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Things to do in Vegas from March 8-12?

SignalSignal Icrontian

Work is sending me to a conference in Vegas this Sunday. Any restaurants I need to check out or shows that are worth the money?

BobbyDigi

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  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    If you can get a tour to Hoover Dam, that's a pretty fantastic thing to see. It's only about 30 miles from Las Vegas.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I was also going to highly recommend Meskerem because it's a hidden-away super authentic Ethiopian restaurant where all the local Ethiopians eat, but apparently it recently closed :( cc @UPSLynx @mertesn

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    I was also going to highly recommend Meskerem because it's a hidden-away super authentic Ethiopian restaurant where all the local Ethiopians eat, but apparently it recently closed :( cc UPSLynx mertesn

    There is not a sadface big enough for that. We must toss some injera at ICSP to mourn the loss.

    GnomeQueen
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Omelet house is awesome.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Cirque du Soleil is always amazing.

    Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan, Inyo, Bardot and Carson Kitchen.

    BobbyDigi
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Penn & Teller are always entertaining

    BobbyDigi
  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    I should have mentioned I'm staying at the MGM with no car. I'll be in classes 7-6 so the unfortunately the Hoover dam is out of the question. I did however have the privilege of touring it as a kid (pre 9-11) when it wasn't all locked down. I've actually been inside one of the turbines!

    Omelet house is on the list to check out now, as is In - Out burger (thought it's a pain to get to because I'm using cabs to get to anything not on the strip) and I Love Burgers in the Palazzo.

    I really want to catch at least one show and Cirque du Soleil has always piqued my curiosity. Trying to decide which one to see.

    The Gun Store is another place I need to stop at. Not many places allow you to fire full auto machine guns. Was there last visit and that was cool.

    Any fancy restaurants I need to eat at?

    BobbyDigi
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    @Thrax said:
    Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan, Inyo, Bardot and Carson Kitchen.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian

    Also be mindful of the actual distances between places. Being in the middle of the desert and completely flat things might appear close when they're really not. I remember when I went to Las Vegas with my grandparents we stayed at MGM and wanted to go check out the Stratosphere tower and when we walked outside it looked like it was just down the street so we tried to walk there. Well in actuality it was 3.6 miles away. I would have been able to walk that, but not so much for my grandparents.

    BobbyDigi
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Mar 2015

    As soon as you get to the airport or into your taxi from the airport look for little Vegas lifestyle magazines. If anything they usually have a map of the strip so you can more easily find things. At most they have coupons that you may be able to save a few bucks on shows/foods.

    Tix4Tonight has locations all over the strip, if you plan on seeing a show, try to hit them up in the morning when they open to buy your ticket, will save you a few bucks for sure.

    In-N-Out is just over the freeway from the MGM. Google Walking maps says 15 minute walk.

    If you have a night to just walk I highly suggest walking the strip. Fountains at Bellagio, Pirate show at Treasure Island, Eiffel Tower (Paris), Brooklyn Bridge (NYNY), amazing art/architecture at Venetian, pyramid at Luxor.

    Card flickers ;) guys in neon shirts will hand you stacks of cards when walking the strip. They are ads for escort services. I find it hilarious to look through them but you can just as easily ignore them (The guys handing them out. They end up all over the ground so ignoring them all together is close to impossible).

    If you like roller coasters, I highly recommend the Manhattan express in NYNY. Inverted loop FTW. It is like $10 per ride but 100% worth it at least once. There are also a couple coasters (including a new one) in the Circus Circus Adventure Dome but I am not sure if that is a fee to get in and or ride.

    Circus Circus (quite a ways down the strip from MGM) has a full on circus concourse with games and shows. If you like circus atmosphere, make your way over there.

    Edit: I am jealous. I want to go to Vegas.

    -Digi

  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    @BobbyDigi said:

    I want to go to Vegas.

    March 13-15 IcronticSignalDigi Vegas
    (#LoseAlltheMoneys)

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    dick's last resort; good burgers and fun atmosphere with a twist...parental advisory for explicit language. also, if i remember correctly, it is on the strip.

  • aspieRommelaspieRommel Belkan Air Force 22nd Air Div. 4th Tactical Fighter Sqn. Indianapolis, IN Icrontian

    I don't know if you're a race fan or not, but there will be a NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the 8th.

  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    I liked collecting naked lady cards when I was there. I also liked getting married there; that was fun, too.

    WagsFTWmertesnprimesuspect
  • WagsFTWWagsFTW Grand Rapids, MI Icrontian

    If you can rent a car or find some transportation, I highly recommend checking out Red Rock Canyon. Just west of the strip.

    Also, check out the old strip (Fremont Street) - so much fun!! And there's a Neon Museum up there that is super awesome to walk around and see the old neon signs and learn about the history behind them and how they're made.

    And check out the Pirate show at Treasure Island!

    There's so much fantastic people watching and so much to see just walking around the different casinos. You'll find plenty to do.

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