Advice needed: Vegas for couple getting away from kids and cold
January 8, 2014 2:52 PM Subscribe
Mrs. and I are able to get away from the kiddos and wretched cold of Minnesota for a long weekend in Vegas the last weekend of February, first time for both of us. Please help us enjoy our rare getaway!
posted by look busy to Travel & Transportation around Las Vegas, NV (23 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Vegas: far warmer than Minnesota, easy and cheap to get to, lots to do. Help!
I've scanned the Ask MeFi archives and various sites, including the (questionable?) $20 Vegas Sandwich hotel trick. I'll probably try it because if it works, awesome, if not, first Vegas bet lost, wouldn't expect anything else.
Here's what we're after in order of importance:
1. Quiet, comfy sleep in a nice room with an enjoyable view
2. Fun hikes in interesting terrain followed by a good spell at a brewpub or similar
3. Offbeat museums and destinations, good art and history museums
4. People watching, fountains and shit, Vegas-type stuff
5. Gambling advice - not usually our thing but may as well do a tiny bit since it might be our only trip to Vegas
We'll be there from Wednesday through Sunday, no big conventions in town according to my searches so maybe the hotel options will be better. We'll rent a car for as long as we need, and we don't mind staying in different places for different experiences. Emphasis on maximizing happy vacation time during our scant time away from our lovely, adorable children.
Do you recommend staying a few days on the strip and a few days near natural areas, or just picking one place as a base? We walk around in general so we'd love to be in a ped friendly area for at least some of the time.
Prefer a low-pressure environment, hoping not to deal with timeshare hucksters, but we will be happy to brush them off if the place is otherwise what we want.
Budget: finally past our college budget, but not going nuts here. Aiming for less than $200/night at the hotel. We're both vegetarian so (insert joke here) we don't go nuts at meals aside from interesting booze. Veggie friendly restaurant and brewpub/distillery recommendations are very welcome!
Thanks in advance!