Cheap thrill in Las Vegas

Many people recognize the lack of cheap alternatives to current costs to enjoy themselves in the "new" Las Vegas. Vegas used to be a city of cheap rooms, cheap food and free entertainment. But all that has changed since the 1960s, when they realized they could bring talent into lounges, build a closed theater, place actors there, and start charging a reception. Little by little, as the city moved into the oasis of corporate bean counting and the mob was destroying itself, free or cheap things disappeared. Of course, the land is now worth $ 40 million acres and the cost of greed is decreasing.

Regardless, here's a great way to spend a nice afternoon for less than $ 10 for two.

Find your way to the new Palazzo Hotel and admire the beautiful granite and marble products, the two-story waterfall, and the magnificent artwork and design that executive and founder Sheldon Adelson has respected since he built the adjacent Venice hotel building. Casino. Hotel Palazzo is directly connected to the canal shops in Venice and has easy access to any property. One thing you notice about the Palazzo, which is different from most casino areas, is the wide open floor plan with more than enough space for movement and a very good ventilation system. Since the smell of cigarette smoke cannot be completely eliminated, it is a big improvement on all other gambling joints.

You never know what you'll see on a particular day. On the day we were there, we continued to run over a dozen Miss USA contestants who had died, glamorous, as they were shopping and filming at the same time, accompanied by a security guard. Just above the Palazzo casino floor, Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 restaurant, high-end jewelry and accessory stores, and the Double Helix bar were open for business, but other stores were still under development. Smooth jazz spread throughout the area, as the pianist and bass player did not play from their surroundings. As I walked, my wife and I stopped in Barney New York for $ 8,000 worth of dresses and $ 1,200 worth of shoes. Sellers seem to be grateful for any traffic as there were few buyers that day. We then headed for the escalator to the canal shops. We stopped at Godiva's chocolates and split the delicious peanut butter filled chocolate for up to four bucks expensive but heaven in small bites. Walking through a replica of St. Clair's Mark Square, the crowd gathered around a live statue dressed in pure white and white, and people posed with him, taking pictures and leaving generous tips. In Peter Lick's photo gallery, we spent time looking at his beautiful images, recognizing the many places we have been to these vast expanses of picturesque wonders.

We passed many shops and, of course, watched the gondolas pass by and stopped at the cappuccino and banana nut muffins. We sat and watched the very rich, beauty queens and the common people bustle, all for their sole quest. Shops range from Venetian glass and ceramic to high-end underwear, magic shops and modern art, to robes and denim. Everyone said and done that we spent just under $ 10 and we didn't even have to spend it on an interesting and fun afternoon. So you see, it's a cheap date here, and after living here for almost 15 years, it still doesn't amaze me how incredible this city really is.