Top 5 Mistakes Vegas Virgins Make.

You’ve seen some flicks, read some articles and now you think you can “do” Vegas alone. Think again.  There really is nothing you can do to prepare yourself for your first visit to Sin City.  You can however check out these mistakes that virgins before you have made to make your first plunge more enjoyable.

Your Shoes:  Yeah, they look really chic, but Las Vegas is not the place to try out your new 5 inch Manolo Blahnik knock offs.  Your feet will be killing you before you even make it to the lobby doors of a mega hotel like the MGM Grand.  Girls, like your skirt, keep your shoes sexy and short. Guys should save the sneakers for the gym.  Wing tips aren’t necessary, but a comfortable Oxford will give a better impression.  Plus, any nightclub worth waiting in line for won’t let you past the ropes if you are wearing sport shoes unless you are Dennis Rodman. Missed the memo about the shoes before getting on the plane?  No worries, just let Vegaster know the color and size and our ground support can pick you up a pair and get it to your room before the blisters start.

Dance like TMZ is not watching!

Dance like TMZ is not watching!

Drinking:  The biggest mistake Vegas virgins make after setting down their bags is to put on the party hat right away.  Relax, Armageddon was only a movie, there will still be booze tomorrow. Take a few hours to get the lay of the land before hitting the bottle.  Have dinner at a luxurious restaurant like Sage, or make this the night you catch that Cirque du Soleil show all your friends rave about.  Vegaster can help you plan out your trip from start, through the mayhem and to the end.  Start off slow, you don’t want to blow your entire budget in one night and you don’t want to waste the entire 2nd day of vay-cay in bed nursing a killer hangover when you could be at a Dayclub beach party.

Vegaster Pick for Dinner: Sage Restaurant in Aria Resort and Casino.

Vegaster Pick for Dinner: Sage Restaurant in Aria Resort and Casino.

Gambling:  There will be no Robert Redford waiting in the wings to bail you out when you lose it all on red, so don’t bother coming to Vegas if you have plans to win your mortgage payment. Gamble to have fun, set yourself time and money limits, and stick with them, no matter how close to hitting it big you may think you are.  There are plenty of other things to do that you don’t want to miss.  Also, if you do find yourself short of cash, find an ATM outside of the hotel. Casino ATM’s charge exorbitant fees on top of what your bank will charge.  Vegaster's Find Everything can help you locate the closest cash machine not owned by a casino. Vegaster Tip: Store along the strip typically have "bank" owned ATM machines.

Oh, of course I can loan you a few bucks.

Oh, of course I can loan you a few bucks.

Stranger Danger:  Las Vegas may be a big playground, but it is also a huge metropolis.  And just like any large city you need to keep your guard up.  Be wary of the guy pushing free show tickets on you.  If it seems too good to be true, take a look at the fine print.  Free show with the purchase of at least 2 cocktails plus a service charge.  And you can bet that those won’t be cheap drinks either.  You will find much better results for ground breaking shows like Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity on Vegaster, not for a never been heard of production in the back room of some bar.

Zumanity at New York New York Las Vegas. The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil.

Zumanity at New York New York Las Vegas. The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil.

Watch the Clock:  At least when you have made plans.  You don’t want to walk into a show after the curtain has gone up and be the guy that everyone else is glaring at.  And you definitely don’t want to show up late at the airport.  Get there a little early and kill time filling the slot machines in the gate area with your last nickels to avoid the inevitable crowds.  You especially want to show up on time if you booked VIP bottle service at a popular nightclub.  The prime tables go fast, so if you show up late for your reservation your VIP host might have to stick your party next to the bathroom.  If getting together and on time is a problem, try the exclusive All Sync’d technology from Vegaster.  With the details of your adventures loaded in, you will get alerted when it is time to get your butt in gear and get to your next destination.

McCarran Airport Las Vegas. Vegaster Tip: It's always busy!

McCarran Airport Las Vegas. Vegaster Tip: It's always busy!

If done right, visiting Las Vegas will be an experience you will want to re-live year after year. Month after month for some.  Come prepared, take your time, and take advantage of Vegaster’s connections and expertise to start your own chapter of “What Happens in Vegas” stories.

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