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    My wife and I are thinking of getting away for a night in Vegas and we need some new ideas for something to do. What's everyone's favorite PG-13 and under show? Restaurant? Hotel?

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    The Venetian for the hotel. Blue Man Group or Wayne Brady for a show (Wayne Brady probably rated a soft R). That's what I would recommend for a first trip to Vegas.

    Restaurant: SW Steakhouse at the Wynn. Get the bone-in ribeye if you like steak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    The Venetian for the hotel. Blue Man Group or Wayne Brady for a show (Wayne Brady probably rated a soft R). That's what I would recommend for a first trip to Vegas.

    Restaurant: SW Steakhouse at the Wynn. Get the bone-in ribeye if you like steak.
    We stayed at the Venetian last time and may repeat it--Great hotel. Has anyone stayed at Mandelay Bay?

    By the way, we've been to Vegas a bunch of times. I'm mostly curious to hear what other people have done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    My wife and I are thinking of getting away for a night in Vegas and we need some new ideas for something to do. What's everyone's favorite PG-13 and under show? Restaurant? Hotel?
    I've recommended the JW Marriott Resort in Summerlin to tons of people (especially those taking kids), and everyone comes back thanking me. It's by far our favorite place to stay in LV, and it's reasonably priced to boot.

    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...esort-and-spa/

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    We stayed at the Venetian last time and may repeat it--Great hotel. Has anyone stayed at Mandelay Bay?

    By the way, we've been to Vegas a bunch of times. I'm mostly curious to hear what other people have done.
    We enjoyed the NY NY--we got a room with a four-leaf clover hot tub, and the dressers had lights in the drawers and closets when you opened them......as far as food goes, I always seek out Rubio's when I'm in their lands, so I'm not the best person to ask about Vegas food. I've heard that the Russian place in Mandalay Bay is amazing, but I don't know it personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    By the way, we've been to Vegas a bunch of times. I'm mostly curious to hear what other people have done.
    My bad on the reading comprehension yet again.

    I would not stay at Caesar's Palace or the Mirage if you were considering those. I've stayed at both those hotels and was not a big fan.

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    When the rooms are available I stay at the time share condo. Pretty nice and pretty cheap. weekdays 2 BR is like $50. Again the problem is availability.

    The place is a couple of miles from the strip and I don't mind not being right there on the strip at a hotel.

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    A couple of the nicest and most contemporary hotels in Vegas are not on the strip. I would recommend the Red Rock or the Aliante (not even a year old) to anyone. Very cool, contemporary rooms with lots of flat screens. They are not, however, close to downtown (RR is about 20 mins from downtown, Aliante is about 25) so if that's a necessity, then they aren't really an option.

    There is an amazing Cuban restaurant in the Sahara (best Cuban-style pork sandwiches outside of Cuba/Miami, so my Cuban neighbor says) and, at the risk of sounding like Ohio Blue pimping Spark, I will again mention Rosemary's Restaurant. It is off the strip, so the overhead is low, and you get a gourmet meal for much cheaper than you would on the strip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by byu71 View Post
    When the rooms are available I stay at the time share condo. Pretty nice and pretty cheap. weekdays 2 BR is like $50. Again the problem is availability.

    The place is a couple of miles from the strip and I don't mind not being right there on the strip at a hotel.
    That is a very helpful post. I'm sure ER will be grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    at the risk of sounding like Ohio Blue pimping Spark, I will again mention Rosemary's Restaurant. It is off the strip, so the overhead is low, and you get a gourmet meal for much cheaper than you would on the strip.

    http://www.rosemarysrestaurant.com/
    Everyone loves Rosemary's. Its just strange following a gourmet meal with a trip to the Dollar Tree for desert.

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    You are a doctor, Pony up and stay at the Wynn. Last time I was there I saw Doug Flutie (seriouly dude is like 5'7). They have an outdoor casino, and the golf course is awesome.
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    I saw the new Las Vegas version of Phantom but didn't care for it. It's the same play, but shortened to 90 minutes with no intermission. They basically cut out the dialogue and just skipped to the singing, and Raoul and Christine didn't seem to like each other. It was like high school acting.

    The Big Shot at the top of the Stratosphere is pretty thrilling though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Everyone loves Rosemary's. Its just strange following a gourmet meal with a trip to the Dollar Tree for desert.
    I don't even have to spend a dollar on desert, as I have plenty of it behind my house, free of charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    By the way, we've been to Vegas a bunch of times. I'm mostly curious to hear what other people have done.
    I avoid Vegas like the plague. But I'm happy that you enjoy it.
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    In regards to shows Mystere' was pretty good. It plays at the Treasure Island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    You are a doctor, Pony up and stay at the Wynn. Last time I was there I saw Doug Flutie (seriouly dude is like 5'7). They have an outdoor casino, and the golf course is awesome.
    I can't stand the Wynn, but it's a great place for celeb sightings. I got winked at my Matthew Perry there last year. (In the interest of full disclosure: Flash said clearly the alcohol was interfering my vision for me to think he winked at me, but he so did.)

