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First trip to Vegas

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We are going to Vegas in September for the first time and I feel absolutely clueless! So I'm after any tips that might make it even more enjoyable! Is there anything you wish you knew about on your first trip? What was the highlight of your trip? I want to know everything We are two adults staying at the Venetian if that helps people answer!

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So first tip, tip the check in desk, normally if they can they will give you a free upgrade. (we tipped $20).
Make sure you have a copy of your passport with you for ID. Alot of places there will not accept driving licence.
There is a club at the top of the Rio. If you go to the show you get in free, but even if you dont it is worth it. The view you get of the strip is second to none! Was the highlight of my trip.

There is no shade walking to and from the vegas sign so be prepared for that. I dehydrated on the way back and collapsed. Make sure you have water.

Pink's hotdogs are by far the best hot dogs i have ever had! its outside Planet Hollywood. They also normally do a good deal on their beers.

I limited myself to a certain amount of money a day gambling, because it can be very addictive!

That's all the good tips i can think of right now! But just have fun!
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Originally Posted by KymmieAKiss View Post
Hi!
So first tip, tip the check in desk, normally if they can they will give you a free upgrade. (we tipped $20).
Make sure you have a copy of your passport with you for ID. Alot of places there will not accept driving licence.
There is a club at the top of the Rio. If you go to the show you get in free, but even if you dont it is worth it. The view you get of the strip is second to none! Was the highlight of my trip.

There is no shade walking to and from the vegas sign so be prepared for that. I dehydrated on the way back and collapsed. Make sure you have water.

Pink's hotdogs are by far the best hot dogs i have ever had! its outside Planet Hollywood. They also normally do a good deal on their beers.

I limited myself to a certain amount of money a day gambling, because it can be very addictive!

That's all the good tips i can think of right now! But just have fun!
Pinks has been closed about a year now ..


Its owned by the same people as own Haute Dogge in the linq and theyve incorporated some of Pinks menu into there .
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Ive been to Vegas many times for 10-12 days each year , and my best days have been the ones with nothing planned and where weve just wandered along the strip stopping off as we please

Ive never had my photo driving licence refused anywhere in America as ID ..


Upgrades depend on many things how busy the hotel is how long you stay etc

Im off back in sept for 10 days I dont expect a upgrade as its a long stay and also theres a big event on the next weekend ( which is why Im going )

Take comfy shoes you will walk miles we do even with having a hire car
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Take your time the strip hotels are massive so dont try and it it all in one day. Dont buy your drinks in the hotel go to Walgreens much cheaper if you can pre book a show . We love Vegas done hoverdam and Grand Canyon last time . Dont forget you need to pay a resort fee . Me and my partner like using the Duce bus cheap and will get you from the stip to down town if you dont use a car all so the sdx bus you can use to get to the outlets if this is your type of thing.


What date you in Vegas we are there from 7 till 17 flying virgin .
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Take your time the strip hotels are massive so dont try and it it all in one day. Dont buy your drinks in the hotel go to Walgreens much cheaper if you can pre book a show . We love Vegas done hoverdam and Grand Canyon last time . Dont forget you need to pay a resort fee . Me and my partner like using the Duce bus cheap and will get you from the stip to down town if you dont use a car all so the sdx bus you can use to get to the outlets if this is your type of thing.


What date you in Vegas we are there from 7 till 17 flying virgin .
Im there from the 8th to the 18th
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My tip would be to research what you really want to see and have a rough plan to group things together. Even if the look as though theyre next door believe me, its not close .

We are going in September too and arrive on the Sunday after NASCAR so are hoping we might be lucky with an upgrade but happy with the room we have booked.
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In Vegas Ive never had my photo DL accepted to buy alcohol. Its fine for checking into hotels. Ive also been stopped on the casino floor and asked for ID (not trying to buy alcohol, just watching hubby use the slots) and they wouldnt accept DL. I do have a baby face though so if you look under 25 they will persecute you for ID. My husband has a beard and looks his age and hes gotten away with showing his student ID 🤷≈♀️

I would say prepare for the heat so dont plan a loaded itinerary because the heat does slow you down. It can be too hot some days to sit by the pool but it was gorgeous at night swimming under the stars so you have to go with the flow to a certain extent.

Drink loads of water, its easy to dehydrate even if you dont feel thirsty.
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