Going to Las Vegas can seem like you’re in another world. With its bright lights, over the top entertainment and something to see everywhere you look, Vegas can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Which is what makes it a great place to spend special occasions or just go to get away. When packing, making sure you don’t forget important things to bring to Vegas should be top of mind so you can enjoy your adventure. So here are things to bring to Las Vegas to put on your Vegas trip checklist.
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Reusable Water Bottle
My last trip to Las Vegas was for a business trip in the middle of August. It was like stepping into a pizza oven when I got out of the airport. I almost always have a reusable water bottle with me when I travel. And made sure it was on my things to bring to Vegas list. For me, traveling to Las Vegas, which had very low humidity, from a place that has has close to 100% was a shock to my body. I was consuming so much water while I was there and it didn’t seem to have any affect on me. Add to that the fact that the elevation out there is above 2,000 feet and I live almost at sea level, I needed more water to combat that and the jet lag.
Stay Hydrated and Save Money
In addition to keeping hydrated, bringing a reusable water bottle can help you save money. If you’ve ever stayed in a Las Vegas hotel, you know not to drink the bottle water in the room. That’s because the prices they charge are crazy. The hotels have now even made it that they know when you’ve even opened the fridge and will charge you for that. So having a reusable water bottle on my things to bring to Las Vegas list was at the very top. Many hotels have water stations set up in the lobby with cup. Just fill your reusable water bottle up periodically from there and your wallet will thank you.
Your Vegas checklist should also include electrolyte tablets. They come in different flavors and will help with any recovery (altitude, alcoholic or otherwise) you need to deal with.
When you’re in Las Vegas you have to have lotion. That includes a face moisturizer and a body moisturizer. Your body is made up of more than 60% water and your skin is your body’s largest organ. While you’ll be drinking a lot of extra water with your reusable water bottle, your skin will still show the ramifications of all that dry weather. So be sure you have moisturizer on your what to bring to Las Vegas checklist and slather it on.
Why Are There No Clocks In Las Vegas Casinos?
It’s a small detail you may have never noticed. But there are no clocks in Las Vegas. And it’s not an oversight. The reason there are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos is simple. They don’t want you to know how much time you’ve spent there. Clocks would let you know how many hours you’ve passed at the slot machines or card tables. There also aren’t windows in the casinos so you can’t see the sun moving through the sky.
The easiest way to combat that is to wear an inexpensive wrist watch. This is one you don’t want to leave off your list of what to bring to Vegas. You might be thinking ‘I’ll just use my phone’. Well you don’t want to keep pulling your phone out all the time and some casinos and gambling tables don’t allow you to have phones out so you don’t take pictures. So a watch is an easy solution to stay on top of things.
So you’re in Las Vegas having a good time at the casinos, seeing shows and walking the strip. You’re taking pictures and posting to Instagram Stores and Facebook . . . and realize you only have 15% left on your cell phone! There aren’t a lot of electrical outlets to be found in Vegas to get a charge so be sure to carry a portable phone charger. There are many varieties and some will charge a large phone many times. But that’s not what you need for your Vegas trip. Select something that’s light weight and will keep you with power just til you get back to your hotel room. The portable phone chargers work with iPhones and Androids – just remember to put your charger cord on your things to bring to Las Vegas checklist as well.
Cash In Small Bills
Nowadays we’re not used to carrying cash and if you do you might not have lots of smaller bills. In Vegas you need the smaller bills so put making a trip to the bank on your things to bring to Vegas to-do list. Not only will you be tipping your waitresses, cocktail servers in the casino and the hotel housekeepers (you do tip your maids, don’t you??) but if you want to gamble at one of the tables, they don’t give you change. So if you want to bet $10 and only have a $20 bill, you’re betting $20. I found that out the hard way. Also the ATM machines out there charge a lot for a transaction – I saw one that charged $8 to take money out. And you can get an advance on your credit card via machines as well, but that’s never a good idea. So bring those smaller bills with you.
Have you been to Las Vegas and have a suggestion on what else you shouldn’t forget on your trip? Share below in the comments!
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Kendall Dickinson says
Cash in small bills is a smart idea! I’ve never been, but plan to soon – I’ll keep that one in mind.
Very helpful tips! We stayed at the Luxor and the mini- fridge charges were eye-opening. Water and lotion are great suggestions because it was so dry and warm even in early March.
I’ve never been to Las Vegas but its so true about how much drier it is anywhere out west!! I spent a semester in Colorado and went through Lord knows how many bottles of lotion haha. Good to know about the cash in small bills tip!
Jamie Italiane says
What kind of water bottle do you love? I am obsessed with my Contigos as I like really cold water.
Marcea Cazel says
I like a HydroFlask but understand that they’re really expensive so not for everyone. My next choice is the HydroCell which is a nice less expensive option (it’s the one I hyperlinked in the article).
Susan Ferrier says
Great tips in the form of a list. Super handy!! And helpful.
Patricia M. says
Thanks for sharing these awesome tips. I totally agree with all of them, specially the small watch one.
These are all great ideas! I’d add bring extra vitamins or an anti-hangover packet because….you know….it’s Vegas
Marcea Cazel says
Yes! Good ones to add to the list. Electrolytes work well for me but I should have added Activated Charcoal too for stomach issues.