Don't assume you can get the same bargains you once did.
Attention Vegas veterans: Gone are the days when Sin City was known merely for its gambling. Visitors today are more likely to indulge in luxury spa treatments or a gourmet meal at one of the city's many celebrated restaurants. Known for fine dining, today's Vegas has more chefs per capita than any other destination in the United States, and a cheap meal isn't always on the menu.
Do make reservations for popular shows and restaurants.
If you don't plan ahead, you're running the risk of missing out on your favorite show or restaurant. Depending on when you visit Vegas, shows and restaurants can be booked solid a week in advance.
Do try a variety of foods while visiting Las Vegas.
There are numerous restaurants in Vegas, some of which are open 24 hours. Try to treat your palate to a new cuisine each night.
Don't wait until you arrive to purchase theater tickets.
Don't assume that, because it's Vegas, there are plenty of shows and available tickets for everyone. That's not always the case. In planning your trip, decide which shows you want to see and get your tickets before you arrive. Several, if not all hotels, provide online ticketing. Several of the Las Vegas hotels, including The Mirage, Bellagio, Rio and Treasure Island, offer free shows at regularly scheduled times. Expect to find free shows in the lounges and casinos along the Strip as well. Before you fly, check out the hotel websites and Vegas.com for show schedules.
Don't forget to leave a tip for a comped meal.
Hotel restaurants might comp your meal as a courtesy. It's a way to thank you for choosing their establishment. However, a tip is not included. Hotel personnel rely on tips to make their living, so be sure to leave one after a good meal.