Las Vegas is a huge and pretty unique city to visit. There’s a whole heap of things to do in Las Vegas and you’ll honestly be spoilt for choice when you head out to enjoy and explore. That being said, there’s also some vital things and essentials you need to know for visiting the Las Vegas Strip, too.
Keep in mind, the Las Vegas Strip is filled with every kind of casino, hotel, concert and experience you can ever imagine. It’s like a Disneyland for adults. Though, it can also be a suck on your money as every place is vying for your hard-earned cash.
By keeping these in mind, you can spend well, make your cash go further and enjoy an epic time in Las Vegas.
Take a look, below at the best things to know for visiting the Las Vegas Strip. Have the best time.
1.) The Strip can be anything you want
Because no one really knows you in Las Vegas. This all means you can truly let your hair down and/or run amock; it’s all up to you. If it’s partying till dawn, gorging on all the buffets, seeing the best shows or just going on the slots; Las Vegas can be anything you want it to be. It’s an over-exaggerated playground for anyone that visits.
Most people you will bump into in Vegas will be passing through like you so what happens in Vegas can truly stay in Vegas.
2.) It’s a party city
Because you can almost taste the energy in the air! Everyone’s brought in high expectations with them and pretty much everyone is intent on having a good time and that kind of energy is rather infectious.
There are clubs, cool bars and award-winning restaurants in every hotel when visiting the Las Vegas strip. This all means you can create your own perfect night with ease. No compromises.
3.) Drinks are free
Because the casinos serve free (and rather strong) cocktails when you’re in the casinos; even if you’re just at the slot machines.
They also have beers and wines for those who don’t like cocktails so you’ve got a fair bit of choice.
The cocktails are strong for a reason though so try not to get too carried away or perhaps do get carried away; you’re in Vegas after all. Just make sure to tip your host and they’ll be coming back to top you up.
4.) There’s something for all ages
Because it’s actually a great place to visit for all kinds of people of all ages. For instance, the first time I visited Las Vegas was when I was 11 (with my parents) and had the best time exploring all the experiences in the city. It can be a city for the family if you plan it well.
There is so much to do in Vegas regardless of what your interests are; everyone from the most active to the most laid-back of travellers will find a version of Vegas that suits them just fine.
For instance, on our last trip to Las Vegas (after Burning Man), we spent a good few days just chilling out by the pool and ordering food. It was so indulgent and totally not what you’d expect from Las Vegas.
5.) The strip hotels are huge
Because the hotels along the strip are a sight in themselves!
Each one is so massive in an over the top fashion as has it’s own unique selling point that makes it worth seeing.
We’d been in a Venice just before heading to Vegas and I still found the Venetian hotel (despite being essentially a replica of Venice) quite interesting to walk through (and essentially get lost in – those hotels are so huge).
If you’re short on time when visiting the Las Vegas Strip, make sure to plan which places or events intrigue you most. I promise, even with best-laid plans, you will get distracted and every place is vying for your attention.
6.) buffets are huge
Because the right all you can eat buffet, albeit pricier than your average American meal, is absolutely huge!
We ate ourselves to a stupor at the Bellagio Hotel and had one of the widest ranges of rather tasty food on offer in a while.
I think I left truly impressed at my ability to put away a ridiculous amount of food into my tummy! Which reminds me, I need to start to work on losing weight soon.
Check out which buffet sounds best to you and reserve in advance if you want to avoid any lines. It’s one of the things you’ll definitely be doing whilst visiting the Las Vegas Strip.
7.) See a show
You can catch some pretty big celebrity show when you’re in town too. A lot of big names have residencies at different hotels so a trip to Vegas might be what you need if you want to catch one of your favourite performers at an amazing venue.
Make sure to book in advance for popular shows and plan your trip around visiting the Las Vegas Strip around this.
8.) It’s sunny
Because you’re almost always guaranteed sunshine and that’s a good thing when you’re on holiday! Remember, you’re in the desert when visiting the Las Vegas Strip!
Take sunscreen, even a sweater for chilly evenings and be sensible in the sun.
9.) Visiting the Las Vegas Strip for a good time!
Because people go to Vegas for a good time and you should too!
And a side note here, having a good time is about so much more than gambling and I can even go as far as saying that even if you don’t gamble, you can still have quite an amazing time in Las Vegas.
Make sure to make Las Vegas what you want it to be. If you can do that, you’ll have a great time! Just remember, visiting the Las Vegas Strip is essential and probably the place you’ll spend lots of your time.
Plan your hotel accordingly and you’ll be smack-bang in the centre of all the action. Have the best time exploring Las Vegas; even if it’s for a long-weekend trip.