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Stuff to do in Las Vegas?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. So, this Aug 20-24 I'll be in Las Vegas, staying the MGM Grand. Brother turned 21 and it's the family rite of passage to go to Vegas on your 21st.

    I've been to Vegas before, but last time I was 16 and didn't have much freedom. This time I'll have more wandering capabilities.

    Main caveat: I probably won't be able to wander too far off the strip area. I'll be at the MGM Grand, which is on the south end of things.

    So what's some good stuff to do in the area?

    I've looked into going to Ed Roman's store, but that's about 15 miles away. Unless I want to fork over some cab fare, I won't be going there.
  2. gamble?

    I don't, but it seems like your other option is getting married.

    I think I'd pick gambling out of those two....
  3. nataku


    Jun 21, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    unless you plan on spending more than a few hours there, ed romans is not worth it. the cab ride for me was like $20, i only got to stay for about an hour (not enough time to try out many things, what with the meddling employees and all :scowl: ). plus, theres no major casinos around, so that means walking about 10 minutes to get to the nearest place with cabs, or calling the cab place and waiting over 45 minutes for one to come. dont get me wrong, if there werent so many annoying employees there, ed romans would be a frickin' sweet place. its mostly guitars, but they have an alright selection of basses too. i got to play my ex-dream bass (a bolin 4 string), and a few american fenders, but not much else.

  4. If I knew I could get away with it, I would.

    Keep in mind I'm only 18.

    All else fails - call up some hookers! Ha, just kidding.

    (or am i?)
  5. well, it's regulated, right?

    I don't know....

    I drove through there on the way to cali once, but didn't make any stops there.

    my Mom got married there a few months back, though....
  6. Play in the arcades?

    I seem to remember the casinos having amazing arcades, but that was years ago...
  7. Don't stay at the Tangiers, if CSI is anything to go by.
  8. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    if your bro just turned 21, dont bother gambling.

    hit up the nudie bars.

    spearmint rhino is really good. ive been to a few others, but i dont remember the names...
  9. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    Oh, geez.

    You could EASILY spend three days just walking around gawking, eating and doing nothing else!

    There are nudie bars everywhere. Don't bother. Why do something in Vegas you can do at home?

    Vegas is like Disney World for adults. Only it's much, much bigger.

    Some of the shows are unique or near-unique...expensive but VERY MUCH worth it. Blue Man Group is very cool (didn't see them in Vegas, but I caught the NY show and it was amazing). Cirque du Soleil is also very cool.

    Even the free stuff is worth checking out, like the naval battle they stage outside the pirate-themed casino (can't remember the name...across from the Venetian).
  10. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Indoor skydiving. No, you don't plummet inside a tall building, you float in what is essentially a vertical wind tunnel. It's on the street that goes between the convention center and the strip, almost across from the Debbie Reynolds Hotel (formerly the Paddlewheel).

    Blue Man Group. I remember when they were a small off-Broadway act in NYC, and I wish I'd seen them then.
  11. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    They're still a small off-Broadway show.

    Actually, there is no one single "Blue Man Group." There are several shows running simultaneously in various parts of the world, and each show has rotating personnel. Not surprising...it's very demanding stuff.

    Cirque du Soleil is similar, in that there is no one single show.
  12. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    I should've said "when they were just a small off-Broadway show," when their ads ran in the back of the Village Voice, and the tickets weren't expensive … ;)
  13. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    There's a rollercoaster atop the Stratosphere. That would be fun.
  14. Thanks for the help guys.

    BTW, does anybody know of the better 18+ clubs to be found?
  15. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    go see if gunnar is still alive.

  16. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    You've been kind of quiet lately, Gia.
  17. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001

  18. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    What?!? Where in the world did you hear that? You must have misread the map because Ed Roman is about .5 miles (or less) from the MGM.

    You're already on Tropicana. Go west over I-15 (about 1/4 mile from MGM) and take your first right at Industrial. Ed Romans is about 1/4 to 1/2 mile up (north) on your left. You can't miss it.