We tell our East coast friends to try Las Vegas. It's so much nicer than the Atlantic City scene. So rent a car and have some fun: Casinos and natural beauty. The casinos are the greatest, the "gaming" fun, the food great, but oh. . .the natural scenery. Drive to Red Rock,to the Vally of Fire, to Death Valley and to Mt. Charleston and walk around. Take some pictures. The most relaxing thing about Las Vegas is the variety if you're willing to be inquisitive and explore a little. You can't beat it for reasonable cost, great entertainment and lots of fun. This was our 10+ visit over the years and it just keeps getting better. When Las vegas runs out of water, we'll come with a canteen.