If you plan on visiting Vegas during the holiday season, you will definitely need to be prepared for anything that comes your way. Las Vegas is extremely crowded during this time of year, especially since it is one of the hottest Christmas and holiday season attractions in the world. Not just the United States, but the entire world.
- Come prepared for anything. The weather in Vegas can be temperamental, so pack for cold weather and warmer than usual temperatures. Also bring a mixture of shoes – from dress shoes to tennis shoes. Do you really want to walk miles in 5 inch heels? Didn’t think so.
- Bring plenty of money. Getting stuck in Vegas with no money is a tragedy. So bring extra just in case you lose all of your funds gambling. Though, alcohol is usually free.
- Book ahead! This is the most important thing. Always plan your vacation far in advanced and don’t bother trying to book just a few days prior to any event or departure. Remember Vegas is a very hot destination and requires plenty of planning to have a good time.
- Don’t bring kids if you can help it. Vegas isn’t very kid friendly for most, and it’s better to just go with other adults or your significant other.
- Don’t eat dinner on the holidays. That may sound weird but it is the best tip imaginable. You don’t want to be scrambling for food on New Years Eve. Instead, eat a big lunch and go on with your day.
- Learn when to stop gambling. Know your limits! You don’t want to get too drunk and then gamble all of your money away (then some).
- Come prepared to tip like crazy. Almost everyone that works in Vegas relies on tips. Bar tenders, dealers at casinos, slot machine attendants, hotel maids, and more. Hotel maids are probably the most deserving of a good tip –especially if you trashed the room the previous night.
- Always drink a lot of water. You will get dehydrated fast, especially if you are drinking a lot.
- Protect your personal information. Identity theft can still happen in Vegas, no matter how safe everything seems. Keep your important documents locked up but always have your I.D. on hand just in case and always be prepared to show your personal information if you DO win a jackpot.
- Have fun! The best way to survive Las Vegas is to have fun and remember to smile. Don’t be a grouch and always be generous to those that perform services for you such as taking your bags, cleaning your hotel room and bringing you food!
Things to Do In Las Vegas On New Years Eve – For Adults
If you are over 18 or 21 there are tons of great New Years Eve events to take part in while visiting Sin City. There will be plenty of shows, after parties, and hotel roof top bashes going on to keep you entertained for hours and hours! There are more than enough attractions and events being hosted, and you can try to see a few or just spend your time at one. Remember that Vegas is often referred to as the Times Square of the west, so be sure to prepare ahead! Here is a list of the top 5 attractions you can take part in on NYE.
- The main strip party of the year will be held like always. You can expect a wonderful mixture of live music, people drinking and living it up, as well as plenty of fireworks and general joy. Forget about the recession and all of your worries in Las Vegas on NYE! It isn’t recommended that children attend, but they are permitted. With all of the people around its best to leave the kids at home.
- If you prefer something smaller scale then most of the hotels and clubs in Vegas will be hosting NYE parties that will last into the early hours of the day on January first. For most you have to be 21 to drink but others accept those between 18 and 21. Who knows, you might strike it big at a casino!
- You can check out one of the famous Cirque Du Soleil shows or even one of the more risqué shows on the strip. It’s a great way to start New Years if you are into dramatic shows of very sexy people doing breathtaking tricks and amazing feats.
- Most of the restaurants will hold small events but it is recommended that you book immediately and prepare to have a reservation. Almost every building and venue in Vegas will be crammed with people on NYE! You don’t want to get stuck with nothing to do at all, so prepare far in advanced if you want to attend any parties.
- Some famous celebrities will be making appearances at clubs and venues. If there is someone you really want to see, book as soon as possible and arrive early. Sharing music with thousands of people is definitely an amazing way to start off the New Year!