Whether this is your first visit to Vegas or your 21st, you probably have a extensive list of things to do and places to hit: Restaurants, clubs, casinos, shopping centers, Vegas has it all—and more so than almost anywhere else.
There are several fine eateries in the host hotel. To feed your inner carnivore, the menu at The Edge Steakhouse offers a fabulous beef-centric menu. For a slice of comfort food, Cordovano Joe’s serves up “Authentic New York Style Pizza”. There’s also Sushi, Sake, Burgers, Italian, Asian and more.
To get anywhere on, The Strip, there’s always a taxi or ride share close by. There’s also the Las Vegas Monorail which travels a regular route past the glittering lights all the way to the MGM Grand, with stops along the way. There’s a monorail station right at the Westgate.
At the end of the line, disembark (at the MGM), find an exit (not always easy) and cross Tropicana Blvd to partake in the evening activities at the Mobile Beat Show (3/12-15 at the Tropicana). Your PBX KEY PASS will get you into all Mobile Beat parties and events. Details are still being finalized, but there’s good chance you’ll have an opportunity to get selfie-close to a few top name entertainers – Here’s a preliminary schedule.
If you’d rather do a bit more exploring, just take the escalators from the Tropicana over the Strip to Excalibur and board the free tram and for a ride all the way to Mandalay Bay.
When you think you have seen enough of the strip, a short ride away is the Fremont Street Experience where today’s technology takes center stage in Old Vegas.
Closer to the Westgate, The Encore, Wynn Las Vegas and The Fashion Show Mall are just a healthy walk away (Warning: Objects in the distance may be further away than they appear).
While Las Vegas was once the budget vacationer’s paradise, those days are gone. Still, there are some deals to be found – Photo Booth Expo Producer, Rob Savickis, has been coming to Vegas for years and loves to share tips on where you can still find a great steak dinner or buffet at a reasonable price. One of his favorite places is Ellis Island, known for great food (and cheap!), karaoke and one of Vegas’s best microbreweries. You can’t ask for much more than that.
Here’s a post with pointers on where you catch a free show or find discounted tickets.
Note: The Westgate Resort sells timeshares (as do many Las Vegas resorts). There are several locations throughout the venue where sales people are actively offering free meal/entertainment packages to couples who will sit in on a 90-minute presentation. While the offers are legit, be forewarned that you may spend MUCH more time than 90-minutes in the presentation. Timeshares work well for some, not so for others — If you are not one who can easily say “NO” to a clever, well-crafted sales pitch, you may want to just walk on by.