Las Vegas: Sin City For The Tame At Heart

The layout can get a bit tricky due to the multi-level design, so you may find yourself in front of a “You are here” more often than you’d expect while getting to your destination, the runway in the center of the mall. By the way, there is an abundance of free parking accessible from Spring Mt. Road.

Lucy, a store that sells active wear for women, including a line of yoga clothing, is located in Town Square. Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m., the store holds either a free yoga or Pilates class. You must bring your own mat.

There is also a bit of free entertainment to go along with your window shopping. At the west end of the Forum Shops is the Festival Fountain, where you can listen in on a discussion between Apollo, Bacchus, Pluto and Venus – while a laser light show accents these larger than life animatronic figures. They have the same discussion every hour during the day.

Jennifer Love Hewitt wore a dress from Max Azria Atelier with a Judith Leiber clutch. Her jewels were from H. Stern. You can find similar styles at BCBG Max Azria at fashion show mall and H. Stern at M.J. Christensen at Boca Park. Judith Leiber is at the Forum Shops at Caesars.

Fremont Street is lined with vintage casinos that were built close together and bring back a nostalgic feeling. The many small souvenir shops have some of the lowest prices in town. Traffic is pedestrian only along the promenade, and push cart or kiosk type venders are scattered throughout. During the day the canopy acts as a sunshade, and at night it becomes the largest video screen in the world. Street performers are always available to entertain you. And there are several stages for free special events and major concerts which may include multiple events on many weekends.

Parking is limited and requires valet service, so I’d recommend using the lot across the street by the Hawaiian Marketplace, or using the tram that stops at the Crystals from the Bellagio or the Monte Carlo. Although the Eve nightclub is upstairs, the only free entertainment is, the unique fountains, the art, the unique park itself, and the magnificent stores linked by walkways that sometimes go to nowhere by design.

At Main Street Station, the waitresses serve all varities of the beer made by the in-house brew pub, 777. I highly recommend the Belgium Ale and the Porter. It’s a very welcome break from the standard Miller Lite and Bud offerings on tap at most casinos. The El Cortez may be the best place to get tipsy, however. The waitresses here are jaded and practically run through the slot aisles throwing drinks at you, and we have had waitresses in such a rush they didn’t even stop long enough to take the tip. Unfortunately, they may have learned not to expect them here. Try to tip anyway.