Las Vegas Travel Tips
Independent travel Tips for the professional at Leisure
We are moving forward with our plans for a private pitch
and putt, and Brad Clayton recommended that we visit Las Vegas to see some of
their famous courses, especially their premier par-3 courses.
I like the high-energy of Las Vegas, great shows, the
thrill of gambling, and best of all, it’s one of the few places where you can
smoke a Churchillian stogie indoors without being harassed,
But there are some things that you cannot get in Vegas, and
I was surprised that we had to drive to Arizona (twice) to buy our Powerball
tickets. If you go, stop at the Hoover Dam:
Spamalot is one of the hottest shows in Las Vegas, offered
in the gleaming new Wynn resort hotel (owned by Starwood Resorts and running
Oracle RAC under the watchful eye of RAC guru
||We were attracted to Spamalot because the director Mike
Nichols (real name Michael Peschkowsky) shares our love of
Polish Arabian Performance Power. If you go: Buy the extra-cost IP
tickets which include a cheesy plastic “holy Grail” cup, seats in the
first 4 rows and a backstage tour with a cast member.
Golf in Las Vegas
We got in some great golf, including some of the most
unique golf course in America:
Royal Links – An authentic reproduction of St. Andrews in the USA!
Royal Links is Royal fun!
Death Valley Furnace Creek - The world’s lowest golf course
Play 218 feet
below sea level with wild Coyotes
Angel Park Cloud Nine - The world's best par 3
Angel Park is heavenly!
While there are many superb hotels in the strip, there are
only a few dog friendly Las Vegas resorts that allow small doggies in the rooms.
Tip: try the Four Seasons for a dog friendly stay
On our business trips we like to stay at the MGM Grand
because they are very nice folks and we repay their generous donations of free
rooms for our blind people and their ponies.
The MGM Grand is truly a city of entertainment, and they
have a amazing variety of dine dining. We always like Craftsteak and Emeril’s
but the MGM also offers a world-class trattoria, the
Fiamma. They offer the very best and have fresh white truffles imported
from Italy. For only $55 you can get these wonderful fungi shaved on your
Of course, there is the buzz about “Robuchon”, being touted
as the best restaurant in America (and, or course, the whole world). In the
traditional French style, Robuchon offers an amazing 10+ course tasting menu,
and for the modest price of about $360 (expect to pay $1,200 for two, including
wine and tip), you and your loved one can enjoy a 2-3 hour eating marathon. We
had to check it out:
Joel Robuchon - A flash in Le Pan?
Robicuhon’s “Le Burger” – Only $24, and
it includes Freedom Fries!
Our original plan was to stay for a week, relax and play
golf, but our Las Vegas clients come first, so we had to extend our stay for two