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7 Things You Should Never Let Happen in Vegas

Last updated: July 26, 2019 at 10:15 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do in Las Vegas. Comments Off on 7 Things You Should Never Let Happen in Vegas.

You booked your long vacation weekend while visions of the top things to do in Las Vegas scantily danced in your head—this restaurant, that show, all the food and a slot game—or four. Well, pardon the interruption, but we’re cutting into your trip planning two-step to teach you the right moves to make once you hit the Strip. That’s right. Shimmy into what you should definitely NOT DO in Sin City.

1. Deny Yourself The Good Life

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It’s been said you have to “crawl before you ball.” Not in the entertainment capital of the world. Here, VIP status can be easily attained—if only for a few glorious days. Stop counting your pennies (unless they’re going into a slot machine) and start spending your vacay in one of the many splurge-worthy Anthology suites and villas that were once available exclusively to high rollers. Center Strip panoramic views, 24-hour butler service, gym and massage alcoves, private elevators, in-room saunas and media rooms, art galleries and more will have you feeling like a big fish swimming amidst the casino whales.

This is no time to be a bargain-basic, skimpy fish. Step foot into your luxury escape and don the regal bearing of a fat cat, as Vegas should never be on your budget list. It’s the city on your f*** it list.

2. Party Too Hard During The Day

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No drinks left behind. That was your motto from dawn to dusk as you lived it up on the pool deck. Now it’s time to rally because your table at Caesars Palace’s OMNIA Nightclub is calling. But so is the comfy king-sized bed in your room. Which one will you send to voicemail? The choice to accept or decline your ultimate destination is made much easier if you pace yourself during the day. Definitely visit Drai’s BeachClub atop The Cromwell for its stellar DJ lineup and prime rooftop partying, but maybe leave the fifth magnum-sized bottle of booze to the inevitable arrival of thirsty party crashers.

3. Dine at Paltry Buffets

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The All-You-Can-Eat $3.99 buffet lives on in Vegas. But do you want to die? Okay, maybe not die. You’ll probably just spend an additional $3.99 on a bottle of Tums. Still, why be bothered with peasant food when you can royally feast at the #1 buffet in town—Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. Make your way through nine distinctively different show kitchens to discover the over 500 daily fresh offerings include prime rib, chilled king crab legs, oak-grilled lamb chops, baked-to-order soufflés and more. Go ahead, have a meal fit for a king, yet prepared for an empire.

4. Leave With What You Came With

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Pack light because you have some Sin City shopping to do—and we’re not talking refrigerator magnets, Vegas t-shirts and bottle-opening key chains. Leave those tongue-in-cheek souvenirs for last minute airport buys because the real spending starts at Forum Shops inside Caesars. Drop your cold, hard cash where some of the hottest designer names; Louis Vuitton, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Gucci and the country’s only Fendi shoe salon are housed. Then spread some of that purchasing power across the Strip when you continue your spree through The LINQ Promenade and shell out your last dollars at the Miracle Mile Shops in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

5. play ‘just the strip’

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Now, you can’t come to Vegas and skip the Strip altogether. Why would you when you have celebrity chefs serving up famous cuisine, endless lounge and nightlife options and some of the best gaming in town. But you can slide into something a little risky and fearless after you’ve had your fill of Sin City’s premier perks.

Get gangster in downtown Las Vegas at the Mob Museum. Take flight inside a padded room and free fall into the crazy, wild experience that is Vegas Indoor Skydiving. Grab a hottie and hold on tight as you two top 400 feet with a rapid ride on the VooDoo ZipLine at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. And keep the adventures going with these unique attractions that will continue to sweep you off your feet and off the Strip.

6. Be Very Afraid — of Table Games

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C’mon! Stop looking longingly at the throngs of gamblers high-fiving each other at a craps table. Refuse to hold when you really want to fold, pull up a chair and hit a 21 with your blackjack hand. Don’t let doubt keep pulling the lever at the Wheel of Fortune slot machine when you really want to be in the middle of the casino floor action making a fortune. You know you can’t win if you don’t play. However, you’ll definitely lose if you have no idea how to play.

No more fear. The Cromwell is here! The boutique hotel offers free craps and blackjack lessons daily at 11:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. There’s no need to register. Just show up and let the pros show you how it’s done. Or you can learn craps and blackjack in 4 minutes or less right now!

7. See Just One Show

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Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey are the pop diva icing on the Las Vegas shows cake. Top off your Vegas vacation with layers upon layers of hot-ticket headliners, comedians, magicians, tributes, musicals and more. With so many slices of talent to choose from, you’ve got to get a taste of more than one. Look, we don’t expect you to take a bite out of everything—just the Chippendales dancers. Besides, how can you possibly keep up with the countless artists that hit the Vegas stage daily, monthly or “for a limited engagement” during your short stay? Actually, scratch that. We’ve got a simple fix. Just keep coming back for more…

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A film, TV and pop culture savant, Chima Simone spent many years in Los Angeles trying to make it as an actress until she finally accepted…she wasn’t that good. And with that acceptance came a new pursuit — working as an entertainment journalist/host with some of media's biggest names. Merging her love for all things trending with content that covers the Strip's neon-lit scene, she brings you Vegas with a twist.

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