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pennsville, New Jersey
March 20, 2005
From journal Vegas at a bargain
October 11, 2004
From journal Fun in Sin City
August 14, 2004
From journal Sparkly Las Vegas
May 20, 2004
From journal Harmon Streeet
Oak Hill, Virginia
October 26, 2003
Tropicana had some good promotions running at the time, but they were severely understaffed. It was also easy enough to earn comps -- we're not heavy gamblers, but we managed to already have $2 in food comps and earn 2 t-shirts by playing slots for just an hour. We also won magic show tickets by participating in the "free pull" outside as well as a deck of cards.
In general, cocktail waitresses were few and far between and most of the time did not make it back with your drink by the time you were ready to leave your spot.
From journal A week at Las Vegas and Grand Canyon
Las Vegas, Nevada
September 3, 2002
If you want thrills, the Desperado roller coaster at stateline is a must. Of course, the New York New York and Sahara have their own roller coasters as well. For the true adrenaline junkie, the Stratosphere roller coaster blows them all away.
Bonnie Springs and Spring Mountain State Ranch can be done in an afternoon. Red Rock Canyon is still a big draw, but not what it used to be; the city is now right up against the rocks, creating a blemish on the pristine feel. Lake Mead and Hoover Dam are the places to be for water activity. Mt. Charleston, an hour out from the city, has a great lodge for dining. The food is only average and the prices are a bit on the high side, but the view is great. Just to walk around the forest is a nice getaway from the desert.
From journal Living in Las Vegas
April 1, 2002
The M&M store on the Strip is 4 floors of M&M collectibles. Free 3-D movie adventure. Fun for the whole family. Next door is the Coke store. Many collectibles there as well.
The Bellagio Hotel's atrium. Beautiful flowers in season are everywhere. Outside the hotel, beginning at 5pm, water fountains dance to music every half hour. There are about 5 different shows. Well worth watching. Free.
The Blue Man Group at the Luxor. Maybe I was too tired for the 10pm show, but it wasn't quite as funny as I thought it would be. It was fun, though, and I recommend it if you don't mind the $85-100 price tag.
The Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel at sunset. The sunset wasn't too inspiring, but the view was. Look down and see and hear the Bellagio's water fountain shows from 500 feet up. Very impressive! Around $10 per person.
At the MGM Grand, lion habitat. Huge glassed-in habitat allows you to watch the lions as they play with the trainers. Often splashing in water and playing ball. All ages. Free.
Fremont Street downtown. Show every hour on the awning over your head. Lights and music, impossible to explain unless you've already seen it. Free.
The Pirate show at Treasure Island is gone. New show, Sirens of TI received a poor review from a friend who watched for a few minutes, then walked away.
The volcano outside the Mirage erupts about every 15 minutes. It's very dramatic and may be scary up close for small children. Free.
Best hotels to wander around in: The Venetian (take a romantic gondola ride, about $10 per person), Desert Passage shops at the Aladdin, Ceasar's Palace Forum shops and free fire and ice show in the rotunda by the Cheesecake Factory. Free below-the-Scenes tour of Ceasar's 50,000 gallon fish tanks has been added. The lobby of Mandalay Bay has a beautiful fish tank. The Rio Suites has a Carnaval show every evening at 5pm for free in the lobby. The Luxor is fun to explore with its Egyptian theme.
If you enjoy wax museums, Madame Tussaud's at The Venetian is great. The figures are lifelike and are not protected by ropes so you can get close enough for a photo! About $10 per person.
The Star Trek Experience at the Hilton is quite fun if you're a fan. The ride itself made me a little queasy, but the atmosphere was cool! Around $20 per person.
From journal Las Vegas on a Budget