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76: Living in Las Vegas, Acting Like a Tourist

While there are certainly a few things making life in Las Vegas a bit tough for many of our fellow Las Vegans (unemployment and housing prices, for example), we love that we live in a city that was once our go-to place for weekend getaways. We’re just 30 minutes away from some of the best food, lodging and entertainment the country has to offer.

Which is pretty cool.

In this edition of the Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we review some of the touristy things we’ve been up to during the last couple of months. Show notes:

  • Pre-Bachelorette Party Chat
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up of Email Alerts (form found on right side of our website)
  • Weather (enough with the rain) / LiLV Pool (blech)
  • Taxes
  • The next LiLV Meetup has been DECIDED
  • New Friends of the LiLV Podcast
  • We Select our Deer’s Name
  • Listener Audio: Congrats, Melissa’s Singing, “Man Pizza”
  • Living in Las Vegas, Acting Like a Tourist
    • A Great Show (ROAR)
    • Downtown Foodie Love
    • Pawnshop Stardom
    • Birthday Fun (Aria, Dining, Amazing Comedy)



4 Responses to “76: Living in Las Vegas, Acting Like a Tourist”

  1. ZFrancis
    March 5th, 2010 9:48 am

    No shame in the touristy stuff. That’s the reason people come and the reason the town shines. There’s always got to be a time to remind yourself why you live there – this is it.

  2. Ted Newkirk
    March 19th, 2010 4:05 pm

    Pawn Stars is seen by 3 million people a week on History channel. 1 in every 100 people who lives in the U.S. Kind of the “real person” antique roadshow.

    The owners usually arrive about 9:30 AM and the line builds shortly after.

    Side Note: Many cabs won’t take people there. They claim they don’t know where it is. Why? 1. The pawn shop does not pay spiffs (like the Strip Clubs do) and 2. The cab gets stuck downtown (off the Strip) without an immediate fare somewhere.

    So go there first thing in the day and tell cabbies you simply need to go to 713 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

    Also, the place is open 24/7. Although you won’t meet the cast, there is no line into the evening.

    Why do I know so much about it? Just across the street and up a block is the best cigar shop in town. So we’ll have a cigar and a drink at the shop, then stroll down to Pawn Stars to see what is new.

  3. Ted Newkirk
    March 19th, 2010 4:10 pm

    Oh… couple more things

    Don’t worry about getting stranded there. It is only 1/2 mile south of the Fremont Street Experience where you can catch a cab at any hotel back to The Strip. 1/2 mile = Caesars to Venetian. No big deal.

    Also, cabs regularly drop off at wedding chapel 1 block north (same side of street). So easy to grab one when they do.

  4. ScottW
    March 19th, 2010 4:14 pm

    Great tips, Ted! Thanks as always!!

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