Lives in Iowa
Since Dec 2009
50-64 year old female
Always looking for the positive, but will share the honest story
Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
Performances, Cirque du Soleil Shows
Concerts, Theatres, Performances
This is the place for breakfast on your first morning. Make your way through the Mandalay Bay to enjoy the slots and amazing shark reef. Enjoy the amazing biscuits and gravy or other Cajun fixings....it is worth the monorail ride from Excalibur or taxi ride from the rest of the strip. So good!!!
The reviews are not good, and most are because of the timeshare agents lurking around every corner. If you want a great room at a super cheap price, stay here and ignore the agents. If you like Westgate on Facebook, they will send you amazing deals like 3 nights for $79. The rooms are really good and clean, with new mattresses and lots of space. The best part is the ease in getting anyplace. Free close parking if you drive, but if you use the monorail system...it is right outside the front door. Most hotels...it is a block or two walk for the monorail, here it is right outside the door. If you pick up one of the Vegas coupon books from a taxi or the monorail station, you can get a 5 day unlimited pass for $25. Best deal anyplace as a taxi ride down the strip is $25 easy. This is my favorite hotel to stay in, although I love seeing all the rest of the strip hotels for food and shows....this is where I always stay.
Homemade pasta....need I say more. It is so delicious that a trip here is mandatory on every single visit. I love the Alfredo sauce....and my hubby is crazy for the lasagna. Best prices are at lunch, and the portions are huge.
A show for everyone! We see this show every time we come to Vegas, and so enjoy the comedy and new tricks. Nathan's entire family is part of the show and you can see how much they love performing. Best prices are directly on the Nathan Burton Website. One of the few afternoon shows.
The food is as good as the show...but be prepared to eat with your hands. You can catch the early show and still have time to see the Bee Gees. Don't believe the Excalibur ads of 2 shows for $79. We went there to get the tickets and there are no two show tickets for less than $99. We would have been better off buying each from the 1/2 price ticket outlet. The show is loud, so prepare small children.
Once you get past the look of the Bee Gee's tribute band, the sound is amazing. Buy your ticket at the 1/2 price ticket booth and it is all worth it.
It is a must see at night...go for an amazing sight that you won't forget. I have seen it before so don't make it a priority unless I happen to be there when the show starts, but for folks who have never seen it....it is a must!
Fun during the day to see all the different hotels, exciting at night to see all the lights and Vegas entertainment. Areas can be a little sketchy so stay on the main streets and do not head down any side streets! We love getting the 2 day red bus package. This is not the real bus where people ride for transportation. This is the tourist bus, and the two day package with on/off options is about $49. Great way to get around and see all the fun spots from a safe vantage point. Saves legs and shoe leather....as nothing is as close as it looks. If you stay at the Westgate, the monorail is a must. This bus will take you to the front of the strip resorts. Everyone must see the strip during their visit.
This is a very romantic restaurant, hidden in the middle of the food court at Excalibur. The food is not fabulous, but it is good and pretty reasonable for the experience. Here is a special occasion for a romantic evening. Great wine list.
Let me start by saying I hate Cirque du Soleil shows. My friends have dragged me to several of the big ones, thinking they would change my mind. I love shows and have a ton of favorites....except for Cirque du Soleil. I love the Beatles music, and when I went to the 1/2 price ticket outlet (best place to buy tickets, along with Vegas.com) they had just had 100 tickets come through and were selling them for $40 each. I could not turn it down and thought I would at least love the music. I loved the entire show. It was not all artsy fartsy....but great music and a true experience with very talented performers. I cannot wait to see it again and take my family.
The best show in Vegas. It is hard to describe, except to say it is the best rock concert I have ever been to....and every single song was the best of the best. How can that be? Because each of the performers were stars in the real band...and they bring the top songs to the show. Imagine being able to pick the greatest 30 songs from some of the most awesome bands of the 80's. Those are the songs that are rocked out to here. While I normally always buy my tickets at the 1/2 price ticket outlet, the best tickets to this show are the closest ones....just like being in the front row at a rock concert. I pay full price to get the best ticket available (like $110 for front row in December). Probably not a bad seat in the house, but I love feeling part of the show. Smoke On The Water will blow you away....You can also pay another $50 and get a meet and greet before the show with the performers. Since they stay after to have photos taken and sign autographs...save your money and use it for the upgraded seats and have enough to buy a CD...you can get it autographed and have the time of your lives.
Great sliders at a great price. We are not usually much for boring pub food, but this place has some of the best sliders and fries ever. Late night find!
What a beautiful hotel to visit. It is a must see. I did stay there once but the suite was 3 times the price of the same exact suite at the Westgate. I prefer the Westgate since the monorail is right outside the front door, and it is a much closer walk to the room then having to walk a mile to the elevator then change elevators to get to the room at the Venetian...plus their restaurants and machines have higher prices/limits. That said...riding the canal is a must. The shopping area is beautiful with all of the high end shops to window shop at. They have a great nightclub in the middle of the casino which plays all 80's dance music to compliment the "Rock of Ages" show. This show is great, but not quite as good as the others listed on here...if I were doing a 4 day agenda, it would be the 4th day show.
Best steak I have ever had! Gordon Ramsay has the market on the Beef Wellington. Be aware that it is only served rare, but if this works for you....you must try it. $45 and that only includes the meat. $10 for a loaded baked potato...which was hard in the middle and the cheese barely covered the top. An assortment of homemade bread did come with the meal. The beef wellington takes 45 minutes to cook, so be prepared to wait. Be sure to make a reservation as they fill up weeks in advance. It is worth trying. Pretty expensive but the service and showing of the meat tray....plus getting to eat at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant is something to experience.
If you told me the was a Prince show, I would believe it. Totally awesome show, adult themed so don't take the kiddos. Probably better from the middle or rear of the theatre. Prince wears very revealing clothes and my husband would have been uncomfortable if he was any closer. Great music and humor...a must see for a late show.
Love the music and love the story. So much better than the movie. Very adult with mature language and theme. Not a family show!
Fun to see the Fremont Street Experience. Cheap hotels but a lower class clientele....go see it, see the light show,see the Golden Nugget then head back to your hotel on the strip. If you stay at the Westgate, least expensive hotel to get to from downtown...or see it on the bus tour. Must see at night...but be careful.
Nice place to shop and to pick up the tram for City Center. It is in the middle of the action. If you stay here, prices are reasonable but the rooms are super boring. Might as well be a Hampton Inn once you are in the room. I love the Pub here and enjoy the location.