What everyone needs to know about Las Vegas

What everyone needs to know about Las Vegas

Las Vegas travel tips
Las Vegas is one of the wonders of the modern world, but try telling your feet that when you’ve walked more in a day than you normally do in a year! To help you survive your trip to Las Vegas, here are some top Las Vegas tips on how to be at your best all week.

1). Don’t become a husk

Take plenty of sunscreen, lip-gloss and hand moisturiser with you. Vegas is in the middle of the desert, remember, and the sun is relentless.

By May, temperatures reach over 105F and get even hotter as the months go on. Add to that the super-dry desert wind and the even-drier air-conditioned hotels, and your body will soon become a living husk unless you protect it!

2). Wear comfortable shoes

Be prepared for some serious walking. The Las Vegas strip is only 3.5 miles long, but the hotels along it are vast. It can take 20 minutes to walk from one hotel to another, and inside can take even longer – Planet Hollywood, for example, contains over a mile of shops inside the building!

Take at least one pair of extremely comfortable shoes, or your feet will soon regret it!

Alternatively, try out the monorail that runs behind the hotels on the East side of the strip, or think about catching cabs.

3). Don’t try to optimize

There’s so much choice in Las Vegas from restaurants to entertainment, that you’ll never find the “best” of anything.

So don’t worry about trying to find the best restaurant or the best nightclub- simply go for wha’t’s good enough for you at the time you need to go. Trust me, most of it is great anyway, and as a rule of thumb, the better the hotel, the better the restaurants and entertainment on offer.

A few tips: The Bellagio has a great buffet, while The Venetian has a great burger bar inside called San Gennaro, which offers the best tasting burgers I’ve ever eaten! Perfect for lunchtime, and located in the middle of the strip, too.

Luxor has a great stake house, while Planet Hollywood offers good food at reasonable prices.

4). Don’t try to do everything in one day

When you first arrive, the temptation will be to see everything you can in the first day. Resist this temptation! You’ll be exhausted at the end of the day.

Instead, explore the strip leisurely, taking in a few bars as you go. The gorgeous cocktail waitresses will make sure you don’t want to leave in too much of a hurry anyway (tip: check out the MGM Grand’s Centrifuge and the Wynn)!

Vegas will still be there in the morning, and by spreading out the visit, you’ll not only keep yourself fresh, you won’t be completely overwhelmed by the place.

5). Eat bananas and drink water

The combination of booze and hot dry air will leave you feeling seriously dehydrated, so drink plenty of water throughout the day (there are plenty of stores in the Fashion Show Mall that sell water cheaply), and eat bananas if you can to keep your potassium levels up.

These tips are all pretty common sense, but somehow, when in Vegas, your sense is anything but common!

One Response

  1. Nick Pappagiorgio July 13, 2007 at 3:45 am #

    If you go to Vegas and it is your first time, Stay on the Strip and make sure you sight see Vegas at night. Get a good view from Mandalay Bay, the Eiffel Tower at The Paris or the Stratosphere

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