Ellis Island Casino...$7.99 steak dinner??? plus any other "Worldly Vegas" suggestions.
Started by Happygirl21 on Friday, 4th January 2013 6:34 am
I feel like I am maybe posting a little to often here, but with that said I am planning my first solo trip and am trying to get a good idea of what to do/where to go before getting there. Even though this will be my 5 th visit in 2 and a half years I feel like everytime I go I sit for days at the BJ tables and don't really venture off the casino floor. Honestly even as far as eating out I have been known to just grab Chipotle and call it a day. I really want to get out and see what's out there!
EI has been suggested by a friend and sounds ok, for what it is, just wondering if it is or isn't? Plus walking there I will be alone.
Also Triple George has been strongly recommended downtown..
I am planning to do a VOF tour. And i want to see a show..thinking Jubilee?
I am a little old (IMO)for clubbing (42) and part of me just wants to relax and unwind,yes thinking a little spa time..I am staying ar Caesars, so Qua I suppose...
On the flip side thinking LV extreme skydive ( on my bucket list).. My very first trip included the ride atop the Stratosphere, so that's done..just looking for some input I guess :) 5 days isn' t really much time but I certainly will be going back, hopefully in March..
Last response by captainjay 6th January 3:43pm
kayday responded on Friday, 4th January 2013
Gosh ... what a great dilemma to be having! Five days sounds awesome to me - plenty of time to get a major Vegas fix, especially if you are solo. Like I always say, a day in Las Vegas is a long-ass day.
The Ellis Island thing ... I'd say go for it, as long as your goal is a goofy cheapo adventure and not a haute cuisine experience. I did this solo once myself and was happy as a clam. Any meal that comes with a beer is ok in my book. Seriously, it was fun. Playing there was fun too - most of the dealers I've encountered there have been friendly and entertaining. I guess I wouldn't be too afraid to walk there during the day, but you might want to cab it after dark.
The last time I was in Las Vegas I had a terrific downtown solo day while my partner was at a conference. I started with a 90-minute massage and some quality soaking/steaming time at the Golden Nugget Spa. Then I went downstairs for lunch at the bar at Chart House, watching the fish in their gigantic aquarium. Next I moved on to Main Street Station, where I sat at the Boar's Head bar and played full-pay jacks or better while enjoying house-brewed beer, followed by some craps and blackjack.
Show-wise, I have not see Jubilee, but I can highly, highly recommend Absinthe if you haven't seen it.
Have a terrific time.
lewintn responded on Friday, 4th January 2013
Can't comment on the steak dinner at EI but it was a fun time there when I was in (my first visit there) last month. Great dealers on the Craps table, fast drink service, and a hilarious karaoke bar...which was packed!
Also, second the vote for Absinthe...such a good time! I have recently (and finally) made it to Jubilee and would also give that a thumbs up of a very different variety. Just a crazy campy spectacle of entertainment that should not be missed!
adztheman responded on Friday, 4th January 2013
I would look into the Gamblers Special at Hard Rock which includes a steak, salad and potato--there is also an all you can eat prime rib special on the same menu at the 24/7 cafe, near the casino floor..
You should spend part of one day downtown and check out all the varying casinos there..
JakeZ responded on Friday, 4th January 2013
Definitely try Triple George Downtown. Or Lola's. Each of them are local's places, and they treat you very well.
If you want to see a show, check out what's playing at The Smith Center during the days you're visiting.
Enjoy your trip!
vespajet responded on Friday, 4th January 2013
I too can highly recommend Absinthe, as I've seen it five times already and will be seeing again when I'm out there in May.
Jubilee has been on my to see list for a while and I really should have seen it back in October considering I was staying at Bally's.
Triple George is highly recommended as is the adjoining Mob Bar.
Now instead of sky diving, why not jump off of the tower at Stratosphere?
SkyJump Las Vegas
jester122 replied on Friday, 4th January 2013
sky dive. i've jump off the strat. it's only cool at night when the strip is lit up.
levans responded on Friday, 4th January 2013
I have seen Jubilee and highly recommend it. When i saw it they had a deal in which you could come back the next day and get a tour of backstage.
captainjay responded on Sunday, 6th January 2013
The Ellis Island steak deal is not a deal.
The steak was tough and over done. I asked for medium -- it was well done. I think all the steaks are cooked well done.
The side of green beans was insane. Someone opened a GIANT can of green beans and scooped half of it onto each plate.
The potato was fine, but the butter was frozen. The bread in the bread basket was not fresh.
The free beer was nice -- I'll say that much.
I would NOT recommend the walk to Ellis Island or ordering the "steak special".
Maybe just once so you can check it off the list of things to do in Vegas.