For anyone going to Las Vegas for the first time what is the best piece of advice you wish you had been given before going?
Don't try to do it all. Save some fun for the next visit.
do not chase comps
Don't stay up all night drinking when you first arrive. It sucks to waste a day of Vegas time with a major hangover.
If you want to go to a show, decide which shows to go to in advance and look for best prices before you get there (or advise on how to get best pricing).
Note: Once you decide, the friendly people here on the Las Vegas forum have been awesome on giving excellent advise on where to sit and best pricing options.)
(Note: Once you decide which show or shows, then pick a restaurant if you want to dine before or after at the same casino or a casino nearby).Edited: 3:38 pm, December 13, 2014
That a four night stay in Vegas just isn't enough (for me)! The first time I went to Vegas, those 4 nts. flew by like the blazes! Once I discovered a trial taste of Vegas, I was extremely depressed of the fact I had to fly back home after such a short stay. But it was fun, fun, fun! Second trip, raised the bar to 5 nts; third time, 6 nts.; & has been 7 nts. ever since those original pioneer days.Edited: 3:45 pm, December 13, 2014
The one thing that I learned early on, was that distances can be greater, than displayed on the maps, and that resort that looks to be "next door," is really much farther, when walking.
Although it was apparent that the casinos were large, we really had no idea until we arrived in Vegas how much distance there really was between them. We were staying at the Luxor and decided to work our way to the Strat. We were with another couple who didn't want to pay for a taxi, but we finally convinced them to take the bus part of the way when we headed back (many hours later) to the Luxor. That was one long day/night! LOL
It's cold in the winter months! It was my 4th trip and happened to be in February. I only packed shorts and tees, because Vegas is in the desert!
If you play craps and it is your turn to roll the dice, don't switch them from one hand to the other.