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I was there recently and I saw zumanity. It was just ok. I actually got the tickets free because I went on a tour of some condos. I had to listen to a sales pitch but it was at 2:00 in the afternoon so not much else to do. They say the O at the bellagio is the best show in town. Every local that I talked to who saw it, raved about it.

There is a place that has a big coke bottle on the outside of it and it sells alot of shows at 2 for 1 prices. I actually got tickets to see Howie Mandel from there. The coke bottle is close to the NY, NY hotel.

We ate pretty expensive when we went there. (first time wife and I went on vacation with out the kids.  :banned:   :banned:  But on our last day, we ate at the buffet at the Bellagio and it was the bomb. It had EVERYTHING on it.  Most of the hotels had good restaurants in them. Although pretty expensive.

BS, i would not let this review detur you from Zumanity...my wife and I saw it and had some of the best sex of our lives after wards...

:mellow:

OK, maybe the best of our married lives, your right I was over indulgent.

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One tip at the NY/NY, careful counting cards there. Busted on Nov 6. :bag:

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I've been told that if you call 1 877 87 VEGAS, and fill out their survey, you can get a free nights stay at one of the newer hotels.

Just FYI.

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There are lots of good tips in this thread already, but here are a few more.

Food:

Eat at In and Out Burger

In-N-Out

In-N-Out secret menu

Great burgers and you can order lots of things "not on the menu"

Another cool place we ate (late night/early morning) is the Peppermill restaurant. Kind of like an upscale diner with a bar on one side of the restaurant (Fireside lounge I think)

Huge portions, great food, funny wait staff. Peppermill

rumjungle at Mandalay Bay

We had dinner there it was very good--schedule a late reservation and you can stay in when they switch over from restaurant to nightclub without paying $20-$25 cover. Make sure it is a night they are busy though for full effects. (girls on trapezes, dancers, etc.) I've been to the club on a Friday night and it was awesome, however some nights during the week are not busy. Don't go on a Wednesday for sure, we made that mistake on my last trip. I think Monday might be their service industry night, but I'm not for sure.

I like the rides on top of the Stratosphere. thrill rides

I like the casino at NYNY, and there are some nice bars there that have already been mentioned. The roller coaster there is fun as well.

Oh, we also ate at the Paris buffet one night. It was awesome. Get a homemade crepe if you do that. They were yummy!!

I also saved a decent amount of money on some of this stuff buy purchasing a membership at Las Vegas Advisors LVA

LVA coupon list

The big one is a 50% off coupon for pretty much anything at Palms valued up to $50.

Other ones you could use are:

2-4-1 for the Manhattan Express (roller coaster at NYNY)

2-4-1 for the Stratosphere tower or rides

$10 off Paris Buffet

One we wanted to use but didn't get a chance was the "Unlimited drinks for 2" at Ellis Island

Well, that's what I can come up with off the top of my head. I'll add more if I get a chance.

Have a great trip!

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There are lots of good tips in this thread already, but here are a few more.

Food:

Eat at In and Out Burger

In-N-Out

In-N-Out secret menu

Great burgers and you can order lots of things "not on the menu"

Another cool place we ate (late night/early morning) is the Peppermill restaurant. Kind of like an upscale diner with a bar on one side of the restaurant (Fireside lounge I think)

Huge portions, great food, funny wait staff. Peppermill

rumjungle at Mandalay Bay

We had dinner there it was very good--schedule a late reservation and you can stay in when they switch over from restaurant to nightclub without paying $20-$25 cover. Make sure it is a night they are busy though for full effects. (girls on trapezes, dancers, etc.) I've been to the club on a Friday night and it was awesome, however some nights during the week are not busy. Don't go on a Wednesday for sure, we made that mistake on my last trip. I think Monday might be their service industry night, but I'm not for sure.

I like the rides on top of the Stratosphere. thrill rides

I like the casino at NYNY, and there are some nice bars there that have already been mentioned. The roller coaster there is fun as well.

Oh, we also ate at the Paris buffet one night. It was awesome. Get a homemade crepe if you do that. They were yummy!!

I also saved a decent amount of money on some of this stuff buy purchasing a membership at Las Vegas Advisors LVA

LVA coupon list

The big one is a 50% off coupon for pretty much anything at Palms valued up to $50.

Other ones you could use are:

2-4-1 for the Manhattan Express (roller coaster at NYNY)

2-4-1 for the Stratosphere tower or rides

$10 off Paris Buffet

One we wanted to use but didn't get a chance was the "Unlimited drinks for 2" at Ellis Island

Well, that's what I can come up with off the top of my head. I'll add more if I get a chance.

Have a great trip!

Holy crap, my GF will love you for this. We are veg and she used to LOVE In N Out. We can go there and get a veggie. This is super awesome.

