There are a couple items that you need to pack when traveling to Las Vegas that everyone overlooks. These few items can make or break your entire trip.
No one want to spend their entire vacation running back and forth to the nearest convenience store, just because they forgot something simple at home. This list should help you make sure that you have EVERYTHING you need.
Women typically pack differently than men. I wrote separate guide for men here.
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It’s up to you to pick your own outfits, but this should give you an idea of the basics that you need. Most of the year Las Vegas is really hot, so you’re suitcase should look something like this:
- Going out dress
- Sarong or romper
- Comfortable flats
- Shorts (optional)
- Jeans (optional)
Las Vegas does get pretty cold in the winter (it gets down in the 40’s at night). So, if you’re visiting November-March you may also want to bring a light jacket or sweatshirt.
2. Emergency Flats
There’s always that one girl that takes her heels off the before she leaves the nightclub and walks back to her hotel barefooted. It’s kind of disturbing to see knowing how many people walk across the casino floor in Las Vegas.
To avoid a nightmare scenario like this, carry some emergency foldable flats in your bag. They are cheap, super small, and can save your life in a pinch. You can get them in every color on Amazon.
3. Eye Mask and Ear Plugs
The first time I ever needed an eye mask was my first trip to Las Vegas. The sun is intense, and it shines through the curtains in literally every hotel. If you want quality sleep, you’re going to need a eye mask.
I’ve tried dozens of eye masks, and I’ve only found one that actually works well. It’s hard to find on Amazon so I’ll leave the link here. I use that mask myself. To this day I can’t sleep without it.
Ear plugs are also essential. Many of the budget and mid-tier hotels can get really noisy. If you have a room that’s facing the pool, you’ll also have to deal with loud music that starts at 9 am.
If you went out the night before and you’re a bit hung over, the last thing you want to hear is loud music. Do yourself a favor and get some earplugs. You’ll be groggy all day if don’t. These are the ones I use.
4. Hair Straightener
Most hotels in Las Vegas have a hair dryer, but I have yet to see one with a hair straightener. If you want to straighten your hair while in Las Vegas, you’re going to have to bring your own. There are dozens of quality mini hair straighteners on Amazon for less than $20. It’s worth picking one up before your trip.
5. Lint Roller
It’s easy to forget at home, but make sure you bring a lint roller with you to Las Vegas. There’s nothing worse than getting lint stuck on your clothes. I use these mini lint rollers because my suitcase is always too full for a normal sized one.
Tens of millions of people visit Las Vegas every year, making it really easy to catch something and get sick. The last thing you want to do in Las Vegas is get sick or lose your voice. There are 3 basic things I pack to prevent this from happening.
Taking vitamin C will boost your immune system. This is especially important if you’re low on sleep.
Cough drops are a life saver if you start to loose your voice (I loose my voice a lot trying to talk over the loud music in the nightclubs, and it’s almost worse than getting sick). The air in Las Vegas is also very dry.
Finally, Pedialyte comes in handy as an instant hangover remedy. It works a lot better than anything you’ll find at the convenience store, and it’s a lot cheaper. But it’s important you order it before you need it. You can spend half a day walking around the Strip trying to find some.
7. Portable Phone Charger
You already know that you’ll be using your phone constantly in Las Vegas, but it’s difficult to post Instagram stories with a dead phone.
If your phone runs out of battery, you’ll have to go all the way back to your hotel room to charge it for an hour. That’s a the fasted way to kill your Vegas vibes. The easiest thing to do is get a small portable charger that easily fits in your handbag. I like to use this small one.
8. Travel Laundry Bag
When I travel my dirty close usually just get thrown into a random corner in my hotel room. It gets messy fast, making it difficult to find anything.
So I decided to get a travel laundry bag just so I won’t have to look at my dirty clothes. For me it was worth the $12, and I’d recommend it to anyone. You can easily find a cute one like this on Amazon.
9. Instant Stain Remover
If you don’t already have a Tide Stick, I suggest you get one. You can save clothes that would otherwise be ruined. It instantly removes most stains on the spot. And just like everything else, it’s easy to get on Amazon.
10. Sunscreen and Sunglasses
I honestly don’t like sunscreen, but the sun in Las Vegas is really intense and will quickly damage your skin. If you plan on going to any pool parties, sunscreen is a must. You don’t want to get stuck with painful red tan lines. Sunglasses won’t hurt either.
11. Toothbrush Holder
There’s so much to do in Las Vegas that it’s easy to forget to brush you teeth. Bad breathe is the worst. Most people have a travel toothbrush container, but if you don’t they cost like $5 on Amazon. I somehow lost mine the last time I was in Vegas, so I replaced it with this cheap toothbrush holder.
Important Things to Know Before Visiting Las Vegas
Aside from your basic toiletries, that should cover all of your packing basics for Las Vegas. If it’s your first time visiting Las Vegas, you’ll want to check out these guides before you go: