Here’s Your Las Vegas Packing List: The Essentials

Not sure what to bring on your next trip to Sin City? We’ve got you covered.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the most popular travel destinations in the United States and for good reason. Nicknamed Sin City, Las Vegas is notorious for its casinos, luxury hotels, upscale shopping and dining, and over-the-top entertainment. Whether your trip is planned high-roller style, for some well deserved rest and relaxation, or you’re looking to connect with Nevada’s great outdoors; Las Vegas is the perfect spot to spend a weekend. You won’t want to miss a moment, and perfectly planned packing is a great step to ensuring that you’re prepared for all that Vegas has to offer.

Comfortable Shoes

Welcome to Vegas
Welcome to Vegas via @lasvegas on Instagram

When people think of Vegas, they think of glamor: bright lights, ornate hotels, gourmet dining. The allure of Vegas extends beyond hotel walls and restaurant tables, however, and to indulge the most out of your next Vegas trip, you’ll likely be doing some walking. Read: a lot of walking. Vegas’ walkability is one of the things that makes the city, and more specifically, The Strip, so enticing. Every block you cross has something new to offer, and The Strip runs about 4.2 miles long – you won’t want to miss an inch. So grab your trusted sneakers or most comfortable sandals, and make sure you’re ready to explore, blister free.

Sunglasses and Sunscreen

Sunglasses las vegas packing list
Sunglasses via @shirleyann.mendez on Instagram

Nothing puts a damper on a travel adventure quite like sunburn. Las Vegas gets over 300 days of sun each year, and it’s dry heat reflects this daily. Keeping up with your health, and protecting your eyes and skin is crucial in making the most of your Vegas trip – not to mention, sunglasses are the perfect accessory for any on-the-go outfit. Practical and stylish, don’t forget to pack your favorite shades, and a hefty bottle of SPF.

Bathing Suits

Paris Pool las vegas packing list
Paris Pool via @parisvegas on Instagram

Vegas is renowned for its pool parties. With temperatures spiking as high as 104 degrees in mid-summer, it’s no surprise. Whether you’re visiting Mandalay Beach, Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan, or Garden of the Gods at Caesar’s Palace; now is the time to break out your best swimwear. Soak up the sun, take a dip, and make sure you’re ready to get your relaxation on.

Your Favorite Night Out Look

Vegas at Night
Vegas at Night via @vegas on Instagram

Between vibrant nightclubs, upscale restaurants, and luxury casinos; Vegas is a destination where you’ll want to dress to impress, especially as you go from day to night. Many casinos and restaurants have dress codes for guests, so be prepared to do some research beforehand. This is where you can trade in your comfiest shoes for your favorite pair of heels, and go all out on your wardrobe. Everyone in Vegas is dressed in what makes them feel best. You and your travel companions should be no exception.

A Day Bag

Tote Bag las vegas packing list
Tote bag via @gardenofroses.library on Instagram

Aside from your luggage and carry-on, a day bag is a Vegas essential. Bring on the crossbody bags, the totes, the mini-backpacks and fanny packs! Vegas is a city of perpetual motion, and it’s likely that you’ll be on the move from dawn to dusk. Finding and packing a chic-and-practical day bag is all too essential to a successful Las Vegas trip. This is where you’ll fit your sunscreen, chapstick, wallet, important ID, and anything else that might come in handy while you’re on the go. From walking The Strip to winning big on the slots, your day bag will be your new best friend, a companion for all of your Vegas adventures.

Juliana Riedman

Contributing Editor

A South shore Long Island Native, Juliana is scarcely seen without a book in hand. Whether on a plane or at the beach, her passion for reading is rivaled only by her drive to explore. From museum-hopping, coastal hiking to curling up with her cat; she is always seeking her next adventure - and her next good read.

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