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Ok here is my summary so far:

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2. Go to the Hard Rock Cafe (Although I'm not sure why, but I will)

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Because all the college aged women are there.

To clarify in case it was not a typo its not the Hard Rock Cafe - its the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Not just the college hotties (who are a prime reason it has perhaps the best pool scene in vegas... blackjack while in the pool with uber hotties all liquored up :thumbup:), but the 21 (or so the ID says) to 45 crowd who wants to party, listen to awesome tunes while gambling with utterly hot and ready to go chickas from 18-45. Works best when you stay at the hotel, imo, as the scene there is a perfect base of operations.

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I was thinking our next non-meet could be at the Elgin riverboat, but it's small enough that I'm sure I'd spot you. We should probably set it for the Aragon...no way I'd spot you in there during some concert.

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I was thinking our next non-meet could be at the Elgin riverboat, but it's small enough that I'm sure I'd spot you. We should probably set it for the Aragon...no way I'd spot you in there during some concert.

:lmao:

sounds like a plan

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What should I do there? I know I can gamble. Where is a good place to gamble? Where are good places to eat?

I've stayed at NY NY a few times. The steakhouse in the hotel is pretty good. And the Mexican place is also decent. I went to a "players only" private Super Bowl party at the ESPNZone once (Rams vs. Pats), and that was the best bar and the best Vegas food I've ever had. I don't know if that was special catering for the party, but it was tremendous.

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This was strange. I don't know where to stay, but one of the visit Vegas commercials came on as I was reading this. :eek:

Maybe this means I should go to Vegas.

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This was strange. I don't know where to stay, but one of the visit Vegas commercials came on as I was reading this. :eek:

Maybe this means I should go to Vegas.

:inthatincrediblyannoyingTanyaRobertssquelch: "Las Vegas is calling!"

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:blackdot: for my upcoming trip in May

What day!?!?

I'm there 7-10

EXACTLY the same dates! Cornhole?

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:blackdot: for my upcoming trip in May

What day!?!?

I'm there 7-10

EXACTLY the same dates! Cornhole?

YES, this is needed! SWEET.

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PS, I have compiled a shreadsheet with all the info I'm gathering. So any advice is captured for future use.

If anyone wants my spreadsheet, just ask.

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Update:

I'm back. I hope you missed me. Here are my notes:

1. Me and my lady met Schmegma and his wife. This is my 2nd official cornhole. We bought each other $1 frozen drinks. It was gay and cute. I think they were margaritas? He is a lot cooler in real life. We talked briefly about FBG board. We went to Casino Royale, which was a pretty cool older place with low limit gambling.

2. I learned that I am a gambling wuss. It took me 3 days to get enough balls to gamble on craps. However, when I did, I had a blast. I came out exactly even on craps and had a great time.

3. I think Schmegma and his wife won all the money from Las Vegas. I know he won at least 1 poker tournament, maybe 3 or 4, made some money on craps, and his wife may have accumulated the most players points ever in history. She probably got comped her very own hotel. I hope they let me stay there sometime.

4. Took my lady to see "Zumanity". It was pretty awesome. There were a lot of boobs, and flying people doing some amazing things. The drinks there were $11 but I'm pretty sure it was just a big cup of vodka, and tasted great. It was somewhat erotic and my lady loved the show. So I would recommend to guys taking ladies out.

5. Barbary Coast late night is the best food ever. I think I had a fat pile of blueberry almond pancakes. It's a little fuzzy though.

6. New York New York hotel was pretty cool. Best food we ate there was this chinese place. Chin Chin or something like this?

7. They blew up a building while we were there. Some old casino with a spooky clown on the front. Imploded. It was very loud and shook our hotel. Luckily some drunk dude passed the word along that it was gonna blow at 2:45 so we knew in advance. GB drunk folks.

8. I collected a whole pile of hooker trading cards. They have cash values for each hooker. Awesome. Some are highly over rated. But you can have some pretty hot hookers come to your room for like $17.00. I doubt they do anything for that little $$$ though.

9. Speaking of hookers I was offered the goods by several of them. I had to decline to avoid trouble.

10. I saw Don King. He looks just like on TV.

11. They have an awesome golf measuring thing in the Callaway store in Caesars’ Palace. Golfers who go to Vegas should try it. It was free and way awesome. I guess Phil Mickleson uses this same thing and there are only 3 in the world.

12. Roller Coaster at hotel was neat but short. They hand out 2 for 1 passes to this all over the place.

13. I didn't drink 1 single beer while I was there. I decided I would do this before I left, just because. I stuck to it.

