It’s true. Four of my girl friends and I are headed to Las Vegas on Thursday for a girls’ weekend (Spring Break ’09!). The funny part? I’m the only one that’s been there before, and it was for work. (The engineers I was there with couldn’t have cared less that they were in Vegas. It might as well have been Milpitas, California.) This is very convenient, since the whole trip will be an adventure for everyone and almost everything will be new and exciting.
But, that means that none of us really know what to see and do… So I’m asking for your help, Internet. Have you ever been to Vegas? What did you love? What was overrated? What would you recommend we do with our 3 days and 3 nights? So far I’ve heard about dealers in costume at the Imperial Palace, drinks at the Paris to watch the Bellagio fountains, and comedians at Second City in the Flamingo (which is where we’ll be staying). I also found this gem on one website:
As long as the cocktail waitress thinks you are gambling, you can get free drinks. Cocktail waitresses prowl the floors of all the major casinos, giving out free drinks. Place your order and the next time the waitress makes her round she will bring you the drink of your choice. If you leave a tip they’ll come back again to take another order.
Although this is technically free, you really are expected to be actively gambling and leave tips to take advantage of it. It is easy enough, however, to hang out on a slot machine chair or in a sports book and still be able to recieve the drinks. People usually leave about a dollar tip per drink unless they are doing well at the tables or getting drunk.
Thanks for the insight, vegasfreebie.com!
I’m also looking for good sports bar suggestions, as I’m VERY interested in watching some March Madness basketball while I’m down there (the other girls most likely do not share this enthusiasm).
So bring it on! And thanks in advance. :)