Gabes22
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July 19th, 2011 at 3:38:57 PM permalink
I will be going to Las Vegas on my honeymoon in Mid October. We have booked our hotel at Mandalay Bay. We also have tickets to see "O" during our stay as well. For some of you who either live in Vegas or get there more often than I do, I want a few suggestions.

1) We would like to see another show, but would prefer that the second show not be a Cirque show. Perhaps a comedy routine or something along those lines.
2) We would like a good restaurant with a great view of the strip at night. I know of Mon Ami Gabi at Paris, but we are from the Chicago area and we have eaten at that place locally. What I often find in those restaurants with a great view is the food oftentimes doesn't measure up to the view. I would like the food to be worthy of the view.
3) A sportsbook that you would recommend watching an entire football game at, not just making a bet. We are both avid Packers fans and would love to find a place that is comfortable, preferably on the South Strip, but not a requirement.
4) While the spa thing isn't my cup of tea, would you recommend the Spa, whatever it is named at Mandalay Bay, or would you recommend someplace else for her?
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July 19th, 2011 at 3:43:32 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

1) We would like to see another show, but would prefer that the second show not be a Cirque show. Perhaps a comedy routine or something along those lines.



I recommend Penn & Teller at the Rio (free shuttle from Harrah's and Bally's). Their show is part magic, part commedy, part libertarian politics (or so it seems). Or Rita Rudner's stand up act, I think at the Venetian now.
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July 19th, 2011 at 3:55:44 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I recommend Penn & Teller at the Rio (free shuttle from Harrah's and Bally's). Their show is part magic, part commedy, part libertarian politics (or so it seems). Or Rita Rudner's stand up act, I think at the Venetian now.



I thought Penn and Teller had one of the worst acts I'd ever seen in Vegas. Penn Gillette rattles on and on and on about nothing, till you want to throttle him. Who cares what his political views are, shut up already. The magic is lame and predictable, I felt totally ripped off. See Rita, she never disappoints.
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July 19th, 2011 at 3:57:01 PM permalink
I've watched Games at the Mandalay Bay sportsbook and it was pretty good. Depends if the game you want is on the main screen or not. If it isn't, finding a bar somewhere that has it on (or a casino bar where the barman will put it on, which they'll do normally if your drinking) is okay.
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July 19th, 2011 at 4:02:44 PM permalink
Canyon Ranch Spa at Palazzo is fantastic.
Gabes22
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July 19th, 2011 at 4:06:50 PM permalink
Thanks for your suggestions. If Mandalay Bay doesn't have the game on the main screen is there a good sports bar nearby that would be more likely to have the game on?
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July 19th, 2011 at 4:10:04 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

Thanks for your suggestions. If Mandalay Bay doesn't have the game on the main screen is there a good sports bar nearby that would be more likely to have the game on?




http://www.lvrj.com/living/valley-bars-get-ready-for-kickoff-102247204.html - this list -might- help you. I'd check with the bar itself before making a trip though... the old Lions bar I went to had changed when I headed there two years ago.

Do you know if it's one of the feature games the week your going (if there is a season)?

I have no idea why I'm helping a cheesehead though :)
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July 19th, 2011 at 4:21:14 PM permalink
For #1 - I'd suggest Mac King - it's a magic/comedy show, and it also is an afternoon show - it frees up the evening for the dinner or anything else you'd like to pursue.

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July 19th, 2011 at 7:36:08 PM permalink
I like Penn & Teller, but that that show is not for everybody. For example, the first time I saw it they had a very realistic depiction of dropping a bunny into a wood chipper. Blood sprayed all over the stage. That kind of humor is not for everybody -- but I liked it enough to see them twice. That said, here are my answers.

1. I hate to say this, but Phantom. I didn't like it, never known a straight man who did, but I've never known a woman to not like it. You may be bored, but you'll earn a lot of husbanding points. Otherwise, Jersey Boys or Blue Man Group. In other words, all three shows at the Venetian/Palazzo.

2. Mix at the Mandalay Bay. Second choice, The Top of the World at the Stratosphere.

3. Palazzo, definitely. Warning: you may have trouble getting a seat. Second choice, Bellagio.

4. I'm not a big expert on the spas, but I think they are all more or less equally as good at the high-end properties. I've just done the common area at the Mandalay spa, which was very luxurious. My wife has had lots of treatments there, and always left happy.
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July 19th, 2011 at 8:23:19 PM permalink
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I like Penn & Teller, but that that show is not for everybody.



I thought the show amateurish and preachy. I was going to tell Penn Gillette that to his face as he signed autographs afterwards, but my god, he's 8 feet tall!
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