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    Las Vegas

    Have you ever been to Vegas? I feel like that is one of the places I would really love to go one day. If you went, what was it like?

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    I have...my husband and I have family in Vegas as well as in Arizona nearby. Honestly, I hate Las Vegas with a passion...it's just REALLY not my thing. If you're into gambling, partying, and that kind of scene it's worth at least checking out once. There are some places on the outskirts of town that are beautiful in their own way, and there are plenty of things to do at pretty much any hour.

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    I personally haven't been there, but my mother, mother-in-law, and a few friends have and they absolutely enjoyed the experience. But like Jessi said, it's not much of a fun place to be unless you are celebrating your 21st birthday or really into going out partying and having a great time. There are a lot of things you can run into along the way, as well as a number of sightings you can check out while you are there! I'm not sure, because I can't really give you great feedback since I personally haven't been there. But from what I have heard and seen in pictures it's still a vacation worth taking at least one time.

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    My husband has been to Las Vegas a few times. But I haven't been yet and he has to take me yet. He loves Vegas and if he can only live there, he would (well he prefers outside Vegas strip though). His work involves betting and gambling (mostly online websites about it) so it's one of his excuse going to Vegas, work research..ahahaha. He prefers visiting places surrounding Vegas and all around Nevada and Arizona though. We have framed photos in our walls of his past visits, particularly Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsgeedee View Post
    My husband has been to Las Vegas a few times. But I haven't been yet and he has to take me yet. He loves Vegas and if he can only live there, he would (well he prefers outside Vegas strip though). His work involves betting and gambling (mostly online websites about it) so it's one of his excuse going to Vegas, work research..ahahaha. He prefers visiting places surrounding Vegas and all around Nevada and Arizona though. We have framed photos in our walls of his past visits, particularly Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.
    There are plenty of gorgeous places nearby. I wouldn't live there, but I find many parts of Arizona and the desert to be incredibly beautiful. There are a lot of wonderful hiking trails and the skies are so crystal clear....such a change from where I live.

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    Las Vegas Performances

    I did go, but i'm not much of a gambler so I missed out of a huge recreation. I enjoyed a few performances and just being on vacation was enjoyable. I think you'll love it if you are into all of the things Sin City has to offer. The great thing is that Las Vegas is not too far from California. So if you live on the East coast and you don't fly to the West Coast very often, it would be great to visit Nevada and California.

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    Keep in mind, aside from the strip there isn't much else to do while you're there. Having said that the strip is enormous and if gambling, shows and general over-the-top glitz and glam is your thing you'll be occupied for days. My understanding is that Vegas has changed considerably since it's hay day and prices have gone up quite a bit - gone are the days of complimentary tickets and food. Speaking of food it is VERY expensive so keep this in mind should you book a package at a "great deal".

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    Interesting Things In Las Vegas

    I've visited Las Vegas a couple of times now. I love Las Vegas! And I don't go to the casino. But I still find the city very interesting! I think that you'll be fine in Vegas even if you don't have a lot of money. Just walk around the strip and there are many activities. For example, you could watch the show in Treasure Island or you could also watch the dancing fountains. But if spending money is not an issue, you could go watch a few shows like magic shows or musicals. And about one and a half hour away is the Las Vegas Outlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriswild1122 View Post
    Keep in mind, aside from the strip there isn't much else to do while you're there. Having said that the strip is enormous and if gambling, shows and general over-the-top glitz and glam is your thing you'll be occupied for days. My understanding is that Vegas has changed considerably since it's hay day and prices have gone up quite a bit - gone are the days of complimentary tickets and food. Speaking of food it is VERY expensive so keep this in mind should you book a package at a "great deal".
    That's another thing to consider. The prices are only getting worse and worse. While you may be able to find a few things to do for cheap, you can expect to spend a good bit of money.

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    Las Vegas is cool to see once, but I don't have a whole lot of desire to return. Like @ihopper said, the sights along the strip like the dancing waters are neat. Some of the themed hotels are neat to see too, the Luxor was my favorite. But most of them seem a bit outdated. I thought I recalled hotel prices being fairly reasonable, they mostly just want to get you there and get you gambling. This was years ago though.

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    I was actually married in Las Vegas in one those quirky little chapels they have everywhere. It was my first trip outside of my home state. I found the strip to be pretty amazing at night with so many lights and people, but outside of that it was nothing spectacular. Once you venture out into other parts of the city, much of it is actually pretty slum like I thought. I do think it is one of those places you should visit at least once in your lifetime, however. It's been about 7 years since I was there so I'm sure many things have changed since then. I do remember food being cheap when I was there though. A steak dinner costed like $6 because it was used as a way to draw you in to the casinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenachristine View Post
    I was actually married in Las Vegas in one those quirky little chapels they have everywhere.
    Were you married by an Elvis impersonator? Do you regret this at all, or just think back on it as a fun thing?

