When you travel to Las Vegas, otherwise known as ‘Sin City’, its worth considering some insider tips so you can have the best time possible. Whether it’s for a weekend or a week, there are Las Vegas hotels to suit any travel budget as well as great activities for gamers, non-gamers and children. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time in Las Vegas.
Avoid taking a taxi from the airport and take a round-trip airport shuttle service. For a single person or a couple, it will be cheaper. Whether you’re staying at one of the low-priced budget hotels or at a five-star luxury resort, you can save money. If you’re staying at one of the huge hotels and you’re a senior citizen or have trouble walking, ask for a room near the elevator.
The hotel rates are higher near downtown and get lower a few blocks away. When selecting a hotel, consider one within walking distance of the Strip or ask if there is local transportation from the hotel to downtown.
Las Vegas has some of the most extravagant hotels in the world. From the Canals of Venice, Italy, to the Eiffel Tower, or a trip back in time to the Great Pyramids and Medieval England, you’ll never be bored if you stay in one of the top resorts. If you plan your trip for mid-week or during the summer months, you can get discounts even in the luxury resorts as well as for the top shows. Many of the luxury hotels have more than seven restaurants, 18-hole golf courses and free shows.
Las Vegas is usually sunny and warm, but it does get cool during the winter and in the evenings. During the height of summer, the luxury casinos and other indoor attractions are very cool, so you should bring a light jacket or sweater no matter what time of the year you visit.
If you want to save most of your money for gaming or shopping, you could consider renting a room in a private home. If you are traveling with your family, you can rent an entire apartment for less than a budget hotel and save even more when you prepare some of your meals in the fully equipped kitchen.
Things to do in Las Vegas
There is a huge selection of activities that don’t include casinos. Start with the Fremont Street Experience. There are free shows, a zip line down the length of the covered street and much more to entertain the whole family.
Some things not to miss are:
• The sharks at Mandalay Bay and the wave pool, lazy river and beach
• The rides at Stratosphere Las Vegas
• The Adventure dome at Circus Circus with acrobats who perform daily
• The fountains at Bellagio
• The nearby Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon
When you’re walking from attraction to attraction remember to wear sun screen, sunglasses and a hat and drink plenty of water.
Las Vegas may be in the middle of the desert, but the whole world has gathered there for your enjoyment. You’ll find a hotel that fits your budget, easy access to endless entertainment, and if you follow a few travel tips, you should have a great time.
This post was provided by Fiona Moriarty of Hipmunk, a travel website that helps you to locate the best deals on transportation, accommodations, and more.
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