Things to do in Vegas?

  • swimroarkswim

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    Jan 04, 2010 6:27 PM GMT
    I know the subject sounds funny initially - who couldn't find something to do in Vegas? But, I'm wondering if there are any recommendations or suggestions for things to do over the next few days? (I'm gonna be there for CES between Tuesday and Thursday ) I always prefer getting personal recommendations for things to do in a city, rather than just picking up brochures or reading travel websites.

    I was just looking at the website for "Krave", the gay club, but that might be a bit much for me. Are there any lowkey, Tshirt-and-jeans gay bars/sportsbars around?

    I'm not only looking for "gay" things to do, so don't limit your ideas to just that area - if you know of anything particularly cool/fun, lemme know.

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    Jan 04, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    swimroarkswim saidI know the subject sounds funny initially - who couldn't find something to do in Vegas? But, I'm wondering if there are any recommendations or suggestions for things to do over the next few days? (I'm gonna be there for CES between Tuesday and Thursday ) I always prefer getting personal recommendations for things to do in a city, rather than just picking up brochures or reading travel websites.

    I was just looking at the website for "Krave", the gay club, but that might be a bit much for me. Are there any lowkey, Tshirt-and-jeans gay bars/sportsbars around?

    I'm not only looking for "gay" things to do, so don't limit your ideas to just that area - if you know of anything particularly cool/fun, lemme know.



    Vegas is one of those places that is truly bigger in real life than on TV. I say, get there, and see where things head. There's a long list of stuff, and it all kinda' depends on what you like, your budget, your location, who you're with, etc.

    Have fun.
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    Jan 04, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    ... Me. No just kidding, lol. Couldn't resist though.
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    Jan 04, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    Was just in LV in November, there is a lot to do there if you've never been there before. We were at several of the gay bars and found lay back bars to be the Eagle, Charlies, The Buffalo and Freezone. Freezone was very quiet both times we were there but in both cases it was really early. As for the LV strip itself, we did a lot of the free stuff such as the Fountains and art at the Bellagio, walked thru most of the big casinos to see the decor, Volcano at the Mirage, Treasure Island pirate show (outside). All these are free. We did the roller coaster at NY,NY and the hanging off of the Stratsosphere. Also, if you can get to Hoover Dam, well worth the tour there. If you don't have a car, that might be hard to do. Enjoy yourself, fun place. We did about 20 minutes of gambling while there for an entire week . A lot of other things that were fun besides gambling away our money.
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    Jan 04, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidWas just in LV in November, there is a lot to do there if you've never been there before. We were at several of the gay bars and found lay back bars to be the Eagle, Charlies, The Buffalo and Freezone. Freezone was very quiet both times we were there but in both cases it was really early. As for the LV strip itself, we did a lot of the free stuff such as the Fountains and art at the Bellagio, walked thru most of the big casinos to see the decor, Volcano at the Mirage, Treasure Island pirate show (outside). All these are free. We did the roller coaster at NY,NY and the hanging off of the Stratsosphere. Also, if you can get to Hoover Dam, well worth the tour there. If you don't have a car, that might be hard to do. Enjoy yourself, fun place. We did about 20 minutes of gambling while there for an entire week . A lot of other things that were fun besides gambling away our money.


    Having family living in Henderson (just outside of the city), I have been to Vegas 4 times in the last few years. A lot of what eb925guy says would be at the top of my list if I had only one weekend there.

    As far as dining goes, the Hofbrauhaus is a really fun place to go. It is a German Bavarian restaurant that has a live band every night and home brewed beer in giant glasses that is pretty damn good. It's basically a giant party as people are dancing on the tables, Jagermeister girls walk around with shots and paddle people, they have stein holding contests etc. It's great for the atmosphere to go to after dinner for the show and beer if you don't like German food.

    http://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/

    There is an 80's metal cover band called Steel Panther that used to have free shows at one of the casinos. I went last time I was visiting my brother for Thanksgiving, and they were fucking hilarious. The show is very tongue and cheek as they make fun of everyone in the crowd and one another. They now have regular shows at the House of Blues and Mandalay Bay for relatively cheap compared to some of the other shows out there.

    http://steelpantherrocks.com/main.aspx

    If you love the outdoors and have access to a car, there are two more locations that are worth checking out: Red Rock and Valley of Fire. They are two local national parks that are absolutely breathtaking. If you have the time for the drive, Valley of Fire is 10 times better for hikes or just to do a scenic drive through.

    http://www.americansouthwest.net/nevada/red_rock_canyon/nca.html

    http://parks.nv.gov/vf.htm