I was wondering what you and your readers thought of people who travel to Vegas alone. I have been coming to Vegas alone for several years now. My husband never cared for the gambling scene, he died approx. 4 years ago and now my boyfriend doesn’t care for it either.
I know my way around and wouldn’t go places I shouldn’t and times that I should not be there either.
I love slot tournaments and I love the spa’s during the day. This give me MY time and I can gamble morning til night. I only stay a few days and always ready to go back. Do I sound pathetic? Are there other people out there like me?
I always feel safe in Vegas, never had any trouble.
First of all, there is nothing pathetic about coming to Las Vegas alone regardless of your gender. In fact, because of the large number of conventions we host, it is very common for people to be here “alone” (sans their significant other) and outside of the convention simply doing what they want to do and see on their own.
And while maybe a little more common for men to do, taking off and hitting Las Vegas for a few days is absolutely nothing new.
As you noted, Las Vegas is incredibly safe as long as you don’t wander way off down a dark street or otherwise get careless. (You wouldn’t just leave your purse lying around or go somewhere with a stranger or similar at home, and obviously shouldn’t in Las Vegas). With SO MANY cameras both inside and outside the hotels, you are probably more safe here than most other destinations.
One tip for dining alone (if it makes you feel strange in any way, which it shouldn’t): Most of the great restaurants we have will serve you the full menu at the bar. No reservations required and usually no wait to sit at the bar, and you usually aren’t completely “alone”.
From personal experience living here, I venture out alone more than I do with someone else. The freedom is wonderful. You can just go at your own whim, see what you want to see, stop and play a machine if you hear it “calling” you. Stay out if you want. Go back to your room if you are tired. See a show at spur of the moment (good single seats to a show are often available day-of-show at the box office).
Now… granted, you should at some point introduce your significant other to Las Vegas because there is so much more to do and see than gamble. He can go to Pawn Stars or watch a game or have a scotch and cigar (or whatever he’s into) while you hit the spa or do your slot tournaments. And today’s modern slot machines are more video games than slot machines. People who otherwise aren’t “gamblers” have fun on the penny slots.
But I absolutely wouldn’t think twice about it. Sometime we all need our “me” time, and the few days apart from each other may provide a nice break and make you “miss” each other just a little bit and put some fire in the relationship when you return.
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