Is Las Vegas Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Las Vegas safety can depend largely on where you are. Popular and well-lit areas such as the Las Vegas Strip are generally safe due to the high level of security present. However, some parts of the city can be less safe especially late at night. Always be alert, aware of your surroundings, and consider taking a taxi or rideshare service rather than walking alone late at night.

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Safety at night:Moderate

Las Vegas is typically busy and populated, especially in tourist areas like the Strip, where there are many people, lights, and security. However, it's not recommended to wander off into the less crowded or non-touristy areas at night due to some levels of crime and occasional aggressive behavior. Always be aware of your surroundings, stick to well-lit and crowded areas, and adhere to safety precautions typical of any major city to help ensure a safe experience.

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Las Vegas is generally reliable and safe. The city offers various options including buses, trams, and monorails that operate 24/7. The monorail system is especially secure as it is entirely elevated, preventing any pedestrian traffic. Nighttime travel is also considered safe, but always be mindful of your surroundings, especially in less crowded areas.

Street harassment:Moderate

In Las Vegas, street harassment isn't typically pervasive like in some other cities worldwide. However, on the busy strip and in bustling casino areas, the chances increase. It's a city with a vibrant nightlife, and there can be occasional occurrences of catcalls, lewd comments, or inappropriate behavior, particularly at night. Despite these instances, the city is generally well-policed and security within hotels and casinos tends to be good.

Petty crimes:Moderate

Las Vegas, although popularly known for its nightlife and entertainment, does experience its share of petty crimes such as pickpocketing, bag snatching, and theft from parked cars. Especially in tourist-heavy areas or crowded places, it's advisable to be alert and mindful of your belongings at all times. However, the presence of increased police patrols and security measures in most of the city's venues aids in the mitigation of these crimes.

Tap water:Safe

The tap water in Las Vegas is generally safe for consumption. It is treated and purified by the Las Vegas Valley Water District following standards and guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. However, some may find its taste unfavorable due to a higher mineral content, known as 'hard water', which is common in many desert areas. It may be wise to use a water filter if you're not used to the taste.

Is Las Vegas safe to travel?

3.7 /5

Based on 15 experiences

Priscilla

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United States

Solo travel experience

Almost all the restraunts where good, the hotels were great. I stayed at two. 1. Pink Flamingo, which was OK. 2. Harrahs which I seem to like it a little better. Everything is more expensive then the downtown strip. I actually got a room with living area, bedroom, and 2 bathrooms, then a bar in the living. Area. The rooms was cheaper then downtown strip, however of course they always charged 50 dollars per day for resort fee. And 40 dollars a day with vallet parking. I did not feel very safe. A man tried to grab me on the strip. Same man that tried to grab two other women the night before. In front of a lot of people. But people just ignore it and walk on. When reporting it to pink flamingo. They said sorry the strip is not our property. However when I was talking to staff the day before. It's a good area and we try our best to keep people not only inside but also outside. But when it comes down to it. I saw Carrie Underwood. I really loved her.

Posted: March 8, 2024Experienced: March, 2024
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Brittany

Brittany

Canada

Group travel experience

Been to Vegas countless times, it's generally safe. I prefer to stay center strip, near Ballys as its close to everytime. Top 3 eats Spago, Dave's Hot Chicken & Tacos El Gordo. Girls don't pay to get into night clubs, never but anything from anyone on the strip. I prefer uber here, I feel safer, and the cabs try to rip you off.

Posted: February 14, 2024
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Saylor

Saylor

United States

Solo travel experience

I went about a week before the F1 race for a work trip and had a blast. I went a little early to do some exploring of my own and while the strip is great, I’d your outdoorsy, I wouldn’t overlook Las Vegas! The Grand Canyon isn’t far, and if you like to hike or rock climb, Red Rocks park is just a 30 minute drive from the strip and had some of the best climbing I had in a while! Walking around at night felt perfectly safe (at practically any hour) on the strip, especially when you have the option to walk from casino to casino and get from one end of the strip to another without ever really leaving a well lit and crowded building. The food was delicious! And I’m a big speakeasy fan, there were a ton right on the strip that were a lot of fun to try and find!

