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Unread 3 Dec 18, 11:18 AM  
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LV to Six Flags & Knotts Berry Farm

Wonder if anyone had any feedback on a little trip we have planned. Going to Las Vegas for a week in March, flights and hotel booked so can't really change, and to be honest it was a cheap deal so wouldn't want to change it if I could. However I really want to visit Knotts Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

We are in Vegas from Saturday to Saturday, hotel is booked for the week in Vegas Downtown. My current thoughts are:

Monday - Pick up hire car . Visit Valley of Fire. Maybe loop round to Hoover Dam.
Tuesday - Premium Outlets in the morning. Drive down to Six Flags in the afternoon. Check in to hotel for one night.
Wednesday - Six Flags Magic Mountain. After the day drive down to Knotts Berry Hotel.
Thursday - Knotts Berry Farm. It's also my birthday.
Friday - Drive back around 10am to avoid traffic. Unsure on the afternoon.

The only thing is it eats time into Las Vegas, which I don't mind as I have been before. I'm also not sure if doing 3 nights in another hotel is worth it as we've paid for the hotel in Las Vegas as part of our package. 2 nights could work if I can work it some how. Presumably the hotel in Las Vegas won't mind if we aren't in the room for 3 days? We can leave our main suitcases behind so they know we are still there.

Park hours for those days are around 10am-6pm as its off peak during the week if that helps. Not interested in doing Universal or Disney as we spent two weeks in Orlando last month. Thoughts?
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We went to Vegas on our last trip, and in the afternoon drove from Vegas to a hotel near Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Went to SFMM the next day, and stayed til about 8-9ish as it was a Fright Night, then we stayed that night on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Then continued our journey the next day
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LV to Six Flags will be somewhere between 4.5-6 hours typically. There are a couple of hotels within just a few minutes on the same freeway junction (Holiday Inn Express and Hilton Garden Inn).

It will then take around a couple of hours to drive down to Knotts Berry Farm where again there are various hotels within a mile or two.

Drive back to LV will again be in the 4.5-6 hour range. Probably at the longer end as with it being a Friday, there is lots of traffic heading to LV from California for the weekend, especially if you leave later. I would perhaps leave the LA area on the night of coming out of the park, maybe somewhere like Ontario Outlets and then head off from there the next morning.

Personally we didn't find Knotts Berry very appealing at all, Six Flags, whilst a bit run down we did enjoy as it has some decent coasters there.
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Personally I wouldn't drive from LA -Vegas on a Friday daytime, leaving at 10am, you will likely end up wasting the whole day sat in traffic

As for leaving the hotel for 3 days that will be fine, I've done it before in Vegas when we went to Phoenix for 3 nights, I just told reception and made sure we left nothing of value in the room (took passports etc with me).
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