We made a last minute decision to take a trip to Las Vegas, and we landed last night. My wife has never been to Vegas before, and I have never been for anything other than a bachelor party. It’s been a long couple of weeks (new site, dissertation defense, marathon…etc), and we needed a short respite.
When I was looking into booking options, I decided to support the companies who operate on generic domain names. We got a great deal on a round trip JetBlue flight and hotel room packaged together at Vegas.com. They offer a ton of deals at just about every airline and hotel in the area. I saved a couple hundred dollars by not booking on the airline website and Hotels.com… not bad.
I then did some research on restaurants in Las Vegas. As you might expect, LasVegasRestaurants.com ranks at the top of Google for a search of Las Vegas Restaurants. The website had photos, menus, and reviews of many restaurants in Las Vegas, and I was even able to make a dinner reservation right on the site. An hour later, the reservation was confirmed, and we are good to go.
Just like I prefer to shop at family-owned stores, I also like to patronize websites that understand domain names when all else is equal. Gotta respect the domain intelligence.
Don’t forget to take the missus to the Hoover Dam!. 🙂
Anyone know what hotel booking engine powers Vegas.com?
We just picked up VegasJobs.co, Wish it was .com but seems like a good investment for hand reg…
I totally agree, Credit where Credit is due, Vegas.com and other well Geo Developed site deserve the credit they are due.
We now need to figure out a way to grow VegasJobs.co into a leading Vegas Job site!
We took your advice from DomainQuestions.com and put a simply hired basic site we have cname it at present but really need to figure out how to build it out better.
It’s funny that you mention vegas.com – they also own vegass.com – 1 extra s added to vegas…
guess who owns the .co?
I did NOT know this was owned by vegas and i dont know if this would technically infringe on anything – but I do plan on developing it into vegas attraction site soon.
Have fun out there. And yes, get to Hoover Dam if you have time. I’m sure you won’t have enough time for a full day trip. But if you do and you are eager to get out of Vegas for a bit, head to Zion National Park. It’s amazing.
LOVE VEGAS…Grand Canyon gets my vote for off the strip must see.
To save time and see Vegas as few ever do, take a helicopter tour of the city. 😉
Wish I knew you were in town E! I just returned from Vegas. Was there for the Global Gaming Expo convention.
Where did you go for dinner?
So far, Foundation Room and Lavo for dinners. American Fish tonight.
If you want a different Vegas experience…spend a night in downtown Vegas.
Try dinner at Triple George Grill (try the pork chops stuffed with apples and goat cheese) and then walk over to the Golden Nugget and checkout the shark tank.
Really makes you feel like you are in 1940s Vegas.
If you can, go to Cut Steak House n the Palazoo shopping area.
For two, it was $300.00 and I don’t drink.
However, I did not feel bad spending the money one bit.