Viva Las Vegas and other travel questions...

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  1. Starivy

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    Hello everyone, my husband and I are leaving for a 4 day trip to Las Vegas for the holidays. I was just curious if anyone had been there and if you had any tips?

    Also, we are flying there and I am a little confused about the rules of what liquid items you can bring. I read the 3-1-1 rules for carry ons on the TSA website and completely understand that about carry ons. However, I am confused, does this mean that these are the ONLY liquid items you can bring? Meaning, if you have a huge bottle of shampoo at home, instead of putting it in your luggage, you have to go out and buy a travel size shampoo and put it in the 1 quart bag and bring it in as your carry on and leave the big bottle at home? THanks for any help!:confused: :D :eek: :thanks: :thanks:
     
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    I have been to Vegas twice. What hotel are you staying at? We stayed at the Stardust the first time. At the time it was pretty much the end of the strip. We should have rented a car. The second time we stayed at the Stratosphere- we rented a car since it is at the end of the strip. Suggestion though if you are going to rent a car rent one away from the air port property. You dont have to pay so much tax on it. There is so much to see so take it one day at a time. YOu could be busy from sun up to sun down there if you wanted to be. I played slots for the most part, but did play some roulette. I broke about even on both trips. Set a limit. stick to it. Have a great time and remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
     
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    Can't really help you. My mother in law lives in florida and I know she and her husband work to save money to go to Vagas. They go gamble, love it and come home to begin saving for the next trip there. They set very strict limits on what they will spend. I'm sure there is much more there than gambling though. Enjoy your trip, it sounds so exciting!!!
     
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    Ha ha Yes I will keep this in mind!:D
     
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    BTW, we are staying at the MGM Grand. I am really going with no expectations, the trip was my husband's idea. We aren't too big on gambling, I'm thinking maybe $50 at the most on the slot machines. The reason we are going is to see the sights but to see a concert at the Ceaser's Palace....then we turned it into a 4 day vacation. Do you think we would need to rent a car if we stay at the MGM Grand and we just stay on the strip? I just imagined us walking around. Thanks for the tips, keep them coming!
     
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    I love Vegas! Be sure you buy your show tickets at a streetside discount place, NOT at the casino. They're half price, streetside.

    I would never rent a car there; who needs one, with all the public transportation they've got. Besides, half the fun is walking around and gawking at the incredible themed casinos. If you're going to Oldtown or someplace further away, take a cab. Parking is minimal in Vegas, and the traffic jams are horrendous.

    Lucky you, you'll have such fun! Vegas is like Disney World for adults.

    (focus word: adults. Vegas is not for children, much as some families want to pretend it is. There are things in Vegas that children should not be seeing. Even the "family-friendly" hotels aren't, really.

    Nor should they be. Vegas is for adults.
     
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    You are so lucky to be going to Vegas. It's one of my favorite places, and I'm not a big gambler either. You should absolutely see a Cirque du Soleil show. You will never forget the experience and once you see one show, you will want to see more. They are really expensive but worth every penny. The Cirque du Soleil show called Mystere was my favorite.

    The Bellagio Hotel is so beautiful so you will definitely want to check that out. The ceiling in the lobby is decorated with about 2000 hand-blown glass flowers. The Bellagio also has a nightly water show that starts every 15 or 30 minutes. The Venetian Hotel is beautiful too and was made to look like you are walking along the streets in Venice. You can even go on a gondola ride. Actually, every hotel has something to see because they are all so grand and spectacular.

    You are allowed to bring as many liquids and toiletries as you need as long as you pack them in your suitcase that you check in. So you can bring your large bottle of shampoo, you just can't keep it in your carry-on.

    You don't need to rent a car.

    There are so many great places to eat, you and your husband will have a hard time deciding which ones to go to. It's fun to walk around the hotels and look at the menus of all the different restaurants. Most of them have their menus posted right outside of the restaurant entrance.

    Are you going to the Celine Dion concert? I have always wanted to see that show. Have a safe trip.
     
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    No you wont need a car if you are stying at the MGM. It's pretty much in the middle of things. Have a great time.!!!
     

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