With world class dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, Sin City is at the top of almost everyone's travel list. Whether you plan to stay for a week or a weekend, make sure you have your trip planned well before you touch down in Nevada with some great tips.
Take some time to talk with your fellow travelers and come up with a tentative itinerary that you can all agree on to make the trip one to remember.
You first order of business should be booking a hotel room. Keep in mind staying Sunday through Thursday will be less expensive than the weekend, so if your time permits you can plan accordingly. Booking at least 30 das in advanced will probably get you a better deal. Once you've found your hotel room you can start looking into flight deals. There are a variety of discount airlines that fly daily to Vegas from most large cities, and if you do not mind stopovers you can probably save on your airfare.
Once you arrive in Vegas there are several options for getting to your hotel. Shuttle buses are the cheapest bed, averaging $ 5 to $ 7 per person, but be aware that it could take up to an hour until you finally arrive at your stop. A taxi or limousine on the other hand will run from about $ 15 to $ 65. Public transportation is also available in the form of monorail lines, bus and trolley service which are a prefect way to get around on the cheap.
You can also stay entertained for free in Vegas with a number of attractions like the fountains of Bellagio, the volcano at the Mirage, lions at MGM and a free circus performance at Circus Circus.
While you're spending your time taking in the fun of the Vegas strip, make sure you keep a few things with you. The sun is quite strong in Nevada so be sure to pack a good pair of sunglasses no matter what time of the year you are visiting. The strong desert sun is also known to dehydrate tourists, so be sure to drink lots of water. Hotels and casinos will take advantage of thirsty travelers with expensive water bottles, but if you stock up at a drugstore and keep the bottles in your hotel room you can avoid inflated prices. Comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen are also a good idea any time of the year. Do not forget you are in the middle of the Mohave Desert after all!
Above all else have a budget before you leave. Las Vegas is full of incredible things to see and do, but you will not want to come back regretting all of your frivolous spending. Take into consideration the amount of days you will be there to ensure you will have enough to cover all of your meals, transportation, as well as budgeting in whatever forms of entertainment you will be taking advantage of while on vacation. Decide what you are willing to spend the most money on during your stay and then budget all of your other necessities accordingly.
Then get ready for an unforgettable stay in Sin City. Viva Las Vegas!