Top 10 Reasons to Travel Solo to Las Vegas

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

There are many reasons to travel to Las Vegas–the superb weather, the fine dining, the variety of Vegas night-life options, the world-class shopping, the decadent pampering you can receive at the resorts, and of course, attractions galore to keep the idle mind entertained. But there is a whole different list of reasons why you should travel to Las Vegas alone rather than with others. Here are my top 10 reasons for traveling solo to Las Vegas. Keep in mind these are MY reasons. I’m sure yours are much more X-rated. πŸ™‚

1. The time-share people will leave you alone.

Timeshare salespeople can be very aggressive on the Strip. During my early trips to Las Vegas, when I was hanging out with my uncle, the timeshare people badgered us constantly. Now that I travel alone, they don’t even notice me. Why? Because they have no interest in selling timeshares to singles. Score!

bread and dipping oil

Vegas makes dining solo easier

2. Dining options are very solo-friendly.

Feel weird about eating alone in Vegas? Don’t. Most restaurants here have bar seating. There are also buffets, where you can avoid the boredom that normally sets in between ordering your meal and its arrival, or you can get a table with a view to keep yourself entertained. Most waitstaff are so accustomed to solo diners, they don’t bat an eye when you say there’s just one of you. If there’s a long wait at a restaurant, you can bypass that long line of groups and couples waiting to be seated and grab a seat at the bar. This perk is what I call:

Bar seating at Cafe Nikki

Bar seating at Cafe Nikki

3. The Single-Seat Advantage.

It’s easier to score a last-minute single seat to a top show, a single lounge chair by the pool, or a single seat at a VP bar or bank of slot machines than it is to try to find 2 or more seats together.

Monorail track

Where to next? Wherever I want.

4. Freedom and flexibility.

This doesn’t really need an explanation, does it?

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

5. No fights.

If you’ve ever gotten into a fight with your significant other on vacation, you know what I’m talking about. Nothing sours your good time faster than that. Unless you’ve got anger management issues, it’s unlikely you’ll get into a fight with a stranger while in Vegas.

Paris Buffet Line

I hate waiting.

6. No waiting on someone else.

You don’t have to wait for your companion to get done with her two-hour morning beautification ritual in order to start your day. You also don’t have to wait to go to dinner while your companion plays “just one more hand” for the sixteenth time at the blackjack table. Do you have any idea how much you can squeeze into a vacation when you don’t spend half of it waiting on someone else?

Costumed characters on the Strip

Go ahead, be a superhero for a weekend. No one has to know.

7. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Really.

I HATE that slogan with the fire of a thousand suns, but when it comes to traveling alone, it’s really true. If you try singing karaoke and the audience boos you off the stage, no one will carry that story back to your friends and family (unless you do). If you drink a little too much and pass out in the hotel elevator, no one back home is going to know. (Not that I recommend you try this.)

Breeze Bar

Find a bar, make some friends

8. Make new friends.

Oftentimes when we travel with companions, we become a self-contained bubble, so caught up in each other that we’re not open to meeting new people. People traveling alone tend to be more approachable. And it’s fairly easy to meet people in Las Vegas, because everyone is in a good mood. Why wouldn’t they be? They’re in Vegas, baby!

Tropicana bedroom

All to myself.

9. Peace and quiet

I know, “peace and quiet” isn’t exactly the first phrase you think of when you think of Las Vegas, is it? Vegas is a city of constant sensory stimulation, which is exciting and fun, but at the end of the day, I’m grateful to be able to go back to my room for some peace and quiet. When you travel with someone else, you don’t usually get that quiet time by yourself.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

10. Because you can!

If you can go to Las Vegas, and you want to, you should. There’s no law that says you have toΒ  wait until someone else can afford to go, or has the time to go, or the desire to go. Why deprive yourself of a few days of fun in Sin City because of other people? Just go and enjoy yourself.

Do you have other reasons why someone should travel alone to Las Vegas? What are they? Keep it PG-rated please. πŸ˜‰

 

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287 thoughts on “Top 10 Reasons to Travel Solo to Las Vegas

  1. Tracy Antonioli

    My reason…because it’s so much more fun–and less stressful–to take photos when you are solo. And Vegas is a great place for photography. Aside from the standard shots of Vegas landmarks, there are so many people–doing so many things–that it’s a photographer’s paradise. I’d love a whole day (or four) alone in Vegas, just me and my DSLR. In fact, I may need to add that to my soon-to-do list!

    1. Brian

      Been there twice, First time solo and second time met some friends there so I guess it was semi-solo. I’m going back again in a couple of weeks and going solo.
      It is so easy to meet other people in Vegas.
      I’ve met and hung out with people from Australia, Scotland, China, different parts of the USA plus from my own country of Canada.
      I don’t plan to much before I go , I just do things as I feel.
      People don’t judge you in Vegas when you are by yourself.
      The only thing is, the hookers seem to approach you more. So I just learned to say no very quickly. If you are into that, then fill your boots.

  2. Gary Ebels

    An often overlooked reason is because of business travel. Beyond the entertainment many businesses and organizations use Las Vegas as a convention/meeting destination which often leaves the non-solo traveler – solo. Yes, there are the mandatory events meetings, but there is usually free time available by early arrival – late departure or not having interest in the optional activities. In which case all of your points listed could be very attractive. Good post/points Grey!

  3. Gray

    Great reason, Tracy! I agree. Vegas is one of my favorite places to just walk around with my camera and take photos of anything and everything. But I couldn’t do that if I were traveling with someone else.

  4. Gray

    Great point, Gary. Not everyone is going to Las Vegas by choice, some are going for business. But hey, as long as you’re there, you might as well make the most of it.

  5. Rob

    This is a double-edge sword to be sure, but if you are running good at the tables, there’s no one to interrupt you. I’ll never forget the time at the craps table that a guy was having a fantastic roll. Everyone was winning a bunch of money. Suddenty his wife showed up and told him they were in danger of being late for something (a dinner reservation, a show, a flight back home….I can’t recall).

    So the guy says to his wife, “I’ll be right there, honey.”

    Sure enough, on the next rolled, he sevened out!

    I have no idea if he was happily married, but do I know every single player at that dice table wanted him to get a divorce!

  6. Andy

    Three additional things that come to mind (as I prepare to travel to Vegas with my wife in two weeks)

    1) You can stay where you want. I prefer staying downtown because it’s better gambling and it’s cheaper all-around. But if I’m with others, I know a we’re going to need a strip resort with a pool (that I won’t use).

    2) For tournament players, you don’t have to answer the dreaded question “When will you be finished?” You don’t know, so they either will go on without you or sit around and wait with growing resentment.

    3) If you win big, you don’t have to take everyone out for a steak dinner on you! Just keep the money to yourself (or, more likely, feed it back to the machines.)

  7. Hetz

    I just returned and the freedom and flexibility quickly erased any last minute doubts I had about going solo. I met some very interesting people while sitting at the bar with other solos.

    I have to say one of my reasons is the financial freedom. I don’t feel constrained to spend in any certain way. If I want to splurge on a cigar and scotch there isn’t a “veto” vote hanging over my head.

  8. Gray

    Yes, that’s a good reason, too, Hetz. It’s just as hard to negotiated budget and spending when traveling with others as it is everything else. Glad to hear you had a good time and met some interesting people!

  9. Rob

    Andy those are excellent reasons. The flip side is that if you do make a big score at the tables, you might want a friend or spouse there to celebrate with, to tell your story to, and to splurge on a nice meal with (as long as it’s your idea, not theirs).

    Hetz. I find that when I am in Vegas alone I am a lot more outgoing with strangers than I am at home or when I’m there with friends. I must admit I can’t believe some of the things I’ve said to total strangers in Vegas when I’m there alone!

  10. Alouise

    I’ve only been to Vegas once and it was with two friends. While I had a fun time, one friend and I got into a big fight. It was over something really stupid, but I think the stress of traveling together (and doing almost everything together) for a week led to the blowout. Vegas was never really a city I’d consider traveling solo to before, but now I definitely would.

    1. CJ

      I went out to Vegas last year with my son’s father and we got into it a few times ourselves. I think the spending day and night, night and day together burned us out. I didn’t want to talk to him for a while after that. lol

  11. Craig H

    Great post and I can relate to most of what has been said here by everyone.
    Especially the waiting issue. I remember many times when I’ve been to Vegas with others and I was ready to go and they weren’t. Either because we originally planned to leave the room at a certain time but I was bored just sitting around the room and was ready to go, or they wanted to play a particular game or slot machine and I was ready to move on and go see / do something else.

    All in all, it’s the freedom to do what you want when you want that makes going to Vegas solo , so much more fun.

  12. Craig H

    Gary, the only times I have been to Vegas other than solo, there has only been one other person. I can’t imagine what it would be like if there were 4 or 5 others with me. Someone just might get pushed into the Bellagio Fountain. πŸ™‚

  13. Kelly

    I did my first solo trip to Vegas last year. Main reason was I couldn’t find anybody to go with me. Wierd I know. So I went it alone, and I had the BEST time ever. I went to sleep when I wanted. I slept in when I felt like it. No schedules, no hurry to certain shows, just a man in his favorite town. Plus sure does help when you hit a big jackpot the first day to pay for the rest of the trip. I plan on doing it again this year.

