Every day, we scour social media and blogs to find the best trip reports from among the Vegas-obsessed community (if you’re reading this, congratulations — you’re a member of the club). Below are the best reports from those who agreed to participate in March and April 2023! Got something to say? Contact us to submit your own stories for potential publication.

Elizabeth S.

Trip report March 19-24.  

Sadly, we got back late Friday night from five days in Las Vegas. We had a standard king room in the north tower at Four Queens for the whole week. It was on the 12th floor facing Fremont Street, 3 floors above the LED features and it was quite loud as we were warned it would be. We tend to stay out late and party too hard so we slept through it pretty easily.  But it was loud.  Really nice and clean. 

We were also told no housekeeping would come in unless we requested it. They did not clean, but we had them change towels and dump the trash.

This was our first time spending the majority of the trip downtown and we loved it!  We explored all the casinos, enjoyed meals at Whiskey Licker Up, Evel Pie, Triple 7 Brewery, and we had the Tony Roma steak and lobster special twice. The steak was so so both times but the lobster was fantastic!  Loved sitting at the rotating bar at Whiskey Licker Up! We did a late lunch there and sat for two hours people watching, meeting other patrons and enjoying some good local beers.

Slots were decent downtown, we came out a few hundred ahead all said and done, can’t complain! I also really enjoyed the $5 Blackjack games and $5 Three Card Poker at the Grand. It’s not fun betting big hands for me, the cheap games are less stressful. That said, we did have the $25 match play with our boarding passes at El Cortez (came out $25 ahead) and the $100 new player and boarding pass match play at The D. We won $50 off our hundred bet on that one. Otherwise we are low dollar gamblers. Can’t lose big if you don’t bet big!

The people watching is fantastic downtown.  I was sad to see so many obviously homeless folks, picking through garbage cans and sleeping on the sidewalks. There’s only so much you can do about it, and it’s real life in all big cities — specially where it’s easier to live that way like LV would be. Security was all around and made sure there were no hassles that we encountered.

We walked Monday morning from downtown to Gold and Silver Pawn, then all the way down to the Strat. We wanted to have lunch at the restaurant at the top but it’s now $20 a person just to go up. We grabbed the free bus back that loops to downtown. Next trip, we will spend time in the Arts District.

We had two nights comped at Luxor, so we kept the room at 4Q and spent two days at Luxor for a Strip base. We walked all the way up to Wynn, spent most the afternoon and evening Linq and north. Next time, we’ll just book mid-strip like we usually do. We never stayed south strip before and feel we wore that area out in a day.

Got to see a Mirage volcano show, the new installation at Bellagio’s conservatory, and enjoyed quite a few comped chocolate martinis at Wynn and Cosmo.

We bought the $25 stageside seats for Mad Apple at NY NY and really enjoyed it. It’s not your normal Cirque show, but very good nonetheless. Also enjoyed the dueling pianos there while waiting for the 9:30 show.

View from stage seats at Mad Apple Las Vegas

We spent the last night back downtown and it felt like coming home. The collection of people, sounds, smells and lights make it such a unique and energizing experience. 

Over the week, we walked 48 miles each, literally drank gallons of alcohol and laughed so much our sides hurt!  We are already looking at booking another trip soon!

Lilian V.

My husband and I had two nights comped for the Park MGM via MyVEGAS rewards. We decided to go Wednesday & Thursday to celebrate our 13th anniversary.

We usually go with a big group, but just being us two, we were able to cover a lot of ground in the day and a half we were there. We arrived around 1pm on Wednesday.

Wednesday:

Golden Tiki : We loved the vibe and the drinks were affordable for being specialty drinks. Service was amazing & the bartenders were very attentive. The wallpaper in the bathroom was also fun . The dole whip with rum was very strong and worth it!

 

Dole Whip at Golden Tiki Las Vegas

 

Blondies: We went for happy hour since it’s all you can drink for $20 from 3pm-6pm but hubby and I are mostly beer drinkers so we didn’t end up taking that offer since their only beer option for that promotion was Rolling Rock. We got a bucket of Modelos for $40.

Beer Park: The drinks were not cheap but the service and view was amazing! We sat at the bar and our server was attentive and personable. We got a beer flight for $20 & they had a great selection of craft beer.

Fremont Street: We got some beers at the ABC store and watched the Tony Marques band which we love to see every time we come. It’s free & they are such a good band that play rock and country covers. Even got a guitar pick!

White Castle: Cheap & good food to soak up all the alcohol.

Thursday:

Pepper Club: We drove to the arts district to go to the Pepper Club brunch. The staff was very friendly but they did sit us in a weird section that was completely exposed to the sun. I asked if we could be moved to another table that was shaded but they couldn’t accommodate the request, even though the tables were empty and nobody sat there the remainder of the time we were there. We did have a reservation also, so we were not walk-ins. Regardless, the food was great and our waitress was bubbly & nice. Not cheap, but worth it if you like Instagram worthy food & ambiance. My husband got the Ube French Toast & I got a Turkey sandwich with tomato soup. I also got a glitter mimosa.

