Travel tips

About Alcohol

Unlike most cities, Las Vegas allows you to carry alcohol in the street and it’s available for purchase 24/7.

A Rule About Rules

Make sure you know your casino game rules before you start throwing your money around. Take a course in gambling and put the odds in your favor. Classes are available at Boulder Station, Circus Circus, Excalibur, Gold Coast, Golden Nugget, Luxor, MGM Grand, and many other casinos.

A Tip on Tipping

Vegas has a massive service industry that relies on tipping. Tips are unofficially expected, especially since workers are taxed on them! Remember to tip anyone that provides a service, from bellhops to waiters, valet attendants to taxi drivers.

Chill Out

Ask the hotel for a mini-fridge so you can store your drinks and cold foods. While there may be a per night charge, it would be worth stocking it with your own store-bought goodies.

Show Stoppers

Be aware that most shows go dark a few days a week, so if there’s a show you really want to see, plan ahead and make sure it’s playing on the night you’re considering.

Be Like Kenny Rogers

This tip may seem fairly obvious; however, many visitors find they wish they had heeded the advice. You really have to know when to fold ’em and know when to walk away. After you’ve had a lucky run at the gambling table, know when to pack it in. If you’re down money, it’s safe to give it a couple more hands, but after that, you start treading on a slippery slope.

Consider Car Rental

If you plan on moving around a lot during your stay in Vegas, you could save money by renting a car rather than taking taxis everywhere.

Bundles Are Not For Your Cable Bill

If you’ve never done Vegas before, it can be quite a surprise when you tally up the unexpected expenses you’ve incurred at the end of your trip. Online services are available to bundle airfare, hotel rooms, rental cars, and shows into a neat package. It saves money and a bunch of fuss most of the time. It is always good to compare booking separately, however.

Move It and Lose It!

Be careful not to move items in your room’s mini bar unless you plan on eating/drinking them–you may be charged for the items on your room bill, even if you don’t consume them!

Buffet of Buffets,” Bad Deal?

The Buffet of Buffets is a deal offered by the Caesar’s family of hotels that gives you a 24hr pass to visit as many buffets in their line-up as you’d heart and stomach desire. While this deal may be an easy and indulgent food solution, for folks that love to food venture, missing out on all the great Vegas eateries won’t be worth it. Instead, save using vegas buffet coupons.