Las Vegas Journals

Showing My Aunt and Uncle Vegas for the Day

A January 2005 trip to Las Vegas by E. B.

Quote: My aunt and uncle were visiting Southern California for a week. My father decided that he would take them on a day trip to Vegas. Since I know Vegas better than my dad, I went along to show them a good time.

World Mark

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Hotel | "Worldmark Las Vegas"

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Best Things Nearby:The outlet mall is the closest thing to the resort. The resort is off-strip but close enough to other hotels, like MGM, Luxor, Excalibur, and Mandalay Bay.Best Things About the Resort:The best thing about this resort is that it's away from the hustle and bustle of the Strip. It's also pretty close to several restaurants, although there is no restaurant inside the resort. There is a lazy river around the swimming pool and a BBQ grill and washer/dryer units inside each unit.Resort Experience:We had a slight problem with check-in at first, since we arrived before the 4pm check-in time. I asked if our room was ready, but the staff was so unor...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 3, 2005

World Mark
Spencer Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

Ginseng Korean BBQ

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Restaurant

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I took my father, aunt, and uncle to this Korean place. We ordered bibimnengmyun, which is a spicy noodle dish; kalbi, which is Korean BBQ beef short ribs; a fish dish; and meundaejigogigui, which is spicy BBQ pork. I had previously raved about this place's noodle dishes, but I had not sampled a full fare. After tasting the variety, my family concluded that only the noodle dish was excellent. I found the BBQ pork not so good. My mother can do much better, and so can many other Korean restaurants. The fish was very bland. My aunt said that my mother's fish seasoning is superior to the dish we sampled at the restaurant. The kalbi was very good. It was just as good as many other places I have been to ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 3, 2005

Ginseng Korean BBQ
3765 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 891-8403

Circus Buffet at Circus Circus

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Restaurant | "Circus Buffet"

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My father wanted to go to Circus Circus for brunch. I suggested Aladdin, but he really wanted the Circus Buffet. He claimed that, according to his AAA Tourbook, it received three diamonds. So we went there for the brunch buffet. We ended up parking at the wrong lot and walked a long distance to the buffet restaurant. As we walked to the front of the hotel near registration, we passed the visitor’s lot where we should have parked. We followed the signs to the buffet, and then we got lost. The signs failed to direct us to the left. We stopped to ask directions and found our way. It was $10 per person for lunch. As I perused the food, I gravitated towards the breakfast foods while my aunt ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 8, 2005

Circus Buffet at Circus Circus
2880 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Cirque Du Soleil-KA

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Attraction | "Kà"

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Cirque du Soleil tickets are pricey. There are three categories of tickets: $150, $125, and $99. I bought four tickets in the intermediate range ($125). That cost me $500. WOW. I checked the website, and now they’ve hiked up the prices. The $150 tickets used to be only the front-center section. Now the first few rows of each $125 sections, which used to be the rear center section and the front sides, are $150. Amazing how Las Vegas keeps hiking up their prices, and we, as tourists, continue to pay them. I was not as pleased with Kà as I was with the other resident shows that I have seen (Mystère and O). I have not seen Zumanity yet, but that will happen in th...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 3, 2005

Cirque Du Soleil-KA
MGM Grand Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Palms Casino Resort

Attraction | "Palms Casino"

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The Palms was rated as having the loosest slots in Vegas. My aunt and uncle kept playing slots in the casinos we visited. I told them that if they really wanted to play slots, they should go where all the Vegas residents go—the Palms.

Everywhere else we had played, the most the slot machine had paid out was about $20. This was playing the quarter slots. My uncle tried out the dollar slot machine, and by mistake, punched in the max button. His payout was $115. Of course, that's after putting in about $200 into the slots. I guess it could have been worse.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 8, 2005

Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 942-7777