Burkedragon
 
 
 
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    September 15, 2014
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There's always something going on at the Stratosphere, which is conveniently situated between downtown Las Vegas and the Strip. The resort, which boasts the tallest freestanding tower in the United States, is also home to several great restaurants, two enjoyable shows, plenty of shops and four heart-stopping thrill rides.At 1,149 feet, the Stratosphere Tower dwarfs everything else in the city. Since it extends to such a great height, it's visible from nearly every vantage point in Las Vegas. So you can just imagine the extraordinary perspective you'll have when looking down upon the entire valley from the top. In less than 40 seconds, high-speed elevators will take you to the 109th floor, where there's an indoor and outdoor observation deck.It's hard to believe four thrill rides and the Air Bar -- as you may find you need a drink! -- are also located here. Screams of terror as well as delight can be heard coming from X-Scream (something of a giant teeter totter), Insanity (a chaotic spinning ride) and SkyJump (a cable-controlled freefall). The Big Shot, a fearsome ride that shoots straight up into the air and then drops back down to the launch pad, somehow temporarily eliminates the feeling of gravity.A safer and saner way to enjoy the tower is with a fine meal in the Top of the World restaurant. One of Las Vegas' premier gourmet rooms, it serves sophisticated cuisine impeccably paired with wine and complemented by a 360-degree view of the city -- because the floor makes a complete rotation every 80 minutes. If you just want to sip on a cocktail while taking in the extraordinary views, head up a floor to the Level 107 Lounge.Preparing eccellènte pasta and other Italian delights is the pride and joy of Fellini's Ristorante Italiano. Singing for your supper is all the rage at Roxy's Diner. The cool waitstaff in this nostalgic restaurant, known for its old-fashioned home cooking, often put on a show. Stop by McCall's Heartland Grill for a hearty mix of steak and seafood in a Midwestern-style restaurant. The Buffet -- with its array of cuisines, carving stations, a deli area and fresh-baked pastries -- is simply delicious at any time of the day. Or the Tower Pizzeria & Creamery is a great place to grab a quick slice and a scoop of ice cream.Through Dec. 20, 2014, Frankie Moreno and his 10-piece band create a party atmosphere each evening in the resort's main showroom with their undeniable musical talent, swagger and shots of Crown Royal whiskey. They play a captivating collection of classic covers and original hits. Moreno has also produced a show called "Pin Up." The swingin' production stars Claire Sinclair, a Playboy Playmate, and was choreographed by Lacey Schwimmer of "Dancing with the Stars."Open seasonally, summers at the Stratosphere are best spent at the Level 8 Pool, located on the eighth floor. In addition to a hot tub, poolside café and bar, you'll always find a game of water volleyball in session.For a more serious workout, check out the resort's 24-hour fitness center. Or do something wonderful for both your body and spirit by getting treatment, massage or facial at the Roni Josef International Salon & Spa. It's guaranteed to melt all your stresses away!For those who dream of shopping around the world, there's the Tower Shops with 32 stores and an eclectic mix of retail carts. Explore the avenues of Paris, the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong and the ritzy neighborhoods of New York City at this unique retail complex that features replicated street scenes from those iconic shopping cities.About a mile from both the heart of the Strip and downtown, the Stratosphere offers visitors a convenient connection to all the action via The Deuce and the Strip and Downtown Express bus systems.No visit to Las Vegas would be complete without exploring the Stratosphere and its famous tower -- and staying here is even better. The resort is affordably priced and perfectly placed for a fantastic vacation!
 
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fromDover, NH, USA
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Male
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Too High
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No, I do not recommend this product.
Not at all what was expected
PostedSeptember 15, 2014
I had reserved a "premier" room, what I was booked into was below par.
The paint in the bath was peeling and the carpet was torn and the furniture was rather old and out dated circa 1965. The room was not as pictured in the online description - small window.
What did fit the description was the view.
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Get ready to cruise the Las Vegas Strip and downtown from atop a London-style double decker bus. During your open-air ride, you'll hear all about Las Vegas resorts and exciting insider stories from your informative and entertaining tour guide. The bus departs approximately every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and you're welcome to hop on and hop off at your leisure (excluding the Panoramic Night Tour). Explore the bright lights and unique buildings of Vegas at your own pace as you hop off at any one of 20 stops to shop, eat and visit attractions; then rejoin when you are ready. Strip TourEnjoy the Strip and hop on and off around Las Vegas, experiencing the breathtaking architecture, acclaimed attractions and more than a few hidden gems. Of course, no tour of Sin City is complete without a visit to the ultimate icon, the world famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. Hop on, Hop off locations: Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Bally’s Hotel & Casino Atomic Testing Museum Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Miracle Mile Shops/Planet Hollywood Excalibur Hotel & Casino Welcome to Las Vegas Sign Tropicana Hotel & Casino The Hawaiian Marketplace Wynn Encore Hotel & Casino Downtown TourThe downtown route transports you away from the Strip to the famous Fremont Street area. See the Fremont Street Experience, Fremont Street East and discover the story of the people and events that have contributed to the city’s growth into the ultimate adult playground. Hop on, Hop off locations: Circus Circus Gold & Silver Pawn shop Fremont Street East El Cortez Hotel & Casino Mob Museum Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Premium Outlets Arts Factory Stratosphere Hotel & Casino Duration: 3 hours (if you don’t hop off and on)Panoramic Night TourThe Panoramic Night Tour originates from Circus Circus at 7p.m. or from the Excalibur at 7:30 p.m. As dusk falls, the city comes to life illuminated by dazzling neon lights. Dancing fountains, swashbuckling pirate shows and erupting volcanoes entertain you as you travel down the Strip. The tour rolls past casinos, wedding chapels and historic landmarks into the heart of downtown. After a brief, guided walking tour, your free to immerse yourself in the best that downtown has to offer, including live entertainment, street artists, vendors, neon signs, costumed entertainers and of course the word famous Fremont Street light and sound show.Duration: 3.5 hours
 

If I buy 2, two day passes for the Big Bus Tour must they be used on cosecutive days?

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