Las Vegas Vacation Tips
Know the personality of the Vegas resort before you book. The same hip traveller thrilled to stay at The Palms might collapse if they had to stay at Circus Circus. By the same token, the tween set will like racing through New York-New York at 67 miles per hour aboard the hotel’s own roller coaster.
You should also think about how much time you’re going to spend at the actual resort. Does the room even matter to you? If you want to see Cirque du Soleil’s water spectacular “O”, then stay at The Bellagio, where the troupe performs that show. Or if your Vegas experience centers on the pool scene, opt for Mandalay Bay, which has its own 11-acre sand beach, lazy river, and wave pool.
Plan a winter trip if you’re looking to hit the tables when Las Vegas is less crowded. Vegas is overrun with visitors in summer, despite the stifling heat. But a visit in November or December should bring pleasant weather and fewer crowds. Whenever you go take a Vegas vacation, pack layers as it can get chilly at night along The Strip, even if it was near 100 degrees that same day.
And if you’re still not sure where you fit, check out the resort’s website: are there a lot of kids featured in the gallery? Young twentysomethings attached at the waist? Do your homework. Feeling out of place doesn’t have to be what happens in Las Vegas.