Pauline Frommer's Las Vegas

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Overview

Unique to the marketplace--no other guide to Las Vegas covers the budget angle.

An outside-the-box approach to accommodations, with insider advice on how to save on hotels and on alternative options such as home and condo rentals.

Pull back the curtain on Vegas and see how the magic is made:

  • Meet a showgirl and tour the sets of one of the costliest productions in town
  • Visit a dealer training school and learn all the tricks
  • Be a dolphin trainer for a day
  • And more

Reviews of every long-running show in town, so you know which to hit and which to skip, plus valuable information on how to get discounts (or freebies!) on entertainment, meals, drinks and more.

A complete chapter on planning the high-glamour, low-cost Vegas wedding of your dreams. Plus romantic places to propose or renew your vows.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470385289
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Series: Pauline Frommer Guides Series , #24
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Pauline Frommer started traveling before she could speak, seeing the world at a young age with her guidebook writing parents, Arthur Frommer and Hope Arthur. She went into the "family biz" over a decade ago, serving as the first editor of Frommers.com and then the travel section of MSNBC.com. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including Budget Travel, the Dallas Morning News, Marie Claire, and Nick Jr. Magazine. Online, she writes a weekly column for MSNBC.com called "The 24-Hour Layover." The first book she authored, Pauline Frommer’s New York is currently in bookstores; she also contributed a chapter on traveling with babies to the book The Experts Guide to Babies. In 1999, she was awarded a Lowell Thomas Medal from the Society of American Travel Writer’s for her magazine work. She currently appears every Wednesday night on CNN’s Pipeline, to discuss the latest travel trends. On Sunday afternoons she can be heard on radio, co-hosting The Travel Show, which is now carried by over 100 stations nationwide (to listen to podcasts go to www.wor710.com). Pauline is married to physical therapist Mahlon Stewart and is the mother of two very well-traveled daughters, Beatrix (age 4) and Veronica (age 8).

Kate Silver intended to live in Vegas for just a year, but she took to Sin City like a dauber-wielding Bingo buff. She has spent seven years getting to know and often love the city, paying special interest to the offbeat people who call Las Vegas "home." An award-winning journalist and editor at Las Vegas Life magazine, she extols the eccentricities and intricacies of the city. Heradventurous nature and writing experience were assets when she was invited to pen four chapters in this book (on gambling, nightlife, shopping and side trips), in which the R and D required visits to swingers clubs, slot tournaments, and a “top secret” government base. While at Las Vegas Weekly newspaper, Silver won awards from the Nevada Press Association for Outstanding Journalist in 2003 and Journalist of Merit in 2001. Her writing has also appeared in Playboy and People, among other publications.

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Table of Contents

A Note from Pauline.

1 Losing It in Las Vegas.

Sights You’ve Gotta See, Things You’ve Gotta Do.

The Finest Museums.

Uncommon Lodgings.

Dining for All Tastes.

The Finest “Other” Experiences.

2 The Lay of the Land.

The Vegas Grid.

Avoiding Traffic Jams.

Renting a Car.

Taking Taxis.

Using the Monorail.

The Deuce, Cat & Max.

Enjoying Free Transportation.

Walking.

3 Accommodations, Both Standard & Not.

Renting a Home or Condo of Your Own.

Hotel & B&B Stays.

Choosing the Right Hotel.

South Strip Hotels.

Center Strip Hotels.

Hotels on the North Strip.

Downtown Hotels.

Hotels East of the Strip.

Hotels West of the Strip.

South of the Strip.

4 Eating Better for Less.

So How Can Diners Save Money & Still Have a Quality Meal?

South Strip Restaurants.

Center Strip Restaurants.

North Strip Restaurants.

Downtown Restaurants.

Restaurants East of the Strip.

Restaurants West of the Strip.

5 Remarkable Sights & Attractions.

Making the Most of Your Time.

Las Vegas’ Iconic Attraction: The Strip.

Top Eight Individual Attractions.

Thrill Rides.

Arcade-ia.

Museums & Attractions for Visitors with Special Interests.

Sports & Recreation.

Recreation.

6 Say “I Do” to Vegas.

Planning the Big Day.

Choosing the Chapel.

7 The Other Las Vegas.

How Vegas Residents Learn.

How Vegas Residents Work.

How Vegas Residents Play.

8 It’s Showtime.

Getting Discounted Tickets.

Ticket Booth Deals.

Choosing Which Shows to See.

Diva Las Vegas.

Comic Headliners.

The Six Cirque Du Soleil Shows.

Glitz, Glamour & Eyelash Glue: The Production Shows.

Magic Shows.

Transplanted New York Shows.

Impersonator/Tribute Shows (Or Performers Who Wish They Were Someone Else).

Erotica (Strippers, Both Male & Female).

Daytime Shows.

Concerts, Boxing Matches & Other Big-Ticket Items.

9 Bars, Clubs & Other Nighttime Diversions.

Clubs & “Ultralounges”.

Bars of All Types.

Strip Clubs.

Swingers’ Clubs.

10 Gambling.

Luck of the Draw.

Slot Club Cards.

The Games.

11 Vegas Shopping (Such as It Is).

Malls on the Strip.

Outlet Malls.

Oldies But Goodies (Antiques & Vintage Clothes).

Vegas Specialty Stores.

12 Get Out of Town.

Hoover Dam & Boulder City.

Lake Mead.

Eldorado Canyon.

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Spring Mountain Ranch.

Bonnie Springs Old Nevada.

Valley of Fire.

Mount Charleston.

The Extraterrestrial Highway.

Amargosa Opera House.

Death Valley.

The Grand Canyon.

13 The Essentials of Planning.

When to Visit?

Entry Requirements for Non-American Citizens.

Customs Regulations for International Visitors.

Finding a Good Airfare to Las Vegas.

Travel Insurance—Do You Need It?

Traveling from Las Vegas to Other Parts of the United States.

How Do I Get to (& From) the Airport? Let Me Count the Ways.

Money Matters.

Health & Safety.

Packing.

Specialized Travel Resources.

Staying Wired.

Recommended Books & Films.

Index.

Accommodations.

Restaurants.

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  • Anonymous

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    Fun and useful

    I laughed out lout when using this book, something that's never happened to me before when reading a guidebook. But more than that this book helped me save a LOT of money or great food and accommodations (I probably lost it at the tables...but that's another story). Since it was my first trip to Vegas I looked at a lot of different books, but this was the best.

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