Checklist for a Weekend in Las Vegas

Everyone dreams of visiting Las Vegas. The city that never sleeps is filled with luxury, excess, energy, noise, and fun for any visitor. If this is your first time visiting Vegas, you are probably very exciting and eager to enjoy the “adult Disneyland”. There are several things that first time visitors want to prepare and plan for to make their trip to Vegas enjoyable and productive.

Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas strip is the absolute must-see in your visit to Las Vegas. If a hotel on the strip is within your budget, this is the place where you want to stay. The strip is lined up with magnificent hotels, each with a specific theme. You want to allot at least one full day to visiting hotels on the strip. Some of the most notorious hotels are the MGM Grand, Caesars Palace, Paris, New York, Aria, Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, Venetian, and the Wynn. Each hotel has a show or attraction that you can enjoy free of charge. Ask your concierge or front desk for a schedule of show times for each hotel. You don’t want to miss out on the exciting Pirates show at Treasure Island and the famous fountain show at the Bellagio.


Las Vegas has become one of the culinary attractions of the world with renowned chefs opening restaurants all over Vegas. Make time and budget to enjoy a lunch or dinner at a fine restaurant. If you are on a tight budget, many restaurants offer early dinner menus that are more moderately priced. Buffets are also one of the big attractions in Vegas. They can also be pricey but offer the most food for your money. Buffet prices during lunch time can be up to half the price than for dinner. You can also go during the brunch hours and maybe even score bottomless mimosas for around ten dollars. Many restaurants offer Happy Hours where you can try some of their most popular dishes for a third of the price.

Away from the strip

The fun and excitement in Las Vegas do not end at the strip. There are many other things that you don’t want to miss out on. To explore outside of the strip, the best way to get around is through a car rental in Las Vegas. Experience vintage Las Vegas with incredible lights and sounds at the Freemont Street Experience. With a car rental in Las Vegas you can also drive to the Grand Canyon and visit the very popular outlets outside of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is a city that has dozens of attractions for visitors of all ages and interests. To make the most of your trip, plan your time wisely and make sure you find the most efficient way to move around, such as a car rental.

Amy is a guest blogger from Alamo US car hire

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