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Do you find time to relax in Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by weluvvegas, Oct 1, 2013.

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  1. weluvvegas

    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    9 more days and I just can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to my 3 nights in Vegas. I mean, I'm always looking forward to it but in the past it has seemed like a rush sometimes. I remember my mom/daughter trip last year, I was working a crappy job and I was not in the best of moods...I think I didn't enjoy it as much as I could have and I was so exhausted when I got home.

    I've been going non-stop since my kids started school and I'm so ready to just get on that plane and relax for a few days. Some of us hit Vegas hard and go from morning until night packed in with a lengthy agenda. I'm happy to say this time, that's not the case. We're totally going to veg out, take our time and really relax! Hopefully I'll come home well rested and....a little richer (fingers crossed lol)
     
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    not usually.... If I sleep for more than 3-4 hours a night, that is relaxing!!
     
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    Since we are vets with many trips under our belts, we only worry about possibly seeing "new" stuff sometime during our trips. Otherwise, we "rest & relax" at the slots with drinks in hand. We love that we have a choice at any time of the night or day. :) Hope you have a really great trip!
     
  4. Auggie

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    Depends on the trip.

    If we are going for 3-4 nights there is a lot we want to see and do so we don't spend a lot of down time and just relax... if its a 6-8 night trip then there is a lot more time we'll spend unwinding and just sleeping or sitting around the pool for hours.
     
  5. Kickin

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    Nowadays I do and I love it. When I used to just have guy trips it was nonstop drinking, gambling, and clubbing with barely any sleep. Now when I go with my gf it's been very laid back. At home I can't sleep more than 5-6 hours on good days. But in Vegas last time I slept for much longer than that one morning and it even surprised my girlfriend. I still go to bed late, after sunrise sometimes, but then we will veg out in the room or pool until anytime in the day. No rush.
     
  6. sco5123

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    Great question!

    I usually go for longer periods now. When I have more than 11 days, it seems I take lots of time to relax. And BOY do I enjoy this too. One trip last December I spent time time just relaxing in my bright and beautiful contemporary room at Excalibur for 2 days straight, chatting on the phone, surfing the internet, heading down to the food court when I was hungry once a day. It was so nice to be in Vegas and to rest. To rest in my happy place. Even walking through the casino doing absolutely nothing, soaking up the vibe and picking up free drinks, was super relaxing that trip. I just sigh thinking about it. In itself, it was magical. I did not do much sight-seeing for those two days. It was a welcome rest. It was my first couple days of an impromptu 20+ day trip so it helped my budget and helped my well-being, preparing me for more crazy times in Vegas.

    When I stayed at Luxor for four nights in the cozy tower room on a 3-week trip in May (total cost $300 for the 3 weeks), I spent my evenings listening to the sounds of an aquarium. Just sitting in the bed and listening to the "sounds" section of the TV options. I slept like a dream. I also woke up to reruns of Fresh Prince and a Tyler Perry show and just watched them for a couple hours. Ahhh. Pure relaxation.
     
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  7. shifter

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    yeah, I usually have a little downtime each day, either in the morning or evening depending on the rest of the day. I used to go, go, go, but that's just too much.
     
  8. imwired

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    We do get enough sleep but I always say our vacations aren't restful - too much drinking and gambling (as compared to laying on a beach reading a book or camping and hiking which would be more healthy).
     
  9. Max2589

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    Relax in Vegas? Ha.
     
  10. weluvvegas

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    Oh my, as much as I would enjoy 11 days in Vegas....I'm not sure I could afford it. I'm way too much of a gambling degenrate for that!

    I don't plan on sleeping a whole lot during this trip but I'm looking forward to just having drinks, walking around, sight seeing (which is why I enjoy my 1 mom/daughter trip per year. It's something my husband and I don't do alot of anymore), eating etc. Leisurely, not in a hurry.
     
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    I try to go read by the pool for a couple of hours each day after lunch
     
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    If I cant relax then its not a vac. I make some time each day, usually mornings. I like to have a cup of coffee and play some slots or video poker for an hour or so by myself. I am then ready for the day.