Posted: January 4, 2024
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I made some partial solo trips there (a day or two alone, before a few close friends joined me). I can only comment on staying in the area, which I considered to be quite safe, but of course, exercise caution - probably the most important advice I would give is not to accept anything offered by strangers, especially in the streets.

Posted: September 25, 2023
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I took a solo trip to Vegas in April and drank and had a great time. I went to Meow Wolf and Red Rock Canyon, and kayaked on the Colorado River. I used Uber from the airport. I never felt unsafe, but I also didn't stay out late.

Posted: September 20, 2023
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I traveled alone to Vegas in March this year and had a great time. I saw 4 shows in the evening and walked to different hotels during the day, I didn't gamble, just watched sports, but ultimately I had a great time and felt very safe.

Posted: June 13, 2023
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I've been alone in Vegas 3 times. I've never felt unsafe. I walked the strip at 2 in the morning and around Fremont at 5 in the morning. There are plenty of people traveling alone in Vegas.

Posted: June 11, 2023
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I went alone once, and took my mother the next time. It was great. I booked a tour to Red Rock and another to the Grand Canyon, a Cirque du Soleil show, and used a hop on hop off bus as transport with a multi-day ticket. I went to Freemont for dinner and a show at Plaza. I found it safe and convenient, but keep your eyes open.

Posted: November 13, 2022
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I have been to Vegas alone at least 2 dozen times. I live in Los Angeles, so it's an easy and cheap escape for me. I love going there by myself. I've never felt unsafe, but I would advise against drinking or taking drugs, as there are definitely people trying to take advantage of women who are in an altered state. I love going to Vegas alone because I can do everything according to my own schedule. I can watch the shows I want, gamble in the casino when I want, and eat where I want. Of course, fun is with other people, but coordinating a group can be a nightmare. Sometimes it's nice to just do what you feel like. Ride roller coasters, enjoy spa treatments, zipline on Fremont Street, lounge by the pool, play slots, watch shows, visit the shark reef at Mandalay Bay and just do whatever comes to mind!

Posted: September 28, 2022
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I went with a friend who attended trade fairs all day for 3 days, so for the most part, I was alone, including during meals. I had a wonderful time, visiting hotels and discovering a few restaurants I wanted to try. I walked a lot, one day I bought a ticket for a local train to expand my range, but I didn't manage to do everything I had planned. The neon museum is one of the things I will see next time. We stayed at the Flamingo, it was inexpensive, very nice and centrally located, and yes, I felt completely safe.

Posted: September 27, 2022
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Is Las Vegas safe for women?

Is Las Vegas safe right now?

Before your visit to Las Vegas, it's essential to check travel advisories for United States, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises to take normal security precautions in the United States. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 18, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises to exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 2, 2024

Is Las Vegas worth visiting?

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 15 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

3.7/5

Food

4/5

Budget-friendly

3.1/5

Solo travel experience

I don't gamble and I rarely drink, but I loved Las Vegas while traveling alone. I never felt threatened there. I had a great time. Lots of interesting things to see and places to visit. I used the Deuce bus and Uber.

Posted: September 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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So much to do in Vegas. Before Covid, I used to go there once or twice a year. Great shows, food, shopping. One of the things I love to do is spend time in lounges, which most hotels offer. There are free live concerts or DJ performances. You can order food and drinks and have a great time. Make sure to visit the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay. They have a lot of great entertainment and an interesting lounge. Harrahs has a really cool lounge/bar with a piano, which I love. Mandalay Bay has a artificial beach, and most casinos have good pools. Oh, and if you like to pamper yourself, definitely spend some time in one of the many spas, getting a massage. And head downtown to see the night light shows.

Posted: August 11, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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