What Do i Pack – for the most part, Las vegas is a casual city and people will wear shorts and sport shirts at restaurants and the casinos during the day. Bring loose fitting cotton clothes and you’ll want sneakers or comfortable walking shoes. Even if you stay on the Strip, you will do a lot of walking as the hotels are enormous and just going from one to another just next door could be half a mile. For evening, light sport jackets for gentlemen and a dress or nice pantsuit for the ladies is expected in fine dining restaurants. If you’re going to a hot nightclub, they all have dress codes so leave the sneakers at home and prepare to look stunning. During the winter months, you’ll want a jacket or sweater for evening because it can get down into the 30’s.
One of the best things about gambling in Vegas are the free drinks. To take advantage of this, you need only to park yourself at a slot machine or other gaming area until a cocktail waitress rolls through calling ‘cocktails..cocktails.!?’ The drinks are free, but tips are expected, especially if you would like to continue to drink.
Saturday May 28 is National Hamburger Day and Vegas has plenty of options. Check out a .95 special bacon and cheddar burger with fries and a soft drink at Strip Burger at the fashion show mall. Also, there’s 11 In N Out Burger locations in Vegas, with one at 4888 Dean Martin Boulevard just west of the Strip off Tropicana. Just pop in and think “get in my belly”.
Your first class is free at Summerlin Yoga so check out this studio that has taken the name Bikram down from its storefront and now offers a variety of hot yoga classes, including an amazing heated yin yoga that is perfect for any level.
Las Vegas is easy and economical to fly to, with millions of arrivals and departures each month through McCarran International Airport, and flights as low as from many U.S. cities. Even though Las Vegas is busy year round, with “high season” being usually from January through November, summer deals abound, and this summer, Las vegas is vying for your business after lower than normal returns in the present economical slump. Driving to Las vegas is also a wonderful, scenic filled trip and gives you the option to take the 4.5 hour detour to the Grand Canyon (there are also day tours available from Las Vegas) – to wrap up a memorable summer vacation.
Just two blocks east of the strip is a small hotel casino called Greek Isles, home of the Haunted Vegas Tour. Anyone interested in the paranormal, crime, and the general darker side of history will find this tour delightful. All information on the web describes a pre-tour viewing of a show called Haunted Vegas, but luckily, that is no more. If i want to watch TV, I’ll turn on History Channel in my hotel room for free, thank you. Instead, the pre-tour event was a somewhat cheeky yet atmospheric magic show demonstrating Victorian era spiritualism techniques.
Hiking is great fun in the desert. Just be sure you have all the vital equipment. Just outside of Las Vegas to the west is Red Rock National Park. Here is natural desert beauty with many hiking trails, rock climbing and natural viewing area. To the north east you have Valley of Fire State Park. This is large are filled with hiking, picnic area and many natural rock formations. You hike or drive through the Valley of Fire.