– A question I often get
on my Las Vegas videos are Chris, what is the best
time of year to come to Vegas? And so in this video, Topher and I are gonna answer that question. Hey but if this is your first time here, this is Yellow Productions. We do travel guides that are
fun, informative, entertaining. This is part of our series on Las Vegas, and to answer the question of
what is the best time of year to come to Las Vegas? Simple, it is the holiday
season, look at this right here. Holiday season being
Thanksgiving, December, into early January holidays. In this video, I’ll give
you eight reasons why the holiday season is the
best time to visit Las Vegas. The first reason to visit Las
Vegas during the holidays, what makes it one of
the best times to visit is frankly, the weather. The weather in the summer,
and the spring, and the fall in Las Vegas is usually
terribly oppressive. Standing out here at nine at night, if it was June, I would still be sweating. It would be that hot, but
if you come in November, December, January, it’s
a nice temperature. Like daytime highs around the 60s, nighttime lows of 40, I mean you need a little bit of jacket, but it gives you that cozy winter weather without being freezing, it never snows, and Las Vegas is a place where
like nothing really closes, and so everything is open
in Vegas in the holidays. You might go some places
Thanksgiving, Christmas, it’s all closed down,
but here it’s all open. About the only exception, if
you come during the holidays, that isn’t open are the pool clubs. Most of the hotel swimming
pools will still be open, just the pool clubs, that
are like the nightclubs at the pools, those aren’t open, ’cause it’s just not that hot. But, this is a good time to come, ’cause you could walk the whole Strip, and not have to go through
like 10 bottles of water in one, mmm, one mile. The holidays is the best
time of year to come to Vegas because how often can you
go ice skating on the Strip? Only one time of year,
during the holidays. The Cosmopolitan Hotel,
up on the 4th floor, every year from about
November ’til the New Year, sets up an ice skating
rink, right on the Strip. I mean that is an ice skating rink with a really impressive view. The ice skating rink is normally a pool where you can rent cabanas. But since it’s an ice skating rink, if you’ve got a little extra cash, you can reserve a fire pit. Now that’s a romantic
way to spend an evening. Another great reason to visit
Vegas during the holidays is for all of the holiday decorations, pretty much every hotel is
decorated for the season. The best is at the Bellagio,
right off the lobby, in the conservatory, it’s busy,
there’s a lotta people here. But there’s a 40 foot Christmas tree, there these huge polar bears, then there’s these big horses back here, that like the tails
actually move by themselves. It’s totally a winter wonderland. The fountain in front of the
Bellagio has special songs, that performs for Christmas, and The Linq the outdoor shopping promenade,
hotel of the same name, is all decorated for the season as well. The 5th reason to visit
Vegas during the holidays is to gorge yourself on one of the amazing
buffets in Las Vegas. Las Vegas has some amazing
food, and what better way to have a holiday meal,
than an amazing buffet. The one I’m at right now, it’s
in the Cosmopolitan Hotel, it’s called the Wicked Spoon. It’s one of the best in
the city, and of course they’ve got things like
crab legs, prime rib. But what am I gorging myself on? Dragon fruit, this fruit you
can find it everywhere in Asia, and it’s really cheap
there, but in the states, it is like $10 a pound, so mmm, this is my 3rd plate of this. But, the great thing about having a buffet for your holiday meal, there’s no clean up afterwards at all. You just eat and you go. Though I will point out, if you’re actually
eating your holiday meal, on the holiday, like
Thanksgiving or Christmas, it might be pretty busy. My tip, come and have your
holiday meal the day after. Today, December 26th, 5:00
p.m. at the Wicked Spoon, no line at all, alright, enjoy. Visiting Las Vegas before
Christmas is great to do all your last minute Christmas shopping. Pretty much every hotel
has some shops in it. There’s lots of shopping malls, there’s the fashion shops, particularly if you’re
into high end gifts. Did you know that on the
Las Vegas Strip alone, there are six certified Rolex dealers? I wonder if Rolex sells any in yellow. I should check it out while we’re here. One of the best reasons to
visit Vegas during the holidays is because the holiday
season, historically, has the lowest hotel rates. Hotel rates in Vegas can fluctuate wildly. But two weeks that always
has really cheap hotel rates, the week of Thanksgiving
and the week of Christmas. Generally right before and
right after both those holidays. A lotta these hotels can have room rates, six, $700 a night, you
can find those same hotels for like one or $200 a
night in those Thanksgiving or Christmas weeks. ‘Course the exception is if you
are here for New Year’s Eve, it does go up in price quite a bit, but come at Thanksgiving,
or come during Christmas, and get the hotels for a
fraction of their regular price. The 8th reason to visit Las
Vegas during the holidays, and this is probably why
most people come to visit, is for New Year’s Eve. Over 300,000 people come to visit Vegas to ring in the New Year. They close off the entire
strip, it’s pedestrian only, starting at 6:00 p.m. There’s also another New
Year’s Eve party downtown, at the Fremont Street Experience. That one has an admission fee,
there’s live entertainment, little smaller, less crowds. That one, the show is also,
they ring in the New Year on the Viva Vision, which
is the light show on top. But if you come to the
Strip, they do fireworks, from lots of the Strip hotels. But there’s lots of rules and regulations, and book your hotel early,
and it won’t be cheap. Yes, hotel rooms New
Year’s Eve can be upwards of $1,000 but it is a
pretty exciting place to ring in the New Year. So, if you enjoyed this video, and you wanna see some
other videos from Las Vegas, well they aren’t new, they’re older ones, but they’re great videos
that we have in the series. You can click over here, or over here on the screen to watch them, or find links in the description below. We won’t say goodbye, because we’ll see you
in one of those videos.

