Vegas must see places?

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    I just booked a flight to Vegas Aug 3-Aug 10. I have an uncle that lives about 5 miles off the strip and I'll be staying with him.

    This will be my first time in Vegas. Any Vegas pros who have any suggestions on where to go/what to see? I need some good (cheap) bars too because I plan on not remembering at least half my vacation. :D
     
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    Shit... I was in the wrong thread when I started this.

    Deeewwww-aaaaynnnnne? Can you fix another one of my screw ups and move this to Chat? LOL.
     
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    Hey lil.....

    I live in Vegas out in the Summerlin section (Northwest of the Strip).

    The Palms is cool, but can get expensive. I am not sure which side of town you are staying on (generally, those that live east of the strip stay east and west of it west), so I am gonna assume west and start naming some cool places.

    Plush is a new bar that is pretty cool and it is located in the JW Marriott Resort on Rampart in Summerlin. It is pretty cool and cheap. The crowd is a good mix of young and old, single and couples, etc.

    Closer in, the Rio used to be a hopping place, but I am not so sure any more. The Palms is across the street and west about a 1/4 mile on Flamingo. If you are east of the strip, Green Valley Ranch is a pretty nice spot. It is on the opposite side of town from Summerlin, so I have only been there once or twice but it gets a lot of good press.

    If you have time, try to go out to Mountain Springs Saloon on a Saturday evening. It can get fun this time of year. Mountain Springs is a small community located in the mountain pass between Las Vegas and Pahrump (not that you would care, but that is where the legalized prostitution is located). As you are heading to Pahrump the Mountain Springs Saloon is located on the right side right at the top of the pass. You will see a sign that says "World Famous Mountain Springs Saloon. You will know you are in the right place when you see all the Harleys parked out front.
     
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    I'm not sure what part of town they're on. The street is called "Shadow Mountain Place" or something along those lines.

    I'll definitely check out that Saloon. My uncle is a bike lover so I'm sure he knows where it is. He works as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at Las Vegas Hosp. He was featured in some sort of magazine for people who look "dont look the part" of their careers as he has hair down to his ass, gets his pants special orderd so they still have the 70s flare, and rides his Harley to work. He's awesome tho.

    You'll have to let me know where their street is as compared to the places you listed. I never really thought of Vegas being "big" (I'm sure it is)... I'm from a small town of less than 1,000. I think I'm in for a rude awakening. LOL.
     
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    I think it was called Club Paradise, or something along those lines. They had this blonde Russian, Tatiana, and she.........nevermind.
     
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    Zhukov, you're probably the Cheetahs or Little Darlins type! lol

    lil', Shadow Mountain Place isn't too far from JW Marriott or the strip so it is pretty well located. I am sure your uncle knows of the Mountain Springs Saloon if he rides a lot and it sounds like he does!

    Vegas is big but not that big compared to other cities (the valley has close to 2 million people now). It is just that when you live here, you generally don't go to the other side of town. Both sides have nice places, but it seems like if you are a Summerlin person, you hate Green Valley and visa-versa. Plus everything is so planned here that you get used to being stuck in your own neighborhood or going from home to work to home (strip once in a while). My office is less than five miles from my house so I almost never go to the strip unless I am going to play golf or see friends or have visitors.
     
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    Well i've been to Vegas lots of times but I like the newer trendier places. Of course if you want to splurge one night go to the Bellagio for dinner, its out of this world! I also like The Venetian and Paris but usually stay at the MGM Grand.

    I usually go to play golf too but don't know if you are into that so I won't go into it but Vegas has some spectacular courses.

    Hey Free i'm sure can hook you up with green leafy produce too while you are there!
    :p:
     
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    Bellagio has Le Cirque and Picassos. Both are excellent restaurants, but be ready to pony up (Le Cirque is min $100 per person and Picasso is more). The Venetian is better than the Paris in my opinion and the Mandalay Bay is nice too with a good crowd.

    Hey, OCA, next time you are in town give me a PM and we can play at my CC.

    As for the green leafy stuff - cautious, but willing for the right folks!
     
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    Absolutely! I'm guessing you are a member there at TPC Summerlin? Last time I was there in '01 me, my brother and my old man played a Tom Fazio course just across the Calif. border, can't remember the name now, we played Reflection Bay and the Dye course out at the indian Reservation. Awesome golf!

    Funny story, my old man had said he would buy all the green fees at one of the courses as his treat, shit me and my brother made tee times at Shadow Creek! 500 bucks a round! We pussed out at the last second and canceled them, wouldn't want him to have a coronary in the pro shop! :p:

    You are right about the Bellagio places, friggin spendy but when in Rome!
     
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    I live (well, did, just sold my house) on the TPC Summerlin course but my wife and I belong to the Las Vegas Country Club (located behind the Hilton Las Vegas and the oldest club in Las Vegas). Steve Wynn keeps trying to buy us out. Three weeks ago I got a letter from Wynn Resorts and they were offering $50K a member. They just raised it to $91K a member. We keep voting no as the real estate alone puts the memberships at about $250K each not to mention that we own our own water rights (which in Vegas is like owning a gold mine). My wife and I paid $30K for our membership in 1995. I am waiting for him to offer us $375K each (estimated value of the land and water rights combined) and then I will sell. Short of that, we are getting ripped off in my opinion.
     

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