Luggage and bags:
It doesn't matter what kind of luggage you bring.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Things to bring:
§ Comfortable shoes and a few extra pairs of socks.
§ I bring some peppermint lotion for my feet when it’s hot outside.
§ Bubble bath
§ Hair clip or head band if you go to the spa
§ Swim suit and flip flops
§ Camera and film (we bring disposable so we don’t have to worry about losing it)
§ Fanny pack so you don’t have to worry about losing your purse or leaving it at a slot machine or table.§ Advil or Tylenol
§ Eye drops
§ Lotion – my skin get so dry from the air conditioning and the desert air
§ Sun glasses
§ Sweater to wear indoors – they can sometimes be very cold inside the casinos, so I am sure to dress in layers.
What to Wear:
I use this opportunity to glam it up. We don’t really dress up anywhere around here, so I take advantage of the opportunity by wearing stuff I wouldn’t normally wear. I have a stash of evening sweaters and purses. Anything that sparkles or is black is what I usually take. You will see people wearing sweat suits and others wear tuxedos and evening gowns. At the Bellagio, you will see a lot of formal wear, but you will see just as much casual wear. Anything goes in Las Vegas. Wear whatever you feel like, this is one place when nobody will care what you look like and you’ll never see any of them again.
Dress is pretty casual here. Shorts are de rigueure during the day. The temps cool off at night, so be sure to have a sweater or a light jacket. Evenings out can be quite dressy, however, especially if you paid $80 or more for your show ticket. So you'll probably want to pack at least one nice outfit.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The sun is strong even in winter, so be sure to pack a sun screen.
I like Las Vegas much better in the fall and winter. In mid-summer, temperatures can reach up to 100+ in the shade! So bring breezy and light-colored clothing and plenty of H2O. That said, the heat here is a dry heat, so goes the cliche. I actually found it to be very bearable, even though I'm used to the temperate climate of the northeast. You will get acclimated to the heat if you spend enough time outdoors and have adequate preparations. Dashing in and out of air-conditioned casinos isn't the way to do it.
Photo Equipment: Las Vegas is most beautiful and colorful at night, when the neons can light up the night. Needless to say, you'd need a tripod to capture all of its glitter.
The first time we went, it was Jan. For some reason, I thought it would be somewhat warm. To my surprise, it was in the 30's and 40's the 3 days we were there. My light jacket just barely kept me from freezing! The next time we went, it was April---I wanted to make sure it was warmer! It was, that time it was upper 90's and low 100's the 3 days we were there! The next 'free' trip was August---it was up around 110 2 of the 3 days, but really didn't seem that bad after upper 90's in the Midwest with the high humidity!
Photo Equipment: A digital camera is great for the night shots. You know right away if you have a good picture or not---unlike with 35mm. You'll get better pictures if you shut the flash off.
Luggage and bags: Iwas there in april:It´s hot during the day and you feel like going for a dip in the pool. Take some long sleeve clothes with you as well, it´s getting cold in the evening. In july it´s HOT and you rather feel like getting BBQed even at night.
Luggage and bags:
Standard business luggage.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is blistering, breathtaking, sweltering hot in the summer. Wear the lightest, light colored clothes you can find. I generally wear light colored Hawaiian shirts or earth tones. In winter, dress like you would for Fall. Light jackets and sweaters are more than enough.
Photo Equipment: Bring any kind of camera but remember this. NO PICTURES IN THE CASINO. Security will escort you to a holding cell and they will confiscate the film.
Miscellaneous: Sun block, floppy hats
Definitely bring something to dress up in--guys a button down shirt and nice pants, girls a black dress or something equivalent--it's just nice to dress up for the evenings even though the casinos don't really have dress codes, but some of the clubs do. Swimsuit for sure if you want to hit the pool/hot tub, and I would definitely bring a black cardigan or something that you can wear if it gets chilly at nite--I went in summer and froze so I had an excuse to shop.
Photo Equipment: You can literally buy anything you may have forgotten, but a camera is a necessity with a roll or 2 of film
Don't forget warm clothes in the winter. I konw it's the desert, but it does get cold, wet and windy here. And dress for the occaision, we're tired of looking at knobby-kneed tourist in our restaurants. Very casual attire is fine for the buffet, but would you dress like that in a restaurant at home?
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All year bring sun screen and chapstick.
Vegas has two very distinct seasons, hot and cold! It's hot (around 100 F) from about May to September, October/November are good times to go not too hot in the day, but it cools off alot in the evening. From December to March it get's pretty cold (to me at least - around 45 F). April/May are good times to go, things are just starting to warm up.
So, pack accordingly (not that you're outside all that often).
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a sweater! Even though Las Vegas is located in the middle of the desert and is very arid and hot both day and night, you will need a sweater to wear inside the hotels and restaurants, because of the airconditioning settings.
Luggage and bags:
Any bag is fine.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is very hot in the summer! I'm talking scorching hot sometimes. It's wonderful though. Just pack as cool as you can. In the winter time.. Just regualar winter clothes are fine. Nothing serious.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Any
Photo Equipment: Any.
go to be comfortable.
today for most shows you can go in casual clothes.
There are fine restaurants in Vegas so if you intend to visit one of these you may want to at least put on a dinner jacket (men or women).
Vegas is WARM in Fall, Winter, and Spring,
Vegas is HOT in summer...very hot!!
Photo Equipment: Many people like to take their camera and snap pictures. IF YOU DO... hang on to it. Las Vegas is not worse than any other big city. But just because you are in a casino does not mean that all of those guards will guarantee no one will grab your camera or bag! There is VERY tight security.
BUT.... one SCAM is for someone to stumble near you or even throw something on the floor. You reach over to help them and .... Someone else grabs your camera or bag
Luggage and bags:
Las Vegas is in the desert. The tempeture gets to be about 115 degrees in the summer, if you happen to visiting in the vinter the jacket is definetely recommended.It's a lot colder here than you'd think.
There are certain places when fashion is more important than comfort-rumjungle, Studio 54 or Ra.
However, when you're slumming around during daylight, hours, casino hopping or standing in line for a buffet, wear your comfy shoes.After all, you don't want your fashionable shoes to rub blisters when you're vamping i up at C2K.
Make sure you've packed your specially selected Band-Aid