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Old 10-03-2016, 08:56 AM   #1
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Las Vegas questions

We've never been to Las Vegas. We are not gamblers but we would like to just see the glitz, visit the Hoover dam and see at least one show. Plus, we can easily travel thru there from our current location in CA.

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1. Is four days enough to get the big picture?

2. Looking at RV park reviews, LVMC Resort seems to be the best bet if we can get in.

Any suggestions always appreciated.
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LV is a big city. Driving your moho around is not an option. Best thing to do is to drive directly to an RV park and use your toad to get around. Sam's town has an RV park that is what I would consider pricey but lots of amenities. Easy freeway access, middle of the area you want to see. I live south in kingman so we have to shop in LV so I know the area. You can try to find parking in some of the casino lots and they permit it but, it is a hassle if you have a larger newer rig. No security while you are touring. The glitz is fun for a bit, the dam is a good place to tour. I think 4 nights would be enough to get the gist of the town but you may want to be there closer to a week because it gets very overwhelming. May I also recommend something called Willow beach, it is right on the river, a nice RV park past the dam. LV is in driving/tour distance and the view there is unique.
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Four days should be enough if you just want to see the outside attractions. You can always come back. Motorcoach resort is privately owned lots. If you can't get in there do the Oasis RV park off the south Strip. I live here and would recommend avoiding Boulder Highway. High crime area and quite the distance from the glitz of the strip. If you are coming into Vegas from I 15 the oasis and Las Vegas motorcoach resort are easy access. You don't have to fight traffic to get to them. But you will need a car after that.
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Old 10-03-2016, 11:22 AM   #4
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Last winter we parked at a nice small campground out near the Air Force base area.. It was right on the bus route and the bus stopped right at the resort. Wow was that nice. We got to see a lot of Vegas and downtown area.it was cheap and had full hookups like $30 a day..
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Nice RV park in Bolder, not far from LV
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Four days should be enough if you just want to see the outside attractions. You can always come back. Motorcoach resort is privately owned lots. If you can't get in there do the Oasis RV park off the south Strip. I live here and would recommend avoiding Boulder Highway. High crime area and quite the distance from the glitz of the strip. If you are coming into Vegas from I 15 the oasis and Las Vegas motorcoach resort are easy access. You don't have to fight traffic to get to them. But you will need a car after that.
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Never been to Vegas by RV but numerous air trip visits have me convinced that arriving later Sunday and leaving early Friday can avoid a good deal of the mob.
4 days is lots if you prebook the shows you want to see in the evenings and do other sightseeing in the mornings.
Let us know where you stay in the RV and what your experience is please.
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Was on my way to Tucson last year and got stuck in Vegas for 12 days because of windshields cracking and 1 partially popped out, but stayed at the Hitching Post near the air force base. It was about $3?. A day. Clean laundry room, 50' salt water pool, on bus line, steak house out front. Very secure, gated. I rented a car to get around, but don't gamble. My dog and I met a lot of friendly people and dogs. They have 3 grassed, fenced dog parks and a really nice pet bath. I'm headed there in 3 weeks on my way to Tucson again.
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Thanks for the suggestions. We were able to get into Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort. We've not been staying in real high line resorts so we will spoil ourselves this time. We arrive on a Friday and will depart on Wednesday.
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My recommendation is to walk the strip; early afternoon if it is not too hot and stay for a dinner and then walk a bit more after dark near the top end (Bellagio north). There are some nice lights. Walking through some of the higher end resorts and you can see some cool stuff. The Gondola ride in the Venetian is pretty cool.

I would also recommend going down to the old strip Fremont Street and walking that strip (short) at night as well.

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I'm sure you will enjoy your stay at LVMR, yes it is a high end resort. You will need your toad for sightseeing. Be aware that the MGM properties are now charging for parking, the Ceasar's (Harrah's) and others are not currently charging so they get very crowded very quickly.


In addition to side trips to the dam, consider both Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire state park. Both are great locations for "other worldly" scenery.
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circus circus has an rv park. All blacktop, but on the strip.
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Was on my way to Tucson last year and got stuck in Vegas for 12 days because of windshields cracking and 1 partially popped out, but stayed at the Hitching Post near the air force base. It was about $3?. A day. Clean laundry room, 50' salt water pool, on bus line, steak house out front. Very secure, gated. I rented a car to get around, but don't gamble. My dog and I met a lot of friendly people and dogs. They have 3 grassed, fenced dog parks and a really nice pet bath. I'm headed there in 3 weeks on my way to Tucson again.

This is a nice park, except that it is in the flight path of the Air Force base. Spent 3 days there last year. Won't be back because of the noise. YMMV


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For show tickets and buffet offers , try the tick tonight booths on strip
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