Travel tips

Adult-Only Card Snappers

While walking the Strip, be prepared for street solicitors to try to hand you business cards, snapping them as you pass in order to get your attention. They’re almost always X-rated images advertising Vegas call girls.

Check out Las Vegas from a solo woman’s point of view

Las Vegas is not simply a land of gambling and strip shows. It’s a terrific vacation destination for the solo female traveler. The city offers a wide variety of activities sure to appeal to most tastes, and the 24/7 nature of the city means no matter what schedule your internal clock is set to, you’ll find things to do from a female perspective.

Taxi Time

When scheduling your night out or departure to the airport, allow extra “hang” time to get a cab. You could end up waiting over 20 minutes.

Join The Club

Always signup for a player’s card (club card) when gambling at a casino. There are often immediate perks plus the chance for future comps on your next trip.

Casinos Crank The AC

Vegas might be in the middle of the desert where temps can rise over 100°, but inside, Vegas keeps it chilly. Casinos, theaters, restaurants, etc. blast the AC, plus at night, temps can really drop. Be prepared with a sweater, wrap, or jacket.

See More of Downtown Vegas

The fun in Downtown Las Vegas extends beyond the Fremont Street Experience. Don’t turn around when you reach the end of the Fremont Street canopy at Fremont and 4th. Instead, continue walking and experience Fremont East District, home to some of the hippest bars (Atomic Liquors, The Griffin, Oak & Ivy) and restaurants (eat, VegeNation, Le Thai, Chow) in Downtown Las Vegas. There is even an offbeat shopping center built from shipping containers, complete with a giant praying mantis that breathes fire at night. Matt at

Wear Comfy Shoes

Plan to put in miles of walking during your Vegas trip. Just navigating from the hotel lobby up to your room can be a hike, let alone from casino to casino, which is always further than you think.

Go Green

Leave the plastic in the room locked up in a safe. You can stay out of trouble by bringing an allotted amount of cash for each day. Once you’ve run out, the night’s over. That’s okay, there are plenty of free attractions and entertainment in Vegas.

Where’s The Beef Bargain

It’s easy to get sucked into Envy The Steakhouse, Michael Mina’s StripSteak, or the sumptuous Gordon Ramsay Steak Restaurant. You can get a great steak dinner at South Point Hotel and Casino for the best deal in the valley. The Coronado Café inside South Point offers a house special: Prime rib and porterhouse steak entrees for just $14.95. If you find yourself hungry for a quality meal at 3 am, South Point Casino offers six graveyard specials for $4.95.

Buy Booze Before

Hotel liquor prices are up there! If you want to enjoy drinks in your room, visit a drug store or liquor store on the way to your hotel from the airport. If you take a limo, there’s usually time for a pit stop depending on the limo deal you arranged.