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My husband and I love Vegas, and enjoy a 5 day vacation every year. We often go with a group of friends during the year for other special events. We enjoy gambling, restaurants, shows and staying in different hotels. Vegas has something for everyone, and knowing how to make the best decisions for the least money (or the best value for your buck) is why our friends ask us to help with their travel planning.

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  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller

18 Places

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18 Places

Day 1

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Hotels

Lombardi's

Restaurants

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic

Performances

Tournament of Kings

Restaurants

Australian Bee Gees at Excalibur

Performances

Fountains of Bellagio

Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks

The Strip

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas

Day 2

Camelot Steakhouse

Restaurants

The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil

Performances, Cirque du Soleil Shows

Raiding The Rock Vault

Performances

Day 3

The Pub

Restaurants

The Venetian Resort

Hotels

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Restaurants

Purple Reign, THE Prince Tribute Show!

Concerts, Theatres, Performances

Jersey Boys

Performances

Las Vegas Downtown

Neighbourhoods

Park MGM Las Vegas

Hotels

MLMRocksTravel's City Tips

  • Google "Las Vegas Convention" to find when the big conventions are in town and Do Not Go during those dates. It is too crowded and super expensive. Go during low season and have better hotel rooms for less than half the price....and better seats to all shows and restaurants.
    Day 1
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, International)
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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!!!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you cannot make up your mind, some items can be made into half orders so you can try several. Good Prices and fabulous breakfasts in a cool, fun environment. Love the House of Blues!!!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #415 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Music & atmosphere was great. 15/05/2019
    • House of Blues I <3 you 10/05/2019
    • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
    Address:
    3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Mandalay Bay Hotel
    Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
    Phone:
    +1 702-632-7607
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
    Hotels
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't buy show tickets here...The big Coke Bottle by MGM has 1/2 price tickets for same day shows (always buy the cheapest tickets, then tip the seater at the show, you will get a $150 seat for the cheap seat price of $60 plus the cost of the $10 per ticket tip).
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #86 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    • Nice but could use some attention to detail 19/05/2019
    • Quick check in 19/05/2019
    • Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
    Address:
    3000 Paradise Rd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-1287
    Phone:
    +1 833-851-1364
    Other:
  • Lombardi's
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Get one of the coupon books from the information center at the mall...you will get a free order of the best dipping bread ever ($10 and is still worth it).
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #479 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A fine dining experience.... 18/05/2019
    • Disappointing compared to previously 16/05/2019
    • Lombardi's
    Address:
    3663 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 181
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-1945
    Phone:
    +1 702-731-1755
    Other:
  • Nathan Burton Comedy Magic
    Performances
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Nathan signs autographs and poses for photos after every show, so no need to get the meet and greet. Buy the expensive tickets with the combo to the slight of hand show. Still a great deal and most enjoyable up close.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 196 Concerts & Shows in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ok for 1 visit 12/05/2019
    • Good show 11/05/2019
    • Nathan Burton Comedy Magic
    Address:
    3663 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 454
    Saxe Theater inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-1950
    Phone:
    +1 866-932-1818
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Tournament of Kings
    Restaurants (American)
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can pick an alternate menu by letting the server know....but the standard Cornish hen is fabulous. Best seats are from the middle row back. You are too close in the first few rows and the dirt from the arena gets on you and your food/drink. Too scary for the kids in the front few rows. I think there are only 10 rows.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #238 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fun, loud and raucous 14/05/2019
    • Last night in Las Vegas 12/05/2019
    • Tournament of Kings
    Address:
    3850 Las Vegas Blvd S
    in the Excalibur Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4324
    Phone:
    +1 702-597-7600
    Hours:
    Mon - Wed
    6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Thu - Sat
    6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Australian Bee Gees at Excalibur
    Performances
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • It is a very small theatre and the most expensive tickets are actually on the floor , jammed next to each other in very uncomfortable chairs. Best seats are the front row in the balcony....it is a low balcony not a high 2nd story balcony. Padded seats and great views of the entire stage. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and hop up to join the disco dance party on the left side of the stage, mid-show.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #78 of 196 Concerts & Shows in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great show if you liked their music.... 14/05/2019
    • All the hits! 24/03/2019
    • Australian Bee Gees at Excalibur
    Address:
    3850 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4324
    Phone:
    +1 702-701-7778
    Hours:
    Sat - Thu
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
  • Fountains of Bellagio
    Fountains, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Several restaurants at Bellagio offer fountain views with reservations.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful water show at the Bellagio! 19/05/2019
    • Everyone should enjoy this - it's FREE! 19/05/2019
    • Fountains of Bellagio
    Address:
    3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Bellagio Hotel Resort
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4303
    Phone:
    +1 888-987-6667
    Other:
  • The Strip
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Be careful and stay away from the people giving out "trading" cards. Also, do not accept any CD's or pick up anything people on the street are selling. Once you have it in your hands, they will demand payment and it can get ugly. If something like that happens, place the item on the ground and slowly back away while giving an apology for the misunderstanding. Do not have your photo taken with any of the weirdos on the strip, they will also demand money and they get ugly about it. If you absolutely have to have a photo taken with one of them, ask them up front if they will be in a photo for $3. Have the money handy and give it to them immediately after the phone. Check your pockets for valuables, especially if the person offers to have a 2nd person in the photo or they have an arm around you.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • All that and more 19/05/2019
    • Unbelievable 19/05/2019
    • The Strip
    Address:
    S Las Vegas Blvd
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Day 2
  • Camelot Steakhouse
    Restaurants (American, Steakhouse)
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Make a reservation and ask for a booth. They have a great price fix menu, but you have to ask for it. We both enjoy getting something from the menu, then sharing. Adds to the fun, romance and you cannot beat it for the price....comes with an app and dessert.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #381 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mixed feelings 16/05/2019
    • Great steaks at the strip 09/05/2019
    • Camelot Steakhouse
    Address:
    3850 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4324
    Phone:
    +1 702-597-7777
    Price range:
    US$41 - US$80
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil
    Performances, Cirque du Soleil Shows
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The show is performed in the round....so each seat has a different view and experience. No seat is bad, and each experience is very unique. 1/2 price ticket outlet or vegas.com (located by Bubba Gump's Shrimp Factory) is the best place to get the best priced tickets.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 196 Concerts & Shows in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • This Beatles show rocks! 19/05/2019
    • Phenomenal 19/05/2019
    • The Beatles - Love - Cirque du Soleil
    Address:
    3400 Las Vegas Blvd S
    The Mirage
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-8923
    Phone:
    +1 702-792-7777
    Other:
  • Raiding The Rock Vault
    Performances
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Great deal if you stay at the Tropicana and get the tickets included with the room rate. This is available directly on the Trop website. Because I like the front section, I buy directly from the box office. Play video poker and have a couple of free drinks before you go in. You will have a great time!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 196 Concerts & Shows in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great show. Very entertaining. 17/05/2019
    • Amazing 14/05/2019
    • Raiding The Rock Vault
    Address:
    4455 Paradise Road
    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4325
    Phone:
    +1 702-693-5000
    Price range:
    US$69 - US$69
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • The Pub
    Restaurants (American)
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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!

