Comfortable Shoes, Las Vegas
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget to pack a pair of comfortable sneakers. You'll be doing a lot of walking! Whether it's in and out of the many casinos or shopping at the Premium Outlet stores - you'll want comfortable shoes.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's obvious that you need your mostly comfortable shoes in Vegas, but because the elevation is around 2,030 ft (620 m) above sea level and feet could swell I'll recomend to have a pair which 0.5 - 1 size bigger than you really need. My mostly comfy and soft shoes did not work for me, my feet started to kill me after 4-5 hrs of walking...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When In Las Vegas, Bed prepared for long walks as the destinations between point A to Point B (like going from the fashion mall to the Venetian) is really far that you will do brisk walking as the sky bridges are not located near the street intersections so bringing rubber shoes is a must when in Vegas but also, if you plan on fine dining or going to hot places like Lavo or TAO Beach Club (where rubber shoes are not allowed), wear leather shoes that have soft and comfortable soles and brands like Bass which has the commuter series or Florsheim which has comfortech shoes and my favorite Cole Haan which has Nike Air Soles, will be a good leather shoe to wear during long walks in vegas.
My biggest call out is to bring a comfortable...and I mean COMFORTABLE pair of shoes if you're planning on walking around. The strip is deceptive. You always think you are closer to your destination than you really are. Your feet will be swollen by the end of your day if you attempt the walk in any sort of heel/wedge/sandals.
Also, be sure to monitor the weather a few weeks prior to your trip. Las Vegas is notorious for random weather changes. I have gotten caught in flash floods, snow storms, wind storms, and 105 degree temperatures!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most of the hotels provide you with a blow dryer and bathroom toiletries. (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bar soap, and body lotion) I usually bring my makeup, tweezers, fragrance, band-aids, and aspirin. Cotton rounds and Q-tips are sometimes provided as well.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: HAT!
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 1000%!!
You have no idea how much walking you will be doing in Las Vegas. Everytime I go I surprise myself how far I can walk before I get overly tired.
Bring a pair of tennis shoes or any type of comfortable shoe that will allow you to walk for hours because that's exactly what you are going to do!
Make sure you always bring comfortable clothes according to the weather. Shorts and a short sleeve tops are in order when its hot. You don't want sunburn. Also, bring some comfortable shoes, unless your willing to drive to each of your destinations. We always walk because it is easier and safer. So bring tennis shoes, comfortable pair of sandlas, or whatever you prefer. Just make sure they fit properly and are not new.
Photo Equipment: You gotta bring a camera. If you don't have one, buy a disposable. They work great and are well worth the money.
Comfortable shoes - cabbing it everywhere can get expensive, so if you want to walk from one casino to the next, wear some decent shoes. The hotels LOOK a lot closer to each other than they are
Also, because they often crank the A/C inside, a lightweight sweater or wrap that you can carry with you will be very good to have. Its no fun to gamble while your teeth are chattering!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Most of these places have great pools and the pool is a cheap way to pass the time, so bring your suit along.
Besides, the people watching at the pools in Vegas is PRICELESS
Luggage and bags:
As always travel as lightly as possible. Most hotels in Las Vegas have excellent bell-boy systems and are used to transporting large amounts of luggage. Its when you are flying/ travelling home that all the bags can get a bit cumbersum!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Las Vegas generally has wonderful sunny weather. But in the winter months when the sun goes down in the evening, you will be glad for a jacket, coat or heavy sweater. The MOST important part of Las Vegas travel is your shoes! You will indeed be walking MILES & MILES, therefore bring or wear your most comfortable walking shoes, or break in your new walking shoes BEFORE you arrive.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A small first-aid kit is always a travel must, especially when you may be miles from your hotel room on a daily basis.
Photo Equipment: Because Las-Vegas is a tourist city, they have very good Camera shops and pharmacies all over, where you can purchase, batteries, chargers and even New Cameras if necessary!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I good back-pack and lightweight roll-up jacket are essentials to make your day trips more complete.
I didn't wear comfy shoes and came home with blisters the size of a silver dollar on both feet and could not walk for a week.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sanitary napkins (for the women), tylenol
Photo Equipment: Extra batteries for digital cameras.
Yes this is a glitzy place but that doesnt mean you have to dress that way. Even at night in the casinos people wear whatever, shorts, jeans, dress up, the choice is yours, you will not feel out of place whatever you wear.
Most importantly though is your feet. I thought its just a road called the Strip. Well yes in theory it is, but walking through one hotel can be like a marathon in itself. You will walk and walk and walk, so comfy shoes is a definite must.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: BRING GOOD SHOES!!! and don't be afraid to wear them. You do A LOT of walking in Vegas, and everything is in such a large scale, you end up going further than you anticipate, and those stilettos all of a sudden aren't lookin so hot.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: No matter where you stay in Vegas, be it on any part of the Strip or Downtown, you will need a comfortable pair of shoes. Oct '04 we stayed at the Westward Ho and since its so far from the main part of the Strip and my one friend only brought sandals, she had to stop at the mall and buy some gym shoes b/c her feet hurt so much!!!
Wear comfortable walking shoes that allow your feet to breathe. The best way to see Las Vegas is on foot.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring bandaids, aspirin, etc. If you have to buy medical supplies there they can be hard to find on the strip or very expensive.
You may notice a theme with advice to bring comfy shoes - well, we're all onto something. Las Vegas is not the place to break in your cute Jimmy Choo sandals ... if you plan to do *any* walking, please bring already broken in shoes you know are comfortable.
I spent a good portion of my time in sneakers (which says a lot because I'm not really a sneaker sort of gal) and my broken-in sandals.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It may be wise to bring some Bandaids in the event you get some blisters from all the walking you do.
Photo Equipment: Bring lots of film or if you have a digital camera, make sure you have a large enough memory card for all the pictures you're going to take!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good confortable walking shoes! If you plan to see anything besides the inside of the hotel you are staying at, prepare to do a lot of walking! There is a hotel on every block, but they are extremely long blocks. There are a few shuttles to connect some of the hotels, but not all!