  14. Gray

    Hi, Kelly – I know, isn’t it GREAT? Did you really hit a big jackpot? Congrats! That definitely improves a trip. πŸ™‚

  15. Rob

    Just thought of another one, or one that was sorta thrust upon me last week. When you are traveling solo, you don’t have to worry about sharing a bathroom with someone. With all the temptations to overindulge and also try foods you don’t normally eat back home, that can be a very good thing! In my case, I’m pretty sure that it was some new medication that got to me, but the Vegas cuisine might have had something to do with it!

  16. Gray

    LOL. Oh gosh, Rob, sorry to hear that. But you remind me of something: In the Flamingo GO rooms, the wall to the bathroom is just frosted glass. I remember thinking I was really glad I wasn’t there with someone who was just a friend! It would be kind of awkward.

  17. Rob

    Gray, they have the same type of bathrooms at the Rio. I stayed there once a long time ago, and was surprised when I visited my friends staying there–with their dogs–last Christmas to see they haven’t changed. If you are in the bedroom, you can see directly into the shower! And unless you close the shower curtain, you can see into the rest of the bathroom. And of course, if you are taking a shower you can see directly into the bedroom. I was staying with JUST A FRIEND back in the day and we kind of had to work out a schedule! We called them “the exhibitionists bathrooms.” It would really be rough if you were there on business and forced to share a room with a colleague!

  18. JB

    My wife and I vacation in Vegas often. She loves her May trip but I need more of my favorite town, so I usually do a January + November solo. A solo trip is a totally different experience both good and bad.

    Good:
    I love the freedom of the β€œgo anywhere at anytime for as long as I please” feeling. No time restriction in a town that never sleeps is the best. As mentioned, people tend to strike up a conversation easier if you are by yourself, so I’ve met some interesting folks along the way.
    I don’t mind going to shows solo either. I love afternoon shows like Mac King or Lance Burton so they are usually a must see when solo.
    I’m not a fancy restaurant kind of guy, so Early of Sandwich or Le Burger works well for me.
    Gambling…I would have no problem sitting at a VP machine for hours on end; if it’s hitting. I do find that machines seem to know when you have a dinner date with your wife and tend to get hot two minutes beforehand, lol.
    I tend to get free upgrades when I’m by myself for some reason.

    Bad:
    I miss my wife and sharing the experience with her. Even though it is her choice not to go, I do feel some guilt that she is not there. We talk daily on the phone, but it’s not the same.

  19. Gray

    Hi, JB, thanks for sharing your experience! I can’t argue with any of those. I can see how if you enjoy traveling with your SO, you would miss her when you travel solo. It’s a lot easier for those of us who are single.

  20. katie

    I will be going to L.V. alone for the first time in June. I really appreciated your blog about being solo. It took away my fears. Now I can look forward to it even more.

  21. CJ

    Oh yeah, I just booked my very first solo trip to Vegas about 2 hours ago. A little nervous but I know I will have fun. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. I even offered to pay people’s way but they couldnt find the time. Oh well, I will have fun all alone. Do what I want when I want, right? I mostly enjoy my own company anyway believe it or not. Not going until the end of July but I will keep all posted!

    1. Jen

      how was your trip in July (going alone) Can you recommend spots that were good , while going solo?

  22. Gray

    By the time you get home, CJ, you’ll probably be thanking everyone for not going with you. πŸ™‚ Yes, you’ll be able to do whatever you want. It’s awesome. Have a blast!

  23. Carl

    Great post, Great website, I have enjoyed viewing and read it, I’ve been to Vegas with my family two years ago. We really enjoyed it. Las Vegas is my favorite city. I have enjoyed it so much I have create my own website, much like yours for the same reason.

    All in all, it’s the freedom to do what you want when you want that makes going to Vegas. It is a great city.

  24. Gray

    Hi, Carl. Glad to hear from another Vegas fan! I couldn’t agree with you more about the appeal of the city. Cheers!

  25. David

    I just booked my first solo trip to Las Vegas next month. I’ve gotten sick and tired of waiting for friends to find the time or money. I’m staying at the Cosmopolitan — it seems like a party-centric hotel, so hopefully I’ll meet some like-minded boys and girls who like to dine, shop, and dance. (Not a gambler here, though.)

    p.s. I’m planning to visit some nicer restaurants (like Scarpetta and Le Cirque). Is it customary to make reservations for a party of 1?

    p.p.s. Wonderful website, Gray!!!

  26. Gray

    Congratulations, David! I think you’ll love the Cosmopolitan. Lots of great places to eat there, some cool bars, the pool area is very attractive, and yeah, a party atmosphere. As for reservations, it depends on how badly you want to eat at a particular place, whether or not you’re going to Vegas during a busy time, and what time you like to eat. If it’s Restaurant Week, for instance, I would definitely make a reservation, or for a Friday or Saturday night. If you tend to eat late, make a reservation just to be on the safe side. I tend to eat early, so I wing it a lot. There aren’t too many people in the high-end restaurants before 7pm in Vegas.

    Thanks for compliment about my site. I’m glad you like it! Have a great trip, David! Come on back when you get home and let us know how it went.

  27. David

    Thanks for the tips! I will be there on the weekend and probably eating late, so I will be sure to make reservations.

  28. JayN

    Love all the posts here. I’ve been to Vegas a few times and had a blast. Of course I’ve traveled alone for work many times. I sometimes enjoy the freedom to come and go as I please and not be on a schedule. I booked a trip to Vegas for this August (2 weeks) and before I booked I talked to an old college roommate to see if he wanted to come along. He said maybe but then as I thought about it, I figured why give someone an opportunity to ruin my trip (even if unintended) so I’m going solo. I have a pal who will be out there with his family for the weekend for an event and if I want company I can hang with him. I am curious about the Go pool as I’m staying at the Flamingo. Should be fun.

  29. Gray

    I like the way you think, Jay! πŸ™‚ I’ve been to the GO pool in the past. What do you want to know? I was only there in the morning, so it was pretty mellow–not too loud or crowded yet. Drinks were overpriced (they make you buy like a liter of water at a time!). They searched our bags to make sure we weren’t bringing food or drink of our own in. Seemed like a decent amount of sun and shade.

  30. Miller77

    Really glad I stumbled across this page… Such a wealth of information and advice that has answered most of my questions and concerns.

    I am going to Vegas solo in September for my first solo trip. I’ll be there for 5 comped nights (3 at the Rio, and 2 at Planet Hollywood).

    Dining solo had me somewhat nervous, but now that I have read these posts, I have no issues at all. I consider myself approachable and I am pretty easy going so I have a feeling that I’ll be able to meet up with some interesting folks.

    Thanks for all the great information!

    CM

  31. Jen

    So happy to have found this page.. I just googled ‘vegas solo’ and found this… I’m going for a long wkend in October and really contemplating whether or not to invite a girlfriend or just go alone. meet new people, enjoy the pool and relaxe… Can you recommend spots you know solos happen to frequent? Thanks

    1. Gray

      I don’t know as there’s any one place that solos frequent, Jen. But if you eat at the bar in most restaurants, you’re bound to run into other solos. Or playing video poker. I guess it depends too on whether you’re into the nightclub scene. You could probably meet some other solos there. I wouldn’t know.

  32. CJ

    Hey guys, I’m back! lol I really had so much fun. I went to some shows and I didn’t have to answer to anyone about anything! lol

  33. CJ

    I kept it limited because I wanted to watch the expensive ones. I saw Le Reve and Jubilee (the topless one). I absolutely loved Le Reve. I would actually see it again. Jubilee was cool but I was more into the costumes. I wasn’t very fond of the songs they were singing. They sounded a little too corny or something but it was a classic. I saw the volcano and the fountains that I didnt get a chance to see last year and I won $200. I did some shopping (because I am a shop addict) and I ate at the buffet which was surprisingly good. Oh and I saw the fireworks at the Treasure Island. It was all very simple but I wanted to save my money to shop and visit casinos I didnt last year. I really enjoyed myself and didnt feel uncomfortable at all. There are too many people there to talk to to feel awkward. I might do it again.

  34. Gray

    You won! That’s something I’ve never done in Vegas. LOL. Sounds like you had a great time. I think the fact that there’s so much to do all the time makes it really hard to find time to get bored or lonely in Vegas. Congrats on your successful first solo Vegas trip!

  35. Jen

    WONDERFUL TO HEAR, Glad you had such a fun time, sounds like a great trip, and also is encouraging.. making me think I will choose solo! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  36. db

    While I am not a Vegas kind of girl I am drawn to some of the shows so I’ve played with the idea of going for a long weekend on my own, I am going to feel way more comfortable after having read this post. Thanks.

  37. Geoff

    Wow! So glad to see there is a site devoted to singles or solos visiting LV. I usually travel by myself on Vacation. I have been to Vegas about 3 times but never by myself. I am going in a week for a week and really looking forward to some time by myself to do whatever whenever. Gray, you mentioned something about making dinner reservations. Is that also required if you plan on sitting at the bar? Great site btw!

    1. Gray

      Thanks, Geoff! I don’t normally make dinner reservations, because I’m an early diner. But if you like to eat late, you might find the restaurant pretty full, even at the bar. Depends on the restaurant, of course. Have fun on your first solo trip!

