ijks
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September 12th, 2014 at 6:14:38 PM permalink
Hello, quick question to people who frequently visit Vegas or live near there.

I been to Vegas many times on weekends, but I'm planning to go on a Wednesday.

Is Vegas lively on weekdays? How about the nightlife. Is it as lively as weekends or is it dead during weekdays?

I'm planning to stay on the strip, on one of the MGM properties.

Going to gamble and lounge by the swimming pools during the day and go to a bar or club at night. I like people watching, so I would like to know if Vegas is dead during the weekdays.

Thanks in advance!
teddys
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September 12th, 2014 at 6:31:12 PM permalink
No, it's always busy.
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September 12th, 2014 at 6:46:53 PM permalink
Quote:

Going to gamble and lounge by the swimming pools during the day and go to a bar or club at night. I like people watching, so I would like to know if Vegas is dead during the weekdays.



Weekends are busier than weekdays, especially for clubbing.

Weekends draw the So. Cal crowd, raring to party in what they consider their back yard.

Hakkasan, MGM's premier club, is closed Mon, Tues and Wed.
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September 12th, 2014 at 6:48:48 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

No, it's always busy.



Thats the overall impression I get also.
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September 12th, 2014 at 8:05:43 PM permalink
Vegas is busi-er on weekends, but it is fairly busy during the week too.

Ya gotta remember that a large percentage of visitors are coming from a respectable distance, so they're gonna be there for several days. As such, the specific day of the week may not matter to those visitors. Of course it gets a lot of semi-local visitors, like from So Cal. These are people going on the weekends.

Note that depending on which convention is in town, the weekdays may be busier than the weekend for that particular week. For example, unless you're going to CES, you don't wanna visit that week at all.

Note that hotel prices can be a reasonable barometer of how busy it is. The lower the price, the more they're trying to fill empty rooms.
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AxiomOfChoice
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September 12th, 2014 at 8:43:02 PM permalink
It's not ghost-town dead, but it sounds like you are there to party. For what you are looking for, it's dead.

I've spent whole week there before. The nighclubs aren't even open. The party pools are open but they have sections closed off, and no DJs or anything.

It's not terrible, but I don't think that it's what you are looking for.
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September 12th, 2014 at 10:27:23 PM permalink
Weekend



Wednesday

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September 12th, 2014 at 11:14:38 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Of course it gets a lot of semi-local visitors, like from So Cal.




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September 12th, 2014 at 11:28:01 PM permalink
Compared to what? Las Vegas on a Wednesday would be the biggest most wondrously amazing thing to ever happen in Iowa.

Quote: LCVA - Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

How many visitors come to Las Vegas? 39,668,221
How many hotel/motel rooms are in Las Vegas? 150,593
What is Las Vegas' weekend occupancy? 91.1%
What is Las Vegas' midweek occupancy? 81.4%


http://www.lvcva.com/stats-and-facts/visitor-statistics/
http://www.lvcva.com/includes/content/images/media/docs/2013-Vegas-FAQs.pdf
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September 12th, 2014 at 11:51:17 PM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead

Compared to what? Las Vegas on a Wednesday would be the biggest most wondrously amazing thing to ever happen in Iowa.


http://www.lvcva.com/stats-and-facts/visitor-statistics/
http://www.lvcva.com/includes/content/images/media/docs/2013-Vegas-FAQs.pdf



There are people there but they are all convention people. He wants to go there to lounge by the pool and go to nightclubs. That stuff is all dead. The people who are there are there for work, not to party.

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