List of Tips on How to Prepare for a Trip to Vegas

Imaging going home after a long day’s work and being able to chill and relax on the couch, catching up on your favorite TV shows for an hour or so. Who wouldn’t like that, right? However, even this will become tedious and uninteresting when it becomes a routine. At this point, the only solution is to take a real break from your everyday life, and there’s no place better for a quick getaway than Las Vegas – the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Before you gather your best pals and make way to Sin City, here are a few things you should think about beforehand so that you can really get the most out of your trip to Vegas, no matter how long or short the duration is. So, read on and prepare to have an absolute blast at the City of Lights!

Las Vegas

Getting to Vegas

The good thing about Vegas is that there really isn’t all that much to prepare for. All you need with you is your wallet and you’re good to go! This is one of the main reasons why millions of people make spontaneous trips to Vegas all the time.

Now that you know what you have to bring with you, how exactly do you get there? Well, depending on where you are, flying there might be your only option. However, if you’re lucky enough to live within driving distance, then we highly recommend grabbing some friends and making a road trip out of it. There is so much beautiful scenery to be seen and fun to be had that the journey itself will be equally as exciting and memorable as actually being in Vegas.

What to Do and Where to Go

Being the Entertainment Capital of the World, there is certainly no shortage of things to do and see. If anything, choosing what to do first once you arrive at Las Vegas will probably take a while due to the endless choices there are. Well, here’s a couple of the best free attractions that all first timers will undoubtedly check out.  

Chances are, if you’ve paid attention to social media or watched any Las Vegas movies, you would know that one of the most popular photo spots in Las Vegas is none other than the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign. Seriously, it’s probably appeared in 1000s of movies and millions of Instagram posts. So, don’t forget to take a photo here and share it with the world!

Another fantastic place to see that is also completely free are the magnificent Bellagio Fountains. This famous site offers a fantastic visual spectacle every 30 minutes, each accompanied with a new song. As it’s played so frequently, make sure to drop by a few times throughout the day to listen to more of the amazing music.

Gambling in Las Vegas

If you’re anything like the great majority of people who come to Vegas, then chances are you’re looking to have a little fun at the gambling tables. After all, Vegas is home to some of the biggest and most glamorous casinos in the entire world. Even if you’re not intending to gamble, you absolutely must still check out the casinos. They really are nothing short of awe-inspiring!

From slots to poker and a myriad of table games you’d expect from the most famous gambling place on the planet, you can literally bet on anything. Although if you plan on betting on some sport events make sure that you first learn about Vegas odds and get some advice beforehand to improve your chances of winning.

Almost all the casinos at Vegas are worth checking out as each of them will have their own charm to show off. But if you’re a little short in time then make sure you at least visit some of the best casinos that Las Vegas has to offer. Of these, the top 3 biggest are Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Bellagio, and MGM Grand Las Vegas. Of course, that’s not to say the other casinos are small by any means. Whatever casino you choose to visit, we’re sure you’ll have a wonderful experience.

Las Vegas Night Life

Unsurprisingly, the night life here in Vegas is some of the best you can expect from anywhere. Unlike most other places, the clubs and clubbers here are at it every single night of the week, not just the weekends. So if you want to dance till the sun rise, show off your sparkly new dress, listen world-class DJs do their thing, then there’s no place like Sin City.

If you’re lucky enough, you might even end up brushing shoulders with a celebrity or two, as they are known to frequent the hottest clubs in town.

Places to Explore Outside Las Vegas

Once you’ve had enough of the glitz and glam, or you simply need a quick breather, why not head out just outside of Vegas for some exciting outdoor activities? While not all Las Vegas visitors have the time to also explore outside of Vegas, most who do will certainly include it in their itinerary. After all, there’s only so much you can gamble and party, and there’s nothing quite like the amazing landscapes found just outside of the city.

From hiking to ziplining, off-road ATVs to parachuting, there are endless things to do whether you’re an adrenaline junky or just want to explore the great outdoors. Whatever you do, don’t forget to check out one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the Grand Canyon. If you can afford it, we highly recommend taking a helicopter tour to view this magnificent landscape. Trust us, it’ll be one of the most unforgettable things you’ll ever do.

Ranbeer Maver is a Computer Science undergraduate. He's a geek who embraces any new consumer technology with inhuman enthusiasm.