Las Vegas Journals

A Fabulous First Trip to Las Vegas

A July 2005 trip to Las Vegas by Coppelia

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Quote: The massive, over-the-top hotels; the clanging of winning slots; and the vibrant people and energy in this city all made my first trip to Las Vegas one I’ll never forget. There’s something for everyone in this colorful world I had never seen before, and I can’t wait to visit again!

Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Flamingo is one of the oldest hotels on the Strip, dating back to 1946, and was built by the mafia mobster Bugsy Siegel. It is decorated in hot pinks, turquoises, and flamingos in a Miami/tropical theme. There is a wide variety of restaurants, ranging from their massive Paradise Garden Buffet to a more formal Italian café. Visitors can walk through the flamingo and wildlife habitat, which is full of lush trees and flowers, a nice welcome when you’ve been out in the brown desert all day. The pools are some of the best that I saw in Vegas. There are two main pools, complete with grottos and waterfalls; a kiddie pool; another pool with a water slide; and two hot tubs. A highlight ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 6, 2005

Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3555 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
702-733-3111

Fontana Bar

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Fontana Bar is located right off of the casino in the Bellagio and is open from 5pm-1am every night. You must be 21 or over to enter, and they serve all types of cocktails and appetizers. There is no cover charge, and when we were there at 9pm, there was no wait to get in. Fontana bar, which is actually more like a lounge, features live music, including the band that was playing when we were there, Paragon Rock. This unique band covered everything from Phil Collins to Evanescence and was complete with electric violins and cellos. I have to say that it was without a doubt the best small venue live band I had ever seen. There is a dance floor in front of the stage if you get the urge...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 6, 2005

Fontana Bar
Bellagio
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 693-7111

Fremont Street Experience

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Fremont Street Experience Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Fremont Street Experience is located in downtown Las Vegas, near the famous historic hotels, such as the Golden Nugget, the Golden Gate, Fitzgerald’s, The Fremont, and others. This is where you will find the nostalgic smoking cowboy sign and the infamous cowgirl kicking her leg that you always see on TV as the symbols of Las Vegas. In order to attract more visitors downtown, the casinos have built a 5-block-long canopy connecting the casinos and turning the street into one big street party. Fremont Street has a variety of souvenir shops, restaurants, sidewalk artists, street musicians, and casinos to keep you busy all night. You can find anything you want, from deep-fried Twinkies ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 6, 2005

Fremont Street Experience
Westernmost 5 Blocks Of Fremont
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 678 5777