View Poll Results: Going to Vegas

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  • Winter

    17 25.37%
  • Spring

    21 31.34%
  • Summer

    16 23.88%
  • Fall

    19 28.36%
  • Reason: Events, (rodeo, trade shows, etc.)

    8 11.94%
  • Reason: Holiday, R&R, Play golf,

    21 31.34%
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  1. #1
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    Default Favorite Time of Year

    Las Vegas continues to be a destination of choice for many roadtrippers, please use the poll above to share what time of year would be your choice for such a visitation.

    Also, do you go for a specific event or just to kick back?

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    I usually do not have a specific activity planned for trips to Las Vegas -- I just like to experience the excitement of the city occasionally. Some past reasons have been weddings, and visiting friends. I've been once or twice (years ago) for racing events.

    As always almost, my favorite times are Spring and Fall.

  3. #3
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    Default December

    I love going to Vegas in early December, during the couple weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The weather's perfect, and even better, its the slowest time of the year for tourists. The same excitement, with fewer crowds, and most importantly great deals. Many hotels slash rates just to fill up the rooms and the casino. 2 years ago, I stayed Downtown, right on Freemont street for $6 a night, over a weekend! By far, the best deal I've ever gotten on a trip.

  4. #4
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    Default Times have changed

    Quote Originally Posted by imported_Midwesterner
    I love going to Vegas in early December, during the couple weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The weather's perfect, and even better, its the slowest time of the year for tourists.
    The resort industry has worked hard to elminate that soft spot in the calendar and the days of inexpensive lodging this time of year are long past. I am not sure you can find any motel on Fremont Street (or anywhere else in LV) for less than $35.00 per night and the average for "normal" motels is closer to $65.00 per night. The average for the better properties this time of year is $120. Plus with the activites of the National Finals Rodeo, the Billboard Music Awards and several new conventions, the traffic counts are still in the 25,000 visitor per weekend levels. More importantly for us locals, is that the nicest restaurants and shows don't have the once-traditional "dark" periods any more.

    Mark

  5. #5
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    Default wow

    I got those deals just two years ago, so I'm a little surprised that things have changed that fast. But if anyplace is going to dramatically change in two years, I suppose Vegas would be the place.

  6. #6
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    Default Haven't Been There since '94

    We used to go almost every spring vacation from 1983-1994. From what I have seen and heard, there are quite a few changes, many that I don't think I'd like. It used to be that you could really get a good deal on rooms, drinks, and food.

    Does Slots of Fun still have those $1 jumbo dogs and 75 cent Coronas and Heinekins?

  7. #7
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    Default One of my favorite towns on earth

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadDog
    We used to go almost every spring vacation from 1983-1994. From what I have seen and heard, there are quite a few changes, many that I don't think I'd like. It used to be that you could really get a good deal on rooms, drinks, and food.
    Deals still exist but the minimums have gone up.
    Does Slots of Fun still have those $1 jumbo dogs and 75 cent Coronas and Heinekins?
    Where is Slots of Fun? I have never enjoyed cheap food -- I think you can find $1 Coronas and Heinekins but that would be about the lowest. Here are a few of our favorite things about this place.

    Mark

  8. #8
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    Default Slots o Fun

    Slots o Fun is right next to Circus Circus.

    As of last spring, they still had the $1 1/2lb dogs, but the beers had "gone up" to $1 too.

    While usually I'm a big fan of cheap and/or free food, the Slots Hot Dog might be the nastiest thing I've ever eaten - I think I could actually taste the hooves. I try to stick with the 99 cent Golden Gate Shimp Cocktail or the $1 Fried Twinkies and Fried Oreos at another little place on Freemont.

  9. #9
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    Default Still the bargain!

    Quote Originally Posted by imported_Midwesterner
    Slots o Fun is right next to Circus Circus.
    As of last spring, they still had the $1 1/2lb dogs, but the beers had "gone up" to $1 too.
    Yeah, I drove by it last night -- they still have the $1 dogs, and now that I have read your dining review, I am even less tempted!
    While usually I'm a big fan of cheap and/or free food
    , Although not quite free, I did discover that the booze and wine on sale in the gift shop at the brand new South Coast Casino has the best prices we have ever found anywhere in Las Vegas -- go figure!

    Megan really likes those $1 shrimp cocktails (I avoid shrimp) and the sheer volume of shrimp that is available on a daily basis in this berg boggles the mind!

    Thanks for the news about those hoof-laden dogs.

    Mark

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    when ISN'T it a good time to go to vegas? lol. i am in Los Angeles though, so it's easy for me!

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