I always check the convention calendar before planning a trip to Vegas. I did this time too for my August 18-23 trip (Sunday-Friday), but somehow missed seeing that one convention is in town that week with 80,000 attendees. I just discovered this after already making air and hotel reservations. Added to other smaller conventions that week, there will be around 100,000.
The 80,000 convention is at the LV Convention Center Aug. 19-21. That means many convention attendees will be arriving on the 18th, which is when I arrive. I've booked Harrah's, which has easy access to the Convention Center via the monorail, so I expect it will be a popular choices for convention attendees.
What problems or inconveniences should I expect compared to weeks with a much smaller number of convention attendees like all my other Vegas trips? I thinking:
>Long check-in lines at Harrah's on the 18th
>Unusually crowded strip sidewalks, especially at night
>Long lines at restaurants and attractions.
>Long taxi lines at McCarran on my 18th arrival date.
Did I miss any?
Do you think it will be as bad as I am thinking? Bad enough that I should change my trip dates and pay whatever airline fees I have to pay for changing? (My air reservations are non-cancelable, although I think I can pay $150 to change them.)
What would you do?