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rahulanand1130
11-12-2012, 10:17
Hey I'll be making a trip to Vegas for the first time but I'm taking my parents for their anniversary. Just looking for suggestions on places to eat, shows, ect. No strip clubs this trip obviously. We are staying at the palms.

txgunguy
11-12-2012, 11:07
Can't help you. :D

The price is right show was cool. I mostly gamble and drink though so I'm not really much help.

Gregg702
11-12-2012, 11:09
The Blue Martini in the Town Square center has a great happy hour, their food and drinks are both top notch. Town Square is on the south side of the strip, and also has a ton of shopping and other great places to eat. Mount Everest has great Indian food if you like Indian. It is on Sahara and Valley View, just west of the strip. Penn and Teller have an awesome show at the Rio, right across from the Palms.

rahulanand1130
11-12-2012, 13:40
Thanks a lot for the help...also drinking and gambling are considered a family activity in my family...and thinks for the heads up on the Indian food, we like everything but that's the old mans favorite.

The Maggy
11-12-2012, 18:38
The places in and around the new City Center are classy and tasty.

Bring a good pair of walking shoes. "The casino next door" is easily a mile or two of walking.

rahulanand1130
11-12-2012, 19:34
Thanks for the advice The Maggy...anyone here visit the place called The Gun Store? They rent full autos and being from nj that seems like it would be worth the trip.

Gregg702
11-12-2012, 19:47
Thanks for the advice The Maggy...anyone here visit the place called The Gun Store? They rent full autos and being from nj that seems like it would be worth the trip.

The Gun Store isn't as good as Discount Firearms for full auto. Discount has a nicer range and a better staff. It is also closer to the Strip.

sombunya
11-12-2012, 19:52
The gun store is interesting but the prices are way high.

The Belagio has a real nice water show out in front, evenings, free. Walking around inside of Caesars Palace is interesting, like many of the big hotels on the strip. There's an amazing car museum at the Imperial Palace, if you're into that sort of thing.

The Wynn has some unreal jewelry stores, Worth a look.

The Maggy
11-12-2012, 19:58
Thanks for the advice The Maggy...anyone here visit the place called The Gun Store? They rent full autos and being from nj that seems like it would be worth the trip.

I'd honestly stay away from The Gun Store unless you are spending more than just a weekend in town. From what I've heard it's long waits and expensive, plus the taxi ride off strip and back. A buddy ventured out there the last time I was in Vegas, he said they were charging ~$1.00 per round off of the SAW. The SAW puts out almost 20 rounds a second.

As far as shows go, all of the free shows are neat (TI Pirate Show, Mirage Volcano, Talking Statues in Caesar's, the Belagio Fountains)

Cirque is spread out across like 6 casinos now, it shouldn't be terribly hard to get tickets for any of them if you plan ahead.

Garth Brooks still does shows at the Wynn, probably expensive and I think he only does one or two shows a month.

mt920
11-12-2012, 21:22
The places in and around the new City Center are classy and tasty.

Bring a good pair of walking shoes. "The casino next door" is easily a mile or two of walking.

Agree with the above. I stayed at the Vdara about a month ago, and found the City Center to be my all in one spot.

I love Vegas and can't wait to go back.

mixflip
11-12-2012, 22:32
If your parents have the strength to walk the strip...then I'd say thats a great "1st" Vegas trip must do. Just dont go too far. Take a cab to the Mandalay and walk up to the the fashion show mall/Wynn. Lots of great picture taking opportunities. Plenty of shopping and places to eat inside any of the big hotels.

Its only 4 blocks but they are insanely HUGE blocks! Seriously, it can take a whole day or two just to walk up the street if you stop to look around and try to see everything inside and outside of each hotel.

Im a pictures & video guy so I dont mind exploring on foot all day. Not much of a drinker or gambler.


http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/las-vegas-strip-map.jpg

Oh yeah, take them for a walk over the new bridge at the Hoover dam too.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/DSCN2588.jpg

MotoGlock
11-12-2012, 23:01
http://shootingsafaris.com/



Has anyone tried the shooting safari?

