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Las Vegas is the adult’s party playground, home to girlfriend getaways and bachelorette parties on any given night. Summertime is a popular time to visit, although most visitors spend their time at the exclusive casino pools, like Rehab at the Hard Rock Casino, and the air conditioned shops. With temperatures between the 70s and 100s Fahrenheit, can you really blame them?
Everything centers around the Strip and with most casinos within walking distance, you want to make sure to pack some comfy shoes. Much of what you pack will depend on what activities you are interested, whether it be hiking the nearby canyons or playing blackjack or lounging by the pool. Just don’t pack a camera because if the saying is true, “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
This packing list should be suitable for a long weekend in Sin City.
>> Don’t forget to pack it all in an organized way. We use and recommend packing cubes!
3 sundresses – Easy to thrown on in the mornings.
1 nice going out dress – If you plan on going to nightclubs like Tao or Pure, make sure to dress the part.
1 skirt – Switch up your going out attire or throw on over your swimsuit when exploring the Strip.
1 sarong – Easy to tie over your swimsuit to go into a restaurant.
1 pair of jeans – Some people might disagree with this one, but if you’re not in the mood for wearing a dress to the clubs, it’s nice to have options.
2 swimsuits – You will spend plenty of time in it. Two allows you to wash one and wear one.
1 cardigan – It’s still the desert, so it cools down at night.
2 bras – One nude and one black.
4 pairs of underwear – Bring ExOfficio and it’s less to pack, but just make sure it’s the sexy lace kind.
Comfy shoes for walking the strip – It’s difficult to gauge distances on the Strip so you may walk a mile to the MGM while rubbing blisters into your heels.
Nice sandals, heels or flats – For dinner out, you need a nice pair of shoes, depending on your preference.
Flip flops – For hanging out by the pool.
Deodorant – You don’t want to smell when you’re out dancing
Shampoo and conditioner
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Makeup – Items from the Low Key Traveler’s Beauty Kit should be enough.
Ibuprofen – or your preferred hangover remedy
Razor – Have nice smooth legs before you go out to the pool.
Brush – A travel sized brush should work.
Hair ties – Keep the hair off your neck.
Birth control – Because what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.
Diva cup – You don’t want your time of the month to ruin your trip.
Protection from the Elements
Sunscreen – The Vegas sun is relentless, especially if you’re sitting in the reflection of the Luxor pyramid! Bring high SPF sunscreen to avoid getting fried.
Hat – Make sure it covers your ears, in addition to being fashionable.
Sunglasses – If you forget them there are plenty of stores that sell cheap ones.
iPod – Create a playlist for your weekend.
Chargers – Vegas uses standard American outlets.
Money – Whether it be for cabs, gambling, shopping or bail, you can’t do Vegas without serious cash.
Ear plugs – If you plan on getting any sleep, you might need to drown out the noise of your fellow party-goers with ear plugs.
Government issued ID – Every casino will ask you for your ID before you can drink or gamble.
You must be age 21 or older to drink or gamble in Las Vegas or to even be on the casino floor in many places. Bring your government issued identification with you, likely a drivers license if you’re from the US or a passport if you’re from overseas.
ATMs are available in most casinos, so you don’t need travelers checks, but having cash upon arrival is always a good idea, especially if you’re taking a taxi from the airport. Although pretty much every taxi takes card these days.
Stay as a group. You don’t want any friends getting left behind or having something slipped into their drinks. And don’t forget to have fun!
Book a Viator Tour Before You Go
Ultimate Las Vegas City Tour – $59.99*
Las Vegas Guided Day Tour will truly introduce you to the whole of Las Vegas, from its heyday of classic casinos, legendary performers like Frank Sinatra and the Mafia to the new mega-resorts that characterize modern Las Vegas. The approximately 4-hour tour includes numerous stops on the Strip and downtown.
Best Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas – $199.99*
Escape to the desert on a day trip to Death Valley during your Las Vegas vacation. You’ll travel through the magnificent Mojave Desert and visit the Spanish-style Scotty’s Castle for lunch. Tour Ubehebe Crater and visit the atmospheric Furnace Creek Ranch Museum and Rhyolite Ghost Town.
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