Our week in Vegas is done and we are currently in the Windy City, Chicago. Our fifth time in Vegas was just as much fun as always, and we also believe that next year Vegas will be one of our destinations once again. On the last post we promised to share some life pro tips to get the best out of Vegas and here they finally are.
Vegas pro tip 1
Get out of the Strip. Even though the Strip offers a huge amount to see and to do, it is seen in a few days. Vegas has a lot more than the main street and it would be shame to forget it. Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Mount Rushmore, Town Square and all the smaller destinations nearby offer something different than the Strip and it’s nice to calm down for a while.
Vegas pro tip 2
Raid the casinos. Even the first tip was about getting off the Strip it’s a must to tour around the casinos and to get to see what those huge complexes are all about. They are not just casinos nor hotels, but they are built to amuse people and you can tell money has not been a problem when those places were built. Mandalay Bay has it’s own shark reef, New York New York offers its own rollercoaster built on the top of the casino, The Mirage has a volcano show on their front yard and so on. Those special attractions are so extraordinary that you just have to see those by yourself.
Vegas pro tip 3
Do the buffets. Almost all the casinos have their own buffet area and they are done Vegas style. There’s a huge selection of different dishes and also the quality of food is actually pretty good. One might think that they offer only fried chicken and greasy burgers but there is everything to everyone. Also if you are willing to eat a healthier meal buffet would be a good option.
Vegas pro tip 4
See the shows. It has been said that the Vegas is the place where stars go to fade away but we disagree with that. Vegas offers just incredible selection of different shows. There can be found Michael Jackson memorial musical, Cirque De Soleil offers multiple different circus shows, stars like Britney Spears and Elton John has their own shows and so on. We’ve seen both Broadway musicals in New York and musicals in Las Vegas and to be honest the Vegas musicals have offered just as much amusement to us.
Vegas pro tip 5
Gamble, but know your limits. The ultimate Vegas to do is of course to gamble and many people have most definitely lost a huge amount of cash doing it. That’s why you should always decide the gambling limit in advance and not overdo it in any case. If you’re wiling to win you should try to avoid slots and stay with the table games. Of course casino has always the edge but in table games it’s much slighter than it is in one arm bandits.
Vegas pro tip 6
Have a good time! What ever the good time means to you it can be found in Vegas. It’s not always cheap but once you are on vacation you should treat yourself and get the best out of it.
Next post will be about Chicago, the windy city of the Mid-West so stay tuned.
– All American Tourists