I got back from my first trip to Vegas on Friday, and I learned a few things... 1. Do not upgrade to the Paradise Tower rooms at the Tropicana, they are not worth the extra $30/night. Go straight for the suite if you want to be in that tower. 2. Watch where you walk. On our very first day, I was walking along the strip, not paying attention, and hit some uneven asphalt in a parking lot. I fell and totally gimped myself. I really banged up my knee (it's still bruised), and couldn't walk for 2 days. After that it was very sloooow going. I was so mad at myself!! What a way to ruin a trip. 3. I don't like to play slots...there's nothing about putting my money in that machine and getting nothing back that excites me. I guess it's because I have never "hit". I can do better things with that $20 than push a button for a half hour. 4. If it's your first time, definitley splurge on getting a limo to pick you up from the airport. We used Presidential and it was wonderful. Nothing like riding down the strip for the very first time in a limo drinking champagne. Overall, I'm glad I went. I enjoyed Las Vegas, and will visit again. However, next time I will stay at a hotel that is more center-stip, and I will go with my boyfriend, not my mother.