Hello all, I just ran across this forum when researching for an upcoming trip and I am glad I did! I have been to Vegas once about 5 years ago and now I am taking my wife there for the first time in the last week of September. She has always wanted to go and I was able to find some pretty cheap airfare so this is her birthday present. After booking the cheap airfare, I was expecting to be able to find some $40 dollar rooms on the strip as I have seen many times when looking in the past but it seems that this time of year the prices go up significantly. Not trying to break the bank, I ended up finding some rooms at the Gold Coast for an average of around $80 a night. She is not a big gambler, so the majority of our trip will probably be walking around sight seeing, hanging at the pool if it is nice, eating and a little gambling when I am able to. Is the Gold Coast a good choice for this type of stay or is there other options you guys would recommend that would not end up significantly more expensive? The Gold Coast seems to be located close enough to the strip for easy access. Also, we were hoping to go to one of the Cirque shows, is there any good routes to go to find discounted tickets or deals on any of these? On that subject is there any way to get any good discount or coupons for any of the food, attractions, pools, ect. without having been to vegas every year? It seems as you return a lot of people get comped rooms and great discounts around town, but being I haven't been there in 5 years I was just wondering if there is any route for me to go or if full price on everything will be the only option for me. Thanks for any input or recommendations!