  38. Romelle Adams

    I feel that I always would want to go solo!! When I tell people that at home who never been they look at me like I’m crazy ,but I grew up as a only child so I love doing things solo anyway. Another reason that I like going solo is because originally I was suppose to go with family members who kept putting the Vegas trip off and it came to the point where I just left by myself and had a blast. At first I had second thoughts but upon arrival and meeting people instantly I knew that I made the right choice and will continue my solo trips here! I absolutely love this blog!

    1. Angela

      I too am an only child with a pretty small family and I actually enjoy being alone.I brought up the idea of a solo Vegas trip to my mom who completely shut down the idea without hesitation. This trip would be for my 21st birthday (whoop whoop) and since I have no friends older than me, they wouldn’t be able to join me in half the events I want to do. I don’t want to do the usual dinner date with friends, turning 21 should be a memorable time. But I totally understand where my mom is coming from with the creeps and predators. Gray, what do you think?

      1. Gray Cargill Post author

        Hi, Angela. I’m not a mom, but I’m going to side with your mom on this one. Celebrating a birthday in Vegas is a great idea, generally. However, your 21st birthday is a special circumstance. It sounds like the reason you want to go to Vegas is to party. Is that right? If that’s true, I personally think that having your first legal drinking/clubbing experience alone is not the way to go–and especially not in Las Vegas. If you had some experience under your belt, I wouldn’t worry AS much (though I think it’s always a bad idea for women to go clubbing alone or to drink a lot when traveling alone). You’re right, there are predators out there, and they look for young, inexperienced girls and if you’re alone, so much the better for them). You’re also right that your 21st birthday should be a memorable experience–and the best way to make those memories, in my opinion, is with your closest friends. I’d save a solo Vegas trip for later on, when you might be less interested in the partying aspects and more interested in the other great things Vegas has to offer, like shows, spas, dining, shopping, and attractions. That’s just my opinion. But hey, you asked. Good luck with your decision.

        1. Angela

          Thanks Gray! But I’m definitely not a big partier or drinker! I really wanted a relaxing time shopping at Ceasars and seeing Pink, and a few live burlesque shows and The Botanical Garden. I looked through your Solo Safety Tips and of course I won’t party to the wee hours by myself or wander the strip once it’s dark. But thanks for your advice and I will think about this carefully!

          1. Gray Cargill Post author

            I’m so relieved to hear it, Angela! Well, that’s very different then. There’s a LOT you can do in Las Vegas solo to have a fun and memorable 21st birthday without clubbing and drinking to excess. Like go see Pink! I bet her concerts are a blast. How about treating yourself to a spa day and a nice dinner? You can wander the Strip safely once it’s dark, I wouldn’t worry about that. (That’s actually when it’s the most fun for people-watching.) Just don’t wander onto the side streets OFF the Strip once it’s dark.

        2. Angela

          Now I am a bit more relieved! This is my last question, hopefully lol. I know that Brian posted about his experience on Caesars Palace, but could you give any recommendation on which resort to stay at between Caesars and MGM Grand? I’d really like something that has everything and I won’t have to leave the resort if I dont need to. Reviews from Caesars are that the in room tv is small, many guests received poor customer service and rooms are a bit outdated. MGM on the other hand has luxurious rooms with 5 pools (that I doubt I’ll take advantage on in January) and is a bit more pricey.

          1. Gray Cargill Post author

            The pool at Caesars is quite nice as well, but pools are a non-issue in January, trust me. Both resorts have “everything” you need so you don’t have to leave the resort if you don’t want to. When it comes to the cheapest, most basic rooms in both properties, MGM wins, hands down. But Caesars has more and better restaurants (and a far better buffet) and more to do on-site. There’s also a really nice spa (Qua) at Caesars, if that’s something that interests you. Overall, I’d say Caesars would be your best bet, as long as you don’t book a room in the Roman Tower (those are the oldest, shabbiest rooms and also the cheapest).

          2. Todd

            I would add that the central strip location of Caesars is a bonus as well. It’s much easier to walk to the other properties that are nearby, so you have more overall options. I almost exclusively stay at Caesars, but then again I’m a total rewards guy so I get pretty good deals there and freebies nearby at harrah’s, the quad, paris, etc.

            I’ll also throw out there that I saw Absinthe last time I was there and LOVED it. Highest recommendation. Have fun!

  39. Serenity

    I’m so glad I found this site, reading all these solo experiences is very encouraging πŸ™‚ Traveling to Las Vegas solo for the first time in December. Managed to get straight A’s in all five of my classes this semester and I wanted to treat myself. I’m not really a gambler (went to Vegas once before with a few friends and played a couple slot machines) not into clubs, staying at the Trump which is a quiet non gaming hotel. I simply got tired of hearing from friends “wait let me check some things to see if I can make it” but then never get back to me. Either you can or you can’t! So far I have a cirque ticket to Ka, plan to stroll through the Bellagio winter theme display, see The Hobbit, eat out here and there, visit the Secret Garden if weather permits. Simple stuff really. The only issue that made me hesitant was safety since Im a single female but I think a combination of common sense and being aware of my surroundings at all times will suffice. Thanks everyone for sharing your stories!

    1. Gray

      You’ve got an awesome plan, Serenity! Sounds wonderful to me. As you say, use common sense, and you’ll be perfectly safe. Congrats on the straight As!

    2. LDionne

      I’m going to Vegas by myself on Dec. 23 and 24th……my bday is the 26th so I wanted to do a little something for myself beforehand. This inspired me.

  40. SGoods

    I was very skeptical about traveling alone. I took my 1st alone trip and I loved it. This site is helping me get over my fear of going to Vegas alone. I’m tired of waiting for people to get themselves together. I’ve never been to Vegas and I’m anxious to go.

  41. Kimberly

    I was so glad to see this page! Last year, I ended up in Vegas alone by accident… Friend had an emergency, had to leave. I was terrified that my trip was ruined, but it ended up being the best vacation I’ve ever taken! Stress truly goes away when the only person you have to worry and deal with is yourself!

  42. Clarissa

    Thanks for your article!! I am traveling to Vegas at the end of March to see Shania Twain! I have had a few friends and my Grandma call me crazy…why would I not travel with people..why don’t I wait…the regular. But, its not gauranteed that shania will be giving concerts in the future. She is on my bucket list of people to see, so I decided to stop letting it stop me. I want to explore vegas, but I dont gamble..I want to go to a club one night to see how different it is from back home, but I dont know where a good one for solo travelers would be

    1. Gray

      Don’t let anyone call you crazy, Clarissa, I think that’s a great reason to go to Vegas solo! There are so many things to do to keep busy. You’ll have a great time. As for clubs, I’m sorry to say I can’t help you there. I don’t go clubbing. But have a great time!

  43. Danny

    I leaving to celebrate my 42nd bday solo on Wednesday 2/27/2013. I need to get out of Seattle and need the sun. If anyone wants to meet up for a drink. Let me know?

  44. Melissa

    I am going solo to Vegas March 9, 2013, and am very apprehensive about going alone. I am really apprehensive about hitting the clubs solo, but i like to just hang out sometime and people-watch. Ok, so this might cover me for one-maybe two nights, but im going for 7!! I kinda figure on doing one of the evening ghost hunt tours, so theres 3 days……now what? I really wanted to go with another person, but everyone is tied up, either financially or other responsibilities. I have put this off for the last 3 years because i figured i would look like an oddball going by myself. Please help me with any ideas. Oh, i DO know that i will be visiting, if not staying at, the Monte Carlo Hotel/Spa. I figure i deserve to be pampered a little.

    1. Gray

      Melissa, I usually go for 7 nights and I’ve never been to a club in my life. Here are things I do to fill my evenings: Go to a dueling piano show (or 2, there are several); see a show or 2 (Blue Man Group is at the Monte Carlo and they are fun); head downtown to Fremont Street one night to check out the scene there (stop and watch the spray paint artists, go ziplining under the canopy, watch the overhead light show, etc.), go to a movie (I rarely have time to do this at home, so it’s a treat for me), go up somewhere high, like the Eiffel Tower or the Stratosphere to get the view of Vegas all lit up at night, go listen to a live band in a lounge. Trust me, once you’re there, you’ll be surrounded by so much to do you’ll wonder where the time went. Have fun!

    2. LOVEVEGAS

      Hey Melissa,
      I am also a female going by myself (27) tomorrow. Las Vegas is amazing. I have been there twice, and there is always so much to do. Some things I want to do this time that I haven’t yet are check out the Bellagio free botanical gardens and also get a day-pass to one of the spas. These run around 30 dollars. Also more hot tub time! There are so many people there. I would hang out where classier people are if you want to find people to chill with. Last time I went I met two really cool guys from Scotland. I ended up going out to dinner with them with my friend. They were just looking for people to hang out with, and didn’t come on to me at all. Just a pleasant dinner with great conversation! Europeans are great to talk to. Check out some bars and see if some cool non agenda seeming people want to hang out. If not, move spots!

    3. cesar

      hi mellisa, im actually going by myself may 4th, 2013 I was also skeptic but im deciding just to go and im sure i will have fun and get that well needed alone time.

  45. Lauryn

    Hey ya’ll…I just got back from a Las Vegas trip where I was solo for 2 1/2 days after a work conference ended and I can’t tell you how much I reccomend vegas for a solo trip. The weather and pools are amazing right now and great for relaxation and getting tan, the spas are unbeleivable, the nightlife is second to none and the shopping is fabulous. Vegas is great solo because you will never be lonely…it’s very easy to strike up conversations with people at the pool, at the bar or on the casino floor. Everyone is a tourist in vegas and looking to have a good time..highly reccomend!

