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I've been to Vegas 4 times as a couple (twice) and with friends (twice) so I'll try to give you a rough idea of what I've found good and anything to avoid (in my experience). I hope it helps you enjoy yourself more. There is literally hundreds of things to see and do. If you get bored, blame yourself not Vegas, it's Awesome !

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16 Places

The Strip

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Las Vegas Downtown

Neighbourhoods

Ri Ra

Restaurants

Chayo

Restaurants

The Gun Store

Shooting Ranges

Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

Observation Decks & Towers

Paris Las Vegas

Casinos, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Triple George Grill

Restaurants

Foundation Room

Restaurants

Planet Hollywood

Restaurants

Cravings Buffet

Restaurants

Casino at the Venetian

Casinos

Harley Davidson Las Vegas Cafe

Restaurants

Fountains of Bellagio

Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Luxor Hotel & Casino

Hotels

Jersey Boys

Performances

Neilly1967's City Tips

  • Don't take Clothes, take extra Money and go to the North or South Outlets and buy them there, especially if you're a Brit. The Designer Labels are so cheap. Check their websites before you go.
  • Remember to Tip if you are happy with the service as Waitresses, Room Cleaners, Service Staff are paid very poorly. Tip the Barstaff especially and you will likely be 'rewarded' with bigger drinks and better overall service. You are generally looking at $1 per drink for Barstaff, 15% for a Meal and $2s for each room 'valet' from the Maid (although she tends to get all my change at the end as well which amounts to quite a bit).
  • Attractions and Shows are a Big Must when you are in Las Vegas. See all the freebies such as the Strip Itself, The Bellagio Fountains, The Volcano at the Mirage, The Light Show in Freemont Street and\or pay for a Trip to the Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon. There are many different Trips available from Helicopters over the Strip to Horse Riding in the Desert. Also pay to go to a show such as The Jersey Boys at Paris which was excellent. Look for the Tix 4 Tonight Booths to get a deal on Show Tickets and much more.
  • If you're a Gambling Novice, go to the Old Town as the Tables are cheaper. Most Hotel Casinos have Free Lessons available (usually earlier in the morning) for their Tables. The majority of Casinos have a Poker Room but they vary in price per Tournament (and probably standard of play) depending on where they are. If you're looking for a 'decent' Tournament, pay more and go to The Venetian or Ceasars but if you just want a Cash Game most Casinos will accomodate you.
  • There are literally hundreds of places to eat and drink on the Strip both inside and outside of the Casinos. If you drink in the Large Strip Casinos you will definately pay a premium although there are many happy hours (usually in the afternoon) for you to take advantage of. I find the Bars and Casinos in the Old Town are cheaper if you wnat a few in between gambling and sightseeing. You can however buy alcohol from a shop and walk around the hotel, casino or the Strip itself which came as a surprise the first time. I'm not going to recomend any Bars as such as this is a personal choice. Check the internet for happy Hours \ Bar Reviews before travelling and you can't go wrong. Eating in Las Vegas is amazing and one of my favourate parts of visiting. You can get anything ! Each of the larger Hotels\Casinos have a Food Court for quick eats such as Pizza, Burgers, Baguettes, Chinese, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, etc. The Hotels will also have a number of their own 'Themed' Restuarants which you can visit. There is also a Buffet in every Hotel which, again, you should check the reviews for before travelling. These are generally well worth the money and provide a vast selection of food and drink for you to enjoy. There are, on the Strip, a lot of 'standalone' places to eat. The selection is almost endless from price to food types so you will be spoilt for choice. I'll give you a couple of recomendations but the list is endless : Ri Ra (Mandalay Bay) for Breakfast and Drinks, Stripburger (at the Fashion Show Mall) for a Burger and Cheap Drinks, Maggianos (above Stripburger) for Italian Cuisine, Triple George Grill (Old Town) for Steaks and Chayo (The Linq) for Mexican Food and Drinks. Remember that your tip may be already added to the bill.
