After 20 trips to Vegas my wife and I will be staying downtown at the Plaza for our upcoming trip. We wanted to see Beautiful-The Carole King Musical and when we noticed that it would be playing at the Smith Center we decided to book a quick weekend trip and stay downtown. The Plaza offered some of the best rates downtown, plus I really appreciated Gary Vickery, a host at the Plaza, answering questions for us here so we booked a 3 night stay at the Plaza for Fri 9/30, Sat 10/1 and Sun 10/2. the show is Sunday night and then we fly out around noon on Monday. We arrive around 7pm on Friday and will take a shuttle to the Plaza. I don't usually take the shuttle but since this was our first trip downtown it seemed like a pretty good deal, although Lyft or Uber might have been a better choice. There was no way I was going to take a cab downtown from the airport. We have not spent a lot of time downtown during our previous trips so this will be a new experience for us. we are planning on taking the bus to the strip on Saturday so we will have a good time both on Fremont Street and the strip. Since this is our first trip downtown I have been busy reading everything I can find. It is funny but for years I glossed over the downtown topics because it didn't apply to me. Now I am playing catch up!