Visiting Vegas for the first time can be both a scary and an exciting experience. The place certainly doesn’t lack reputation in various regards, and even if you’re not an avid casino-goer, you probably still have plenty of reasons to be excited about your visit. There are some things which are an absolute must for your first trip to Vegas, while there are also certain things which you’ll want to avoid if you want to spend your time in the best way possible. As long as you apply some common sense to everything you do though, you should be fine!
Needless to say, you definitely should check out some of the more popular casinos, even if they’re not your thing. A night at a good casino can be entertaining for numerous reasons, not just the games alone – from the shows, to the exquisite drinks and the interesting crowd, you can get a lot out of the experience that you wouldn’t have even suspected. It’s an attraction of its own, and can give you plenty of good memories.
On the other hand, make sure that you don’t spend all your time holed up in a casino – this is important not just for your entertainment, but also for your bank account. Experienced players know this, but amateurs and people who’re stepping inside a casino for the first time may not be so familiar with the idea – a casino is not designed to make you rich, you’re basically paying for your entertainment there with the money you spend on their games. So take it easy and don’t waste all your chips in the first ten minutes, or you’ll end up with a very disappointed opinion of the whole experience.
Stick to the mainstream places for the most part if you’re a new-timer – the only exception to this are restaurants, which you should definitely explore in detail and try to stay away from the popular tourist traps. But for things like casinos, general entertainment and transportation, you should follow the crowd in order to avoid falling for the rare scam.
In the end, you’ll likely already be making plans for another trip to the Strip on your last day, and you’ll be able to make your second visit much more productive thanks to your experience. Don’t worry too much about making your first visit perfect though – it will happen by itself much more easily than you think, thanks to the magic of Vegas!