  • Transportation is abundant with Taxis, Limo's, Monorails and Buses. I was a frequent user of the Buses to go up and down the Strip. These are called the Ace and the Deuce. The Ace is the quick single-decker but doesn't stop at every stop whereas the Deuce (double-decker) tends to stop at every 2nd Casino. Both go (approx) from the Old Town to the South Shopping Mall and are very regular and reliable (every 15 minutes approx). You can buy 1 Journey, Return, 24 Hour ($8) or 3 Day Passes ($20) for the Buses. They are also Air Conditioned so you're glad to get on them. Check the Maps of where each of the Buses go. http://www.lasvegas-how-to.com/strip-downtown-express.php The Monorails tend to be more a 'try it once' type of thing as they are generally located at the back of the Casinos (with the exception of the Excaliber - Luxor - Mandalay Bay one) and you seem to wait a while on them. Taxis are reasonably cheap and fast. However, the Taxi Driver will likely have some distant family connection with your Country and will 'butter you up' for a better tip. Limos are fairly cheap as well so consider getting one if there are 6 or more of you as you can negotiate your price with the driver. Overall, I'd give the Transport in Vegas a 'Thumbs Up'.
  • Take time to sit by a pool and relax to recharge the batteries, Vegas is NOT a relaxing holiday. You will be on the go 'permanently' (for 24 hours if you want to).
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate ! Remember you are in the Middle of a Desert !!!!! Use the Water Sellers on the Strip ($1 a bottle) and Stock Up on the Gatorade. Keep Drinking or it will spoil your Holiday. This IS the Most Important Tip I can give you !!!!!!
  • For Vegas 'tat' and gifts, etc go to the Grand Canyon Shop near the MGM Grand.
  • Go see the "Welcome to Las Vegas" Sign about 1\4 mile down from the Mandalay Bay.
  • Explore it to the Max, I've still only Scratched the Surface. These are only a few of the places I've been as a quick 'fix'.
  • The Strip
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Must See and you will 'cos you can't go to Vegas and 'avoid' it.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love Las Vegas! 26/05/2019
    • Friday night on the strip is a must see!!! 25/05/2019
    • The Strip
    Address:
    S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Las Vegas Downtown
    Neighbourhoods
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Take the Time and go Downtown, especially at Night. Try the Zip-Line.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Much worse then 10 years ago...yikes 21/05/2019
    • Naked 07/05/2019
    • Las Vegas Downtown
    Address:
    Fremont Street
    Las Vegas, NV
    Other:
  • Ri Ra
    Restaurants (Irish, Bar, Pub)
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Great Breakfast, Great Craic, Great Staff, Great Pub.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #166 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good choice 25/05/2019
    • Worst Burger Ever! 19/05/2019
    • Ri Ra
    Address:
    3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
    The Shops at Mandalay Bay
    Las Vegas, NV 89119-1010
    Phone:
    +1 702-632-7771
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
    Other:
  • Chayo
    Restaurants (Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Bar)
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Really Tasty Food with friendly and fast Service - try the 3 Tacos.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #881 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • I great Lunch with Huge Burrito 25/05/2019
    • Good ceviche 22/05/2019
    • Chayo
    Address:
    3545 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Suite 4
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-8978
    Phone:
    +1 702-691-3773
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$25
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Gun Store
    Shooting Ranges
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Just for the experience. Get the 3 Gun $89 package for beginners and remember to collect your T-Shirt !