    As I get more mature and more trips under my belt the less running around I seem to do. Last summer we stayed off strip and did 6 hours a day at the pool. That was very relaxing.
     
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    I nap most days on vacation and that includes vacations in Vegas. The only day I won't is if I take a drive to a national park and have been hiking, to some extent. Then I just shower, change, get dinner and gamble/drink.
     
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    We're often more zonked after non-Vegas getaways.

    It's easy for us to relax in Vegas simply because, as Ron says, part of the reason a good bit of us vacay is to unwind. Doesn't mean it's a week in the retirement home, and we've certainly paid the price quite a few times for burn/churn; hangovers are one thing when all you are doing is muddling through work but when they take out a day of vacay, that sucks.

    We're not rollers like beej and some of the others here, but that's one of the reason we like bigger, higher-end properties ... for the accomms and what they allow. And we've spent a lot of nights in rather anti-Vegas surroundings when compared to most here, places like the JW and the LLV properties. I remember one trip while Terri was getting her MBA where she just holed up in our suite at the JW, watching movies, ordering room service, but she did muster energy for a daily spa treatment and spa session. lol

    Finally, there's a big correlation between trips that involve a lot of casino time and ones that don't.
     
  15. vegas_or_bust

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    For trips with just my wife and I, we try to spend at least one late morning/early afternoon at the spa. I was anti-spa until I actually tried it, and now I really enjoy it. Don't necessarily need to get treatments either, as sometimes I just go and sit in the hot/cold pools, saunas, steams rooms, or just sit in the quiet enjoyment of the spa and read the newspaper or a book. Two hours in the spa doing nothing but relaxing in the quiet helps to re-charge my battery.

    Another thing we have noticed that helps us relax in Vegas in not scheduling so many dinner reservations and show reservations in stone before we fly out. When you have dinner at 7 and a show at 9:30 every night, it really limits your day-time activity, as you have to stop whatever you are doing to go get ready each day. We used to plan dinner and a night-time activity for every day of our trip.

    Now if we are going out for a 3 night trip we only schedule one nice dinner ahead of time, or book the 1 show that we really want to see. We just play it by ear the rest of the trip. We have found that its much more relaxing to not have a set schedule each day.
     
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    Love that freeform approach!!!
     
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    You sleep in Vegas? What's wrong with you?
     
  18. farkingidiot

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    Yes!! I take a Vegas nap almost every day. I love hitting the pol all day, then eating a late lunch early dinner. I'll play a little slots, then hit the room around 5. Then it's naptime till around 8. Shower, pre-drinking, then stay out till 4 or so, hitting a club or lounge in the process. Weluvvegas, make sure you get your chill time. I think you'll find you absorb more and appreciate things more.
     
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    Vegas as a whole is relaxing for me, but I am never laying around. I will go to the spa, walk around the strip, been to almost every off strip tourist area.

    I have learned to be better at not going on tilt, getting grumpy at a machine, SAM(stupid ass machine shuffler), idiots at the table, etc... so it makes Vegas more relaxing.

    The most relaxing part has become the gambling aspect of the trip. I enjoy sitting at a table/machine for a few hours(if lucky) and having a cup of coffee or a drink. I have learned not to get so mad at losing all the preplanned $$ and just enjoy a few days away from the office and kids and live in the adult Disneyland. It took me about 20+ trips to figure this out and it has made the few years/trips after that more enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, I am very competitive and always want to win, but I realize they did not build this huge palaces off everyone winning and the odds are always in their favor.
     
  20. Happygirl21

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    On my first 3 trips ( first one was 2010) I was running around like a crazy person. I felt like I had to see this that and the other thing.

    Now days I go at a much more mellow pace. I love walking the strip early in the morning ,before it's crawling with people. I also plan on at least one show, trying a new to me restaurant as well as going for a little spa time. Gambling goes without saying ;)

    I enjoy going solo so I can do what I want, when I want, where I want.

    Enjoy your trip and good luck!
     
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