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    Reasons For Living And Retiring In Las Vegas

    I live in Las Vegas and I love everything about it. I move here from Cali and I love it even more than the crowded CA, where there are tons of crimes. There are less crimes here so it makes it a great place to raise a family. Its also safe to live with beautiful architecture here. There is 24 hour to do everything and the city never sleeps. You can wake up at 3am and go out and do something or walk the strip like it's day time. I love it so much that I'm retiring here. I would never move away because there is so many things to do here and so many jobs and so much peaceful comparing to other states in the US. You can go night clubbing here. We have one of the best nightclubs in the world with top notch DJs, dance floor and sound system, no one can beat us really. People come here for the clubbing. We have the best dining experiences and the top chef in the world. They're all here so you will get a taste of that. The buffets here are the best asset as well. Eat food from all around the world at a buffet for ten bucks is something that will keep me in Vegas for sure. I didn't' get to eat at buffet like this in CA and they were more expensive. We have great shows here all the time. Have you seen Cirque Sol Lei? You haven't live or see Vegas if you haven't seen these shows. They're the most amazing things about Vegas shows. I've seen all of them and I would recommend people to take their kids to see this. You will be blown away. The price is so cheap too, like $50 for a ticket. What more can you ask? There are so many concerts here every night so you can see your favorite artist every night. There are UFC fights to see. We have lake Mead, Lake Las Vegas, Red Rock, Mt. Charleston if you love nature.

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    Re: Reasons For Living And Retiring In Las Vegas

    I couldn't imagine living in a place as great as Las Vegas. So many things to see and do, I'm sure you never get bored! I heard that Lake Mead is a great place to visit. Is it hot there year round? Does is ever snow? lol

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    Re: Interesting Things In Las Vegas

    That's one of my favorite things to do when visiting a new city, just walk around and enjoy the sites and sounds of it. People watching is fun too and free!

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    Stratosphere View Of Nevada

    I went to Vegas at the young age of 16 for a National Dance Competition. Although I was much too young to gamble or do anything for "adults," I had a great time and am looking forward to going back soon. Living in the midwest, traveling to somewhere with a totally different climate was amazing in and of itself. We stayed at the Stratosphere hotel, which is the one with the big, tall pointed tower when you look at the Vegas skyline. Of course, the main floor is a casino, which I couldn't rate because of my age (although my friend and I did illegally sit down at a machine for a picture but quickly got up after the flash went off because we saw a security guard walking past). The hotel has shopping on the second floor called the Tower Shops which include lots of neat little boutiques and shops. The biggest highlight, however is the tower itself. We waited and waited in lines to get in the elevators, but it was totally worth it. There is a neat observation deck at the top with shops and even a wedding chapel. We went up there once during the day and once at night. I'd say the night trip was the best because we got to look down right over the whole Vegas strip when it was lit up, which was breath taking. Not to mention there is a rotating restaurant up there, which was amazing for the views and delicious food. There are also a few great thrill rides on top of the tower that you don't want to miss! We went on the Big Shot and were shot 160 feet into the air at 45 miles per hour- talk about thrilling! I was scared, but managed to open my eyes at the peak of the ride only to see an unforgettable view of Nevada. We sprung up all the way to the clouds and I felt just like a bird way up there! If you enjoy thrill rides, I would highly recommend that you try some of those tower rides!

    Overall, Vegas is one of my top three places I've ever traveled and I hope that I will be back many more times.

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    I've never been to Las Vegas but would like to go in the near future. I'v heard that there are some really great deals lately especially for hotel rooms. I'm not a big gambler but may do a bit of the slots just to see if I win a little something. Really interested in taking in a popular show as well.

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    I been to Las Vegas (the sin city) a couple of times. I can say that it is a nice place. I love the lights in the strips. Every hotel have their own distinct features. You can watch shows or play in a casino. Just don't go there during summer time. It is so hot. You wont enjoy walking outside.

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    I just came back from Vegas. It's not really my kind of town, so yeah, I've been there now and I don't see the need, nor have the desire, to return. If you don't gamble and drink, there doesn't seem to be much to do really. My husband was on business, and I mostly spent the days with my son. We went to the Circus Circus casino for the kiddie activities, and I guess if you're into shows the city is big on that, so you can see a wide variety of performances.

    For me, personally, the best part of Vegas was visiting the buildings themselves. Most of them have a theme, and the ones that go all out are just awesome to look at and go into. Some of these are The Luxor (ancient Egyptian theme), Caesar's Palace (Roman theme), and the Paris Hotel and Casino (French!). I've always liked ancient Egyptian stuff, so The Luxor was my favorite. There are also various "tourist trap" places that kind of suck you in, but those really aren't too different from anywhere else you'd go.

    My husband has been before and says it's changed. It used to be a cheap place to go and get a good deal on basically anything, because they want people to spend money in the casinos. I guess maybe a lot more people are over that and go for other things, because we spent quite a bit on the hotel and meals in comparison to both our hometown and other cities we've visited.
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