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    Bring Shades, Sun Block and Cap

    by machomikemd Written Sep 28, 2011
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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: weather in las vegas can be extreme like in any deserts. it can be really hot in the day and somewhat cold in the night so if you are walking around the vegas area during the day, bring sunglasses to protect you from the glare and sunblock so that you'r skin will not get sunburned moreso if you are taking a dip from the various swimming pools in the hotels of las vegas. Dont forget to bring a baseball cap too to shield your head and face from the burning effects of the sun hence these stuffs are a must if you are going to vegas and plan to walk around during the day.

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    Water

    by roadtripjunkies Written Jul 6, 2008

    Miscellaneous: Bring a sports bottle or some such with you. Fill with ice and water before you leave the hotel. Humidity is like 8% here and you will dehydrate before you know it. Bottled water is EXPENSIVE on the strip and often hard to find. We have had several friends come into town and we always run to Wal-mart and pick up one of those fannypacks with the two water bottles for like $10 so they will have a place for their wallet and a place for the bottles.

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  • It's getting hot in here !

    by nz_traveller Written Aug 4, 2006

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    Not a cloud in the Sky

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sneakers a must...

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The two most important things to bring to Las Vegas is Sunglasses and Sunscreen. Been there in the height of summer was quite a shock esp since coming from New Zealand, I had never felt heat like that before...hot...dry...the great thing about walking down the Strip is they have huge fans blowing out mist to cool you down.

    Miscellaneous: Bottled water... you can never get enough of water in that heat !

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    Bring flip flops for the Pool

    by imlikeabird Written Jul 14, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: My husband forgot his flip flops and he burnt the bottom of his feet on the pavement around the pool. It just sits there and soaks up the Vegas sun all day and it's hot as hades. Adam couldn't run fast enough to avoid the burn.

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  • Las Vegas wear

    by danieltrue Written May 16, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When in Vegas, you can always where shorts and a Tee. It is never to cold. In summer, you should bring lot's of shorts, shirts, and hats.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It is a necessity to bring Sun screen with you. Even in the winter time, you can get sunburnt. Always put some on before you walk out the door.

    Photo Equipment: Bring lot's of film. LV is a beautiful city.

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    Las Vegas is HOT!

    by VickiJ Written Feb 27, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Make sure that you take a small bag so that you can keep your sun lotion with you....you will need it!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure that you take comfortable shoes with you as you will be walking all day! You don't want any blisters!
    Vegas is HOT outside but inside the hotels/casinos are air conditioned, so you need to strike a balance for being outside as well as in!

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    Things to take

    by alex0312 Written Oct 21, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light clothing (light colors, no black/brown colors)
    comfortable shoes as you will wind up walking a whole lot
    no rain gear (doesn't rain in Vegas and if it does, it pours like crazy for 15 minutes)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: the regular things you bring on any trip (although there is a CVS pharmacy nearby where you can purchase anything you forgot)

    Photo Equipment: whole lot of film

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Take sun screen. It gets very hot there (no humidity though)

    Miscellaneous: *no bug spray needed. There are NO bugs there at all. No birds, no squirrels, no animals at all, except in Flamingo Casino.

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    The Sun is a Killer!

    by e7forever Written Apr 14, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring shorts and short sleave shirts in summer!

    Miscellaneous: Sunscreen is a must if you visit in the summer! You are usually walking from casino to casino and the weather is almost always over 90 degress in the summer.

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    Miscellaneous requirements for cheaper stay...

    by erudisel Written Dec 13, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It does cool down quite significantly in the winter months in Las Vegas. Even though it is in the Mojave Desert, keep in mind that deserts do not conduct heat well. You will want a jacket or coat depending on when you go. It CAN get cold. Trust me.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your film or disposable camera WITH you. You are captive when you get to Las Vegas and they know it. Even the drugstores overcharge for film and disposable camera. Bring it with you, and be careful with the x-rays at the airports...they can damage film.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring sunscreen if you burn easily. The sun is ALWAYS shining here. I think it rains about 2-3 days a year. I am almost transparent so I defintely bring it with me. Again, if you have to buy it here it will cost you a fortune. Especially if you buy it at the hotel.

    Miscellaneous: CIGARETTES. If you smoke, bring a carton with you. Cigarettes are very expensive here. At least compared to where I live. You can expect to pay about $6.50 to $7.00 a pack depending on where you buy them. That includes drugstores and gas stations. Also keep in mind that you will be gambling and drinking, so a carton is almost a must.

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    Defanitely bring the sunscreen

    by kazander Updated Sep 24, 2004

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    Valley of Fire

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We had a jeep and we drove with the top down, bring a hat if you plan to do the same!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen!

    Photo Equipment: Cameras and fast film(if you haven't gone digital yet) to capture those wonderful Las Vegas lights! If you have an SLR don't foget your polarizer filter for the desert shots.

    Miscellaneous: Bring water. It's very hot, you don't want to get dehydrated.

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    But don't pack too much, you won't need it

    by goingsolo Written Jul 16, 2004

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    No need to pack this much

    Luggage and bags: A bag like this one is definitely overkill, unless you're moving to the area.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Vegas is mostly casual. Summers are very hot, so shorts, t shirts and bathing suits are the norm, along with comfortable shoes. Winter is a bit cooler so jackets and long sleeves are a good idea. Some restaurants and clubs are dressier but, unless you're doing this every night, there's no need to bring too much.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen in the summer. Also, chapstick and moisturizer are good ideas. Its very dry out here.

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    Sunny Las Vegas

    by Easty Written Jun 12, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: From May to October, Las Vegas is almost always sunny and hot. You definitely need sunglasses and sunscreen while you are there. That sun will roast you in a matter of minutes there.

    Photo Equipment: Cameras are alaways a must.

    Miscellaneous: Air conditioning is definitely a necessity here.

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    Sunglasses

    by cmak Written Apr 5, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes to walk down "The Strip"

    Miscellaneous: Sunglasses even in the winter, sunlight could be bright even the temperature is low. Eye drops are also recommended, humidity is not too good for contact lenses wearers (sometimes!).

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  • Partygoer Packing List

    by cadillacmb Written Apr 3, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Not many rooms have refrigerators, so bring a small cooler or pick a cheap styrophoam one up at the local convenience store so you can keep your beverages on ice.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Day time / Walking off that hangover: Comfortable shoes, cotton or silk shirts, dark sunglasses, and plenty of bottled water.
    Nightlife / party-time: Hipster clothing, no jeans for guys.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lotion, Lotion and more Lotion. During the day, make sure the lotion has SPF 15 or greater. At night, make sure it smells nice.
    The air is dry here folks, you don't want to look/feel like an alligator.

    Photo Equipment: Camera phone is the best utility for the partygoer. You can let all your friends back home know what kind of fun you're having or lure your gambling buddy into the club by showing him/her all the debauchery. Just remember, what happens in vegas, stays in vegas!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Unless your familiar with Lake Mead, all hotel pools come equipped with chaise lounges and cocktail servers. So bikinis, oil, shades and $$ are all you need.

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    Bring bottled water

    by Erin74 Written Jan 5, 2004

    Miscellaneous: If it is at all possible, bring some of your own bottled water with you to Las Vegas. It is very hot and dry there and it's very important to stay hydrated. Water tends to be expensive in Las Vegas (especially if you buy it at a hotel store), so bringing your own is cost-effective. If you can't bring your own water, stock up at a local liquor store (less expensive) at the beginning of your trip. Keep them in your hotel room and take one with you whenever you're out walking around the strip.

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