So you’ve booked your big Vegas trip and the date’s almost here. You’ve packed your bags, bookmarked all the best casinos in town, and you’re ready. But you don’t feel ready yet.

What if you get there and don’t know the basics? What if you get ripped off on the price of something and you don’t even know it? You’re not from Nevada – how are you supposed to know the finer details of a weekend in Sin City?

First of all: don’t worry about it. Secondly: join us, today, as we break down three of our favorite Vegas travel tips, for real insight into your next trip and what to expect.

Bring Your Own Water (and Stay Out of the Sun)

Bring your own bottled water. Seriously. Every year, the Strip comes alive with the sound of tourists complaining about the price of bottled water and how nobody warned them before they arrived.

So, consider this your warning. Bottled water on the Strip has been known to be outrageously priced, on the best of days. It’s a seller’s market, as the hot weather and popularity of the area equate to huge crowds of people sweating in the sun and slowly dehydrating. There’s a need, and the stores and vendors know that, so they will charge whatever they like and get paid for fulfilling that need.

This is Nevada. It is extremely hot in the summer, in addition to being very dry. If you’re being safe (and please, be safe), you’re drinking water. The question is: were you prepared enough to bring it from home, or are you going to make somebody rich today.

As an extra note: make sure to stay out of the sun between 12 PM and 5 PM, as much as possible, as it can be brutal on your skin and may even lead to heatstroke in some.

Shop For A Bargain

Worried about how expensive everything is? This is Vegas: somebody somewhere wants to make you a deal. It’s just up to you to go shopping.

Groupon deals work wonders for getting discounts on any shows you might want to see. Timeshare providers (*ahem*) can get you much better deals on accommodation and entertainment packages, as well.

Don’t be afraid to ask about specials, happy hours, coupons, tickets, and any other discounted rate you might think of. It’s a big city with a lot going on, and they want you to see it all, so there’s a good chance you’ll find the deal you’re looking for.

A Friendly Word

Be kind. It’s not just good life advice, it will literally get you into places you didn’t expect in Vegas. Let us explain. Especially during the non-holiday season, when the hotels are less booked up and the casino floors are emptier, managers are looking for opportunities to create repeat business. 

What does this mean for you? The opportunity to get wined and dined, if you’ve got the right attitude. Stand out from the crowd for the right reasons (ie. your sparkling personality and gratitude) and you’ll make an impression. During check-in, dress well and make sure to be as pleasant and polite as possible.

Complement the room. Complement the hotel. Tell them it’s your first time, even if it’s maybe your third. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but it also works almost all the time. If not an entire room upgrade, you might get better service during turndown or tickets to a show, on the house. 

These are resources the hotels have on-hand because of where they work. They want to give them away to someone. You could be that someone.

Vegas Travel Tips: From The Horse’s Mouth

If you’re looking for Vegas travel tips, chances are a million people have told you never to hit over a 17 on blackjack or that Planet Hollywood is affordable without being tacky. Hopefully, with the aid of today’s article, you’ll have everything you need to make an informed decision, with travel insights from a real local.

Ready to book your next trip? Check out some of our amazing timeshare deals, and let’s get you booked in for your next big Vegas vacation!

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