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. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Default Very true

    Quote Originally Posted by thefotoguy
    when ISN'T it a good time to go to vegas? lol. i am in Los Angeles though, so it's easy for me!
    Agreed, but we live here...

    Mark

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
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    I think weather-wise, spring and fall would be the best times to go. I have been to Las Vegas twice, once in the winter and once in the spring. Neither time was I of legal gambling age.

    The first time I went was shortly after Christmas of 1986. We drove up from L.A., and stayed at the Tropicana. So I guess I saw the "old Vegas" then (before they started building the huge new hotels). We drove up from L.A., and stayed at the Tropicana. I remember having fun at Circus Circus, and swimming in the indoor/outdoor pool at the Tropicana. Rather cool weather for swimming though!

    The second time was in March of 1994, I believe. We toured the fancy new hotels like the Excalibur, Luxor, MGM Grand, Treasure Island, etc. Of course we went to that theme park at the MGM Grand, and to the medieval feast at the Excalibur. We visited The Sands and stayed at the Hacienda, both of which have since been torn down.

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    I love Las Vegas and oddly enough, I don't gamble. In fact, I've gambled exactly $3.50 in that city and won back all of it. I just did it because I wanted to say I gambled in Vegas.

    Mostly, I love the city and the surrounding area and the easy drive to Arizona. Rental car prices were reasonable and hotel costs were average price I pay in most of the country.

    I think my favorite visit was for the New Year holiday, 2000-2001. The weather there was gorgeous even though the rest of the country was frozen and many areas were having record snows, even in the South. The temperature in Las Vegas was about 60-75° the whole week we were there. Perfect. Only problem I had was at the airport. My flight was delayed, as were all the others, because of heavy snow storms in most of the nation. I think the delay was 3 to 4 hours. Even that wasn't terrible because there were lots of nice people to talk with and lots of stuff to do in the airport.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Default We like it too

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
    Mostly, I love the city and the surrounding area and the easy drive to Arizona.
    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum! Thanks for sharing your impressions of this place.
    I think my favorite visit was for the New Year holiday, 2000-2001. The weather there was gorgeous even though the rest of the country was frozen and many areas were having record snows, even in the South. The temperature in Las Vegas was about 60-75°
    You were very lucky that year -- those were warm temps for that time of year -- it is usually closer to 45 to 65 degrees and we normally get a light dusting of snow that week.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Editor View Post
    Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum! Thanks for sharing your impressions of this place. You were very lucky that year -- those were warm temps for that time of year -- it is usually closer to 45 to 65 degrees and we normally get a light dusting of snow that week.

    Mark

    I would have loved to have a light dusting of snow! Being from the Deep South, I treasure each little snowflake I encounter.

    Thanks for the kind welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
    I love Las Vegas and oddly enough, I don't gamble. In fact, I've gambled exactly $3.50 in that city and won back all of it. I just did it because I wanted to say I gambled in Vegas.
    I did almost the same, except I managed to go to Vegas and not put a dime in a slot machine! In fact, on the morning I was due to fly out, I was determined to say I'd at least done that. So, with a pocket full of quarters, I set out to do that and could I find a machine that didn't take bills or tokens?! Could I, hell. I had to go through the airport detectors three times because I kept finding yet more coins in my pockets! :)

  7. #17

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    i second the sentiment for anyone living in Los Angeles, going to vegas is always a randon occurence for me. but yeah i just dont like driving down there. lol. but yeah i usually tend to go during the summer cause thats when im most free as well as my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Bob View Post
    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.
    Me too i was on a superbike race there last year - awesome!

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    I voted Spring and Fall.

  10. #20

    Default Las Vegas is Great!

    This thread my be dead, but just in case, we flew in to Vegas in November and rented a motorhome to check-out the sites close to Vegas. We visited the Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion, which are unreal. I would advise anyone going to take 3+days and do the same.

    We wanted to see Death Valley, but there was an early snow and was restricted.
    Last edited by Midwest Michael; 01-14-2010 at 04:13 PM. Reason: looks like advertising

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