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Do you plan your way around the strip or wing it?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Rusty GCS, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. stlguy197239

    stlguy197239 Low-Roller

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    Wing it, except planning an afternoon/evening Downtown.

    The only thing I plan is where to eat and that is more of a list of 5-7 places that are new and I want to try but never hit all of them.
     
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  2. tmoney25

    tmoney25 High-Roller

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    The last trip I took with my wife we arrived on a Sunday and left on Thursday afternoon and didn't skip a meal time. We still left town with about a dozen restaurants that we would have liked to try or try again.
     
  3. bshowell

    bshowell VIP Whale

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    We just kind of end up where we end up. That may be based on food, a show, if we just got tired, or if we're suddenly like oh hey we haven't been xyz in a while let's go.
     
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  4. SMG

    SMG Low-Roller

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    I just wing it, unless I have reservations for a show or if I have another reason to visit a certain property like to try a new restaurant or perhaps to check out the various shops, etc.
     
  5. Tonyfromjersey

    Tonyfromjersey High-Roller

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    I plan every minute meticulously. Then when I arrive, months of planning completely collapses. I then fallback to plan B. Which is wander around hitting some key places and just having fun.
     
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  6. westexrancher

    westexrancher Tourist

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    I play poker, craps and baccarat, the wife plays slots. We usually have brunch then go our separate ways till dinner. Zero planning and we love it that way.
     
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  7. martinr

    martinr VIP Whale

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    Seems odd that you would "just show up" as your plan but have a countdown timer practically six months in advance! You like the planning of the trip in the sense of getting there but....! Alright, I guess I have to respect your semi-spontaneous nature.
     
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  8. martinr

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    My planning breaks down into AM and PM firstly. Then, geographically so I'm not criss-crossing the area since I'm either Lyfting or walking shorter distances. Then, I try to mix CET with MLife properties more heavily but always go to Venetian. About every other trip I'll go downtown. I do try to hit a property each trip that I've never been to, but that's getting harder. Probably going to shoot for either Hard Rock or SLS this trip. Meals are mostly using CET RCs or MLife points unless there is a special place I've heard about that I really feel like trying. It's hard to actually "pay" for a meal in Vegas (unless it's after a big win)!
     
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  9. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    This likely doesn’t come as a surprise, but my trips in general are very planned... including my movement around the strip.

    Here’s part of my spreadsheet from my December trip...

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  10. NYNYGirl

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    Somewhat winged it on the last trip. But will plan more for next :peace:
     
  11. colorfinger

    colorfinger Low-Roller

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    When I am solo, I tend to plan out my meals and wing it between them. That tilts me towards winging in pre-determined areas. I don't do a lot of wondering when I am solo. When I have gone in groups, I tend to wander more and thus more truly wing it. With groups I like setting up a meal or show or shopping trip as a group at a designated time and then everyone off to do their own thing until then. When we went as a family, that meant the wife and I wondered and did our thing while my brother and parents each went their own ways. In groups of friends or business associates, it tends to start like it will be more formal and then ends up winging it more than I would if left to run the show myself.
     
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  12. deansrobinson

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    Yeah, the "plan your way around the strip' is - in my interpretation - different than the level of planning (minimal) that it takes to get to Vegas. This particular trip is designed so that the first day Cindy goes downstairs in Vegas, is the first day that teachers report to their classrooms for the new school year. What better way to kick off retirement from teaching than to be at the opposite end of the enjoyment spectrum. So, other than getting to Vegas, no...there is no on the strip planning akin do this, do that and do the other. :cool:
     
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  13. martinr

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    Great plan! I might have chosen to go to school and stand across the street as the bell sounded with a big grin on my face!
     
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  14. fugsworth

    fugsworth High-Roller

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    I no longer feel compelled to roam the strip on every trip, having done it several times over. Nowadays I'll plan the odd activity here or there, which impacts my movements accordingly, but we tend to keep things loose and see what happens. In fact, now that I've graduated to nicer rooms, there are trips where I don't even leave the property we're staying at.
     
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  15. HeatherC

    HeatherC Tourist

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    We will schedule a few things such as a pool day or show tickets. But everything else we just do whatever we feel like that day.
     
  16. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    If I did this to myself the first thing on the list would be 'cancel trip trip before I have to do this'.
     
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  17. bretmc

    bretmc Low-Roller

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    Normally for our night we wing it depending on where were staying. Then the next couple days we cover the rest of the strip. Day 4 and 5 are true winging it cause depending on food and gambling at that point lol.
     
  18. bretmc

    bretmc Low-Roller

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    Yeah way to much shit going on and would make a a crappy trip for me. I learned after the first 2 trips to have a couple things planned and if you miss it go to plan B which would be wing it for lunch or dinner or gambling or whatever. My motto is have loose plans for a couple things each day and if it doesn't happen keep doing what your having fun with and have no worries. Go Vegas!
     
  19. bluesdude

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    We usually catch an Uber at the airport and go directly downtown. That is how we get around the strip.
     
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  20. CassieInVa

    CassieInVa Tourist

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    I'm not a spreadsheet expert, but this is awesome. Is there a name for this form? Can I get a blank spreadsheet like this online? Ive got a handwritten manual version and would love to automate.
     
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