Going to Vegas for the 1st time..

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    Feb 24, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    Cant wait.. Any suggestions on what to do?
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    Feb 25, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    These are just suggestions, but you should check out:
    -The Strip
    -The Stratosphere Tower; if you have the stomach, try the rides at the top of the tower!
    -The Bellagio fountain and museum
    -New York, New York roller coaster
    -The shopping
    -Hoover Dam
    -Downtown Vegas and Fremont Street for a taste of what Vegas used to be so many years ago
    -A BIG Vegas style show featuring a big name star like Cher or Celine Dion

    This is hardly a complete list, but I'm sure others will add their own tips. Have a blast!
  • hazeleyes24

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    Feb 25, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    Ya I agree.... There are tons of great things to do here icon_smile.gif Even indoor sky diving haha icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 25, 2011 11:04 PM GMT
    Oh my GOD! I love Vegas! Um....You need to go to Krave (I think that's how you spell it)? It's a gay night club in Planet Hollywood...
    You need to see Caesar's Palace......The Venetian....Madame Tussads...etc etc!!!
    Oh, and a Cirque Du Soleil show....definitely..
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    Feb 25, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    DEFINITELY good choices lol icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 25, 2011 11:12 PM GMT
    If you see nothing else, see the Bellagio Fountains at night. They are utterly breathtaking (and free!).
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    Feb 25, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    Mil8 saidIf you see nothing else, see the Bellagio Fountains at night. They are utterly breathtaking (and free!).


    If you ignore the cheesy music. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 26, 2011 12:15 AM GMT
    guy94hg59 said
    Mil8 saidIf you see nothing else, see the Bellagio Fountains at night. They are utterly breathtaking (and free!).


    If you ignore the cheesy music. icon_smile.gif


    Of course, music is a matter of personal taste, but I wouldn't call Aaron Copland's Hoedown 'cheesy'.
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    Feb 26, 2011 12:20 AM GMT
    Very cool, when are you headed there? My bf and I are going there also. We're celebrating his friend's birthday (along with a dozen others).

    I've been to several of the gay bars, they're OK, like any gay bar. Last time I went my friend and I went to Mead Lake, walked through all the casinos, toured Hoover Dam and just plain relaxed. We did about 20 minutes of gambling in the week we were there. Spent time at the timeshare so that was nice.
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    Feb 26, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
    You are gonna LOVE Vegas! So many cool things to do - it is hard to narrow it down to just a few.

    Definitely check out a show or two at one of the places on the strip. I saw a couple of Cirque Du Soleil shows when I was there and loved them - especially O. Be sure to check out the fountains at the Bellagio. Ride up the Eiffel Tower at Paris - you'll get a great view of the strip. If you have the time and don't mind the drive, the Hoover Dam is worth checking out. The Fremont Experience downtown is cool too. If you don't want to drive and just want to stay on the strip though, there is still at least a solid week's worth of stuff to do.

    Have FUN and let us know how you liked it!
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    Feb 26, 2011 12:30 AM GMT
    Great choices all!

    if you like shopping, hit the Venetian, with the indoor canal, "sky" ceiling, etc.

    If you like music, the Hard Rock Hotel usually has some good shows at least 1-2 nights a week.

    if you like gambling, I'm sticking with the Hard Rock. Much younger vibe, younger, more fun dealers, and I usually win or break even there. It's definitely a testosterone fest there, very decidedly hetero, but nice eye candy nonetheless.

    Love Vegas! Gonna be there end of March and can't wait!
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    Feb 26, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    Going for the first time, so thank for all the advice.. should be a good time.
  • jock_1

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    Feb 26, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    bring lots of money
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    Feb 26, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    jock_1 saidbring lots of money


    This.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Feb 26, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Right up my alley here!

    I'm in the travel industry and this destination is the one I sell the most. There are so many great hotels there. The fine dining is second only to New York City and the shopping (high end and outlets) are fantastic.

