Have you been to Las Vegas?

  1. My friends have gone 2-3 times. They're asking me to go in Nov/Dec. I'd love to get a break from the kids. But I'm wondering do I really want to go to Las Vegas.

    I don't gamble.

    Girls from work said go--it's great for a one time trip.

    Can you get any rest in Las Vegas? I want the day to be relaxing. At night I'm sure it'll be a different experience. What kind of shows are good? What else is there to do? Looking at hind site--would you go to Las Vegas if you didn't gamble?

    We'd be staying at Aladdin. How's that hotel? Any other information is welcomed. Thanks in advance!
  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    Robin and I went to Vegas for our first time last Sept. We are not much for gambling either but Man!, we had a blast. Music on the streets, dancing, just cruising the hotels (they are the hugest buildings I've ever been in). Always something to do. We cruised the 800 miles over there on the bike and had a blast. You should go just for the experience.
  4. by   rollingstone
    Went to Vegas in October '01 for a wedding, wife's niece. Decided to make a little vacation of it and stayed a week. We didn't gamble, but went to a show at the Sahara casino called "The Rat Pack is Back." Guys impersonating Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. It was excellent! We stayed at the MGM Grand for a few nights. Then, for one day and night we took a flight out of north Las Vegas airport to the Grand Canyon and viewed the south rim of the canyon at sunrise-unbelievable. Back in Vegas for our last night stayed at the Venetian, Bridegroom worked there and got us a good deal, excellent suite. Lots of good restaurants and entertainment, oh yeah, you've got to go to the Stratosphere Tower. 1000 ft straight up, tallest freestanding structure west of the Rockies. Definately don't have to gamble to have fun. I'd love to go back, maybe do a travel contract there. Good Luck.
  5. by   RNKPCE
    I have been twice. The first time my husband whole family went kids and all. We stayed at the Mirage, it was June. The kids had a great time swimming. We went an saw the Cirque De soliel show at Treasure Island. The second time we went we stayed at Bally's. The rooms was just as nice at Mirage but cheaper. The hotel in central on the strip. We saw the Cirque show O and it was fantastic as well a another show with Rick Springfield at the MGM. The foutains at the Bellagio are a must to see. I only spent $20 gambling my husband nothing and we were there for 2 nights. So there is plenty to do if you don't gambling. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
  6. by   iliel
    Lot's to do here! There are so many spa's it's amazing. You can get facials, massages, etc. There are ton's of show's. I recommend O by Cirque du soliel (sp). The tickets are around 150...but worth every penny...plus, it's the only city that you can see this cirque show, it's all done in water and they can;t travel with it! There are tons of good places to eat...and you never have to step foot in a buffet. If you've never been to Vegas then you've never seen the hotels. They are amazing..really. You can drive up to Red Rock Canyon which is only about 25 minutes from the strip, you can drive to Mt Charleston (in Dec they may have a little snow) that takes about 40 minutes from the strip.
    There is a ton of things to do for the non gambler...a ton!
  7. by   iliel
    Oh, and the Aladin is a very nice hotel. It's located in the middle of the strip plus attached to the Aladin is the desert passage mall...lot's of great shopping (reasonable prices)
  8. by   Dave ARNP
    Totally love Vegas.
    Not as much as Gatlinburg, but it's an awesome place to go.

    Just don't leave your credit card on file for chips.

  9. by   BadBird
    I love Las Vegas, I have been 7times and would go at a drop of the hat anytime. There is so much to see and do even if you don't gamble. THe shows, food, music, special events, shopping, sightseeing. I keep telling my husband that I want to move there.
  10. by   jemb
    Vegas is fun once in a while. There's a lot to see just by walking around on the strip, and plenty of shopping and restaurants.

    The cheap slot machines are fun even if you're not a gambler. Some of the slot machines are quite entertaining -- funny video stuff on them.

    Hate the traffic and the crowds, though.
  11. by   kc ccurn
    It is a great time! ileal mentioned 'O', it is a great show, I liked 'Mystere' a little better though.....be sure you get tickets at least 6 months in advance, very well worth the money!