Tips on planning a great Vegas vacation

Las vegas by Moyan_Brenn DeLight (back again)
Las vegas by Moyan_Brenn DeLight (back again)

Going to Vegas is something that appears on many people’s travel bucket lists. Love or hate the outrageous, over-the-top and superficial nature of the city that is home to gambling, you somehow have to see it for yourself to understand what it’s actually like.

Las Vegas is a place that’s familiar to everyone; it has featured in so many different films and has been shown on TV so many times, that you kind of know what it will look like before you get there, but it’s still surprising just how huge the casinos are in reality.

Almost everyone who goes to Vegas will want to do at least a little gambling while they’re there. It’s what the city was originally built for, after all. If you’ve not done much gambling, you might be tempted to stick to slots because they’re easy, but the return to player odds are actually far better on the table games. The games take longer to play as well, so you can stretch out the value of your gambling dollar. The trouble is that if you don’t know how to play games like roulette, blackjack or poker, you can easily lose your money.

So before heading to Las Vegas, it’s a good idea to get some practice in online. There are so many websites to choose from where you can play all the casino classics today that it can be helpful to use a review site to narrow down your choices. This list of operating US online casinos provides a full review on each casino listed, as well as information on the kinds of bonuses that you can benefit from when you sign up.

The logistics of booking your trip

As for going to Vegas, you’ll find that there are plenty of deals to be had. Generally, the earlier you book, the better price you’ll get. If you’re happy to have an all-inclusive deal, you can really cut down on your costs for things like food and drink while you’re there.

One thing that’s important to do is to check out where exactly the hotel you’re thinking of staying in is located. Don’t trust a description when it says it’s walking distance to the Strip, for example. Check how far it is on google maps or something, as ‘walking distance’ can cover a lot of variables. If you end up staying on the perimeter of the city you’ll have to add taxi fares onto your holiday bill.

What to do in Vegas away from the casinos

Las Vegas isn’t just about gambling, of course. It’s a place where you can see some pretty spectacular shows and entertainment. Try and book these online before you go as well, as you’ll get better prices than you will buying tickets on the door.

When you’ve had enough of the bright lights and spinning reels of the casinos, remember Las Vegas can also serve as a gateway to other amazing tourist attractions. For example, there are lots of trips to the Grand Canyon which begin in Vegas, and once you’re there you’ll feel like you’re on another planet in comparison.