 

Ube French Toast at Pepper Club Las Vegas

Bellagio Conservatory: We took the free tram from Park MGM to Bellagio. The conservatory was absolutely beautiful and smelled amazing.

Tom’s Urban (now Tom’s Watch Bar): We got the Buy-1-Get-1 Toms size beers from the MyVEGAS rewards. We also got the free chips and queso for signing up for their rewards program via email.

Top Golf: It’s so expensive if it’s just 2 people, but we love to play so it’s always worth the wait and price for us. I believe it was $78/hour. Definitely worth it if you go with more people since one bay accommodates up to 6 players. Their mixed drinks were ok but we ended up getting a pitcher of beer for about $35.

Oshea’s: We were finally able to try the Frozen Baileys! So yummy. Tasted like a Wendy’s frosty.

Coyote Ugly(NYNY): Cover was $10 and all mixed drinks were $15. They were very strong so we got 1 to share, then ordered beers. The girls were very entertaining and kept the crowd going. Free shots for anyone who they invite to go up and dance on their bar!

Sirrico’s Pizza (NYNY): They have a combo deal for $10 that includes a slice of pizza and a beer. Pizza was pretty good!

Overall, we had a great time & we were able to find some good deals thanks to this group, especially having our rooms comped!

Lisa T.

WOW… 

I had an amazing birthday in Las Vegas! Thank you for all the tips and advice.

We stayed at Caesars Palace – Palace Tower 2 queen bedroom with pool view.

No complaints about the room — very clean and spacious and the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. But… 

Do Not Touch the Mini Bar!!!

Eating

  • Snack food at Forum Food Hall at Caesars (Late night hunger)
  • Bobby’s Burgers — Burgers and fries were good.
  • Difara Pizza — Slice Pizza and Meatballs were very good.
  • Cafe Americano (open 24 Hours) — Good food and service.
  • Bacchanal Buffet — Huge Restaurant, great for seafood and meat, but not such a good choice for desert. However, the server at the ice cream counter was great and super friendly.
  • Take away breakfast from Dominique Ansel — Pastries were very fresh and tasty.
  • Birthday Drinks at Vista Cocktail Lounge — relaxing atmosphere

We really enjoyed all aspects of Caesars, lots of interesting things to see.

More Food…

  • Lunch at Oceans One — very busy but you were seated very quickly. Great Service, budget food but it was good. Buffalo chicken wrap with fries and a Frozen Mango Margaritta. Half pound sirloin burger with fries, we also had the calamari which, was just not done to our liking.
  • Breakfast at the Hard Rock Cafe — unlimited mimosa was a winner, all-American eggs with sausage, fried potato and English muffin, chicken and waffles, all good.
  • Birthday dinner at Oscars Steakhouse — What an amazing place, an old style restaurant, bar and serving staff were fabulous, Our waiter answered our questions and gave advice on which steak to have. It was delicious, the best steak we have eaten in a long time, I had the Sally`s 14oz New York Strip with mash potato and my husband had the Oscar’s 24oz Bone In Rib Eye with Fries, we shared the Broccoli and the butter-poached lobster tail which was so tasty! The waiter brought out a surprise birthday dessert for us to share — nice touch. This was worth every penny!!
  • Siegal`s BAGELMANIA — Once again super friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble, very clean restaurant. The Big Perm on a plain bagel and classic pastrami on rye. Well worth a visit.
  • Jessie Rae`s BBQ (we took an uber for $12). The BBQ meat was very tasty and tender, we ordered the McDowell’s McRib, brisket & pork spare ribs with slaw & mashed potatoes.

 

Places we visited…

  • Las Vegas sign (9am in the morning took an uber)
  • Bellagio conservatory and fountains
  • Mirage volcano Show
  • Michael Jackson ONE show
  • Big Elvis at Harrah’s Piano Bar

Big Elvis at Harrah's Piano Bar Las Vegas

  • STRAT Observation Deck
  • Grand Canyon by helicopter (Maverick)
  • Coke Cola and M&M`s stores
  • Ross Dress for Less – Great bargains on clothes, shoes, handbags and much more.
  • We walked the strip — First from the Welcome to Vegas Sign back to Caesars Palace — visiting Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Aira, Cosmopolitan & Bellagio. Secondly, from Caesars to the Strat — visiting Flamingo, The LINQ, Harrah’s, Venetian, Mirage, Circus Circus, Sahara.
  • Fremont Street in the evening — very busy, great atmosphere and we tried out the slots in the Golden Nugget (No Big Win!)

The Uber app is so easy to use and not a bad price. We had an amazing time and can’t wait to come back!