Going to Vegas, what do you recommend?

First time going to Vegas, in mid-20s. What do you guys recommend? Bars, shows, casinos, whatever. Never tried escorts before either but have heard good things in Vegas, so if you've got recs just shoot (might end up trying, might not)

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Aug 28, 2021 - 12:29pm

I used to live in Vegas.

Fremont Street Experience
Shelby Motors shelby.com free tours
Visit a Day Club
Trip up to the Strat, if you like views from above
Las Vegas welcome sign
The October 1st memorial / https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/lv-healing-garden/
Pinball museum
I would walk through all casinos, see what you like and go to your fave restaurant
If you need a gym EŌS is the best, ex gold's gym
If you like history, then the mob museum
Same for the Neon museum

If you have the time and interest, sit down with one of the training sessions the casinos offer and learn a card game. Only if you want and have the time, but it is useful to know at least one card game.

Obviously, check if these things are all open due to pandemic, restrictions, etc

Never gamble drunk, always set a budget, never tell a sex worker personal details or your real name, hide personal valuables out of sight and don't carry them when you seek those services. Use reliable services, no curb crawling. Also see if hotels allow additional guests during your stay, most don't! They can kick you out if you bring the wrong person back into the room.
Just to be clear: both prostitution and solicitation are illegal in Clark County.

Relevant Youtube channels
for food: All You Can Vegas (Derrick)
for general: Jacobs Life In Vegas (Jacob)

Aug 28, 2021 - 12:59pm

cyberpunk

If you have the time and interest, sit down with one of the training sessions the casinos offer and learn a card game. Only if you want and have the time, but it is useful to know at least one card game.

This is a cool idea, I didn't know something like that was offered.

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Aug 28, 2021 - 1:04pm

I was a croupier myself in my early days and trained many hundreds of guests. It is free and counts as a form of marketing for the casinos.
Not many people know about this and this is offered at almost all times in the back areas where the gaming tables are. You can learn almost all card games there for free / without making a wager.

But I don't know which services are offered due to the pandemic, so the customer services team will help.

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Aug 28, 2021 - 1:12pm

What do you think of going to Sheri's Ranch? Any places you've frequented that you'd recommend? Planning a Vegas trip myself for early next year 

Also when you say don't bring your valuables, aren't you going to need to bring your wallet along when you go to these places?

Aug 28, 2021 - 1:23pm

I never went myself, so I can only relay information I received or overheard. From memory (and if still operating), I  believe Bunny Ranch was a good option, and I remember Sheri's Ranch. These are things you guys should google and see where you can get more information. maybe even youtube from reviewers or channels.

What I meant was... some ladies of the night rip their Johns off, meaning they drug them and then steal their stuff. So if you meet random girls of any kind somewhere and take them someplace, make sure that place is cleaned out before. No excess cash, no chips, no Rolex, no iPhones, no camera, no gun, no car keys, etc. Do not drink anything you didn't open yourself or where you couldn't see the barkeep pour it in front of your eyes in a good place.

Honestly, don't take expensive stuff to Vegas. You won't need it.

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Aug 29, 2021 - 12:51am

cyberpunk

I used to live in Vegas.

Fremont Street Experience

Shelby Motors shelby.com free tours

Visit a Day Club

Trip up to the Strat, if you like views from above

Las Vegas welcome sign

The October 1st memorial / https://getoutdoorsnevada.org/lv-healing-garden/

Pinball museum

I would walk through all casinos, see what you like and go to your fave restaurant

If you need a gym EŌS is the best, ex gold's gym

If you like history, then the mob museum

Same for the Neon museum

If you have the time and interest, sit down with one of the training sessions the casinos offer and learn a card game. Only if you want and have the time, but it is useful to know at least one card game.

Obviously, check if these things are all open due to pandemic, restrictions, etc

Never gamble drunk, always set a budget, never tell a sex worker personal details or your real name, hide personal valuables out of sight and don't carry them when you seek those services. Use reliable services, no curb crawling. Also see if hotels allow additional guests during your stay, most don't! They can kick you out if you bring the wrong person back into the room.

Just to be clear: both prostitution and solicitation are illegal in Clark County.

Relevant Youtube channels

for food: All You Can Vegas (Derrick)

for general: Jacobs Life In Vegas (Jacob)

Thanks, very helpful.

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Sep 13, 2021 - 5:10pm

I'm going to Vegas in about a week.  Have you ever done the Sunbuggy tour?  Want to check out Red Rock Canyon if possible. 

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Sep 14, 2021 - 12:46am

What do you think of Summerlin? I'm considering moving there (no state income tax, lower COL, less traffic). I was just out there with my wife last weekend and it seemed really nice

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Sep 14, 2021 - 1:25am

Summerlin is quite nice - much better than Henderson IMO (Summerlin is younger, newer, and closer to Red Rock).  We moved Downtown ~2 years ago before the pandemic due to remote roles, the lack of tax, and affordable high rises.  Vegas is exactly what you expect and what you make of it...if you struggle with partying too much or getting caught up in the swag, it can be a dangerous place.  That said, we love the warm weather, do monthly trips to LA/SD/PHX/Utah Nat'l Parks/etc, and there's lots of good food and entertainment.  

