I've been skulking about on this forum for several years. I usually visit when I'm planning a trip to Vegas. I'm always amazed at the number of people who go to Vegas to eat, see shows and stay in the “best” hotel. I realize everyone has their on preferences on vacation. I’m curious do you travel to other cities do these activities as well? Example: New York for Broadway shows, museums and excellent meals.
Another think I'm curious about - how many people on this forum experienced Vegas before the mega resort takeover? I can’t help but wonder if this is going to be the downfall of Vegas. They seem to be pricing the average middle class person out of the market with all the condo development, expensive food and shows. Vegas was built on the casino industry, the gamblers. Yet it seems that most people go to Vegas for other purposes these days. If people are spending their hard earned money on rooms, shows and food (all one time expenditures) and not pumping money into the casinos it would seem that something’s got to give.
I guess I get nostalgic for the Vegas of twenty (plus) years ago when things were cheap and the gambling was good, because the casinos weren’t paying for the mega resorts. I’ve always felt that I could eat, drink, stay in a nice hotel or see a show just about anywhere; therefore I’d rather gamble in Vegas. (My personal preference.) Where else can you go with so many casinos to choose from?