|Sent on:||Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:58 PM|
Originally, I planned the trip for 3 days in Vegas, 3 days in Sedona and 1 day in Scottsdale. I was going to fly to Vegas and home from Phoenix, renting a car from Vegas to Phoenix. Then it occurred to me I'd be spending $250 each on airfare and car rental not including filling the tank when I turned the car in.
So, since I'm retired, I decided to drive my car, a Hyundai. I have plans of dropping people at the Phoenix airport and taking a few days extra to get home via the CA coast.
That's why I need an extra night in Vegas as if I drive, I need to recover from driving. Also, Saturday night is most expensive at any hotels.
I primarily chose the Treasure Island as it's across from the Venetian where the conference is. I found resort fees are $26 a day and Saturday night is $199, pricey as all I'd be doing is sleeping. Who's in the room in a Vegas hotel unless you're honeymooners?
So I searched and found the D Hotel, formerly Fitzgeralds is reasonable, rooms are very nice as I got to see them at the last travel show party, Fremont St. is great and quite a few restaurants nearby. It's away from the strip so makes it quiet after midnight.
The deuce takes you to the strip and you pick it up in front of the Heart Attack Grill. Noone's on it in the morning and it's an experience you can't miss from the drivers to the people.
So I've tried to make this trip feasible for people so they'll want to go and I can afford to drive.