I know this has been asked a few times on here, as I have looked for answers but, I want to use my own situation and get some input on if we should rent a car. I personally would do it, although I don't know if it would be more of a hassle than not having a car. My friend whom I'm traveling with will need to be persuaded greatly for him to agree on renting a car, so I need to put together a convincing case for renting a car.
We are planning a 5 day trip in February. We are flying in to Mccarran and staying at the Flamingo. The main purpose of the trip is to go to Briney Spear's show at Planet Hollywood, other than that we don't have much plans. We are going to the wax museum, probably New York, New York, and my friend wants to go on a ghost hunt in an abandoned haunted ghost town, which departs from the Royal Resort. Other than that we have no clue what else we want to do. I feel a car with give us more freedom to explore and perhap save of the time of walking.
Of course we plan on getting a taxi to and from the airport, which is a cost there. And we feel like we can walk most places, but I feel like we will loose a lot of time walking, then on the flip side I feel like we may loose the same amount of time looking for places to park and loosing even more money also.
SO..... my questions are:
Is parking hard to find in Vegas?
Is parking going to be expensive?
Should we just use taxi's as needed ?
Will just having the convenience of the car be worth any extra costs?
I'm looking at priceline for rentals, at around $120 for 5 nights. I'm trying to also compare prices for taxi service from the airport, cause if even that cost for those trips to the airport alone are like half of $120 then I would just go for it. but I haven't been able to price out taxi service to and from the airport yet.