How to Plan an Unforgettable Trip to Las Vegas

How to Plan an Unforgettable Trip to Las Vegas
If you’re looking for the ultimate city break in America, look no further than Las Vegas. In addition to offering 24-hour casinos that will take your breath away, the resort city is also world renowned for its vibrant nightlife, unforgettable entertainment, and exciting attractions. Photo by Thomas Wolf / CC BY-SA 3.0 

If Sin City sounds like the perfect destination for you, read on to find out how to plan an unforgettable trip to Las Vegas.

Prepare to Walk

While you might think the MGM Grand and Treasure Island aren’t too far away from each other on the strip, you would be mistaken. The Las Vegas blocks are long and that seemingly short walk might eventually feel like an epic hike. If you want to travel Vegas by foot, you’ll need to wear some comfortable shoes. It’s also important to note that most casinos and hotels offer air conditioning, so it might be worth dropping into one to cool down on your travels.

Don’t Overlook the Monorail

Once you can no longer walk, you would be wise to take the Las Vegas Monorail to explore the city’s best bars, restaurants, casinos, stores, and attractions. You can hop on or off at one of the seven convenient stops along the Strip at any point with a one-day ticket.

New York-New York Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
New York-New York Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Avoid Booking the Cheapest Hotel

There’s a reason 40 million people visit Sin City every year. In addition to offering some of the best casinos, clubs and restaurants on the planet, it also offers many beautiful hotels for a truly luxurious city break.

Whatever you do, do not book the cheapest hotel in Vegas, as you’ll definitely get what you pay for. If you want to experience a relaxing, comfortable trip that offers excellent facilities, such as a pool, restaurants, and entertainment, you’d be wise to increase your accommodation budget.

Also, it’s a smart decision to book a hotel located in the middle of the strip, which will make it easier to navigate your way across the best bars, restaurants, and attractions.

Make an Informed Decision with a Travel Guide

The last thing you will want is to return home from Las Vegas and realize you’ve missed out on a stunning hotel, famous landmark, or sought-after restaurant. Rather than guessing the best places to stay, eat, and visit, you should make an informed decision by reading an informative Las Vegas travel guide. By doing so, you won’t miss out on first class entertainment, the best transportation tips, or the most luxurious hotels in Sin City.

Sign Up for a Player’s Card

Save money during your trip by signing up for a player’s card at each casino you visit in Vegas. Doing so is free and you could receive free items or discounts for doing so. For example, it’s common for new members to receive $20 free playing credit, entertainment discounts, or free food.

Never Buy a Drink at a Casino Bar

It’s a rookie mistake to buy a drink at a casino bar. A standard drink could set you back at least $10, and it’s also common for most casinos to provide free drinks for paying customers. If you want to save money during a trip, simply play a few games and wait for a cocktail waitress or waiter to come over with free drinks. Also, if you tip the serving staff well, they’ll regularly take your order.

You’ll never be stuck for things to do when you visit Las Vegas, as there are plenty of hotels, landmarks and attractions to explore on your travels, such as MGM Grand, the Grand Canyon, and the Bellagio. Plus, if you follow all the tips listed above you’re bound to have an experience you’ll remember for many years to come.