As long as you keep your gambling under control, Las Vegas is a real travel bargain! It offers tons of free attractions and accommodation and food prices are pretty cheap as well.
• Hotel prices are very competitive – you can often get great rooms for amazing prices. You can get a nice private room for two for as cheap as 25 USD (21 EUR). We have been to Vegas twice already and we have always stayed at Circus Circus, a hotel with great value for money.
• Food prices are affordable. A budget dinner with drinks costs somewhere between 10 and 20 USD (8,5-17 EUR). Buffets and fast food options are the cheapest.
• Public transport (RTC bus) fares start at less than 2 USD (1,7 EUR) and depend on the route.
To save some more money, check out our Budget cutting tips.
Where to stay
You can find great accommodation options on Booking. Make sure to search for private rooms popular for romance. 😉 On Airbnb you can rent furnished apartments – those are usually cheaper than most hotels and they offer you the real Las Vegas experience.
Best time to go
Since the city is most crowded during the winter, especially around New Year’s Eve and the temperatures can get uncomfortably high during the summer, it might be best to visit Las Vegas during the spring (March-May) or fall (September-November). However, since Las Vegas is a very popular weekend getaway destination, you should definitely try to visit it during the week, as the accommodation rates are the lowest from Tuesday to Thursday.
♦ Planning and preparation: check out our planning routine here.
♦ Packing: check out the honeymoon adventurers’ ultimate packing list here.
♦ For other travel tips check out Travel like a pro, Travel for couples, Honeymoon styles, Honeymoon activities, Responsible tourism, and Travel resources.
♦ Language: English. Spanish is also widely spoken. Check out the typical travel vocabulary in English here.
♦ Currency: United States dollar
♦ Visa or other entry requirements: All nationals or citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure under VWP are required to apply for ESTA (in advance). For more information, visit US Visa. Travelers from any other countries must obtain a B-1 or B-2 Visitor Visa in advance.
♦ Electricity standards: The power plug types in the USA are A and B, the standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
♦ Time zone: UTC-08:00
♦ Immunization recommendations and requirements: There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to the United States.
♦ Health and safety tips:
In Las Vegas, as well as in any other major city, you should always make sure to follow the usual travel safety precautions:
- Leave your jewelry and other valuable belongings in the hotel safe.
- Keep your emergency cash apart from the rest of your money.
- Dress comfortably and carry only the items you will need for the day.
- Don’t carry a lot of money.
- Always make sure to lock your room before leaving the hotel.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Stay in well-lit areas.
- Try to maintain a low profile and do your best to fit in.
- Carry a travel wallet/money belt/money pouch for carrying money and documents safely.
- Avoid contact with potential scam artists.
- Avoid showing off valuable belongings (like cameras) in public.
- Don’t count your money in public.
- Keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
To find out more about common health concerns, areas to avoid and safety in Las Vegas, check out Trip Advisor’s Las Vegas Health and Safety tips.
To stay healthy while traveling, check out our health travel tips.
• Tap water in Las Vegas is safe to drink. As the report says – it meets or exceeds all state and federal standards for safe drinking water.
* Always make sure to reuse a water bottle to cut down on waste.
♦ Local Customs: Since Las Vegas is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, the locals are accepting of every culture, race, and religion. There is no particular dress code required on the streets of LV. Locals are mostly friendly and informal and are (logically) offended by extreme behavior, such as racist, sexist and vulgar language, disrespectful and aggressive behavior.
Check out top things to see and do in Las Vegas, as well as top romantic experiences and adventures here.
2 thoughts on “All you need to know before visiting Las Vegas”
Love your blog and I love Las Vegas. I have been there many times as well, used to live about an hour away. And you are right, there are so many things to see and do that are totally free. I think one thing that requires a rental car, and a short drive, is to also visit the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. I know they are not right in Las Vegas, but actually a very short drive and well worth it!
Thank you a lot for sharing your thoughts with us. We’ll do our best to create more content for you to read 😉