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by Mary Kloeckner
January 25, 2006
We always get free nights at Stardust and Sam's Town, so we are able to spend 5 days here, and they even give us money for one meal each. With two places to stay, we have variety. There is so much to see and so little time to do it. Every hotel is different and a must-see. The shows are fantastic and have a variety of subjects and prices. Some are even free. There are tours of nightlife in Las Vegas, or go to the Grand Canyon, a chocolate factory, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the desert, and many other places. We do very little gambling. If we wanted to do that, we would stay home. Don't miss the laser show downtown for free. Go to the top of the Stratosphere Hotel and see the lights as far as you can see--such a beautiful sight at night. See the living statue at the Venetian, go to the museums, and observe the dancing waters at the Belagio. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Resort. Visit Henderson & Laughlin. We like Sam's Town because they even have a bowling alley. These are just a few of our favorite things to do.
Every kind of restaurant is here, too. We always go to Lonestar Steak House for the biggest and best baked sweet potato, and we don't have a Lonestar where we live, so we look forward to that. Well, this is just a sampling of the fun things to do in Vegas. Enjoy--we do.
From journal Las Vegas--More Than Gambling
Greenville, South Carolina
January 20, 2006
From journal Fourth of July in Vegas
January 10, 2006
From journal Jockey Club on the Strip in Las Vegas
Loma Linda, California
December 4, 2005
From journal What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas
October 29, 2005
The Las Vegas gambling scene really is what they advertise, with the glitz and the endless rows of slot machines. There really is something for everyone. Check it out and maybe you will hit the big one!!
From journal Family Week in Vegas
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
October 25, 2005
From journal Mum's 60th Birthday in Vegas
October 21, 2005
From journal Week Getaway
The Fairfield Grand Desert Resort's interior and exterior is grand. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. If you have time to go to their presentation, they give you free money to gamble with and one free show of your choice, and they have transportation to and from the resort. Of course gambling was on our minds, so we visited the Hilton, Stardusk, downtown Vegas, and a couple of other hotels. The cab drivers complained that business is slow and that they are not getting the work that they used to get. I guess everyone is feeling the pinch of the economy. But I won while I was there! The resort's accommodations had every amenity at your fingertips, except gambling. But, guess what? They are building a new casino across from the Fairfield Grand Desert Resort. It should be finished sometime in 2006. The nearby hotels were MGM, Stardust and Imperial Palace. But don't try to walk to them unless you want to get your exercise.
Overall, the view from my window of all the hotels and casinos was fabulous, especially at night. I do not have any pictures to share with you. But, as an additional amenity, the Fairfield Resort takes free photos of you and your group. The game room was great, something for all ages, and also free use of were the computers if you want to e-mail or check your messages. Most other hotels charge a fee.
The three-bedroom unit had two double beds in one room, one king-size bedroom, and one master bedroom with the hot tub and shower in the bedroom. I could live like a queen if I had a place like that on a daily basis. I give this resort five stars. I went with my husband and my cousins, and when we stayed in the suite, we played music, had drinks, and ordered pizza. Yes, they deliver from the Hilton Flamingo and various other restaurants if you decide you just want to lie around and have a little family fun. They had a family pool for children and an adult pool. I prefer the adult pool, no children. As I said, the only disappointment is the lack of local gambling casinos, but you will not be disappointed.
I forgot to mention that the Hard Rock Cafe is right down the street from the resort, and they had an outdoor band performing. Across the streets is Hamburger Mary's, gay karaoke bar/restaurant. At the time we did not know it was a gay bar and we were just hungry and celebrating my cousin's birthday. They helped us celebrate and also took photos of us. It was a very nice and hospitable group.
OCEANSIDE, New York
August 8, 2005
From journal Las Vegas with Children 101
April 26, 2005
Excalibur was next, the one I looked forward to the most. I love medieval things and thought this would be amazing, but, unfortunately, I was kind of disappointed. The decor was very nice, but the whole place seemed a little too fantasy-style to me; I just wish it was a bit less on the children's level. Apparently Vegas is trying to become more family friendly, but I don't think the guys (and a few gals) outside on every corner and in front of every door slapping their "Direct to you Stripper" cards make this a good place to bring the kiddies. Back to Excalibur, I am excited to the see the Tournament of Kings show. I have heard good things, and for dinner and a show, I don't think there's better, especially for your wallet. It is around $45 per person.
From journal Day Trip to Las Vegas