10 Things You Must Include When Packing for a Weekend in Las Vegas

October 09, 2019

“A Weekend in New England Las Vegas”

Needless to say, these would be two TOTALLY different travel experiences requiring you to pack totally different items in your travel gear!  So….what DO you pack for a weekend in Las Vegas?

Are you traveling to Vegas in the heat of the summer or for New Year’s Eve?  Depending on the time of year you go and….your age…., packing for a weekend in Las Vegas may be as simple as a bikini, high heels, and a little black dress!

No matter when you are planning your Las Vegas weekend, there are some essential items you will want to make sure to pack to make your Vegas weekend complete.

MUST-HAVES to Pack for a Vegas Weekend
  1. Valid ID to prove you are at least 21 years old – trust me…they WILL check!
  2. Jacket/sweater for chilly evenings – it may be sun, sun, sun during the day…but once it’s gone – it’s GONE, and the blistering heat can set along with the sun, making it feel quite cool by contrast.  Even 70F will feel cool after a day of well over 100F temperatures!  Evenings during the winter months will dip into the 40F range – definitely “Jacket required” temperatures!
  3. A good pair of walking shoes – Vegas usually requires a good deal of walking, so packing a pair of comfy shoes is a must.  You’ll likely spot girls hobbling barefoot on the Strip because walking around all night in their fabulous-looking stilettos has resulted in blisters and their feet are killing them!  Vending machines sell fold up ballet-type slippers to quiet ‘barking dogs’!
  4. Sunscreen – no matter when you go, protect your skin by applying sunscreen liberally and often.
  5. Sunglasses, and a hat, cap, or visor – unless you LIKE crows’ feet, a hat and sunglasses are your friends in the desert heat and sun.
  6. Collapsible Water Bottle – it’s always good to have water on hand when you suddenly realize that you’ve had 1 too many margaritas or just too much sun. Having a collapsible one makes it super easy to throw in your bag before you leave the hotel.

    Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

    Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle - Source: Amazon.com

  7. Aspirin or Tylenol – for that morning after headache.  In fact, if you take one before you sleep, it will go a long way to alleviate the effects of your night (or day) out!
  8. A luggage scale – because you know you are going to shop, right? So many of the hotels have such terrific shopping malls built right in, it will be hard to resist. Don’t get caught with overweight bags on your way home ….a MUST-HAVE for a successful weekend in Vegas!

    Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

    Jetsetter Digital Luggage Scale

  9. Travel Wallet – when you want something small but with lots of pockets and versatility, the Tarriss Neck Wallet is perfect. Wear it crossbody, hidden under your clothes or trifold it in your pocket, it’s perfect travel wallet to protect your chip enabled cards when you are roaming the Vegas strip.

    Tarriss Crossbody Trifold Wallet

    Tarriss Crossbody Trifold Wallet

  10. TSA luggage lock – undoubtedly you and your ‘girls’ will do some shopping while in Vegas.  Ensure that your luggage, containing all of your new purchases, is securely locked with a TSA luggage lock to get them home safely. In fact, a TSA luggage lock is a good idea for all of your luggage whether you do any shopping or not.

Tarriss TSA SearchAlert Luggage Locks

Tarriss TSA SearchAlert Locks

Carry enough cold, hard cash for cabs or bus fare (AND gambling – it’s Vegas after all). Also, be advised that cabs are not allowed to stop on the Strip and pick up fares, only at designated cab pick-up areas which you’ll find at each resort casino.

Written by Emma Ghattas