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1. Posted by squishyspu (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

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Hi Everyone

I am going to Vegas for 5 days next week and would like a few ideas as to what kind of plan to do for the week. We are staying 6 nights but we arrive late the 1st night and are leaving early on the 6th Morning so that leaves us with 5 FULL days. I have been there before but didn't do any trips like the hoover dam or grand canyon and would like to do them this time.

If possible could people offer advice on a plan for the week as I have no idea how long any of these activities will take. Also could you provide any other reccomendations that you may have for the week.

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Las Vegas is the gateway to the Grand Canyon. You have many choices. Rental car, bus tour, plane, helicopter. That is worth one day. The bus stops at Hoover Dam, you will need a Hoover Dam tour or rental car if you want to spend time there.

Death Valley is also a viable day tour. Of course it will be much cheaper to rent a car and drive yourself. This assumes you want to see DV. Zion NP is also an day trip from Vegas. We also have several other options if you have a rental car. Valley of Fire, Red Rock, Mt. Charleston.

You also have plenty of shows to keep you occupied every night. You may want to take advantage of same day discount ticket outlets. Pick up the free magazines once here and decide what you want to see.

Send me a PM if you have questions.

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Nov-2009, at 11:01 by vegasmike6 ]

3. Posted by jeantyc (Budding Member 70 posts) 6y

If you have not been to Vegas recently Minus 5 Lounge is the new Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay, new cirque du soleil show Elvis, tandem jumping (day trip)

Have a great time!

4. Posted by Kimee129 (Full Member 36 posts) 6y

VegasMike had some excellent ideas. May I suggest also that San Diego and Los Angeles, Ca is 5 hours drive or a short flight from Las Vegas if you have never been there. I highly recommend these two places if you have time. 5 days in Vegas would be fun, but I would go crazy just staying there. I recommend going to the Visitor's Bureau at the convention center for discount tickets and various ideas for shows. Vegas never sleeps and this time of year is great because of milder weather. Enjoy!

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting jeantyc

If you have not been to Vegas recently Minus 5 Lounge is the new Ice Bar at Mandalay Bay, new cirque du soleil show Elvis, tandem jumping (day trip) Have a great time!

The new Cirque du Soleil show at City Center will be: 'Viva Elvis'. The first part of CityCenter, Aria is due to open mid December.

6. Posted by squishyspu (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

Hey guys

Thasnks a million for all thos replies, much appreciated. 1 other question - we are lookin to book one of those helicopter tours to the grand canyon but we don't know which one to pick. Does anybody have any suggestions as to which one is the best/value for money?