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6 hours ago, need2know said:

Gonna be in vegas this weekend. 

Looking to visit a dispensary or have some delivered to me somehow.  They wont deliver to your room right?  Staying at Caesars.   Can someone give me some info?  Also what's the best place to go?

Just ask the cabby to take you to the closest/best one nearby.  They'll know where to go.  There's one just across the freeway on Flamingo headed towards the Rio.  Probably the closest to Caesars.  Agree with the guy who said to hide it from security.  Get gummies if you're gonna use it inside Caesars.

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18 hours ago, kutta said:

 One thing about the fountain view rooms - they are really awesome with great balconies, but we would probably get a lower room next time. I think we were on the 45th floor or something, and we couldn't hear the fountains or music. I would guess the 20th floor or so would be really great (the high floor was great too, but it's just something we will do differently next time).

This is pretty spot on. We were in a Wraparound on the 27th floor in the Chelsea Tower. We could hear the fountains real good and could barely here the music. 

One thing though, if you are in the Boulevard Tower the 20th floor may be a little low. Some people reported that the Bellagio sign blocks part of their fountain view. 

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12 hours ago, encaitar said:

Just ask the cabby to take you to the closest/best one nearby.  They'll know where to go.  There's one just across the freeway on Flamingo headed towards the Rio.  Probably the closest to Caesars.  Agree with the guy who said to hide it from security.  Get gummies if you're gonna use it inside Caesars.

I'm not sure this is the best plan. I'm hearing it may be like cabbies and strip clubs - the drivers are getting spiffs (and/or spliffs) to direct customers to certain dispensaries. You may not necessarily be taken to a good one, just the one that is currently paying the most to the drivers. YMMV.

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3 minutes ago, soothsayer said:

I'm not sure this is the best plan. I'm hearing it may be like cabbies and strip clubs - the drivers are getting spiffs (and/or spliffs) to direct customers to certain dispensaries. You may not necessarily be taken to a good one, just the one that is currently paying the most to the drivers. YMMV.

" I have got 5 kids to feed".

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Are the girlie card slappers still doing their thing on the strip?

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1 minute ago, eoMMan said:

Are the girlie card slappers still doing their thing on the strip?

Not so much these days 

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8 hours ago, eoMMan said:

Are the girlie card slappers still doing their thing on the strip?

There were a few of them around when I was there last month, but nothing like it used to be. 

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On 10/16/2019 at 7:02 PM, kutta said:

I am Titanium Elite with Marriott and got upgraded to a wrap-around suite with the Bellagio fountain view for free. They have a special check-in line for Marriott members, so be sure to go in there. If I remember right, it's actually a little room sort of thing to the left of the check-in desk. One thing about the fountain view rooms - they are really awesome with great balconies, but we would probably get a lower room next time. I think we were on the 45th floor or something, and we couldn't hear the fountains or music. I would guess the 20th floor or so would be really great (the high floor was great too, but it's just something we will do differently next time).

I really like the Venetian Sports Book. It's not far from the Cosmo, and they have nice TV's. You may get lucky and get a seat since it's a late game. But if you go there the night before and place a decent-sized bet, you can ask for a reserved spot and they will probably give it to you.

Define "decent-sized," please.

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24 minutes ago, Polish Hammer said:

Define "decent-sized," please.

I’ll usually bet $1,000 or so on the Sunday games and have never had a problem reserving two seats all day. I’d bet a few hundred would be good for one seat. And a lot of times you don’t even need the reserved seats - there are a lot of empties for the late games.

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Any dining suggestions for downtown/Fremont Street area?  Not looking for 5 star but not looking for a hot dog stand either...

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1 hour ago, eoMMan said:

Any dining suggestions for downtown/Fremont Street area?  Not looking for 5 star but not looking for a hot dog stand either...

