I will ... stay on Fremont Street. This is "old Vegas" and what I think of when I picture Vegas in my mind. A little dingy, way tacky and totally over the top. Think $8 prime rib dinners and painted ladies walking the street. I've never stayed that way before, so it's worth a try. I'm also not a club goer or high-end boutique client, so this is way more my speed.
I will not ... spend more than $50 a night on a hotel. My room at the Encore was the most incredible experience ever. Nothing can compare. Plus, you don't spend that much time in the room. It's a place to sleep.
I will ... hit Ellis Island again. On the advice of Maureen and Eric, I walked my happy butt the 1.5 miles from my hotel to Ellis Island, which is a casino and brewery off the strip behind Bally's. With the player's card, you can get an $8.99 steak dinner that was phenomenal. And if you play $1 in the slots, you get a dollar off your meal. So I gambled a bit, enjoyed some of the establishment's beers, then had a delicious dinner for less than a round of drinks at the Encore.
|And Ellis Island said, LET THEM EAT STEAK|
I will not ... do the VooDoo Zipline at the Rio. I got it on Groupon for $21 for two, which is about what it's worth. It gave me an excuse to walk to another part of the strip, but it was so freaking lame and fast and not nearly as thrill seeking as I anticipated. You zipline from one of the Rio buildings to another over their pools. It was underwhelming, to say the least.
|The view from Voodoo was the highlight|
I will not ... do The Buffet at the Wynn. It was over hyped and nothing about it really stood out. I feel like I had to do this for the full Vegas experience, but I don't get why people think so highly of this particular buffet. If this is the best Vegas buffet, as the accolades state, I'm sad for Vegas.
I will ... try an off-strip buffet. I went to Main Street, which is a casino and brewery off the strip. They had a buffet for $12. For that price, why the hell not. I bet the food is all the same, too.
What are your Las Vegas travel tips and tricks of the trade?