Las Vegas Journals

Long Weekend in Las Vegas

An October 2009 trip to Las Vegas by VanessaK

Hoover Dam Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: When you have to go for a education conference, you should always try to have a little fun. Mike decided to go along for the gambling and fun. While we were there we saw Terry Fator's show and took a side trip to Hoover Dam which both were excellent ideas.

Hoover Dam

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Hoover Dam Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I have been to Las Vegas three times and had never seen the Hoover Dam so we wanted to visit the attraction during this vacation. I had seen it from the airplane and knew it was something grand to see. We rented a car which is almost a necessity anymore in Las Vegas and drove there on a Saturday morning. The dam is near the town of Boulder City which is 30 miles from Las Vegas. We were warned to get to the dam early in the morning. It will be cooler but also there will be less people. We went with this warning and arrived within 1 hour of opening but when we started down the hill to the visitor’s center we found we were not the only ones who wanted to get there early. There was a line of cars about a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2011

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

Carnegie Deli

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Restaurant | "A taste of NYC"

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I have never been to New York City but I love a good sandwich. Not the cold peanut butter and jelly sandwich my mom used to pack in my lunch but the unique or the delicious found in a really good specialty shops. Carnegie Delicatessen is one of those deli’s you find on the corner of New York or New Jersey with its inch thick bread and a mound of meat. It was a split moment decision to eat a sandwich instead of the planned wood oven California Pizza Kitchen while we were waiting for the Terry Fator show at the Mirage hotel. Looking in the glass we saw happy people standing in line cafeteria style and satisfied people eating these large and beautiful sandwiches. We just had to try this place....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2011

Carnegie Deli
Mirage
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 792-7111

Mesa Grill

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Restaurant | "Bobby's the best"

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Our vacation budgets do not usually allow for more than one expensive dining experience. I will do research on the restaurants in an area and print out their menus. Mike and I will then decide which restaurant we want to try. Mike will usually concede to what I want as long as they have a steak for him to eat. When we started planning our trip to Las Vegas I had a few restaurants in mind. It is the largest collection of famous names in the food business in such a small space. Bobby Flay is one of my favorite TV chefs and I love Mexican food, I really wanted to treat ourselves at the Mesa Grill in Caesar’s Palace. It is recommended that you make reservations at least 24 hours in advance and I’m glad...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 21, 2011

Mesa Grill
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
702/697-5794

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower

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Hotel | "Vacation from atop the Stratosphere"

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Our last trip to Las Vegas was partly a medical conference. We decided to arrive a few days before the lectures began to have a little fun. The conference was held at the Wynn hotel but since we couldn’t afford the $350 per night price I decided to look for something within walking distance. It had been a few years since we had been to Las Vegas so my distances were quite off. When I booked our room at the Stratosphere, I thought the map showed it closer to the Wynn than it really was; I was about a mile off.The Stratosphere is now one of the oldest hotels in Las Vegas but has been newly remodeled. Our $140 per night luxury spa guestroom was compact but very nice and comfortable. The dé...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 21, 2011

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 380-7777