Las Vegas Journals

Christmas in Vegas

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A December 2007 trip to Las Vegas by melissabowman

Excalibur Hotel & Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: Our First trip to Vegas was our first stop to the west coast.

Excalibur Hotel & Casino

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Hotel | "Excalibur Hotel & Casino"

Excalibur Hotel & Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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We spent two nights in Vegas, both nights at different hotels. This was our second night. The Excalibur hotel is a great family oriented hotel and has lots to offer. I guess I will start with our room, We had a great view, the 26th floor, out our window, you could see the Luxor and Mandela Bay and a small part of a little airport. The room was a little small and was lacking a few things my husband and I thought were common things for hotel rooms. We did not have a coffee maker or microwave and we did not have an iron or ironing board. This caused a little unconvince but we made a few adjustments. As for eating, we choose the food count, Mc Donald’s for our son and we ate Clod ston...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 8, 2008

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

Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

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Hotel | "Las Vegas Hilton"

Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Our first night in Vegas we spent in the Hilton Las Vegas. By far my worst hotel experience ever. We had to make our reservation by phone in the car through hotwire because we left early for our trip. Everything was booked up and we luckily found this available. When we got there to check in, they had no rooms available, even though we had a reservation. So they gave us a suite, my husband and I go t very excited until we got to the room. They told us that the room would have two beds since that was what our reservation was for, well the room had only one bed, and no fold out couches and the bed was a queen. We deiced it was too much trouble to complain so I called to see if we could get some e...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 8, 2008

Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 732-5111

M & M's World

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Attraction | "M&M World"

M & M's World Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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One of the main things I wanted to see when I got to Vegas was the M&M World store. I have been a fan of the chocolate for several years and I knew my 3- year old would love it as well. The store is two- stories. We walked in at street level and the first place I headed for was the back I just knew that is where I would find the candy. As I began to walk back there I saw nothing. My husband turned to me and said, "Watch them not have it here", and he looked as though he thought I might be disappointed. I turned to him and told him "no it is here I know it". Just then we saw an elevator going up. Once we got to the top of the elevator I started straight for the back and there it was the wal...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 11, 2008

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

New York New York Hotel and Casino

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Attraction | "New York New York Hotel and Miracle Mile Mall"

New York New York Hotel and Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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New York New York Hotel-One of the other hotels we visited and spent some time in was the New York New York. From the outside you might actually think you are in New York until you see the roller coaster zoom by. Only in Vegas does a roller coaster zoom through the heights that are New York. The architecture of the New York New York may have been my favorite. The detail and the variety of the hotel were amazing and exciting. We deiced with our little one that there had to be something for him in there. SO we took a look inside. The inside was just as great as the outside. We headed down a staircase and found our selves on Bleeker Street the street famous for the coffee...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 11, 2008

New York New York Hotel and Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Being this was my first time to Nevada, forgot that we would get to see the Hoover Dam on our trip as well. I was very excited to learn that I would get to see it. However that excitement turned to frustration and impatience when we learned we would be in traffic for over an hour just to get to the Hoover Dam. There is a lot of construction going on since they are building a bridge that goes over the Dam and the speed limit is 30 all the way through the dam. I was actually very surprised at how slow the traffic was. By the time we got to the dam it was dark and we were hesitant to stop for too long not knowing how long it would take to get all the way out. We did stop at the first po...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 12, 2008

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

Vegas Strip/ Freemont Street

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MGM and strip Photo, Orlando, Florida
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This was my first visit to Las Vegas and to see the strip. It was everything I expected it to be. It was BIG, it was bright and it was busy. Going on Christmas Eve was pretty crazy and needles to say in the middle of the desert it was cold. The weather for the 2 days we were there was cold, around 50-55, and very windy. Making some things not as much fun and walking not always an option with a 3-year old. However we were able to see a lot of the strip and even experience a variety of different things. We got to see the whole strip from the north end to the south end and Freemont Street, which is in downtown at night and during the day. Both views were quite amazing. The first thing...Read More

MGM Grand and the Bellagio Hotel

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Bellagio Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Since the Bellagio, MGM and the Mirage are all part of one I thought I would put these two together. When we first got to Vegas we parked at the MGM Grand and walked through there to get started. My first time in a huge hotel/Casino, I was amazed there is so much to do and see. The casino itself was huge, the sounds were amazing you could here chips clanging together everywhere. We walked though several areas of the MGM. We saw the lion exhibit which does not cost money, there were some great holiday decorations throughout the hotel, and you could smell all the fresh poinsettias. There are several shops and stores, a Rainforest Café, and a few other things as well. The MGM is known ...Read More