2-for-1 shows at Las Vegas

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emaij

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Why aren't there 2 for 1's on any of the good shows?! I guess that's a rhetorical question really. Who can afford $121 for a 2 hour show (price for O including tax)? That's not including the girlfriend's ticket. By the way, that's 40% more than the airfare I got.
 

jasonja

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The $600 (actually it was like $580) was for TWO round trips from Orlando to Vegas via Delta. There were slightly cheapier ($25 each) airlines available but they all got in too late so we would essentially lose a day in Vegas. The whole stay including seven nights at the Sahara is costing just under $500 a person.

We don't yet really know what to do there, so any suggestions point us in more directions. We aren't big gamblers but we would like to see some shows and most likely the Hoover damn. I'd like to see more of the Grand Canyon but it sounds like that would be a lot to do in one day and we already have a hotel booked for everynight so an overnight Canyon trip wouldn't be do-able.

It seems like the only time effecient way to see the Canyon is by air, but I'm not sure we are ready to drop $400+ for a couple hours of site seeing.
 

Karsten

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The Hotels really must be hurting for business. I haven't seen cheap prices like this in a while!
 

EagleKeeper

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Prices on weekends will put a dent in your wallet unless you are there for a full week.
That applies to the strip casinos

Off the strip prices drop considerably.

Staying on the strip, you do not need a vehicle.

Off the strip, you will be stuck in the local area or expect a 10-30 minute walk to get somewhere. There is bus service around most casinos on/off the strip.
 

pecel

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I know there's the same topic in FW.
They mention about "O" What is that?

Btw, If I want to see Cabaret, where should I go?

Last time I went to Paris and saw LIDO Show.
It's amazing. All the girls are topless, and you don't need to be 18 to come in coz I saw some children watching that show also (with guarding/parent I guess) :)
 

EagleKeeper

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I received a 2-1 buffet pass for the Palms in the mail this week which I will not be using.
Good near the end of May. I think around the 20th and also 28-29. One shot use.
First come gets it.

< udpate >
Date correction
20, 22,23 May
Still available as of Fri 10 May
See post below for details of visit
< /update >


lmk
 

acedaddy323

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hey, can I get that coupon for the palms buffet? I never ate there before and would love to try it out if you haven't already given it up yet. thanks
acedaddy
 

EagleKeeper

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acedaddy323 - suspect that you are local

Prefer to make this available to some AT member coming in for a visit (and help our local ecomony;)).
If no resquest by end of week, it is yours

YGPM
 

DavidTigerFan

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I am planning on coming out Jun 29-July 6, Anyone have any deals for around that time period? I have to definately look at getting a rental car so I will look into the Dollar deal

-D
 

WhiteMouse

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I did drive from GC to LV once. I think we left GC around 9:00am ~ 10:00am, and arrived LV around 3:00pm. At that time, they just built or fixed the road from Kingman to LV. It was clean, straight, and wide. Everybody drove fast, and the cop ticketed an Accord.

It's just like yesterday as I can still remember those details, but actually that's about 10 years ago. Shall we old man start crying now?
 

jasonja

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That's nice of you Eagle, I'd take you up on it, except that I won't be there until June so it expires too soon for me.
 

EagleKeeper

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Jason and others

The deals usually show up every month.

Got them in March and April also.

Stick me in your tickler file just in case.

There are 4 casinos that my wife frequents - 3 send her these coupons/deals every month.

If you know when you are going to arrive, try and contact the casino via e-mail in advance (1 month)
Explain that you would like to obtain a set of player club coupons for use during your visit.
You may get lucky on your own.
 

thereuare

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OK, since this thread has already gotten off topic from the original hot deal, here's some free/cheap stuff to do while in Vegas (as some in the thread have requested):

Frozen Drink (Casino Royale): time to start your vacation off right, at the bar (area that faces the street) they have a free drink for showing your out of state driver?s license (you CAN walk around with liquor, so get the drink and enjoy while walking to and in the Venetian)

Lobby (Venetian): be sure to go to the lobby and look up (then walk to the left if you?re facing the check-in desk) and see more of the ceiling

St. Marks Square (Venetian): see the canal and gondolas, as well as the painted sky

Parade in the Sky (Rio): The show is free to the public and is performed every 2 hours from 2:00pm to midnight daily EXCEPT Wednesdays (you?ll need to take a cab or shuttle bus there)
Rio to Harrah's (shuttle bus, to get to/from Rio for masquerade ball)
Runs every half hour from 9:00am to 1:00am (BUT I HEARD THIS IS NOT A RELIABLE SCHEDULE!!) may just want to take a cab to save the hassle (or go to the shuttle bus area at Harrah?s and if people are there and waiting a while, wait with them as one is likely to come soon, if not many people there, then you may have just missed the shuttle and take a cab from Harrah?s)

Pirate Show (Treasure Island): every hour on the hour from 4:00pm to 10:00pm weather permitting (also read it could be every 1 ½ hours) (HIGH PICK POCKET AREA DURING THE SHOW), get there AT LEAST 20 minutes before the show to get a space that the kids can see!!

