Top 4 Things To Consider When Planning Your Vegas Trip
Vegas has something for everyone. Food for foodies, drinks for cocktail aficionados, shows for art lovers, and of course, thousands of shops for those fans of spending their credit limit on fancy stuff. With just a little bit of planning, your few nights on The Strip can turn into an amazing vacation, one that you’ll want to repeat over and over again (as the author did many times). Here are a few things to consider when planning your trip:
- Hotel: The lack of choice is definitely not the issue here, quite to the contrary. There is enough variety to cater to any preferences: luxury with Wynn & Encore, kitsch with Flamingo, party town with Planet Hollywood and Cosmopolitan, resort feel with Mandalay Bay, etc… Our personal favourites are Mandalay Bay for its many pools and Caesar Palace for its choice of food.
- On-Strip or Off-Strip? If you ask us, definitely on-strip. The walk itself can be very entertaining, the people watching opportunities are endless, and it will expose you to all the other things you’ll be able to do on your next trip. Because we all know what happens in Vegas, repeats itself in Vegas.
- Time of the year: So far we have had the chance to visit Vegas in Winter, Spring, summer and Fall. Yes, we have been many times. Are we experts? Depends who you ask, but so far our favourite season has been Spring. The weather isn’t extremely hot just yet, vacationers are still at home plowing away at their desks counting the days ’til they can join you, and everything is “on”, going from shows, restaurants and excursions. One thing for sure: stay away from Vegas during CES unless you like to have 150 ooo suited workers join you for a vacation buffet.
- Price: Vegas provides the two extremes when it comes to price: you can go for dirt cheap as much as you can remortgage your house 5 times to pay for one night at a club. Our recommendation is this: do not discount the possibilities of the luxurious experiences being available at a discounted price. Hotels are always looking for customers in the off-seasons and provide steep rebates making their unreachable rooms now fully affordable for the common folk, like us. Research, research, research!