First Las Vegas Trip

My husband and I took our first trip to Las Vegas.


First Las Vegas Trip

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by sandyh0077 on January 22, 2006

Las Vegas is great if you like to gamble and have a few drinks. But this is not all yo can do here. My husband and I do not like to gamble much, so we did other things to occupy our time. It is very fun to visit all of the hotels. Each hotel has its own character and its own little shopping area.
Also you have to visit shows and find great places to eat.

If you want to splurge, then try the buffet at the Bellagio. It's expensive but well worth it. I would not recommend the buffets at the Circus Circus Hotel or the Harrah's hotel. They are very bad.

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My husband and I took our very first trip to Las Vegas NV. It was a wonderful experience. The best thing to do when you visit Las Vegas is to find a hotel right on the strip. It makes everything easier because you do not have to worry about driving you car and finding parking. Plus if you plan on gambling and having a few drinks, it is better to be walking distance to your hotel. Also take advantage of all the free shows that vegas has to offer. The best one is the water show that occurs every night at the Bellagio Hotel. Also Treasure Island Hotel has a wonderful pirate show every eveing that is fantastic to watch. Another favorite is the Carnival show at the Rio Hotel. You will feel like you are at Mardi Gras. Look online to see what other no cost or low cost activities that Las Vegas has to offer.

But if you are going to splurge on something, then see a show, especially Cirque du Soleil. Any one of those shows are great. We also enjoed the Variety Show at the Aladdin Hotel. Good luck!

${BestWay} Walking is the best way to get around. If you are coming from the airport, do not sue the shuttle services. They are not reliable. Use the taxi cab services instread. They may be 2 dollars more, but it will be well worth it. The shuttle services will make you late for your flight back if you are not careful.
If you are planning to rent a car, then visit the canyon. It is beautiful.

Harrahs Las Vegas

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by sandyh0077 on January 22, 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Harrahs hotel right in the middle of the Vegas strip. It was a really nice hotel. The rooms were very clean, and all the amenities were working fine. Also, housekeeping was great because everything was done in a timely manner. What I did not like about his hotel was the buffet restaurant Flavors. The food was not very appetizing. Everything was cold and tasteless. But overall, the hotel was great. Good location at a great bargain.
Harrahs Las Vegas
3475 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
(702) 369-5000

Harley Davidson Cafe

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by sandyh0077 on January 22, 2006

My husband and I went to the Harley Davidson Cafe along the Strip. The services was excellent. We were seated in a timely manner and the waiter was very friendly. He gave us time to pick our meal and made fun comments. While waiting for our food, we took pictures on a motorcycle and bought those photos. The food arrived and it was delicious. We both had turkey burgers, fries, cole slaw and dessert. Prices are very reasonable. Overall, I would highly recommend this cafe because it has easy access to the Strip, great food and services, and the prices are very affordable.

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

Bellagio Hotel Casino

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by sandyh0077 on January 24, 2006

The water and light show that is presented at the Bellagio Hotel fountains are amazing. The show is free and it plays every 15-30 minutes in the eveing until midnight. There are amazing lights and the founatins dance with the lights and backround music. Every time that the show plays, there is different music in the backround. Everyone stops to watch the free show. It is a must see in Vegas and it is one of the best free attractions that I have seen. It also attracts people to enter the hotel and casino. The entrance of the hotel is spectacular. The decor is elegant yet fun. There is an asian theme to the decoration and they have beautiful fountains inside. My favorite part is the jeweled pony located in front of the check-in area. If you visit Las Vegas, you have to tour both inside and outside of the Bellagio Hotel.
Bellagio
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
(702) 693-7111

Treasure Island Hotel Casino

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by sandyh0077 on January 24, 2006

Another must-see is the pirate show at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. This is another free attraction in Las Vegas that is definitely worth your time. You can visit the Treasure Island Casino in the day and see all of the pirate ships. However, every night from 6pm to 8pm, they have a light and smoke show. It is absolutely wonderful. You see the pirate ship lights, colored smoke, and sirens fill the area. It is a great show, a must-see. However, I do recommend that if you have small children, you hold them tightly, because at some points in the show, it is hard to see your surroundings. But it is usually safe in that area. Otherwise, it's fantastic.
Sirens of TI/Sirens Cove
3300 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109

Venetian Resort & Casino

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by sandyh0077 on January 31, 2006

I loved walking through the shops at the Venetian Resort and Casino. It took me back to my vacation in Italy. I also enjoyed the area that replicated all of the cathedrals in Italy. If you have never visited Italy and can't afford to travel to Europe, the Venetian Hotel is the next best thing. My husband and I took a gondola ride through the hotel. The man sang to us. It was very romantic. The casino at the Venetian is inviting. I appreciated that the casino was not very smoke-filled. And the suites in the towers are beautiful. It is well worth the trip to Vegas.
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109

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