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11-03-07, 05:02 PM
I'm headed to Vegas on Wednesday and staying a week on a business trip. However, I'll have each night and the weekend to enjoy myself.

Unfortunately, the hotel I'm in is not on the strip. It isn't too far, about 6.5 miles to the northern part of the strip, so I plan on making that trip on the weekend. But probably going to have to find closer things most days.

The hotel is in the "Summerlin" area, the Holiday Inn Express Las Vegas - West - The Lakes. 8669 W Sahara Ave. I've found a nice, large, art movie theater nearby, which I'm sure I will get some use out of.

I will have a rental car but, in my limited Vegas experiences, trying to find somewhere to park on the strip isn't easy. That said, I don't really know. The previous times I have been to Vegas I took a cab everywhere.

Anyone know of any casinos or other entertainment in the area of the hotel? Or just any ideas for how to enjoy oneself in Vegas. I'd like to see a show there is I could get a reasonably priced ticket so share any recommendations you may have!

Appreciate it!

11-05-07, 06:53 PM
In my opinion, it is rather easy to park at any of the strip properties. They pretty much all have garages or surface parking, so don't let the fear of parking keep you away.

11-06-07, 02:06 AM
I always park at Paris. Its pretty much within walking distance of all the other major Strip Casinos.

11-06-07, 10:32 AM
For parking on the strip, I recommend either Imperial Palace or O'Shea's, because you won't walk a mile to and from your car.

I don't know of a single strip property that charges for parking, btw.

11-06-07, 12:53 PM
^^ what they all said. feel free to park at any casinos garage. they dont care. they want people to park and come inside their casinos.

Matthew Chmiel
11-06-07, 01:05 PM
The Paris parking garage is actually one of my favorites. :thumbsup: I also enjoy the parking garages at New York New York, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Planet Hollywood, The Mirage, Treasure Island, and MGM Grand -- all for the fact that you can get to each of them without having to be on the strip. However, as being a local, I hate the strip.

For the days you're not going to the strip, you have the Suncoast right down the street from you which is on Charleston and Rampart, basically about four blocks or so from where you're staying. Not only is it a decent casino, but it has some nice restaurants in addition to a movie theater that devotes two-to-three screens to art house films. It also has a bowling alley if you're into that.

Up the street from that is Red Rock (Charleston and the 215) which also has a movie theater and a (frickin' huge) bowling alley along with more upscale restaurants. That casino also has a little bit more of a younger, nightlife atmosphere to it as it has lots of bars and the nightclub Cherry.

Across the street from the Red Rock is a huge shopping center which includes Best Buy, Borders, Costco, and a few others. There's a nice Mexican restaurant in that shopping center called Agave which is a lot of fun.

11-20-07, 12:40 AM
However, as being a local, I hate the strip.



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