It’s the trip of a lifetime and one that everyone needs to make at least once in their life. But how on earth do you prepare for a trip to the entertainment capital of the world? We’re glad you asked.

Practice your gaming skills

And by gaming, we mean poker, blackjack, and perhaps even a little roulette. Of course, you can head straight for the local casino, but who wants to do that when you can just practice at home? Yes, we’re talking about playing online.

Now online casinos are pretty easy to find. In fact, there seems to be new ones opening every single week. But with so much to choose from, it can get a little confusing. Luckily we’ve found a list of the newest online casinos that offer great bonuses to new members. Find one that suits you and make yourself familiar with the rules and etiquette of the game so you’re all set for the strip.

Do your homework

There are so many things to see and do on the strip that it’s easy to forget that Las Vegas is a city with a lot more to offer than casinos and cabaret shows. Take the time to do a little research on the area and see what other things you can do.

For example, you can head for the Hoover Dam, take a hike through the Grand Canyon, or see if you can spot some aliens on the perimeter of Area 51. Trust us, there’s a whole lot more to Vegas and the surrounding areas than the strip, and they do a great job of entertaining tourists.

Plan for the weather

Sometimes tourists forget that Las Vegas is actually slap bang in the middle of the desert. As you can imagine, it gets super hot in the city and so you’ll need to bring plenty of sunscreen and a hat for when you’re outdoors. We’d even suggest bringing a light jacket so you don’t feel too cold when you step into the air-conditioned casinos and hotels.

It’s also worth noting that distances in the city are a lot farther than they look on the map. This is where lots of people get caught out in the sun. Remember to always stick on the sunscreen before you head out and take advantage of the buses. There’s really no point in sweating your way through a holiday when you can sit on a nice cool bus.

So there you have it. Practice your gaming skills, do your homework, and pack with the hot weather in mind. Follow these tips and your trip to Vegas is sure to get off on the right foot, and remember to check in early at the airport. You don’t want to have so much fun that you miss your flight.