I was really torn when trying to plan my next trip. I'm fairly low on vacation time so trying to maximize my time off. I was thinking about the 4th of July since my firm is giving us Friday the 5th off but I was put off thinking it will probably be too crowded. It's a double edged sword: - Not busy - better chance of getting the room I want, not fighting for a seat at a good BJ table (hate it when I have to wait in line to gamble) or at the machine I want to play. Easier to get a seat in a restaurant without a reservation not to mention shows. - Busy -is better people watching. I hate a dead craps table. Just two of us there make the money go very fast. A busy table takes a while to pay people so I have a longer session. When it's busy there are more options for live shows. I ended up booking the days just before July 4th to take less time off and still avoid the crowds. Do you book for busy or dead days?