An October 2004 trip
to Las Vegas by smilingtraveller
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!
Hotel | "Luxor"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2004
Luxor Las Vegas
3900 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119-1000
Restaurant | "Luxor Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet"
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:
Dressings: ranch, Italian, French, raspberry, olive oil, carrot
Range from Italian to traditional American to Chinese and Thai
What to expect on your plate: salmon, lasagne, rice, chicken, shrimp, pizza, egg rolls, mashed potatoes, all sorts of pasta, sauteed garden veggies, stir-fry
Brace yourself! Pies, cookies, tarts, cheesecake, brownies, make-your-own ice cream sundaes, pumpkin pie, and sugar-free options too!
Believe me--if you're looking for a budget place that's worth your stomach and money, this feast is worth it. Let me know what you think and if you've been to other ones in Vegas!
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
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 times and good music at Ra. Would I go there again? Yep, with steel-toed shoes on and laughing.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 13, 2004
3900 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
+1 702 262 4400;
Attraction | "Rain"
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 fireballs on the dance floor. I think the name Rain comes from the water that surrounds the dance floor. Get your dancing shoes on and enjoy yourself--bust a move!
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 14, 2004
Palms Casino Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
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 just walk straight and ignore them, they surely won't bother you. I suppose I didn't look like the type who would be interested anyway! It's so sad though . . .
Right, the day visits to Lake Mead, Hoover, and the Grand Canyon will surely be worth the time away from the Strip. It actually makes everything look better and more appealing when you come back from the day trip. A lot of companies offer a tour, but go with the basic plan unless you plan to hike the canyon. It's real nice to be able to walk and sit and take pictures. We had a great tour guide; I'll get the name up here for you. It was well worth it, and he was hilarious! Always remember to pack a hat because the sun can be strong, even when it may be a little chilly! If you go to Vegas, the canyon is a must-see. Don't miss out the first time by thinking you'll be back again.