"We will never do that again!". Experienced and novice visitors to Las Vegas make mistakes before and during their travels simply because of their humanity. The English poet Alexander Pope coined the phrase "To be wrong is human … to forgive is divine". Planning and making a great getaway to Las Vegas is truly a learned art and the individual accounts of visitors for their own actual or perceived errors vary greatly due to personal tastes, dislikes, budgets and 39; visiting experience in Vegas. Still, there are a few common mistakes that many Las Vegas hikers have made (including this author). Ten common errors are described here.
1. Underrated scale and size of hotel – casinos on the Strip:
I once turned the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard across from MGM Grand on foot with my significant other. It was our first trip to Las Vegas and we were impressed by the kitsch visual spectacle for which the city is partially famous. As we were walking north in front of MGM, I spotted the palace of Caesar which seemed to be on the architectural horizon not so far away. Wrong, Bubba! As we approached Caesar, I was quite ready to pay someone to throw me into the traffic of Las Vegas Boulevard. The inherent size of monstrous concrete monoliths we call casinos – hotels can make us prone to error by judging walking distances. On each subsequent Sin City trip, car rental has been a standard event due to this experience.
2. Staying too long on gaming sites :
Spending too much time at an individual table game or at slot machines / video poker to try to recover losses is both common and reckless. It is almost always wiser and cheaper to get up and do something else.
3. Poor or inadequate overall trip planning :
This error can add significant costs to a Vegas travel budget for those who consider the costs significant. That said, it's also nice to leave time slots for spontaneous and unplanned activities (see next entry).
4. Excessive planning of trips to Vegas:
Visitors planning every detail and every minute can exhaust themselves and their entire travel party in a state of extreme fatigue … or anarchy.
5. Failed to register for e-mail memberships to the player's club and / or casino website:
It is obvious if any game of chance is planned, especially in light of the current economic environment in Vegas.
6. Play casino games that have an insurmountable advantage:
Keno comes to mind, despite the fact that it can upset a large collection of sweet grandmothers.
seven. Bad driving habits:
This unique Vegas adrenaline can be a damaging factor behind the wheel. Driving like your hair is on fire to get to the next exciting event can be dangerous. Sometimes this author has committed this crime.
8. Failure to bring comfortable walking shoes:
Simply navigating on foot in a single casino can sometimes look like a Trail of Tears. Have you ever driven MGM Grand or Mandalay Bay in uncomfortable shoes?
9. Failure to use valet services when transporting luggage:
This especially applies to places that have parking garages which are a county away from the hotel check-in counters. It is a hike in some of them (eg MGM Grand) even without luggage. Consider valet parking at all times to transport your luggage, such as on arrival and departure days or during hotel changes during the trip. The minimal costs (visitors can always choose to maneuver their own bags) are generally worth avoiding a concrete marathon.
ten. Failure to use other access routes to undress hotels while driving:
Driving on Las Vegas Boulevard under heavy traffic conditions can be time consuming. There are well-known alternative driving routes that can save a lot of time and frustration. There are arteries that roughly parallel Las Vegas Boulevard on the east (Koval Lane and Audrie Street) and west (Frank Sinatra Drive and Dean Martin / Industrial Road) sides that provide access to strip properties from behind.