1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

What do you miss the most about Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by pressitagain, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. pressitagain

    pressitagain VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,391
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    I had to ponder this for a couple of minutes.

    Being the degenerate gambler that I am, I always assumed that it was the gambling that I missed. It’s not. After watching the Cosmo video, it dawned on me....I miss the liveliness....

    What do you miss the most?
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 2
  2. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    25,407
    Location:
    America's most valuable agricultural expanse
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    Kinda just the whole package. Cruising around and finding great local eats, playing some VP and having someone bring me bueno beers, the lights and chaos, then being able to get away from that for a while on the course or in the spa or out on a hike.
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Agree Agree x 5
  3. COnative

    COnative Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    214
    Location:
    Colorado
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    I would agree with missing the liveliness. I was hesitant to book a trip too soon to the opening, but seeing that video made me excited to get back. I got a gambling fix Memorial weekend up in Deadwood and being there reminds my why I just LOVE Vegas so much. There really is nothing like it anywhere. I can't wait to get back, but I am still going to wait until more places open up.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. pressitagain

    pressitagain VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,391
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    You still get a like....LOL.

    There has to be ONE thing that stands above all.....I know it’s not golf....
     
  5. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    25,407
    Location:
    America's most valuable agricultural expanse
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    I miss the whole package of ... lol
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. TrewBrew

    TrewBrew I may be right, I may be Crazy.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    1,508
    Location:
    Southeast...Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    The energy of the place...
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    6,969
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    21
    It's something similar. The potential of a new and different adventure experience. Every time.

    And the gambling, of course.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Wow! Wow! x 1
  8. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2005
    Messages:
    3,860
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    I miss the gambling, "free" drinks, and knowing that calories don’t count in Vegas. But the thing I miss the most is the anticipation leading up to the trip! That's especially true after being in solitary confinement the past few months.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 2
  9. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Messages:
    13,111
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    The people on the street with the megaphone telling me I am going to hell
     
    • Funny Funny x 11
    • Like Like x 1
  10. pressitagain

    pressitagain VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,391
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    LOL. In a strange way....I can see how one might miss it....LOL.
     
  11. Uncle Bourbon

    Uncle Bourbon Tourist

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Messages:
    71
    Location:
    Washington DC
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    I definitely miss the liveliness, I love gambling, but there is something about gambling in my favorite places in Vegas that just takes it to the next level compared to my local casinos.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    25,407
    Location:
    America's most valuable agricultural expanse
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    Ultimately, it has to be a few hours each day in the casino. That's the one thing that Vegas has that we get nowhere else. Sure, the gambling subsidies everything and it's one of the best eating cities around, and it has good golf and some outdoor stuff. But if some combo of food and golf, scenery and outdoor adventures, is the call, then we go elsewhere.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. Zacharius

    Zacharius Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2020
    Messages:
    127
    Location:
    Windhoek, Namibia
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6
    The people watching and the ability to not feel guilty over-eating or over-drinking at any time of day. Not really a gambler so I don’t miss that, but the Vegas people watching is second to almost none.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. SMG

    SMG High-Roller

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2018
    Messages:
    980
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    47
    The porn slappers! :eek: LOL No, not really ...but it's still part of the whole Vegas experience that makes Vegas unique.:kill:

    Although, what I miss the most about Vegas is that pretty much everything is open 24/7 on the strip and Fremont St. so there's never a dull moment. Most other cites that I visit are often dead, after the sun goes down.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Michael Smith

    Michael Smith High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2019
    Messages:
    578
    Location:
    Aloha, OR
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    200
    Getting up early—even if a bit hung over—and taking my traditional strip hike with casinos on each side and debauchery everywhere.

    For many years I started at the Imperial Palace (loved the suites with the giant round bathtub) and would walk north to Spring Mountain Road—used to be just past the Sands, now it's to the waterfall at the Wynn, cross the street—used to have to dodge traffic, now it's across the bridge, go past the FSM and up to the second floor of TI and down past the sports book—check some odds and lines, then out the door, past Mirage, Caesar's, Bellagio (Dunes before 92 or so) to the City Center and cross the street or bridge to PH (Aladdin back in the day) and then back north to the IP.

    For about 10 years or so it was indeed a hike because I would try to do every set of stairs on the overpasses two or three times. Age has slowed me down but I'm really looking forward to that walk in August.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2020
    Breeder's Cup, baby!
    • Like Like x 1
  16. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2020
    Messages:
    756
    Location:
    California
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    I miss it all. The planning & anticipation. The gourmet meals. Playing slots to the wee hours of the morning while listening to whatever great music is blasting in the casino. My casino friends. Watching the cute & fugly hookers in action. I love the screams of exhilaration when someone wins a jackpot. Sometimes it’s only a $300 but the rush they got & the energy they throw off. So fun!
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. pressitagain

    pressitagain VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,391
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    No cheating allowed...LOL

    Dig deep. It may be something obscure but it’s there. Let’s have it...
     
  18. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    35,153
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    The ability to get away from it all. When I'm in Vegas I don't care (much) about work, home, husband, family, pets, bills, chores, other people's needs, etc. It's the one place I can go solo and not worry about anything at home or here or anything else. I'm carefree and just being with people I enjoy and doing whatever I feel like doing from one minute to the next. Sometimes that is lazing around in the giant king bed all alone, watching something stupid on TV until mid-afternoon. Other times it's joking and gambling with friends. Other times it is meeting new people and making new friends I will meet up with again next time.
     
    • Agree Agree x 7
    • Like Like x 4
  19. Marky147

    Marky147 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,860
    Location:
    England
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    Time stands still for the duration.

    Food is the thing I miss most.
     
    Social Distancing in the Penthouse
    Hopefully an Xmas Fairytale in New York
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. Gaggles

    Gaggles VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    5,176
    Location:
    Calgary Area
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    I miss day drinking at the pool and improbable draws that hit!!
     
    • Like Like x 1