    1. Zana

      Ok I’ve been reading some of the blogs here and feel juiced up again! It comes and goes when I realize that I will be in Vegas ALL ALONE from May 6th – 11th. I had planned to go with a male friend; however, he is taking too long to get his $$ together and well.. I’m not waiting. LOL I look forward to my experience…………!!!!

  46. MeToo

    Totally solo in Vegas right now (been here just 12hrs). Looking forward to making use of these tips πŸ™‚

  47. Treetop

    Traveling to Vegas in a couple of weeks alone. Never been to Vegas, heres hoping its everything people keep saying it is πŸ™‚

  48. Rob

    I’m from the east coast, and I’ve been to Vegas twice. Once with a friend, and once alone. I have to say, going alone ROCKS! I do whatever I want, whenever I want. I did have fun with my buddy the other time, but not everyone wants to do everything I want to do. It’s Vegas! I’m leaving in three weeks and I can not WAIT!!!

    1. Gray

      Hi, Rob – Great to hear from you! You’re right about the freedom of traveling alone. I wish I were going to Vegas in 3 weeks. Have a great time!!!

  49. Jayne

    My husband doesn’t like Vegas so I have gone twice in the last 6 months with girlfriends…and I’m going back in 2 weeks ALONE! Friends are fine but…I’ve had them talk my ear off, follow me to the bathroom talking (PLEASE!), get wasted and I had to babysit them, wait on them because they don’t walk as fast as I do, and worst offense ever – totally ruin my shopping, the thing I like the most in Vegas…..I cannot and should not shop with other people. So all I can say – I’m REALLY looking forward to my solo trip in May!!

    1. Gray

      Oh, Jayne, I hear you on all counts. Enjoy your solo trip! You may not want to go back to traveling with others after this….

  50. Louise

    I’m going to Vegas by myself next month. Is getting to and the Fremont Street Experience ok to do it alone or is it better to get a taxi. I’m quite happy walking around by myself and really looking forward to seeing some shows.

    1. Gray

      Louise – It’s very easy to do alone. You can either take a cab (I usually have the cab take me to the Golden Nugget, from which I then walk through the property to Fremont Street) or take the SDX (Strip & Downtown Express) bus from one of its stops on the Strip to Fremont Street. It’s quicker and more expensive by cab, of course. Expect the bus to take half an hour to an hour, depending on where you pick it up on the Strip and how bad traffic is. You can also take the Deuce bus if you’re in no hurry at all, but it is excruciatingly slow because it stops at every stop along the way. Fremont Street is definitely worth the trip. Have fun!

  51. Mel

    I just wanted to say I really appreciate this blog. I have read through the countless post made by others describing their experiences and its really made me super hopeful and excited about my up coming trip. I have been to Vegas more times than I can count but never alone and decided to get myself an early birthday gift and will be Vegas bound in 2 short weeks!! This will be my first solo trip, and figured the city I love would be the best first one. I was starting to have a few second thoughts though, more so because I was worried I would get bored alone. But after reading some of the comments and looking your Top 10 Reasons, I am sold. I’m super excited and cant wait to leave! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Baby!!

    1. Gray

      I’m so glad you’ve found it helpful, Mel! Vegas is a perfect first solo trip, in my opinion. Especially since you’ve been there before. I think you’ll love it. Happy Birthday!

  52. Donovan

    Going on my first solo 6/10-6/13! Flying out of LGB and staying comped at Luxor. I’ve been looked at like I’m crazy, but I think it will be a blast!

  53. Venus

    I’m so happy to see this page. I’ve been to Vegas twice but I was with my parents and my 2 kids since I’m a single mother. Me and my friend booked a flight 2 months ago to Vegas and unfortunately she can’t go πŸ™ now I was trying to figure out if I should go alone or not. Well, if I go it would be my first time. I’m familiar around the area but still debating if I should go or not. I was actually scared to take a cab by myself since the departure time is at 11:55 pm. I tried to re book the flight and oh my it was like I’m paying twice πŸ™

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Venus – Yes! Go alone! Especially since you’re a single mom–you totally need some “me” time. And there is no better city on earth to pamper yourself than Las Vegas. There’s nothing like the freedom of being able to do anything you want to do on vacation without having to worry about someone else’s needs. If you have the budget, definitely treat yourself to a little spa time. πŸ™‚ No need to be scared to take a cab by yourself. The worst that would happen is they might try to longhaul you. Just tell them not to take the tunnel.

  54. stephie0816

    I’m seriously considering my first solo trip to Las Vegas sometime during the spring of 2014! I’ve been to Vegas twice previously with my best friend, but she’s having huge financial issues and I don’t see her being able to make the trip this time. But why should I lose out on the yearly adventure!!! I’m a married mom of three little boys with special-needs, and the alone time will be much needed! My only problem? Convincing my husband I will be okay alone in Vegas! I’m so glad I found this site, I’m going to be showing it to him when I let him know my plans for my first-ever solo vacation!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Sounds like you really need the trip, stephie0816. If it makes your husband feel any better, tell him visitor surveys have shown that 11% of all Las Vegas visitors go solo. You won’t be the only one, that’s for sure. I’ve been traveling solo to Vegas for 12 years, and I’ve been perfectly safe. Just stick to the tourist zones, you’ll be fine. I have confidence you’ll be able to convince him. If it helps, you might also show him this article I wrote on my other blog a couple of years ago, about my married friend and why a little time alone was exactly what she neede: http://solofriendly.com/eat-pray-love-and-the-importance-of-solo-travel/

  55. Dave

    Thanks everyone for the great ideas. This site is awesome. Take off solo on the 26th for 6 nights. Cant wait. I figured I would find cool things to do once I arrived but its nice to have pretty good ideas. As for the day spa is it something guys do? I am an 8th grade teacher and would love a day of relaxation but I really dont want to be the only guy there. Any ideas would be huge.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Hi, Dave, I can’t say how often or how many guys do day spas, but I did see some men in the co-ed lounges at Canyon Ranch (which, by the way, has amazing facilities) on my recent trip.

  56. Cindy

    Where to stay?? Since traveling solo..you pay for a room all by yourself. How do you get comped rooms or where are the deals? Thanks

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      You can get comped rooms by gambling at a certain level (the level depends on the resort), or by playing MyVegas on Facebook. Where to stay–if it’s your first trip, I’d try to stay on the Strip. If you are on a tight budget, you might consider Downtown (Fremont Street) or off the Strip. Though I will say that hotel rooms in Vegas are much cheaper than most U.S. cities. You get a lot more bang for your buck here. Even though you have to foot the cost alone, where else can you get a decent hotel room in the center of the action for as little as $40/night?

      1. Winnie

        Hi Gray Cargill,

        I liked your site. I will be going on a solo trip to vegas (sept 3rd-7th). Would it be safe on the strip as a young woman? My arrival will be around 10:30 pm in vegas, I do not know if I should schedule an airport shuttle bus or get a cab. If I do not schedule one, will I be able to get one at the airport? I am debating myself if I should schedule one. If I do, what would happened if my flight got delayed and I paid for it already.

        1. Gray Cargill Post author

          Hi, Winnie, Yes, the Strip is as safe as anywhere for women. Believe me, I wouldn’t go every year if it weren’t. I generally arrive after 9pm. 10:30pm isn’t really “late” in Las Vegas. Things are usually just getting started about then, so there will be plenty of people out and about, and everything is well lit. If you don’t mind going the slow way to your hotel, the airport shuttle is a bit cheaper than a cab. But you may have to stop at several other hotels before you get to your own. I would not bother booking online ahead of time. You can do that when you get to the airport. If you take a cab, tell them not to take the tunnel (if they take the tunnel, they’re longhauling you.) As a young woman, I would just caution you not to drink *too* much (be aware of what’s going on around you at all times) and be very, very careful if you go to nightclubs. Don’t let your drinks out of your sight. If you carry a purse, wear it across your body. Then relax and enjoy yourself!

  57. Yolanda

    I am coming to Vegas solo for my 40th Birthday in twelve days (all my friends bailed on me). I have no problem going by myself, but I am glad I found this site. My really good friend from High school lives there so I will at least have somebody to celebrate with.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      What a great place to spend your 40th, Yolanda! I think I’m going to do that on my 50th. Glad you’ve got a friend there to help you celebrate!

  58. travelinsiders

    Hey Gray, Thanks for the great information. Going to Vegas for girls weekend Oct 3-7, but I will be solo on the 3rd, before they arrive. Thinking of having dinner at the bar L’Atelier. Is this still a good choice for solo female? Thanks!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      I should think so. I haven’t eaten there, but only because it’s so expensive. If I won a boatload of cash at the slots, I’d celebrate by eating there.

      1. Linda R

        I have been trying to talk my sister into going again in two weeks since we went in June but my pregnant niece went and well, kinda killed the fun. She was sick, tired, etc. I have been more times than I can count but never alone. No one can go now and I have a window of opportunity before I start a new career venture. I have been doing things alone forever but this one makes me a little anxious. I enjoy my time alone and never get enough so this blog has helped me see that I am not alone. I need to make that last minute reservation!

