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Distinct Differences between Short trips and Long trips

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Mar 10, 2013.

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  1. sco5123

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    How does your experience change in Vegas for long trips as compared to short trips?
     
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    One word, RELAXATION

    When I take a short trip, I feel like there is so much to see and do and so little time, so I just do it, little if any sleep and constant moving. On a longer trip, I feel a little less stress to do everything since I have more time and I tend to atleast sleep a little.
     
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    With long trips (more than 3 nights) we feel too much time is spent killing time.
    Unfortunately my wife hasn't learned that sitting around doing nothing while on vacation is actually relaxing. When in Vegas she feels we have to keep doing something so if staying for a 4th night its like we are walking the strip just to kill time.
     
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    I don't take short trips anywhere unless it's to Deep Creek Lake in MD (Thurs-Sun)

    Whenever I've gone to Vegas, I have no problem finding stuff to do. There's a ton plus I like to party. I usually go with a group.

    There's

    the pool
    clubs
    lounges
    babymaking (lol)
    shows
    eats
    shopping
    gambling
    walking
    relaxing
    and general cutting up with friends/people we meet

    I don't take short Vegas trips cuz I'm on the east coast (DC area) and it's just not worth it to go and stay for 3-4 days. It's like when I hear people go on a 3 days cruise out of Miami. I'm not paying airfare to be somewhere for that short of time.

    Anyway, I ALWAYS find stuff to do without forcing it.
     
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    Overstimulation is my issue.. if I stay longer than 4 days... I get the over tired, heart racing.. ding ding dinging in my ears.. even when I'm in the room. I can't imagine doing any longer.. It may end up taking me down :)
     
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    This is me and my wife also. I have done 5, 4 & 3 night trips. 3 seems to be best, but that includes flying out very early east coast time so I am gambling at a casino by 11am Vegas time.
     
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    Yeah, pace is probably the main thing. With a short trip the planning is about how to get in the stuff you definitely want to. Its usually a lot of adrenaline, a lot of drinking, and a lot of gambling.

    On a longer trip, its more relaxed, but I found I needed to plan more for balance. Figure out more things I wanted to do, leave myself a lot more downtime, get myself out away from the casinos for a day, and find ways to stretch my bankroll.
     
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    i have become a fan of the long trip. when people hear i'm staying five or six nights, they think that's impossible. sunday night to saturday morning is the way to do it, for me, anyway.

    drawbacks: you get tired of being dependent upon restaurants for meals. you'd like to have a simple breakfast in your room one morning. unless you have a kitchenette, the mini-breakfast options are limited.

    it's so much easier to spend an afternoon doing nothing at a pool when you know you have plenty of time all week for other things.

    three years ago i was staying at a timeshare place with a mini kitchen during the first week of november. i wasn't far from a grocery store, so i walked the short distance to get a few things, like pre-made sandwiches and beverages. not the same as making it yourself, but the timeshare had no restaurant on it or next to it, and it was nice not to have to go somewhere for a meal. i spent a couple afternoons reading at the pool... loved it. (also enjoyed the fact that the pool was 24 hrs. (quiet after 10 p.m., please!) i could come back in the middle of the night, grab a beer and sit in the hot tub at 3:30 a.m. -- heaven.

    on that trip i arrived on a sunday night, got to the timeshare and never left. without a casino downstairs, it wasn't as tempting to go gamble the first night there, and it was nice to watch the world series and relax in the room. plus i had all-day plans that monday morning, so i had to be up before 8 a.m.

    last halloween week i was in town, sunday to saturday. i had four hours sleep friday night and four hours sleep saturday night, and that's because i am a slave to my jobs and go the extra mile to minimize the burden on everyone else while i'm gone. i was exhausted by the time i sat down on the plane. i slept a few minutes, but not a lot. i had a bit of energy after check in and we had dinner that night at the orleans, but i had no temptation to gamble. i was too tired to think that hard, so my girlfriend and i went up to the room and relaxed for the evening. (she's not much of a gambler, so she was happy to have me for the evening.)

    my upcoming trip is 4 nights, and that means about 3-1/2 days to spend. i'm fine with time at the pool and afternoons of relaxation. i'll still get to the pinball hall of fame, as well as the new pinball place. i'll make time to try the korean bathhouse. but i won't have time to eat at ellis island more than once. i won't have a lot of time to spend at main st. station. i won't have much time, if any, to play pinball at the riviera. i won't have time for a day trip out into the desert. (last fall it was two hours one way to rhyolite, a ghost town to the north. worth seeing once.)

    give me six nights and i will cover several bases, and potentially spend 8 hours playing pinball. give me four nights and i will do a lot of the same things, in smaller increments, but not everything i like to do during six nights in vegas. longer trips are so far more desirable.
     
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    I prefer the short 3 day trips

    I recently stayed 4 nights and I noticed that on the last day I just rested in my
    room. I was too tired to go anywhere. So I have cancelled my 4 day trip for March 31st to a 3 day trip. I save money and I go home to rest on the 4th day at home. My flight is only 45 min. to Burbank, Calif. LucyR.
     
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    Adrenaline is much higher during a short trip, but it does not beat being in my happy place for a sustained period of time.

    On shorter trips, I am usually a $1 or $5 slot player. On longer trips, I am a penny player, seldom playing $1 and $5 slots.

    On shorter trips, I stay at the best places my money can buy. I may spend $300 on Mandalay Bay for 3 days. On longer trips, I pick places that make me comfy and happy for the lowest price. I may spend $300 over the course of 15 days, piecing together several different cheap rates and comps (which is super fun).

    On shorter trips, I spend every waking moment hitting my wish list. I can do 20 things in a day up until 2 or 3am. On longer trips, I spread out those 20 things and stay for some time at the ones I enjoy most. I make time to just relax and "soak up" the fact that I am in las vegas.

    On shorter trips, I go where I am familiar. On longer trips, I explore new terrain (food, properties, areas, type of entertainment, etc).

    Before, I never thought I could stay in Vegas longer than 5 days without getting tired. That was before I knew all that Vegas had to offer. I could spend a month and not run out of things to do.
     
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