Friday, March 13, 2009
Vegas on July 4th
If I time this just right, my family could end up in Las Vegas for 4th of July this year. Yeaaaahhh baby! But where to stay?
I know they are tons of places, and I know there are even more deals out there... but I'm going to be a bit particular here. I want personal recommendations by you... and they must have been within the past decade! My first (and only) trip to Vegas, we stayed at the Stratosphere at the recommendation of a friend's mother... a travel agent, mind you. And, believe me, I dug the under $50 a night pricing, but the smoke in the lobby casino (and the likes of the people still gambling, smoking and drinking at 9am when we came down for coffee) are not what I'm looking for this time. Plus it was so far down the end of the strip!
Nor am I going to take any suggestions for the great places, like the Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian, Ceasar's, etc. I've been in them and know they are awesome but too far above the budget for this trip. We are staying one night and will have our 17-year-old daughter with us and plan to go to a show. So not much time will be spent in the room. So, bring it on folks - what do you know about the mid-range places... New York New York, Mirage, MGM Grand, Bally's, Flamingo, Tropicana, Monte Carlo, Sahara??? Looking to keep it around $100. How are they... for real?