Avoid these 30 common mistakes and you’ll have a better and cheaper time in Las Vegas Nevada. I asked fellow Yellow explorers on what mistakes they’ve made going to Las Vegas and the response was overwhelming. Watch this video to learn from others and you don’t have to make the same mistakes! The biggest and most common mistake is drinking too much. Pace yourself. Don’t go so hard the first night you’re there that you never get out of the room the next day.
2 – Eating too much. Yes there’s alot of buffets… and no… you don’t have to eat a buffet for every meal.
3 – Gambling too much
4 – Thinking that you’ll make money. We call it “Lost Wages” for a reason!
5 – Acting as if what happens in Vegas really stays in Vegas. It gets posted on instagram. That could make an awkward conversation at work the next day!
6 – Trying to walk the whole strip in one day. It’s longer than it looks! And the area between the Circus Circus and Downtown can be quite sketchy. Especially between Stratosphere and downtown.
7 – Only using your feet for transportation. Your feet will be hating you. uber, monorails, trams, bus.
8 – Wearing high heels for a strip walk… or boots… or the worst… high heel boots. Ladies, bring some roll up flats and some bandaids.
9 – Thinking that the Rio Hotel & Palms are a close walk from Caesars. It’s a REALLY long walk over the I-15 over some really crappy overpasses. I hope you enjoy car fumes.
10 – Never venturing off the strip… take an uber off strip to experience the real Las Vegas with cheaper and more delicious restaurants and bars
11 – Thinking the bus down the strip will be faster than walking. On a Friday/Saturday night you feet down the strip will be faster. A taxi or uber is a better wheeled option as they’ll go on the back road.
12 – Taking taxis at all. I heard this alot. Taxis in Vegas are expensive… many of the drivers are rude, and they’ll longhaul you, especially from the airport. There’s a phrase… it’s called getting “tunnelled”
13 – Booking hotels on a Saturday night with a concert or big fight – you’ll be paying 3X.
14 – Making a reservation in advance and NOT checking back before the 72 hour cancellation window. A lower rate might be available.
15 – Going on a whim and waiting until 9pm the day of to find a reasonably priced hotel to stay at.
16 – Not factoring in all the sneaky fees in to the actual price. Resort fee, parking fee, taxes. Oh… and sometimes the $100 deposit isn’t per stay, it’s per night.
17 – Thinking Mandalay Bay is close to the rest of the strip. Thinking Stratosphere is on the strip. That “cheap” room quickly gets expensive with all the taxi and uber rides you’ll be taking.
18 – Assuming the resort swimming pool will be a relaxing experience that you have all to yourself.
19 – Going in the summer. The temps of 118F will make you regret it! There’s a reason why hotels are cheap then!
20 – Thinking you don’t need sunscreen for whatever reason.. Oh you do!
21 – Not dressing warm for winter. It gets cold! Very windy! Wear layers so you can take them off when you go in to the casino.
22 – Trying to eat at the nice restaurants after 9.
23 – Not booking dinner at any of the Gordon Ramsey restaurants weeks in advance (pro tip, most are completely booked 3 weeks in advance)
24 – Buying water at the Casino gift shops for $7 a bottle.
25 – Being conned into a sales presentation.
26 – Paying full price for tickets to any of the shows through that hotel or resorts box office.
27 – Shopping at the stores on the strip.
28 – Driving back to LA on Sunday afternoon, or Monday afternoon of a holiday.
29 – Got Married
30 – Jason Weiner says the BIGGEST mistake would be going to Las Vegas WITHOUT first viewing the AWESOME, insightful travel videos on Las Vegas from Yellow Productions.