        1. Gray Cargill Post author

          Yay! Go Linda! I think you’ll realize Vegas can be a blast when you get to do everything you want to do at your own pace, no negotiations with someone else. Have fun!

          1. Linda R

            I booked my trip last night and I got an excellent deal at the Palazzo! I’m so excited! I cant wait to have six days to myself! My sister thinks I’m crazy but I’m so glad I found your blog!

          2. Gray Cargill Post author

            That is great news, Linda! OMG, you are going to love the Palazzo! It’s way more space than a solo traveler really needs, but we all deserve to be pampered in that kind of luxury once in awhile. πŸ™‚

        2. travelinsiders

          Linda, Good for you!! Not sure when you will be there. But I will be there solo Oct 2 and 3 before girlfriends arrive for the weekend. If you are there at the same time, maybe we can meet for a drink? Could be fun. Anyway, let me know if it works for you. Christene

  59. Ravenrois

    I love to travel alone, the best thing about it for me is I get to be totally selfish, if I want to do something I do it and if I don’t then I don’t, I don’t have to worry about compromising my own enjoyment for others and I don’t have to waste valuable time coming to a consensus(it’s a holiday not the UN General Assembly) .

    The worst thing about solo travel for me is the reaction of my friends and family they act like I have a mental illness because once in a while I like to have a little me time and vacation on my own.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      People who have never traveled solo just don’t get it, do they, Rose? It’s so nice not to have to worry about anyone else’s needs, wants or demands for a little while.

  60. Liz

    I have travelled to Vegas before, but with a group of ladies. I want to go in December by myself, but I am one the fence if it will be safe or not. I have common sense, so I don’t think I would get into any bad situations….I need help to decide.

    1. ContactRida

      Don’t walk. Run to Vegas solo!!! You will love the freedom of doing whatever you want. If you want to sleep in and watch tv. Done. If you want to lounge at the pool all day drinking mojitos. Done. If you want to gamble and take in shows. Done. Just go. Post what you decide. I may be up (financially) for Vegas in December.

      1. Gray Cargill Post author

        Sing it, Rida. I was reading a really good book while on this trip and kept wanting to just find a quiet space where I could sit and read for awhile. Not what I normally do in Vegas, but really satisfying nonetheless. Couldn’t do that with a companion.

    2. Gray Cargill Post author

      There’s no question it’s safe, Liz, as long as you stay in the touristy areas. Don’t wander off alone off the Strip or away from the canopy downtown at night. And be very careful if you go to nightclubs. Those are the sketchy places for women, in my opinion. December is a fun time to go because the resorts all have Christmas decorations up (check out Bellagio Conservatory and the atrium at the Palazzo).

      1. Liz

        Well everyone, I booked my trip to Vegas today! I am going to see ‘O’ at the Bellagio, and I am going on a bus tour of Vegas. Wish me luck!

  61. Todd

    I loved this post. Finally someone summed up what I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to explain to my friends and/or family when I’ve mentioned that I’m going on yet another Vegas trip by myself. I’m up to about 20 Vegas trips and half have been alone, and half have been with others, and I’ve pretty much always had a better time alone, than dealing with a group or a companion which always results in me being annoyed. Great post!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Hi, Todd! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I agree that it’s hard to explain the appeal of solo Vegas travel to some people. I’m not sure if it’s that we’re more independent than most people, or if it’s that they need to have people around all the time and can’t conceive of doing things on their own. Or maybe a little of both. But I think all Vegas fans should try a solo trip at least once so they can see what it’s like. And hey, thanks for your support in the Trippies!

      1. Todd

        Thanks Gray. Glad I found your blog and am looking forward to future posts! I’ll actually be in Vegas solo a week from today. Good luck in the Trippies !

  62. Jason Schembri

    I’m going by myself next month, January 2014. It will be my first time. I do feel weird about it because people usually go in groups and people will probably wonder what I’m doing there by myself. Advice please?

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      No need to feel weird about it, Jason. Quite likely no one will give you a thought at all unless you do something to draw attention to yourself. How often do you wonder about the lives of other people when you’re out with a group of friends? Most people won’t notice that you’re there alone. It’s actually not that unusual to see people alone in Vegas. In fact, many people who travel to Las Vegas with a friend or partner often split up and do things separately (one goes to gamble, while the other goes to shop or eat); and there are a lot of people who are in Vegas on business by themselves. As long as you act comfortable and confident (notice I said “act”–you may not feel those things, but pretend you do), no one will think twice about you being alone. So don’t sweat it. Just go and have fun!

      1. Liz

        I just got back on Dec 4, and had an awesome time! The shows I saw were great, and I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all. I would do it again in a heartbeat! In regards to being by yourself – no one really knows (or cares) if you are alone. If you see someone walking down the strip alone, they could be meeting the rest of their party or simply enjoying their own company. It is much easier to find good tickets to shows i(especially last minute) if you only need to seat one!

        1. Gray Cargill Post author

          Yay! Glad to hear your trip went well, Liz (not that I doubted it for a moment). πŸ™‚ EXACTLY–no one knows you’re alone, People split up all the time from their traveling companions. And yes, I call that “the single seat advantage”. Works with bar seating, too.

  63. Todd

    Solo to Vegas in 24 hours! Can’t wait! One of the reasons why I go solo to Vegas so often (in addition to the 10 great reasons stated in this article) is because I primarily play poker when I’m in Vegas. Poker is not really a group activity like Blackjack or Craps, or even Slots. Basically if you’re playing in say a nightly poker tournament you could be there a long time (you want to be there a long time) staying alive in the tournament and trying to make the money. That makes it very difficult to nail down dinner plans with others, you don’t know if you’ll be in the tournament for 5 minutes, or 5 hours! Also since Poker is primarily a confrontational game amongst the players, you don’t really want to be sitting down at a table with all your friends taking their money.

  64. Rida

    I am booked SOLO for Vdara: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 – Fri, Sep 5, 2014 * 12 nights. I am so stoked!!!

  65. Rida

    Thanks Gray! I wish I could go in October but I will be in school. I only saw shows the last time I was there. Maybe this time I will see sights. I will def take advice from your best of lists. Maybe next October I can do Vegas for your annual meetup:) Vegas on three. 1-2-3-VEGAS!!!:)

  66. Cassiano

    Gray, I really enjoyed this post. I’m used to make solo travels, but just inside my country (Brazil). I’m going to NYC next week (work) and I have an opportunity to stay 8 more nights in Vegas for vacation. I’m not concerned about be alone, but I don’t speak english very well (cause I only read some texts and write emails here, I never practice conversation). Do you think this can screw up my nights there?

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      That is a good question, Cassiano. I have no personal experience with visiting Las Vegas using English as a second language, so I can’t say how difficult or easy it might be. But I’ve visited other countries where I don’t speak more than a handful of phrases and I got by just fine. I think in most cases, people (especially in the tourism industry) will be patient and try to understand what you are trying to say to them. If you have access to a smartphone, you might consider downloading a translation app. Good luck!

  67. Linda R

    I had a trip booked in oct. but was unable to go so I just booked a five night stay at the Paris (I’ve stayed many times) for the end of the month. So excited! My first solo trip to vegas and I’m excited to be able to do what I want to do for six days. I start a new job the Monday after I return so I figured I need to do this since I won’t have time off for about six months. I read your blog on breakfasts and I must say the Earl in miracle mile is fantastic. I will visit it again.

  68. Leslie

    Hi! I’m 60 and am thinking about going to Vegas alone this summer. In good heath and have been to vegas many times – I feel comfortable there and know my way around. Have split up many times from friends on past trips and met up with them later. I loved been on my own-but still feel a little nervous about being entirely on my own. Should I?

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Leslie – Yes, of course you should go! No need to feel nervous. You’ll have a blast. If you’re concerned about safety, you can always make arrangements to check in with a trusted friend or family member at regular intervals (via cell or email) and give them a general sense of your plans. Otherwise, just go and have fun.

  69. chelsuz@yahoo.com

    I found this article on a friend’s Facebook page and I wanted to share my experience. I just got back from Las Vegas last week, and it was a truly wonderful vacation! It was my 27th birthday and I wanted to see Britney Spears. The only person I could rely on to not break plans, and who would be able to afford it, was my mother. She’s 62 years old with a heart condition, so my point in this is comment is that of course I enjoyed her company but the parts when I was alone in Vegas were very enjoyable and not at all scary. As I’m sure like every hotel is in Vegas, you don’t even need to leave your hotel resort. On our last full day, I explored the hotel and it’s shopping mall and I loved it. Walking the strip was a blast too. After coming home, I did seriously consider going back to Vegas and I thought I wouldn’t even mind going alone. I would encourage any woman, who is responsible, to do it, as I myself might some day. The only thing that would bother me is the McCarran Las Vegas airport. I’m originally from the DFW area and the size and business of the LV airport was extreme. Oh, and the food prices in LV, holy cow. But I would be willing to set aside my MLV airport fear and go πŸ˜‰

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Hi, Michelle – Thanks for stopping by to share your story! I think a lot of people find themselves surprised by how easy and “not scary” solo time in Las Vegas can be. I’m glad you had the opportunity. I’d encourage you to go back alone some day. You must have flown into Terminal 1 at McCarran. That’s the busy terminal. Terminal 3 is practically a ghost town. LOL.

