Traveling to Las Vegas – Mistakes to Avoid


Las Vegas, also known as ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’ is one of the most enjoyable cities in the U.S, offering some of the most amazing hotels, restaurants, clubs, shows and casinos. There really is something for everyone in Las Vegas.  

Never been to Vegas? You may have seen it in movies, YouTube videos, and all over social media, showcasing the glare, bright, charming lights, vibrant, and lively atmosphere. So, you’ll want to experience the luxurious Las Vegas yourself! 

However, there are a few things to consider when traveling to Las Vegas. For instance, planning in advance and creating a budget are critical factors to consider to ensure everything goes smoothly without any problems. You can throw caution to the wind and hit the casino and splurge with your earnings, hmmm.

Today’s article will discuss mistakes to avoid when traveling to this lively city. 

Relying on a Big Win

Many people visit Las Vegas to enjoy casinos and potentially win more money than they lose. However, the dollar signs you have in your mind could lead you to trouble. Have you heard that the ‘house always wins’? It’s true if you play long enough.

The casinos are just one feature of this destination. There are world-class shopping malls, headliner shows and complimentary Fremont Street entertainment that won’t break the bank. 

Traveling on Foot

Many people have the illusion that Las Vegas is a condensed city. It can be the case, unless you venture beyond The Strip. The blocks are long so you may want to rent a bike or hitch an Uber.  

Exploring the strip on foot? We recommend keeping the following things in mind! 

  • Have a solid plan and get information on the targeted destination 
  • Use skywalks
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Walkthrough hotels with cozy indoor/outdoor environment to avoid heat in the summer
  • You can always rent a car and drive to your targeted destination
  • Take a guided tour
  • Leverage a free parking garage offered by shopping centers and hotels 
  • Ride the monorail, a world-class amenity with convenient stops along the strip

Booking the Cheapest Hotel

Another mistake travelers make is booking the cheapest hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Although you can save some money, there can be many discounts to be had at nicer hotels. This may be a once in a lifetime (or every 10 year) trip for you and your family/friends. It’s best to spend the extra time or work with an experienced travel agent to look for discounted rates. 

There are  amenities such as restaurants, pools, casinos, spas, gyms, etc. that you would want to consider into your decision. 

Not Doing Your Own Research – Avoid Getting Scammed

Las Vegas can be a fun filled time but with the money and drinks flowing, it could cause some travelers to be taken advantage of. For this reason, it’s important to rely on the expertise of your SC&T travel agent to plan your transportation to excursions, tours and anything else that might be outside of the typical hotel and restaurant scene. While there, be cautious of strangers and consult your hotel’s concierge and hotel staff who you put your trust in. 

Our Best Advice – Just Have Fun!

Traveling to Las Vegas is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the vibrant and lively atmosphere. However, this requires careful planning and preparation. Creating a solid plan will help you avoid mistakes and maximize your experiences. 

At Superior Cruise & Travel, a KROZ Company, we put together the best travel packages to Las Vegas. Our clients can enjoy the best Las Vegas has to offer without the stress of planning and booking. Contact us to help you book your next trip to Las Vegas!

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