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Want to go to Vegas alone and need advice!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Triplediamondguy5, May 12, 2014.

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  1. Triplediamondguy5

    Triplediamondguy5 Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I took some time away from the group but I hope everyone is doing fine! I need some advice: I very much want to go to Vegas by myself but some of my friends think that this is weird. On the contrary, based on my reasons I do not think that I going to Vegas by myself is strange. First of all, I am not going there to get laid (seriously), I want to be able to eat when I want, gamble when I want, sight see where I want, just unwind, and walk (I love walking) for hours! I love my sweetheart and we went to Vegas twice, but without going into details, Las Vegas is simply not her thing. If I can get some advice from the members to help clear my thoughts I will very much appreciate it! Thank you.
     
  2. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

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    I don't see the issue. Just go!
     
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  3. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Going to Vegas "solo" is no more "weird" than going to a cafe/diner alone...or to a movie alone...or to a sports-bar alone...or to a sporting-event or concert alone...or to a health-club/fitness-center alone.
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  4. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Of my 40 or so trips to Vegas, about 25 of them have been solo, and I love it!

    Just say no to the hookers, don't get too hammered unless you are at your "home" casino, don't get drunk and call one of the girls on the cards from the porn slappers, and only take your bankroll for the day with you, nothing extra or you may get drunk and spend it all. :evillaugh

    You'll have a great time!!
     
  5. stormy

    stormy Tourist

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    There is no problem going to Vegas alone. I would prefer going with my wife but when we cannot go together I go by myself all the time. Like you said you can come and go as you please, you can choose where to eat,when to go back to the room and when to leave the room . I do feel bad on the flight to Vegas, knowing how much my wife loves Vegas and she's not with me. But your sweetheart doesn't like Vegas so that won't be an issue with you. Once you start gambling you will be in your own little world and you won't care you're doing Vegas alone. You will miss her when you're in the room or having a meal. Your friends might think it's weird going to Vegas solo , but Vegas is the one place where you can go alone and still have fun.
     
  6. dernsky

    dernsky Low-Roller

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    have a great time!!!! i usually go by myself for those reasons, gamble drink sleep when you want. :beer:
     
  7. smartone

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    Ohhh... your friends are weird... tell 'em to grow up! Plenty and I mean plenty of people enjoy the heck outta Vegas solo, including yours truly. You will not, in any way feel outta place or awkward.
     
  8. sybgal

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    We have many solo travelers on this board and it is not weird or odd at all. I have considered going solo one trip but my family and friends freak out safety concerns. I would love to have the freedom a solo trip would provide....plus our group often splits up and does their own things anyway. I hope you get that solo trip to see if you enjoy it as much as others do. Good luck!
     
  9. Texas Gramma

    Texas Gramma Low-Roller

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    I have been to Vegas many times alone... usually when people cancelled at the last minute... I really enjoyed it. My only problem was if something good happened there was no one to share it with... but the smart phone has solved that problem... call your sweetheart and share!!!
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    My sister's husband is bored with gambling in any form... but he loves hunting... she likes slots... so each does their own thing and no one resents it.
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    Maybe you could suggest she do something that you don't care for while you are gone... like shopping, beauty specials, meeting with friends,etc.
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    Go for it... you'll like it!!!
     
  10. katmu

    katmu Well-Known Member

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    I went to Vegas for the 1st time solo last year. Like you, I had some concerns about it being "weird" but I really enjoyed being able to do what I wanted when I wanted. It was nice to be able to go to the gym for a couple of hours and just take my time, use the spa without worrying that someone else was waiting for me. If I wanted to go take a nap in the afternoon so I could gamble later there was no guilt.

    I still take Vegas trips with friends and family but my next trip is solo again. I recommend trying it at least once.
     
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  11. Steelers7

    Steelers7 Low-Roller

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    All I would say is if your sweetheart is fine with you going, then go. It is not weird in the least bit. I have gone numerous times by myself and love it. You make your own schedule, and like you said do what you want, when you want. You will miss her but you can call when ever you want :) Vegas is a great place for solo traveller's.
     
  12. sindustry

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    Most of my trips are solo as well. Although she rather I not go, my wife prefers i go without her, than drag her and the kids along. It is nice to go with friends, but most of the time, either they do not gamble, don't have the same bankroll to play with, or don't like the same games...this is fine for short sessions, but when you want to put in some solid game time, it's a drag. I end up having to entertain when I bring others, which is fine, but sometimes it is nice to just be able to enjoy Vegas leisurely. I enjoy and look forward to the solo trips.
     
  13. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Had my first solo trip this past thanksgiving and it was very relaxing. Wasnt trying to apease the group, didnt have to deal with people being late or slowing down the crowd. It was just do what I want, when I want...

    The "dont get too drunk" advice is GREAT advice!
     
  14. Bushman1

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    I've been to Vegas twice by myself. Wife has been the other 25 times or so. Gotta admit that both are fun, but in very different ways.

    As you said when you started the thread, I'm not trying to get laid or party (I'm too fat, too old, and too curmudgeony), but I love the fact that I can go and sit at a table and, if I'm lucky, can play for 3-4 hours on my designated bankroll for the day. Don't have to worry about the wife running out of money quickly on slots and then insisting we go somewhere else. :)

    I like driving around Vegas and the surrounding areas; she gets bored.

    I can literally use my buffet coupons to eat for almost nothing; she likes sit down restaurants.

    I like going to shows every night if possible; she can handle 2 or 3 nights at most.

    However, I do have to watch my drinking when out there alone. Heard too many horror stories about guys getting drugged, robbed, and/or rolled. Kim doesn't drink much so I have my built in defense system and designated driver. :)

    So, it's pretty much a trade off for me.

    Sorry, that was a bit long-winded to not really add much to the thread.

    Bushman
     
  15. gguerra

    gguerra Low-Roller

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    Curmudgeony? So do you mean you are grumpy? LOL
     
  16. Max2589

    Max2589 Low-Roller

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    I go myself all the time. I prefer it that way. Don't listen to any of the haters.

    There is something about being alone in a giant casino hotel that is liberating. No one knows where you are or what you are doing. You can spend all day in bed wearing a robe and stuffing your face with room service. Alternatively, you can spend days gambling like a generate. You are alone. You can do what you want No one is the wiser....
    #nojudgements
     
  17. wellmel

    wellmel Low-Roller

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    I've thought about going alone. But I get the same reaction as you from those around me. But I don't see why not? People worry about safety for women, but I feel like Vegas is very safe as compared to other cities, because there's always people awake and places open. You're not walking in dark streets at night or empty alley ways. I don't know, I'm thinking about it. I say do it, don't let anything/anyone hold you back.
     
  18. JosieCat

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    I love going with my BF, but he doesn't love Vegas quite as much as I do. So I take quite a few solo trips. I love them, and it's not weird! Go for it!
     
  19. Kickin

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    So true. Being in Vegas alone is one of the most satisfying feelings in my opinion. I've been on trips with other guys and planned a couple extra days to myself after they left, and even though I had a blast while they were around I would still look forward to everyone leaving and just doing my own thing. It's also such an easy place to meet people, especially while gambling its almost inevitable you'll make some temporary friends.

    In my circle there isn't a single person who understands my desire to go there alone. I've gotten all the typical reactions from people. One of the most annoying questions is when someone asks me why I'm being "anti-social" when I just want to be left alone and not go out or something. I got to the point where it was just easier to lie and say I was meeting up with friends I have in Vegas instead of trying to explain my reasons.
     
  20. Blatz

    Blatz Low-Roller

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    +1 for the solo Las Vegas traveler. I look forward to my solo trips!
     
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