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 313 Fun & Games in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Place 23/05/2019
    • Excellent place 17/04/2019
    • The Gun Store
    Address:
    2900 E Tropicana Ave
    Las Vegas, NV 89121-7340
    Phone:
    +1 702-454-1110
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Other:
  • Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    If you don't like heights, don't go. Great Views of the Strip, especially at Night. Overlooks the Bellagio Fountains. Trip up can be a bit 'hairy' tho. Queue can be time consuming sometimes.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get a 2 for one coupon from the 24\7 booklet
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Go at night! 25/05/2019
    • Rilliant 23/05/2019
    • Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
    Address:
    3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South
    Paris Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4345
    Phone:
    +1 702-946-7000
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:30 AM - 12:30 AM
    Sat - Sun
    9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • Paris Las Vegas
    Casinos, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Nice Themed Hotel to go see along with Caesars, Bellagio, etc. Take time and walk through ALL these type of Hotels.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    • my visit to Paris hotel 25/05/2019
    • Negative experience at Paris hotel Las Vegas 24/05/2019
    • Paris Las Vegas
    Address:
    3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Paris Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4345
    Phone:
    +1 702-946-7000
    Other:
  • Triple George Grill
    Restaurants (American, Bar)
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Got recommended by a barman in Binions and it didn't disappoint for Steaks, Chops, etc and not the dearest place on earth.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book the Table
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #121 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent dining experience! 21/05/2019
    • Downtown near Fremont Street great meal. 21/05/2019
    • Triple George Grill
    Address:
    201 N 3rd St
    Las Vegas, NV 89101-2901
    Phone:
    +1 702-384-2761
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$45
    Hours:
    Sun
    4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Foundation Room
    Restaurants (American, Contemporary)
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Nice place for a Breakfast. If you're lucky, there may be a singer or band on.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #280 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Happy Hour for a drink 13/05/2019
    • Nice view 15/04/2019
    • Foundation Room
    Address:
    3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
    The House of Blues,Mandalay Bay Hotel
    Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
    Phone:
    +1 702-632-7631
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$150
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Planet Hollywood
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pub)
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Good to see, do the Mile 'walk-through' inside as it goes round in a circle so you can't get lost.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #873 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • Fun for the Family 14/05/2019
    • Fast Service Good Food 13/05/2019
    • Planet Hollywood
    Address:
    3500 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Phone:
    +1 702-791-7827
    Price range:
    US$16 - US$16
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Cravings Buffet
    Restaurants (Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, American, Sushi, Asian)
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Good buffet and drinks included (at night at least).

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are queues (as with the other buffets) so time your entry.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #794 of 4,097 restaurants in Las Vegas
    • Plenty of choice with unlimited beer and wine 25/05/2019
    • Not that great 24/05/2019
    • Cravings Buffet
    Address:
    3400 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Mirage Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-8923
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$30
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • Casino at the Venetian
    Casinos
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Favourite Hotel\Casino. Canals, Gondolas, Restaurants, Shops, Poker, etc. Just go !

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Play the Poker Tournaments here (if you like poker obviously). Don't miss the Palazzo either.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Awesome casino in Vegas 20/05/2019
    • Very nice 15/05/2019
    • Casino at the Venetian
    Address:
    3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-8941
    Phone:
    +1 702-607-3690
    Other:
  • Harley Davidson Las Vegas Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Barbecue)
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    If you like BBQ, you'll like the Harley Davidson Cafe. Not expensive for the Strip either.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get the big bee fountain.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great atmosphere 23/02/2018
    • what a shame 09/08/2017
    • Harley Davidson Las Vegas Cafe
    Address:
    3725 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4308
    Phone:
    +1 702-740-4555
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Fountains of Bellagio
    Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    You can't miss it as it's probably the most recognised Attraction in Vegas.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pretty, Amazing, Must See 26/05/2019
    • Really neat 25/05/2019
    • Fountains of Bellagio
    Address:
    3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Bellagio Hotel Resort
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4303
    Phone:
    +1 888-987-6667
    Other:
  • Luxor Hotel & Casino
    Hotels
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    Neilly1967 Says:

    Good hotel, easy to navigate, always plenty going on, excellent pool area and Food Court.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask for a Tower upgrade.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #124 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    • This Pyramid Is Showing It's Age- Book A Different MGM Property 26/05/2019
    • Great stay 26/05/2019
    • Luxor Hotel & Casino
    Address:
    3900 S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89119-1004
    Phone:
    +1 877-386-4658
    Other:
  • Jersey Boys
    Performances
    See more photos
    Neilly1967 Says:

    Great Show, thoroughly enjoyed it, story of Frankie Valle and the 4 Seasons.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You don't have to get front row seats to enjoy it.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Las Vegas
    • Sing along 11/04/2018
    • Best Show In Town 01/06/2017
    • Jersey Boys
    Address:
    3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Paris Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4345
    Phone:
    +1 800-745-3000
    Other:
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