The deal is official: Golden Nugget Rush Tower booked last night! Wife and I have discussed staying downtown for years, and this opportunity to return to Vegas after 4.5 years came very quickly but we jumped all over it. She has training during the week so we are going the weekend prior to experience Downtown for the first time, then will move to NYNY on Sunday (we stayed at this hotel in 2009 and were pleased. Personally I would have tried something else on the South end of the Strip but I'm not complaining!) Once the planning got into motion and I read some threads here re: smokiness, I knew we needed to seek out the 'newer' aspects of downtown. This brought us to DTG or the Rush Tower of GN. Her allergies are pretty tame, but even in Vegas the mixture of everything can sometimes wreak havoc on both our systems. I feel like these newer rooms will help with that though, and if the casino's are too bad we will move to a different one. I'm looking forward to: -Brewery at MSS -Mob Museum -Pinball museum -Good times with my bride -Walking down Fremont for the first time -POOL TIME!!! -Taking in a show or 2 (Wife suggested some burlesque ones last night, woo hoo! ) -Experiencing everything about downtown -Returning to Vegas in general (4th for me, 5th or 6th for her) -But most of all: Roulette, Blackjack, and CRAPS!!! I'm going to keep scouring these threads for ideas, suggestions, etc, but please feel free to throw out your thoughts and info!