Hey all, My wife and I are going to Las Vegas in May for 10 days to celebrate her graduation for a masters degree in Statistics. What better place to celebrate a graduate degree in Stats than Vegas?! We are planning on coming in on a Wednesday and flying back on a Saturday or Sunday. In the middle, she wants to go away from the strip for a Friday and Saturday night to relax at a spa. Here are the ideas we have, anyone have any ideas?. If you wanted to get 'away' from the strip for a couple of nights, where would you go for a relaxing weekend? 1) Lake Las Vegas - Westin Lake Las Vegas - I am Platinum with the Starwood (Westin) hotel chain and have more than enough points to cover it for free. I've heard really mixed things about this property, so I'm not for sure. It looks very nice, but I've heard mixed things. 2) Wynn Encore - It's on the end of the strip, so we feel like we won't be tempted to run to other properties all of the time. It's an easy commute (haha) up from the strip, and the Encore is extremely luxurious. For a weekend, it's $400/night for us to stay there. We have very limited play there, so I don't expect any good deals 3) Westin Kierland Scottsdale AZ - 4.5 hour drive from Las Vegas for the weekend. I have a deal there for 350 for 4 nights, so it would be economical for my weekend. It looks very nice, and I've always wanted to drive back to Las Vegas near dusk. I have a lot of free car rentals, so that isn't a huge deal, but the gas is expenisve.