Groups

    Viva Las Vegas

    Just booked up to go to Las Vegas in November as a last holiday of the year and can't wait!

    Theres quite a few things I want to do when I get there including a few shows. Some people have said to wait till I get there to buy tickets for shows and most other attractions.

    Whats people's opinion on doing this? Should I buy before I go, or wait till I get there?

    29 Comments

    Buy tickets there will be cheaper from booth on strip up to 50% off! Have fun best place in the world. Where u staying?

    Original Poster

    Staying at the Flamingo in one of the upgraded rooms, so really looking forward to it.

    We used these stores to buy discount show tickets when we stayed.

    tix4tonight.com/

    My son & his girlfriend are there atm, due home next Thurs .. this is their 2nd time so I will post on this thread with anything interesting they can tell me next week-end!

    I was there two weeks ago I didn't buy any tickets but I saw those tix4tonight booths dotted around the place so I guess they're probs the best thing to go for.

    Not related but enjoy the flicky card people on the strip...those who have been will know what I mean lol

    numptyj

    Not related but enjoy the flicky card people on the strip...those who … Not related but enjoy the flicky card people on the strip...those who have been will know what I mean lol


    I came back with hundreds of those cards, even had my wife collecting them!

    Just out of curiosity Bora, how much did the trip cost? How long are you going for?

    Thanks

    dcx_badass

    Did you not do it back to them and shove them back in their face? I got … Did you not do it back to them and shove them back in their face? I got told to F Off.



    nah I didnt, they were pretty much all mexican so didnt know if they would shoot me in order to get a green card or something

    Mod & Ed

    Goonieman

    I came back with hundreds of those cards, even had my wife collecting … I came back with hundreds of those cards, even had my wife collecting them!



    yeah, my oh and 14 yr old son came back with quite a few lol, op try thr rides on top of the stratosphere hotel, they are amazing!! view is fab too

    wishihadadonkey

    yeah, my oh and 14 yr old son came back with quite a few lol, op try thr … yeah, my oh and 14 yr old son came back with quite a few lol, op try thr rides on top of the stratosphere hotel, they are amazing!! view is fab too



    I nearly poo'd my pants watching the people ride that green one which moves out over the edge and then swings round haha, view is pretty good though!

    I love the flickers on the strip, everytime i go to vegas, there are more of them and are out flicking for more hours in the day !!

    I bring them all home and hand them out to my single mates.

    Vegas is an amazing place. Great atmosphere and great fun.

    Original Poster

    Birdboy - PM sent

    I'll defo give the rides at the Stratosphere a go, love those kind of things. I read that the coaster at NYNY is a bit bumpy and not very good though

    Bora Horza

    Birdboy - PM sentI'll defo give the rides at the Stratosphere a go, love … Birdboy - PM sentI'll defo give the rides at the Stratosphere a go, love those kind of things. I read that the coaster at NYNY is a bit bumpy and not very good though



    It's not bad, just a bit old and noisy ...... worth the ride though.

    Original Poster

    Can anyone recommend particular shows? I wanna see a Cirque Du Soleil show although not sure which one. And I also fancy Phantom as I'm quite a fan, although I've heard its a condensed version.

    Bora Horza

    Can anyone recommend particular shows? I wanna see a Cirque Du Soleil … Can anyone recommend particular shows? I wanna see a Cirque Du Soleil show although not sure which one. And I also fancy Phantom as I'm quite a fan, although I've heard its a condensed version.



    Havn't done phantom myself, but my in laws have seen it 3 times !!
    They said it's brilliant.

    Make sure you see all the free shows / entertainment, ie, bellagio fountains, TI pirate show, volcano eruptions at the Mirage etc etc ....

    Bora Horza

    Staying at the Flamingo in one of the upgraded rooms, so really looking … Staying at the Flamingo in one of the upgraded rooms, so really looking forward to it.



    going next week & staying in one of the deluxe view rooms. will advise. they look good. i know someone who went a few months ago & said it was a good hotel. im getting wed there so all the more to be excited......or should i be?

    Original Poster

    Is it worth hiring a car for a few days?

    You jammy dodger I am so jealous

    got married in the little white chapel was amazing day, stayed at the excaliber,
    So much to do you will have a blast, grand canyon tour is a must

    Don't bother with a car, you will not need it for around Vegas. Unless you are planning a trip further out, off the tourist path.

    Bora Horza

    Can anyone recommend particular shows? I wanna see a Cirque Du Soleil … Can anyone recommend particular shows? I wanna see a Cirque Du Soleil show although not sure which one. And I also fancy Phantom as I'm quite a fan, although I've heard its a condensed version.


    I've seen Mystere, Ka and La Reve and Ka was stunning, jaw dropping! Also seen the Phantom and whilst its not my kind of musical the theatre and general production were very impressive. It is slightly condensed i believe and there is no interval.

    Bora Horza

    Is it worth hiring a car for a few days?



    I would - vegas gets boring after a few days - good to get away from there, have a drive round lake mead, over the hoover dam and out to the grand canyon... There's a place on the strip where you can park for something like $3 a day.

    Original Poster

    Our hotel offers complimentary parking so not worried about where to park!

    Bear in mind the Grand Canyon is a 5 hour drive each way. I wouldn't drive there. Get a helicopter, it's how the VIP's travel.

    Bora Horza

    Can anyone recommend particular shows? I wanna see a Cirque Du Soleil … Can anyone recommend particular shows? I wanna see a Cirque Du Soleil show although not sure which one. And I also fancy Phantom as I'm quite a fan, although I've heard its a condensed version.



    I havent seen the Vegas production of Phantom but its only an hour and a half but it has all of the songs in the original production so I'd say it would be interesting to see

    Original Poster

    angelfairee

    Bear in mind the Grand Canyon is a 5 hour drive each way. I wouldn't … Bear in mind the Grand Canyon is a 5 hour drive each way. I wouldn't drive there. Get a helicopter, it's how the VIP's travel.



    Planning on doing a helicopter trip to the Canyon. Only thinking about a car as a few people have said that after a few days its nice to get away from the Strip, and having your own car means you can do whatever you want.

    I would get a Car preferably something with a V8 in it, I have only done Vegas on work trips, and its not the place for me and that's with a "local guide" which I have done in NY, Chicago, Boston, San Diego and San Fran which was amazing as you get the locals view of the place rather than the tourist trail, If it was me I would tour up to northern California

    I'm going in november also with Traveleyes, i was looking at this which could be good.

    bcflightlines.com/
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Win a luxury eight-night break for two in Malaysia with Ushvani Spa and Tra…11
      2. Win a luxury five-star break for two in Paris with Le Bristol Paris and Eur…67
      3. Win a Davosa Ternos Submariner Wristwatch worth £64545
      4. Win a flagship smartphone - the HTC U1134

      See more discussions