Las Vegas, a place which offers so much for visitors, entertainment from shows to gaming to outdoor adventures. There are so many options that sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to do – it’s a place where a little bit of pre-trip planning and preparation goes a long way. So, it’s helpful to have a few tips to prepare for a vacation that is likely to live long in the memory.
Choose your Date Wisely
Before you go, the first thing you should do is check what’s going on. Now that might sound obvious as places like the T-Mobile Arena host shows and sporting events, but you might find that there are some massive events held in Las Vegas which you have never heard of before.
Conferences such as the Consumer Electronics Show have its home in Las Vegas and thousands of people flock there each January, with hotel rates going up as a result. So, it’s not just in the summer where you can find yourself amongst thousands of others stomping about the Strip.
Be Prepared for the Nevada Heat
The Nevada heat is searing, so if you’re looking at heading out there in the summer months of June, July and August be prepared for days of almost constant 100+ Fahrenheit heat. Whilst the resorts and shops around the Strip offer respite with some of the most welcoming air conditioning the planet has to offer, don’t forget when you step back outside it’s there again!
Things are more spread out than they seem – the Strip is four miles long if you intend on walking the length of it. Along with that is a reminder to stay hydrated especially if you’re heading out on a hike beyond the city limits.
Plan to Explore the Great Outdoors
There are many places to visit in Vegas beyond the gaze of the glitz and glamor. It’s an area that people who love nothing more than getting out into the great outdoors will absolutely adore. Places like Valley of Fire State Park, which is just under an hour’s drive from the Strip, are epic.
Also don’t forget there’s the Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which has become a mecca for rock climbers, mountain bikers and hikers. Making Vegas your base doesn’t mean you have to be in the shadow of the casinos all day.
Study Games like Texas Hold ’em
Vegas is famous for its casinos and this is still one of the main reasons why so many flood to the desert each year. There’s nothing like gaming in the casinos, it’s the quintessential Vegas experience. Hosted in every major poker room and described by Poker.org as the most popular variation of the game “by far,” Texas Hold’em is the ultimate Vegas gaming experience.
To get the most out of your visit, study the rules and strategies of Texas Hold’em before you go. You can practice by playing with friends and you’ll appreciate it even more when you hit the bright lights on the Strip.
Book Tickets for the Various Shows
Across Vegas there are loads of options for entertainment. With hilarious comedians like Jeff Dunham (more info here: 8newsnow.com), legendary bands such as Aerosmith, solo artists, world renowned DJs and more spread across the resorts, it’s difficult to choose who to see.
But what would be worse than missing the opportunity to see your favorite performing live act at one of the most iconic venues on the planet? Check out the websites of the resorts as soon as you can to book your tickets.