Intro Great message board you have here! My wife and I are making our first visit to Vegas in 4 weeks. It will be a 5 day trip staying downtown and will include a rental car. I am more the "over plan" type, but I really prefer to look ahead and see what is between point A and B that we may miss if we just drive. One day will be a Lake Mead drive to Hoover, and include some Boulder Hwy. stops along the way. Also planning 2 evening visits to see the strip, but really like the idea of gambling at the off strip and downtown locations. I was in AC once but my wife has only been to the NA casinos we have here. One of them is over 100K sq. ft. but still not the same as what we are about to behold. A couple of the items I have seen only a minor amount of posts for here are the car rental company (Fox) and separate rental insurance. Since my cars are paid for, I only carry liability and comp insurance so I have purchased rental insurance through a site called "protectyourbubble.com" for $8/day to cma for any accident. I will leave feedback about those after the trip. My wife thinks I am anal as I already have our first day planned to go from the rental agency to a Walmart a few miles away to buy a styrofoam cooler, bottled water and snacks to have at the motel. Then we go to the Silverton for the $5 Monday buffet and then the Palms to use a $50 for $25 coin match play. We can always change plans, but I guess I figure you can not plan without the information in front of you. Anyway, great site and thanks for all the helpful information.