Uranium235
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December 12th, 2014 at 12:30:53 PM permalink
Morning all

I've decided to pack the family onto a 14 hour flight across the pond and spend some time in Vegas (among other places) in March.

We're staying on the strip but I'd be interested on the best things to see / places to visit off the strip. E.g. smaller casino with a nice atmosphere, best burger in town etc.

Thanks folks
MrV
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December 12th, 2014 at 12:45:22 PM permalink
For fast food, you've got to go to In n Out Burger. Ask for a double double, animal style, with fries.

You might enjoy visting M casino, also Green Valley.

Avoid Railroad Pass casino at all costs.

The speedway has people that let you rent and drive exotic cars on the track, if that's your cuppa.
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Zcore13
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December 12th, 2014 at 1:00:52 PM permalink
Gotta see at least one show. If your family includes kids I'd recommend Blue Man Group or the Dinner Show at Excalibur. Almost every hotel on the strip has something to see. The Bellagio fountain show is cool. Circus Circus for the kids. Buffets until you are blue in the face.

You could be busy most of every day and never even gamble if you so choose.


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Boz
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December 12th, 2014 at 1:18:36 PM permalink
Here now and the Bellagio conservatory is set up for Christmas. And it's always free.
Uranium235
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December 12th, 2014 at 1:46:20 PM permalink
Thanks folks

The family does indeed include a one year old. Yes the flight is going to be horrific and yes the grandparents are coming along to help babysit.

Great idea on the Excalibur show. We've been to Vegas before but didn't attend many shows. Sad but true. Thinking of going to Penn and Teller.

What about the best place for a pizza and red wine? Disclaimer: for us - not for the toddler!
Ayecarumba
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December 12th, 2014 at 2:19:24 PM permalink
With a child that young, you should look into the show offerings at your hotel first. Going between hotels in the evenings on the Strip can be a real hassle. As for off-strip activities, if you haven't taken the Dam tour, I would recommend it.

Downtown, there's the Mob Museum that you might find interesting. From there, walk over to Binion's, sign up for their player's club, and take a free picture with a Million Dollars (no kids allowed here). Cross the street to the Golden Nugget, and see... a honkin' big gold nugget that an Aussie dug out of their backyard, and a tank full of sharks in their swimming pool.

Stroll over to the Four Queens for a pretty good pizza.

On the Strip, I hear the Cosmopolitan has good pizza too, but the place is hard to find.

Personally, I enjoyed the stromboli at the Four Kegs. It is basically a pizza folded in half.

Have a blast!
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Uranium235
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December 12th, 2014 at 2:59:57 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

With a child that young, you should look into the show offerings at your hotel first. Going between hotels in the evenings on the Strip can be a real hassle. As for off-strip activities, if you haven't taken the Dam tour, I would recommend it.

Downtown, there's the Mob Museum that you might find interesting. From there, walk over to Binion's, sign up for their player's club, and take a free picture with a Million Dollars (no kids allowed here). Cross the street to the Golden Nugget, and see... a honkin' big gold nugget that an Aussie dug out of their backyard, and a tank full of sharks in their swimming pool.

Stroll over to the Four Queens for a pretty good pizza.

On the Strip, I hear the Cosmopolitan has good pizza too, but the place is hard to find.

Personally, I enjoyed the stromboli at the Four Kegs. It is basically a pizza folded in half.

Have a blast!



Thanks a lot. I saw that Cosmo pizza place on Man Finds Food so I'll try to check it out.
kewlj
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December 12th, 2014 at 3:10:35 PM permalink
I don't know much about kids, nor what to do with them in Vegas, but I did want to mention a couple things.

1.) If you are downtown and looking for pizza, Pop up Pizza in the Plaza gets my vote. Their pizza is my favorite in Vegas, maybe even my favorite of all places. Rather than entering the Plaza at the main entrance across from Fremont, if you enter at the entrance north of that (closest to the greyhound bus terminal), you will be right at Pop up Pizza.

2.) March is a tricky month with lots going on in Vegas, which can effect crowds as well as prices. First weekend in March is Nascar weekend, middle of March is St Patrick's day, which in Vegas usually lasts several days through a weekend. Also about that same time in the middle of the month, March Madness college basketball starts on a Thursday and that first 4 day weekend (thurs-Sun) is huge in Vegas.
Paradigm
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December 12th, 2014 at 3:33:40 PM permalink
This gets my vote for Pizza: PizzaRock

Downtown across the street from Downtown Grand & near Mob Museum.....have been there in afternoon only.
terapined
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December 12th, 2014 at 3:51:52 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

1.) If you are downtown and looking for pizza, Pop up Pizza in the Plaza gets my vote. Their pizza is my favorite in Vegas, maybe even my favorite of all places. Rather than entering the Plaza at the main entrance across from Fremont, if you enter at the entrance north of that (closest to the greyhound bus terminal), you will be right at Pop up Pizza.



You sold me. I've walked by there many times. Helped a tourist take a picture by that horse statue last time walking by there.
Plaza is kind of dead but I noticed the Pizza place always had customers so that's a good sign.
I'm gonna check this out, will be in town in 1 1/2 weeks(Dec 23-30) :-)
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