I understand Grady’s view about going to Vegas, especially with it getting harder than ever to find a hotel room without resort fees. Having to pay for parking is no thrill either!
Save yourself 90 minutes and stop in Laughlin instead. Very affordable rooms, no resort fees at most of the properties, and free parking! Plus once you sign up for the players cards and do some “dedicated playing” at one casino, quite often they will start sending you offers for FREE rooms! I usually only play for a couple of hours a night at the paigow table and get an invite from the Tropicana Laughlin every other month for 3 free nights.
Other pluses include watersports on the Colorado River, lots of (cheaper) food choices in Bullhead City and you won’t have to pay those Nevada or California gas prices on your way there and back.