Another "When in Vegas" thread

Monday, February 19, 2007 11:41 AM
Where in Vegas do you have to pay to park? I've never once paid to park in any of the casino hotels, and at some point we've parked at pretty much all of them.
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Monday, February 19, 2007 1:18 PM
Ditto to what Rob Ascough said, we have never paid for parking when we have stayed in Vegas.

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).


Skol Vikings
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Monday, February 19, 2007 2:08 PM
Robocoaster's avatar

Jeff said:
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.


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Monday, February 19, 2007 2:30 PM
Jeff's avatar I'll do you one better... there was a cab and bicycle accident where at least one person died at Flamingo and Las Vegas Blvd. one night I was there in July (corner of Bally's, Bellagio and Caesars). It's scary stuff. Thank God there are bridges over most of the busiest intersections.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, February 19, 2007 3:19 PM
beast7369's avatar One thing that I would say is not to miss even if you dont like the movies or the show is the Star Trek Experience. THat was probably the highlight of my trip there...Though I didnt venture off of the strip.
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Monday, February 19, 2007 4:48 PM
I dunno, I guess I don't see any difference between driving in Vegas and driving in places like Pittsburgh, Orlando, Cleveland, Boston, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and New York City. And honestly, I think driving in Vegas is better than driving in most of the places I just listed.

Still not sure of what you're talking about, paying to park in Vegas?

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Monday, February 19, 2007 5:14 PM
Gotta agree with Rob on the parking. Most every casino has free parking. Remember, they want you to come to their place. Tight on time? Use the valet for a couple of bucks tip.

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

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 3:58 PM
Right, casinos want you there- why charge you to park? I think Atlantic City casinos charge because it's a city tx or something like that.

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!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:50 PM

Jeff said:
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).

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:28 PM
Jeff's avatar Jesus Christ, I get it, the parking is free. Anyone else?

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:31 AM
For quality (not quantity) try the "Dishes" buffet in TI. This is a different take on the standard buffet with quality and presentation emphasized.

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.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:25 AM
^^ Instead of getting all bothered, maybe you could answer the question and tell us where you paid to park? Don't be so insecure- we're not picking on you, we just found it odd that you paid to park your car in Vegas when none of us have. I don't think any of us were accusing you of lying, we were just curious.

^ 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!

*** Edited 2/21/2007 2:30:24 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:58 AM
Jeff's avatar I'm not "hot and bothered," I didn't pay anywhere to park. I've never not paid to park in a metropolitan area for a hotel, so it was a pretty fair assumption on my part to make.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 10:24 AM
Relax. A few of us were merely correcting the false information you gave. Jeremy was looking for advice and you gave him advice based on an assumption- not something you knew for sure. First you said you'll pay through the nose to park anywhere in Vegas, then you claim you never paid to park in Vegas. Wha? We corrected you, it's as simple as that.

Assumptions... you know what they say when you assume...

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:01 AM
Jeff's avatar Dude, enough with the relax and hot and bothered comments. I'm so bored with talking about me. Talk about Vegas.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:43 AM

Jeff said:
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


Skol Vikings
Let's shoot us some deer Joe Joe!!!!

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:53 AM
^^ We weren't talking about you, we were talking about you being wrong. Next time, maybe you should stick to offering advice on things you know about. After all, I'm not going to start offering advice on how to build a website.

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.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:42 PM
Jeff's avatar Oh. My. God. Did I not admit that I was wrong? You're writing paragraph upon paragraph and not making any point.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 2:18 PM
I'm making a lot of points, you're just oblivious to them.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:32 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Personally, I prefer walking. The last time we were in Vegas we stayed at the Strat and walked all the way up to where the MGM is, hitting all the coasters and other attractions along the way.

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!

-Tina

*** Edited 2/21/2007 8:33:30 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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