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HARALD KELLEY

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I am planning to viist the Shelby Factory in May 2008 for my 50th along with a Vegas area visit. To that end, has anyone stayed at the New York New York on the strip?

 

If so, please let me know your thoughts & recommendations. I am hoping to rent a 2007 convert if they are still available at McCarren Airport Hertz. Most likely the end of their rental days.

 

If you have done a siliair trip and have recommendations, please pass on.

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New York New York is a nice hotel. The Excalibur is across the street to the south and the MGM Grand is to the east. The Really Old Tropicana is on the south east. These are the "central strip" hotels.

 

A little bit to the north is Caesars Palace - another nice hotel, and there are a bunch of others not too far. Paris Paris has a really good buffet (with seafood, crab, all you can eat). On the other side of the freeway is the Rio - a nice place. Treasure Island (Pirate theme with a pirate show outside) and Luxor (the pyramid with the light on the top) are all close by.

 

Don't be fooled by a map of the strip - they are not to scale. Bring good walking shoes.

 

All of the hotels do have free parking. If you want to go from one end of the strip to another there will be parking nearby. We usually park at the Tropicana if we are going to that corner since their lot is easier to get to and almost always has spots.

 

If you get a chance there are some good shows. I've seen Elton John at Ceasars twice - it's hard to describe except to say that there is a constant video in the backgrount, and the "Daniel" video will bring tears to your eyes if you were born in the '50's and 'Nam was your era. Mama Mia (new movie due this summer) at Mandalay Bay is good too if you liked Abba (even if you didn't, it's a remake of Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell with Gina Lola Brigida).

 

"Old town" has some of the really oldies - Horseshoe and others.

 

A little further south is the South Point. And there about a thousand (well, maybe 10) of the "Stations" around the valley that are nice and cheap if you have a car (which you do, but I won't park mine at their parking lots).

 

We used to stay at the Monte Carlo (a wee bit north) but still within walking distance.

 

Wynns and some of the other high end places are close by if you like a long hike.

 

Bottom line, is they all take your money the same.

 

I play craps as the Silverton and the Stations. $5 or $10 tables. The Silverton has a good buffet and a Bass Pro Shop.

 

Vegas is a great city. We have friends that live there and now visit 2-3 times a year.

 

Enjoy!

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New York New York is a nice hotel. The Excalibur is across the street to the south and the MGM Grand is to the east. The Really Old Tropicana is on the south east. These are the "central strip" hotels.

 

A little bit to the north is Caesars Palace - another nice hotel, and there are a bunch of others not too far. Paris Paris has a really good buffet (with seafood, crab, all you can eat). On the other side of the freeway is the Rio - a nice place. Treasure Island (Pirate theme with a pirate show outside) and Luxor (the pyramid with the light on the top) are all close by.

 

Don't be fooled by a map of the strip - they are not to scale. Bring good walking shoes.

 

All of the hotels do have free parking. If you want to go from one end of the strip to another there will be parking nearby. We usually park at the Tropicana if we are going to that corner since their lot is easier to get to and almost always has spots.

 

If you get a chance there are some good shows. I've seen Elton John at Ceasars twice - it's hard to describe except to say that there is a constant video in the backgrount, and the "Daniel" video will bring tears to your eyes if you were born in the '50's and 'Nam was your era. Mama Mia (new movie due this summer) at Mandalay Bay is good too if you liked Abba (even if you didn't, it's a remake of Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell with Gina Lola Brigida).

 

"Old town" has some of the really oldies - Horseshoe and others.

 

A little further south is the South Point. And there about a thousand (well, maybe 10) of the "Stations" around the valley that are nice and cheap if you have a car (which you do, but I won't park mine at their parking lots).

 

We used to stay at the Monte Carlo (a wee bit north) but still within walking distance.

 

Wynns and some of the other high end places are close by if you like a long hike.

 

Bottom line, is they all take your money the same.

 

I play craps as the Silverton and the Stations. $5 or $10 tables. The Silverton has a good buffet and a Bass Pro Shop.

 

Vegas is a great city. We have friends that live there and now visit 2-3 times a year.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

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NY NY also has a really NICE coaster, if you're a ride type person. About a 200 foot first drop that goes around and thru the hotel.

 

 

 

Yeah, it is good. Once you wait on line for the first ride you can go again for a little less and a short line.

 

Treasure Island has the Pirate Ship battle. I haven't seen it since they converted it to babes in bikinis. (We don't go to the strip that often.)

 

The MGM has lions.

 

Caesars has good shopping.

 

Hoover Dam is less than an hour away and has a good tour.

 

I15 south of Vegas is straight, if you get my drift... North towards Utah has a little piece of Arizona where the highway goes through a steep canyon - good for checking out handling.

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If you want to be close to everything but not have to walk thru a casino to get to your room, the MGM Signature is great, the car collection at the Imperial Palace (5th floor I think) is definately worth seeing,

 

No one mentioned the Bellagio?

Stopped there for a great buffet, the fountains outside has a syncronized show like every 15 minutes at night.

 

The Shelby tour is Mon-Fri at 10;30am, nice blast up I-15 to the plant, fun fun fun fun fun!

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