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Sliders and fries.....and they take reservations.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Sliders for $6 11/07/2018
    • Okay Breakfast 17/01/2017
    • The Pub
    Address:
    3770 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Monte Carlo
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4337
    Phone:
    +1 702-730-7777
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$30
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Venetian Resort
    Hotels
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are a ton of video poker machines hidden back by the sports book. The odd thing is none of the same machines sit next to each other. Hubby and I both wanted to play video poker but had to sit with a blackjack machine in between us.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Impressive 19/05/2019
    • Great location and lovely suite 19/05/2019
    • The Venetian Resort
    Address:
    3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-8941
    Phone:
    +1 877-859-7338
    Other:
  • Gordon Ramsay Steak
    Restaurants (American)
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Ask for a table to view the kitchen...normally these are the worst seats at a restaurant, but here they are the most comfortable booths and you get to watch the chef's make the most amazing dishes. Beef Wellington is the special. You can do a Hell's Kitchen price fix menu for $100 but the items are so off the wall that we did not want to spend that for stuff we might not like. So glad we stuck to the Beef Wellington. Everyone raves about the dessert, but it does not sound good to us so we never tried it.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #373 of 4,102 restaurants in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Inflexible business practices & So so food 19/05/2019
    • Clearly Chef Ramsay is not overseeing the kitchen or service. 18/05/2019
    • Gordon Ramsay Steak
    Address:
    3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
    inside the Paris Casino
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4345
    Phone:
    +1 800-712-6600
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$115
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Purple Reign, THE Prince Tribute Show!
    Concerts, Theatres, Performances
    See more photos
    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • The performer is a diva like Prince, so if you see him before or after the show, do not request an autograph or photo.....he is not kind about it.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 196 Concerts & Shows in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nailed it 👍 16/05/2019
    • Embarrassing very poor 11/05/2019
    • Purple Reign, THE Prince Tribute Show!
    Address:
    3801 Las Vegas Blvd S
    Tropicana
    Las Vegas, NV 89109
    Phone:
    +1 702-861-0000
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
  • Jersey Boys
    Performances
    See more photos
    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    Love the music and love the story. So much better than the movie. Very adult with mature language and theme. Not a family show!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Not a bad seat in the house. Vegas.com has the best prices for tickets. One of the few shows where you cannot buy cheap tickets and tip for better seats. What you buy is what you get. Very worth the price!
    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:
  • Las Vegas Downtown
    Neighbourhoods
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    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Do not take a normal bus...very scary and dangerous.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #47 of 400 things to do in Las Vegas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Naked 07/05/2019
    • TIMETABLE Free shuttle to SAM'S TOWN 07/05/2019
    • Las Vegas Downtown
    Address:
    Fremont Street
    Las Vegas, NV
    Other:
  • Park MGM Las Vegas
    Hotels
    See more photos
    MLMRocksTravel Says:

    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.

    Good for
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Great location and stores
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 267 Hotels in Las Vegas
    • Great Stay 19/05/2019
    • Very Nice Resort 19/05/2019
    • Park MGM Las Vegas
    Address:
    3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
    South Part of the Strip, Next to NY Hotel
    Las Vegas, NV 89109-4337
    Phone:
    +1 888-529-4828
    Other:
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