A January 2005 trip
to Las Vegas by ballhawk
Quote: This review is about my time taking out customers in Las Vegas to various bars and restaurants and shopping locations when I go to a trade show.
Hotel | "Hilton Grand Vacations Club"
This hotel is on a monorail stop, which is nice. It’s not like some of the monorail stops that make you walk through a rat maze to get to the monorail. It’s fairly convenient to the casino and the hotel elevators.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 5, 2005
Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVC) on the Las Vegas Strip
2650 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Restaurant | "Michaels "
I think the bill for six of us eating and having mixed drinks and dessert came to about $900 with tip. I can't think of one negative thing to say. It was all good.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 5, 2005
2540 Dayspring Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
They have a special type of crab claw here that is served cold. You order them in medium and large orders. I went along with the group, and they brought out the crab claws pre-cracked on one big tray. After you get the hang of it, they are pretty easy to eat - and good. We ordered some desserts and passed them around. They were excellent also.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2005
Joe's Crab Shack
1991 N Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
Attraction | "Shopping at the outlet mall"
There were a bunch of taxis waiting to take us back, as a concern was, if we got there, how would we get back.
We did the whole thing in about 2 hours, but I think a professional shopper could spend 5 or more hours there.
Las Vegas Premium Outlets
875 South Grand Central Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Attraction | "Forum Shops"
It was nice to see the fancy stuff, but you can only gawk for so long before you need a drink. This is a good thing, as there are a couple of bars and restaurants mixed in with the high-end shops.
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
I was out late and coming from the Bellagio to the Hilton, and to get to the tram, I had to walk to the stop at the Bally/Paris hotel. I did this a couple of times on my trip, and realized that if I went on the street, I saved about 10 minutes of walking through the maze they set up for you to look at all the hotel/casino sites. I’ve stayed at Paris before and am not impressed with the Bally casino, so the street was preferred, and I used the entrance to the monorail off the side of bally in the back. Beware that the monorail stops at 2am, so if you are going somewhere, you have to take this into account.
There are a lot of helpers and security on the entrances and train platforms. The monorail goes from MGM to Aladdin, and if you were to take a taxi, one person would cost about $12. It is less of a deal the more people you have going. If you are leaving the convention center at high time, it’s the only way to go, as the taxi line can take 1 hour.
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