Las Vegas Journals

Las Vegas—1 week Visit in September

A September 2006 trip to Las Vegas by scouv

Quote: Our third visit to Vegas—had another couple with us for a week. Stayed at the HGVC behind Flamingo—LOVE staying there. We packed a lot of fun into this week!
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We always try to stay here due to the wonderful location and marvelous amenities! We had a 2 bedroom to share with another couple. Full kitchen; washer and dryer; full den; nice, large TVs in every room with VCR/DVD and CD player. Access to the goreous Flamingo pool plus a smaller private pool and hot tub. In bedroom huge Jacuzzi. Beautiful rooms and wonderful place to visit with friends and have morning breakfast and coffee before heading out for the day. Location is perfect for catching the monorail at the Flamingo. Nice to be able to walk right out of hotel and not have to weed way thru a casino!TIPS: Shortcuts if staying in the Flamingo HGVC To hit the Strip going so...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

Hilton Grand Vacations Club (HGVC) on the Las Vegas Strip
2650 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 765-8300

Gaming

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Gambling:Husband and I enjoy playing together at the $3 craps tables at Casino Royale and the Westin $1 table. I tried the huge penny WOF machine in the Flamingo but lost about $40, so quit. I enjoyed sic bo at NYNY—did not find that game anywhere else, I just love to play it—went up and down and finally cashed out only $2 down. Roulette at Westin—think I finally cashed out about $5 up—played a long time on $20 for the 25 cent roulette. As you can see, I am a cheap gambler!!! Husband’s craps: B Coast: Husband had good luck and met some great guys to play craps with each morning at Barbary Coast—they had fun on ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

The Beatles LOVE/Cirque du Soleil

Attraction | "LOVE—Beatles Show at the Mirage Hotel in Vegas"

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LOVE at Mirage: We sat in the 206 section, first row, "K"— I think the top, least expensive seats would have been perfect for us. The arena is small and all seats are good. There is really nothing you have to be close to the stage to see. It seemed as though we were about level with the stage...the 106 section would have been too close for us and it seemed they had to crane their necks to look up. Music was very loud—I was glad to have ear plugs with me. The music was super duper—the show was very good but not as good as I was expecting —- it’s more about the music than the "show" itself. The "Lucy in the Sky" effects were very enjoyable. We all really enjoyed the "skate boarding" section of the sh...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

The Beatles LOVE/Cirque du Soleil
3400 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 792-7777

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino

Attraction | "Mamma Mia at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Vegas"

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Mamma Mia at Mandalay Bay: It was not up to my expectations—obviously I must get my expectations up way too much! I do enjoy Abba music but I thought the story line was a bit hokey and drawn out...but then I guess it WAS supposed to be a bit silly and hokey looking back on it. Maybe it was the money we paid for the seats...We had very good seats—the second row center of the mezzanine. It was enjoyable, but again, I would have been happier had we sat farther up in the less expensive seats. I think any seats in the center area of the stage would be excellent—no matter how far up. Our friends had seen this show in NY and said it was much better there—better talent and the music was a live orchestra.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 632-7777

Lance Burton Theater at the Monte Carlo

Attraction | "Lance Burton Magic Show"

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Lance Burton at Monte Carlo: surprisingly enough we loved this show—All four of us! We had excellent seats and I’d go again if we could get these same seats. We were on the center aisle on the third row... in fact the aisle seat stuck out into the aisle very close to the steps he comes down on to do slight of hand tricks; he shook our hands as we were so close. I did not have high expectations of this show...so see, there you go! Very entertaining and amazing—and I do want to see it again and watch him more carefully next time—worth every penny to us all.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

Lance Burton Theater at the Monte Carlo
3770 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 730-7000

Luxor Las Vegas

Attraction | "Fantasy at the Luxor in Vegas"

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Fantasy at Luxor: Yuk about sums it up for all four of us. We did think the comedian was great and almost worth the price of our fifth row center seats. These tickets were not purchased months in advance—only the day before. We always decide on one show there when we go...and it is the “sexy” show we plan to see once we arrive. The first year we got free tickets to Jubilee and enjoyed it. The second year we went to Zumanity and sat on the second or third row and did NOT like it at all—I thought it was crude and was disappointed. I thought it would have been more sensual—but have since read differently on the reviews here. Fantasy was not crude, just rather boring, so I rate it between Jubilee and Zuma...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 8, 2007

Luxor Las Vegas
3900 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 262-4444