Although one of the most exciting and stimulating destinations in the world, Vegas can also often be slightly overwhelming, especially to first time visitors. Take a look at the top tips in OROGOLD’s Vegas Survival Guide to ensure that you have the best experience possible the next time you visit this glittering oasis in the middle of the desert.
Choose Your Hotel Wisely
There are plenty of accommodation options in Vegas, but each offer something slightly different. Some hotels are not located on the Vegas Strip, meaning that if you are looking to see a show, you would need to take a taxi. For those who are looking to gamble, be sure to choose a hotel that has a good casino, as some hotels, such as Trump, don’t have a casino. Some hotels provide fast food options, while some only offer fine dining, so keep your food budget in mind when booking your accommodation.
Advance Planning and Booking
The shows in Vegas sell out extremely quickly, so it is essential to do some research before arriving and decide which shows you want to see. These can then be booked in advance, guaranteeing you a seat and allowing you to skip any ticket queues on the day. There are also plenty of Michelin starred restaurants in Vegas, but reservations for these also fill up quickly, so make sure to book a table as early as possible if there is a particular restaurant that you are dying to try.
Almost everyone that visits Vegas cannot resist trying their luck at some of the many attractive gambling options. The best thing to do is to purchase a member card for the hotel that you plan to gamble at, even if it is not the hotel that you are staying at, as this will enable you to rack up plenty of points that can then be used for discounts in the future. If you are tempted by a particular game that is new to you, don’t be put off by the high minimum bids. Instead, have a walk around the casino as you are likely to find that same game at another table with a lower minimum bid. Don’t forget that drinks are usually free at the casinos, so it often makes more sense to stop off for a quick gamble and a free drink rather than paying the extortionate price that many establishments charge for drinks.
With no clocks in the casinos, a never-ending free flow of drinks, and nightclubs that are open at all hours, it can be easy, as well as plenty of fun, to lose track of time and fall into the seductive grip of Vegas. However, you also don’t want to be spending the next day feeling queasy from the amount of drinks that you consumed the night before, so it really is important to pace yourself. Although most of the entertainment takes place at night, if you want to do any daytime activities, such as relaxing by the pool or visiting the Hoover Dam, OROGOLD recommends having a quiet evening the night before, ensuring that you are fresh and energized the next morning.
Vegas attracts visitors from all over the globe, and is the most popular gambling destination in the world. Take the time to research the area before visiting, pin-pointing certain attractions that you want to see, to ensure that you have the best experience possible.