Wanted: Vegas Travel Tips

My travel schedule has me plunking down in Las Vegas this week with 24 hours to kill. I’m looking for advice: what should I do?

I’ve been to Vegas probably 8 or 10 times in the last 5 years, but it’s always been for one kind of work or another, and I’ve never had much free time. I often don’t even leave the hotel. While blackjack is okay (see here) and we had fun writing about the Caesars Palace sportsbook (see here), that stuff gets old fast for me.

The best time I ever had was writing about the Jews of Vegas. (Among other things, I got to talk with Mayor Oscar Goodman.) But that’s been done.

So I’m asking you: what are some interesting, unusual, worthwhile things to do in Vegas?

Keep it legal, people. And thanks for the help.

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  1. jen_chan, writer SureFireWealth.com says:

    Well, you can go and check out the animals they have there. Surprisingly, Vegas has a lot of aquariums and animal habitats. I don’t know if you would find it interesting but it should be different from seeing the same old people and the same old neon lights, right? You can check this site out and browse for yourself. http://www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/play/attractions

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  2. jen_chan, writer SureFireWealth.com says:

    Well, you can go and check out the animals they have there. Surprisingly, Vegas has a lot of aquariums and animal habitats. I don’t know if you would find it interesting but it should be different from seeing the same old people and the same old neon lights, right? You can check this site out and browse for yourself. http://www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/play/attractions

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  3. Jess says:

    The Liberace museum, while it badly needs a new curator and some paid staff, is a worthwhile thing to see. And, of course, there’s the Star Trek Experience, fun even if you’re not a Trekkie (but nigh-spiritual if you are).

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  4. Jess says:

    The Liberace museum, while it badly needs a new curator and some paid staff, is a worthwhile thing to see. And, of course, there’s the Star Trek Experience, fun even if you’re not a Trekkie (but nigh-spiritual if you are).

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  5. Geoffrey says:

    If you’ve been to Vegas that many times, you know that there’s nothing worthwhile to do there other than drinking, dining, gambling and sex. OK maybe Cirque du Soliel.

    Although, if you’re into biking, how about mountain biking in the desert or the Red Rocks?

    http://www.lasvegascyclery.com/tours_rentals/mountain_bike_day_tours.htm#

    http://www.looktours.com/red-rock-canyon-bicycle-tour.html

    If you’re looking for nightlife, try Tryst at the Wynn or Light at the Bellagio. I’m not even going to comment on all the fun you might have at the Spearmint Rhino. Good luck!

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  6. Geoffrey says:

    If you’ve been to Vegas that many times, you know that there’s nothing worthwhile to do there other than drinking, dining, gambling and sex. OK maybe Cirque du Soliel.

    Although, if you’re into biking, how about mountain biking in the desert or the Red Rocks?

    http://www.lasvegascyclery.com/tours_rentals/mountain_bike_day_tours.htm#

    http://www.looktours.com/red-rock-canyon-bicycle-tour.html

    If you’re looking for nightlife, try Tryst at the Wynn or Light at the Bellagio. I’m not even going to comment on all the fun you might have at the Spearmint Rhino. Good luck!

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  7. discordian says:

    see Penn & Teller.
    Definately worth while.
    And then see if they’ll do a Q&A.

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  8. discordian says:

    see Penn & Teller.
    Definately worth while.
    And then see if they’ll do a Q&A.

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