Las Vegas Journals

48 HOURS IN SIN CITY

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A travel journal to Las Vegas by angelsil

Strat Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: With less than 48 hours to conquer Las Vegas and barely any money, your intrepid guide and her merry band of followers set out to see what Sin City has to offer!

48 HOURS IN SIN CITY

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Overview

Strat Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Vegas can very easily overwhelm the senses. Every Strip hotel is designed to get you inside and keep you inside. The layouts of the casinos are a maze, the sprawl of the Strip is overwhelming, and yet everyone seems to be having a good time. As you make your way through the Las Vegas list of 'must do' attractions, remember to leave plenty of time for relaxation! The town will definitely push you to 'do it all' and it's very easy to get run down and broke in the first day! My favorite budget Vegas sights and attractions are the Freemont Street Experience (it's free!), viewing the white lions and tigers at the Mirage (free!), penny slots and .99 late-night breakfast at Barbary Coast, swim...Read More

Lady Luck Hotel and Casino

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Hotel

Lady Luck Hotel and Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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High Rollers do not stay at the Lady Luck. With rack rates under $50, even on weekends, this downtown Vegas hotel and casino attracts locals, young party goers, and gamblers looking for a deal. That said, I really can't complain about the room we stayed in; it was clean and comfy and cost us $42 a night. We had a standard king size bed with plenty of space and a functioning TV. The shower nozzle was a bit low, but the water was hot. The windows actually open, which is a nice change. The Lady Luck focuses on gambling, not posh rooms or amenities. There is a pool, but it is a small roadside Inn variety. As of March, there was no show in the Lady Luck, ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2003

Lady Luck Hotel and Casino
206 North Third Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 477-3000

Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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Hotel | "The Flamingo"

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The Flamingo is Bugsy Siegel's old place, and is one of the few places on the Las Vegas Strip that still exudes rat-pack era charm. While the Flamingo has undergone (and is still undergoing) numerous renovations since Bugsy owned the joint, it's managed to avoid becoming a theme park like so many Strip hotels. That's not to say there isn't plenty to do! The sprawling grounds feature one of the best pools in all of Vegas. There are actually 5 of them, replete with waterslides and sheltered coves. There are 2 hot tubs set in the shade as well. The Flamingo has a fairly small, but central casiono. A branch of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville is under constructio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2003

Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
702-733-3111

Quark's Bar & Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Quark's Bar"

Quark's Bar & Restaurant Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Quark's is set amid the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. It caters mainly to science fiction fans eager to live out their dream of having dinner and drinks on Deep Space Nine (where the 'original' Quark's Bar was located). As would be expected, the food and drinks are all Star Trek themed. The Warp Core Breach, for example, is one of the more popular drinks and comes in a massive fishbowl with steaming dry ice. The servers wear Star Trek costumes and you'll be sure to enjoy roaming Klingons, Vulcans, Ferrenghi, and other races. Quark's sits adjacant to the Star Trek gift shop, so you'll be convienently able to browse while waiting for your food to arrive. Their official websit...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 3, 2003

Quark's Bar & Restaurant
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 697-8725

Big Kitchen Buffet

Restaurant | "Bally's Big Kitchen Breakfast"

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Bally's Big Kitchen buffet is a popular breakfast haunt for Strip denizens. We visited there on a Friday morning and ended up waiting about 15 minutes to get to the front of the line. This is usual. Comped customers and VIP gamblers get to move to the head of the line, so if you have credit on your Park Place card and you're really hungry, it's worth investigating. Like most buffets, it's all you can eat and serve yourself. The dress code is casual and it's family friendly, though due to the clientele at Ballys' (mostly older gamblers), there were few children. The food was good and the selection was the...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2003

Big Kitchen Buffet
3645 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 736-4300