Vegas or Bust!

My trip to Vegas was the best! I had an absolute blast. There is so much to do, and you don't necessarily need a lot of cash to do it. It's an exciting, upbeat place to visit.


Vegas or Bust!

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by DustyAnna on July 1, 2005

Yay! Vegas is so incredible (and for all ages)!! The best activities are the Bellagio fountains (free), the pirate ship (free), the Atlantis ride in the Caesar Forum, and all the roller coasters. There are great places to eat, too: Hard Rock Cafe, Rainforest Cafe in MGM, and the Mexican place in New York.${QuickSuggestions} Keep an eye out for coupons at your hotel. They often have Vegas booklets with discounts. I'm not a personal fan of buffets, but it's a big Vegas attraction for those on a budget. Bring comfortable shoes and stick to walking to get places. Eat out some, but prepare your meals too to save money. Take LOTS of pictures if you go to the wax museum. It's expensive and the only cool thing you'll get out of it are the pictures you take. Skip any activity where people haggle you to do it (free or not), as it's probably not worth it.${BestWay} Walking is not only good exercise, but gives you a great feel for Vegas. It's definitely pedestrian friendly, and you get to see so many neat people along the way. There are also trams connecting Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur. You can get a taxi, but they're pricey.

Carriage House

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by DustyAnna on July 1, 2005

There are very nice accommodations. There was plenty of space, and it included a nice kitchen with pots, dishes, etc., for making meals. If I recall correctly, there was even a dishwasher. There was a nice-size bed, plus a pull-out couch. There was lots of closet space, too. There's also a shuttle to take you grocery shopping and carry your groceries. It’s very convenient if you're traveling on a budget.
Carriage House
105 East Harmon Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
(702) 798-1020

Circus Circus Adventuredome

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by DustyAnna on July 1, 2005

It's a big area filled with rides (mostly for children) and a roller coaster. There are also little booths with state fair-type attractions, like getting your picture or a caricature drawn. Most everything you have to pay extra for.
Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park
2880 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
(702) 734-0410

Shark Reef

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by DustyAnna on July 1, 2005

You get to see lots of marine life, and there is educational information posted for every animal, so you get to learn something. The highlight is the big shark area, where you are in a glass-sealed room beneath the water and there are sharks all around you. It seemed like the sharks had plenty of room to swim. I'll admit that I was a little worried the glass would crack. I've had too many viewings of "Jaws," I think.
Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89119
(702) 632-7777

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