Not a Vegas newbie but not a hard core veteran either. Husband and I have been going twice a year for the last 4 years. Usually go on our birthdays -- Today is mine 9/13 -- but we decided to wait until December. Cooler - Rodeo Week, RMEF, and the Hunter Christmas Expo -- for the husband -- I plan to be sitting on a slot or VP machine tossing back some Margaritas. I am budget minded but also like a few splurges here and there -- So it is Luxor for 3 nights - for him, and Bellagio 2 nights for me. Love sharing tips and other info.