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DK

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Vegas Vacation
« on: March 15, 2014, 08:45:50 PM »
I probably should have asked for input before I booked stuff, but I figure better late than never.

Have plans to to stay in vegas a few days the end of the month. Going with my SO. Staying at excalibur, and had tour plans to see red rock canyon, grand canyon, and hoover dam. Anything else I should check out or plan not to see? Any tips to get some free drinks, good places to eat, etc? Not the biggest gambler, but plan to hit some blackjack tables or a few slots, and to take in the vegas experience.

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Re: Vegas Vacation
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 10:08:33 PM »
I like it, although it's not as good as Christmas Vacation, or even the first Vacation movie. Hey, at least it's better than European
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Re: Vegas Vacation
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 10:17:11 PM »
For free drinks, make sure you order something generic.  For example, margarita, gin and tonic, or rum and coke.  If you order, for example, appleton rum and coke, or bombay and tonic, the bartenders are less likely to comp your drinks.  Also, you MUST be gambling, not pretending.  Tip $2 to $3 a drink to make sure the servers come back often.  The last tip is to sit at a bar.  We had the best luck getting free drinks at the bars with poker machines in the tabletop.


For food recommendations, I suggest you checkout chowhound.com.  I have always eaten at great restaurants thanks to those folks.

Oh, and do not take the monorail.  It is expensive and gets you lost.  (This may be old info)

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Re: Vegas Vacation
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 11:40:25 PM »
For free drinks, make sure you order something generic.  For example, margarita, gin and tonic, or rum and coke.  If you order, for example, appleton rum and coke, or bombay and tonic, the bartenders are less likely to comp your drinks.  Also, you MUST be gambling, not pretending.  Tip $2 to $3 a drink to make sure the servers come back often.  The last tip is to sit at a bar.  We had the best luck getting free drinks at the bars with poker machines in the tabletop.


For food recommendations, I suggest you checkout chowhound.com.  I have always eaten at great restaurants thanks to those folks.

Oh, and do not take the monorail.  It is expensive and gets you lost.  (This may be old info)

And Penny slots do count as gambling, I've got quite a few free drinks at them while letting my feet rest, but watch out for which penny slot you choose, some say "penny" but have a 20c-40c minimum bid.... ;)

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Re: Vegas Vacation
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 07:51:59 AM »
I like it, although it's not as good as Christmas Vacation, or even the first Vacation movie. Hey, at least it's better than European
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Re: Vegas Vacation
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 06:30:16 PM »
Valley of Fire State Park is fun and really quite close.  If you don't mind a bit of a drive St. George, Ut has a lot of local historic buildings that you can tour.