My wife and I just returned from LV. Our trip was Dec 7-10 (Sun-Wed). I had spent several months compairing rates, looking at sites and planning our trip (as we only go once a year), so thanks to everyone from this site for all your imput. It was helpful. Day 1 Sunday - Arrive at 12:30 pm in LV. Not a full flight, nor a lotincoming people to the airport. However there were hords of people leaving that Sunday afternoon. Lots of folks in for the rodeo apparently. Luggage was already on the carrosel when we got there and cab took about a 5 minute wait. Our room was booked at the Aladdin. I had reserved the Resort Vista room, however the $20 trick got me the 1,100 square foot Panoramic Suite on the 21st floor. (my wife was so impressed). One of the nicest hotel rooms I have ever stayed in and what a view. Our room faced north up the strip and we could see up and down the strip and over to the Hardrock as well. 55" TV in living room, 1 1/2 baths, king bed, etc. The staff at the hotel was great, very friendly and nice. We played in the casino until about 4:00 pm and then walked down to the MGM Grand. We looked around and played cards for awhile and saw Carrot Top Sunday night. He was great, you should not miss if you are looking for a comedian to see. Got back to the Aladdin about 1:30 am and went to bed. Day 2 Monday - Got up and had the breakfast buffet at the Aladdin. It was great, a lot to choose from and everything was very good. After breakfast, we walked to the Bellagio. We enjoy there hotel and casino the best, as that is where we normally stay. Stayed and gambled there for a good while, then headed over to Paris for awhile. Bellagio was not crowded, nor was the Paris. Forget about getting a drink as we never saw any cocktail servers in either casino. After dinner, we took a cab to Mandalay Bay. Bad idea. They had only 4 BJ tables and all were $10 minimum and no one playing. They would not drop the limit, so we left 30 minutes after arriving. Day 3 Tuesday - Had a morning coffee at the Starbucks and headed to the spa (Elemis) at the Aladdin. Very nice! We both had massages and used the facility until about noon. Highly recommend. We then took a cab to Venetian and had lunch at Wolfgang Pucks restaurant. Best bread I have ever had! Everything we had for lunch was great and only $35 total. From there we went to Treasure Island, Mirage, Ceasars Palace, Bally's and Paris. We didn't care for TI casino, Mirage was too crowded, Ceasers Palace was too slow and no tables open and we found some lower limit tables at Bally's that we played for several hours. Paris was busy, but no low limit tables. We headed back to MGM Grand and found 3 card poker $5 and played for about 6 hours then headed back to our room. Day 4 Wednesday - Nothing to exciting, checked out and headed to the airport. Check in took 15 minutes and security was about 30 minutes, but that is about as slow as it gets at the LV airport. IN GENERAL - Had a great visit. We really liked the switch over from coins to paper tickets from the slot machines. The crowd was an older crowd (50-70) and we enjoyed not having the casino full of people. The drawback was that so many table games were closed and only $10 minimums were open, so we spent more time on the slots than we typically like to. Aladdin did not seem to be in a transition yet to Planet Hollywood. I hope they make some changes to the layout of the hotel as we did not care for the whole concept. Things were hard to find and get to. No signs to help and no staff to ask questions to. Weather was cool and breezy but sun was always out. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer what I can. We look forward to our vacation next year and seeing what has changed! Thanks.