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Exciting Vegas Getaway!

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A June 2007 trip to Las Vegas by Herbies5

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Exciting Vegas Getaway!

Overview

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Las Vegas is a fabulous destination for a quick getaway or a romantic vacation. Chock full of casinos, theaters, hotels, and wedding chapels, Vegas is more than just a place to gamble. Spend your days relaxing by the pool or spend your nights flirting with Lady Luck in the casinos! With so many various activities, Vegas has something for everyone! Make sure to catch the dazzling water show at Bellagio as well as take in one of the famous Cirque De Soleil shows.For those that enjoy a moderate climate, I suggest traveling during the spring, fall, or winter. Temps soar into the 100s during the hot summer months. If you do travel to Las Vegas during the summer, be sure to drink plenty of...Read More

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

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Hotel

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Enter into a hotel with a high end vibe but not a high end price tag! The opulent lobby features marble flooring and beautiful chandeliers with an airy open feel. This property located on the south end of the strip features a guest pool, spa, wedding chapel, salon, barber shop, fitness center, arcade (great for teens and children), business center, valet, shopping, restaurants, food court with a Starbucks, Lance Burton Theater, and of course a casino. I did like the location as it was close to MGM and New York New York. There is also a CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens with in a short walking distance which is great for picking up snacks, sunscreen, and whatever else you might need.Our room was locat...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 4, 2007

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(800)-311-8999

Nine Fine Irishmen

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Restaurant

Nine Fine Irishmen Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Not wanting to walk far in the midday heat, we choose to dine at the Nine Fine Irishmen for lunch. This casual, yet energetic Irish pub/restaurant, is located inside the New York New York Hotel and Casino. You have your choice of seating at the bar, or at tables located on either the first or second floor. The main area of the pub is open so even if you sit on the second level, you are still able to see and enjoy the happenings of the first floor. The seating hostess will ask you if you would like first or second floor seating as well as inquire if you would like to take the stairs or use the elevator if you dine upstairs. Restrooms are located on both levels and seating on both levels is handicapp...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 2, 2007

Nine Fine Irishmen
New York New York Casino - 3790 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 740-6969

Harley Davidson

Restaurant | "Harley Davidson Cafe"

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On our last day of our getaway, my sister-in-law suggested we eat lunch at Harley Davidson Cafe. Not wanting to argue with a pregnant woman in the Las Vegas heat, we all agreed. The type of food served is the traditional, good ol' American food. Burgers, BBQ, steak, meatloaf, Philly cheesesteaks, grilled chicken, chicken pot pie, country fried steak, and too many more to list. They do serve a few vegetarian selections as well. I choose the honey roasted turkey club which was more than I bargained for! It was served with a generous helping of piping hot fries and a pickle. The sandwich was thick with fresh turkey, more slices of bacon than I have ever had on a club. Alcoholic beverages are se...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2007

Harley Davidson
3725 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 740-4555

Mystere at Treasure Island

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Attraction | "Mystère"

Treasure Island Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I saw this show twice back in the late '90s and was excited to take my husband to see it for his first time. Located in the Treasure Island Hotel on the strip, this show has been a Vegas highlight since it opened in 1993. The backgrounds, the costumes, the performers are just amazing! While the audience is still entering the theater, a "clown" is entertaining folks during the wait for the show to start. He takes popcorn, leads people to the wrong seats, and just basically entertains the crowd. You will see him throughout the show as he continues his antics while the performers change costumes for the next set. The show itself combines beautiful dancing, amazing acrobatics, and colorful costumes. I fou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 3, 2007

Mystere at Treasure Island
3300 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 796-9999

Lance Burton Theater at the Monte Carlo

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Attraction | "Lance Burton Theater"

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Let yourself capture the magic and illusions of Lance Burton! This show is geared for families and adults alike filled with mind boggling illusions, the thrill of magic, and the laughter of comedy. The show interweaves smaller magic tricks with some of the more grand illusions such as a disappearing Corvette, levitation, and birds that appear from thin air. He can switch with one of his assistants and just when you think you know where he is, he appears from under another cloak! What I liked the best about this show is he involves his audience in certain acts during the show, especially the children. He called for 5 volunteers but of course, about 15 kids ran up there from the closer seats....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2007

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

M & M's World

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Attraction | "M&M World"

M & M's World Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Anyone that loves M&Ms will find themselves in colorful paradise in this store! Located across the street from the Monte Carlo, New York New York Hotel, and the MGM Grand, this is a four story haven for lovers of those little bit sized pieces of heaven! When you first enter, look to your left or right to find a shopping bag to place your goodies in while you browse around. If you set your things down, an employee might whisk them away to be put back on the shelves. You don't want to have to go back through four floors looking to replace the items you want to purchase. I speak from experience on that one.One the first floor, you can find your basic souvenirs of backpacks, T-shirts, magnets,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2007

M & M's World
3785 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 736-7611