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  • #61
    Originally posted by Ronald jack View Post
    Vegas has become too touristy and expensive. Five years ago, I used to go to Vegas at least once every two months; now I rarely go at all. I still love to go to Vegas but I hate the hassle. The biggest hassle for me nowadays is the traffic. Vegas is the second most-congested city in the country (traffic is ranked by the number of hours your typical traveler spends in a year stuck in traffic). The other issue is the parking. The cost of parking has increased dramatically. When I was dating my husband five years ago, we spent half of our trip driving around looking for a parking spot. Now, a parking spot will run you about $20 for about three hours. If you pay for a valet, it will cost you $10 more.
    yes, good points all.... Vegas is still the #1 gambling spot for tourists all over the world...so traffic will not lessen. fortunately over the last 5 years (for sports bettors) gambling apps have made it so much easier to enjoy vegas. You don't have to drive through traffic to get down on a $20 wager...

    if you know where to go you can still have loads of fun in and around Las Vegas, not to mention many of the smaller gaming town throughout the state of Nevada.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by freelancc View Post
      yes, good points all.... Vegas is still the #1 gambling spot for tourists all over the world...so traffic will not lessen. fortunately over the last 5 years (for sports bettors) gambling apps have made it so much easier to enjoy vegas. You don't have to drive through traffic to get down on a $20 wager...

      if you know where to go you can still have loads of fun in and around Las Vegas, not to mention many of the smaller gaming town throughout the state of Nevada.

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      • #63
        so they charge ya to park and lose...
        We move forward with you or without you!

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Old School View Post
          so they charge ya to park and lose...
          but you get free drinks...

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          • #65
            Taking the Great American Roadtrip
            - - Smithsonian Magazine
            - - September of 2009

            Link: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/trave...llection_story

            The entire article is worth reading, but one of the best passages is about Las Vegas:

            "I had never seen Las Vegas before. I was driving down the Strip, which was like the midway of the largest imaginable carnival—a free-for-all, with masks and bingeing. Passing me were slow-moving trucks, pulling mobile billboards that advertised girls for hire and restaurants, magicians, singers, shows. The hotels and casinos were shaped like Oriental palaces, with turrets and waterfalls, and familiarly, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Sphinx guarding a glassy pyramid, the Arc de Triomphe that had the texture of stale cake.

            The city of fun houses dazzled me for a day, until my eyes became habituated to the scene, and then I was depressed. Yet Las Vegas is in its way as American as a lobster pot, a lighthouse, a field of corn, a red barn; but it is more. Unlike those iconic images, Las Vegas represents the fulfillment of childish fantasies—easy money, entertainment, sex, risk, elbowroom, self-indulgence. As a city without limits, it can go on spreading into the desert that surrounds it, reinventing itself as long as the water holds out.

            No one can satirize Las Vegas; it satirizes itself much more effectively, thriving on self-mockery.

            "I was so drunk last night I puked all over myself," a man said to me at breakfast, sounding delighted. "Like I was really drunk. It was great. I didn't know where I was. I just fell down. I don't even know how I got back to my room!"

            A manic eagerness penetrated the place, like forced laughter; the object was to have a good time, no matter the cost. I loitered, I nosed in the casinos, I saw the "Love." This show, Beatles songs brought to life on bungee cords and trapezes and high wires, was appropriate to Las Vegas, which is, for good and ill, a circus, but an interactive one, where the visitors are also participants—part-time clowns, floozies, risk-takers. But on a visit to the Liberace Museum on East Tropicana, lured by the lovely hills, I kept going."

            GL



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            • #66
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              GL

              Last edited by lostinamerica; 11-11-2022, 04:59 PM.

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