Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,365
What to do in Vegas?

I have to attend a conference 14-18 Nov at Nellis AFB which is just on the edge of Las Vegas. I decided to take the wifey and we're leaving on 11 Nov, so we will have 3 full days there before the conference starts. My son and daughter-in-law are driving down from Salt Lake for the weekend to stay with us also. We're staying at the Luxor, so we'll be close to most things. I'm wondering if anyone that visited can suggest some must do's. This is what we have so far:

Hoover Dam
Fremont St.
Pawn Stars pawn shop
Bellagio Fountains

We also have tickets to see Terry Fator and will probably see one of the Cirque shows. I thought about Carrot Top, but I'm afraid his swearing would be too much for us.

I hate to go all that way and miss something. Suggestions on must see's?
__________________

__________________
Len & Cheri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: charlotte
Posts: 8
My wife and I went last year for our honeymoon and one of our favorite places was Paris. We also went to see Love any of the cirque shows are outstanding. As my wife said it is a grown ups Disney world and we walked through most of the casinos just to see them.
__________________

__________________
daveg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
JoeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 219
Day trip to the Grand Canyon?
You ski? Lee valley is about 1 hour northwest of Vegas, not a huge ski resort, but nice.
__________________

2008 Toy Tundra DC 5.7L Bagged w/LTs
Hensley Arrow
2012 Windjammer 3001W, Atriumed
JoeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 09:33 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,702
Already sounds like you have plenty planned. Part of the Vegas experience is just taking your time to take it all in. Be prepared to put on your walking shoes and use them.
__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7
okay, it may sound corny...but a really nice show, that is in a smaller arena, is the Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo. They put on a fun and entertaining show.
Have fun!
__________________
debbilicious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 01:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,365
Daveg, is it the Paris hotel or what you talkin about? I'm only aware of the Eiffel Tower there.


JoeR, I just looked and it's 4 1/2 hours to the canyon. I'd love to do it, but that's a bit far to be able to see much of it and get back at a decent time. I've skiied one time and promised never to put myself through that much pain again as long as I live

lbrjet, we've been putting in a few extra laps around the block getting ready for the walking. We earned out lesson on a cruise a couple years ago. We discovered that taking the stairs on the ship was so much faster then waiting on the elevator, but after the 2nd day we were so sore. We do plan to walk the entire strip a couple times. Gotta be the best way to soak up the atmosphere.

debbilicious, that's a show I hand not thought of. I'll have to talk with the boss and she what she thinks.

Thanks for all the suggestions
__________________
Len & Cheri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
JoeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 219
Yeah, I used to do the Vegas thing back in the early 90s at the uncles expense. Green Flag exercises lasted 6 weeks and we had a lot of troops spending all their TDY money on the strip. They usually ended up eating a lot of PBJ sandwiches the last 3 weeks or so.

I and a few others like to save our cash and get out of the city as much as possible, hence all the destinations around Vegas. Four and half hours wasn't much, if you left really early.
__________________

2008 Toy Tundra DC 5.7L Bagged w/LTs
Hensley Arrow
2012 Windjammer 3001W, Atriumed
JoeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
flyrotor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 755
I have friends that went to Pawn Stars, they said it was a waste of time, long waiting line to get in, and not much to see once you get in
__________________
flyrotor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
GASPEDDLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyrotor View Post
I have friends that went to Pawn Stars, they said it was a waste of time, long waiting line to get in, and not much to see once you get in
I'm a big fan of the program and passed on the opportunity to visit the shop a couple of years ago before the show's popularity took off. The wifey and I were back in Vegas in July and decided to visit the pawn shop this time around. We arrived about 10am to find the line to get in around the corner! My advise would be to arrive as early as possible and pack an umbrella. Some other suggestion would be to visit Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston, both are just outside of town and make for some great site seeing. Some other must do's are: Fremont Street on pretty much any evening, especially when there is live music. You have to try the turkey sandwich smothered in gravy at Carson's in the Golden Nugget. The Heart Attack Grill featuring the Quadruple Bypass Burger, is a behemoth of beef, cheese and lard with an estimated 8,000 calories! If you are one for living on the edge(literally) then try the thrill rides at the top of the Stratosphere. So much to do and yet so little time...
__________________

2012 F-350 4x4 King Ranch Super Duty CC 6.7 Turbo Diesel 3.55 e-locker
2011 Palomino Puma 30KFBDS with Side Paw Kitchen and Bunkhouse
Equalizer E2 Hitch
GASPEDDLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 04:31 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,365
JoeR, 6 weeks? Man, that's a long TDY. I did Red Flag in Vegas in the late 90's. I think it was just a week. I think I'll save the canyon for when I retire and go full time, then I can spend a couple days there

flyrotor, I've heard the same thing. Reviews online say the pawn shop was a huge disappointment. Gotta go though since I'm there

GASPEDDLER, I might have to check out those spots. Doing research on them now. If they're close their doable. I feel fatter just reading those food items When I was younger I would have done the roller coasters in a second. As I've gotten older I've found I don't enjoy having the crapola scared out of like I used too.
__________________

__________________
Len & Cheri is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.