  70. Raphaelle

    Traveling to Vegas solo for the first time in April! So happy to have found this site. I am very nervous but have everything I want to do and see planned out. I usually travel with friends or family and I think it will be refreshing to be able to do what I want when I want to. Nothing sucks more then waiting for your girls to wake up and get ready when you have been ready to roll since 6am!

      1. Traci

        Thanks!! What will the weather b like 3/31-4/4? I’m thinking cold but not as cold as this -9 degree weather here in upstate NY today… Ugh

        1. Gray Cargill Post author

          I can’t say this far out, but since it’s already in the 70s in Vegas, I’m sure it will be exactly what the doctor ordered after a long, cold upstate NY winter, Traci. (It’s also pool season.) πŸ™‚

      1. Gray Cargill Post author

        Even if the weather’s not good, you’ll still have a good time, TDOT. It’s hard not to have a good time in Vegas. So much to do. (That’s after March Madness, right?)

  71. TDOT

    I’ll be the week of March 23rd so yes, assume its after MM. I just hope its not raining.. then you can’t enjoy the sun as much!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      With an average of 210 sunny days per year in Las Vegas, I’d say the odds are in your favor. January is supposed to be the rainiest month there.

  72. Linda R

    I just returned from my first solo trip to vegas and except for becoming symptomatic of the flu while the plane was landing, I enjoyed it and will do it again! Unfortunately I was sick the first three days and couldn’t eat so I don’t have much to share about restaurants, etc. but, I noticed that not only do the timeshare people leave you alone but the stripper solicitors do as well and I met some really nude people. I believe that I wouldn’t have had hose conversations if I was with someone else. I also asked for a room close to the elevators so I wouldn’t be going to my room alone down some long hallway. I always felt safe at the Paris and I felt totally safe his trip. I think I need a do-over since I was sick half the trip but I loved the last two days and hit four art galleries that day! I will go again!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Oh, Linda, I’m so sorry to hear you got the flu while you were in Vegas! It sucks to be sick in Vegas. πŸ™ I’m so glad you were able to salvage the trip in the long run and enjoyed yourself, though. Yay to the restorative powers of Vegas! Ha, I love this: “I met some really nude people.” LOL.

  73. Rob

    I’m still laughing at Linda’s auto-correct issue. I originally thought it was “rude” and thus wondered how she enjoyed herself.

    But for auto-correct to change “nice” to “nude”…..that’s awesome. I would love to see some more of Linda’s texts! πŸ™‚

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      There you go, Linda. I think Rob’s got an idea there: You can create your own blog “Autocorrects from Linda’s Texts”. I’d recommend tumblr. People would love it. πŸ™‚

  74. Jonathan Holt

    Im going solo in May (been twice one as teen w/parents second work related no fair) but this is a vacation i plan on starting at the welcome to las vegas sign and working my way up how far is it to mandalay bay is it walkable or do i need a cab or bus?

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      If the temperatures aren’t too hot, Jonathan, you can easily walk from the Welcome to Las Vegas sign to Mandalay Bay. If it’s really hot, though, you’d want to catch a cab from Mandalay Bay and have it wait for you at the sign for the return trip.

  75. rita young

    planning trip in sept 2014 of course–will b 2nd go round 4 me solo @ im 67 yrs young—truely blessed & happy

    1. Leslie

      Rita-I wrote earlier that I was 60 years old & may go to Vegas later this year-ist time solo.I’m nervous but after reading your blog, I feel better about it! What hotel have you stayed & where are you staying on your next trip? I can’t make up my mind. Thanks for your help

  76. Jess

    Hi! I am going to Las vegas in April with my Dad. I am 22 and he is 66 and we have decided to do our own thing once we get there if we dont want to do what each other is doing so as to maximise our own visits. The only thing I’m a bit worried about is going to a concert (Ellie Goulding or The Naked and Famous + The 1975) on my own at night. I would be quite nervous standing on my own as I would feel vulnerable.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Hi, Jess – First of all, congratulations on striking such a great balance on the trip with your dad. An equally independent travel companion is the best kind! Second, I’m not familiar with those performers, but I wouldn’t hesitate to go to a concert I wanted to see in Las Vegas. (Unless there’s something about these particular acts that bring out the weirdos?) Just googled it, and it looks like they’re all playing at venues on the Strip. There’s no reason to feel nervous. Just keep your money/ID/credit cards hidden, don’t accept drinks from strangers, and don’t go anywhere private with anyone you’ve just met. You should be fine. If you feel vulnerable because you think people will wonder why you’re alone, they probably won’t. Everyone’s going to be too busy paying attention to the performers to notice the random solo in the crowd. So go, have fun! Come home with great stories for your friends. πŸ™‚

  77. Daniel S.

    Love this post! I been traveling solo for a couple years now but never to Vegas! But I plan to this summer. (hopefully). I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion for hostels? I usually stay in hostels for the price, and to meet fellow travelers. I have always had a blast in hostels while traveling solo, looking for one in Vegas to enjoy! Any recommendations people???

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      I’ve never stayed in a hostel in Vegas, Daniel, so I can’t help you there. Sorry. Maybe someone else can?
      But you should know that on weekdays, you can often get a private hotel room in Las Vegas for $20/night +/- (look at Downtown hotels, Excalibur, Riviera, Stratosphere and Circus Circus especially), so a private room might be in your price range. Of course, that doesn’t help with the “meet fellow travelers” part of your desire for a hostel.

  78. Tina Christie-Rowlings

    At the end of May (May 20-23) will be my 6th trip to Vegas, and my 3rd time going solo….. First solo trip, I stayed at Treasure Island, and had so much fun wandering to the Mirage, and going across the strip to the Venetian, and the Palazzo, and the Wynn…..

    Last year, I stayed at the Aria, and loved it so much, it’s where I’m staying this year (compliments of MyVegas)……. I love to travel, and since i’m single now, solo travel is the only way for me….

    If anyone is in Vegas from May 20-May 23rd, would love to get together for a drink or two…..

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      I’ve never even visited Palace Station, let alone stayed there. What’s it like, Jonathan? You must rent a car when you’re in town.

      1. Jonathan Holt

        This is my first stay there got a comp for friday and my usuall hotel the quad was way over priced not renting a car hotel has a shuttle to fashion show mall as well as airport I going to buy a 3 day bus pass To get around

  79. rita young

    Hi Gray–Leslie wanted 2 know the hotels i stayed in-well the Harrarah’s is the one i will return 2 in sept its nice and safe plus its in the middle of everything -also try Paris its nice and you will feel safe there also–Enjoy your solo moments and have a blast–Gray love your blog

  80. Leslie

    Thanks Rita & thanks Gray for all the info you provide- love reading all of it- Probably going to Vegas in mid-September.

  81. Esmer

    So glad I found this!! Im planning to go on monday. I have the tickets already! I was supposed to go with my boyfriend but we got into an argument and he is not going! I really want to go. I paid for the tikets and I dont want to loose that money! But I dont know if I should go alone. This is going to be my first time there and dont know what to do when Im there all by myself. Should I go or just forget about it??

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Hi, Esmer – Definitely you should go, and enjoy yourself! You can do whatever you were planning on doing with your boyfriend, but do it alone. Gamble, see some shows, have some nice meals, laze around the pool, do some sightseeing. LOTS of people go to Vegas by themselves and most of them have a great time doing so.

    2. Todd

      I’m heading to Vegas solo tomorrow (Fri.) and will be there the whole week for a conference. This’ll be my 10th (or so) solo Vegas trip. I think you should definitely go. It’ll be fun, and if you’re in a pinch I’ll have a drink with you.

      -Todd-

      1. Esmer

        Yes Definitley I’ll be there! I had be thinking about it and if my plans were to go Im gonna try to have fun out there. And yes Todd maybe we can have a drink or so Im gonna be by myself!

  82. Leslie

    I’m going to Vegas in Sept. & have been checking out hotels. I’m thinking about Monte Carlo or Treasure Island. The price (with a package deal) are very reasonable & the rooms look nice & are not huge to navigate. I was just wondering if you or any of your readers have stayed at either one. Thanks- I love all your blogs!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Leslie – I have stayed at both and would again. TI has the nicer rooms, but overall, I like Monte Carlo better (better location for the things I like to do, better pool area, better restaurants, and tram to Bellagio). But if quality of the room matters the most to you, go with TI. Their pool area isn’t bad, it’s just not as good as Monte’s. The rooms at Monte Carlo are really showing their age.

  83. Krystal

    I’m going to Vegas in July for the first time. Although I won’t exactly be going alone (cousins wedding, family etc) I’ll most likely be alone most of the trip to not be a ‘tag along’. Exploring through this sight has put me to ease of going ‘alone’. I’ve bookmarked this page and plan on using it!

  84. Mr. Kelly S

    Hi I just found this sight and love it. I have been going to Vegas for the last five years by myself as a friend of mine back out on me one spring so I took the trip by myself. It was the best time I ever had in Vegas. I still go to Vegas with friends but in the spring it always by myself. The couple of things that I like best about being alone out there is I go to bed and wake up when I want and when I am hungry I find a place to eat. I meet people from all over the world out there.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Yours is a familiar story, Mr. Kelly S – A lot of people start traveling solo because a friend backed out on them. Las Vegas is a great place to meet people, isn’t it?

