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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO VEGAS

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Vegas is a CRAZY place!  It has a lot to offer, but it is not for everyone.  If you’re a Vegas virgin and are getting ready to make the trip, read on to see just what you’re getting into:

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1.  BE PREPARED FOR A LOT OF……LITTER…..?

You will quickly find little pieces of paper cluttering the ground on the strip.  No, these aren’t old lottery tickets, these are, er, women being advertised!  People will be handing these out to you like candy there.

2.  IF YOU AREN’T BROKE YET, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU WILL BE AFTER YOUR TRIP IS OVER

If you’re a drinker than the chances of leaving broke are even better.  Everywhere you go there is someone who wants your money.  And of course, gambling.  Lots and lots of gambling.

3.  WEDDING CHAPELS ARE EVERYWHERE

You’ve heard the songs and seen the movies about people drunkenly marrying in Vegas.  Well, there really are chapels all over the place.  So watch what you drink….

4.  FREMONT IS FABULOUS

I don’t know why, but I was a much bigger fan of the Fremont area in Vegas and not the strip.  The giant screen on the ceiling made for unique entertainment!  I also had my first zip line experience in Fremont, flying over the heads of Vegas tourists.  I believe the zip lines are no longer there though.  I heard they were removed shortly after my trip 2 years ago.

5.  PAWN STARS IS OVERRATED

Ok so I always liked the show and found it pretty entertaining.  Well, after stopping at the real pawn shop, I was a bit disappointed.  I’m not sure what I expected, but the shop consisted primarily of cheesy gifts with faces of the cast members plastered all over them.  Of course it’s a big act so they weren’t there during the time the show wasn’t being taped.  If you can’t make it there, you really aren’t missing much.

6.  THERE IS A LOT OF WAY OVERPRICED FOOD

When we ate in the casinos, there were a few places with cafeteria-style food that cost WAY more than it should have.

7.  ENTERTAINMENT IS ENDLESS

Wherever you go there will be a million things to do!  From stand up comedy to concerts and more, you can’t get bored there – even if you don’t drink or gamble!

 

 

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