I haven't been on an airplane in almost 2 decades. This will be my first time in Vegas as an adult (we had a family trip to Las Vegas when I was a small child). My husband and I were supposed to go together, but he is unable to go now and I have decided to go alone since the trip is non-refundable. I'm fairly proper and frugal, I don't drink and I don't have the funds for trying gambling. I don't want to stay in my room the whole time with a book. Could some of the kind people on this forum help me? 1) I am staying at the Rio, off-strip. I will be taking a cab from the airport to the hotel. Is there a route I should ask the cabdriver to take? I would really like to be able to stop at a gas station or convenience store on the way to the hotel for water and cola for my room so I don't have to pay hotel prices, and I will not have a rental car. 2) I know there are many beautiful hotels in Vegas. If I go to the strip, which hotels are not to be missed? I'd like to go to places where I can just walk and have interesting sights to look at and feel safe. 3) I have heard so much about the famous buffets in Las Vegas. If I try one, will it be odd that I am there alone? 4) Will most of the people at the pool be young, superfit and showgirl beautiful? Will I be out of place in a one-piece and sunhat? Any tips for a solo female traveler not into the club/nightlife scene would be so very appreciated. I'd like to know what to expect in "Sin City" and turn this anxiety about my trip into excitement.