14. It took me a while to get the hang of the free booze. But once I did, it's pretty sweet. It's not really free though cause you have to give $1 every time. But still $1 for some vodka or rum drink is pretty decent, and you can get a lot of them during the day when it's not so busy. You have to drink a lot of these $1 drinks, and supplement them with drinks you pay for at the numerous bars.

15. Star Wars 1 cent slot is the best of the 1 cent slots. You can get the Death Star bonus, which is fun. I think me and lady ended up breaking even on the slot machines.

16. I heard rumors that Ministry of Pain and Mr. Maurile Tremblay were in town, but I didn't meet them, so I can't confirm this. I have always wanted to meet Maurile.

17. Keno is confusing, and I'll never play it again.

18. Starbucks is way overpriced in the Casinos. $5 for an Americano. Ridiculous.

19. They have these things called "yards" of frozen tropical drinks. It's like a yard tall (who knew?) and you can add extra alcohol, and you can get refills for $2!!! A few of these = a LOT of booze. And since it's so hot outside, the frozen-ness is awesome.

20. If you are walking down the street with your lady, and someone asks if you are married/where are you from, they want to sell you a condo or something. Respond immediately: "I hate you." They don't reply back. Unless you want to buy a condo I guess.

21. There is so much to do, that it makes you dizzy. I spent half the time chasing down drinks and thinking of what to do next. Which I guess is not a bad thing, I barely slept as it is. I will definitely go back sometime, but I will spend less on a hotel cause I was rarely in my room at all.

Well that's all I can think of right now. Any questions, feel free to ask.

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I have lived in Vegas for 10 years. There is a lot of BAD advice in this thread and a little good advice. I don't have time to respond to all of it now....bedtime....but I will give you my .02 tomorrow.

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I have lived in Vegas for 10 years. There is a lot of BAD advice in this thread and a little good advice. I don't have time to respond to all of it now....bedtime....but I will give you my .02 tomorrow.

great timing.

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17. Keno is confusing

:confused:

You pick numbers and hope the bouncing ball lands on them...whats complicated?

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Keno is impossible. Literally. No one has ever won--in the history of Las Vegas no one has ever picked all the numbers.

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I have lived in Vegas for 10 years.  There is a lot of BAD advice in this thread and a little good advice.  I don't have time to respond to all of it now....bedtime....but I will give you my .02 tomorrow.

great timing.

Guess he didn't read the dates..... :confused:

Wish I would have seen this earlier myself, I live in Vegas and I would like to get in on one of these cornholes, especially now after seeing how hot most people SO are........ :thumbup:

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I have lived in Vegas for 10 years.  There is a lot of BAD advice in this thread and a little good advice.  I don't have time to respond to all of it now....bedtime....but I will give you my .02 tomorrow.

great timing.

Guess he didn't read the dates..... :confused:

Wish I would have seen this earlier myself, I live in Vegas and I would like to get in on one of these cornholes, especially now after seeing how hot most people SO are........ :thumbup:

WTF, I posted and bumped this like 50 times? We should have met up. I brought my SO with me.

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there? It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive. The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there? It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive. The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

Yes, we ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.

However, I felt it was very mediocre mexican food. It wasn't overpriced or anything (lots of stuff is), but just kinda boring. And I love mexican food.

Maybe just my experience?

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there?  It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive.  The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

Yes, we ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.

However, I felt it was very mediocre mexican food. It wasn't overpriced or anything (lots of stuff is), but just kinda boring. And I love mexican food.

Maybe just my experience?

Best cheap Mexican food was at the Riviera food court's "La Salsa". I think their burrito is a cure for hangovers.

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there?  It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive.  The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

Yes, we ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.

However, I felt it was very mediocre mexican food. It wasn't overpriced or anything (lots of stuff is), but just kinda boring. And I love mexican food.

Maybe just my experience?

I thought that steakhouse in NY NY was pretty good.

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there?  It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive.  The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

Yes, we ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.

However, I felt it was very mediocre mexican food. It wasn't overpriced or anything (lots of stuff is), but just kinda boring. And I love mexican food.

Maybe just my experience?

Well it's a little more southwestern Mexican style. Living in Alabama it's a little different than what we usually get. For the NY/NY it was ok, as was the little pizza place, and America. The Italian restaurant is good but pricey. Don't have any experience with the steakhouse. The ESPNZone is neat but average bar food at best and pricey to boot. Paying alot for the tv's.

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there?  It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive.  The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

Yes, we ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.

However, I felt it was very mediocre mexican food. It wasn't overpriced or anything (lots of stuff is), but just kinda boring. And I love mexican food.

Maybe just my experience?

