We made the most of our first day. After we arrived and checked in, we went to Mandalay Bay for a quick tour of the complex. It is a fabulous hotel with large rooms, great pool area, and lots of restaurants at a great price. It is next to the Delano which is also similar in price and shares the pool area.
I recommend staying at Mandalay Bay or the Delano. They have great rooms and they're very fairly priced.
One of the things about Vegas that you need to keep in mind is the cost of parking. Things have changed from the old days when all the casinos had free parking. Now there are a few resorts with free parking which include Treasure Island, the Venetian, Palazzo, and SLS. Some of the casinos have reasonable parking. For example Cosmopolitan is in the middle of the strip and is only $10 a day
You can find lots more to do. These were just a few of the things that we chose.
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