  85. Raphaelle

    I’ve just returned from my solo trip to Vegas. I had a wonderful time! Harrah’s was great and in a wonderful location despite some of the negative reviews. Ellis Island, Pyramid Cafe, Mon Ami Gabi and Hash Hash A GoGo were awesome for breakfast! I had many Groupons for restaurants for the evenings which saved quite a bit of money. Never felt awkward eating by myself.
    My only tip would be comfort before fashion. I paid the price in blisters.
    I would go again by myself anytime!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Hi, Raphaelle! Yay, another solo success story! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. Oh, I totally second that–comfort before fashion. So much walking in Vegas!

  86. Megan

    I’m getting ready to go alone for the first time in the next few months! I’ve never done anything like this before and i’m so excited! You’re post was great, definitely made me feel a lot more comfortable embarking on a journey like this alone, thanks Gray!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Woohoo, first trip! Go Megan! I’m glad my post put you at ease about your decision. I hope you have a great time! (I’m pretty sure you will.) πŸ™‚

  87. Melissa

    Hi! I’m headed to Vegas on June 4th till the 9th.. Any other solo travellers heading to Vegas that week?

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Yeah, me, Melissa! LOL. Too bad you’re leaving on the 9th, I’ve got the meetup on the 10th. I could probably meet up with you separately at some point. Email me if you want to set something up: gray@vegassolo.com

  88. Sonny

    Glad I found this! I’m going on June 19th to the 22nd. Friends backed out but I’m still going no matter what! I feel better after reading this! Hope I make new friends!

  89. Rita

    Wow. I’m inspired…..It’s my birthday and once again a friend backed out…..but I might just take myself there!

  90. NanoPlayer

    I just stumbled across this site and have really enjoyed it. My wife and I visited Vegas many times over the years. She passed away a few months back, and I’ve overcome some reluctance and scheduled a solo trip for November. Friends and relatives have offered to join me, but, frankly, I need to do this on my own. This site makes me more comfortable with the idea.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      I’m sorry for your loss, NanoPlayer. If my site has helped you become more comfortable with the idea of a solo trip, then I’m glad. That’s why I write it. It can be hard to learn to travel alone after you’ve always traveled with someone else, but it can also be a powerful experience. You really learn what you’re capable of when you travel alone. You may have moments of loneliness (we all do), but try to push past them. Best of luck and I hope you have a wonderful trip.

  91. aoefe

    This is an awesome blog, I’m thrilled I found this the day before I go to Vegas not the day after. Whatever doubt I had about my decision to go by myself has vanished. Thanks! πŸ˜€

  92. Andrew Fry (@andrewfry72)

    I’ve been to Vegas twice before with family, in 2003 (Luxor) and in 2010 (Aria). I’ve been following your blog for quite some time which has encouraged me to book my “solo” trip (I arrive next week!) I’m travelling from the UK and I have used up my frequent-flyer miles to get seat and room upgrades so it should be a special trip. Much like your recent visit, I’m splitting my nights between the Strip and Downtown to get the full experience with minimum taxi fares! Whilst it won’t be a completely solo trip (my sister and brother-in-law arrive a few days before), I’ve been re-reading the old blog entries for last minute solo tips.

  93. Tom

    I went last year to Vegas with a friend of mine. It was a great experience. So, on October/November I’ve decided to hit “The Strip” alone πŸ˜‰ I was a little bit concerned about my solo-trip. But your suggestions helped a lot! Thanks for that!

  94. kim

    I am single after 32 years and love Vegas….I have never been alone, but I really don’t want to wait till I meet someone etc. So after reading this I am going to go alone and do all the things I love. πŸ™‚

  95. jenn

    My friend backed out from our 1st Vegas trip at the last minute. The hotel wouldn’t return tmy money.

  96. Kelly

    Jenn Take the trip by yourself. Vegas is a blast when you don’t have to bother with other’s plans. Do what you want when you want. In fact I leave on the aug 31st for my second one of this year of many solo trips. If you need help just read through this website or ask Gray or look me up I would be glad to help

    1. jenn

      I’m just nervous about going alone for my 1st time there but I don’t want to lose my money for the flight that was already purchased and from the hotel. Its a 5 day trip. So that means I would be alone in Vegas for 5 days. I’m not supposed to leave until sept 5th though.

      1. Gray Cargill Post author

        No, you don’t want to lose your money! Backing away from this trip and losing your money would be the worst thing you could do. There’s no need to be nervous, Jenn! Vegas is a really easy first solo trip. You’ll probably be in one or two tourist zones, primarily. The Strip is just one long street up and down, so you won’t get lost there. There’s tons to do. Go, see a show or two, hang out at the pool, have some great meals, do some sightseeing, maybe some shopping, maybe a day tour, check out some attractions. There’s so much to do, you won’t get bored. Just enjoy the fact that you can do whatever you want to do without worrying about what anyone else wants to do. Go, have fun!

        1. jenn

          Thanks! This is helping me a lot! I’m gonna go. I hate to waste money and I got a really good deal on the trip. Besides, its my birthday. YOLO, right?!

      2. Linda Richards

        I went on my first solo trip to Vegas in February, after many times with others, and except for getting sick, I had a great time. I ate where I wanted to eat, went to the galleries, gambled as much as I wanted and slept as late as I needed. Fabulous time! It really helped when I found this site though as Gray offers many good tips. Have a great first solo trip!

        1. Gray Cargill Post author

          Getting sick on vacation is no fun, is it, Linda? Yet somehow, you can still manage to have fun in Vegas, even sick. It’s that kind of city. πŸ™‚

    2. Gray Cargill Post author

      Thanks for encouraging Jenn, Kelly. You both are going at the best time of year to visit Vegas. Great weather and not as crowded (since everyone is starting the school year here in the U.S.). I’m jealous! Enjoy it!

  97. Kelly

    Jen I am glad you are taking the trip. Like Gray says there is so much to do that you can do by yourself. If you are a shopper there is great malls there also. Boy if it was just a little earlier that I would be in Vegas but I am only there till Sept 4th I would be able to give you a hand. Jenn if you would like maybe Gray could send you my email and I would be glad to help you with any questions.

      1. Kelly

        Thanks Gray. I helped a few of my friends here go on their own and just to here how it went is just amazing. Sometimes they find new things that I did not know about. In fact here is one that is on my list. Did you know that they have a cupcake vending machine at the Ling. Pay your money and then watch a screen of the machine moving to get your cupcake and put it on the dispenser shelf for you to take.

        1. Gray Cargill Post author

          Yes, Kelly! It was on my list to try on my last trip, but then I wasn’t feeling well, so I didn’t eat as much as I usually do, so no cupcake. πŸ™ That’s the Sprinkles cupcake machine. They also have a retail store at the LINQ, but from what I hear, it’s quicker to get something from the machine.

  98. Andrew Fry (@andrewfry72)

    I can recommend the 24hr Aria Cafe for solo breakfast diners. The huge windows and high ceiling make it a pleasant space to be. There are a number of “bar stool” style seating areas towards the center of the room, populated mainly by solo diners, along with regular seating elsewhere. I preferred this to the Claim Jumper at Golden Nugget. Prices were similar, but the room was a little dark and the breakfast food items adequate at best.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Thanks for the suggestion, Andrew! I don’t hear much about this place, but I’ve wondered. It does seem very bright and sunny. I like that. But I really like the counter seating you talk about. I’ll add it to my list.

  99. Adrian

    I just got back from Vegas two weeks ago and had a blast. Made some money to cover a second trip. I had plans to go to Vegas with a friend of mine on Sept 21, but my friend likely won’t be able to make it. I decided if I can find someone to go with then great, but if not, I will be going solo. I am very close to a gold level M-Life tier, and I want to at least attempt to obtain it before the counter resets in October.

    I may be switching it up to a week earlier from Sept 14-18 due to cheaper flights. If anyone else is gonna be there solo and wants to meet up for a beer or a show, I would love to hear from you.

    I love this site, and some of the things listed as reasons to go solo are definitely advantages I’ve thought about before.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Wow, I wish I could win enough money to pay for a Vegas trip! Nice job, Adrian! I won’t be in Vegas then, but hopefully somebody else here will be. In any case, have a great time!

  100. Leslie

    I’ve contacted you a few times. I mentioned that I was 60 yrs old and was thinking about my first solo trip this summer. I’ve been there many times and know my way around. Well I am leaving for vegas this Sunday and am so excited. The plans have changed though- my brother and sister-in-law are going too,so my solo trip will have to wait! Whenever I mention that I want to go.,there’s always someone that wants to come. Were staying at Planet Hollywood- have read very mixed reviews about it but it’s in an excellent location. Counting the hours!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Hi, Leslie! LOL, that’s the danger in telling people you’re going to Vegas–they might want to come along! But hey, as long as you’re happy about it, that’s all that matters. Have fun!

    2. Kelly Schillerstrom

      Leslie
      No worries on Planet Hollywood I just stayed there in July and the room was nice. Check my review on tripadvisor. You can still do your solo on this trip just not the whole trip. I use to go with a friend and we would stay five or more days. On one of the days we would split up and do our own thing solo from the time we woke up till dinner time and then have a great dinner talking over what we did.

  101. Leslie

    Kelly

    Thanks for the reassurance about Planet Hollywood! I’ll have my own room so I can come and go as I please without waking anyone. I’ll definitely go on my own a few times! Thanks again.

