Vegas Bound

I am going to Las Vegas at the end of the month for a conference and I have never been.

Now if any of you happen to live in the area, I would be thrilled to meet up. The truth is I am going with a very boring guy and his wife, they are young and in their 20’s and probably won’t want to hang out with me anyway.

Here I am going to one of the entertainment capitals of the US and I am going to be alone. Sniff!

But since I have never been, I am looking for advice on what I can do during the evening, what the good restaurants are and any sights I should see. The first day I get there I will have most of that day and night to play tourist. Naturally I will bring ye old camera to take pictures.

Any help y’all could give in helping me have a decent time while solo would be muchly appreciated. I am staying at the Las Vegas Hilton which I am told is off the main drag so advice on how to get around and how far I will be from the cool part of town would also be helpful.


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  1. Put $5 on 19 at a roulette wheel for me if you get a chance.

    On a more serious note, while I’ve never even been to Vegas, a friend of mine manages a very ritzy restaurant there which is supposed to be superb.  If you’re interested in my making arrangements for you there, let me know.

    • kj on September 12, 2008 at 3:11 am

    once in a chapel in Vegas.  

    • Robyn on September 12, 2008 at 3:44 am


    • Alma on September 12, 2008 at 6:37 am

    My Sis wore a red dress.  Only hookers wear red in Vegas. Everyone thought she was a hooker.  So unless you want a LOT of attention, don’t wear a red dress.

  2. Get up early and stay up late.

    The old strip is kind of fun to see and they have an overhead lightshow.  The casinos there are much older and smaller.

  3. I’ve been a couple of times in the past two years.  I’m not really crazy about it.   Not a barfly, nor do I enjoy gambling and gaming.  But there are some fun things to do.

    Check out the Bellagio.  The water show in the “pond” out front is very impressive.  The art museum is nice, too.

    Go see Penn and Teller.  They’re a hoot!

    I also enjoyed the Cirque du Soleil.  There are many different ones, and I’ve only seen Ka.

    You can ride the monorail up and down the strip.  If you’re far from the strip, you may have to use a cab.

    Most of all, I enjoyed the people-watching.  There’s an interesting variety, especially these days with the weak dollar.  Lots of foreign visitors.

  4. If you support Obama, talk him up while you’re there.  

    Nevada’s a swing state.


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