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11. Posted by greeners29 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Thank you all for the advice.

Hells bells

Looking to do this

http://www.lasvegasgrandcanyontour.com/COMBO-gc-w-rim-heli-boat-bus-plus-strip.php

any idea how much that would be booking in vegas? I have heard different stories about booking before and after.

Itraveller

What was it about the grand canyon you didnt like? For me its a must do.

12. Posted by Borisborough (Respected Member 430 posts) 2y

Congratulations on your up-and-coming wedding! :)

We went to Las Vegas about ten years ago and unfortunately hated the city itself - but that's just a personal thing. We toured round the area and found the National Parks (Grand Canyon and, further afield, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce, Zion, Death Valley) and Monument Valley absolutely breathtaking. But again, it's a very personal thing - if you like the gambling palaces and the all-you-can eat buffets, you'll love LV. If you like walking through some of the best natural scenery in America, the National Parks will suit. Either way, enjoy!

13. Posted by Kayels (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

I've been to Vegas a few times and love it. I'm not a gambler (only once did I play the 5 cent pokies) - but wandering through the casinos was so interesting and there are lots of shows and entertainment on offer. Cirque du Soleil have a number of permanent shows in Vegas and I got to three of them - they are amazing. A friend went last year and I told her she had to go and see 'O' and she said she wasn't a fan of Cirque. Well, she and her husband ended up going and she still raves about it. If there is a show you really want to go and see - book as soon as you can otherwise you many not get tickets. If you want don't have anything specific in mind try booking in Vegas. I did that for a couple of shows.

Definitely get to the Grand Canyon and take a flight over it if you are able to. It really gives a different perspective on it. When I was there it had snowed and the canyon looked so beautiful.

14. Posted by greeners29 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

Well, I think we have sorted our must do list for Vegas.

Things we are doing will include

Day 1

I imagine it will take us a couple of hours to get through security and customs ( we land at 2-30pm), so day 1 will incorporate walking the strip and also the freemont experience (if we get that far).

Day 2

Going to go to a shooting range and shoot some guns, I have never done this before and so it is a must. The rest of the day will include
....the strip (including rollercoaters) shows, hotels and getting our marriage licence.

Day 3

Its the grand canyon on this day. Not sure what excursion it will be yet and if a full day or half day but when back it will be more of the strip and or a mall (which would be the best one to go to?).

Day 4

We are hiring a car and will bve meeting the wedding wagon at Redrock canyon to be married. We will then have a day to just drive. Going to head to Valley of fire (via Nellis airforce base) and then onto the Hoover dam before heading back to Vegas and maybe catching another show or just doing the strip.

Day 5

We fly home but not til 4-30pm. Not sure how early we are required to be at the airport but we will get at least the morning and maybe a couple of hours in the afternoon to catch anything we have missed or to do something again.

Mike I will be in touch nearing the time to see what is happening and what you can hook us up with (if thats ok).

I will be looking to buy a laptop and a Nexus tablet while in Vegas (as its a damn sight cheaper than buying in the UK), where would be the best place to do this????

[ Edit: Edited on 17-Oct-2013, at 13:07 by greeners29 ]

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

greeners29,
Domestic flights I would allow 1 to 1.5 hours. International flights, 2 hours. Our new Terminal 3 is new & huge, check in plus TSA screening goes very smoothly.

Contact me a few days before arrival and I will see what I can get for free. Either Fry's Electronics, Wal Mart or Best Buy for your laptop. Jens & Anders bought quite a bit of stuff before they flew home. Had to buy another suitcase to get it all in! Apparently our prices were a bargain compared to Denmark.

16. Posted by dovertime (Budding Member 7 posts) 2y

You have to get burgers at Holsteins inside the Cosmopolitan! They're amazing!

Walk around the strip!

Hang by the pool.

Go shopping.

Vegas has something for everyone and you won't get bored!

For cheap stays consider the M Life hotels and credit your stay to a Hyatt account. Hyatt has amazing value and the Vegas hotels earn great points!

17. Posted by greeners29 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

I'm not sure I would want to be in the pool in February but i'll give anything a try, lol.

Is there a NFL shop in Vegas where I can get a packers Jersey and roughly, how much would it cost?

18. Posted by greeners29 (Budding Member 23 posts) 2y

@vegasmike

Some things seem to be a lot cheaper in the US and others not. Looks like I will be doing a bit of research before I go.

Can you recommend

A- A shooting range that is good value

and

B- A Grand Canyon tour firm. Looking to do the helicopter out and spend the day there.

Thanks

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

Quoting greeners29

I'm not sure I would want to be in the pool in February but i'll give anything a try, lol.
Is there a NFL shop in Vegas where I can get a packers Jersey and roughly, how much would it cost?

Of course we have NFL Shops. As you may know, any official licensed NFL products will cost the same no matter where you buy it. A replica Packer game style jersey is $100 in the NFL stores or online. Kohls did have some Packer fleece type jersey & hoodies for around $50.

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

Quoting greeners29

@vegasmike
Can you recommend
A shooting range that is good value

I checked around and The Gun Store has the best prices. A few miles off the Strip, but you can shoot automatic weapons for around $50-60. I took Anders & Jens there a few years ago. My blog has the details.

A Grand Canyon tour firm. Looking to do the helicopter out and spend the day there.

I called and the helicopter tours are for the West Rim, Skywalk area. Nobody flies helicopters to the South Rim from Vegas. Too far. You can fly an airplane there and take a helicopter tour, or take the bus and then a helicopter tour. Hope that helps.

Thanks