I've read some people book more than one trip to Vegas before leaving for the first one, that way it is "easier" to leave because you already know when the next trip is. Well, that's exactly what I'm doing right now, I'm planning not two, but three trips for the rest of 2014, and it is worth noting that I've never been to Vegas.
So my first trip will be with family in late June, and we are planning it around a Cirque show, most likely Zarkana because Travelzoo has tickets 50% off! This trip won't involve much drinking, gambling, or clubbing, just the show, a fancy dinner, sightseeing, shopping, etc. We might stay at Aria for 2 nights because they have pretty good rates for those dates and Zarkana is there so it is very convenient.
My second trip will be with a group of friends in late August. We already booked a queen suite at THEhotel for 3 nights and we are very excited about it. This trip will obviously be very different, drinking (responsibly), clubbing, a little bit of gambling just to try it, pool parties, and the likes.
For the third one I'm going with another group of friends, but we don't have much planned yet. All we know is that we are doing it sometime during the Fall 2014 semester, probably November. We might just take a tour from San Diego and stay in Vegas for 2 nights: www.sandiegoexperiences.com/las-vegas-trip it is affordable and convenient since nobody has to drive. Although, I'll try to find something for a similar price since I would like to stay at a better place than Excalibur, not that I can't take it, but to be honest I do like nice hotels; even Luxor is slightly better than Excalibur right? And since these are MGM properties their weekends rates are more expensive, so I'm also considering Treasure Island.
I do have one question for you, when you go to Vegas, do you like to try new hotels or do you stick to your favorite one?
I must say one of the perks of living in Southern California is that Vegas is just a quick drive away; with the money I save in plane tickets I can afford multiple trips!