Cowboy shows all night gambling, insane traffic, dazzling neon lights, all these things beautifully illustrate a tempting Las Vegas.
What does this mean?
It means tripping to this part of the States must be in the bucket list of party souls!
Don’t get me wrong! Las Vegas is not only for heavy drinkers or compulsive gamblers!
Instead, this sleepless city is for everyone, unless you have a terrible preparation!
Coming over Vegas four years ago as a celebration for my 23rd birthday, I had to accept that this city is a DREAM!
However, we could enjoy this vibrant city to the fullest only after getting the best advice we’ve ever heard about trips to Las Vegas from a local friend.
We list down all eight of them down below. Note it down if you’re planning your trip to Vegas now!
Welcome to Las Vegas
Trust me! Don’t ever do that! You’re waiting till the rest of your life.
As a matter of fact, taxis, as well as other ride-sharing services are only allowed to pick up and drop off passengers in a specific area.
These are known as designated parking lots, which you can frequently find in front of a casino.
Because of such, hopping on a taxi means you have to come over an insanely long queue, especially during rush hours like dinner time or when a show finishes.
Instead, why not take a tram, rent a bike, hop on a Vegas Deuce, or even walk if your destination is within a short distance?
Don’t even thinking about taxis here
You may have heard of it before! Only a few places across the States have legalized drinking on the streets, and Vegas is one of them.
Hence, if you intend to grab some margaritas after strolling down the thoroughfares in the middle of the day, go for it!
However, drinking from a glass or bottle is indeed not allowed, which means you’ll need to have a plastic cup instead.
I felt like a privilege to have this informed!
Needless to say, Las Vegas is a heaven of trade shows and events.
These places attract roughly several thousands of travelers at once.
The day I and my friends were in Vegas, they had Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December, which was pretty iconic. And guess what happened? 175.000 cowboys all rushed to the event!
It was really fun to watch guys and girls filling up restaurants during dinner time in denim and cowboy hats.
Exciting as it could be, prices surely soared!
So feel free to go for it if your budget is generous enough, but my advice for young backpackers is to look up for some other significant shows or to have a chat about life in a cozy bistro or café instead.
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Like everywhere else in the states, you can’t drink (I mean alcohol) here unless you’re over 21.
Same for casinos, only those who are 21 and above are allowed entry.
And yeah, obviously, they’ll check your ID card!
It seems the biggest misconception saying Vegas is all about gambling!
Yes, this city was born and raised on gambling nights and endless chains of casinos.
However, that’s not everything they have in Vegas.
No worries if you’re not into this kind of recreation. How about checking out some of the best incredible bars, pool parties, shopping and shows of the city?
There are up to eight Cirque de Soleil shows in LV. And guess what, you can’t even get bored when Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and the Blue Man Group perform every single night.
A crazy night
Yeah, not even kidding!
I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Las Vegas is located right in the middle of a desert.
To be honest, I’m not an American, so I had thought that Vegas would be super cold during my trip there.
Surprisingly, a Vegas friend told me that all the casinos and restaurants always had air conditioning blasting. And it was so true!
Walking down the strip all day long will surely make you sweat. Though it’s not humid as some Asian countries, the weather was pretty harsh and annoying.
So bad news is that you have to face it as there is no other choice. Otherwise, go through the casino complexes for a while!
In August, the average temperature in Vegas is around 38 Celsius.
In between December and February, winter severely hits Vegas, which leads to the average temperature falling to around 14 degrees.
It’s even worse after midnight when it drops to below zero!
If you visit Vegas around this time, chances are you will spot out light snow sitting on the surface of the desert when you wake up.
What a stunning scene!
Be mindful to bring along some warm clothes if you don’t want to get caught in the cold.
Snow in Vegas
Don’t worry if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night with an empty stomach.
Feel free to head out to the street, find a convenience store and grab anything you like.
Just so you know, most of the lounge and coffee shop in Las Vegas are open 24 hours a day.
It’s also the same to big hotels and resorts around downtown, where bars and cafeterias are fully open to serve any of their guests.
I’m sure such a huge and interesting city like Las Vegas will hold a lot more tips to be shared.
Above are eight best advice we have ever heard about trips to Las Vegas, and we actually experienced them all.
Find a good tour operator or at least a local friend to enjoy Vegas in the most fun way!
These are so true to be ignored! Don’t ever forget any of these or your Vegas holiday would not be completed!