Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Four Tips To Keep in Mind When Traveling to Las Vegas

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Many people dream of visiting Las Vegas, but if it is your first time taking a trip to Sin City, you may be interested in some travel tips that will keep things running smoothly. Here are four tips to keep in mind as you travel to Las Vegas:

Consider a Shuttle Instead of a Cab From the Airport

One of the most shocking things that people experience when visiting Las Vegas is the cost of a taxi from the airport to The Strip. Though The Strip isn't too far from the airport, traffic in Las Vegas is quite congested, and taxi drivers often take the longest route possible in order to get the most out of the passenger. A more convenient and affordable option is to work with your hotel to arrange a shuttle from the airport to your accommodation. There are also shuttle services that can be used that are not affiliated with a certain hotel.

Spend Some Time Away From The Strip

Most people visit Las Vegas to see the famed Strip, but there is also a lot to see and experience in the downtown area of the city. In fact, many of the performers who work on The Strip will spend their off nights downtown. This allows visitors to see great performances for very little money, and often, you can even interact with these people as downtown bars are restaurants are much more casual for the most part. There are also some famous Las Vegas landmarks in the downtown area, such as the famed Golden Nugget. This complex is responsible for re-inventing the downtown area after it was expanded and renovated by Steve Wynn in 1967. It brought a new, high-class crowd downtown for the first time.

Visit Vegas During the Off Season

Most people visit Las Vegas in the winter, fall and spring, but there is a lot to be said, including monetary savings, when visiting during the summer. Yes, Las Vegas is in a desert, and it is hot, but there are also plenty of ways to cool down. If you don't want to visit during the heat of the summer, many hotels and casinos offer discounts on their offerings in the middle of the week, and then hike up prices on the weekend.

Cool Off and See the Sites Outside of the City

Many people also love to see the sites outside of Vegas, including the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Not only can you take a dip in the water, there are a number of opportunities for fishing, boating, jet skiing and more. There are also many trails for hiking and numerous photo opportunities, just don't forget to bring your sunscreen!
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