Las Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the entire world, with so much to offer for every type of person, no matter what their needs, goals or desires are.
There’s something for everyone in Vegas which is one of the reasons smart travelers go in with a plan as well as having done their research on the available entertainment and Las Vegas casino guides. The veritable selection of things to do is one of the many reasons why McCarran International Airport is so crowded throughout the year, no matter when, be it spring, summer, fall or even winter. Obviously, summer is the most popular time for travelers to visit Las Vegas, but the weather rarely dips below 40 degrees throughout the entire year, so it’s always a great time to take a trip. That’s part of why its such a hot spot for travelers to visit, as Vegas plays host to tourists, business people, families, partygoers, and food connoisseurs alike. Some of the best restaurants in the world are located in Las Vegas, as well as the biggest and most extravagant casinos, such as the Bellagio and the Venetian. Soon to join them will be the brand-new Circa Resort & Casino, which will open later in the year, and figures to provide a state-of-the-art experience, as well as luxurious accommodations, for those that choose to stay there.
But how does one get to Las Vegas?
Well, most travelers choose to fly into McCarran, as there are affordable flights from around the world taking off constantly. There’s also a Greyhound bus station, so if flying isn’t in your wheelhouse, that’s another viable option. And if located on the West Coast, and are looking for a road trip, then obviously you can drive to the Las Vegas strip, which is the most affordable option.
And what should I bring for my trip to Vegas?
Most importantly, make sure to pack some “business professional” clothes, whether you’re looking to hit the night clubs, restaurants or a show. Slacks or khakis are appropriate for males, with a button-up or dress shirt to match. Oh, and make sure to leave your tennis shoes or sandals in the hotel room. The same goes for a hat unless it’s a fedora or peddler cap, which may be permitted. In the right setting, jeans can be worn as well, but you may want to dress more on the safe side just in case you’re not aware of the dress code at the specific locations you’ll be at. For women, much of the same applies, with blazers, sweaters, blouses and tailored shirts being appropriate. Slacks, skirts or dresses should be paired along with them. Now, on the other side of the fence, make sure to pack a bathing suit or two! The Vegas pool scene is such a major part of the experience, with each casino having multiple areas to swim in or hang out at. Not only that, but there are also tons of spa options as well. Normal toiletries will also suffice, and you’ll probably want to bring some ibuprofen or acetaminophen tablets, just in case you’re planning to go out for a long night. Sunglasses, handbags and whatever else is trendy would also be a safe bet. Make sure to get groomed before your trip as well, as some of the most stylish and good-looking people around the world are often spotted in Las Vegas. Rocking a mullet may have been a good idea four decades ago, but surely isn’t anymore.
The good news is you don’t have to worry about renting a car to get around. In fact, you shouldn’t. The Las Vegas strip is walkable, for the most part, and taxi cabs, as well as ride-sharing services are available around the clock as well. One important tip you’ll want to be aware of, though, is that pedestrians cannot cross Las Vegas Blvd., and can only cross the strip using overhead walkways located at various casinos. Not only that, but distances are also often further than they appear, so catching a ride somewhere may be your best bet, especially if you’re not exactly sure where you’re going.
Also, if you plan to gamble and take advantage of the tables, make sure to do so responsibly, and set limits. It’s great to partake in that type of entertainment, but you don’t want it to affect your mood or tarnish your trip, which is why you might want to consider starting with blackjack and going from there. It would be wise to practice some of the casino games you plan to play before you get to Vegas, so you’re ready to gamble, and aren’t jumping in blind.
And, most importantly, make sure to have fun! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.