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Las Vegas Trip Essentials

Woman packing luggageThere are certain things you shouldn’t forget to bring, as well as certain things you can’t forget to do, when traveling to Las Vegas. Some would agree on several trip essentials for a trip to Vegas, starting with what you pack.

Planning to treat yourself to a ritzy dinner while you’re in Vegas? Many Las Vegas venues have a dress code so make sure to bring at least one pair or shoes that aren’t sandals or sneakers.

Whether you pack a garment bag or hit some high-end boutiques when you get there, prepare to dress to the nines.

  • Ladies: either a cocktail dress or evening gown will do.
  • Gentlemen: a sport coat could dress up any ensemble, but it wouldn’t hurt to pack a nice suit.

couple enjoying vegasDepending on the time of year, it’s wise to pack a bathing suit; however, if you forget yours at home, the hundreds of retail shops scattered throughout the hotels will most likely have you covered. Flip-flops and a bathing suit cover-up to wear down to the pool might also be a good idea.

Before you get to Vegas, check out the shows that are playing. Most would agree that a trip to Vegas is not complete without seeing one.

It’s best to see what shows are playing when you will be in town and purchase your tickets in advance. Some popular shows tend to sell out Thursday through Sunday night during certain seasons.

Las Vegas is central to two tourist hotspots: the Hoover Dam and Death Valley National Park. If you’re interested in more than gambling, sunbathing, shows and eating good while visiting Sin City, rent a car and be in three different states in one day.

The Hoover Dam is only an hour away, a worthwhile trip for history and geography buffs. Death Valley, although a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Las Vegas, is a scenic and educational treasure you won’t want to miss while you’re so close.


Prepare ahead, though. Pack plenty of water, bring a hat and dress appropriately; Death Valley is the hottest place on Earth.

Last, but certainly not least, a comfortable pair of walking shoes is essential for anyone who’s never been to Las Vegas. From walking The Strip and casino hopping, to hiking though Death Valley or simply cutting some rung, you’ll want to make sure your feet don’t get tired before you do.

And don’t forget your camera and extra batteries. Contrary to popular belief, there are many things in Las Vegas you won’t want to forget.

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