Allow me to help...
Going by the location next to your name, you live in the Chicago area. If you fly from Milwaukee and not Chicago, you can get round trip airfare for $84.18 TOTAL on Frontier Airlines (both are direct flights) that would have you there on January 5th for the Ice Vegas Invitational. Seriously, I just did it. You can play with the dates a little and get equally cheap fares if you want more or less time.
Then stay at America's Best Value Inn. It's a budget option but it's a block from the heart of the strip and there's no resort fee and the reviews are fine given the price. Book on Kayak and it's $138.27 for the duration of your stay so the total for airfare and the hotel is $222.45. You don't need a rental car in Vegas because that hotel is a block from the heart of the strip. Now THAT's a cheap vacation (well... until you step foot in the casino
The hotel is within walking distance of the arena. You're also within walking distance of that piece of sh*t New York, New York coaster. You can decide for yourself if that's a negative or a positive.
On the subject of not having a rental car, here's an important tip: Obviously you'll need to take an uber or cab from the airport. If you take a cab, don't get tunneled
. They WILL try to tunnel you (even though that hotel is right off of Paradise by the airport entrance) and will probably blame traffic or some bullsh*t. Tell them to take Paradise and if they don't, threaten to report them to the taxicab authority. This is a major problem in Vegas and they WILL do it if you don't specifically tell them not to.
jarmor wrote:Is it possible for this thread to be moved to the theme parks, roller coasters and donkeys section? Vegas is like a theme park for adults with its rides, shows and unique experiences? And there's been an influx of vegas questions topics popping up (and I would have loved to discover this thread before my trip lol)
I second this. We have an Adventuredome discussion thread
that gets bumped about once or twice a year. This thread encompasses that, Stratosphere, the High Roller, the cool zipline ride at the Rio, Manhattan Express and Vegas in general (and probably even Desperado and the Buffalo Bill's rides). I'd love to see that merged with this thread and put in the main forum where people know it exists. Just a suggestion, but I love the idea.