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This might not make sense...but....

We have a lot of things we want to do while in Vegas, including spending a day at the Grand Cayon...hope our bus trip isn't too awful...sigh....and a concert at the Hard Rock. We aren't planning on trying to check out the other hotels/casinos, mainly because we don't want to drive ourselves nuts trying to get from one place to another, and also, the restaurants and displays at the Hard Rock should be enough to give us a wonderful vacation experience. Has anyone else spent most of their unplanned time at your own hotel?

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1. Re: This might not make sense...but....

I did once, when I went to Cozumel and it was an all-inclusive. But we still manage to escape in town for mass.

You don't want to be a prisoner of your hotel. Vegas is not that hard to figure our. You have the strip and downtown, for the most part. I think you owe it to yourselves to explore the strip, at least once. That's my opinion.

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I almost always spend most of my time at my hotel of choice. But my trips are usually for no more than three nights at a time. My stay in Vegas is so short, I don't want to spend a lot of it getting from place to place.

I've been several times a year for the last 20+ years, and have visited and stayed at almost every hotel that interests me at least once. I have my favorite spots, and I'll venture to one of them, or to see something new once or twice each trip. The rest of the time I'll enjoy the hotel whose amenities drew me there in the first place.

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I do quite often actually. I've been to Vegas so many times that I know what I want to do and can settle in to a hotel that has everything I need.

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4. Re: This might not make sense...but....

To answer your question, no; when I'm in Las Vegas I move around a lot. Never get tired of sightseeing and there's usually something new or different.

You don't have to "drive yourselves nuts" getting around; from the HR take a cab from the front entrance to someplace on the Strip (CityCenter for example) then starting walking north, sightseeing in and out of the resorts along the way. Stop and eat when you're hungry and drink when you're thirsty and gamble when you feel lucky.

Whenever you get too tired to continue, head to the front door of whatever hotel you're at and get a cab back to the HR.

Shame to visit Las Vegas and miss 95% of it by not visiting the Strip and limiting yourself to the Hard Rock.

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I think the key phrase here is "unplanned time." Yes, most of my unplanned time is spent at my own hotel. However, I never have very much unplanned time. Even without specific plans, I usually have plans to be in a certain part of the strip/downtown at or about certain times.

Also, no need to drive yourself nuts trying to get around. The hard Rock has a free shuttle that runs to the Fashion Show Mall. I believe it leaves every hour. Once you get there, you can easily walk, ride the bus, or take a taxi all up and down the strip or downtown.

Edited: 31 August 2011, 19:35
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Is this your first trip to Las Vegas? If so, then you really owe it to yourself to explore the town a bit. Taxi to/from center Strip should be around $10 w/tip. Hard Rock Hotel does not list it, but several websites mention they run a free shuttle to/from the Strip - I'd shoot them an email to verify.

If this is your XX-teenth trip, then camping out in a single hotel wouldn't be unusual - I often find myself doing this, apart from a few forays.

If you are there for a very short stay (2-3 days), including a day-trip to South Rim, then...staying put might make more sense to me.

Have fun either way!

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The Hard Rock is a small place, you're gonna get bored if you stay there the whole time.

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You realise the Hard Rock isnt on the strip yes?? This means you wont even see things like the fountans at the Bellagio or even the strip lit up at night which if its your first trip are sort of must sees. You cant go to Vegas for the first time and not see the strip. I really suggest you make the effort. Vegas isnt like other resort towns, so much more to see and experience.

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wow, when i started typing my reply there was no other replys and mine ends up number 8 - got to be quick on here :-)

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10. Re: This might not make sense...but....

If our goal is to rest, then yes we spend most of our time at our hotel. But I also know Las Vegas very well, and how to choose the hotel that will provide the experience we want.

But we don't limit our night activities to our hotel. We will gladly leave for a show or dinner. Some trips more than others.

If this is your 1st visit you should expect to be out and about quite a bit just seeing things. And most of us wouldn't have recommended Hard Rock, because it is apart from most of the Strip attractions.