Well it's a little more southwestern Mexican style. Living in Alabama it's a little different than what we usually get. For the NY/NY it was ok, as was the little pizza place, and America. The Italian restaurant is good but pricey. Don't have any experience with the steakhouse. The ESPNZone is neat but average bar food at best and pricey to boot. Paying alot for the tv's.

They have Il Fornaio here in Seattle, so we didn't go there. And I've been to ESPN zone in Chicago, so we passed on that as well. Steakhouse not exactly my thing, so that was not on the list either.

America was decent. Ate breakfast there. Nothing super, but not bad at all. That Chin Chin place was delicious though. And a slice of the thin cheese pizza late at night is a good thing.

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there?  It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive.  The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

Yes, we ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.

However, I felt it was very mediocre mexican food. It wasn't overpriced or anything (lots of stuff is), but just kinda boring. And I love mexican food.

Maybe just my experience?

Well it's a little more southwestern Mexican style. Living in Alabama it's a little different than what we usually get. For the NY/NY it was ok, as was the little pizza place, and America. The Italian restaurant is good but pricey. Don't have any experience with the steakhouse. The ESPNZone is neat but average bar food at best and pricey to boot. Paying alot for the tv's.

They have Il Fornaio here in Seattle, so we didn't go there. And I've been to ESPN zone in Chicago, so we passed on that as well. Steakhouse not exactly my thing, so that was not on the list either.

America was decent. Ate breakfast there. Nothing super, but not bad at all. That Chin Chin place was delicious though. And a slice of the thin cheese pizza late at night is a good thing.

Chin Chin I've never eaten at just because I'm not a Chinese fan. The most annoying thing in the hotel though is turning on your tv and every time Rita Rudner is on there.

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They have Il Fornaio here in Seattle, so we didn't go there. And I've been to ESPN zone in Chicago, so we passed on that as well. Steakhouse not exactly my thing, so that was not on the list either.

I went to a "players only" Super Bowl party at the VEGA$ ESPNZone. They must have hired a special chef, because that was by far the best food I've ever had in VEGA$.

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Did you eat at Gonzalez y Gonzalez while there?  It's always pretty good and not too terribly expensive.  The Italian place at the NY/NY is also really good, was comped there a few times in the past.

Yes, we ate at Gonzalez y Gonzalez.

However, I felt it was very mediocre mexican food. It wasn't overpriced or anything (lots of stuff is), but just kinda boring. And I love mexican food.

Maybe just my experience?

Well it's a little more southwestern Mexican style. Living in Alabama it's a little different than what we usually get. For the NY/NY it was ok, as was the little pizza place, and America. The Italian restaurant is good but pricey. Don't have any experience with the steakhouse. The ESPNZone is neat but average bar food at best and pricey to boot. Paying alot for the tv's.

They have Il Fornaio here in Seattle, so we didn't go there. And I've been to ESPN zone in Chicago, so we passed on that as well. Steakhouse not exactly my thing, so that was not on the list either.

America was decent. Ate breakfast there. Nothing super, but not bad at all. That Chin Chin place was delicious though. And a slice of the thin cheese pizza late at night is a good thing.

Chin Chin I've never eaten at just because I'm not a Chinese fan. The most annoying thing in the hotel though is turning on your tv and every time Rita Rudner is on there.

1. Didn't turn on TV.

2. Who IS Rita Rudner? They had signs for this lady all over the place.

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They have Il Fornaio here in Seattle, so we didn't go there. And I've been to ESPN zone in Chicago, so we passed on that as well. Steakhouse not exactly my thing, so that was not on the list either.

I went to a "players only" Super Bowl party at the VEGA$ ESPNZone. They must have hired a special chef, because that was by far the best food I've ever had in VEGA$.

Did they have the ultimate nachos? Cause those are pretty much awesome. Melted Queso instead of regular cheese. Like spicy velveeta. Delicious.

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They have Il Fornaio here in Seattle, so we didn't go there. And I've been to ESPN zone in Chicago, so we passed on that as well. Steakhouse not exactly my thing, so that was not on the list either.

I went to a "players only" Super Bowl party at the VEGA$ ESPNZone. They must have hired a special chef, because that was by far the best food I've ever had in VEGA$.

Did they have the ultimate nachos? Cause those are pretty much awesome. Melted Queso instead of regular cheese. Like spicy velveeta. Delicious.

Sounds awesome. I don't know if those nachos were there. But this was the kind of buffet where you were actually excited to try EVERYTHING because it all rocked.

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Did you rent a car? Or did you rely on cabs, shuttles, walking, etc....

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Did you rent a car? Or did you rely on cabs, shuttles, walking, etc....

Didn't rent. My lady's dad lives down there, so one day he drove us all around. The rest of the time we walked wherever we went. We were way too polluted to be driving a car. We rode a tram once too. I'm not sure how we ended up on it or where we were going.

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