We've just returned from an overnight down on the 'strip'. We stayed at Ellis Island Casino/hotel on Koval, about a long block from the strip. Nice little motel with 300 rooms and a cozy casino. Stayed there because the price was good, it's a Wyndham member, and I needed one more night this year to reach Platinum. Rooms had been recently remodeled so was really quite nice.
Walked up and down a good part of the strip, people watching and checking out the Christmas displays. Here's the every popular display at the Bellagio Conservatory....
Strip wasn't as busy as other times we've been there, but their slow time is between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So it was nice not having to fight the heavy crowds.
And it was a nice overnight diversion from our quiet little community. :-)