Las Vegas. Home of the Bachelor and Bachelorette party. Like no other place on the planet, Vegas is bright, boisterous, and brazen. Vegas is the place to see or be seen, as long as you’re feeling young, vibrant, and lucky. Put it this way: when you’re packing for a trip to Vegas, you only need four things: money, a bathing suit, glitter, and travel insurance.
Whether you love Las Vegas or think it’s not for you, everyone should visit this amazing city at least once because there is something here for everyone! After all, what happens in Vegas… well you know. Here are four of the things that everyone must do, along with a few others you may not have considered.
It’s Las Vegas after all! Gambling in Vegas is so natural that there are slot machines at the airport. The act of gambling is such an experience in Vegas that it’s worth the risk. But if you’re only a casual gambler, try staying at the top name casinos to capitalize on the experience: the Bellagio is classic and classy, the Venetian is opulent and showy, and at the Paris casino is where I sat next to James Gandolfini in 2008. No, it’s not relevant, but I just have to mention it whenever I can!
2. Take in a Show
Las Vegas is one big show, so why not make the most of the Entertainment Capital of the World by being entertained? From concerts, to comics, to circuses, and even cabaret shows, every celebrity performer who was ever a big deal is headlining something here, and nobody puts on a more elaborate show than Vegas.
Staying on the strip means you can eat like a king while spending like a pauper. Yes, Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the world and there’s a new hot spot opening every season. But if the expense gets you down, there’s always the buffet. The buffet spreads in Vegas are not the soggy, greasy slops that you expect in a cafeteria, but the things foodies dream of: sushi, foie gras, duck in chardonnay just to name a few. But, while there are great deals to be had at a buffet, some of the price tags can be high, so choose carefully.
4. Elevate Your Heart Rate
Vegas can be a shock to the system, but if you’re not easily shocked, test out your nerves at The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino. 100 stories above the strip are three of the most terrifying roller coaster rides in the world. The X-Scream dangles you more than 900 feet in the air. The Insanity goes even higher, all the time spinning you to the point you’ll never think of the buffet again. The Big Shot is as close as you’ll ever come to being shot out of a cannon, a horrific 2.5 seconds of 4 Gs of force.
Leaving Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of those vacations that require a vacation once you get home. Instead of burning out on the fireworks and food, take some time away from the noise and head outside of the city for a gamble of a totally different kind (remember to get travel insurance coverage!)
· The Grand Canyon/ Hoover Dam
If you’re traveling to Vegas from afar, you should take day away from the casino to rehydrate and see the Grand Canyon. It’s about a three-hour trek from Vegas, but being so close to one of the seven wonders shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are a ton of tours offered, with optional helicopter rides, boat rides, and even donkey rides. If you opt to hike into the canyon with a tour guide, you had better be sure you’re well hydrated! A rough night before can make for a nasty side trip to the hospital if you aren’t careful in the desert heat.
Red Rock Canyon is about a half hour drive outside the city. There are a bunch of different trails and landscapes to enjoy (including an amazing view of the city) and even an opportunity to enjoy a guided horseback tour. This is a perfect way to decompress or revitalize yourself after a couple of late nights.
· ATVs/ Jeeps/ Monster trucks
If hiking’s not your thing, or you’re not quite ready to let the adrenaline slow down, try a 4-wheeled tour instead. Depending on how much of a bumpy ride you’re looking for, you can choose from ATV tours, off-roading in a Jeep, or even a Monster Truck tour out of town.
Whatever brings you to Las Vegas, it’s like no other place on earth. There’s entertainment and enjoyment for anyone in this crazy city, but there’s only one way to be sure that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, and that’s travel insurance! Whether you choose a vacation of adrenaline off the strip or a vacation of indulgence inside the casinos, you want to be sure that you are protected in case of an unexpected emergency. Our Insurance Specialists have the knowledge and experience to offer advice or help select the best insurance plan for your needs. Visit mhginsurance.com or call +1 954 828 1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 for help in selecting the plan that fits you best. Safe travels!
Rebecca Amesbury Batisto is a writer and Chief Content Officer at Abask Marketing. She writes compelling copy for companies and punchy posts for publications, usually on the topic of growing a business while staying sane. You can learn more about Rebecca here.