Well now that my trip is booked I need to decide on restaurants, shows, and activities. First up is restaurants.
For restaurants, we did CUT last year as the big one. We didn't get to Mon Ami Gaby which made the 2016 Best of Las Vegas list. I'd like to get to Marche Bacchus as we haven't been in a few years now, but two French restaurants in one trip might be a bit much. We get a free buffet at the Wynn and we'll almost certainly walk up to Tacos El Gordo. We've never been to Todd's Unique and that used to get a lot of talk. Is that worth a visit? What other restaurants would people recommend?
Next up would be shows. We caught Matt Franco's magic show last year and really enjoyed it. The Cirque du Soliel branded shows we've seen are 'O', Mystere, and Beatles: Love. We caught David Copperfield's magic show two years ago and really enjoyed that one. Going back further we've also seen Wayne Brady at his run at the Venetian, Elton John at Caesars when it was called 'The Red Piano', and Celine Dion in 2013 at the start of her second run in Las Vegas.
Is La Reve worth a look? I understand it is a bit of a copy of 'O' so I'm not sure. Should we see a branded Cirque show like Michael Jackson: One perhaps? Maybe we should try a stand up comedy show. We haven't done one of those yet. My wife talked about Donnie and Marie Osmand. Is that worthwhile?
Last thing to decide on are activities. Despite last year's misadventures on our hike in Red Rock Canyon, I think my wife would do another one as long as she brought her sturdy hiking boots this time. What hike would people here recommend? We did Calico Tank last year. We haven't been out to Valley of Fire state park yet and I hear there are some good hikes there too.
I wouldn't mind getting downtown and try the zip line over Freemont and also get in some gambling with decent minimums and odds. Are they charging for parking downtown too? We haven't done the High Roller yet, but it seems a bit pricey for what it is. I'm a golfer and I travelled with my clubs for the first time last year. My wife and I went to Scotland last summer for our 25th wedding anniversary and I got in quite a few rounds. A Top Golf opened in Las Vegas so that might be fun. I would love to get a round in in Las Vegas for $100 or less. I get two free bags with Southwest so I could bring along the clubs.
It might be fun to get to a gun range and fire something exotic. I'd prefer an outdoor range with some distance if I wanted to fire something bigger just to see how good a marksman I am.
Any other suggestions for activities, restaurants, or shows?
Ka is my favorite cirque show. The engineering which went into it is amazing.
Also recommend Absinthe at Caesar's Palace. It's an intimate show with some cirque-like aspects, but also kinda racy and totally hilarious.
If you are walking down to Tacos El Gordo and like to have a drink or 2' check out the Fireside at the Peppermill. Classic Vegas in a relaxing setting. Also some of the best Wings in LV.
Two walking trails you might like.
1) The wetlands preserve off Boulder Highway. It's a couple acres unlike any landscape in Vegas, with lots of birds and wildlife.
2) The old railroad path from the Lake Meade visitor center. It slopes down to the Lake and you pass throughout numerous railroad tunnels. It's not your typical walk. Double up with a visit to the park in Boulder that the Big Horn sheep frequent.