5 Things You Might Not Know about Las Vegas (Such as How to Save Big)

Some of these tips are courtesy of the Las Vegas Guide from the Los Angeles Times – worth a read – as some of this was new to us. Don’t miss tip number one.

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5. Some places actually have a dress code

Indeed they do, as anyone who’s tried the signature caviars at the Bellagio’s Michael Mina restaurant can attest (“business casual”). The Voodoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio has a more original code: “Dress to impress. No hats, white T-shirts, tank tops, baggy pants, shorts, sandals, flip flops, white tennis shoes or athletic or gym wear of any type.” Don’t have the look? Move on to tip number four.

4. Dress like a supermodel without going broke

There is a shop called Rent the Runway offering same-day designer dress rentals, sizes 0 to 22. Rental prices range from $50 to $450. No more last-minute dress code desperation.

3. See a movie the way you’ve always dreamed

Want to see a film in a wide, cushion-y recliner with your feet up? Check. Want to have the chair move in synch with the action? Check. Want something better than popcorn? Check. This is the way you see movies at the Galaxy Cannery Luxury+ Theater, complete with a gourmet sausage bar.

2. Find a bit of Boston at the Bellagio

The gallery at the Bellagio hotel is currently featuring an exhibition by noted women artists including Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keefe, many on loan from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. And if you like wine, the Bellagio also hosts a once-a-month evening of Art & Wine.

1. You can get to Las Vegas for less

FareCompare’s Deals Blog frequently features airline sales that include flights to Vegas; often these are good for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only (but sometimes include Saturdays). The reason these days have the deals is because most people don’t want to fly then. Break from the pack, travel midweek and you will see significant savings. Bonus tip: If you do travel midweek, you’ll also find the cheapest hotel rates.


Published: March 12, 2014