Date of Trip: September 2005
Plane & Hotel
Took my 25-year old daughter to Las Vegas. First trip for both of us. Flew Continental non-stop out of Newark, NJ and had a great flight. Food was normal, not good, not bad. Beverages aplenty.
My daughter chose Caesar’s Palace for our stay. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT. When we checked in, I was told that for $100 more a night, they would put us in the new tower (I had booked a deluxe room). I told them no thank you. Then they offered to put us in a newer remodeled section for $50 more a night. I had already paid $800 for 5 nights so again, I refused. When we got to our room (closet?) it was terrible. View was of a blank wall. Room was very small with two regular double beds. We were constantly walking into things.
Went to “Tony & Tina’s Wedding” in the Rio. Great audience participation. Lots of fun. Dinner included (passable). Also saw “Legends in Concert” at the Imperial Palace. Great show, but couldn’t get a waitress to order drinks. Also, they change the performers so you never know who you will see on a given night. But still worth the price.
Since it was our first trip, we did a lot of walking into as many hotels as we could. We were really disappointed. Almost every attraction had a charge. And some, like the Gondola ride, was very expensive. Here are some thoughts about the few other attractions we took in.
Freemont Street – Great laser light show and the seafood buffet at the 3 Queens was fantastic.
Grand Canyon – Since I don’t expect to go back that way, we took the bus ride to the Grand Canyon. Absolutely beautiful. However, it is a very LONG ride. If you’re not afraid of helicopters like I am, take one. That would be the best way to go to the Canyon.
I’ll stick with Atlantic City for gambling. Closer. No other reason to go back to Vegas!!