Vegas Shows and Restaurants
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2013 4:06 AM Last Post By: Maxineh
Jan 6, 2013 6:17 PM
Vegas Shows and RestaurantsHi All,
I'll be heading to Vegas Jan 22-25 and was hoping that you can provide some advice on shows to see. I've already booked tickets to see Cirque du Soleil O, so any non-Cirque suggestions would be welcome. Are there any shows (comedy, magic, etc) that you've loved? Is Blue Man Group worth the $125?
I also would love restaurant suggestions. Looking to spend less than $100/person, for 'contemporary' (not 'fine') dining. We are staying at the Monte Carlo, but are open to dining at any other hotels. Would prefer non-Asian food. Anything stick out in your mind? There are so many suggestions, it's a bit overwhelming!
Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
Jan 7, 2013 3:14 AM
Jan 7, 2013 6:23 AM
Jan 7, 2013 11:30 AM
3TripAdvisor has a list of shows and other Vegas attractions, listed in order by top rated by other travelers. This will probably be more helpful than an opinion of only a couple of people here who may or may not have the same interests as you. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g45963-Activities-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
I wouldn't see Blue Man in Vegas if only because that show is not unique to Vegas. You can see it in several other cities. I would try to see something that you can't necessarily see elsewhere.
Chowhound.com is the best place to look for recommended restaurants. Yelp.com is also decent where you can sort by best reviewed, price range, type of food, etc.
Jan 7, 2013 11:35 AM
Seriously, BOOMER1, do you actually know someone who hated Blue Man?
OP, all of the BIG NAME shows on The Strip are "worth the money" to most people. They wouldn't play to sell-out crowds year after year, if they weren't.
Finding restaurants in Las Vegas that charge less than $100/meal/person is not hard. A lot of the price will depend on how much you drink with your meal. All of the big resorts have a variety of restaurants catering to all palettes and budgets. Numerous rating sites on the web can help. Most of the restaurants publish menus on the internet.
Places I like (I was just out there over New Years):
Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York
Vintner Grill off The Strip
Stacks at Mirage
Hugo's Cellar at 4 Queens on Fremont Street
In Las Vegas, even “Fine Dining” tends to be an informal affair.
Have a great time.
Jan 7, 2013 11:53 AM
5We saw "O" in October and it was wonderful. After the show we has a great meal at the French restaurant on the street side of Paris Paris.
Jan 7, 2013 2:55 PM
Jan 7, 2013 3:31 PM
Jan 18, 2013 4:06 AM
8I would recommend Absynthe if it is still on - was playing in the Spiegeltent located in front of Caesars Palace. it's a cabaret show with the most amazing acrobats and circus style performers in the tiniest space that only enhances the dram of it all. Not expensive either, especially if you purchace via Halftix
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