Vegas is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world and welcomes more than 30 million visitors annually, with numbers growing year after year. This vibrant city is best known for its great shopping, shows and concerts, grand casinos and bustling nightlife.
While Las Vegas is an ideal destination for groups of friends looking for an adventure-filled break, it is also perfect for solo travellers that are looking for a fun break in a busy city.
As a solo holidaymaker, you will never be bored in Vegas as there is so much to see and do. Planning your itinerary ahead of time can help you to ensure you get the most out of your time in Sin City. Here are just some of the top reasons why solo travellers love Vegas:
Travelling around Las Vegas is easy
Getting around Las Vegas is easy thanks to a number of public and private transport options. If this is your first trip to the city, taking an open-top bus tour is a great way to find your bearings and see the highlights that you want to explore further during your stay.
There are plenty of options to choose from, including the hop-on hop-off bus. There are also themed bus tours, such as the comedy tour, Vegas at night tour or party bus tour which are ideal for solo travellers looking for some entertainment in the evening with some company. Booking in advance is recommended for longer tours or themed buses.
Travelling is generally very safe in the city but you should keep an extra eye out around busy tourist hotspots where pickpocketing can be an issue.
Travellers get to experience Vegas’ many great casinos
Las Vegas is considered to be one of the biggest and best places in the world for casino gaming and this iconic location has featured in many casino scenes both in television shows and in movies.
The majestic Caesars Palace is one of the best-known casino resorts, with thousands of people coming from across the world each year specifically to stay and play at Caesars Palace. The resort has more than 20 restaurants, 10 bars, a colosseum and a 4,500-square-foot casino poker room.
There is also the Bellagio that you may recognise from Oceans Eleven. This impressive 36-story tower resort has a very entertaining dancing water fountain that is synchronised to the beats of the music. Inside there is a 1,800-seat theatre for large-scale performances and a retail centre with a number of luxury brands like Prada and Gucci.
But these aren’t the only two casinos here. Along the Las Vegas strip, there are many other big and small casinos to sightsee. While people visit these resorts to see their grandeur and luxurious settings, the thrill of the casino is also part of Vegas’ appeal.
For those new to casino gaming, you can practise by playing online on live casino games on sites like Virgin Games before you go. Poker is big in Vegas and so learning how to play before you visit is a good idea.
There are amazing cultural attractions, like The Neon Museum
Las Vegas is famous for many things, including its large vibrant neon signs. The Neon Museum, which opened in 1996 collects, preserves studies and exhibits some of the city’s most iconic signage.
Each sign displayed in the museum has an interesting backstory behind it such as the role it played, who designed it and how it was made. It also shows just how far the technology used for these signs has come over the last few decades.
The uniquely shaped museum visitor centre is located within the La Concha Motel lobby. Special nights and experiences at the museum often sell out so it is advised that you buy an advanced ticket online before you go.
There are so many ideal dining spots for solo travellers
Dining alone can be a strange experience the first few times that you do it, but you soon get used to it and it provides you with plenty of freedom. You get to choose the type of cuisine you want, where you want to go and, after a busy day sightseeing, you can sit down and enjoy your food at your own pace.
Buffets can be a great way to grab dinner by yourself if you prefer the self-service option. Both the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace and The Buffet at Wynn are top picks enjoyed by tourists in Vegas. Also, for a high-end buffet experience, Wicked Spoon Buffet is highly rated too.
Visitors can hike up Mount Charleston for breathtaking views
Located in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Mount Charleston is only a 45-minute trip from the Las Vegas Strip. If you are looking to combine your city break with a bit of hiking in nature, Mount Charleston has over 60 miles of trails you can walk.
Ensure you bring along plenty of drinking water and snacks as the hike can be difficult due to the high elevation. But it is well worth it for the spectacular desert views. Or you can hire a car and drive along the scenic routes instead.
See, Las Vegas is great for solos!