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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by JULIAN.UK, Dec 18, 2012.

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  1. JULIAN.UK

    JULIAN.UK Tourist

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    going to vegas next august for my 40th birthday. want to go for a week - some people have said thats too long, others not long enough. any suggestions ? :confused2:
     
  2. celticnoel79

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    Trust me it wont feel long enough! Especially travelling from the UK as we do, the shortest time ive been for is 10 nights and the longest was 14, we now go for 11 or 12 nights and feel thats just 'perfect'. Going for the first time you wont get to see even near half of what Vegas has to offer, dont plan too much and above all have a great time, im sure you will :peace:
     
  3. dgr1973

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    My 40th is in August too but we are going in March for an early celebration:drunk:. You are traveling quite a long ways so its not worth coming all the way over for just a few days. That being said I dont think I could stay longer then 4-5 days cause with all the late nights, drinking and gambling this old gal just doesnt have the stamina(or money to lose lol). You might want to look into some day trips in the area to give you some other things to see and do! Have a great time and happy bday!!
     
  4. MikeOPensacola

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    If you're coming from across the pond a week will be perfect. Give yourself a day to get rid of the jet lag before you start your serious gambling. Hope you have a great trip and looking forward to your trip report.:beer:
     
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    Hi Julian. Im from West Yorkshire, UK. This is my third visit, ive done 4 days, 5 days and now im off for a week. The other members have got it bang on a week is good ( two is better ). Like the gentleman said, when you get in there dont rush about - take your time and let it flood in. You can do a lot of research on here and even maybe find some cracking deals. From the sounds of what you are saying so far you already have the bug, you will ove it. As your flying into Vegas and you catch sight of the Strip you will be thinking "Hell yeah - bring it on". Embrace it !
     
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    thank you to everyone who has posted comments so far (and an early happy birthday to dgr1973 incase i forget!) . i found them interesting reading.

    i think ill plump for the week the first time and then - when ive fallen in love with vegas - longer next time. :love:

    looking forward to visiting this site loads more and annoying everyone by asking millions more questions. !
     
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    Last April, I spent a week at the Palazzo, while my boyfriend had to work at a convention. It was fantastic. I really took my time with things and spent a lot of time by the pool and reading in the suit. It felt like a real vacation! I wasn't bored at all.
     
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    I have gone for a week up to 12 days, the longer the better I say, specially for your first trip.
     
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    Haha thanks but I'm in no hurry for the big 4-0 and we basically just turned 39 so its still a ways off but no better way to celebrate then in Vegas! I think you've mad a good choice in staying a week, you will get to see and do alot without feeling rushed while dealing with jet lag. Oh and you wont annoy anyone with your questions thats what we are here for! Everyone was so helpful when I planned my first trip in July 2011. Also it will be HOT HOT HOT when you go! It may be a shock to your system since you dont have that kind of heat back home. Just try not to do too much walking during the heat of the day and have plenty of sunscreen and water handy!:thumbsup:
     
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    well ive narrowed down my hotel choices to two - the Mandalay Bay or new york new york. any comments on either would be appreciated .
     
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    As it is your first time I think NYNY would be easier to get around from as it is more central. You will find it much easier to visit the other casinos and attractions. A couple of tips from a fellow uk traveller: if you suffer with a dry nose take some Vaseline with you and keep the nasal linings moistened. Start on the plane. The dry air, heat and air conditioning is definitely not what we get in the uk. Also go to Walgreens or CVS when you get there and buy 10mg Melatonin time release capsules and take two at night (it says one capsule so if you are on any medication ask the pharmacist). This will help a huge amount with the jet lag. It works when you return to the uk as well.

    Above all have a great time. I will be there in August too and love the heat.

    Corinne
     
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    well thank you corinne. the ny ny was my original choice but then i looked at loads of others then couldnt decide. well that one is in the lead at the mo !

    thanks for the other tips - i think ill be ok in the heat but the jet lag tabs sound a good idea. id never heard of them before :)
     
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    Over the last 12 years our trips have got longer and longer. Started with two weeks, noe we do 6 to 8 weeks twice a year.

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    Hi Julian

    I just joined today and as I am from the UK, I agree with what people say above. I have done a week three times and it is perfect. Also the advice about not gambling on the first day is the best advice you will ever be given. Get some good sleep and tackle the tables with a clear and fresh head the following day.

    As for the hotels you suggest, both have their plus points. Location wise, NYNY is better. On your first trip you will no doubt want to explore many of the hotels on the strip, if you look at any LV map you will see the Mandalay Bay is at the extreme south end of the strip. I have not stayed there, but friends of mine have and say the pool area is fab. Good luck!
     
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    I travel from Ireland (via London) and I go for 5-6 nights all the time. The distance never bothers me tbh & never really get consumed by jet lag because Vegas is 24/7 so I just plough on through.

    Personally I think any longer than a week is a bit much. When I'm leaving Vegas i always feel its just about the right time to leave but I hit the town hard & get a lot of stuff in.
    Having a relaxing rest day is not something im familiar with but if you want to see most things and have 1-2 chill out days I would suggest 10 days.

    In relation to the hotel NYNY wins this hands down. Good vibe there & better location than MB.

    Above all just enjoy your time there & after your first time you will have a much better idea as to how long to go for next time to suit your type of holiday.
     
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