Holiday Season in Las Vegas – The Best Time to Go

57 thoughts on “Holiday Season in Las Vegas – The Best Time to Go

  • July 26, 2019 at 1:58 pm
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    Well it looks like the weather was giving you some trouble. It was cool when you went to the haunted mansion!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    This video is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you Yellow!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    We've been right before Thanksgiving and it was absolutely fantastic – great weather, great pricing and like no one around which made it feel so chill. Definitely worth it if you can swing it!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    Has vegas already started celebrating christmas? 🤔

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Thanks

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    Loved the video as always. These Vegas videos always help

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    You might enjoy watching my video on the best hotels in Las Vegas here: https://youtu.be/zSyzvMBaM0o

    Or browse all my Las Vegas videos in this Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOVadUHX1B-JzE5fiVleugu6HTYLsr2sk

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    I needed this video from you !! I love alllllll of your vegas videos the most !!! Thank you!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    wah nice … hanabi 👍👍

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    Yay, my requested has been accepted, thank you. Traveling again, finally.😁🇺🇸👍🏻👍🏻

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    It snowed last year in winter – it was all over the news. Global warming…

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    I was lucky and got into the wicked spoon when there was no line and half the tables were empty. Ate so much, can't even remember what day or time i went. x_O

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    week AFTER the Superbowl's pretty good too!

    just gotta deal with all the gamblers who lost all their money betting on that Sunday….. the homeless shelters see a spike in occupancy and the Strip and Fremont St. see a spike in beggers. 😉

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Going at the beginning of October so I'm just gonna miss the holidays in Vegas! At least I'll be there close to Halloween.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    When do the holiday decorations and activities usually start?

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    Have you ever been on Christmas or Thanksgiving? If so you would know that the Strip practically EMPTIES at times. It's eerie. On both Christmas night and Thanksgiving night traffic and foot traffic can disappear – completely – for patches of time. Most milennial lemmings would call this a bad thing, since they like clubs so loud that you have to yell. Personally, it's a dream. Want a picture in front of an iconic building or fountain without 20 bozos in the shot? THANKSGIVING.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    Have you ever been on Christmas or Thanksgiving? If so you would know that the Strip practically EMPTIES at times. It's eerie. On both Christmas night and Thanksgiving night traffic and foot traffic can disappear – completely – for patches of time. Most milennial lemmings would call this a bad thing, since they like clubs so loud that you have to yell. Personally, it's a dream. Want a picture in front of an iconic building or fountain without 20 bozos in the shot? THANKSGIVING.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    I always go the first week of December or right after Thanksgiving!!!!!!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    That damn Smug Smugly posts something in almost every Vegas video. The damn fool must be obsessed with Vegas or something.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    Went to Vegas in August. Felt like an oven

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  • July 26, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    Thanks a lot. your videos are great, but this one of las vegas is fantastic. thanks a lot¡¡¡ 🙂

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  • July 26, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    Great Holiday Ideas , thanks Chris

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  • July 26, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    This is nicely timed – being published in July. Because if I was planning a December vacation, July would be the time I would be planning it.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    We've been to Vegas many times but never around Christmas. It sounds like fun!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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    Good advice 👍

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  • July 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    Believe it or not when were first married my husband and I decided to skip the family Thanksgiving and go to Vegas instead. We had a great time but when we tried to return home on Sunday we were reminded it had been a holiday weekend! The traffic from Vegas to state line was INSANE!!!!! How in the heck did we not realise that? Duh!

