Hidden Gems in Las Vegas

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 by in Bally's Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Hotels, Paris Las Vegas, The Quad. 6 Comments.

The fine folks at one of the most popular about-Vegas Web sites recently posted a list of reader-contributed “hidden gems” in Sin City. A few of the Pulse of Vegas-centric highlights:

“I have a solid bargain: Get a seat at the upper balcony at Flamingo’s Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville restaurant, order the ‘Volcano Nachos’ (for under $10!) and check out the view of the Strip below! At this price, order a specialty drink (or two, or three…) off the menu, and let the good times roll! It’s people and Strip-watching at its finest!”

“Going up to the top of Paris’ Eiffel Tower at dusk and catching the Bellagio fountain show is awesome.” (What are these “fountain” things we keep hearing about?)

“The outside deck at the Pink Bean Coffee Shop at the Flamingo.” (Slogan: “Just because we have a tiny logo doesn’t mean we don’t have giant values!”)

Pardon me, waitress. Theres a woman in my coffee. Oh, nevermind.

"Pardon me, waitress. There's a woman's silhouette in my coffee."

Jubilee’s backstage tour at Bally’s.”

“Our favorite hidden gem is the pizza restaurant in the Imperial Palace. It is a small place, not fancy or expensive, good food and generally has seating available. A good place to get away from the action on the Strip for awhile.” (Free virtual tours daily here.)

When there’s such good word-of-mouth, why are we paying for advertising again?

What’s your favorite hidden gem in Las Vegas? Post yours in the Comments section. Bonus points if they’re at one of our Pulse of Vegas resorts.



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  1. tutulady

    We just came back from our very first trip to Vegas (no comments please–my husband is NOT a traveler!). Stayed at Ballys (lovely), strolled into Paris (!) loved it, but had read in Fromer’s about Mon Ami Gabi so we had to try the french onion soup! We sat at the bar (great service), had our soup, and also the profiterols (don’t miss these either!) and watched Bellagio’s dancing waters! Lovely evening!

  2. tutulady

    We just came back from our very first trip to Vegas (no comments please–my husband is NOT a traveler!). Stayed at Ballys (lovely), strolled into Paris (!) loved it, but had read in Fromer’s about Mon Ami Gabi so we had to try the french onion soup! We sat at the bar (great service), had our soup, and also the profiterols (don’t miss these either!) and watched Bellagio’s dancing waters! Lovely evening!

  3. tutulady

    French onion soup, profiterols, outstanding fresh bread and a good beer at Mon Ami Gabi! Sit at the bar and you even get Bellagio’s dancing waters! Can’t beat it!

  4. tutulady

    French onion soup, profiterols, outstanding fresh bread and a good beer at Mon Ami Gabi! Sit at the bar and you even get Bellagio’s dancing waters! Can’t beat it!

  5. Peachiekeehn

    We spent 7 days at the Flamingo from August 24-31 and our hidden gem would have to be the “happy hour” bar just outside the entrance to the Flamingo next to Bill’s Gamblin Hall. They sell very good 32 oz. Margaritas for $7.50!!

  6. Peachiekeehn

    We spent 7 days at the Flamingo from August 24-31 and our hidden gem would have to be the “happy hour” bar just outside the entrance to the Flamingo next to Bill’s Gamblin Hall. They sell very good 32 oz. Margaritas for $7.50!!

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