to a pool during the day you can usually get passes for drinks, but I generally don't spend my entire day at the pool.  Treasure Island is good for drinks while gambling (I play the penny machines) also we like to get The Yard at the MGM - the bellini flavor is not too sweet and delicious.
    5. What are the best free shows or attractions? I love just walking around the different hotels... so I'm no help there!
    6. Are there any places we should avoid?  I personally love the "divey" places (Harrahs and Buffalo  Bills).  But generally, don't go off the strip or out of Old Town it can get sketchy.
    7. What should I not pack because I won't need it?  Jeans
    8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit? Sweats
    9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05.  Make sure everything liquid (all personals) are in a ziplock bag.  Get there two hours before and then hit up the sports bar that does $1 shot with your beer order. :)  Also, don't check bags, just carry on if you can!
    10. Any other deals or important information?  HAVE FUN!  No matter what you do, it will be a blast because you and your H will be together ALONE!

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  • 1. What are some must items to pack?  Comfy shoes (you walk everywhere) and low cut tops (it is vegas afterall)
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat?  Earl of Sandwich in the miracle mile!!
    3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas?  Cirque LOVE
    4. Who has the best drink deals? Bills!  I spend all my time at bills, its a hidden treasure on the strip!  2 pitchers of beer for $10 and $.99 margaritas, yes please!  
    5. What are the best free shows or attractions?  every casino has free attractions, just walk through each one.
    6. Are there any places we should avoid?  The whole part of the strip down by the stratosphere and the Sahara casinos
    7. What should I not pack because I won't need it?  pajamas ;)
    8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit?  I think this is personal preference
    9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05. No liquids over 3.4 oz in your carry on.  they will throw them away. 
    10. Any other deals or important information? 

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  • 1. What are some must items to pack? Comfy shoes that are already broken in.
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat? Here.  Seriously.
    3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas? No idea. I go for the booze and the penny slots.
    4. Who has the best drink deals? Any casino floor.  Spend a couple of pennies, get a drink. 
    5. What are the best free shows or attractions? I used to say Treasure Island, because the pirate show was da bomb, but they changed it and now it's a T&A show.  I would go see the lions at MGM.
    6. Are there any places we should avoid? The Fremont District at night. 
    7. What should I not pack because I won't need it? I have no idea. 
    8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit? If you want to.  I never did this. 
    9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05. Get there early. 
    10. Any other deals or important information? Be prepared to walk.  A LOT.  Their blocks are equivalent to two or three of ours.  Alternatively, check out getting a pass on their monorail system.  It goes from The Stardust down to the MGM (if I remember correctly).  It's much cheaper than taking cabs everywhere, but it is a bit of a haul from the casinos to the monorail stations. 

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  • I just got back from a girls trip there and had a blast!

    1. What are some must items to pack?  I just packed bathing suits, shorts, tops, a pair of jeans, and some nice shirts to go out in 
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat?  Earl of Sandwich in PH - that place is awesome!
    3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas?  I saw Vinnie Favorito at the Flamingo and he was hilarious!  It's a comedy act, but only go if you can tolerate raunchy humor!
    4. Who has the best drink deals?  Bills!!!  $1 margs and $5 pitchers! 
    5. What are the best free shows or attractions?  We spent most of our time at Bills, watching the free bands and the hilariousness that is karoake
    6. Are there any places we should avoid?  Studio 54 - it was so lame and the drinks were $$$!
    7. What should I not pack because I won't need it? 
    8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit?  Yes.  I would pack a heavier sweatshirt, that airport is cold!
    9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05. 
    10. Any other deals or important information? 

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    1. What are some must items to pack?  Comfy shoes (you walk everywhere) and low cut tops (it is vegas afterall)
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat?  Earl of Sandwich in the miracle mile!!

     

    Yes, but remember Jen, boobs are out, vag is in.  Apparently women like to flash the nether regions in Vegas. 

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  • sunblock, Tylenol (slot machines are loud and annoying), extra batteries, sunglasses, cell phone & camera charger,  what ever you need to combat hangovers, pack carry on snacks

    I loved "Blue Man Group" a mix of rock, science and goofy fun.

    Don't pack your winter parka :p

    If you have a AAA card use it almost everywhere and visit their website for deals. Also check with your hotel and see if they have any deals for shows/attractions. Maybe see if there is a groupon or living social vegas page and watch it this week.

    No need for a car just use the hotel shuttle and maybe a taxi once or twice. 

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  • 1. What are some must items to pack? Comfy shoes and at least one "going out" outfit.
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat? I loved the Rio Buffet.
    3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas? Anything Cirque du Soleil. Pricey, but totally worth it.
    4. Who has the best drink deals? Gamble and get them free. That is about the only "deal" on drinks.
    5. What are the best free shows or attractions? I really like the botanical garden at the Bellagio.
    6. Are there any places we should avoid? Each time I step in Excalibur I can't find my way out.
    7. What should I not pack because I won't need it? I always tend to over pack, so I can't answer this one!
    8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit? I usually do.
    9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05. Eh, just don't hold up the security lines because you are unorganized. Take off your shoes and pack your liquids in an easily accessible place in your bag.
    10. Any other deals or important information? Visit downtown Vegas. As I've gotten older, I much prefer the low key atmosphere of downtown to the trendy strip. There is cheap gambling and some really interesting characters down there. Also, get the players cards at the different hotels. They usually give you some kind of free play on a slot. I got one at the Rio last year with a $10 free play, and won $100 - free money!
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    4. Who has the best drink deals? Bills!  I spend all my time at bills, its a hidden treasure on the strip!  2 pitchers of beer for $10 and $.99 margaritas, yes please! 

    OMG, I almost peed a little when I read this! Big Smile  Glad to see you ladies are supporting my former hell clients, my co-workers thank you for your patronage.

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    1. What are some must items to pack?  Comfy shoes (you walk everywhere) and low cut tops (it is vegas afterall)
    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat?  Earl of Sandwich in the miracle mile!!

     

    Yes, but remember Jen, boobs are out, vag is in.  Apparently women like to flash the nether regions in Vegas. 

    Oh wow! The things I have to look forward too!

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  • 1. What are some must items to pack?  Comfy shoes, suncream, lots of $1 bills for the slots!

    2. Where are the BEST places to go eat?  I loved The Venetian & The Bellagio the best, there are soe great restauarnts there and you could spend forever in them looking around too


    3. What are the MUST SEE shows in Vegas?  Cirque Sensual (or somthing called like that!) it was fantastic!


    4. Who has the best drink deals? Coyote bar had pretty good deals

    5. What are the best free shows or attractions?  Ditto on the every casino has free attractions, just walk through each one.


    6. Are there any places we should avoid?  Anything past Circus Circus is pretty tacky & not worth the time IMO


    7. What should I not pack because I won't need it?  Sweater, pyjamas


    8. Should I pack a comfy "flight home" outfit?  I wouldn't bother, it's only a short flight


    9. Any airport tips? I haven't flied since '05. Just be organised - there's nothing worse than standing in a line behind someone who doesnt have their stuff ready to go on the belt!


    10. Any other deals or important information? Have an awesome time & don't miss your kids too much - they'll be fine!!

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