The truth, though, is that a trip to Vegas is only going to be great if you do what it takes to get the most out of it. If you do not prepare for it properly, you are not going to enjoy it nearly as much as you should. You need to look into all of your options, from the hotels and casinos owned by Steve Wynn that are in the heart of the city to the hotels on the outskirts, where you can get a lower price per night, but where all of the excitement and activity is far away. You need to plan in advance.
Part of this is just out of necessity. Hotels are going to fill up quickly. Flights are going to sell out. If you decide that you do want to stay downtown and then you try to book your room just a few days before you leave, you may not have a choice. You may end up in one of those hotels on the outskirts because they are all that is left.
Another part of it is just so that you can see everything that the city has to offer. You need to have time to look over your options, comparing each place that you stay to your wish list. Do you want to pick a hotel that has a casino on the ground floor so that you never have to leave the building if you don't want to do so? Do you want to choose a resort where you have great dining options, or are you looking for an all-inclusive option so that you do not have to budget out your meals each day? The city has everything that you could ever want, but you do need to take your time and make sure that you find it before booking. Read reviews and make your decisions based off of other people's experiences.
Finally, take a little time to plan out some things that are unrelated to gambling. Las Vegas has comedy clubs where you can enjoy an evening of laughter and fun. It has bars where you can watch sports on HD televisions and enjoy beer from all around the world. It has all sorts of attractions, from amusement rides to steakhouses. The main thing that people think about is gambling, but there is so much more to it than that. Do not sell yourself short by neglecting all of these things, or your trip will not be all that it can be.