    You didn't mention where you were staying, but if that choice hasn't been made I'll be happy to give you some recommendations:

    HIGH END: Wynn, Encore, Aria, Vdara, Palazzo, Venetian, Bellagio, Trump's new hotel and the new shining star there, the Cosmopolitan. All excellent!

    A LITTLE LESS: Signature at MGM Grand, Paris, Mandalay Bay, THEHotel at Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Caesar's Palace.

    AWESOME VALUE FOR THE MONEY: Monte Carlo and Golden Nugget (downtown area).

    Many celebrity chefs have restaurants there. If the names Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck are familiar...check their places out. The hotels with the best cache of restaurants have to be MGM Grand, Venetian/Palazzo, Bellagio and Caesar's Palace. Bellagio has an excellent buffet, but it is at a high price point. The best overall buffet has to be at the Rio, which is just off Las Vegas Blvd (aka the Strip).

    You can go to Las Vegas to do everything, or nothing at all--and still have a great time. The fountains at Bellagio are great (and free), and if you are thinking of a Cirque du Soleil show (all are good choices BTW), please be prepared to shell out up to $170 per person for a ticket. There are a number of low-cost or free attractions there. That information is in the city guides that can be picked up at your hotel or throughout the Las Vegas (McCarran) airport.

    And not to neglect gay life either, you can stay at the Blue Moon Resort or as mentioned previously, Krave at PH (Planet Hollywood) are great options for you.

    My posting here is long, but I have only taken a "token glance" at the surface here instead of scratching it. If you have a question about a particular hotel or excursion, show or whatever, please send me an e-mail here. I'll be glad to help you out and give you lots of Las Vegas ideas.

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    Feb 26, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    Vegas was my home away from home during college, so I have some guidelines that will make your trip more enjoyable.

    1) BRING A SHIT TON OF BOOZE AND RED CUPS, so you can get hammered with your friends in the room before you venture out into the world. A few mid morning shots really puts some pep in your step to get the day going!

    2) KEEP DAY DRINKING!!! Don't waste your precious daytime doing touristy crap, when you could be playing flip cup on the ironing board before a lovely outing to the pool. If you're at the MGM, there is nothing like a drunk afternoon at the lazy river! Especially because of all the other hot drunk guys at the pool! One time I met this guy who would kiss me every time we went under a waterfall. He said it was " kind of like aquatic mistletoe". Haha!

    3) EAT AND TAKE A NAP! You need to recover from a long and fun afternoon, and the best down time in Vegas occurs from 5-8. If you eat a light meal and take a 2 to 3 hour nap, you won't look so haggard when you get ready to hit up the clubs that night. Put on some music, pour some drinks, take a shower, get ready, and once you step out into the warm night air, you'll feel like you own the city!

    4)HIT UP THE CLUB! As it is the only gay club on the strip, I would head to KRAVE. The staff is wonderful, they have awesome DJs, and you can be yourself, (or someone else if that's what you came to Vegas to do)!

    5) AFTER PARTY! Hopefully you've made some friends and started or joined an after party. There is nothing like keeping the night going and then experiencing your first real Vegas sunrise. It truly is priceless.

    6) REPEAT!!! Hopefully you've booked your room for at least 3 days!


    I Hope you have an awesome time man! Let us know what you decide to do!icon_cool.gif

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    Feb 26, 2011 8:12 AM GMT
    I personally enjoyed the sex I had in Vegas. WOOOW.
    ;)
    Of course prior to that I had a nice little dinner in a cafe by the name of "Mon Ami Gabi" that was a part of Las Vegas Paris (which was RIGHT across from the Bellagio) so it was front row for the fountain show..
    Woooooooh.....So. Much. Alcohol.
    They don't even card you!! (I know that's very very bad)
    $1.00 Margaritas!!
    Talk about the time of my life.......
  • scottblue

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    Sep 13, 2011 5:47 AM GMT
    everone love vegas going end of sept again so much to do sights shopping eating clubing a little slots cant wait,,,,