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Vegas Vacation

Postby npv708 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:44 pm

Well, as it happened with this (planned for NYC, ended up in Ohio):
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=47361&p=1386661

My original plans for a beach vaca are kaput.

Apparently, instead of a beach vacation, she decided she'd rather do a Vegas vacation, and I completely agree. I went there once when I was in my early teens, played a bunch of arcade games and swam a lot, but I don't remember a lot.

Any suggestions on hotels in Vegas and good places to get deals? We're heading out in early May of this year if that helps.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby MelicharSux on Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:40 am

You can try booking the entire trip through Southwest. You get free buffets, shows, and a free night apparently. I've never done it, but it's worth looking into I guess. :pop:

It will be less expensive if you're going on a weekday versus a weekend.

Stay @ The Venetian :thumb:
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:17 am

This was the newest thread I could find about Vegas, I know there are some others.

My buddy just laid the hammer down on me last night that he has $5k to take me, him, and 2 other buddies to Vegas for a Thursday-Sunday bachelor party. I figured this budget was more than enough... he said he'd buy a room and we just bought flights and gambling money. Where's the best place to get a suite that we can stay in, and perhaps get some more people to go? Im thinking there will be like 8-10 of us total, but he's only going to pay for 4... or, should I just tell him to buy regular hotel rooms and pay for more people?? He seems dead set on a luxury suite room.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby thehockeyguru on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:20 am

I booked a Vegas trip for the Super Bowl. Definitely looking forward to it.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:29 am

mac5155 wrote:This was the newest thread I could find about Vegas, I know there are some others.

My buddy just laid the hammer down on me last night that he has $5k to take me, him, and 2 other buddies to Vegas for a Thursday-Sunday bachelor party. I figured this budget was more than enough... he said he'd buy a room and we just bought flights and gambling money. Where's the best place to get a suite that we can stay in, and perhaps get some more people to go? Im thinking there will be like 8-10 of us total, but he's only going to pay for 4... or, should I just tell him to buy regular hotel rooms and pay for more people?? He seems dead set on a luxury suite room.


5 grand wont get you too far. just get a bunk ass room and all stay in it and make it rain with the extra cheddar. you wont be spending much time in the room anyways
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby Rylan on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:33 am

I have mac pegged as Alan if this goes haywire a la The Hangover.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:37 am

Im more of a Doug kinda guy. Said financier of the event is Phil. I dunno if we have an Alan yet. I fear that could be my younger brother if he decides to come.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:37 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
mac5155 wrote:This was the newest thread I could find about Vegas, I know there are some others.

My buddy just laid the hammer down on me last night that he has $5k to take me, him, and 2 other buddies to Vegas for a Thursday-Sunday bachelor party. I figured this budget was more than enough... he said he'd buy a room and we just bought flights and gambling money. Where's the best place to get a suite that we can stay in, and perhaps get some more people to go? Im thinking there will be like 8-10 of us total, but he's only going to pay for 4... or, should I just tell him to buy regular hotel rooms and pay for more people?? He seems dead set on a luxury suite room.


5 grand wont get you too far. just get a bunk ass room and all stay in it and make it rain with the extra cheddar. you wont be spending much time in the room anyways


Really? damn. I figured that could get us at least a nice suite for like $1k a night.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby yubb on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:41 am

I'm going to Vegas on Thursday and my room maxed out at $95 a day on the weekend. I have no clue what a suite would cost.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:42 am

some of the smaller suites will run you like 850-950/night on the weekend but these are usually only 1 BR with a livign room
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:46 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:some of the smaller suites will run you like 850-950/night on the weekend but these are usually only 1 BR with a livign room


ah gotcha. We're looking for probably second-third weekend in March.

Is St PAtricks day big in vegas? we were thinking that weekend.

What are the cheapest flights out there, southwest?
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:51 am

Also should be noted that those prices are ballpark for the bellagio. Other places will likely be cheaper
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:53 am

Whats the best area to stay? We dont need much to be entertained. Probably most of our days will consist of casino and drinking, maybe a round of golf, and the obvious entertainment as well as some other shows.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby yubb on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:00 am

Southwest is currently the only airline offering direct, non-stop flights out to Vegas that I could find.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:03 am

A quick search resulted in almost $1000 round trip. if thats the case no way
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:06 am

THis is just one gentlemans opinion, but it seems silly to waste valuable drinking and gambling money on a suite.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby yubb on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:08 am

mac5155 wrote:A quick search resulted in almost $1000 round trip. if thats the case no way


For Southwest? I got mine for around $500 round trip.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby yubb on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:11 am

And that's including the extra cost for checking three bags (hockey bag, sticks and regular luggage).
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:15 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:THis is just one gentlemans opinion, but it seems silly to waste valuable drinking and gambling money on a suite.


That was my thought too. But this bro seems to have a use-it-or-lose-it opinion on the $5k room allowance.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:52 am

Mr papagiorgio?
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby BigMcK on Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:41 pm

Check the Rio Hotel and Suites for a suite. 5 minutes off the strip but a short cab ride away if you desire to walk the strip. Driving yourself on the strip is no fun at night. Worst gridlock you will ever face.

Downtown has the Golden Nugget, which is the only place to stay downtown. They have the Freemont Street Experience which is a cool light show, and table game minimum bets are usually lower than the strip. If you are downtown, check out Binion's Steakhouse which is located on the 23(?) floor. Old school Vegas vibe with stiff drinks and a view of the city. Downtown is more casual than the strip.

St. Patrick's Day is as good as anytime to visit. You can check with the casino's to see if they are doing anything special. Most nightclubs / bars will have something going on -- it's Vegas after all. They want you to be happy and loose with your money.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:05 pm

stay on the strip
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby Orlando Penguin on Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:56 am

mac5155 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:some of the smaller suites will run you like 850-950/night on the weekend but these are usually only 1 BR with a livign room


ah gotcha. We're looking for probably second-third weekend in March.

Is St PAtricks day big in vegas? we were thinking that weekend.

What are the cheapest flights out there, southwest?



St. Patty's Day also coincides with the NCAA Tournament so you will have PLENTY to bet on...if you are that kind of person. I was there at that time last year but I stayed out in Henderson and even there at Green Valley Ranch, it was pretty crowded. I didn't really notice anything different with St. Patty's day other than a ton of hot women wearing green sundresses.
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Re: Vegas Vacation

Postby mac5155 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:47 am

I'm more concerned with it being busier than normal at that time of the year, and if that's the case, we will go at another time.
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