Planning to do a Wednesday to Sunday trip in mid January and had a few questions, would appreciate any opinions. I usually stay on the strip at Flamingo, not a huge fan of the rooms or restaurants, but love the location and the atmosphere in the Flamingo Casino. Considering this, where might be a good place to stay downtown? From reading threads on here I'm currently leaning towards the Golden Nugget, possibly the Carson Tower for the quietness. Another place I like is Ellis Island, I always try to make it there at least once to eat at the restaurant, and I always have a fun time gambling there if there are some lively people. I used to always spend a lot of time in Bill's, gambling and eating prime rib in the restaurant. Suggestions on reasonably priced restaurants downtown with good food, steaks, burgers/fries/shakes, BBQ, southern food, etc? I'm Canadian so always particularly enjoy eating American food that you can't really find back home (chicken & biscuits, good BBQ, etc) Also, are there many activities outside of gambling downtown during the day? I'll probably spend some time at that video game place if it's still open, but that's the only "different" activity I'm aware of.