    But if you're going to fork over the dough for no reason, go for Encore over Wynn. I'm not a fan of either one, but certainly newer is better in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    You are a doctor, Pony up and stay at the Wynn. Last time I was there I saw Doug Flutie (seriouly dude is like 5'7). They have an outdoor casino, and the golf course is awesome.
    The Wynn is running cheap deals right now. Suites for around $130 a night, so I am sure you can get normal rooms for around $100 or even less if you just called and offered. Bad economy AND summertime in Vegas should net you some good deals.

    Some non-gambling things that we have done in Vegas over the years:

    Wind tunnel skydiving thing, near the Las Vegas Hilton. Very fun.

    Race car driving experience out at the speedway. Very fun.

    Hoover Dam tour. Not very fun.

    Seen O, Ka, Mystere, Carrot Top, Danny's Glans, Blue Man Group, Stomp. Enjoyed them all.
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    Is anyone here from Las Vegas? We are flying out of LV in a couple of weeks, and I am trying to figure out a free way to ditch my car for seven days while we cruise around the tropics. I just hate the idea of paying a hundred bucks to park my car for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    The Wynn is running cheap deals right now. Suites for around $130 a night, so I am sure you can get normal rooms for around $100 or even less if you just called and offered. Bad economy AND summertime in Vegas should net you some good deals.
    yeah. They were giving away rooms at the Wynn when we were there in March. Nobody's going to Vegas in the first place, and anybody staying at one of Steve's place wants to stay at Encore. Other hotels you can get rooms or even suites for fifty bucks. It's crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    Is anyone here from Las Vegas? We are flying out of LV in a couple of weeks, and I am trying to figure out a free way to ditch my car for seven days while we cruise around the tropics. I just hate the idea of paying a hundred bucks to park my car for a few days.
    Make me an offer I can't refuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    yeah. They were giving away rooms at the Wynn when we were there in March. Nobody's going to Vegas in the first place, and anybody staying at one of Steve's place wants to stay at Encore. Other hotels you can get rooms or even suites for fifty bucks. It's crazy.
    Really? I just checked out their website for room rates this Fri & Sat night -- $364 per night for the cheapest. The following weekend it's $254 a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Make me an offer I can't refuse.
    NCMO? I have some cool Obama stickers. Or maybe we could catch some lunch and I could pick up the tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    Really? I just checked out their website for room rates this Fri & Sat night -- $364 per night for the cheapest. The following weekend it's $254 a night.
    which one? Wynn or Encore? Anyway, this was back in March, for starters. Plus it varies based on what shows are in town that week. And they never quote their lowest rates online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    which one? Wynn or Encore? Anyway, this was back in March, for starters. Plus it varies based on what shows are in town that week. And they never quote their lowest rates online.
    Wynn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Make me an offer I can't refuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    That is a very helpful post. I'm sure ER will be grateful.

    It was that obvious? Crap, look ER is a Dr. and that is why I would check on availability if he wanted me too. As for the rest of you, unless you show me where you might help me someday, the answer is no, I won't check on availability for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinFinderson View Post
    Is anyone here from Las Vegas? We are flying out of LV in a couple of weeks, and I am trying to figure out a free way to ditch my car for seven days while we cruise around the tropics. I just hate the idea of paying a hundred bucks to park my car for a few days.
    You just don't get it. Flying on airplanes is one of the most unethical things a human being can do. The only things worse are cruising the tropics and parking a vehicle in Las Vegas for a few days. You are some unethical atheist with a monster-size carbon footprint. Thanks a lot, planet ruiner.

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    It also couldn't hurt to go to Priceline, bid $100 on a 5-star hotel and see what happens.

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    Have a retro Vegas experience, skip the beautiful hotels and the five star restaurants and go enjoy Vegas the way it was meant to be experienced. First off book a room at Binions Horseshoe Hotel right downtown. I'm sure you can get it for under twenty bucks. Shows are for pussies so go hit the tables early and plan on staying there until late. Drink hard and often until you can't hardly see the cards in front of you. After you are down to your last $100 get away from tables and head over to the Palomino Club to end your evening. Hire the skankist girl you can find in there for a couple of lap dances and then go back to the hotel and pass out. 18 holes at the Desert Inn course the next day fully hung over would complete your stay but sadly they blew that sucker up. Just ask Landpoke what a good time this is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    You just don't get it. Flying on airplanes is one of the most unethical things a human being can do. The only things worse are cruising the tropics and parking a vehicle in Las Vegas for a few days. You are some unethical atheist with a monster-size carbon footprint. Thanks a lot, planet ruiner.
    This is exactly what I have been saying, but it is a family reunion paid for by the in laws. If we didn't go they'd probably get so pissed that they might melt a few ice caps with the steam coming out their ears... so really, it is all for the greater good.

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