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1. Posted by ShelleyH (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

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Me and a few friends are going to LAs Vegas for 5 days in March and am looking for some tips??

REally want to see the Grand Canyon so any trip hints would be appreciated.... xxx

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

You have a wide range of choices for the Grand Canyon. The cheapest way would be to rent a car and drive. Figure about 5 hours. Driving gives you more flexibility on how long you want to stay, what you want to see besides the GC. You can easily add some sightseeing on the way or back to LV. Historic Route 66 is one example. Next cheapest would be a bus tour. You also have flights that leave almost hourly from Vegas. Helicopter tours are also an option. All these options are much more expensive per person than driving to the GC.

Send me a PM if you have any Vegas questions.

3. Posted by ShelleyH (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

Thanks Mike

Im not very computer friendly so cant work out how to send you a PM... lol

Have you any advice on things to steer clear of in Vegas.... Keep hearing alot about tourist traps and dont want to fall into them. Only there for 5 days so want to jam alot in!!

Love the idea of driving down route 66. :-)

4. Posted by stepheddy (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hi Shelley

if you decide to see any shows or party in the night clubs DO NOT buy from the guys on the street - total scam and most places wont accept the tickets anyway.

Have a lovely time :)

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1997 posts) 5y

Quoting ShelleyH

Im not very computer friendly so cant work out how to send you a PM

Very easy to send a PM - just click on anyone's username, and then on the "send message" button

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Mar-2011, at 11:11 by Daawgon ]

6. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

I just sent you a PM. Top right, look for 'my messages'. Click on that and read your PM. Then hit 'reply' to answer. We will make you a TP veteran yet!

7. Posted by jim11 (Inactive 1 posts) 5y

Las Vegas is perfect destination for enjoyment and i like -snip-.There is more fun and enjoyment.

Moderator comment: I have removed the link because this was a promotional (spam) post. But, since the original poster does mention this (now inactive) member's username in her reply, removing this whole post would make Shelley's response afterwards confusing to others.

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

8. Posted by ShelleyH (Budding Member 4 posts) 5y

stepheddy - Thanks for the advice were steer clear :-)

Daawgon & vegasmike6 - Il get the hang of this yet.... Thank you

jim11 - That Party looks amazing!!!! However we are over 8th to 13th March so its not open :-( do you know of any other partys that fall in the dates we are there????

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2011, at 03:09 by ShelleyH ]

9. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 5y

Well, if you are going to be there at that time, you'll be arriving in the middle of Spring Break--and Las Vegas has been working hard to promote itself as "THE" Spring Break location.

I don't want to give promos either, but it's hard to give you intro on parties without at least mentioning when and where they are at. For example, I happen to know that MTV is having a lot of celebrity at their weeklong parties over at the Palms (think celebrities like Pitbull (who is featured in both Usher's and Jennifer Lopez's last videos), Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, and Jason Derulo. Paris Las Vegas Hotel is having a special party on Friday March 11th at their nightclub (Chateau). And places like Rockhouse Bar and Luxor Hotel are having specials for the entire month. And I expect most of the other large hotels like Caesar's and te Mirage and the Wynn and the Venician and the Hard Rock probably also offering great, cheap specials all month.

I know this because I've been mailed fliers from lots of places personally--and because my son has already booked Spring Break in Las Vegas with his girlfriend (whose college takes their Spring Break a couple of weeks later than most colleges, from March 18th through the 25th)--and he got a fantastically cheap deal for those dates at one of the new places at City Centre.


10. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 5y

Forgot to mention. Because it is spring break, they will be having some top acts in town during March. Here are a few of the main ones:

Concerts and Headliners

David Copperfield
Mar. 1-9

Bill Engvall (southern style comedy--very funny)
Mar. 3-4

Andrew Dice Clay
Mar. 3-5

The Alan Parsons Project
Mar. 4

Tim Allen
Mar. 4-5

Michael Waltrip's Comedy Garage
Mar. 4-5

Eric Clapton
Mar. 5

Nick Cannon
Mar. 5

Uncle Kracker
Mar. 5

Snoop Dogg
Mar. 5

Roy Clark
Mar. 4

Marshall Tucker Band
Mar. 5-6

The Osmonds
Mar. 5-6

Kenny G.
Mar. 10-12

Tim Allen
Mar. 11-12

Wanda Sykes
Mar. 11-12

Disturbed & Korn
Mar. 12

Cotto vs. Mayorga (boxing match)
Mar. 12

Huey Lewis & The News
Mar. 12

Richard Marx
Mar. 12-13

Celine Dion
Mar. 15-16-19-20-22-23-25-26

David Copperfield
Mar. 17-31

Flogging Molly (note that Mar 17 is St. Patrick's Day)
Mar. 18

Mar. 18

Al Stewart
Mar. 18

Jay Leno
Mar. 18-19

David Spade
Mar. 18-19

Barry Manilow
Mar. 18-20 and 25-27

Bon Jovi
Mar. 19

Doug Stanhope (a really great comedian who does some absolutely hilarious routines)
Mar. 19

Regis Philbin
Mar. 19

Don Rickles
Mar. 19-20

Brad Garrett (from the TV show, Everybody loves Ray)
Mar. 22-24

Lady Gaga
Mar. 25

Whoopi Goldberg
Mar. 25

Garth Brooks
Mar. 25-26

Ray Romano
Mar. 25-26

Barry Manilow
Mar. 25-27

Steven Wright (unusual comedian)
Mar. 26-27

The Pink Floyd Experience ;--note--not the actual Pink Floyd, but a tribute to their music Mar. 27


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