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Weekends in the Dead of Winter

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Sep 16, 2013.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    I remember mid-strip feeling like a ghosttown in the week before Christmas.

    I was so afraid to go outside at night.

    Are weekends busy mid-strip around dead week?
     
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    We've been in Vegas a few times during the slow time, but never right at Christmas.

    What I've found is that its still busy-ish on weekends, even that time of year, but in the casinos at night the places that are busy are still going to be busy, the places that are usually a little quieter overall can be totally dead.

    Mid-strip thats not going to be much of a problem but you'll likely notice a lack of people in Planet Hollywood and Paris and maybe Aria. Places like Stratosphere , Riviera, Tropicana and Mandalay Bay aren't mid strip, but they are places that can go totally dead when Vegas is slow.
     
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    I'm in Vegas the week before Christmas almost every year, and probably will be there again this year. For sure, it's the slowest time of the year, which you already know; but regardless when you go, weekends are always much busier than weekdays. I can't imagine mid-Strip being so dead that you'd be afraid to outside at night; but then, I mostly hangout downtown or off-Strip. Like many, I find the "dead time" a welcome change.
     
  4. scottydoog

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    Dead Time = Cheap rooms, No lines at restaurants, No (big)lines at the cab stands, No lines and sometimes no cover for lounges, No sunburn, Quicker valet etc.

    I have been twice the week before Xmas, travel home on 22-23rd, loved it.

    It has a lot going for it, never felt unsafe anywhere.
     
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    Ditto. That is why I love heading to Vegas from end of October to week before Christmas. Best time. Great cool weather as well. Also cheaper flights too especially if you are checking kayak on a Tuesday to Thursday.
     
  6. sco5123

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    Thanks for the info!

    I like dead week, don't get me wrong.

    However I vaguely remember seeing like 2 people outside along my path for a long time at 9pm one night walking from Caesars to Bills. lol
     
  7. bardolator

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    Dead time traditionally begins right after the NFR (rodeo). But it isn't totally dead right away. The last Sunday of rodeo week is still busy and prices have gotten cheap. We enjoy being around all the cowboy types even though we are not like them. Some shows and even restaurants will have closed their doors, but things haven't dropped off to the point that we ever felt unsafe.

    If you can get there on the 15th, you might find it's the best of both worlds.
     
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