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    Going to Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas

    My wife and I are going to Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. We're gonna to be in Las Vegas for 4 days. We have never been and not sure where to stay or really what to do. We're not big club people but we do like to have fun. Anyone that has gone to Vegas and has any suggestions about where to stay or cool places to see let us know!! The only thing we have planned is to stop by the Cabo Wabo in Lake Tahoe so all suggestions would be great!!
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    The Venetian and The Palazzo are the best Casinos!!! What ever u do donít stay at the Excalibur too many little kids running around.

    For food go to the Hard Rock, Pink Taco Best Mexican Restaurant in Vegas
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    We stayed at the Bellagio in Vegas. It was awesome. Obviously you're goint to the two biggest gambling places in the US so bring your wallet. The big casinos don't pay off as much as the smaller ones do. Lunch at the hard rock is a must although it is about a mile off the strip. Tahoe-- yeah the Cabo Wabo Cantina is a must also. We just went skiing there last Thurs. We stayed at Harvey's, which is where Cabo Wabo Cantina is. Nice rooms and not too expensive during the week. Have fun

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    Just for the kitsch value alone, the Liberace Museum is a must see! There's two parts, his childhood and then his costumes. And a reaal nifty gift shop.

    Since it's not on the main drag, the museum runs pickup service to and from most hotels. But you must make a reservation in advance.

    I also enjoyed the Sigfried and Roy Wildlife refuge. Can't remember what hotel it's in but it's near Treasure Island.
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    Can't speak about Vegas as I've only been there twice. But Tahoe was a regular weekend desitination for my family and I many times a year when I lived in the Bay Area. Sounds like your going to South Shore if your going to Cabo and all the casinos (Harvey's, Harrahs, Caesers) are compressed in a small area. Personally, gambling isn't my thing so I would venture to some of the surrounding area. You could drive around the perimeter of the lake in 1/2 a day at a leisurely pace and see some beautiful sites. I'm sure the skiing is still pretty good this time of year. Even if you aren't into skiing, taking the Heavenly ski resort tram up to the peaks is great site seeing with some amazing view of the Sierra Mountains and its within walking distance from Harvey's where Cabo Wabo is. Enjoy

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    MGM Grand is very cool. Large casino, lots of shops and restaurants.

    Check out one of the Cirque Du Soleil shows. Incredible!

    The Hard Rock Casino plays great music and has lots of cool rock memorabilia.

    If you can afford it, take one of the helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon or the Strip.

    If you're into guitars, check out Ed Roman Guitars. They say it's the largest guitar shop in the world.

    There are always a lot of good bands playing in Vegas. Here's a decent list of them: http://www.edroman.com/home/vegasshows.htm

    Have fun - and lock your ATM card in your hotel room!


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    Vegas
    Bring comfortable shoes, a hotel may look like its close but its not.

    The only place to sit in Vegas is in front of a machine or a table. Not a lot of benches to sit on.

    ATM machines in Vegas cost like $4 or 5 per transaction, take out a few hundred at a time.

    Room service in Vegas is very expensive, $20 for a cheeseburger with a 18% tip automatically tacked on. Don't tip the guy who brings it to you, you will be double tipping him.

    Bring comfortable shoes. Take a taxi when needed, its not that expensive and worth it. Ask up front how much to the MGM etc etc..........

    Bring comfortable shoes.

    The only place a you can get a taxi is in front of a hotel, they wont stop for you on the strip. All hotels have a taxi stand.

    DO NOT JAYWALK!!! You will get run over by a taxi. Wait for the walk sign at the cross walk.

    Any Cirque D Solie show is great, well worth the money, get tickets BEFORE you go they sell out fast!! The Blue Man group is also good. Get tickets BEFORE you go, they sell out fast.

    Did I mention comfortable shoes??

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    WOW!! Thanks guys. Its awsome having people who have been to these places help ya out!! If you havent posted yet please post This helps out alot!!!

    For some reason I'm thinking I'll need comfortable shoes!!

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    Vegas speaks for itself, too much to do, you won't have a hard time filling the days in Sin City.

    Tahoe:

    Paddle boat lake cruise to Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm Castle
    Mount Rose in Incline Village for the best powder on the lake, bar none.
    Tahoe Wabo at Harvey's, of course. Sage restaurant there for steaks, too.
    Zephyr Cove beach and Cave Rock
    Tahoe Rim Trail for hiking
    North Shore casinos: for old style Nevada gamblin' away from the South Shore blitz (tip, though, if you gamble at all at south shore, play at Bill's Casino, and none of the others): Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay Club, the Nugget, and Sinatra/Rat Pack's old hangout, Cal Neva.

    Driving around the lake is one of the most scenic drives in Cal/Nevada. Plan a day for it, and find the secret roadside cafe between Incline Village and King's Beach on the north shore that serves hands down the best patty melts on earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msr316 View Post
    WOW!! Thanks guys. Its awsome having people who have been to these places help ya out!! If you havent posted yet please post This helps out alot!!!

