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Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

South Portland...
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Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

My husband and I are heading to LV next weekend for 3 nights. We have been often and seen most shows and tried a lot of different restaurants. Not big gamblers or drinkers and we are looking for something to do Saturday night that we may never have thought of. Friday night we are seeing O, since that is the only Cirque we have not seen. We are kicking around maybe another show but any recommendations are welcome. Staying at Caesar's Palace so very central, no car. Art exhibit? Shopping that we may have missed before?

North Cape May, Nj
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1. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

Walk over to the Mirage. Have dinner at Kokomo's. Go to see Terry Fator after dinner. Great show.

London, United...
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2. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

Have you eaten at Fix or Olives? What about Cut at Palazzo, IMO best steak restaurant in Vegas.

Jersey
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3. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

Go explore the Comopolitan- and I do mean "explore." It is new, unique, fun and quirky. It is like no other casino I have been to before and I have seen many hotels come and go in the 20+ years I have been going to Vegas. There are interesting thing to see/ do no matter what hallway you walk down or what corner you turn- lots of interesting sculpture, photos, pinball machines, pool tables, telescope, original art vending machines, a pillar with info on flights departing/arriving at McCarran that day, etc. I even found a hidden stack of old 45 records! Be sure to hit the second and third floors and explore both towers. You can spend a good chunk of time there even if you don't gamble or drink much.

Once you are at the Cosmo- do have a drink at the Chandelier Bar(even a non- alcholic one) - it is eye-popping (three floors). The Wicked Spoon buffet is getting very good reviews, but you can at least get a slice of pizza at its PIzza Joint With No Name- another quirky feature. It is down a narrow hallway next to Jaleo (third floor) no sign/no name. The hallway is lined with old album covers. And the pizza is good. There are other nice restaurants -most on the third floor.

If you are looking for a nice art exhibit- go to the Chahuly Gallery (free) at CCenter (which is right next to the Cosmo-I think there is a bridge connecting them). It is between Aria and MO. They have some fabulous pieces there and they have a continuous video showing him at his studios designing/supervising his works being made. It is a very nice gallery, even if you aren't a big fan of his works.

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You can then pop into the gallery next door- the Richard MacDonald Gallery.

You can get a map of all the art objects at CCenter at the consierge desk at the Aria- in case you haven't seen all the pieces displayed in the whole complex.

Orange, California
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4. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

Check out the Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Art. Runs about 15 bucks. It is a small exhibit. Takes anywhere from 45-90 minutes, depending on size of display. Self guided audio tour. AAA discount. More info on Bellagio website.

Edited: 20 February 2011, 20:26
minnesota
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5. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

thanks for this report on the Cosmo. It will be first on our list in April!

South Portland...
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6. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

Thanks! We had talked over Terry Fator and I had looked at Cosmo and City Center since we have not walked thru them yet. We might just head south from CP and hit both of them, find a place to eat and have a drink (we do drink just not into the whole down large quantities, club stuff. Or carry it around our necks down the Strip!)

Can any recommend a nice wine bar?

DC/NOVA
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7. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

Have you seen Human Nature? We went with a group of 12 (mix of 20 somethings up to 70) and everyone loved it. Fun show and not terribly expensive. Just ignore the fact that it is at the Imperial Palace.

Christoval
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8. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

Wine Bar! The best I've tried is at Mandalay Bay, way in the back, down the hall from the steakhouse, sorry can't remember the name, Aureol, or something like that.

Corvallis, Oregon
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9. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

You could visit RC Farms up in North Las Vegas

Diamond Bar...
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10. Re: Something we would never think of doing inLas Vegas

I second vp03's suggestion to explore the Cosmopolitan. Stop by the concierge desk and inquire if they are still offering tours of the rooms, pools, etc... When I was there a few weeks back the times were at 11am and 5pm. Pick up an Identity players card and go over to the Queue Bar and play a little VP. Maybe you'll hit a royal just like NYgreg did.