If you're going with friends or can arrange to have State-side friends come visit Vegas while you're there, I highly suggest going clubbing, if that's your kind of thing. Even if it isn't your kind of thing, dancing with your friends is a lot of fun. The point isn't to get drunk or to hook up, it's mostly to go to an energetic environment and have a blast.
You might also want to hit some musicals or shows in Vegas while you're there. I don't know what's playing now, but a quick Google search turned up this link
. I don't know how often the shows change throughout the year, but they're usually shown at Hotels on the strip, as well as some other locations. Depends on what you enjoy, but I've heard only fantasmic things about The Lion King
I wasn't sure which street your America's Best Value Inn was on, but a Yelp! search
turns up some reviews that you could use to browse through and see if it's to your taste. I haven't ever stayed there myself, so I can't help you there.
Good luck with your searching.