Las Vegas brings in approximately 40 million visitors a year. The Sin City is known for its Casinos. However, there is a lot to see in the city, from exquisite attractions, fabulous restaurants, and a range of shopping outlets. If you are a first time visitor, there are a few tips that could help you make the most of your trip.
Map Out Your Trip
Mapping out your trip and deciding the places you want to see will go a long way in ensuring you enjoy the tour. On the first day take a bus tour. There are buses available daily – usually located on Pampas Brazilian Grill on Harmon Street – that will take you on a tour of the strip.
Taking double-decker buses also known as the deuce is great for site seeing and taking photos especially the upper decks. They often have tour guides sometimes dressed as celebrity look-alikes. There are night buses and buses that will take you to specific locations such as the Hoover Dam or the Grand Canyon.
Distances and Location:
It is important to be aware that the distances between the sites and attractions, especially on the trip, are further apart than they seem. To move around to these locations you need to pick the right means of transport.
Taxis and time-share transport services courtesy of Take a Break Travel in Las Vegas have designated areas where they can pick up or drop off passengers. You, therefore, cannot hail a taxi. You can also take a tram or monorail. Once you’ve mapped out your tour, you can decide on the best means of transport to take you to that location.
Avoid Peak Times and Conventions
Many Las Vegas hotels have buffets. Buffets are preferred because more people can be served in a short time compared to using wait staff. However, at peak times the lines can be long and you can end up wasting time on the line. Avoid peak times between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and plan to get dinner at an earlier or later time.
The city also is a destination for conventions and national events. Avoid visiting when there is a major event at the convention center. The accommodation prices tend to go up significantly around this time.
Carry Water And Warm Clothes
There are significant temperature changes throughout the year. Temperatures are often above 700 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August and often go below 400 Fahrenheit in January and February. Carry water as the atmosphere is very dry and you could end up dehydrated. You also need to make a point of carrying a jacket or sweater as many outlets have the air conditioning turned too low to compensate for the hot weather.
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