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Bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas!

An April 2001 trip to Las Vegas by BeTheBuddha

	Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: What do you do with two bachelorettes and about a dozen single women in Las Vegas for a bachelorette blow out? Well, you don¡¦t sleep, that¡¦s for sure!

Bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas!

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If you're going to Vegas for a bachelor/ette weekend, you MUST make a stop at one of the strip clubs in town. The most popular one and most famous, it seems, is Olympic Gardens at the north end of the strip.Quick Tips: Knowing we were going to be paying covers to a lot of clubs (as well as stuffing dollar bills down g-strings) we waited until our last few hours in Vegas to gamble. Believe me, there is enough to do in Vegas!Best Way To Get Around: Walking during the day. If you're partying at night, drive to your clubs because most have free parking, but only do this if you have a designated driver. Otherwise, cab it. There are plenty of cabs around and most of them are pretty fr...Read More

Excalibur Hotel & Casino

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Hotel | "Excalibur"

Excalibur Hotel & Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The rooms at Excalibur were clean and well-kept. As we were there for a bachelorette party, we had previously requested two non-smoking adjoining rooms when we made our reservations. But when we arrived at our rooms, they were not adjoining, only next to one another. A phone call to the front desk quickly remedied the problem as the manager took care of our party and moved us immediately to the rooms we had requested. Service staff is prompt. We requested extra pillows and within 15 minutes they arrived. The price range listed above was a special offered at the time. I believe that normally, rooms run from $75-$200. There are four separate towers, two on either end of t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3850 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 597-7777

Baby's

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We may have been a bit stupid, but it took us awhile to find the entrance to Baby's, a popular nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas. The entrance is through two double doors (by the main casino area) which actually leads into their concert area. There, you stand in a queue for a good hour before entering the nightclub. During actual concerts, I believe the line forms outside of the hotel. Cover is $20, but whether we were the exception or the norm, women were not charged the cover the night we were there. You make your way down a flight a stairs to a small lounge area where a small 6-8 oz. bottle of water was $5. Go further in and that's where all the action is. Gues...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

Baby's
4475 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 693-5000

Club Rio

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If you want to dance, this is the place to go. Large dance floor accommodates all who want to cut a rug. People of all ages (over 21, anyway), ethnicities, and sizes move to the rhythm of the night.

Club Rio was an enjoyable experience and a place I would return to. It was fun, the cover charge wasn't outrageous, and did I say it was fun!?

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

Club Rio
3700 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
+1 702 777 7777

The Beach

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We heard about The Beach from a lot of people in Vegas and thought, okay, if everyone's talking about it then we should definitely check it out. Note to self: Don't listen to everybody. The Beach reminded me of the bars in Orlando I went to when I was in college. Definitely a place geared toward the male set. Women in bikinis dancing on top of bars to Beach Boys music, men (and some women) taking body shots from female servers clad in bikinis. Again, I don't know if we were the exception or the rule, but we were able to enter without a cover. Men were charged $20. An All-American atmosphere surrounds the place - a great place for foreign tourists to visit if the...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

The Beach
365 Convention Center Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Attraction | "Bellagio Botanical Gardens"

	Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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If you want to see living flora and fauna in all its splendour and glory then you must visit the Bellagio and their Botanical Gardens just off the main entrance into the hotel.

Everything is fresh, none of the plants are artificial in the Botanical Gardens. The scene changes every two weeks and usually has some sort of theme. For Chinese New Year, the flowers were in various shades of red, gold, and yellow and included a dragon topiary. The day we were there, the theme seemed to celebrate Easter. Topiaries and arrangements were adorned with pastel tulips, roses, and hydrangea.

A definite must-see. No fee to enter.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art

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Attraction | "The Private Collection of Steve Martin"

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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It's somewhat hard to imagine that someone as silly and humourous as Steve Martin can also be an aficionado of fine art. His collection of Modern and Contemporary paintings and drawings ranging from Picasso to Hockney, Seurat to Lichtenstein is as interesting as the man himself. The admission of $12 (cheaper if you are a Nevada resident or have a valid student I.D.) also includes an audio tour narrated by Martin himself. It's the narration that makes the tour more than worthwhile. His personal views and commentary about the art and why he chose to purchase it makes for good conversation later on. My personal favorites include "Accident #2" by John Koch and "Synchromy" by St...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
+1 702 693 7871; +1

Star Trek: The Experience

Attraction | "Star Trek: The Experience"

Star Trek: The Experience Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Beam me up, Scotty! If you're a fan of Star Trek or just appreciate the show and the subsequent series, you'll enjoy this motion simulator ride. When you purchase your ticket you have the opportunity to save a few dollars if you purchase admission into Star Trek: The Experience and Race for Atlantis IMAX ride (located at Caesar's Palace Forum Shops). As you stand in the queue for the ride, you'll have the opportunity to learn the history of Star Trek and the Federation of Planets as well as view memorabilia from the original show and its incarnation. When you enter, you'll be "beamed" aboard to the main bridge of the Starship Enterprise D. For those of you unfamili...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

Star Trek: The Experience
Las Vegas Hilton 3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(888) 462-6535

GameWorks

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GameWorks Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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There's a little bit for everyone at GameWorks. These days, the games can be a bit complicated for a person such as myself, but those teens take to it like a duck to water. But never fear! Classic (a.k.a. old) games like Joust, Centipede, Frogger, Space Invaders, and Galaga can be found at GameWorks as well. Feel like rock climbing instead of playing video games? No problem. As you enter, you'll be privy to a 75-foot-tall rock-climbing structure called "Surge Rock," supposedly the tallest freestanding climbing wall in the world. Souvenir photos are available. A reusable and rechargeable Smartcard is available and may be used to purchase games, but also food and souvenirs. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

GameWorks
3785 Las Vegas Blvd - Showcase Mall
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 432-4263

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace

Attraction | "Forum Shops"

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Here's a woman's wet dream come true - all your favorite shops in one place. The Forum Shops is one big mall, essentially, but with specialty stores and the Vegas atmosphere. You feel as if you're shopping in Rome (to an extent) with the faux sky ceiling and various Roman architecture throughout. From the budget conscious to the max-out-your-credit-cards-with-one-purchase, stores include Alfred Dunhill, Banana Republic, Bernini, Emporio Armani, Escada, Versace, Lalique and Salvatore Ferragamo. I noticed many of the chain stores including Gap and the Disney Store seemed to have a larger selection than their middle America mall counterparts. You can easily spend tho...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 893-4800

Olympic Garden

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Attraction | "Olympic Gardens"

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How can anyone go to Las Vegas for a bachelor/ette party and not go to a strip club? I have to admit I was a little hesitant about going to a strip joint (the stories you hear), but after we arrived and went upstairs to the All-American Male Review my eyes were opened to a whole new world. I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but I definitely didn't expect choreographed dancing and packs of women hollering for more! Extremely toned (and probably college students, but that's ok) men danced around in costumes that would fill any woman's fantasy - pilots, cowboys (good and bad), detectives in trench coats, etc. made their way onto the stage and performed a dance before the announcer calls...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 24, 2001

Olympic Garden
1531 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 385-8987