Las Vegas Journals

Las Vegas in March

A March 2005 trip to Las Vegas by tj_vegas05

Quote: We stayed at the Luxor, took a day trip to the Grand Canyon, saw Mystere, and ate at Canaletto's (Venetian) and Emeril's Fish House (MGM Grand).

Las Vegas in March

Overview

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Go see Cirque de Soleil's Mystere - unbelievable. Eat at the Emeril's Fish House in the MGM grand if you have some cash to spend. Canalleto's open-air restaurant in St. Marks Square in the Venetian was also a great dining experience. Mac King comedy show at Harrahs in the afternoon is a nice way to break up the day and relatively inexpensive compared to the other major shows. He starts off with the usual cutting the rope trick, but it improves greatly from there! It's good for kids, too, although he does pull some Fig Newtons and other things out of the front of his baggy pant costume. Quick Tips: If you have TiVO, search for Vegas shows on the Travel Channel before your trip. S...Read More

Luxor Las Vegas

Hotel | "Luxor"

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We stayed in the West Tower. We had a view of the very south end of the Strip, but it was nothing to rave about. We chose a tower room over a pyramid room because we had heard that the pyramid rooms were older and that windows leaked when it rained. We had a nice large bathroom and a deep tub that was separate from the stand-up shower. The west tower is quite a ways from the main "stuff," but that seems to be the norm in Vegas. The check-in staff person was quick but not very personable. All the other staff members seemed pleasant enough. We ate at the pyramid café for breakfast and had an excellent ham/cheese omelet and red potatoes. We didn't do well in the Luxor cas...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 10, 2005

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

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This was a wonderful experience. The waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We asked but Emeril was not there that night. Apparently you will know if "chef" is in because he makes his presence known in the dining room. The restaurant itself was smaller than I thought it would be and we were actually seated next to another couple who were enjoying the tasting menu. We were close enough that it almost felt like we were having dinner WITH them - but very pleasant company. The surf and turf was excellent. Although my steak was not quite medium-well, it was probably the best I have had in a long, long time. My hubby had the Piri, Piri pasta - I think he was expecting a cream sauce, but it was m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2005

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House
MGM Grand Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 891-7374

Canaletto

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant

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This was one of the highlights of our trip to Vegas, and we might not have even gone to the Venetian if I hadn't seen a show about it on the Travel Channel (we were staying at the opposite end of the strip). The St. Marks Square atmosphere is incredible with walking minstrels, singers, jugglers, musicians, etc. Canalleto's has an "outside" section where it feels as if you are eating on the streets of Venice. Our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant. I had an eggplant ravioli which was very good - very fresh. My husband had the special - a seafood cannelloni (and was talked into that because they were out of the chicken), and it was FABULOUS! Very rich, savory flavors - made you long for more. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 21, 2005

Canaletto
Venetian Hotel Casino - 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 733-0070

Grand Canyon National Park

Attraction | "Grand Canyon"

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We took a day-long bus tour through Vision Tours that stopped at the Hoover Dam and then onto the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The bus ride was long, our driver a little corny, yet informative, but the view at the Canyon was amazing--I think everyone should experience this at some point in their lifetime. Word of caution: The buffet we had right before entering GC park was pretty bad. But as our driver said, that was not the highlight of our day. The views are amazing, and it makes you want to hike down into the canyon (which you can do - with or without mules - but you won't have time on a bus trip of this time). We would definitely do this again -- but perhaps pick a different tour with more t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 10, 2005

Grand Canyon National Park
P.o. Box 129
Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023
(928) 638-7888