1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

how often is too often?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by gerry53, Oct 11, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gerry53

    gerry53 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,257
    Location:
    canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    27
    hello,

    wife and I have been to vegas 20 plus times and always had a fantastic time.

    my wife passed away last january and I decided to return early last month and I enjoyed the getaway.

    now only a month later I have gotten awesome room offers and can use travel miles for air.

    has anyone else done trips so close together or am I overdoing it a bit?
     
  2. dankyone

    dankyone VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,449
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    105
    Sorry to hear about your wife.

    I have flown to LV two weekends in a row on more than one occasion. Go for it!
     
  3. gpenguins67

    gpenguins67 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Messages:
    722
    Location:
    RI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    Gerry, sorry for your loss.
    Really you are the only one to determine whether you are going too often or not. As long as it is your financial means and you are enjoying your getaway then I see no reason why you shouldn't go as often as you want.

    I typically go once a year myself, but this year after my return from my trip in September I decided I wanted to go back for my birthday in November. I am able to afford it and I cut out gambling at my local casinos in the meantime. Others also go multiple times in the same month....... So I say if you can afford it and you have a good time there...... go for it.
     
  4. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,096
    Location:
    At the tables
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    I find every 2 months is about the right time. But sometimes it's only a month or less between visits depending on events i want to attend. I say whatever works for you!
     
  5. LolaDoggie

    LolaDoggie VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,377
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    I think it's up to you. How much free time you have. How much you can afford. What kind of other responsibilities you have. What other hobbies or interests you have. If you have other vacation spots you want to visit. I'm thrilled if I can get to Vegas once a year. But, hopefully I can get to a point where twice a year is the routine. The other thing to me is the length of the visit when you're flying. I can't wrap my head to Vegas from here and only going for 3 or 4 days.
     
  6. anonanon

    anonanon Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Messages:
    283
    Location:
    Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    27
    Sorry to hear about your wife.

    I myself have done Vegas 2x in a month before and I go at least every 3-4 months on average. It really comes down to your financials (gambling or not, how pricey the hotels are etc) and your own comfort level.

    I've always had a great time down there and wish I could go back more often than I do, but I gotta work to support my Vegas habit :D
     
  7. Max2589

    Max2589 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    458
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    19
    If you can use miles and have no health/financial issues you should go as often as you want.

    I am scheduled to go next week but I may jump on a flight later tonight
    if there is an open seat. Do what makes you happy.
     
  8. OntheStrip

    OntheStrip Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    84
    Location:
    California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    To often? Impossible.:D We go once a month for a few days. We are in CA so we drive but we'd probably switch to flying if it was cheaper.
     
  9. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    4,569
    Location:
    Modesto, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    001
    That's like Reno with us...its a 3 hour tour, so we go just about every weekend...
    If Vegas was closer than an 8 hour drive, we'd go more often than once every couple months (3 day weekends work well)
     
    Palace Tower Suite!
  10. OntheStrip

    OntheStrip Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2013
    Messages:
    84
    Location:
    California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    5
    Life is to short to not have fun when you can (responsiblity that is). :beer: If we were any closer we'd probably be there more than 1x a month lol. In fact we were booked to go twice this month thanks to a good comp, but I don't think we'll end up making our NYNY trip. After so many trips already I'm not looking forward to the drive so soon.

    @TIM: We have to yet go to Reno. 3 hours vs 7/8 would be nice but it's just NOT VEGAS.:cry:
     
  11. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Messages:
    2,956
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    55
    Sorry for your loss.

    My rule has always been this towards gambling. As long as I can comfortably afford to lose the money I spend on my casino trips and my gambling doesn't negatively impact those close to me then there is nothing wrong with it. Back in the early 80s for a period of about 18 months I was there every other weekend.:beer:
     
    Annual Summer Bliss in the Land of Milk and Honey!!!
  12. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    3,593
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Go as often as you'd like. As long as you're happy and enjoying your visits. Sorry about the loss of your Wife.

    I'd like to eventually go to Vegas at least every three months. This will have to happen after I retire, which I hope is soon.
     
    Going to Hawaii's 9th Island!!
    Going to Hawaii's 9th island!!
  13. luvstp

    luvstp High-Roller

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    Northern NV
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    75
    This may not be the right place to ask that question!!! :evillaugh

    You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your wife.


    As far as how often to go, well.......we're going two weekends in a row starting in a few days. Wynn had a great tournament coming up and then Aria had a great tournament the week after. Now that I'm retired, we can go whenever we want to. We typically go once every 4-6 weeks as I was just there in early September and the end of July before that.

    Vegas is my happy place and as long as we can still put kibble on the table for the dogs, then we are going to go. Life is uncertain.....enjoy it while you can. :wave:
     
  14. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,426
    Location:
    Green, Ohio
    Sorry for your loss.

    My wife and I have never gone to Vegas just to go. We always have something else to do, such as attending a show or meeting friends. Vegas can be quite convenient if friends and family are far away.

    I imagine my solo trips would be different and slightly more frequent, but I would probably not want to visit a lot more often than before. But that's me. That's something only you can decide for yourself.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.