Went to Oscar's a few years back. Not the best steak you'll ever have, but tough to beat the atmosphere right at the end of the Fremont St experience. Last month, went to Hugo's Cellar with the wife. We were both several "5-skull drinks at Frankie's deep" beforehand, so I don't remember TOO much about dinner. But I believe the steak was really good

And of course, Pizza Rock is the best pizza in LV for a less formal dining experience. Went to Chicago Brewing Co on the recommendation of someone in here I think, but it was overrated to us. Sorry that's the extent of my downtown LV dining knowledge

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2 hours ago, eoMMan said:

Any dining suggestions for downtown/Fremont Street area?  Not looking for 5 star but not looking for a hot dog stand either...

Right next to Pizza Rock is Triple George Grill, food and drinks are top notch. Carson Kitchen in East Fremont too.

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Heading out to Red Rocks tomorrow.  Any recommend trails on the easier side? Fitness less a concern than trails which are hard to follow

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1 hour ago, Michael Brown said:

Went to Oscar's a few years back. Not the best steak you'll ever have, but tough to beat the atmosphere right at the end of the Fremont St experience. Last month, went to Hugo's Cellar with the wife. We were both several "5-skull drinks at Frankie's deep" beforehand, so I don't remember TOO much about dinner. But I believe the steak was really good

And of course, Pizza Rock is the best pizza in LV for a less formal dining experience. Went to Chicago Brewing Co on the recommendation of someone in here I think, but it was overrated to us. Sorry that's the extent of my downtown LV dining knowledge

Hugo's Cellar is great.  Cool, speak easy type atmosphere and the steaks are very good.   Vic and Anthony's was probably the best steak I've had in Vegas.  Pretty spendy though.

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1 hour ago, Slapdash said:

Heading out to Red Rocks tomorrow.  Any recommend trails on the easier side? Fitness less a concern than trails which are hard to follow

Do you have a car? 

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1 hour ago, parasaurolophus said:

Do you have a car? 

renting one tomorrow AM

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1 hour ago, Slapdash said:

renting one tomorrow AM

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These are the two sites I use for info. Ice box canyon is one of my favorites for an easier hike. Red rock doesn't have a lot of tough fitness hikes with easy to follow trails. Even turtlehead peak is fairly difficult to follow and that's one of the 14ish hikes listed in the pamphlet. 

For tough fitness with beautiful views and perfectly marked trails I always reco the spring mountains rather than red rock. 

You could also try Black Mountain. Awesome hike. Cool black volcanic rock. Great views and it is well marked and a bit of a burner. 

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22 hours ago, parasaurolophus said:

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These are the two sites I use for info. Ice box canyon is one of my favorites for an easier hike. Red rock doesn't have a lot of tough fitness hikes with easy to follow trails. Even turtlehead peak is fairly difficult to follow and that's one of the 14ish hikes listed in the pamphlet. 

For tough fitness with beautiful views and perfectly marked trails I always reco the spring mountains rather than red rock. 

You could also try Black Mountain. Awesome hike. Cool black volcanic rock. Great views and it is well marked and a bit of a burner. 

Ended up hiking Calico Tanks trail in Red Rocks, which was pretty good.  Decent amount of scrambling and a great view of the Strip.  I walked a bit into Ice Box, but just didn't have the time for another before heading back.

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1 hour ago, Slapdash said:

Ended up hiking Calico Tanks trail in Red Rocks, which was pretty good.  Decent amount of scrambling and a great view of the Strip.  I walked a bit into Ice Box, but just didn't have the time for another before heading back.

Were the tanks full? Not sure if I have ever been on that trail in October. Only february and july. 

If scrambling is your thing, that opens up a ton of awesome hikes in red rock. Best part is most of them avoid the scenic loop and the fee. 