White Tigers (Mirage): 24/7

HUGE Aquarium/Fish Tank (Mirage): 24/7 located behind the check-in desk

Volcano (Mirage): 6pm-midnite??, but great at night, so maybe do on the way back to hotel (it?s almost directly across from your hotel)

Statue Show (Caesars): every hour on the hour in the shopping mall attached to Caesars starting at 10am (not great, but kids MAY REALLY enjoy it)? be sure to look at the fountains/driveway on your way in (filmed Rain Man there when he was ?driving? in the parking lot)

Fountains (Bellagio): make sure it?s dark/dusk when you go (every 30 minutes from 3pm-8pm, every 15 minutes >8:00pm, stay for a few songs as they?re different songs and fountain movements)

Flower Garden (Bellagio): walk in the main doors and go straight to the back to see (and notice the smell when you walk in) the most beautiful arrangement (better than it sounds)

Eiffel Tower (Paris): while at Bellagio turn around and see a ?built to scale? version

Rain Inside (Alladin): by the shops there is some sort of rain contraption that makes it rain from the ceiling into a reflecting pond below (I don?t know much about this other than it exists)

Lion Habitat (MGM): 11:00am to 11:00pm daily

Skyline (NYNY): 24/7 not much inside, but great skyline outside

Pyramid (Luxor): no need to get too close, but cool pyramid building

Fremont Street Experience (Downtown): Hourly show from dusk to midnight. Free

Golden Nugget (Downtown): display of the world?s largest gold nugget

General (Downtown): see the lights and glitter; this is ?old Vegas?

99cent Shrimp Cocktail (Golden Gate): may have to splurge $1.49 for medium size shrimp, but this is a Vegas Classic (if it?s not the Golden Gate, it?s a place next door, but I?m sure it?s advertised on the side of the bldg)

Aerial View of Vegas (Stratosphere): take the elevator to the top for an aerial view of Vegas (costs to go up, you can decide if you want to do it when you?re there)- : 9am - 1am Sunday through Thursday

Circus Events (Circus Circus): Free circus acts (on the ceiling above the casino), 11:00 am thru midnight daily (not worth a special trip, but "ok" to see if you're walking by)

.99 Margarita (next to Circus Circus): decent drink for the price (the place MAY be the Westward Ho)

Coffee Mug/Deck of Cards (Riviera): time to cash in the coupon you printed (DON?T do their $40 credit for $20 buy-in, although you may have to wait in that line for your mug/cards)

CAESARS MAGICAL EMPIRE (Caesars) Caesars Magical Empire at Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, offers free tours 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Guests can explore the catacombs en route to a 70-foot-tall central rotunda, where high-tech special effects are featured (I?ve never done this, but heard it?s decent)

Music Memorabilia (Hard Rock Caf&eacute;): guitars, pictures, clothing, autographs, etc. (also note the giant guitar sign out front!)?. Stop by the concierge desk and ask for a "Rock Tour" map and you can take a self-guided tour of the hotel and all the rock'n'roll artifacts


MISCELLANEOUS:

Antique Car Show (Imperial Palace): free with coupons they ?hock? in front of the casino
Star Trek Experience (LV Hilton)
Dolphin Habitat (Mirage)
Magic and Movie Hall of Fame (O?Shea?s, next to Flamingo)
Leid Discovery Children's Museum, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas NV, (702)382-KIDS(5437) or (702)382-3445 (1 mile north of Fremont St)
Ethel M tour ? free chocolates at the end
Gameworks- NICE!! arcade with rock climbing wall (next to MGM). If you go, be sure to get coupon in ?What?s On? (local LV advertisement magazine) for $10 Free with $10 Purchase (gets put on a card)
Rollercoasters- NYNY?s is good
Breakfast Buffet (Paris): Rumored to be SUPERB! with great crepes, omelets to order, and pastries (~$13 adults, kids ?? ½ price ??)

I HIGHLY recommend the show "Mystere." Expensive, but worth it!

 

EagleKeeper

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thereuare

Nice layout of options.

Couple more freebees off the strip.

Rio - Dance show w/ overhead gondolas - evenings - call to check on times.
Sams - Water show - afternoon & evenings 4,6,8,10 PM
Castaways - Music - variety Thurs-Sun 3:30-7:30 - one man band + visitors
Hawian Mon evenings

Most places have bands playing a variey of music in the lounges. Drinks are not required, but encouraged.
 

deeznuts

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i don't know if anybody mentioned this yet. but if it is after midnight on a weekday, and you are hungry, YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE SAHARA. go into sahara, and ask where their late night cafe is. it is in the middle. $2.99 steak and eggs, and this isn't a rubber steak either. it is kind of small, but you can grab 2 for $6.

gold coast hotel has a midnight special too, but i like the sahara better. plus $1 blackjack tables while you aer there.
 

EagleKeeper

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Most off strip places have the $3-4 steak & eggs specials.
You get between a 6oz and 10oz sirloin, 2-3 eggs, plate of hashbrowns. Some may also have a johnny cake special.
 

EagleKeeper

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Updated dates on the Palms 2->1 buffet
20,22,23 May

Went last night (Thurs) to check it out.
$10 - good food , good variety, excellent greek pastries for dessert.
 

jasonja

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Thanks for the midnight food tips, since I'm staying at the Sahara I'll have to wonder down and check it out. I'll pack my elastic pants too.
 

EagleKeeper

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My wife and I ate at the Saraha buffet last winter (if you can have winter here in LV).
Were not very impressed. Buffet is relatively cheap $6-8 and we felt that we got just about what we paid for.
Others have been better quality fodd and variety.
The cafe food is good.
 

RossMAN

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EagleKeeper - Thanks for all the great info and website URLs. I was hoping you could recommend 2-3 tour operators who offer a/c coach bus trips from Las Vegas to Hoover Dam then onto the Grand Canyon? Maybe a 1-2 day trip? Can it be done for under $200 for 2 people?
 

acedaddy323

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We go to this place in green valley (off the strip) 99 cent gambler special which includes huge burger, all the trimmings, nice steak fries.
Also they have steak, eggs, hash brown, toast, 1.99.