  102. Leslie

    Gray-Just returned from Vegas and as always had a great time! We saw Terry Fator and his show was non-stop laughing-paid a hundred dollars which included dinner buffet at the Mirage(buffet also included all the wine @ beer you wanted-big drinker as I am, I had a lite beer!) Also saw Million Dollar Quartet which was terrific- I’d go see it again. The Quad which is now The Linq Hotel & Casino is now renovating all its rooms- Might be a good place to stay next time. Usually when I come back from a vacation, I’m good for a few months-when I come back from Vegas I just want to go again…………..next week! Message to Kelly-you were right- my stay at PH was just fine!

  103. Kelly Schillerstrom

    That great news to hear that all went great. Funny you mention The Linq because I am planning on staying there in the spring after all the rooms are redone

  104. richard o halloran

    Has anyone stayed in the new York new York hotel and if so could they tell me about it im going next june as a solo traveller and as a solo traveller will I enjoy vegas,Richard from Ireland.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Good question, Richard! Can anyone help? I have not stayed there myself. (My aunt has and she liked it, but she wasn’t solo.) I do like the casino to play in, and Il Fornaio is a good restaurant, plus they have a great dueling piano show. But that’s all I can tell you.

      1. Leslie

        Richard- I’ve stayed at New York,New York a couple of times. My stays were great. I especially like the cobblestone walkway that’s filled with small restaurants where you can get a quick bite to eat. It’s made to look like the streets of N.Y. I was also very lucky there! Have a great trip!

  105. Kelly Schillerstrom

    Hi Richard
    I have stayed at NYNY a couple of times also. I did not care much for the zigzag halls but that is part of the way the building is. I liked the New Yorker tower room better than the Empire tower room. Try to stay away from the Chrysler tower unless you want the view of the mountains because I am told almost all of those rooms face the mountains. They have a restaurant named the American. It has a really cool map on the ceiling but any way they do have a bar for eating at which is most of the time open. You can wait for a table or walk right up to the bar and get served right away. When I stayed there I ate breakfast every morning there. They also except M-life reward points as payment. If you need soda or snacks for the room CVS is just past the Monte Carlo short walk. Make sure the night before you check out or the morning of you visit the M-life desk to see if they will comp any money off your room for the play you had. This is not your point play money this is a hidden thing they do and not every one checks and as soon as you check out it is gone.

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  107. Katie

    I’m debating on going to Vegas alone, all of my friends say its a bad idea, but none of them have the money to go or they have kids and many excuses. After reading this page, I’ve decided to go and enjoy myself! Thanks for all the helpful advice!

  108. Drew Richardson

    Great blog! Just wanted to add another voice to the chorus of approval regarding travelling alone to Vegas.

    I’ve been to Vegas eight times – and five of those, I was alone. By far, this is the best way to do it.

    When I remember back to trips I’ve made to Vegas with others, the word that springs to mind is compromise. As others have stated, you end up waiting around for people. You can get dragged to bars and clubs you have absolutely no interest in being in. When you go to sleep, and when you get up, may not be of your own choosing. And I think there’s actually something about Vegas that can heighten irritation and potentially arguments with other people. I’ve experienced this myself and have heard the same of others.

    But being there alone is like a breath of fresh air. It’s the perfect city to do precisely what you want, when you please. Fancy some fast food, or a restaurant you like the look of as you walk past it? Go for it. Want to chill out back in your hotel room? Done. Want to take in a show? Go for it. Or spend a couple of hours wondering the casinos? No problemo. Fancy just relaxing in Starbucks with a coffee for an hour? Done deal. Or slowly ambling around the Forum Shops? Great idea. You get the picture!

    As others have rightly said, no-one could give two hoots that you’re on your own. It won’t even get noticed. Most people tend to be in a slightly heightened state walking around Vegas, as they’re merely intoxicated by being there – so you can well and truly fly under the radar.

    So for anyone unsure about it, don’t be: just go and do it. My advice would be not to plan too much, and just play it by ear and do what you feel like doing when you get there. You. Won’t get bored, I promise!

  109. chentdl wascher

    What to do for my 51st birthday I am coming to Vegas September 19th thru the 21st of September 2015 flying into Vegas solo what is there to do for celebrating my birthday ? Leave comments please

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Well, chentdi, you’ve got an entire city at your disposal. How you celebrate your birthday depends entirely on what you enjoy doing. Some people might just go out partying all night. Others might splurge on a spa day followed by a nice dinner and a show. If you’re one of those people who like to celebrate by doing something extreme on your birthday, there are all those death-defying rides at the top of the Stratosphere that will make you very happy to be alive afterwards. πŸ™‚ Check out the “Things to Do” category on this website for some ideas.

  110. Mark

    Going in a couple weeks right after Thanksgiving. Solo of course. People don’t like to go with me anyway because I have my own agenda once I get there. One very important rule for me once I get there is, no gambling until after 7:00pm. Most everyone I’ve gone with in the past gambles at the sight of a slot machine (even at the airport) and I think there is so much more to do during the day. Like jump off the Stratosphere Tower. πŸ™‚ Viva Las Vegas!!!

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Have you really done that, Mark? Jumped off the Strat? Wow. You are a braver person than me! You certainly picked a good time of year to visit Las Vegas. Enjoy!

      1. Mark

        I did it last year for the big 5-0. This year for the big 5-1, I’m going to give the SlotZilla zip line a go. Thanks for the great info. Glad to see I’m not the only one that goes to Vegas solo.

  111. Marie

    I went to Vegas for the first time for Halloween 2013. I’m an older woman and Vegas was on my bucket list since I was 18. I went with a boyfriend at the time because I was afraid of going alone. No one could find the time or the funds to come along. So I convinced my boyfriend to take time off work and I would cover all the expenses.
    I have to tell you he’s no longer in my agendas

    Something happens when you get to Vegas. You discover another side of everything you know including the people you think you know.

    Haha the joke was on me. I wanted the security of not being alone and what I got was the burden of having someone raining on my parade everyday of the trip.

    I’m planning to go in February this year and yeah Vegas I’m coming SOLO! I’ve decided just this week and this is why I ended on this site so thank you because now I feel even better to go Solo.

    I’ve been called crazy by my family already but this is what is crazy. Someone borrowing your camera then leaving it behind at customs , the same someone getting drunk and passing out and snoring during Zarcana. And that same someone getting stuck in the Aria’s washroom and threatening to break the door down if not released in 2 minutes. This is what’s crazy that someone hanging on your back while you’re gambling someone wanting to eat pot pie when you feel like having sushi. Someone collecting hooker cards to brag, someone dragging their feet and complaining about shopping , someone wanting to sleep while you wait and setting rules for you where and when you can go where you want. Now that s crazy !

  112. Jean

    I’ve just discovered this website and I’m so glad I did. I’ve always gone to vegas with several friends, but there’s always been squabbles and arguments like what Marie described, and so much wasted time waiting for others, doing the ‘what do you want to do, I don’t know, what do you want to do’. Last time I went just two of us went and had a lot of fun. Now that I’ve taken early retirement (yay!) it’s difficult for my still working friends to get time off and to get a commitment from them, and my husband isn’t really into the vegas thing. I’ve been considering going solo, as I would often do my own thing there anyways; slots, hours at pool, freemont or strip hopping at night, shopping shuttle to Primm, and just wandering the strip. Reading here what others have discovered going solo I’ll definitely be booking a trip once pool weather is here, early May is my goal, can’t wait…so thank you all for posting your suggestions and your positive experiences going solo!πŸ˜„πŸŽ²πŸŽ°πŸ’°

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      Jean – You’ve expressed exactly why so many of us go alone. You should definitely go for it, sounds like you already have the solo mindset to make it a success. Have fun!

  113. Lou

    I’m about to go to Vegas in 3 days.. My first ever vacation, and I’ll be going solo. I have to admit, I’m really nervous.. I just want to have some fun, and not just waste money for no fun. Any advice for me will be really appreciated.

    1. Gray Cargill Post author

      You’ve never been to Vegas before, Lou? In that case, your best free thing to do (no wasting money) is just sightseeing up and down the Strip and on Fremont Street. Check out the free attractions, like the Bellagio fountain show and people-watch. Vegas is a whole other world. And really, there’s no need to be nervous. Everyone is having fun in Vegas, solo or otherwise. Treat yourself to things you might not at home (a nice dinner, a massage, etc.), but mostly just do what you want. That’s the beauty of solo travel. There are no rules. Each one of us gets to have the vacation WE want, and Vegas offers options for all tastes and preferences. Check out potential things to do in the “Things to Do” pages of this website (see navigation bar at the top of every page). And have a great time!

      1. Catt

        Your site is awesome Gray!!! I visited Vegas for the first time last year, with a friend who’d been many times before. This was good because he knew about lots of things to do and see, and not so good because he basically planned out our entire trip based on his preferences. I had fun, but it was go go go, and I never even saw our pool, despite the fact I brought two new swimsuits!! I’m going again next week, by myself, and while I’m a little nervous I’m a lot excited to put a suit on and lay by the Flamingo’s pools. And shop, and play slots, and have a cocktail, and sleep, and anything else I feel like!!!

        1. Gray Cargill Post author

          Catt – I’m so glad you’re giving solo travel a try! Vegas can be so much better when you get to do what you want to do instead of what someone else wants to do. I hope it’s good pool weather for you!

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