We're headed home tomorrow. Enjoyed the two weeks. Here's a quick summary:
Spent the first week walking (a lot) on the strip and thoroughly enjoyed it! We took the "Duece" a few days. Other days it was a long walk from the Hilton. Most hotels had beautiful decorations to celebrate the Chinese new year. Rented a car (through Costco website) for the first two days only - pick-up @ airport and drop off on the strip - rental cost US$28 (no drop off fee)! It helped us get to the hotel and get the groceries for the first week.
Second week we rented a car (Costco website) for the whole week - ~US$180/week. Went to Red Rock Canyon one day, Mt Charleston one day and Valley of fire one day. This week we had much better weather so hiking was great! Drove to Boulder city for half a day. Went to Freemont street a few nights as well.
We didn't really go to any shows (can't help but convert into C$ and shudder at the prices!) - other than the free ones on the strip (Bellagio fountains, Mirage volcano and a few Circus Circus acts). We made many meals in our room. When we were out, we ate mainly at Chipotle and Pei-Wei with a few meals at food courts.
All in all a great vacation. Thanks again for all the suggestions!