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  1. HairyAss

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    My wife and I will be in Vegas for a few days soon. I’m looking for ideas - shows, restaurants, outings. Neither of us are into guns or cars. I’ll have already been there for 5 days for work so a day trip somewhere might be in order. On the show front, anything that’s a must see that flies under the radar? On the restaurant front, looking for something nice - still debating Roubichon, but not sure the $$ are worth it - we’ve done Michelin started restaurants before.
     
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    Oh, and we arrive just as the NHL season ends and just before the playoffs start so that isn’t on the table unfortunately!
     
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    ya that an awesome show
     
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    Take a drive to Red Rock Canyon or Valley of Fire. I think Valley of Fire is a bit more impressive, but they are both incredible. Hoover Dam is also great and you can fit that into a trip to Valley of Fire.

    For shows, I've seen most of them. Anything Cirque is good, except Zumanity. It was ok, but I think because of the nudity, the calibre of acrobat declines. The best ones are O, Ka, Mystere. Jerry Seinfeld is doing regular Friday and Saturday night shows at Caesars.

    PS - typing this from Vegas. lol
     
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    Thanks. I have Valley of Fire on the list and think I'll need it just to get out of the craziness for a bit.
     
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    Was down in the fall and hockey tickets were not cheap. The team is doing well and is popular. The concierge at our resort told us he could get us 4 tickets in the lower bowl for only $2600 US. We passed on that

    If you want to shop I'd recommend the outlet mall on the north side of the strip.

    I agree that the Cirque shows are great. We saw Terry Fator at the Mirage a few years back and really enjoyed that. We saw Nathan Burton's magic show in the fall. For $20 it was well worth it and he does 4pm shows so you have the evening to do something else
     
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    I saw Elton John live at Wembley arena in London a few years ago. Won the tickets off the radio. Great up listening to him. Once in lifetime opportunity, highly recommend seeing him before he retires.
     
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    My wife and I were there a few years back and really enjoyed the Beatles Love Cirque show at the Mirage. We checked out the Grand Canyon and the Hover Dam both of which were pretty amazing. We also checked out the Mob Museum which was kind of a cool little spot to kill a couple hours if you're into learning about what really launched Vegas in the first place.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Made it to The Valley of Fire and it was great. Lots of short hikes taking you through some amazing rock formations - can definitely see why so many movies and TV episodes (especially Star Trek) were filmed there. Came back with shoes full of red sand - just like visiting PEI. We took in “O” and Absinthe. Both were great, but only take in Absinthe if you enjoy raunchy comedy. It was funny watching some of the older folks in the crowd getting offended. We ended up at Momofuku for supper one night - best meal we had, highly recommend it. It was a last minute choice but so glad we went. We also went to Picasso which was excellent but not sure it was worth the price tag. It was cool sitting at water level next to the Bellagio Fountains, though.

    Oh - we stayed at Vdara. Great hotel - no smoking, no casino, only a short walk to the strip.
     
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    Going back to Vegas for the 5th time this year on sunday. Kill me now
     
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    Yep, definitely not somewhere you want to spend too much time. I was glad we did the Valley of Fire to break up the week.
     

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