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Top Tips on How to Prepare for your Trip to Las Vegas


Las Vegas, the sparkling oasis in the middle of the Nevada desert, remains one of the most popular destinations for tourists in America. While most people think of the casinos and the famous Las Vegas Strip, there’s a lot more to this city than just gambling. Beautiful desert scenery is just minutes away, with tours available by helicopter and hot air balloon which will whisk you over the dunes. There are also plenty of museums detailing the rich history of the city, including the Mob Museum and the Neon Museum. And when the lights go down, Las Vegas really comes alive, with stunning shows, world-class restaurants, and clubs which will keep you dancing until dawn. Even future plans are being made for America’s Jewel.

Quick Las Vegas Facts

  • The iconic Las Vegas Strip looks shorter than it really is because of the size of the super casinos and hotels. It is actually four miles long, and it is not a fun walk from end to end in the searing Nevada heat.
  • The bronze lion statue outside the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino weighs a whopping 50 tonnes and is the largest bronze statue in the US.
  • There are more than 100,000 hotel rooms in all of Las Vegas and it would take you nearly 300 years to spend a night in each one. More than 5000 of these rooms are in the MGM Grand hotel, which is the largest hotel in the country.

Top Tips to Make the Best of Your Visit

Plan Your Day

There is so much to do in Las Vegas that is can be easy to get carried away. People often don’t leave enough time for their activities and end up missing out or get so stressed about what to so that they end up not leaving the hotel. If you want to stay in the pool, that’s an entirely valid choice, but if you were planning on seeing more of the city, it’s best to do your research and work out how to fit everything in.

For example, the Mob Museum generally takes half a day to see all the exhibits. Getting there as soon as it opens would give you the afternoon for a second activity, or a rest before heading out in the evening.

Book in Advance

Be aware that tickets for the top shows will sell out well in advance for concerts featuring a variety of famous artists. It’s worth booking them as soon as you’ve booked the rest of your stay. Otherwise, you might end up at the mercy to ticket touts and massively inflated prices.

It’s a similar story for restaurants, especially if you’re wanting to eat during the prime 6-8pm slot. Reservations are a must at the most popular places, and even if you’re dining at the hotel buffet, it’s best to try and have an early dinner, or hold out for a late bite.

Transport Issues

Getting a taxi during peak times can be hard, and you’ll need to factor in a waiting time of 30-60 minutes. If you’re travelling during the day, commuters take an open-top bus to get around the strip. You can hop on and off at any of the 20 different stops throughout the day, giving you plenty of chances to explore without wearing a hole in your shoes. Each bus comes with its own tour guide, so you’ll learn plenty about the scenery as it goes past.

Sharpen Your Card Skills

For example, if you’re from the UK and you’re thinking of venturing to the gambling capital and visit certain casinos, it’s best to be prepared. Yes, you could happily spend an afternoon feeding the slot machines, but is that really the best use of your time? Poker sites for the users in the UK help provide some of the travelling brits with a realistic poker experience to get used to demands of each game before visiting. However, many choose to participate in a venue surrounding, as online platforms won’t be able to obtain the real excitement and atmosphere that is found on the casino floor amid the baize card tables and the spinning roulette wheels.

If you want to stand out from the crowd and improve your chances of walking away the winner, it is worth getting in some practise beforehand. Take some lessons online or enter a few poker tournaments to sharpen your skills. With so many tourists trying their luck, you’re in with a good chance of walking away with some of their holiday budget lining your pockets.

Not All Casinos Are Created Equal

From the outside, each hotel and casino complex is instantly recognisable, from the Luxor to Treasure Island, Caesar’s Palace to the Bellagio. But the unique designs don’t stop there – make sure you head inside the different casinos to fully experience everything they have to offer. From the outside, the Luxor is sleek and modern, but step inside its glass façade and you are transported back to the luxury of ancient Egypt. For a more family orientated experience, try Circus Circus. It’s bright colours and fun vibes are perfect for kids and adults alike.

Save Your Pennies

It’s not just on the casino floor where you could be at risk of losing your money; check out these saving techniques in Las Vegas to make sure you never ever spend more than you need to.

  • Don’t buy your drinks at the casino bars if you’re heading onto the floor. Once you’re settled at a table or machine, waitresses will come round and offer free cocktails. This is designed to keep you gambling for longer, and it’s a perk worth taking advantage of, as long as you also make sure you stick to your gambling budget. Don’t forget to tip the waitress, especially if you want her to keep the cocktails coming.
  • Las Vegas is a great place to take photographs, with so many iconic landmarks to record. But beware of snapping a picture with anyone in costume – they’re not dressing up for free, and you will be expected to fork out for the privilege. Do yourself a favour and stick to posing with the architecture.


Las Vegas is an amazing place to visit and should be on everyone’s bucket list. Make the most of your time there by following these tips for planning ahead and it will ensure your holiday runs smoothly.

Source: limnews

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