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Sons going to Las Vegas in May, any info/tips appreciated ...........

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Especially want to find out about helecopter trips over Grand Canyon
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
Lucky lad-I'm looking forward to another trip away-the helicopter trips are well worth doing over the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon-there's so much competition for them get him to shop around for a few days-and play them off against each other. We managed a limo pick up and drop off and a flight landing in the Canyon with fizzy wine and picnic included by playing companys off against each other.
1 Like #2
I can't remember which company we used for our helicopter flight but just make sure they DEFINATELY do it !!

It's an amazing sight, also tell them to get the trip which lands in the canyon and then has a little ride in a boat with a champagne hamper up and down the river.
Also make sure they have there cameras at the ready when they fly over the hoover dam, it's an awesome sight and we got some great pics from the helicopter.

Vegas is such a fantastic place !!!

Hope that helps..... :thumbsup:
#3
Don't Gamble.
#4
waterloo
Don't Gamble.


Tell them only to gamble as much as there willing to loose and don't start chasing your loss's.... !!
#5
take a credit card
1 Like #6
I used the company just along from the front of the MGM past the m&m store we got collection from our hotel in a limo helecopter over the hoover damn and we landed in the grand canyon for a champagne picnic and we got it for less than £60 for 2. It was amazing i am desperate to go back
#7
Thanks everyone for your tips etc. I think I am more excited about his trip then he is ! lol
(His girlfriends dad is treating them for her 21st)
We were getting confused regarding the hele' trips as there seems to be such a difference in the cost, we've seen deals anything from £50 to £250, but I suppose like everything else you have to shop around for the best packages as they all differ. Cheers :thumbsup:
#8
sell up and move while hes away
1 Like #9
Make sure if you go on the machines you are seen to be putting money in as employees walk past and they will fill your glasses fro free to encourage you to remain there.

Hope this helps.
#10
pcfairs
sell up and move while hes away


How did you know ?
#11
suze
Make sure if you go on the machines you are seen to be putting money in as employees walk past and they will fill your glasses fro free to encourage you to remain there.

Hope this helps.



Thanks Suze, I will let him know .. good tip xx
#12
lesleysherrock
Thanks Suze, I will let him know .. good tip xx


Your welcome :thumbsup:
banned#13
dmissy13
I used the company just along from the front of the MGM past the m&m store we got collection from our hotel in a limo helecopter over the hoover damn and we landed in the grand canyon for a champagne picnic and we got it for less than £60 for 2. It was amazing i am desperate to go back


Apologies to the OP, dont mean to hijack the thread but I am taking the misses to Las Vegas for a honeymoon and have been hunting around good deals for the helicopter trip but I have seen prices like £160 per person :x

Do you remember the name of the company at all?
#14
I can't but i will have a look in my memory box to see if i have the tickets.
#15
Definitely do the night time heliflight over the strip, costs about £30 each, flight only lasts about 15 mins but about 2 hours in total what with pick up, airport check in, free drink, and return (cheaper usually if you book here over the net, papallion I think are a good one )

Also go for a meal at the the revolving restaurant at the top of the Stratosphere, great food, fantastic views and cheap by UK standards for a special meal, oh and if your feeling brave there are a few rides on the very top, even if you dont try them go up to the observation deck to get some great photos :thumbsup:
PS get a taxi, they are pretty cheap and it make life so much easier. ;-)

Belagio fountains are a must , on every 15 mins during the night / 30 mins during day.

Oh and ring and prebook everything as just walking in and getting a meal at some of the popular places is impossible
#16
some of the cheaper flights, can acctualy end up being in planes, my folks spent a fortune on our trip in 1995 to make sure we were in a helicopter. It is somthing I will never forget
#17
I agree with everything her but to summersie and add a few

Do the helicopter over the canyon and make sure its not in a plane - not the same, but expect to pay about $200 for a good fligt with a reputable company that will actually operate on the day you choose and no cancel at the last minute.

Go to the stratosphere tower but also spend some time in the old end of the strip around Freemont Street

If you have a car use the valet parking at the casimos - only $1 tip required and saves liads of time and hassle with parking.

Only gamble what you can afford tro loose (obvious) I know and remember the casinos never really loose.

If they want to try the harder stuff - roulette black jack poker etc, try the training tables - more fun for begineers and in a controler environment. You will loose big style if you try these on the main floors.

Play the slots and keep putting in coins when the girls are walking around - free drinks that way.

If you need something like a taxi kjust ask someone to organise it for you and give them a dollar or so, everything can be done for small tips in Vegas.

Where are they staying BTW - which hotel I mean?

also the shuttle bus from the airport to the strip is $6 each and takes an age to go round all the hotels but a taxi is not more than $14.

thats it for now

EliTom
#18
I go to Vegas a couple of times a year and last time I visited I went on a helicopter flight to the Canyon. I would advise going on one that lands on the Canyon floor, it's amazing! You get champagne and a picnic too. I went with Papillon but HeliUSA also have reasonably priced trips, you can also get vouchers on the Strip when you're in Vegas at the tourist info offering good deals - hope this helps. Best buffet is definately Treasure Island (T.I), fantastic food (sushi, fresh fruit, salads, BBQ, fantastic puddings, pizza, pasta, chinese, made to order omlettes) and it's a really good price - around £7 for lunch, all you can eat inclusive of drinks, but MGM is also pretty good. As far as posh restaurants go 'Olives' in the Bellagio is beautiful with a view of the fountains. Get a bus pass too, they go every 5mins until ridiculous o clock and cost $5 (£2.50) for 24 hour pass, or $40 (£20) for 30day pass!

Best things to do for free are - Bellagio fountains, MGM lion habitat, fountains that move at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace, gardens at the Flamingo, botanical gardens at Bellagio, Circus acts at Circus Circus, volcano (night time) at Mirage, Sirens Of T.I at Treasure Island, Grand Canal at Venetian, Rainstorm in Miracle Mile shops at Planet Hollywood

One's that cost - Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Secret Gardens and Dolphin Habitat at Mirage, observation deck of Stratosphere Tower, Star Trek Experience at Hilton, IMAX at Luxor, Eiffel Tower at Paris, Manhattan Express rollercoaster at New York New York.

Best machines to gamble on (in my opinion) - 25cent multi line Wheel Of Fortune slots, Cleo 1cent slots, Megabucks 1cent slots or Monopoly linked game 5cent slots.


Carrie xxx
#19
hope he's over 21, otherwise no gambling, no drinking ! and they are really strict about it, make sure he carries ID all the time if he's over 21 but doesn't look it !
banned#20
I liked LV, but was quite happy to leave the place. Its a very sureal town!

However, a landing trip to the Grand Canyon really is a must. Standing on the south rim, looking across, you cant but stare in awe of the scale. I would certainly love to go back for that view. Much of LV will have changed since I went (in 1981) so thats probably worth a punt for me also!

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