    For some reason I'm thinking I'll need comfortable shoes!!
    Yes.....you will be doing a great deal of walking.

    I've found that the best, softest beds can be found at the Monte Carlo. The best breakfast buffet? Treasure Island, or the MGM Grand.

    Margaritaville has some decent food fare for dinner, and if you're looking to spend the higher dollar, the Hard Rock Hotel has an excellent steakhouse called A.J.'s

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    If you go into the MGM Grande - take a map! Gets my vote for hardest casino to find an exit in!

    I kinda like the smaller Fremont Street casinos, and last time I was there we played a lot at the Station casinos. Strip casinos seem to have a magnet tied directly to my wallet. Unfortunately my "home" casino on the strip (the Boardwalk) is just a memory now.

    Comfortable shoes a good idea. With the exception of the dudes on the sidewalk trying to hand you flyers, walking in Vegas is a good pasttime.

    Depending on what you like to do, you can cheat death on top of the Stratosphere in a variety of ways; there's a roller coaster that goes around New York, New York and I believe one (with some other rides) inside Circus Circus. The Sahara has some half-coaster. Imperial Palace was a good place to sing karaoke. Harrah's often has free entertainment at their outside bar. If you want to play without losing money - a lot of the casinos offer free poker lessons. I tried the one at Excalibur, I believe and we played one practice hand before they broke out the cash till. However, I believe it was Boulder Station where the guy just played with us for awhile. Was great to be able to play and listen to his stories and tips and not be losing cash. I think they might still do tv show previews at the MGM (used to do 'em at the Jockey Club) - many years ago got to check out "Cybill" before it aired and forget what the show was I saw a few years ago. Red Rocks Park (not to be confused with Red Rocks outside Denver!) is not too far out of town - some nice scenery. There's horseriding, helicopter rides, stock car driving and all kinds of other opportunities. Take a ride out to Hoover Dam - I think that new highway and bridge they were building should be done by now. If you were going to be there longer, I'd even say go to Death Valley, but that's a full day (and I mean get a good start in the morning and don't expect to return until well after nightfall).

    And don't forget those comfortable shoes!

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    I personally think the Venetian offers the most beautiful indoor experience without gambling. There's a manmade lake and you can take a gondola ride complete with singing gondolier. The atrium is painted as if it were outdoors and there are some nifty little nook and cranny stores to browse. There's also an art museum in the lobby.

    I believe you will have ample entertainment options, depending on when you are going. Bette Midler just opened, Elton John may or may not have closed and Cher's coming up.

    Word of advice: Even if you don't book via Travelocity, go on that site and check out the reader's reviews for each hotel. Many are under construction during these off-peak times, some are just noisy because there are outdoor bars or activities adjacent to the hotel.

    When I was checking hotels during the time Van Halen was to play in LV, the Luxor had terrible reviews, the Monte Carlo and Circus Circus had obtrusive construction going on and the Tropicana charged a per day "Resort Fee" over the actual room rate.

    I feel a car is unnecessary within the city environs and Las Vegas just instituted a monorail system that hits most of the major hotels, so that's something to think about.
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    Reading all this makes me want to go to Vegas! A few more suggestions:

    Canaletto's (great Italian restaurant) in The Venetian

    Gardunos has an awesome Sun. brunch (Mexican food) in the Palms

    There's a restaurant in Paris (not sure of the name) but if you can get a table outside you're basically sitting right on the sidewalk of the strip. Great place to have lunch and watch all the people go by. It's also fun to go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris.

    Conservatory & Botanical Garden in Bellagio. Beautiful. Different exhibits and themes depending on the time of year.

    Zuri - a bar in the MGM (nice place for drinks)

    Bar at Times Square (dueling pianos bar) in New York, New York. Fun place at night, everyone sings along, can get really crowded.

    The Rio is a fun place you might want to checkout. It's not on the strip but just a short cab ride. They have a carnivale type show in the sky with floats hanging from the ceiling. It's a free show but I think you can pay to ride in the floats if you want to.

    LOVE Cirque du Soleil show based on The Beatles music. Friends of mine recently saw this and said it was awesome.

    If you're heading out in a couple of weeks just keep in mind that it's starting to warm up here in the southwest (gonna be 85 in Phoenix today). Drink lots of water and remember that sunscreen is your friend.

    Have Fun.....

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    For about $300, we rented a H3 and got to drive ourselves to the Grand Canyon. Its so cool because you can go at your own pace and stop at the Hoover Dam if you wish. (Recommended.) We had the H3 for the whole day and they gave us a packed lunch with water and a map. Its impossible to get lost, only 2 turns.
    I'd also recommend the dinner cruise on Lake Mead. Its beautiful at sunset.
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