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    What are best tours to take for first time visit to Chicago for 2 days?

    There are many architecture tours, but my favorite ones are run by the non-profit Chicago Architecture Foundation (http://www.architecture.org/tours). Their boat tours are the best, but only run April to November (get tickets online, they sell out in season). CAF walking, bus/trolley, bike, and metro (L) tours are excellent too--most are volunteer-run, so it's a great way to learn about the city from a local who is both knowledgeable about it and loves it. One possible itinerary for a day in Chicago is here: http://transplantedtatar.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/a-day-in-that-astonishing-chicago/ about 7 years ago

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    I am taking my mum to Las Vegas in April for our special birthdays. I will be 30 and my mum will be 50. What are the must see things?

    Now that I think of it, Mon Amie Gabi would be a great dinner spot too--but when you reserve, make sure to ask for one of the places outside (they are very popular), so you can see and hear the singing fountains at Bellagio. about 7 years ago

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    What is a "must see" show in Las Vegas?

    I think KA at MGM Grand is the most spectacular, followed by O at Bellagio. Still, the sheer scale of KA (the theater was built for this show--and it's an all-around experience) is impossible to replicate anywhere else. http://www.mgmgrand.com/ka/ about 7 years ago

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    I am taking my mum to Las Vegas in April for our special birthdays. I will be 30 and my mum will be 50. What are the must see things?

    Here are my favorites along the strip: (1) Bellagio: singing fountains outside are beautiful and free (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/fountains-of-bellagio.aspx); the Conservatory & Botanic Garden, a seasonal display of flower sculptures, is also free and often breathtaking (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/botanical-garden.aspx); if you like art, Bellagio's Gallery of Fine Art is small and always enjoyable (http://www.bellagio.com/attractions/gallery-of-fine-art.aspx); and don't miss the Chihuly chandelier over the check-in area--it really is stunning. (2) Paris, across the street from Bellagio: I like its small cafes for coffee and delicious breakfast in the morning; definitely go up the Eiffel Tower--admittance prices go up after 7pm, but the best time to go is before that, at dusk, so you can watch the sunset and the city gradually light up for the night--the view is so different in daytime and at night. The Bellagio fountains underneath look VERY different from above--well worth seeing both in daylight and all lit up at night (http://www.parislasvegas.com/casinos/paris-las-vegas/casino-entertainment/eiffel-tower-the-ride-detail.html). Mon Ami Gabi, a French bistro on Paris first floor, is one of my favorite places for lunch. Sit outside, so you can see the Bellagio fountains across the street and watch Las Vegas crowds, very colorful and strange (http://www.monamigabi.com/home/?loc=vegas) (3) If you have a car, only 30 minutes away from the Strip is the Red Rock Canyon, wild land of red mountains and desert views (http://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/). Go in the morning, so you can see all the birds and a surprising number of other wild life, and the scenic drive is beautiful. I love this as a break from the lights and bustle of Las Vegas. I hope you enjoy your trip! about 7 years ago

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    Where is the cheapest place to stay in Puerto Rico?

    I would second Alexia's mention of Da House (http://www.dahousehotelpr.com/)--it's a boutique hotel (a former Spanish monastery), each room decorated by paintings from local artists. Small rooms, but clean and very pleasant. Excellent location in Old San Juan, within an easy walking distance to the best restaurants and tourist attractions. And, it's $90 to $150 a night (depending on the room). about 7 years ago