Las Vegas is a great city for a weekend (or long weekend) getaway. You get in, you have fun, you get out. Oftentimes visitors try to pack light when making the trek to the desert, but how do you accomplish that in a city that stays jumping until the wee hours of the morning? You bring your Vegas essentials and minimize the rest. Here is a list of packing essentials for Vegas so that you can accomplish the trip with one bag…and not bust.
Comfy, Flat Shoes
Ladies, I know you want to be cute, especially at the clubs at night. That’s a given. But bring your comfy, flat shoes for the day. Vegas is a huge city for walking, be it in the casinos or along the Strip. And while those huge casinos look close, please believe that is an illusion. The walk is much longer than you think, and the last thing you want at the end of the day is to be limping up the Strip, drink in hand. It’s not cute.
Sundresses and maxi dresses are clutch when traveling everywhere, but especially in the Vegas heat. Loose-fitting, cool materials are the way to go in the desert. Plus these dresses transition beautifully from day into the evening.
Or whatever your lucky item is. Vegas is a city where you rely on luck. And you will need all of the luck you can get, so pack your luckiest items.
This is a travel necessity for me in life, not just for Vegas. Whenever I am going to a destination where the drinks promise to be expensive, I bring some travel-sized bottles for the trip. The best part is that you can bring them in your carry on if they are less than four ounces, which most are. If you are gambling, you get free drinks, but these are still a clutch item.
This should go without saying. I don’t advocate gambling away your rent money, but cash is king in Vegas. Be sure to have enough to have a good time. But don’t bring more than you are comfortable losing. There’s a reason they say that the house always wins. (Oh, and be sure to have small bills for tips!)
Or whatever super-duty medicine you use for headaches (or hangovers if you are so afflicted). I use Excedrin Migraine when I feel a headache coming on. Vegas nights are long but the mornings are much longer if you don’t have your antidote of choice.
Cross-body bag or fanny pack
When in the casinos playing the slots or tables, you want to be comfortable with your hands free. A huge purse doesn’t facilitate that ease but a cross-body bag or fanny pack does. Not to mention, who wants to be in a crowded club with a huge purse that she has to keep up with.
Gambling for Dummies
Self explanatory, right?
If you are making the drive to Vegas, then you must make sure you have some dope tunes for the ride. Traffic can get thick and radio can get spotty, so make sure you have some great roadtrip tunes lined up for the drive both ways.
Packing Essentials for Vegas
So there you have it, packing essentials for your upcoming Vegas trip. Sound off: what are your Vegas essentials that you can’t leave home without?
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