Our family rarely takes vacations, and even then, just to visit family, or at best, to a nearby lake. But big leaps forward in our careers have us thinking it's time to finally treat ourselves. We're thinking of taking the kid to Vegas for Christmas and rolling out, if not all the stops, many more than we've customarily been able/willing to afford. Give us tips for Vegas in general, Vegas for families, Vegas at the holidays, and small and medium things we can do to feel like high rollers. [more inside]
(I am posting this for my daughter, and am sending the request as I received it from her, below. She is attending a training conference during the dates listed. She's 34, professional, and quite capable of finding her way around, although she will not be driving, so will need to use public transportation. She has never been to Vegas prior to this trip. She likes all kinds of music, art, cool neighborhoods..woman of eclectic tastes. Tell her what you love about the city!) [more inside]
Trying to locate a family member who was taken by first responders to a hospital for a psychiatric emergency. I've called a few hospitals without luck. Anyone know where individuals with Medicaid in psychiatric emergency are taken in Las Vegas?
My partner and I are travelling to the US Southwest from Toronto in early July. We fly into Las Vegas and out from San Francisco. What's the best/most reputable agency for picking up in LV and dropping off in SF 10 days later? [more inside]
My husband and I will be arriving in Vegas on different days and then leaving on the same day but several hours apart. We are staying at Mandalay Bay, so how should we each get to and from our hotel? [more inside]
I have an adult disabled son who has been living in Las Vegas for five years. I am considering purchasing housing in Las Vegas for him to live in. I would like your advice. Details below the fold. [more inside]
We are moving to the East Coast at the end of the summer. We currently live in the West (Canada). This summer will be our last chance to vacation on this side of the continent. Help me decide whether to pick Las Vegas or somewhere in California in the last week of July. Difficulties: must be super fun for our four-year-old daughter. No Disney (too expensive). [more inside]
Next March My girlfriend and I are planning a road trip from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City by way of some of the national parks between. The plan is to rent a camper in Vegas and drop it off in Salt Lake City at the end. I've looked, and there's dozens of companies who rent campers. Are there any companies that people can recommend in particular? Any to avoid? Thanks in advance. [more inside]
I'm may need to relocate soon to Las Vegas. I've never been there. I'm going to rent initially, maybe buy eventually. I need to narrow down my search areas, figure out where to look. More inside for my criteria. [more inside]
I am moving to Las Vegas before the end of the year, and I'm looking for work. I'm a cartoonist/illustrator/visual story teller. I've applied for a few casino, and mobile gaming jobs, but have had no luck so far. I suspect that one of the primary sticking points is that I don't have industry experience, which is a qualification on every posting. I have spent most of my professional life in the production side of art, and now I'm trying to move into a more creative area. There are similar aspects, but it's not a 1:1 parallel. Is there a way to get this kind of experience, or comparable experience I might already have?
We are driving from Seattle to Las Vegas in early September. I'm looking for sights along the way and places to stay - unique or just a hotel but no camping. [more inside]
I'm leaving at 10am tomorrow from Waltham, MA and driving to Las Vegas. Stressing over the weather. I plan on taking it slow...driving maybe 8-9 hours a day and not at all after dark. I've never driven in bad weather so I'm really nervous. If I take Northern route I'll be in snow in Denver and if I take Southern route there are severe thunderstorms (and poss tornadoes?) in OK and TX by Wed. and Thurs. I'm driving alone and this is my first road trip. BTW I have a Nissan Rogue that will be packed full. Looking for advice planning route home...details appreciated! Thanks!
I'll be in Las Vegas for a conference this summer, and am trying to figure out what my best options are for lodging. I'll have a fair bit of time for fun stuff, and I can't decide whether it's wiser to stay right next to the Convention Center and cab it to the strip/Fremont, or whether it makes more sense to stay on the strip and cab it to the conference (I'm also open to walking, depending on weather/exhaustion levels). I'm also not sure which way would be most beneficial traffic-wise, going into or out of the strip. If you've done this before, which option would you recommend, and are there any particular hotels I should look into?
We'll be going to Las Vegas for a long weekend next week and I'm looking for suggestions that are a little more off the beaten track. Some things I've found on Yelp so far that fit the profile, Drink and Drag bowling, Grouchy John's Coffee Shop, Freakin' Frog. [more inside]
What are some great Sunday daytime activities in Las Vegas for a group of 13 ladies in town for a bachelorette party? [more inside]
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! [more inside]
I'm moving to Las Vegas for a few years. I have a lot of experience living in tourist towns and dens of vice, but I've never lived in the desert. (I've been more of an ocean person.) Tell me what I need to know to get up to speed as a local in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the desert. What, from a local's point of view, separates Las Vegas from other cities? What did you wish someone had told you before you moved there? [more inside]
Where can I buy a glass pipe on or near the main Las Vegas strip? I am in the middle, near Bally's.
