Money / Credit Cards, Las Vegas
Luggage and bags: Next to your gambling money keep your bank account numbers for easy access when you open up a line of credit with the casino.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Casual dress is accepted almost everywhere, but it's nice to dress up for a dinner show. If you forgot your swim suit there are plenty of shops to buy one in each of the hotels. You might bring a sweater to wear in the casinos. It's really hot in Vegas and sometimes the air conditioning in the casinos feel too cold.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Water and sunscreen is a must.
Miscellaneous: If you don't care for the diluted drinks your cocktail waitress is serving then I highly suggest buying your own bottle of liquor outside of Las Vegas. Any store/gift shop that serves alcohol marks their prices up 100%!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring all of those cute things in your closet that you can't wear in your hometown for fear of being too risque, or overdressed.
Miscellaneous: Unless you have a massive amount of self-control, don't bring your entire wallet with you anywhere you go. It's way too easy to spend all of your money. We always bring what we think we'll need for the night in cash, and then one card, just in case.
Photo Equipment: Batteries, bring enough. They might be pricey within hotels. Check out CVS Pharmacy nea Monte Carlo hotel or Walgreens near Gameworks. Prices are better at these places than within hotels/casinos.
Miscellaneous: Debit cards, take out money at home. ATM tellers can charge some crazy amounts for service fees. Always be prepared.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's a cinch, whatever you packed to wear won't be hot enough, and you'll have to buy something a little sluttier to fit in.
Miscellaneous: Tons of makeup & hair styling stuff
Oh, and back-seam stockings, with that garter belt you've never worn before
Luggage and bags: Bring compact luggage, but bring extra space, because it's not hard to do a lot of shopping when you're in town.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring good shoes - you'll walk a lot. Dress casual, but bring an outfit or two for an evening out.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just bring the bare essentials. Your hotel is probably within a stone's throw of a Walgreen's that has cheaper prices than the pharmacy in your home town.
Photo Equipment: I always bring a digital camera. A camcorder is nice too. Remember that flash photography is ineffective at over twelve feet. And don't take flash photos when you're in a show.
Miscellaneous: Bring a lot of dollar bills - you will need to tip everyone in sight. I was happy when I got bad service at a restaurant, so I didn't have to hand out more money!
Luggage and bags: Travel light - the more you have, the more you lose.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Most of the time it is very warm or hot during the day and cold at night (it is in a desert afterall).
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing special.
Photo Equipment: No special needs.
Miscellaneous: Watch your money - use concealment pouches or pockets.
Luggage and bags: Bring as much or as little as you like. Most hotels have free shuttles from the airport to your hotel.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy shoes & cool clothing. Dress up for dinner. All shows are semi-formal.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: This is the US. Anything you forget at home you can find here. There's a Walgreen's right on the strip.
Photo Equipment: A camera is nifty, but the buildings are SO big, it's hard to get each building into one shot!
Miscellaneous: One word: MONEY!!! Ya gotta spend it to make it, baby.
Miscellaneous: INTERNET USAGE:
You send me: Las Vegas is finally an official city of the future as we now boast an official internet cafe - the appropriately named Internet Cafe, to be specific, on Las Vegas Blvd. in the Polo Towers shopping center, next to the Harley Davidson Cafe. Internet service is $8 for a half-hour and $12 for an hour. Pay-per-use Web terminals were also recently spotted at the Hard Rock Hotel and McCarran International Airport; the MGM Business Center offers five minutes of access for $5; and Mandalay Bay offers access for approximately $10 per half-hour. The Tropicana Hotel has four Internet terminals near the buffet -- access costs $5 for 10 minutes
Free Web access is provided at local libraries, but you'll have to wait in line. The closest library to the Strip is at Maryland and Flamingo, and can be reached at 702-733-7810. If you happen to be at Fitzgerald's in downtown Vegas, they offer internet access for 20 cents a minute and the stations are located near check in.
And [email protected] Las Vegas (2417 Las Vegas Blvd. South, (702) 737-5241) provides two badly needed elements to the Strip -- a stand-alone coffeehouse that's not a Starbucks, and an Internet café that's not plagued by slow connections, dense crowds or three-deep geekdom. It's right next door to the Holy Cow Brewery.
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: What to wear
Comfortable shoes for walking. You're gonna be crusing the strip during the day, and it's loooooong. Not to mention that the casino floors are huge.
Your best flashy clothes, and I mean something sharp, like so cool you could only wear it in Vegas or maybe New York.
Sunglasses, it's bright out there during the day, and you'll look like a superstar indoors at night, or pretentious.
What not to wear
Pajamas, you won't be sleeping.
Black socks with shorts, 'nuff said.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Hangover remedies, my personal preference being Alka Seltzer just before passing out, I mean bedtime.
Photo Equipment: Skip the camera, someone else has taken better shots than you ever could. Plus, who needs to worry about a camera with all that's going on?
Miscellaneous: To make the most of your trip you must have:
Cash, greenbacks, moola
Lack of self control
To survive with your soul intact, must-avoid-at-all-cost items:
Cash, greenbacks, moola
Lack of self control
Luggage and bags: Bring a small carry on, or maybe check it in now since they search most carry ons at the airport now...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swim trunks, toothbrush, clothes to go out in, etc...
Miscellaneous: Lots of $$$$
Oh....If you plan on drinking a lot of alcohol it's not a bad idea to go to a 7-11 and get some OJ or bottled water (for the morning after all the festivities). Otherwise, you'll fall for hotel fridge drinks in your room that cost a @[email protected]#$ fortune! Sometimes one can be pretty thirsty the next morning....
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Clothings? What clothings?? Don't worry too much about packing too many clothings... You can do all your shopping in Las Vegas. Oh, but what you mustn't forget is to pack a carton of RED BULL energy drink. You'll need it for sure. ;-)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't bother too much with this. Get your hotel's Housekeeping Department to deliver up to your room ALL the amenities you'd need.
Photo Equipment: Yeah, and DON'T FORGET to bring along at least ONE camera. You just never know who you'll meet here! Hint, Hint, HINT.....
Miscellaneous: DON'T forget to bring along your ATM card and.... an open mind.
Remember, if your ATM card is linked to international networks like 'Cirrus', 'Plus', 'The Exchange' etc, you can withdraw money from any ATM machines in the world. What's more, you'd even benefit from the low interbank exchange rates being given to you vis-a-vis if you were to change it at your local money-changer. I have survived on this method for ALL my trips abroad and so far, no ATM machines have failed me. Yes, even in the remotest villages in Africa. :-)) If you haven't tried this method, I challenge you to do so today. And be pleasantly surprised at how much you can save at the end of the day using this method. I kid you not!
'To travel is to live. To live is to travel.' - Tom Robbins
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes, wads of cash, and suntan lotion. Wear a warm coat in the winter, it was surprisingly cold in February.
Photo Equipment: Lots of film. It's like Disney World for Adults.
Miscellaneous: Did I mention wads of cash?