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    Yes. It's very safe around the casino strip , there are lots of doormen and security personnel around. But if you want to go to down town Vegas do not walk. Go by bus and return by bus.
    Several museums and Loughlin casinos offer free transport there and back. Just ask where you are staying and they will organise it for you. over 6 years ago

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    I wouldn't go there if I had free tickets..If I had the kind of money one needs to go there, I'd go to Santa Fe. If you must gamble there's plenty of that within 10 to 60 miles. The museums are better, the climate is beter any time of year, there are bunches of day trips out of town..Taos, Albuquerque, Los Alamos, etc. If shows and big stars on stage is what you're after then, of course, LV has it over SF. On the other hand the night life in Santa Fe is intimate, cozy, safe and satisfying. There's my opinion for what it's worth. I've probably been to Las Vegas 50 times over my many years for meetings and conferences and I never gambled a quarter. over 6 years ago

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    Thanks heaps. I'm not into gambling or clubbing or drinking. I'll go to Canada and USA soon. I have my Canada plan already, but have about 1 week - 10 days in USA and not sure where I should spend that time. I've been to Washington, Virginia, New York, Los Angeles (the whole Disney Land and Universal Studio...).

    So apart from Santa Fe, where else do you recommend for my limited time? over 6 years ago

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    My wife and I heartily recommend Chicago, if you are in to cities. My wife was born in the city and we've lived in the suburbs for over 40 years. The city has everything you could want in a city and it's much friendlier than NYC or LA. The lakefront is beautiful, the museums world-class, the food the best there is (Chicago is the only place that truly knows how to fix a hot dog), the theaters better and less expensive than NYC. If you'd like more ideas, just let me know! Regarding safety, Chicago is like any other metropolis: there's always safety in numbers, but if you take reasonable precautions (especially at night), then you'll be fine. over 6 years ago

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    My response to Las Vegas was "fascinated horror" - I felt very safe the whole time but could not eat the food (too sweet) - unexpected weight loss program!
    I really enjoyed New York and could easily spend a long time exploring the streets and museums and art galleries and buildings etc. Always felt safe at all hours of the night. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Jo-Anne Kelder via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Thanks Jo-Anne. I don't think I can ever lose weight with sweet food! :D I've been to NY so may want to explore other cities.

    Jerry, your Chicago plan sounds quite tempting. Yes, if you can, please give me more ideas! I like sight-seeing, plus I'm a food lover and can try all kinds of food (except insects and worms - big no no!). Between Chicago and San Francisco (or some other awesome cities), which one is the best choice? (a damn hard question, I know!) Thanks in advance. :)

    P.S. Please also take into account of the weather. I'll be going there in late August. over 6 years ago

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    If you want history/food Philadelphia si a great place. Also, in the south, interesting cities include San Antonio, Texas with the river winding through the city (use flat boats to go to hotels/ restaurants, etc.), Memphis for food/culture, New Orleans for really different culture and food and antiques. San Deigo, CA in a great place out west. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Gerald Brown via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Las Vegas is fascinating in its own way (I hadn't expected to like it) particularly contrasting if you've done thousands of kilometers through National Parks and countryside. (You could eat off the pavement on the Strip it's so clean) It's a good spring board for Hoover Dam and a bit further a field are the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce N.P., Arches N.P. and Monument Valley. In the other direction Death Valley isn't so far.

    America is huge though I get the impression you're going to be more over in the west. Coming down from Western Canada, Washington State holds tonnes of delights such as the infamous Mount St Helens where the major eruption was and Mount Rainier which is also a volcano yet to explode with similar vegetation to what was on Mount St Helens before the volcano devastated much of it in a lateral blast. Further south in Oregan you have Crater Lake. Heading into California I suppose the highlight with limited time is San Francisco and Yosemite N.P. in the Sierra Nevadas. Yellowstone N.P. in Wyoming and bordering on Montana is amazing but a bit off the beaten track as is Lake Powell but you'd need far more time to fit all this in. Haven't been to Lake Tahoe in California but believe its nice nor have I done southern California so I can't comment.

    I felt safe in Las Vegas though I was pallying around with a police dispatch officer on my tour so I suppose I would. I think the Strip is okay however Las Vegas has its whole other strip area i.e. a thriving sex industry and strip joints. You don't have to go far off the beaten track to notice this seedier side so just use common sense like in all big cities. You'd be safer taking a city tour, which will bring you to places off the beaten track, away from the busy Strip. You can get an amazing buffet in Las Vegas for next to nothing if you know where to go, just can't remember the name of the joint.

    One thing to be wary of in Las Vegas is fender bending, i.e. deliberately crashing into the back of your car. We were fender bended on the Strip while on a tour (our driver was hyper) but the offender skiddadled before the sherriff arrived. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Oh as a woman travelling alone it is important you keep your wits about you so never leave your drink unattended or accept a drink from someone you don't know & trust really well. You would probably be able to do a tour of the Grand canyon & N.P's from Vegas. Have a look at www.viator.com or google it. They certainly are a highlight of western America. over 5 years ago

    Answered by Hilary via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I have been to Vegas tons of times, and I am a woman in the same age group. Anyways, it depends what you are looking to do. If it is sight seeing and gambling you are after I would say definately. We mainly went for the nightlife which is amazing! I always went with atleast another person. I wouldn't suggest clubbing alone I cant see that being much fun. Vegas has more to offer than that though, just keep your wits about you :) over 5 years ago

    Answered by Micha86 via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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