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A February 2006 trip to Las Vegas by hbic

Paris Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
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Paris Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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This was an absolutely beautiful hotel! It was decorated like a Parisian village. Our room was large and had upscale decor. The bathroom was quite large with a huge tub and separate shower. The price was great at only $90 a night which was much cheaper than the other hotels on that level.

You have to check out the buffet! Get there as early as possible, because the line gets long. The food was great. So much to chose from and a selection of things I have never had before. The desserts were out of this world.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2006

Paris Las Vegas
3655 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 946-7000

Orleans Hotel and Casino

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Hotel | "Orleans Hotel and Casino (The)"

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After finding out there was a huge convention going on at the same time we would be in Vegas we had a hard time finding a hotel at a reasonable rate. Each hotel we looked up was at least three times as much as they were at the same time last year. So we decided to venture off the strip. After reading good reviews for the Orleans I decided to check it out. The rooms were only $50 a night which was a steal compared to the high rates the usual budget hotels on the strip were going for that week. Since the casino is off the strip we decided to rent a car for our stay. The hotel rooms were excellent! I was very happy with the generous space of the rooms. Each room has a living area with a couch and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Orleans Hotel and Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 365-7111

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I am a foodie so I had to check out one of Emeril's restaurants. Emeril's Fish House is located in the MGM. There was no wait, but we were there on an off time. The restaurant is tastefully decorated. Everything on the menu sounded delicious. Since this was going to be a once in a lifetime thing, we decided on the chef's tasting menu. Wow we got a lot of food! Everything was beyond delicious! With the chef's tasting menu you get an appetizer (scallop on a bed of lentils), a salad(crab salad with blood orange vinaigrette), three entrees(beef tenderloin on mashed potatoes, mushroom crusted fish with foi gras sauce, and tuna steak on beans), and dessert(raspberry pound cake). Everything was perf...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2006

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

Hash House A Go Go

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Restaurant

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After seeing the Hash House A Go Go featured on a few shows on the Food Network and Travel Channel I decided to check it out. Their slogan to describe their food? Twisted farm food! Sounds interesting right? The best way to describe the decor would be "industrialized farmstead". We couldn't ask for more from our server. To make it even more fun she fit in with the look of the place. Sort of a "twisted Heidi". She was very warm and friendly which made us feel at home right away. She was also very knowledgeable of the menu and food. I would say she was one of the best waitresses we've encountered. My husband and I both ordered the sage fried chicken. While you wait for your food they give you huge, h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Hash House A Go Go
6800 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
(702) 804-4646

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery

Restaurant | "Ellis Island Brewery Casino & Restaurant"

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This trip we were on a budget, so what better place to go than a restaurant that offers a five dollar steak dinner right? Wrong! We are greeted with a sign saying that the kitchen is closed for cleaning and they are only offering a few menu options, and of course the steak is not an option. They were offering a prime rib dinner so we decided to stay and try it out, because we were too hungry to find another spot to eat. We are seated and wait. We wait. We wait some more. Finally a friend goes to see what's going on. We are told our waiter will be with us as soon as possible. About five minutes later our waiter makes an appearance. More than twenty minutes have passed. We hurry up and order...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery
4178 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 733-8901

Cirque Du Soleil: Zumanity

Attraction | "Zumanity"

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I really wanted to see a Cirque Du Soleil show so we decided to go see Zumanity. The tickets were $90. It seems kind of pricey, but this is the average price to see the well known Las Vegas acts. The show was great. The beginning of the show there was a lot of crowd interaction that was very funny. The show was very provocative and adult oriented, due to the sexual theme. The costumes were amazing. The show was amazing. We were glad we went.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2006

Cirque Du Soleil: Zumanity
New York New York Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 740-6815

Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I was really not interested in going to see the Hoover Dam, but my husband wanted to go. We set up tour through a local company that cost $30 each. We took a bus to get there. I absolutely loved seeing Lake Mead it was beautiful! The bus driver even stopped on the way back so we could take photos. Being from Indiana I have never been to the west and seeing the mountains was nice too. The scenery was worth the trip to me. The Hoover Dam was magnificent! The size is just unbelievable. The scenery here was worth the trip also. Great photo opportunities! The tour was pretty boring for me. I am just not into the workings of a dam. I am glad I went though.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2006

Hoover Dam
US Highway 93 at the Nevada-Arizona border
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Las Vegas Strip

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Las Vegas Strip Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I have seen the strip in movies, TV, and photos, but you really have to see it to believe it. There is so much to see that one trip is not enough. For people on a budget the strip is great due to the free shows. There is the Bellagio Fountains, Treasure Islands sinking ship, the volcano at the Mirage, and much more. Everywhere you look is a photo opportunity.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 2, 2006

Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada

Vinnie Favarito

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Attraction

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I have been to a few live comedy shows and have had a pretty good time at each. Being a very shy and reserved person it takes a lot to get me to really laugh out loud and let go. This was not a problem at the Vinnie Favarito show! I laughed out loud until it hurt and had tears running down my face. This man is hilarious! He is an insult comic so he isn't for those that are easily offended, so be warned. While waiting for the show to begin they play recorded videos of Vinnie at various comedy roasts. My husband and I both love comedy roasts and insult comics so we were really looking forward to the show. Not to mention the fact that my husband was the only black person in the audience so there was n...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Vinnie Favarito
O'Shea's Comedy Theatre
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Attraction

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Stay far, far away! This place was such a rip off! We bought tickets to the Vinnie Favarito show and ended up paying twenty dollars more than if we would have bought them directly at O'Shea's. They also lied and said that they only sell "premium seating". Our seats were at the back of the very small theater. We will definitely never use again. Buyer beware.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 3, 2007

Tickets2Nite
Next to the MGM Grand Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 968.8800