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Aug 28, 2021 - 12:42pm

Only been a couple times but by far my best hotel experience was at the Venetian, and Wynn was very nice as well. Would like to check out Mandalay Bay and the Mirage in the future. As cyberpunk said, don't be confined to wherever you are staying, everything is so compact it's very easy to check out the restaurants and casinos at the big boys like Caesar's Palace, Bellagio, MGM Grand, etc. If you have the money to spare and want to make the most out of it, do things outside of the casinos also, like golf, dune buggies, firing range, pools/salons, etc. There really is an almost unlimited number of options, but as cyberpunk also said make sure you use common sense.

Aug 28, 2021 - 1:42pm

I stayed at the Cosmo. Was decent.
I'd recommend Omnia.
Fremont street reminded me of Fear and loathing in Las Vegas. 

Aug 29, 2021 - 12:55am

Strad, on top of the world is ace as far as I am concerned for food and view to see plenty of Las Vegas, the tower rotates as you eat away. Beautiful view and great service.

SafariJoe, wins again!
Aug 29, 2021 - 3:46pm

I'm going to Vegas in December - planning on playing poker at the Venetian.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 29, 2021 - 3:56pm

Monty Burns

Can't really go wrong at the Venetian; make sure you get a room that is relatively high up, the view is spectacular in the suites

I'm not staying there but they have $400-600 buy in toruneys for $200K that I want to play 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 29, 2021 - 9:10pm

I'm so excited to go to Vegas and just fuck with the people on the poker tables. I wear large sunglasses and oversized headphones and have a Lion to put on my cards if they are good. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 31, 2021 - 11:23am

Quick thought for those that are statistically inclined AND that have a large bank roll, say twenty to thirty large. Caesars offers double deck blackjack with very liberal rules including surrender in their high stakes room. The casino's edge is 0.15%. If you play perfectly for four hours at three hundred a hand, your expected loss is $180, assuming 100 hands an hour. At this level of play, you will have your room and dining, great steak house there; New York strip is the best, comp'ed and they probably will help you out at Pure, especially if a group of you are gambling. In my opinion, it is the only way to go.

One word of caution, do not count cards if you like the Vegas experience, you will be banned if you are any good at it. A one two spread is the most you'll get away with in the long run. That will at least bring you to a zero expected loss on Caesars game and you'll enjoy the comps for a long time.

Friendly advice from someone that has had security "help" him vacate his suite in the early hours of the morning. Much more fun to let variance decide how much your bottles are going to cost. Who knows, if you play your cards right, you just might be paid to party. Almost a better feeling nailing the CFO of major Vegas property. Yeah, they go to the clubs too. The best part is when you let them know you have been coming to their property for years and haven't lost a penny on average. Sorry for the long post. Got carried away. Vegas rocks. Enjoy yourselves.

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Sep 14, 2021 - 11:08am

If you have a group that can make the costs somewhat tolerable, I suggest splurging at least once on reserved table service at one of the premier clubs.  I was hesitant to do it before I went since I'm not really a club guy at all and the costs are absurd, but it ended up being a really awesome experience.  I think I would have hated the clubs if I didn't have a private space for our crew and had to wait in lines half the night.

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Sep 14, 2021 - 2:26pm

Highly recommend the High Roller ferris wheel - very cool views right off the strip, and if you go at night there's an open bar, $40 to drink nonstop for 30 minutes with a view is some of the best pricing you'll find in Vegas.

Don't take Uber / cabs unless you're in a hurry, people watching along the strip is one of the best parts. 
 

If you want to try clubs, either make friends with a promoter, show up with girls, or buy a bottle - if you walk in off the street with a group of dudes expect to be turned away or spend half the night in line. Don't try to justify drink prices - a shot and a beer will probably run you $50 at the big name clubs, if that's a turnoff drink at the tables before you go. Depending on weather, the Encore Beach Club is a personal favorite (pools with table games and DJs). 
 

Fremont's worth an evening if you have time to kill, but it's like the strip's weird, sketchy cousin - I wouldn't spend a ton of time there. 
 

Poker tournaments are the way to play if that's your vibe - cash games will eat you alive if you aren't ready. 
 

If you want to do a strip club, the random guys who will come up and offer you a free limo ride aren't scamming you - it's one of the better ways to get there and usually has a basic two-drink minimum at reasonable prices - the catch is they will do everything to usher you into the champagne rooms and may mock you if you refuse (poor, can't get it up, whatever). I don't need an ego boost from a stripper, so I had no problem enjoying the show with drinks in hand before heading back to the strip for $20 all-in. 

Sep 14, 2021 - 9:54pm

Uhmmm I didn't go out much when I was in Vegas, but I was taken to the strip (got invited for dinner) - at the time I thought the "strip" meant stripper club until they clarified it was just the casinos/mall place. Was super classy and cool. But yea then I was dragged to a stripper club. I thought it would be rated R but it was just rated PG. Just girls in bikinis basically. 

My friend played at the casinos and won like 2k. I also didn't know what a pimp was until I was there. 

Sep 14, 2021 - 10:26pm

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