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Suggestions for Vegas

So after watching the YouTube video below, my curiosity was perked. I haven't been to Vegas in 15 years, so I'm going in April when it is still relatively cool for 5 nights, 4 days.

What I really liked about this video is she did a lot of non-gambling/drinking stuff.

Don't get me wrong. I will drink and whore around with the best of them, but I'm 48 and can only do so much, so I was kind of pleasantly surprised to see there is a fair amount to do that doesn't involve gambling or drinking.

Anyone see "Thunder Down Under" or "Magic Mike"? I don't know that I would be all that into a strip show, but I've never seen a professional male one. Not sure how single men are received. Vegas (from what I remember) can be oddly provincial sometimes.

Any fun (non-gambling) thing you did) that was in town? I don't mind gambling, but it pretty easy to lose $200 in 30 minutes at a $5 blackjack table, so I don't want to spend a lot of time doing it.

I know the gay "scene" is fairly dead.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 27, 2023 1:07 AM

[quote]So after watching the YouTube video below, my curiosity was perked

My curiosity was PIQUED

by Anonymousreply 1January 26, 2023 10:59 PM

I like the awful old Vegas — cheap lounge acts, Elvis impersonators, etc. The best of what's left is Big Elvis (free afternoon shows at Harrahs). If you want kitsch this is pretty much it.

Lotus of Siam has some of the best Northern Thai food I've ever eaten.

There are two fun tiki bars — the Golden Tiki in Chinatown (great drinks and decor) and Frankie's Tiki Room (a throwback to pitch-dark dive tiki bars filled with cigarette smoke).

The gay scene is indeed dire.

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by Anonymousreply 2January 26, 2023 11:03 PM

My suggestion is: DON'T GO.

Vegas sucks. It's a filthy, sleazy, germ-infested, rotten-pooled, cesspool of humanity. It cheaply imitates great art and architecture of the world. Go somewhere else, real, for less.

If you do go, DON'T GO IN A POOL.

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by Anonymousreply 3January 26, 2023 11:03 PM

I'm 48, slightly overweight, and a redhead R3.

I will not be hitting the pool.

by Anonymousreply 4January 26, 2023 11:12 PM

- Resort fee on your hotel room - $ 45+

- Cirque Du Soleil show from 10 years ago - $100+

- Celebrity Chef Restaurant - $ 150+

- Cocktail - $ 30+

- Shopping - LOOK, BUT DON'T BUY

- All-You-Can-Eat Buffets - BAD/MEDIOCRE $ 40+

- Thunder Down Under, etc. - TERRIBLE

- Liberace Museum - GONE

- Debbie Reynolds Hotel - GONE

- Jubilee, best old-fashioned Las Vegas show - GONE

- Fremont Street - TIRED and full of SMOKE-FILLED CASINOS

- Orleans Cinema - TIRED but a good, cheap way to catch up on the Oscar-nominated films

- Bellagio Dancing Fountains - WORTH IT

- Outside Table at Mon Ami Gabi to view the Fountains - WORTH IT

- Chihuly glass & gardens at Bellagio - WORTH IT

- 10,000+ steps navigating Las Vegas Boulevard - WORTH IT

- Neon Museum - WORTH IT

- Red Rock Canyon - WORTH IT

- Feeling once you're headed home - PRICELESS

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by Anonymousreply 5January 27, 2023 12:09 AM

commercial iv health spas for morning vitamin boost.

by Anonymousreply 6January 27, 2023 12:22 AM

Sex and getting wasted are classic Vegas pastimes.

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by Anonymousreply 7January 27, 2023 12:36 AM

I like this guy's Vegas channel, "Vegas Must Try". He showcases a lot of the hotels, restaurants, buffets and activities, both the tourist-y stuff on the strip and downtown as well as more off-the-beaten-path places that cater to actual Vegas residents.

He recently posted this video of "15 Free Things To Do In Las Vegas", some of which you may find of interest.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 27, 2023 1:07 AM
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