Whether you’re an avid traveler or simply someone who watches a lot of movies, Las Vegas is almost certainly on your radar as a holiday destination. After seeing the bright lights on their television screen, few people can resist hopping on a plane and experiencing the glitz and glamour for themselves.
The only downside (if you can call it that) when it comes to visiting Las Vegas is that the place itself is deceptively big and, unless you’re planning on an extended break, cramming everything in can be a real challenge. With this in mind, we’ve put together a quick guide to ensure that, no matter what you choose to do, you’ll get the most out of your trip to Sin City.
Planning is crucial
Las Vegas is unlike any other place on Earth and, in order to fully enjoy your visit, you need to be in the right frame of mind. As you will probably be aware, card tables and slots feature prominently throughout Sin City. In fact, with the rise in popularity of casino games online, such as the mobile slots at MagicalVegas.com, interest in games like slots, roulette and blackjack has never been higher.
Once you step off the plane, it’s easy to be intimidated by the sheer size of the place and number of things to do and see. To this end, the Big Bus narrated tour of the city is a must as it allows you to make a mental note of the best spots in the city so you can plan which casinos to hit if that’s what you’re there for.
Hydration, sunscreen and a light jacket
With Las Vegas recently experiencing temperatures as high as 113 F, staying hydrated is an absolute must. The dry, desert heat is unlike any other you will have experienced, and reports of people fainting on the strip due to a lack of water are common. As well as carrying water around at all times, some sort of UV protection is a must as the sun shines brightly in Vegas no matter what the time of year. Because of this, however, many buildings overcompensate and relentlessly blast their AC to the point at which you’re chilled to the bone. This is where the light jacket comes in handy.
Objects are further away than they appear
The Las Vegas Strip is around four miles long. However, because the buildings are close together, it makes the walk look a lot more manageable. In effect, this is the opposite of the warning given in your side-view mirror, and anything more than a two-building walk (especially in extreme heat) is more than likely to end in discomfort. If you’re planning on visiting something on the other end of the strip then we suggest utilizing the Deuce shuttle bus service in order save time and effort.
Keep an open mind
I think we can all agree that the overused trope of ‘whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ is pretty tiresome. However, Las Vegas is pretty much a law unto itself and pretty much anything goes. With that being said, don’t be afraid to try new things; go with the flow and enjoy the place for what it is. And one final tip. Those who enjoy a spot of people watching will find that Las Vegas is an absolute goldmine. Enjoy!