How to Get Ready for a Fun First Trip to Las Vegas

The bright lights of Las Vegas entice travelers from all over the world year after year. The Nevada destination provides a fascinating show of all kinds of fun ways to leave the cares of the everyday behind.

The truth is there’s nowhere quite like Vegas. It’s popular for many reasons, the most obvious being its position as the gambling capital of the world. But its popularity extends well beyond that, with all kinds of entertainment on offer for visitors. 

It is also an important business hub. Conventions and meeting are often held by national and international firms looking to impress clients and employees with glamourous Vegas venues.

In 2019 alone there were over 42 million visitors to Las Vegas. But what can new visitors do to prepare themselves for a memorable time in the city? Here are some tips for how to prepare for a first Vegas trip. 

  1. Plan Your Days

The Neon City of Vegas is home to a glittering array of attractions, guaranteed to offer a memorable visit for first timers to the city. The size of the city blocks could at points be overwhelming though. It is a good idea to put your planning hat on and organize where you are heading to and at what time. Keep in mind the distances and the heat, and you’ll have every chance of getting the best out of the city. 

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  1. Card Games in Vegas

It wouldn’t be a visit to Sin City without hitting the casinos, with the bravest visitors playing poker in Vegas with some high rollers. The city is full of beautifully elegant casinos and captivating clubs bring the world of the gaming table sharply into focus.  

  1. Gaming Lessons

You could even brush up your poker skills while in Vegas itself. The city is built on it so it’s well worth giving it a go. Taking advantage of some of the free gaming lessons on offer in various hotels is a good idea to get your knowledge up to scratch. 

  1. Explore the Restaurant Scene

Las Vegas plays host to a number of brilliant restaurants run by some of the world’s best chefs and creative cooking and hospitality teams. 

Buffets provide a relatively inexpensive opportunity to taste your way through the brightest and best venues without necessarily breaking the bank.
The legendary Caesars Palace offers the Bacchanal Buffet. It’s a great – and delicious – way to enjoy a first look at the location.   

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  2. Cruise the Strip

Having a walk or a drive along the strip is a must for any new visitor to Vegas. The sight of the enormous advertising marquees displaying the glitz and glamour on offer in the city will leave you wide-eyed. 

The iconic welcome to Las Vegas sign with its bright colours and star shape is a clear imprint of what a stay in the city can offer.

It offers an entrance way to the heart of the city, with famous hotels, casinos, and entertainment complexes dotting the way in a full range of luxury. 

  1. Avoid Getting Carried Away

The bright lights and big city vibe of Las Vegas is a big pull for all kinds of travelers. When you add in the subsidised drinks given out by some hotels, it’s easy to see how inexperienced players can get swept away by the excitement.

The best bet is to enjoy the experience and setting without over-doing it. This will leave your wallet and savings looking a whole lot healthier! 

  1. Book a Show

Big name performers regularly tour Las Vegas, so if you schedule your trip carefully you could see one of your favourite artists. If you book in advance you can get the best deals. Check the listings before you go to experience the comedy, magic, and musical shows that the city has to offer.

  1. Take in the Buzz of Fremont Street

Fremont Street is the next most famous part of Las Vegas after the strip. Downtown Vegas is offered up in all its glory along the street with bars, casinos, and entertainment spots all vying for business. Fremont is the true heart of Old Vegas, and it gives new visitors the chance to see a different side of the city. 

  1. Rent a Car and See the Canyons

If you want to see more of the surrounding area of Vegas while you’re in the area, renting a car is a good idea. The dramatic landscapes of the Nevada desert canyons are well worth visiting and beautifully contrast with the bright majesty of the strip. 

By spending time preparing for your trip to Las Vegas you can make the experience more memorable and more cost-effective. Making the most of deals and bookings will save both money and time. 

Preparing well will leave you with the extra resources you need to fully enjoy the whole fantastic Vegas experience!

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