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Old 04-21-2021, 01:28 PM   #1
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The wife and will be in Vegas in a few weeks and I’m wondering how the Las Vegas strip is during all this crap. Has anyone been recently? This is not my first time to go but I’m not sure what is open/closed.


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Old 04-21-2021, 01:32 PM   #2
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In for some answers also. we are going and staying at Ceasars in early June. Hoping it will be closer to normal by then
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:32 PM   #3
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...ighlight=Vegas

Read thread. Looks like recommendation is dont go yet.
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:33 PM   #4
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We went less than a year ago. Most things were opening up even then. I know UFC just scheduled a July fight with a sold out arena, so they must be trending in a good direction.

It was definitely different, but still a great time.
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:49 PM   #5
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Just got back from there on 4/20. Don't go yet, the mask police are out in full force. Casino's were not packed at all. You have to wear mask at all times, even after taking a drink. Golf was the most fun part. Freemont street was packed as usual, but the strip was dead.
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:58 PM   #6
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I’ve been twice this year. The mask thing is inside. Outside your choice. A little more expensive toe gamble since they have lost a lot of money. Only a few salvoes running. Clubs were opening back up but not my scene. For what it is I had fun both times. Definitely not as fun as pre covid but still had a good time.
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:58 PM   #7
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I went last weekend and the strip and Freemont were both packed. You have to make a reservation to eat anywhere. Gota wear a mask in the casino unless your drinking. Other than wearing a mask in the casino it seemed fairly normal IMO
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:01 PM   #8
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I went last weekend and the strip and Freemont were both packed. You have to make a reservation to eat anywhere. Gota wear a mask in the casino unless your drinking. Other than wearing a mask in the casino it seemed fairly normal IMO
Ellis island also has a good breakfast that is normally priced and $5 dollar blackjack and roulette when I was there last weekend.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:10 PM   #9
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We went in late March to Freemont, had a blast. They said everything would be open May 1st, don't know if that is true, but that is what all our Uber drivers said
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:23 PM   #10
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Heard some less than stellar feedback not long ago from a buddy. Crowded hotels, limited playing tables and extremely under staffed throughout, especially restaurants.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:56 PM   #11
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I was there during the peak of covid and had the place to myself. Food was a challenge at times, but my regular places were open for take out. Also, no mask were required at the pools. That seemed like the only normal part about the trip.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:33 AM   #12
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It depends on what you go to Vegas for.

If you go to gamble it is pretty much the same except less crowded. Each casino is a little different, the Bellagio has barriers between each crap player while the Golden Nugget is a free for all with only the dealer having a barrier. Old Vegas is pretty crowded while the strip is just now starting to get energy.

If you go for the pools, food and shows -
Pools are open but just now starting to be a hot spot
Food at your high end places and chains are open but most buffets are not.
Shows are very limited but are starting to pick up.

I go to gamble, so it was fine back in March.


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Old 04-22-2021, 06:45 AM   #13
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Im flying out next Wednesday for a 4 day stent. We're going to make the best of it regardless.
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Old 04-22-2021, 06:48 AM   #14
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Keep us posted when you get back solo. I would be interested to see how it goes. We are going in June
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:41 AM   #15
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Been there twice since covid. You pretty much have to get a reservation for eating in restruants. Wear a mask in the hotel and casino. Still no shows open which we don't go to anyways. Life's short if you want to go go. If you wait for fauci to say it's ok you'll never get there.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:06 AM   #16
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I have a customer who was there from this past Thursday through Sunday. I talked to him yesterday and he told me it was elbow to elbow and an absolute zoo. Lines to get into restaurants were very long as due to Covid they are still not at 100% capacity.
He felt with things starting to open up, people are just flocking to Vegas to "get away".
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:27 AM   #17
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I went in early March and it was way different than the past. The amount of weed being smoked openly on the strip was ridiculous and the clientele was also much different....cheap rooms I guess?? Masks were required and reservations required for all of the nicer restaurants (reserve early or they will fill up). I am going again this Monday for a quick 2 day trip so hoping things are a little better.


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Old 04-22-2021, 01:05 PM   #18
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My cousin is/was a frequent Vegas visitor. Talked to him last weekend when I visited his sister who is on hospice, and he had gotten back the week before. Said he won’t be returning until this is over. He is a smoker, and said that they required that he keep his mask on even while smoking. He was a little confused, asked how he was supposed to smoke while wearing a mask they replied “you can slide it up/down to inhale, but as soon as you inhale, the mask must come back over your mouth” 😂 needless to say, he headed back to the room, switched flights, and came home he said the drinking he could understand, but having to exhale into his mask was where he drew the line

I did take the chance to tell him that it would be a good reason to cut back on his nicotine habit...he didn’t think I was funny
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:06 PM   #19
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What does a round trip cost now to Vegas?
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:04 PM   #20
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I went in early March and it was way different than the past. The amount of weed being smoked openly on the strip was ridiculous and the clientele was also much different....cheap rooms I guess?? Masks were required and reservations required for all of the nicer restaurants (reserve early or they will fill up). I am going again this Monday for a quick 2 day trip so hoping things are a little better.


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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that weed stores are everywhere now.
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Old 04-22-2021, 04:55 PM   #21
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Read thread. Looks like recommendation is dont go yet.
Yeah I was to OP of that thread - if you are already booked to go then I suggest making restaurant reservations NOW. Also to get to the pool at the hotels you most likely will have to either rent a cabana or sign up early to get in. If you are going on a weekend it will be crowded as heck and not necessarily with the people you would typically want to hang out with. Lots of crazies for sure.
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Old 04-24-2021, 04:08 PM   #22
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We will be going during the week.
We are staying 4 nights at the Venetian, with flight and hotel it was $750 for both of us.


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Old 04-25-2021, 03:45 AM   #23
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note the day and time lower left....Vegas time....yes this id downtown, but that crowd is pretty massive and to me has a lot of ?must avoid" element to it

you are better off during the week

rental cars can be a MAJOR issue to get especially at the airport.....I believe last I saw only 60% of Uber request were being met so be prepared to take a cab and WAIT for it

you would probably be better off with a Presidential Limo/Car Service especially on the weekend and then getting a car from a hotel location if you need one

there are a LOT of trashy people around the Flamingo/Paris area and the scooter gangs are out there and even in the hotels some

the CZR properties seem to have horrible service for checking and you want a hotel that is still checking room keys to get in the elevators or you can have a risk of trashy randos on your floor at all hours of the day and night

restaurants are PACKED lines are long.....gambling odds are not good

you have to watch out for hotel closings during mid week especially CZR and MGM properties so if you are there for part of the weekend and into the week well you might not get what you booked....IE they will book you into another hotel even if the reservation says otherwise when you make it
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Old 04-25-2021, 04:47 AM   #24
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They make you wear a mask....... ban them for life ...... never going back there


Thought that I would go ahead through the GS thoughts out there
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:25 AM   #25
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Wife just got back, had a large time with her sister..
No worries.. Pretty normal Vegas Aside from the Masks
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:00 AM   #26
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solo
did yall end up going to vegas? how was it?
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