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  • July 26, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    WOW WOW WOW SIMPLY SPECTACULAR VIDEO I TRULY ENJOYED IT, THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING SIMPLY AMAZING. SUCH GREAT INFORMATION FOR ALL

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  • July 26, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    Take Note Viewers: Everything Chris is saying is True ! Vegas is THE BEST the week of Thanksgiving and the week leading up to Christmas , but personally I would never spend a NYE in Vegas again, it’s PACKED and everyone is there for themselves so it’s not very friendly place to be on NYE. Also, if you go during holidays make sure to check the show calendars as a lot of shows “Go Dark” for holiday season,, Christmas at SLS is amazing, And always remember leave a day early drive home on Saturday instead of Sunday or Thursday instead of Friday you’ll be very happy because you will be avoiding long driving lines however if you drive on a Sunday or on Friday expect to be stuck in traffic for a while.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 2:29 am
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    I was wondering when the best time to go to Vegas was. I would agree with that as I know the weather would be cooler with lower hotel rates. I still need to go to Vegas sometime, so I'll keep that time frame in mind!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    Hi Chris. Thanks for the info.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 9:26 am
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    Going to las vegas in December!! Hope to see you there

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  • July 27, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    Is the ice skating free?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    You're right about the winter weather. I go every January because the room rates are also much better.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    Wow you can afford 10 bottles of water on the strip? 😂

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  • July 27, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    I saw you at comic con in ballroom 20!!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    I went for my first time around Thanksgiving it was beautiful. We plan on going back this year:)

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  • July 27, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    Sorry dude way to cold between November and at least January lots of wind storms too … love dragon fruit too! 👍😊

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    If you go in January you can attend the AVN convention.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    Bravo bravo ! Thanks to you for a great video !

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  • July 28, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    My wife and I are going through thanksgiving for the Masconi cup USA VS EUROPE in pocket billiards so excited for the pretty lights and the beginning of the holiday season!!!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    He's not wrong. I went the past two years and it's great! Christmas decorations and music on the Strip is surreal.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    We went last year near Thanksgiving and until we got there it hadn't even crossed our minds things would be decorated for the holidays, and it was GORGEOUS!! Only 30° but man does Vegas know how to do pretty at Christmas!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    I have been going around Christmas for the last few years and it is wonderful. Weather is great, less crowds and the shopping is top notch.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    Umm it’s snows. I’ve been there when it has snowed

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  • July 29, 2019 at 10:52 am
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    Great video Chris, were going to Vegas for the first time in August, your videos have really made a difference in preparing me for my trip!

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  • July 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    I never thought of going to Vegas during Christmas. Might be a plan. Love your videos 🙂

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    Love your videos! Hoping to go in December because this Canadian can't handle the heat!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    I really enjoy your videos I’m going to Vegas next month and all your videos were very helpful ! This one I’m just watching because I love holiday lol but Thank you !

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  • August 1, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    Thank you Chris!
    I plan to go to Vegas in a few years.. for my 50th birthday. This was so helpful x

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  • August 2, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    If you haven't already, you should do a clip for Lake Las Vegas, it's starting to get popular or hiking spots. I'm still learning this city since my move but there's a lot to do aside from the strip that tourists don't know about.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 2:01 pm
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    I've never been to Vegas during Christmastime but I have been there at Thanksgiving – one Thanksgiving dinner was at Hofbrauhaus and another was at the buffet at Mandalay Bay where we waited 3 hours for a table

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  • August 5, 2019 at 1:16 am
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    Your best video.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 6:53 am
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    We appreciate the great info, Chris. My wife's birthday & our anniversary both fall around the holidays. I just booked a 3-night stay at the Encore the week before Christmas. The price was phenomenally low! We are so excited to see Vegas decorated for Christmas. Cheers!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm
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    Me and my husband went last year for my 30th. We went around the 27th of June for a week stayed at the palazzo but came home on the 4th of July so we were pretty bummed we missed the 4th of July celebrations and fireworks. We went back this year same date but stayed till the 5th of July. We stayed at the Cosmo and it was amazing. We got complementary breakfast/lunch wicked spoon (8am-3pm try the gluten free cookies and duck wings) and our room looked out on to the pool party with a slight view of the fountains. The pool on the 4th floor is amazing with plenty of space. Lucky enough to experience the 6.4 earthquake from LA whilst in that pool. We are going back next year for my husbands 30th with a few friends (April). We are looking now of where to stay to suit everyone’s budget. Where would you recommend? Casino Royale hotel I would highly recommend for cheap drink and a good atmosphere. We always start our night of there and try to end it there too. Right next door to Harrah’s which has the most amazing smell and fantastic piano bar. We also went to see the new heart break hotel show there which was absolutely amazing we got our seat tickets for near to the back of the room but was given seats a row from the front when we arrived. There is not another place on Earth like Vegas and there is not enough time to do everything Vegas has to offer. Just amazing 😉 Thanks for all you do you were our personal tour guide throughout our trips 😊

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  • August 15, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    Yes during the holidays is the best time to walk at the strip, also the Christmas music fills the strip with Christmas joy, I’ve been there during the holidays and it was wonderful, sure it was cold but at least is not boiling hot like during the summer which I also went and I do not recommend going to Vegas during the summer. Love your videos

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  • August 30, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    My birthday is on New Year’s Eve and planning to go to Las Vegas 🙂

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  • September 6, 2019 at 7:02 am
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    Las Vegas in New Years is beautiful. All the lights and fireworks. It’s romantic!

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