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Unread 8 May 19, 05:44 PM  
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Spending Money & itinerary advice for Vegas

We're off to Vegas in June, we booked via BA staying at The Wynn which includes the breakfast buffet. It's a 40th Birthday blowout, so we don't want to scrimp on food and drinks, but reading it's expensive out there now (I haven't been for 10 years)

I've been playing My Vegas slots so we've got buy one get one free at the Bellagio/Mandalay Bay/Mirage buffets, but I'm not sure whether we'll be buffeted out!

I also have no idea how far the Wynn is away from all the other hotels, last time we stayed at The Bellagio so I know my bearings from there, but I don't remember seeing the Wyn at all. Would buying the monorail pass be worth it?

Any Las Vegas veterans got any advice on an itinerary as I'm a bit lost!
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The Wynn is north of Venetian - opposite the Fashion Mall if that helps you place it?

How long are you there for and what are your interests?

Do you fancy a show?

Will you have a car and want to do day trips eg Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam etc?

I wrote prices down from the restaurants we visited on the thread below (eating in Las Vegas)
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The thread below this one may give a few ideas
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Thanks for your reply, were there for 5 days. Were thinking of hiring a car and driving to the Canyon, Ive done the helicopter there and Id love to see the South Rim and OH doesnt mind the drive, although itll be a long day.
The only thing set in stone is were seeing Areosmith on the 19th at the MGM park theatre(?) I think thats what its called.

From memory the Venetian seemed quite a way North of the Bellagio, will we need to get a cab and do the strip in stages?
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Im very envious youre going to see Aerosmith

Personally I would try and squeeze in an overnight stay if going to the South Rim (although with only five nights you may not want to!). That way you can experience sunset and sunrise and avoid doing the gruelling drive twice in one day.

I would not find the walk between Bellagio and Venetian too much, but Id do it via the hotels / Forum Shoppes so youre enjoying the journey. But in June it will be HOT! Then maybe an Uber back? We used Uber a lot last week and found it really reasonable and handy. But doing the strip in stages is a good plan.

You could do a day at Fremont Street and include the Mob Museum (we enjoyed this) and the Neon Boneyard (which we didnt get to do because it rained all day so we chose to leave it). We also enjoyed a bit of a wander around the Arts District for vintage / retro gear and had a great breakfast here too. Also went to the container park but not sure Id go again, but maybe because it was raining it was less appealing!
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Im really looking forward to seeing Aerosmith, we booked the holiday before they announced the dates so it was a bonus!

I think we need to sit down and plan what we really want to see. I think well also be using Uber a lot!
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We will be there in June as well, yeh! We have stayed at Bellagio as well, and although Wynn is further North ... past Venetian and on the same side we walked it fine. Roughly Bellagio is center strip, Mandalay being at one end south, and Wynn being at the other end, north. A monorail pass would not work for you. No stops at the Wynn and by the time you get to the stations ie Ballys you have walked a lot of the way anyway. I always advise doing the strip in sections as well, and sitting down in the hotels to cool down. May take you longer but well worth it in the heat.
Totally agree with Karen about an overnight stay but dont know that it would be possible with only 5 days. My advice would be not to do the day trip as its such a long day, but only you can decide Have heard of delays when the bus picks up at hotels and so reducing your time at GC. Have heard of small shuttles though, which take maybe 8? Might be worth checking that out. We stayed over both times and it was amazing. If you are hiring a car it will be a very very long journey for very little time at GC. Some people find that ok.
We too have the myvegas buffets, the totally free ones at Aria, Bellagio, and Mirage. It works well for us though as we like to try a little bit of everything. Your walk to Mandalay from Wynn is a long walk as you are going right from one end of the strip to the other. You can use the little free monorail that runs from Bellagio to Park MGM which will save your legs a bit. We used that daily in Feb. when we stayed at Park. Park is not far from Mandalay so maybe use that buffet before your show? Wynn buffet is far superior to MGM ones, we loved it,... just expensive if you were paying! I think Uber/Lyft is the way to go if you want to ride back from the south end of strip and very cheap. You can pick free wifi up in the hotels to get it. We use it from the airport and trips to Walmart etc. The Wynn is a gorgeous hotel, we love it. Any questions just ask. Have fun.
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