The last thing you want to do when you’re in Las Vegas is spend your time hunting down a replacement for something you forgot at home! Finding what you need on the Strip can be difficult and expensive, and you’d rather spend your time around the poker tables or lounging by the pool, right?
If you’ve never visited Las Vegas before (or even if you have!), it can be difficult to predict what clothes, toiletries, and other supplies you’ll need while you’re in Sin City. We’ll leave your outfit choices up to you, but to help you decide what to bring and what to leave at home, we’ve created a supplementary packing list to help round out your wardrobe.
Here’s what you should bring:
1. Good walking shoes.
James from Escaping Abroad seconds the suggestion:
2. Bathing suit and bathing suit cover.
Pack your suit into your carry-on bag in case your checked suitcase gets lost. Don’t bother bringing a towel—your hotel may offer complimentary towels, or you may be able to rent one and save the space in your suitcase.
3. Flip flops.
Flip flops or slip-on sandals are essential poolwear.
4. One or two nice outfits.
A couple of dressier outfits are essential, especially if you plan on going to a club. Check out our dress code tips for ideas on what to wear.
5. One pair of nice shoes.
6. A light jacket or sweater.
It may be sweltering outside, but it’s cool as a cucumber inside the casinos, which blast the air conditioner all day to compensate for the heat. It can also get cool at night:
Las Vegas gets more than 300 days of sun every year, and its rays are direct. If you don’t protect your skin, you will get a sunburn.
To protect your peepers!
9. A hat.
To keep the hot desert sun off your face.
10. Earplugs and an eye mask.
Don’t let noisy neighbors or roommates keep you from getting some much-needed shut-eye!
11. Government issued ID.
You’ll need it on the casino floor, at bars, and at clubs.
12. An adventurous spirit…
…and your camera! Las Vegas is full of interesting characters and experiences! If there’s one thing Suzanne from The Travel Bunny thinks every Las Vegas visitor should pack, it’s an open mind.
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