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10 Things That Need to Be on Your Las Vegas Packing List

Wondering what should be on your Las Vegas packing list? Here’s a roundup of items to help you prepare for your trip.

Designer Suitcase

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First off, you’ve got to have something fabulous to stow everything in. Show everyone in Vegas that you’re a high roller by investing in luxury luggage.

Energy Shots

One thing many people forget to put on their Las Vegas packing list is energy shots or powder packs. Unless you’ve got unusual nighttime powers, you’ll need these to stay up late multiple nights in a row. Or to perk up the following morning.

Lip Balm

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In the Mojave Desert, the blazing sun can do a painful number on your lips. Preempt its chapping power by being religious about applying a beeswax balm.

Bathing Suit

Actually, make that multiple bathing suits. Pack at least two so that one can dry while you wear the other. These are an absolute must on any Las Vegas packing list. Ladies can stay fashionable at the pool with a unique bathing suit like this one from Trina Turk and men can keep their swim trunks playful with a print like this one from Theory.

Essential Oil Spray

In Las Vegas, you’ll need all the freshness and energy you can get. So bring along an energizing essential oil spray, which as good for musty rooms as it is for sweaty bodies.



Sleep can be hard to get in this raucous town, so when thinking through what to pack for Las Vegas, don’t forget earplugs in case you end up in a hotel room with thin walls and noisy neighbors.


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Another solution for the noisy neighbor problem is an excellent pair of wireless headphones—also wonderful when you’re trying to focus on the slots.

Water Bottle

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This is the desert, don’t forget, and it’s easier than you think to get dehydrated, especially if you’re partaking in all the nighttime drinking. Prevent that problem by bringing along an easy-to-tote water bottle.

Sleeping Mask

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In Las Vegas, beauty sleep is an important but scarce asset. To help assure your eight hours, strap on this silk and lavender eye pillow so that you get some high-quality shuteye.

Anti-Theft Travel Wallet


Thieves are as rampant in Las Vegas as they are in any other major tourist destination, and possibly even more so here thanks to the heavy emphasis on frequent money exchange, probable inebriation, and inhibitions generally being down. Protect yourself during your most party-delirious moments with an affordable five-pocket money holder, which stashes your cash and your cell phone, and, as an added bonus, blocks RFID transmissions to protect your credit cards from e-thieves.

The challenge of packing for Las Vegas is you need variety. While “practical” may not be the first thing that comes to mind, remember to bring comfortable daywear for sightseeing, swimwear for your pool time, and evening-where for nights out. Here’s some more items to pack for Las Vegas.

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–Original reporting by Avital Andrews. Follow her on Twitter @avitalb.

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