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Is 9 nights in December too long?

London, United...
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Is 9 nights in December too long?

I managed to get air mile flights for those dates so it's tempting

Was there for a week in March and it flew by. But good weather helps. Can escape to the pool for a few hours here and there

I'll be solo which is fine and how I usually do Vegas

Feels like I'll have plenty of time to go at my own pace - see a few shows, play some golf, get to plenty of restaurants, maybe finally get to the Hoover Dam. And still fit in long poker and craps sessions.

Or I could go stir crazy!

Thoughts / pros and cons please

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1. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

9 nights solo in Vegas. Just go for it, imagine the possibilities!!

Warrington, United...
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2. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

Personally 5 days is enough for me solo but that is not venturing further than the strip or downtown. We go as a couple for about 9 days every December and it is a nice break before Christmas.

Most of the bars, shops and restuarants are still open but some of the shows are dark. Not all pools are open either but pick your hotel where the pool is open you could still relax or swim for a short while weather permitting.

If you have trips out planned then 9 days is fine, go for it.

Essex, United...
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3. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

I think that might be a little long for me. Maybe.

Could you perhaps spend a couple of days over in San Fran or LA maybe?

Crandon, Wisconsin
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4. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

I love my longer trips (esp when I am escaping our northern WI winter), but usually take a couple days and move to Laughlin in the middle of them. I try to get activities in such as walking and movies, but golfing should be lovely also. Sounds like you know your way about, and will find much to occupy the days!

Virginia
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5. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

9 would be way to much for me, especially in winter.

Does the airline allow open jaw routing? Fly into San Francisco or LA then back from Vegas. Spend 2 - 3 nights at the 1st city. Then a quick, cheap SWA flight to Vegas.

Sheffield
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6. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

We always go for at least 10 nights - I won't do a 20hr return flight for any less.

We usually go in July though - so I take your point regarding no /little time around the pool.

Why not split your trip between Downtown for a few nights, then 6 nights on the Strip?

London, United...
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7. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

cheers for replies so far

don't really fancy LA or San Fran on my own. Vegas is where I'm most comfortable solo

Could hire a car for a couple of trips out of the city.

Was thinking of maybe switching hotels after a few days.

Downtown doesn't do it for me.

It's definetely a long time to be there in winter - but I sort of know I won't get bored!

Mississippi
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8. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

As long as your are having a good time, then 9 nights is not too much. But if you are having problems figuring out what to do for that amount of time, then shave a couple days off the trip.

London, United...
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9. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

can't really shave as it's based around a free air miles flight

I think I can keep myself occupied for 9 days - as long as I don't go on a bad losing run early on!

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10. Re: Is 9 nights in December too long?

9 nights.. too short if anything! UK forecasting a cold winter too..

Depends on your bankroll and marital status basically..

I'm going solo for 9 nights in Nov but people keep inviting themselves on my trip unfortunately lol.

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