Gotta add the M & M and Coke stores on the strip. I heard some changes were being made to the Coke one but if they still have it, get the Wonders Of The World drink. It is a tray of 8-10 different Coke products from around the world, some are pretty good and some are pretty nasty.
The M & M store is like 3-4 floors and the 3-D movie is pretty funny too. They also have a wall of different colors of M & M's that are not sold in regular packs (beware they are expensive though).
Let's shoot us some deer Joe Joe!!!!
If I never have to drive in Vegas, I'd be OK with that.
Amen! Here's hoping teleportation technology becomes affordable soon. Driving in traffic here can kill you. Speaking of which, if you do rent a car, [bBeware Of Taxicabs! They drive like they own the road here, and apparently they do, as they seem to answer only to the taxicab authority, seriously. I've seen them do a jaw-dropping amount of speeding, running lights, cutting off (and almost hitting) pedestrians,etc, right in front of cops, who do nothing about it!
I saw the M&M 3-D show last week, and the glasses did not work for anyone in the audience. We reported it to the bored attendant who collected glasses. He offered a "like I care" shrug, and that was that. Hopefully, it will be fixed at some point.
For a Chance to ride one of the few remaining Chaos', be sure to visit Circus Circus.
Recently saw Gordie Brown at the Venetian, an comedian who's act was impressive. Highly recommended for anyone who's looking for a new, less expensive show. The Venetian now has 3 shows, and is rumored to be adding a 4th. The word is they want to be a mini-broadway as part of their hook, with Palazzo also having one or 2 down the road.
They Live. We Sleep.
Still not sure of what you're talking about, paying to park in Vegas?
Driving in Vegas can be tough on the strip on a Saturday or when a really special event is in town like this weekend (heard the length of the strip was an hour) with the NBA All Star game. Any other time it is at least as easy as any other major city.
As for attractions, our favs are:
Speed, Desperado, Stratosphere rides, Adventuredome, any Cirque show, Freemont Experience, Bellagio fountains, and dinner at Aureole
The worst Vegas traffic I've ever experienced was on a Friday after Thanksgiving- supposedly a lot of people from SoCal drive into the city for the long weekend. Other than that, driving in Vegas is just as easy- if not easier- than driving in any other city. Knowing when to be patient and when to be aggressive helps a lot!
The $20 car with taxes is more, and then you pay out the nose to park anywhere.
Not sure what your talking about here Jeff. All the casinos have free parking. I've never seen a place with a much free parking. Where are you paying for parking at? The only time I ever pay to park is when I use valet parking or I park at the airport. It's expensive to take a cab to Valley of Fire or Red Rock Canyon. Also a car makes it easier to get to Ethel M's, and Red Rock Casino (which in my opinion is the best buffet in Las Vegas).
The 18 year old...boy??? All the juice bars are open to 18 and above! ;) It is Vegas you know.
I live up by Red Rock...and certainly recommend it to those who like hiking and pretty stuff. If you rock climb...there are tone of great spots up there. I just ran/jogged up there tonight and caught a couple wild burros drinking out of a stream. Jack Rabits as big as dogs up there too. A lot of people rent bikes on Charleston Ave and bike up there...but the road is getting too busy IMHO.
If you are in fair shape and accept a challenge. Go to Zion and rent some shoes to hike "The Narrows." Most of this hike is in the stream. It is an unbelievable experience.
^ Red Rock is beautiful- not of the scale of Zion but still very nice to visit, even if you're just driving through. It's impossible to not be impressed!
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Assumptions... you know what they say when you assume...
Jesus Christ, I get it, the parking is free. Anyone else?
Why do I suddenly get the urge to watch Office Space?
Lundberg: Now Jeff, you got the memo on the free parking in Vegas right.
Jeff: Jesus Christ, I get it, the parking is free. Anyone else?
Lundberg: Right, well you see we just wanted to let you know that the parking in Vegas is free.
Insert smily face * 10
Let's shoot us some deer Joe Joe!!!!
And if you're pissed about people making you the subject of conversation, maybe you shouldn't act like you want to be the topic of conversation. Claiming "it's always about me" isn't exactly helping your case.
Anyway, I think I'm pretty tapped when it comes to my Vegas advice. Speed and Despy are worth the time and money, Canyon Blaster and NY:NY are not. Yes to the Bellagio fountains, the Wynn, the Mirage volcano and The Venetian, no to the TI show and Shark Reef. Try to hit Hoover Dam and a National Park or two. Think that about covers it.
There is so much going on around you that it would be difficult for me to concentrate on driving. Plus it's more fun to drink while walking (which is legal) than drink while driving (which is illegal.)
We didn't walk back though. Luckily our good friend Robo gave us a ride back to the Strat. :)
I was just watching something about the "Do's and Don'ts of Vegas" on the Travel Channel. I didn't know that hailing a cab on the strip was illegal (they want you to go to one of the hotels) and that jaywalking is $150 fine! Yikes!
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