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Old 08-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So a few buddies and I are planning on doing a last second trip to Vegas on THURS for 5 days. I've been there once before, but it was on a business trip where most of my time was spent at a convention. We walked around the strip and checked out a lot of the hotels and strip at night, but now that I'm going for multiple days just to have a good time, I ask all of you that have gone to Vegas before:

1. Best places to check out during the day? Best activities?

2. Which hotels host the best parties during the day and night?

3. Best clubs/spots to hit up at night?

4. Spots to get cheap alcohol?

We're already planning on hitting up the gun range and that club inside Caesars, but any and all suggestions are welcome from previous experience. Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try to get in on a few shows during the daytime! I remember I saw the pretend Rat Pack. Was cool.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bring at least 5 grand.

that is all.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Bring at least 5 grand.

that is all.
In cash?
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in cash, or credit.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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4. Spots to get cheap alcohol?

1. In Vegas you can drink on the street, bring your drinks into casinos etc. Last time I was in Vegas there was this slushy/alcohol bar that had booths in malls and on the strip. You could get an orange slushy with like three ounces of vodka for $6, but then you could get another ounce for $1.

2. You can also drink for free while your gambling, so you can go to a poker table and play $1/$2 limit with a bunch of buddies and drink for free.

3. Liquor store - not the club
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Bring at least 5 grand.
Hmm, maybe I do Vegas wrong.

I do:
"Bring at least 1 grand, leave with at least 5 grand"

Someone point out my flaws
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Hmm, maybe I do Vegas wrong.

I do:
"Bring at least 1 grand, leave with at least 5 grand"

Someone point out my flaws
you:

bring in at least 1 grand


leave without 10 grand

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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you:

bring in at least 1 grand


leave without 10 grand

HOW THE HELL DO YOU KNOW ME

lol
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HOW THE HELL DO YOU KNOW ME

lol
or you can be awesome at blackjack like me and turn 80 euros into 140 euros or well, the equivalent in dollars
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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One of my instructors from school told us a story about how one of his friends in the 80s went to vegas in his newly bought 30K car.

He ended up coming back in a 300k vehicle.

It was a charter bus.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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or you can be awesome at blackjack like me and turn 80 euros into 140 euros or well, the equivalent in dollars
Not so sure I'd call that awesome sir :P
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Not so sure I'd call that awesome sir :P
well sir, I did it in 20 minutes
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #16 (permalink)
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1. You guys will definitely want to check out a pool party or two. They're often better than the clubs. A few years ago when I was there I went to the MGM's pool/lazy river. It was LOADED with people. If you're there on the weekend you can expect bigger crowds. I've heard that Aria, Hard Rock and Mandalay Bay also have good pool scenes. I'd imagine that almost ANY big hotel is going to though....

2. Be sure to go to Planet Hollywood (hotel) and go to the "Earl of Sandwich". GREAT place for a cheap bite to eat. Their sandwiches are awesome and will fill the gap without denting your wallet too badly. If memory serves they're about $5-6.

3. Do an ATV tour in the desert. Something that would very fun with a bunch of buddies. Haven't done it myself so I'm unsure of the cost but I've heard good things about it. Ask a concierge for info.

4. Hit Fremont St. (the heart of "Old Vegas") for an evening and walk around there. There's a great light show (free) and drinks are generally cheaper there (along with accommodation) compared to the strip.

5. Popular clubs? Pure (Caesar's), Tao (Venetian), Marquee (Cosmo), Rain (Palms), Tryst (Wynn). Be ware though that you'll have to go EARLY to get in to these places... esp. if you're just a bunch of dudes with no females in your party. If you come late and the line is big you'd better be prepared to shell out big money for bottles. A good way to go about it is to try to meet a group of girls in line (or earlier on at the pool) so you can get in with them.

6. Hit up a rooftop lounge for a couple of drinks. Yes, the drinks will be expensive as hell but the view is great. "Ghostbar" is at the top of the Palms hotel and there's on at the top of the Rio too.

7. If strip clubs are your thing then "Scores" and "Spearmint Rhino" are probably your best bets. They're the 2 biggest. Be aware that they charge $30 cover though and like any strip club... drinks ain't cheap.

8. Since you're a bunch of dudes you may not necessarily want to do a show but "Cirque du Soleil Eau" at the Bellagio was friggin' amazing. I'd highly recommend it.

9. If you want to get off of the beaten path Hoover Dam is about 30 min away and the Grand Canyon is about 3-4 hrs.

10. In spite of what some may think you can have an awesome time there without gambling at all. The first 2 times that I went to Vegas I didn't gamble a penny. Every other time I've gone back I've only played poker. Careful not to get carried away though lol.... it's easy to sit down at a table there only to realize that you've just blown 8-10hrs of your day.

Have fun!
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