Sounds fun.

Stoneyrn
11-12-2012, 23:06
Austin's Steakhouse at Texas Station has some of the best food in Las Vegas for the money. The service is excellent.

RightGlock1
11-12-2012, 23:50
If your parents are not up for the long walks, get tickets for the Deuce. (Double Decker bus that runs up and down the strip. Stops at all the major hotels. A 24hr pass is about $ 7. A three day pass is $ 21. (or about that amount).
There is also a free monorail that runs from the Monte Carlo to the Bellagio. Saves on walking. I've taken my parents once a year for the past 4 years. Dad's still very able, Mom has problems with her knees (arthritis). Taxis are about $ 8 to $ 15 between hotels.

At Planet Hollywood there is a show called "Vegas, the show". Excellent entertainment for the money. About $ 50 per ticket. Seating is Auditorium, first come first serve. Get there early for best seats.

jpa
11-13-2012, 01:52
If you're looking for shooting excursions check out American Shooters, Guns & Ammo Garage, Battlefield: Vegas, or The Range 702. I wouldn't recommend The Gun Store, they're a huge tourist trap.

I don't think I'd send any tourists to Austins. No disrespect to their food, which is awesome, but I wouldn't have them venture off to Texas Station. Too far from the beaten path.

Visit Fremont Street, have dinner at the Triple George Grill or Oscar's if you want steak. Check out the pool at the Golden Nugget (especially the shark tank), visit the Golden Gate (oldest casino in Las Vegas), the fountains at Bellagio, volcano at Mirage, shark reef at Mandalay Bay. There's plenty of shows to keep you occupied. I agree with Gregg's recommendation of Town Square but there's a lot more than just Blue Martini.

Lowjiber
11-13-2012, 05:09
The Gun Store isn't as good as Discount Firearms for full auto. Discount has a nicer range and a better staff. It is also closer to the Strip.
I agree. Heck, even locals go to Discount Firearms.:whistling:

I'll warn you though. If you go to either TGS or DF on the weekend, you're gonna waste a lot of "vacation time" because the waits are very long.

Freemont Street is nice. It's kinda "old Vegas" with Binions, Golden Nugget, etc. The best breakfast/lunch counter is in Binions.

mixflip
11-14-2012, 01:49
I recently took my relatives to Fremont street at night for the light show and it was great. I think I like blue collar feel of Fremont street better than the upitty high roller atmosphere of the strip.

+1 on the Nugget! The pool is amazing just to walk past it and take pictures lol. There is a water that passes through the tank.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/fishtankpool.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/goldennuggetpooltank.jpg

The actual gold nugget in the lobby display case is amazing too. Its literally the size of a hand and forearm.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i182/mixflip/Golden_Nugget_HandFaith.jpg

wjv
11-14-2012, 10:08
The Olive at Bellagios is great. Especially if you can get a table overlooking the fountains. Wonderful food.

ctfireman
11-14-2012, 11:00
Be ready to walk! Everything"looks" like it's a 5 minute stroll, very deceiving. I went to discount firearms on a weekday & was the only one there. They even send a free shuttle to pick you up then bring you wherever when you finish, very nice people. The full auto rental is quick & expensive but so are slot machines!

Dennis in MA
11-14-2012, 11:38
The places in and around the new City Center are classy and tasty.

Bring a good pair of walking shoes. "The casino next door" is easily a mile or two of walking.

Be ready to walk! Everything"looks" like it's a 5 minute stroll, very deceiving. I went to discount firearms on a weekday & was the only one there. They even send a free shuttle to pick you up then bring you wherever when you finish, very nice people. The full auto rental is quick & expensive but so are slot machines!

This. I stayed at the Flamingo years ago for a conference. Decided to WALK down to somewhere for dinner before a show at the Rio. Got there, didn't like the atmosphere, walked to Rio. My friend still refers to it as "the forced march." LOL



Being from Boston, I'm a big Blue Man Group fan. I have to say - the show in Vegas was 2x the show (not just in size, but in "holy crap" magnitude) that the Boston original is. Skip Cirque. See BMG.