Is Las Vegas Worth Visiting?

Las Vegas, located in the state of Nevada in the Western United States, is renowned globally as a dazzling playground and an unparalleled hub of entertainment. It's acclaimed as the 'Entertainment Capital of the World’, offering a high-energy nightlife, 24-hour casinos, and other various entertainment options. The streetscape, dominated by an elaborate display of neon lights, features replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower. Beyond the strip, Vegas is home to exemplary museums, such as the Mob Museum and the Neon Museum, sophisticated restaurants, and the spectacular Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area. This buzzing city in the Mojave Desert also hosts major league sporting events and must-see live shows and concerts, presenting a vibrant mix of leisure, excitement, and adventure.

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Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 14 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.6/5

Safety

4/5

Food

4/5

Budget-friendly

2.8/5
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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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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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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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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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Hey, I’m Val! I’m a trans girl (started HRT August 31st 2022 so apologies if I’m still too masc for some, I’m working on it lol ;_;) trying to explore as much of the world as possible and meet new friends along the way. I’m big into emo/goth/punk fashion, music, culture, etc. Big tech nerd. Love to read. Let’s trade travel tips and explore hidden gems together!

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I’m a introverted social butterfly. I’m a very kind caring genuine soul. Smart.

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Necool

Necool

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I’m at that moment in my life that I want to see and feel all the versions of myself. I’ve traveled, I owned my own business. I’ve been a general manager for a very long time running hotels or or businesses. I’m social and love to meet people and chat it up. I’m a hopeless, romantic that falls deep in love and can’t unlove who matters but also I am so strong and independent and loves my alone time. Reset my energy and balance out my give and take. I love people who understands that my love language changes as the world changes as I change and how life is a journey filled with self growth, and you’ll never stop learning about yourself or figuring stuff out so just told myself to “Let it Be” & keep going cause life is always beginning another chapter. It’s never too late to try new things and go on adventures and it’s never a bad thing to take time for stability when you need it. Don’t worry so much. Asi la es vida

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