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Your First Trip To Las Vegas – A Beginners Guide To Sin City Your First Trip To Las Vegas – A Beginners Guide To Sin City
Want to experience all that Las Vegas has to offer? Then you’ve landed in the right place! Even if you’re planning your first-ever trip... Your First Trip To Las Vegas – A Beginners Guide To Sin City

Want to experience all that Las Vegas has to offer? Then you’ve landed in the right place! Even if you’re planning your first-ever trip to Las Vegas. For me, Vegas is the perfect getaway from the cold Canadian winters and I almost always have a trip booked there somewhere in the near future. Most resorts there treat me as if I were a “high roller” (here’s how I did that), so please take advantage of some of these tips to plan your perfect trip to Sin City. Here’s some pointers to get you started.

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Start The Right Way: VIP

Start your trip on the right foot: take a limo from the airport to your hotel. Forget about the shuttle or taxis – you can cheap out on the way back if you must. Get started on finding limo deals here.

See at least one show

Participants of my Travel Revolution course have access to free show tickets every month, but make it a point to at least see Cirque du Soleil’s “O” in Bellagio. Don’t cheap out on tickets, make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Spend a day by the pool

Preferably in a cabana if you can. Sometimes there’s deals to be found on Groupon. Another option is to purchase bottle service – some hotels will give you the cabana for free if you spend your money on (expensive) bottles. When I say expensive – I mean expensive. A basic bottle of vodka starts at about 175. Don’t even dare asking for premium tequila – you could be digging your pockets for just about 500 in loose change

Eat at a buffet

Buffets are a must. Breakfast buffets are a great value and usually cheaper. My favourite buffet is still the Bacchanal in Caesars palace.

Visit the Spa

Enjoy some me-time at the spa. Most hotels will provide complimentary access with your resort fee (just ask) – but I prefer Qua Spa (again) in Caesars palace.

Walk the Strip

Walk the Strip. Just wandering in and out of hotels and the many shops keeps me entertained for hours.

Gamble (at least a little)

I don’t trust people who go to Vegas and don’t gamble at all. Come on. Don’t get me wrong – on average, I spend $20 per night. $40 if it’s a big night. It’s all about the people watching, and “free” drinks (but please tip your waitress). If you’d like to learn how I get high-roller treatment on just gambling $20 a night, click here.

Watch Free Shows

Don’t miss some of the best free shows that some of the hotels put on. My favourite is the Bellagio fountains – I can watch the spectacle for hours. But there’s many more hidden gems offering free entertainment, Vegas style. Click here for details.

Enjoy Your Hotel

Even though I don’t spend a lot of time in my room when visiting Vegas, I’ve listed some of my favourite Las Vegas places to stay here. I’d love to help you find your ideal hotel and take your trip to the next level—don’t forget, it’s totally free! Contact me to get started.

Enjoy your stay in Sin City. Please remember to never gamble with money you can’t afford to loose. A basic tip is to decide when to stop before you start. I keep my “play” money in my left pocket, and pyt my winning in my right pocket. When my left pocket is empty, I go back to the room. It’s that simple. And this way, I always win – and, more importantly, have a good time.

Please share your favourite Vegas tip in the comments below.

Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca