Get the most from Coast

Oct 11, 2004 11:57 PM

Coast Casinos (Barbary Coast, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Orleans) are offering discounts for Club Coast members during October. Pay with your earned points and receive 25 percent off purchases at Coast gift shops, liquor stores, bowling and Prestige Travel.

AARP’s (American Association of Retired Persons) National Event & Expo takes place this week at the Sands Expo Center from Oct. 13-16. Those 50+ may want to check out the many benefits and discounts available to them through this unique, value-oriented organization. Many Las Vegas hotels, restaurants and casinos offer various discounts and deals for AARP members!

For meal deals, check out the current specials at Arizona Charlie’s Sourdough Café (Decatur and Boulder locations). A chicken fried steak special or all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs are just $4.99. The prime rib dinner and fried shrimp platters are just $7.99.

A local’s favorite, the Wildfire Casino (on Rancho across from Texas Station ) serves $1.99 Triple Play breakfast specials nightly from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Hefty eaters can select from three breakfast choices, including three eggs, three bacon or sausage and three pancakes, or all you can eat pancakes, or biscuits and gravy with home fries. Who’s hungry?

Through Oct. 31, the Rio treats local’s right with substantial discounts for its very popular Carnival World Buffet. Anyone with a local Nevada I.D. can claim a discount for up to a party of four, Monday through Thursday. Lunch, regularly priced at $14.99, is $9.99 (served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and dinner, regularly $22.99, is just $14.99 (served from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.).

While Bellagio is considered among the elite casinos in Las Vegas, it’s not too upscale to offer two outstanding freebies. Of course, the dancing water fountains are always a treat, especially in the evenings with lights and music, but many may not know about the beautiful Conservatory located just off the lobby inside the hotel. For the fall season, Bellagio’s Conservatory has been transformed to evoke memories of autumn — long strolls through brilliant colored leaves and the scent of warm apple cider. The gardens, featuring an old-fashioned rustic mill with a rotating water wheel, prize-winning pumpkins and a haystack of Dogwood branches and bittersweet berries floating through a misty fog, become the idyllic canvas to fall’s festivities. Six mosaic Canadian geese and three Mallard ducks fly in formation overhead to announce the arrival of the harvest season. The free exhibit is open daily. The current display runs through Dec. 5, at which time the Conservatory closes for a week to undergo the transformation to the Christmas and final holiday season of the year.

Until next time, eat well, play well and stay well.