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Travel Recommendations (Mexico or Vegas): Late August

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I am going to be finishing my degree up at the end of August and am planning on going for a vacation before I start work. I realize this isn't the best time but there isn't really much flexibility for the dates.

I was thinking Mexico for a week or Vegas for 3-4 days. I know lots of people on here are really into the culture and food aspect when travelling, but I am pretty much just looking to get drunk and party most of the time.

Soo....Vegas or Mexico?

What places would be good in Mexico this time of year? Are all-inclusive resorts decent?

Not looking to spend a ton, probably around $1000 or so.
post #2 of 15
Miami?
post #3 of 15
I never understand why people want to go to the hottest places on earth in the summer time. I have friends that go to the Carribean in June - I just don't get it. Miami in August? Absurd.

In late August, there is no nicer place on earth that the north-east United States. Eastern Long Island, Cape Cod, the southern coast of Maine, eastern shore of Maryland, Outer Banks in NC - all fantastic. Tomatoes are in season, the weather is perfect.

In my opinion, there's no better way to get drunk than dark n stormys and watching the sun set.
post #4 of 15
Are those really your only two choices? Going to a desert during summer or risk getting killed in a drug related shooting. Hmmm
post #5 of 15
I was in Vegas in August once. I felt like I was constantly under a heat lamp, at night.
post #6 of 15
Vegas will be cheap but hot as fuck, the Eastern side of Mexico (Cancun, Mayan Riviera) will be in the midst of hurricane/rainy season, and the Western side is overrun with drug gangbangers. Given the choices, I'd say Vegas would be first, then Eastern side of Mexico.
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Are those really your only two choices? Going to a desert during summer or risk getting killed in a drug related shooting. Hmmm
jsut stya away from the notr ans you should be good in mexico... this idea that everywhere in mexico there is a high risk of being shot is
post #8 of 15
Vegas isn't that bad in August. I just got back a few days ago - 40 degrees (celsius) during the day, but I like dry heat so it didn't bother me that much. My favorite part of Vegas is the pools so I absolutely love going there in the summer.
post #9 of 15
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Vegas isn't that bad in August. I just got back a few days ago - 40 degrees (celsius) during the day, but I like dry heat so it didn't bother me that much. My favorite part of Vegas is the pools so I absolutely love going there in the summer.

It's just tough at night when you're in a dress shirt, trousers/jeans and dress shoes to go out and you start sweating after walking 5 minutes outside.
post #10 of 15
Both will be hot as fuck. Go to Colorado or something.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yeah, those are good points and to be completely honest I hate the heat, so I may be better off staying away from Vegas/Mexico. Does Colorado have a decent night life? New York would be fun, but i'm worried it might be prohibitively expensive. Or an Alaskan cruise.....
post #12 of 15
Go to the Disappointment Islands
post #13 of 15
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Yeah, those are good points and to be completely honest I hate the heat, so I may be better off staying away from Vegas/Mexico.

Does Colorado have a decent night life? New York would be fun, but i'm worried it might be prohibitively expensive.

Or an Alaskan cruise.....

If you have a particular week to go, I'd scour the websites now as this is the time for last minute, non-refundable cruise deals if you're going mid-late august. My friend booked a 7-Night Seattle Roundtrip Alaska Cruise on Princess for $599 USD per person (inside stateroom) two weeks ago, sailing 3rd week of July.

Also take into account flights; most 7-day Alaska leaves from Seattle, some from Vancouver. San Francisco Roundtrip has a 10-night itinerary on a few of the cruiselines as well.

However it is not a 'get drunk and party' type cruise.

What about Mexican Riviera Cruise from LA or Caribbean from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale? Carnival ships are usually full of young people getting drunk. Service and food will be shit but it'll be cheap and you'll get drunk and party. I went last year to Mex Riviera on Royal Caribbean with a few buddies, all mid-twenties, and had a good time as well.
post #14 of 15

If you want a busy, people-filled vacation, Vegas is the place to go, but if you're looking more to relax and veg out then you could probably find a nice, quiet beach in Mexico... where you won't bump into some drug lords/locals aren't hassling you for money hopefully.

post #15 of 15
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If you want a busy, people-filled vacation, Vegas is the place to go, but if you're looking more to relax and veg out then you could probably find a nice, quiet beach in Mexico... where you won't bump into some drug lords/locals aren't hassling you for money hopefully.


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