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11. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1257 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Be forewarned of the mandatory "resort fees" charged by many hotels/casinos in Las Vegas. This is in addition to any taxes. Methinks seven nights in Las Vegas is a bit much, particularly if you're not into gambling. Use Las Vegas as a base to visit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Grand Canyon and Death Valley, among others. Car rental rates in Las Vegas are reasonable. If you're only staying in Las Vegas, note that many casinos now charge for parking. Taxis, as well as ride hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, are available. If you had more time I recommend flying into Las Vegas and traveling to see the five national parks in southern Utah: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches. Also visit Dead Horse Point State Park. The scenery is so spectacular it will take your breath away. I've visited a lot of places in the world and this is one of the best, in my opinion.

Please check the Las Vegas convention schedule: http://www.lasvegastourism.com/lasvegas_conventions.htm

Room rates will be astronomical during major conventions, such as the giant Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 7-10. Rates also will be high during holidays such as New Year's. They also will be higher on weekends vs. weekdays.

If you don't want to stay in a hotel in Honolulu consider renting a condo. Go on the Web to look. They are similar to the serviced apartments available in Australia.

If renting car in Honolulu please note that traffic during peak commuting hours can be terrible. Suggest venturing forth in mid-morning instead of early morning; and returning by mid-afternoon or after 19:00. Public transportation (TheBus) is available. See this link: http://www.thebus.org/

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Jan-2020, 10:30 GMT by berner256 ]

12. Posted by Melbournetracy (Budding Member 14 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

What site do I need to look at to find serviced appartments?

13. Posted by Melbournetracy (Budding Member 14 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Sorry serviced condos

14. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1257 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

As I mentioned in my post, go online to check the offerings available on the dates you want. Please compare the rates with those of hotels, including those geared to budget travelers.

You don't mention when you plan to be in Honolulu. Rates will be higher during certain periods of the year, such as early summer onwards until about September.

Some of Oahu's best beaches can be accessed via public rights of way. These beaches aren't as crowded as those in Waikiki, for example. See these links:

http://cchnl.maps.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/gpx/index.html?appid=0389a0d1ba8642af8f82832d0d25fdc0&webmap=bb2692cf44564637b072fcac2a1bf095

http://www.honolulu.gov/parks.html

If, for example, you drive around Oahu's North Shore you're likely to see cars parked on the side of the road (towards the mountains). Across the street (towards the ocean) there is likely to be a sign identifying a public right of way. Walk down the path and you'll find a nice beach.

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Jan-2020, 11:47 GMT by berner256 ]

15. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 63 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

The Ilikai is popular with many Australians in Waikiki.
Not sure about Oahu but condos I have stayed at on Maui and Kauai normally only had maid service once a week midway through your stay, if that. However for a fee you can often arrange cleaning on a more frequent basis.

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