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Jimwanderer1963

Three days in Vegas. Questions.

by Jimwanderer1963 »

Good morning!

My girlfriend and I will be flying to Las Vegas July 15-18, 2015, staying for three nights at the LINQ on Las Vegas Blvd (aka the Strip).  We are seeing three shows (one each night): Cirque de Soleil O at the Bellagio and Beatles Love at the Mirage, as well as Terry Fator at the Mirage.  This will be my second trip to Vegas, her first.  We will not have a car and will be relying on public transit and taxis to get around.  We would like to go to the Las Vegas sign, play some minigolf, shop, and are not gamblers.  I probably have a lot more questions than I can list here, so here goes.

1.  Should I buy monorail and bus passes online before we leave home or wait until we arrive in Las Vegas?

2.  We like food such as burgers, steak, Italian, Mexican, and Chinese.  Where are good, reasonable (up to $50.00 USD/person) places to eat nearby?  I am willing to go downtown around Fremont Street area, for the Fremont Street Experience is said to be a must-see.

3.  Any other tips?  I know this is very broad.

Thank you.

Jim

 

 

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Pauline Frommer

RE: Three days in Vegas. Questions.

by Pauline Frommer »

Thought I'd answer this question, even though it's old as some good issues are raised.

1. Don't buy monorail passes. Unfortunately, the monorail is very inconveniently located. You'll do better with the busses that go up and down the Strip and/or taxis. Many places will be walkable.

2.You'll find cheaper food downtown and in the strip malls near to the Strip. I highly recommend Lotus of Siam (Thai food) and Raku (Japanese). You can find fine burgers at a number of Strip outlets in your budget. And there's a strip mall that's known for its Chinese food. I'm blanking on the name, but you could ask a local.

3. Red Rock Canyon is beautiful and should be seen. It's about 45 minutes from the Strip. Also, head off the Strip to the Atomic Testing Museum (it's in Las Vegas proper and is an off-shoot of the Smithsonian. Hoover Dam is also worth seeing.

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