My girlfriend and I are planning on staying over in Vegas for a couple of nights in August 2010 en-route to our trip up north to Yosemite. We have 3 questions for the pros:
1) We have yet to book our accommodation and wondered whether a new hotel or an old hotel offered the best deals in general and if you recommend any in particular? We've had mixed messages about the newer or older hotels offering the cheapest deals and best nights out.
2) We're looking to take in the Grand Canyon with a helicopter ride through the canyon. Can anyone recommend a company that offers a good experience without costing the earth?
3) Any other days out in the Vegas area that can be recommended? We've heard of Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire but not sure both could be done in a day or if they'd be worth it. We've hired a car so would be driving there and back.
Look forward to hearing any of your suggestions. Thanks in advance.