Most people who come to our area of Nevada are looking to see the glitz and glam of Las Vegas. It’s true that experiencing this city is unlike anything else in the world and it should not be missed. Besides the casinos, Vegas is a hub of world-class entertainment and fun. Anything you could possibly want to do can be found here. Here are some first-timer tips for getting the most out of your Las Vegas vacation.
Players clubs are a must-do for vacationers in Vegas. Even if gambling isn’t your thing, being a member of a players club will get you tons of discounts on local attractions, such as restaurants and shows, and even get you a few surprise freebies in the bargain. If you are gambling, you should never be without a players card. Your points will add up on these cards and you can end up with really great freebies the next time you come back!
Travel in the City
The Las Vegas strip doesn’t look as long as it is. The bright, flashing lights and glamor give the illusion that buildings are tucked close together, but it’s a long hike from Planet Hollywood to Bally’s. While traveling in the city, don’t be afraid to grab a cab or take the tram from one place to another, or use the network of walkways inside the casinos to get where you’re going in comfort.
Have a Plan of Action
Planning your activities will certainly maximize your Las Vegas vacation. Get to know your surroundings: what’s nearby, where are the local eateries, seating areas, even the vending machines in your hotel. One of the best ways to get to know the city is to make a guided tour one of your first activities. The options for such tours are countless and will allow you to note the places you’ve just got to see again in more detail!
Protection from the Elements
Especially if you’re going to be out in the daytime, or in the transition between day and night, plan for the environment. Stay hydrated and use sunscreen in the heat of the day. Inside the casinos and at night, however, you might find that the air is too cool for comfort, so a light jacket may be a good idea.
Did you know that many casinos in Las Vegas offer free gambling lessons? Not only will these teach you the etiquette and basics of how to gamble, they are a fun way to get to know other vacationers. Learn the rules of games like blackjack, poker and baccarat, and pick up tips on where the best seating is at a table, and what dealer-speak means.
Costumed characters are fun, but understand that these folks do this for a living. Taking pictures without tipping them is considered a serious breach of etiquette. Before snapping that photo with Elmo, make sure you understand the price.
If you’re looking for a great place to stay just outside of the city on your Las Vegas vacation, we offer all the amenities of a first-class resort. Take a look at our very own casino, then get in touch to book your trip today!