We stayed at Treasure Island (TI) a year ago and loved every minute of it! The staff was wonderful. When we checked in we told them we were there to celebrate our anniversary (20th) and they upgraded us for free and also sent up a complimentary bottle of champagne. We both enjoyed the stay there. You could see the whole strip from our room. They also have the Sirens show. If you are a guest at TI, you get to be upfront instead of in the back of the crowd. They have a section roped off for guest; just show your room key.
I didnt know that. They didnt have that 2 years ago. My sister got married there. We saw the show.
Honestly the best and cheapest entertainment is walking through all the resort casinos etc. Wake up have breakky, go lounge by the pool relax, go back have a nap and then head out late afternoon when its not so hot. Mind you Im from Canada and anything above 10-15C is hot to me LOL....point being, when the sun is down the lights come on and the city comes to life. I remember walking all day long. If you get tired, take a rest and get a free drink by sitting at a slot machine ;) that is SOOO true! You dont even have to play!
Visit the Fremont Street area as it is 'classic'. Its all you see in the older movies when they go to Vegas. I think my faves were: Paris for the Eifel Tower ride up (costs $) and then Bellagio for the water show, Cesars for the mall and the Venetian b/c its got a canal running all through it like you're really over in Europe! The outlet mall at the end of the strip is great as well and the Stratosphere - its a tower, you can scope out the view from there during the day WOWZAS!! But the rides up the that fling off over the edge - NO THANKS!!!! :dis:
Have fun when you go, keep hydrated and use SPF if you're going to be outside. I think my next visit will include the Hoover Dam and a Cirque de Soleil show - I already missed Celine :(
Oh yeah - dont forget your cam - take tacky tourist photo's!!! You holding the cam out in front of you to take you and your bf's pic in front of something totally Vegas! LOL
03-29-2008, 05:56 PM
Yeeah I got my tickets finally :) and paid cash :) Can anyone recommend where to get good coupons and such? I'm trying to plan ahead there is just so much :)
05-11-2008, 10:08 PM
We are going to Vegas this Tuesday. ever been there before. We got a free trip from one of those time share thingys. We didn't buy one of course but we got our trip. Does anyone know about the public transportation there? Like how much is it and such. I'm thinking that will be the way we get around.
06-20-2008, 12:03 PM
Our trip was a blast! I wish we could have stayed longer though. The bus system is very easy to use. They are double decker buses and for $5 you can ride it as much as you want for 24 hours. That was very helpful.
The thing we liked the best was the freemont experience. It was amazing! It's a street that is only for pedestrians and the whole street is covered by a canopy. Every half hour or so at night they do a light/music show on it. Everyone goes out of the casinos and looks up and watches the show. Very cool. I think if we go back we would just stay somewhere close to it and just hang out there every night. Live music and all kinds of fun things and people to watch. I don't even think I would bother going to the strip next time, Freemont was so much fun.
Hope this helps someone,
06-20-2008, 12:14 PM
I've been to Vegas three times (honeymoon, '96, 2000) and had a blast on every visit. I haven't been in 8 yrs though, so there are a lot of new things there that I'd love to see.
Also, anyone interested in going should look at rates on the hotel's websites. Flamingo Hilton (awesome pool) and their sister hotels all have rate calendars online as well as specials & package deals. :)