Posted by: cj | November 20, 2008

Top threes in Vegas hotspots

Vegas, Vegas, Vegas. In an oasis brimming with decadence and thousands of choices in entertainment, lodging, dining and partying, how do you choose where to go? Try starting with these top threes in places to stay, party, eat…and the best place to grab a drink.

Top Three Places to stay:

  1. The Venetian: No expenses were spared when constructing this behemoth of a resort, which features a huge shopping complex, several swimming pools, a myriad of award winning restaurants, and a canal complete with gondolas to follow up on the Venice theme. All 7,128 rooms at the Venetian are suites, each with its own living room, bathrooms, and a number of high definition TVs. The resort is located on the strip, close enough to most of the other major resorts.
  2. Caesars Palace: While its basic guest rooms are nowhere as extravagant that of the Venetian, it makes up for it through its various amenities, including what seems like a mile of shopping in the Forum Shops. Caesars is also a popular destination for sporting events and concerts.
  3. The Bellagio: Located in the center of the Strip, the Bellagio is the center of action in Vegas. Location is one thing, but there’s nothing like a view of the strip as well as a huge water show from the comfort of your own room.
Top Three Night Clubs:

  1. Tao: Located in the Venetian, this Oriental-themed club easily tops the list with great music and great décor. Need air? Adjacent to the dance floor is an outdoor patio with a breathtaking view of the Strip. Not enough? Try the Tao Beach, the open-air second level of the club with swimming pools and more music. Here’s a tip from a guy friend: Don’t take pictures of the nearly naked girls lounging in the tubs or beds—or rather, don’t let the bouncers catch you (he learned the hard way).
    On the dancefloor surrounding Trysts waterfall.

    On the dancefloor surrounding Tryst's waterfall.

  2. Tryst: Tryst offers a tropical getaway for those who want to get away from the boring setups of most other nightclubs. Palm trees, bikini-clad servers, and a tropic waterfall are all part of the norm here.
  3. Rain: This Palms’ nightclub puts on a show with special effects utilizing fire and water fountains. The dance floor is always packed and the club always features big name performers.
Three Best Dining Deals:

  1. Nora’s Cuisine: An off-the-Strip Italian restaurant that features authentic Sicilian food, classy decor, live bands and a relaxed ambiance. Portions are big and for the fraction of a price you pay at a buffet, you can fill up on some great food.  Try the crazy alfredo: anything you could possibly want to have in pasta, you’ll find in this dish.
  2. Le Village Buffet: This Paris Hotel and Casino buffet cannot be beat. Sure, other places have variety, but usually at the cost of quality. The buffet has bothand they don’t charge you an arm and a leg. It’s $29.99 for dinner, compared to other Vegas buffets that cost upwards of $50.
  3. Redwood Bar and Grill: 24-ounce prime rib for 27 dollars. ‘Nuff said.
Best Place to Grab a Drink:

Carnaval Court: This outdoor bar at Harrah’s turns into a wild street fair from noon to 2 a.m. daily. Live bands rock out as flair bartenders flip flaming bottles through the air, and dance and sing on the bar along with the rest of the crazy crowd. If you can finish one of their famous yard-long margaritas, kudos to you.



  1. pretty cool!

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