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Just booked for February. Girls wanted to see Aerosmith so going on Thursday the 13th. Better seats available than Sat and got aisle on the catwalk 10 rows from stage. Staying at Aria. Need to find light seafood restaurant that night pre show, as next night for Valentine’s Day we booked Bazaar Meat - Jose Andres place. Doing tasting menu. Other couple has been and said it’s glorious. 
Mix in some sports book action and maybe seeing Phoenix play at Mandalay Bay Fri night.  Fun weekend 

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I put play on fourteen different player's cards today. Seven places on the Strip: down $290. Seven places Downtown: up $440. The sample size is admittedly small, but the conclusions practically draw themselves. 

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1 hour ago, kevzilla said:

I put play on fourteen different player's cards today. Seven places on the Strip: down $290. Seven places Downtown: up $440. The sample size is admittedly small, but the conclusions practically draw themselves. 

Lost 500 playing black jack and won 550 playing 8 16 Omaha 8.  Was nice to start day 1 not in the hole. 

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4 hours ago, kevzilla said:

I put play on fourteen different player's cards today. Seven places on the Strip: down $290. Seven places Downtown: up $440. The sample size is admittedly small, but the conclusions practically draw themselves. 

The best gambling is anywhere that caters more to locals.  The strip gets millions of guaranteed visitors per year. Casinos for locals require people returning to them in the form of repeat business to survive. One of the bigger locals chains is Boyd casinos--and they have a spot or two in downtown. I can't say that I'm super surprised that you are more successful gambling off of the strip. 

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Friends loved O so much last night they got tickets for Ka tomorrow night. Drinking with @kevzilla on Fremont tonight with misc other friends plus my sister.

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23 hours ago, Judge Smails said:

Just booked for February. Girls wanted to see Aerosmith so going on Thursday the 13th. Better seats available than Sat and got aisle on the catwalk 10 rows from stage. Staying at Aria. Need to find light seafood restaurant that night pre show, as next night for Valentine’s Day we booked Bazaar Meat - Jose Andres place. Doing tasting menu. Other couple has been and said it’s glorious. 
Mix in some sports book action and maybe seeing Phoenix play at Mandalay Bay Fri night.  Fun weekend 

Depending on your budget we ate at Milos in Cosmo last night.  The Santorini menu before 6:30 is $49 per and a great meal.  Main menu looked amazing.  Get the grilled octupus as the starter.  Just unreal. 

The tasting menu at Bazaar Meat was one of the best meals of my life last month.  Truly special.  The cotton candy fois gras is amazing and I am not a fois gras fan at all.  Just a superb meal.

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4 hours ago, Osaurus said:

Friends loved O so much last night they got tickets for Ka tomorrow night. Drinking with @kevzilla on Fremont tonight with misc other friends plus my sister.

Let me know how that goes. Loved O. Fell asleep at Ka

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Alright bit the bullet and booked Opium for the December trip.  Hope it's decent.  Was torn between doing that and getting tickets at the Intersect festival to see Foo Fighters. But GA only and couldn't get the wife behind a festival.  Do want to see Foo Fighters though....

Friday dinner at Julian Serrano Tapas before Jason Aldean concert

Saturday dinner at Nobu for sushi then Opium at 10pm 

Sunday we'll play by ear.  I'll see what tickets are on Craigslist that look good. Rodeo and a bunch of concerts in town. 

 

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11 hours ago, Judge Smails said:

Alright bit the bullet and booked Opium for the December trip.  Hope it's decent.  Was torn between doing that and getting tickets at the Intersect festival to see Foo Fighters. But GA only and couldn't get the wife behind a festival.  Do want to see Foo Fighters though....

Friday dinner at Julian Serrano Tapas before Jason Aldean concert

Saturday dinner at Nobu for sushi then Opium at 10pm 

Sunday we'll play by ear.  I'll see what tickets are on Craigslist that look good. Rodeo and a bunch of concerts in town. 

 

Opium is a good show. Saw it in September. Enjoyed all but one of the acts. 

I am thinking of trying to go out for the Foo Fighters. 

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1 hour ago, Judge Smails said:

Asking or your recommendations?

They are at the cosmo, so wondering if those will work for you.

We dined at china poblano in september and half of the dishes were excellent, the other half were passable.

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