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Based on your location, I would go now, get away from the snow!

Last time I went was in '04, when Poker was getting big. We stayed in Binion's Horshoe Casino, and never strayed too far from the old strip. We were only there 2-3 days, and spent the rest of the time in California.

When I went in '92, we also took a major side trip to the Grand Canyon and Utah.

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If you want to wait till the end of Oct., I'll be there with my GF for the Toyota nationals. Plus Halloween.you don't need a

Grand Canyon, Get your rental and blast off for the canyon.
Stay the night oat the hotels on Rout 66. See the canyon in the morning, the drive back to LV.

See the hoover dam, take the tour.

LV is enough to see all by its self.

I'm getting there two days early to blast off to LA for an over night trip.

Unless you want to go way off the strip (like GC or HD), or are handicapped, you don't really need a rental.

(My GF gets Toyota hospitality suite tickets) :D

I stayed at the Luxor 2013, basic hotel and Excalibur 2014, basic hotel.

$100 per night plus $20 per night resort fee.

Without a rental you WILL do a lot of walking. (with a rental you will walk a lot too)


PM me for any thing else you want to know.
Theres lots more to know.
PM for ways to save a buck, because its Vegas, and Vegas prices.
 

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I go to Vegas every Jan for the Consumer Electronics Show for work and I must say it's not one of my favorite places in the world (I buy a lottery ticket before every trip b/c if I do win, I'm not stepping on that plane). To entertain clients I've gone to quite a few of the higher-end restaurants in Vegas though.

Here are my four suggestions:
* On the high-end, the only restaurant I'd actually spend my own money at (vs an expense account) would be Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak in the MGM. I've really enjoyed every meal I've had there but the braised short ribs are especially stunning.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/mar/28/make-craftsteaks-braised-short/

* Since it will be October, I'd say have a meal at the Hoffbrauhaus. It's a kitchy vegas offshoot of the famous bier hall in Munich (which I've also been to). Since the seating is in long pinic-table rows, it's better with a big group but since it might be Oktoberfest when you visit, I'm sure you'll have fun if you are the friendly drinking sort. I'd see about making reservations though if you do visit during October.

* If you've never seen one before, DO go see a Cirque Du Soleil show even if the tickets are super expensive. You can get half price tickets from these stands called Tix4Tonight. They are in several casinos.
http://www.tix4tonight.com/

* Forget the machine gun shoot. The guys running it are very douchy and the overall experience is incredibly overpriced ($75 for 20rds of 556 out of an M16 + 30rds of 9mm out of an MP5? that's over a $1/rd).

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The Tix4Tonight booths are all around. The one show I went to I looked at their discount, then figured in the fee they charge, and the fact that the tickets might be in the back row and decided to just pay full price and get a known good (close) seat. Besides, Tix4Tonight is just gonna use all your info to sell it to other companies to profit off you anyway. If it's a really good discount it's probably worth it, if the discount is not too high, it may not be worth it.
 

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Don't need a rental... there's lots of taxis and limos. Do a limo once, it surprisingly not that much more than a minivan if you have a group.

A lot of Vegas is under roof, its amazing hot far you can walk and never venture outdoors!

I recommend the Hoover Dam tour though I've heard they charge much more now for the 'real' tour.

If you don't gamble, drop some bills anyways... you may surprise yourself.

There is a Shelby Museum is out by the race track. ;)

Be sure to catch the water fountain 'show' at the Bellagio. Of course there are many show venues in all the major resorts.

I don't care much for the town myself but next time I go, I hope to do a helicopter tour. Don't think you'll get to go for an impromptu ride, the ones we checked were booked well in advance.

Sorry, never been to the Flamingo.
 

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Plus there are real flamingos at the Flamingo.
They used to have penguins there too.

Hit the bar up in the stratosphere for the sunset view too.
Tell the guy your going to the bar or the restaurant for the free elevator ride.

Otherwise its $20 pp to go to the top with the roller coaster.

The volcano at the Mirage is cool too.
 

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Wife and I went to Vegas for the first time back in November. We've got another trip booked for early April already. It's a great place and you can get some real cheap package deals through Southwest Vacations. We did all the normal touristy things...Hoover Dam, hit up all the resorts on the strip, plus all the 'reality' shows we watch on TV.

You should also hit up the High Roller...evening Happy Hour special if that's your thing. $25/person for a half hour trip around the wheel, open bar, as much as you can drink. The views are unbeatable.
 
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