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Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

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Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

1. is it worth visiting the area?

2. Recommendation for good hotel base.....

Thanks

Diana from UK

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1. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

Do I mean Laughlin??

it would be New year................

Diana

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2. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

I would recommend that you stay in Laughlin. I will be in Laughlin for New Years Eve/Day too. I am staying at the Tropicanna Express. From what I have been told by the locals in Laughlin, the Tropicanna is doing very well. Other good hotel/casinos that I would recommend would be Harrahs or the Riverside. Shop around and check the prices on the internet after midnight (Laughlin time). I have found that hotel prices change all the time! I know that the prices for New Years have went up. You will need to book soon, the closer your get the higher the prices. Vegas prices for New Years have trippled for a room.

Best of Luck

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3. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

thanks for that - have already seen most rooms full for New Year, and thise left very high rates....

maybe I'll look at Needles?

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4. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

If you can't get a room in Laughlin for New Years Bullhead City is right across the river. River taxis are available to travel back and forth. Not sure what time they shut down in evening. Taxis are also available. We celebrate New Years twice beings there is one hour time difference between the two towns!! Good luck

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5. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

"maybe I'll look at Needles?"

Compare hotel rooms and rates in Needeles to what you can get in Kingman AZ.

Although Kingman is a little farther, it is a MUCH nicer town with things to do like the Powerhouse Museum (Route 66) and generally much better motels.

Also when travelling from Kingman to Laughlin you can detour on Route 66 thru Oatman, AZ which is a cool old minimg town. Its worth a coupls hours of your time.

Needles, CA is pretty much a dump little town (with very high gas prices) with low end motels and food. Nothing in Needles is worth 5 minutes of your time unless you need cash from the BofA ATM.

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6. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

Totally agree with Hal.

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7. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

i will also agree. not much in needles worth staying for. plenty of other spots in the area to stay.

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8. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

Some Laughlin hotels have a minimum number of days during their busiest holidays.

If your stay starts a day earlier, you might get a much better rate. I would call the hotels directly to find out the best option.

As others said, scratch Needles. Bullhead city is the best alternative.

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9. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

It meakes a REALLY big difference in hotel availablility and prices which dyas before or after New Years Eve, so if you can plan Jan 1 and after that will get you a much better rate.

Highest prices/least avialability will be Dec. 29, 30 and 31. Any other nights should be cheap, especailly after Jan. 1.

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10. Re: Bullhead City/surrounds for 3-4 days?

Thank you all for suggestions - have changed my dates - now 1/2/3 Jan next year, and think I may try London Bridge instead - (I can nearly remember it over the Thames!)........thanks again

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