Posted: Sep 18, 2008 7:23 pm
No great shakes downtown. Your fears are justified.
I'd look for a deal on the Strip -- business is waaaay down. Caeser's is pretty cool for over-the-topness. Trop is good for its outdoor pools, but make sure they're still open. MGM has big rooms.
There's a Motel 6 near the Trop if you want to go cheap.
Really! Good $2 shrimp cocktails at the Golden Gate downtown however.
Red Rock Canyon. Death Valley. Thee Doubledown. Liberace museum. Elvis' cadillac at Imperial Palace. Elvis' outfits at Hilton. Good thrift shopping in north Vegas. Overpriced records at Record City.
Depressing oldsters robotically playing slot machines everywhere you go.