Las Vegas Journals

"What happens in Vegas..."

An October 2004 trip to Las Vegas by smilingtraveller

Luxor Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: My tips for thee: 1)Check out the hotel architecture on the outside and inside. Don’t waste your time wandering between each casino floor —- unless you’re gambling. 2)Visit the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. It’s not worth visiting this state without seeing these great attractions. 3)Do your research!

"What happens in Vegas..."

Overview

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There are many things to do and see in Vegas! For me, it was the people that I met and the great pictures you can capture of this hustling state! Enjoy yourself and don't over-analyse everything you see and do. Soak it up, and then, as you take off, you can reflect on everything! If you're a dancer, you'll love the nightlife. There are plenty of places to go and dance the morning away! If you're an artist, the Strip will overwhelm you, and the Bellagio gardens are a must-see!Quick Tips: Tips: -Do your research for Grand Canyon visits; there are many operators and many packages. Stick to your gut when what you want is simple, and don't give in to luxurious packages unless that's what you wan...Read More

Luxor Las Vegas

Hotel | "Luxor"

Luxor Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Excellent, spacious rooms to enjoy a view of the Strip or pool. The layout of the casino is a little confusing, but a map or a person will always help. Good space for hanging clothes and clean spacious bathroom too! I wish there was another mirror besides the one over the desk, but still a great room. You will receive a pass for the spa, museum, and other hotel attractions. They provide a service where you can leave your bags for early checkout and still get to walk the Strip until your shuttle bus arrives at the back of the hotel. I highly recommend using the hot tubs and pools at the hotel. They are worth your visit. Great pictures out there too!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2004

Luxor Las Vegas
3900 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119-1000
702-262-4444

Pharoah's Pheast Buffet

Restaurant | "Luxor Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet"

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It was probably the best buffet that I've had in my life, since we were starving after a delayed flight of four hours (plus time change). That said, we were still critical of what we licked off our plates! The food was well-presented, and the staff was very friendly and seemed like a happy bunch. The selection for vegetarians was great, and they had a great salad bar! So they were sticking true to the healthy nature of Egyptian dining. I would recommend this buffet if you're looking for variety and good food! Some of things to see on your plate: Salad Bar Caesar salad Potato Carrot Macaroni Olives Cucumbers Garden salad Eg...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2004

Pharoah's Pheast Buffet
Luxor Hotel - 3900 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 262-4102

RA Nightclub

Attraction

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First, the cover is cheaper if you buy your tickets online. DO THAT! Second, we went during Halloween, so it was a little more expensive. If you go to the VIP section, it's nothing but a sectioned-off part of the dance floor (not elevated) guarded by a bouncer - so completely not worth it. The club is relatively small, and the music is fantastic. A lot of people go there since the DJs are fantastic. Be prepared for a large crowd and not a whole lot of room to dance as the night progresses. These are good times, but get there early enough to bust a move and then just line up against the wall. We met some great people from Washington, D.C. in the British Navy, and all were quite nice. It was good tim...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 13, 2004

RA Nightclub
3900 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
+1 702 262 4400;

Rain Nightclub

Attraction | "Rain"

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This club is located off the strip, so be prepared to take a cab there and to wait in line for one on the way back. It's definitely eye-catching in the sense that it has fire that rotates on and off the dance floor. The shape is circular, and since I went during Halloween, it was super packed! It has a nice court yard that accesses the pool. I recommend you check what type of music is playing for that night. It was all techno, and I wasn't a huge fan of that! There are two floors, and you can enjoy yourself on either; I think the top floor overlooking the club is VIP, which is not much fun since you're separated from all of us down here! Anyway, it's a good club if you want to see some fi...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 14, 2004

Rain Nightclub
Palms Casino Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 942-6832

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Well, since this is my free form, I'll free it all up for ya! Vegas certainly has more to offer than its nightlife, but that being said, there is a lot to see at night too! Each casino is worth a glimpse at night with all the dazzling lights. There are enough tourists around that I didn't feel scared! One thing I found bothersome, and I'm sure you will too, is the number of mute "ticket flickers." They flick tickets by your side for, I suppose, those classy joints that men and perhaps women flock too. I felt sickened by a father who was walking with his wife and son and took one and then gave it to his son! I guess to each his/her own views!! Anyway, I suppose they don't speak English, and if you j...Read More