One of the things that we adore about Las Vegas is its wide array of options that ensure you’ll never be bored. However, we know that a full itinerary can make packing a daunting undertaking. While hauling armfuls of luggage and having to fork over additional baggage fees is never fun, either is getting to your destination and realizing you forgot an essential item. As a city that somehow simultaneously encompasses nightlife glamour, upscale elegance, and outdoor adventures, you need a little bit of everything to be prepared for all that Vegas has to offer. As the experts in travel, we’ve compiled a no-fail list that makes packing for your Sin City experience a breeze:
Situated in the heart of the Nevada desert, Vegas often brings cool nights, chilly mornings, and scorching, sun-soaked afternoons. Be prepared to dress for warm weather, but also throw in a light sweater or cover up that will serve you well when the sun sets on The Strip.
Las Vegas is famous for its unsurpassed poolside experiences. Whether you want to indulge in the wilder side of the city at one of its legendary pool parties or opt for a quieter escape at a more lounge-centric option ( as an insider tip, we recommend checking out the Jupiter Pool at Caesars Palace ), there are no shortage of poolside offerings. Ensure you pack your favorite swimwear, a pair of chic shades, and an excellent SPF.
As implied by its plethora of nicknames, nowhere does nightlife like the Vegas Strip. They also tout an unsurpassed food scene, and a lot of these places expect you to look sharp. We recommend taking at least one night time outfit and your go-to dress shoes. This is especially recommended if you plan on hitting some of the more exclusive nightclubs and restaurants, as their dress codes can be pretty stringent.
The natural surroundings of Vegas and The Grand Canyon (a short drive away that’s well worth the trip) make for some of the world’s most stunning scenic options. If you’re all for adventure, be sure check out Red Rock Canyon and pack comfortable shoes, a hat to protect your face from the Nevada sun, extra bottles of water, and breathable lightweight clothing.
We’ve been huge fans of dryer sheets as secret travel weapons ever since we came across this savvy tip from Travel + Leisure. Placing a sheet or two into your suitcase ensures your clothes are fresh upon arrival, allowing you to hit The Strip smelling sweet and static-free.
Even in today’s technology driven world we still live by the humble checklist, and creating one for travel makes the packing process worry-free. We suggest writing or typing one out a few days or hours in advance so you have time to review it and add any forgotten items. It’s a simple and seemingly obvious tip, but categorizing your list (toiletries, shoes, electronics, prescriptions) in advance, takes away the last-minute stress and ensures you don’t overpack or forget the essentials.
Living out of a suitcase is never fun, but investing in packing cubes helps keep your luggage organized and makes unpacking upon arrival a breeze (simply move the cubes from your suitcase into the hotel drawers, unzip, and you’re done). One of our favorite travel accessories, these ingenious cubes also help to keep your clothes wrinkle-free. We love to pre-pack complete outfits into cubes, making dressing for each day easy and stress-free.
Before you leave, ensure you have all of your required government IDs. You will need these not only for your airport travel but also for admission to Vegas’ casinos and restaurants. We always recommend making a digital copy before you depart that’s accessible to you and a trusted contact.