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If not Vegas...where?

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If not Vegas...where?

So we've been to Vegas alot lately and looking to try something new. Never been to Reno or anywhere else that has gambling really. We live on the west coast and I have been looking at Spirit Mountain in Oregon a bit as the next trip possibly. Might be nice to drive around Oregon and spend a bit of time at a smaller casino. What would be your second choice location on the West coast if you weren't going to Vegas?

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1. Re: If not Vegas...where?

Los Angeles area, but I don't go on vacation to gamble. If I did, I'd go to the place closest to home that offered it.

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Lake Tahoe is beautiful. It's more relaxing than Vegas...but it doesn't have the excitement.

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Agree Tahoe is beautiful, and if you go in the winter the skiing can be great also.

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No place on west coast other than Vegas for me. Beale St Memphis TN or Nashville would be my 2nd choice.

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If you want gambling to be part of it, I'd go with Tahoe or Reno. Both are pretty, although not nearly the crackling energy of Vegas. Palm Springs has some casinos, but why sub one desert for another?

I went to a casino not far from Boulder Co. or Denver once, but I only dimly recollect as I was staying in Boulder with some locals. It was dark, dreary and no fun though.

Me, I'd forget the gambling and do a vacation at a nice beach resort.

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Gambling vacation - Tahoe is great but the Oregon Coast sounds wonderful too. Non-gambling - our other spot is San Diego but have a kid to visit there.

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We enjoy staying in Reno at the Circus Circus hotel (the "better" tower). We enjoy it because we are nature lovers and hikers, so we get to combine casino nights with nature days at Lake Tahoe. It isn't as hot in Reno as in LV, but if you are looking for super excitement like in Vegas, you might be disappointed. We love Reno!

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Riviera Maya//Cancun, Mexico is my favorite place.

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New Orleans. Great night life and large casino in the middle of the city. Plenty to do during the day as well.

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10. Re: If not Vegas...where?

Love LA that would be my second choice.