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First Visit. Staying Downtown

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First Visit. Staying Downtown

We are staying for two weeks Downtown.

I know a lot of you will think this is too long, but flying from England, one week seems too short. At least we will have plenty of time to see everything.

I have bought the American Guide book with all the coupons so we will have fun visiting all the places that are in this book.

Please can you let me know where the nearest shopping mall is, around the Downtown area.

Is there a bus that goes there or would a taxi be better?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

Are you going to hire a car? If not 2 wks just on the strip seems a bit too long. Although we did not use our car every day, we had more freedom to do as we pleased.

i think the closest mall would be premium outlets, i dont think you will find it very cheap there though. Its alot pricier than other states.

If you are going to hire a car, make sure you do a trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon, amazing places well worth visiting.

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2. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

Two weeks is an awfully long time to stay in Vegas - a week is plenty of time to see and do most things. I can see that it's a long way to fly from the UK for just a week, but there's so much other wonderful stuff to see and do nearby that I would plan on a week max in Vegas and then spend the rest of your stay exploring other places in Nevada, Arizona, even California. If you do decide to stay put in Vegas the entire time, I would definitely stay on The Strip some of the time, and not just Downtown. And perhaps also spend a few days in one of the out-of-town hotels for a bit of peace and quiet.

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3. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

Two weeks is an awfully long time to stay in Vegas - a week is plenty of time to see and do most things. I can see that it's a long way to fly from the UK for just a week, but there's so much other wonderful stuff to see and do nearby that I would plan on a week max in Vegas and then spend the rest of your stay exploring other places in Nevada, Arizona, even California. If you do decide to stay put in Vegas the entire time, I would definitely stay on The Strip some of the time, and not just Downtown. And perhaps also spend a few days in one of the out-of-town hotels for a bit of peace and quiet.

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4. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

Premium outlets will be the closest mall - you WILL find this cheaper than the UK, even with the rubbish exchange rate! Otherwise, nearest non-discount mall is probably Fashion Show at the top end of the strip.

I agree with other posters - if you can change your hotel, I would only stay in LV for part of the 2 weeks, maybe spend a night or 2 in places like Death Valley or Laughlin (close to Arizona, smaller & cheaper version of Vegas!) and see other things. At least, you should take some day trips.

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5. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

Since this is your first trip, I would seriously consider spending (at least) one week on the strip rather than the whole time downtown. Downtown is great, but it is far removed from the casinos, shows, attractions, lounges/bars, shops and restaurants that most people associate with Vegas.

I would also consider hiring a car for a day and visiting Hoover Dam/Lake Mead/Valley of Fire to give yourself a break from the glitz of Vegas casinos.

Premium Outlets is probably the closest mall.

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6. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

Its great,2weeks just right.

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7. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

i love downtown...however, two weeks is too long...i would agree with those who suggested splitting the trip...1 week downtown with some touring and 1 week strip.

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8. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

I agree with the others on splitting up your stay a bit with some days on the Strip. Or take a side trip out to the Grand Canyon.

Premium Outlets(lots of name brand shops) are the closest to you and definitely cheaper prices than in the UK. I'm in Canada but have spent time in the UK and can't believe the price differences. It's very close and you can take a cab(5 or 6min) or there is a bus that leaves from between the Plaza and Main St. Station hotels and another at 4th and Fremont St.

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9. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

First visit. Two weeks. Downtown. No rental car.

What are your goals for this trip, and why did you choose Downtown?

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10. Re: First Visit. Staying Downtown

Your absolutely making the wrong choice to stay Downtown for two weeks since its your first trip to LV, your first trip should be on the strip and not downtown, you will be out of things to and see the first day of your vacation being downtown.

You should at least rent a car so you can come and go and do other things.