We watch some fascinatingly crappy reality TV shows in my household, but nothing as fascinatingly crappy as the show "Sister Wives" - the one that follows a polygamist family. This season, the family is building and moving into brand new houses in Las Vegas, one of each wife, and I'm curious about how the process worked. [more inside]
My fiance and I are getting married this November in Las Vegas. It will be just the two of us, Elvis, and a photographer- and we need to figure out who the photographer will be. [more inside]
I'm going to see Cirque du Soleil Mystere in Las Vegas on July 31st. Should I buy tickets now or wait until I get there? [more inside]
I have never been to Las Vegas but will be going for the first time this summer as a bridesmaid for my friend's bachelorette party. I am not a Vegas person: I don't drink or club, I don't like being around lots of people all the time, my budget is extremely tight, and crashing at the yucky hotel we're staying at sets off all my buttons in every way. Am I going to be able to realistically make this happen, or do I need to figure out a way to bail now? [more inside]
Mixed bag of USA travel questions! Feed me for one night in Vegas. Tell me cool things to do and eat in Seattle and Portland (anything special on while I'm there?). Anything I should shop for because it is way cheaper than Australia (everything?!), not available in Australia and is a must have, or lets me take advantage of having US IP address (e.g. Kindle subscriptions)? T-mobile deal for my phone? [more inside]
Next month, I will be travelling to Las Vegas. For the very first time in my life. I have a whole bunch of Vegas-newbie questions. I’d like to ask you for your help. [more inside]
I have to go down to Las Vegas for a tradeshow at the Wynn, but the first two days I have a LOT of downtime. There's not a lot I'm interested seeing in Las Vegas, but I do have a fair amount of work I need to get done. Is there a nice or interesting place to squat and get work done? The Las Vegas equivalent of a nice coffee shop for remote workers? [more inside]
Other than the Peppermill, the Neon Graveyard, or some of the casinos on Fremont Street, where are the best places to visit in Las Vegas to experience the faded but still garish glory of the 60s and 70s?
[for my boss] I need advice on tattoo price ranges. [more inside]
Where is the best gym on the Las Vegas strip to run 18 miles on the treadmill? [more inside]
How can I help my friend have a great birthday in Las Vegas while I'm 1,700 miles away? [more inside]
My son and I will be in Las Vegas for two days. This will be our first father/son outing alone together in a long time with no other family around. What are some fun/bonding things to do in sin city? My son is seventeen years old, likes heavy metal (so does his father), video games (so does his father) and japanese animation (unlike his father).
Downtown Las Vegas (Fremont Street) buffet dining suggestions? [more inside]
First time at EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival) Las Vegas - any tips? [more inside]
Can you suggest a decent-but-not-terribly-expensive hotel in Las Vegas where I can stay at the beginning and end of a road trip? Proximity to the airport is a must. [more inside]
What's the best way to book tours and activities for a long weekend in Las Vegas - online ahead of time, or when we get there? Also looking for other fun things to do. [more inside]
Two Canadians road-trippin' in the USA in May. A few questions. Itinerary suggestions welcome. [more inside]
Please put your Vegas expertise to work and help me pick a mid-range hotel on the Strip. [more inside]
Help me gamble and eat during a six-hour Vegas layover. [more inside]
What are some unconventional things to do in Vegas? I've done just about everything obvious. Halloween activities could be especially fun. [more inside]
I'm looking for a great Thanksgiving dining out option for Thanksgiving dinner in Vegas for 3 adults. [more inside]
It's going to be my first time in Las Vegas. Help me make my 5 days there awesome and super memorable. [more inside]
Its roadtrip planning time again! I'm looking for suggestions for quirky, fun, maybe ghosty, campy, interesting places to visit, eat and/or stay somewhere between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix. We were considering maybe somewhere around Flagstaff or Jerome. Especially big bonus points for fabulous places not to miss Halloween weekend in those parts! [more inside]
Heading from Las Vegas to Denton, Texas, starting tomorrow with my vegan friend. Where should we eat...here, Texas and along the way?
We are staying at an off-strip suites hotel in Las Vegas. Found bed bugs after our first night, and after an initially good response, we're concerned we're going to get the run-around from the hotel. Additional complications with pregnancy and chemicals mean that we need to be sure we're bug free without poisoning our little one, but I don't think the hotel has the same priorities... [more inside]
I'm going to Las Vegas. Help me pick a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. [more inside]
What is the best (outlet) shopping between the Los Angeles area and Los Vegas? My friends want to stop at one place and spend a few hours shopping.
I'm ending up with two days on my own in Las Vegas. Any recommendations for outdoorsy things to do while I'm there? [more inside]
I've got a 6 hour layover in Las Vegas today. What can I do with my carry-on bag and how can I get to the strip and get a meal relatively cheaply? [more inside]
Hi all! A really good friend of mine is looking for a psychiatrist out here in Las Vegas, Nv. She's had bad experiences with them in the past, and the one good one she found ended up retiring some time ago. She's currently on foreign medication and wants to transition to US drugs, so wants to find a new doc to help with figuring out what she should be on, etc (basically, high anxiety issues and some other things, but a lot of it stemming from some really rough events in her past). Any recommendations?
ISO soup kitchen near Las Vegas strip. [more inside]
Help me come up with an awesome vacation idea for my 25th golden birthday. [more inside]