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25 Top Vegas Packing List Items for 2024 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring

25 Top Vegas Packing List Items for 2024 + What to Wear & NOT to Bring
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Las Vegas is the notorious party playground for adults. Whether you’re going for a getaway, a conference, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or a spontaneous trip with your friends – it’s the perfect destination to let loose!

The key is knowing what to bring, what to wear in Vegas, and what NOT to pack. I also include general FAQs about Las Vegas.

Whether you’ll be spending your time at the exclusive casino pools, shows, clubs, and shops, this packing list has everything you need for a spectacular trip to Sin City.

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What to Pack for Vegas – 25 Essentials

  • 1. Gorgeous Outfit

    Vegas is the land of showgirls, resorts, and nightlife – so an evening out on the town in Vegas calls for a killer outfit! Go bold with a super sparkly dress or an attention-grabbing jumpsuit like the one pictured. This one is not too expensive, will elongate your figure, and have all eyes on you.

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  • 2. RFID-Blocking Neck Wallet

    As lively as Vegas is, it tends to attract certain unsavory types, thieves and pickpockets chief among them. A smart way to protect your valuables, including your phone, credit cards, I.D., wads of cash, and important documents, is to use a high-quality neck wallet. This one has clever RFID-blocking technology that means e-thieves won’t be able to scan your credit cards or financial information from afar. You can wear the wallet under your shirt while gambling or walking through the strip for peace of mind.

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  • 3. Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger

    Whether you’re out hiking in the Nevada desert or exploring the Vegas Strip, you don’t want to be interrupted by hotel runs to recharge your phone, camera, or other electronics. This power bank is a lifesaver! It holds multiple charges, and it’s very tiny, able to power your items while it’s tucked safely in your purse or bag. You may find that some casinos and event locations have recharging stations, but it costs quite a bit to use them, so having your own portable charger is ideal.

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  • 4. Cooling Towel

    Vegas is located near Death Valley, which hits temperatures of 134°F/57°C. To cool down quickly, I would highly suggest bringing cooling towels. These babies work like magic, dropping to 20-30 degrees lower than the air’s temperature for up to an hour. Simply add water, wring out, and enjoy the sweet relief. I wrap it around my shoulders, neck, or head to ditch the sweat and enjoy hot days for longer.

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  • 5. Hangover Relief

    You might see many vacationers wearing sunglasses, hiding from fluorescent lights, dragging their feet, and fighting a gnarly headache! That’s because many tourists come to Vegas to drink and party. Even if you don’t drink a ton, the warm weather can dehydrate you more quickly. Use these natural hangover relief supplements to stay ahead of hangxiety. They are miracle workers and way better than spending half your trip in the bathroom. Take 1-2 before bed and thank us later!

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  • 6. Travel Insurance for Las Vegas

    Not all things that happen in Vegas – stay in Vegas. Travel insurance is a non-negotiable for any traveler because it protects you against delays, cancellations, baggage loss, theft, evacuations, and other common travel issues, so you don’t have to foot the bill.

    We use Faye because they have completely evolved the insurance game! As the first 100% digital insurance provider, claims are quick and easy through their mobile app. We were reimbursed quickly and skipped the typical stacks of endless paperwork. They even have plans that cover ‘trip cancelation for any reason,’ which allows you to get a refund if you change your mind. It costs 3% of your trip on average, and you won’t regret having it.

    Travel Insurance for Las Vegas

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  • 7. Packing Cubes

    Packing cubes are well worth the investment – these luxury organizers make packing and finding your items much easier, literally turning stress into tranquility. I label each cube (tops, pants, essentials, etc.) and no longer have to rummage through bags. They’re compact, come in several sizes, are washable, and will last a lifetime so you can continue using them on your other trips.

    Available on with an exclusive 15% discount using the coupon code “HERO”.

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  • 8. Packable “Just in Case” Bag

    There are many unique finds in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Not only does the Strip have exquisite luxury shopping (check out The Forums Shops at Ceasar’s Palace), but you can find authentic goods like Navajo turquoise jewelry, Nevada whiskey, wine, chocolates, art, photography, and custom chips or dice. Whether you buy gifts for loved ones or clothes for yourself – this “just in case” bag is for those unplanned purchases. It folds to the size of a wallet on the way there, and on the way back, it counts as your personal item.

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  • 9. Swimsuit Cover-Up

    A fashionable swimsuit cover-up is a must-have. The pool scene in Vegas has a life of its own – many of these resorts create a club-like atmosphere and seas of people flock around and in the pool. For walking around the hotel or grabbing a snack down the strip, a daytime cover-up like this one is the perfect way to protect your skin from sun over-exposure while looking sexy but modest. Not to mention, unless it’s a swim-up bar, most hotels will require shoes and a cover-up to eat there.

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  • 10. Handheld Cooling Fan

    Deserts tend to be hot… no kidding, right? Don’t underestimate the luxury of this fan that will help you keep cool as needed. Don’t worry about looking touristy – the ratio of tourists to locals in Vegas is already so high that you won’t need to fret about sticking out. Save yourself the discomfort of being overheated with a personal, hand-held cooling fan.

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  • 11. Quick-Dry Travel Towel

    From pool parties to hiking to hot springs, you’ll be glad you packed a travel towel with you on your vacation. This towel dries quickly, is incredibly soft, and can easily be stored in any backpack or handbag. It’s breathable and dries 10x faster than cotton. Resort towels are fluffy and bulky, not practical for carrying around all day. This one is light as a feather so it’s fantastic for little trips you might have planned around Vegas or relaxing by the hot tub.

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  • 12. Travel Garment Steamer

    Packing compactly and efficiently often means scrunching up certain items, including your finest party outfit. Irons provided by accommodations are often dirty and their heat levels can be unpredictable, so a hand-held steamer is the best way to avoid ruining your favorite outfit. This is the one we have, and it’s incredibly highly-rated. For the sake of your looks, it’s definitely worth it to bring!

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  • 13. Activated Charcoal

    Without getting into too much detail about the kinds of shenanigans that most people get up to while in Las Vegas, I’d like to suggest a quality hangover kit. Make a quick pack of your preferred pain killer, Alka Seltzer, electrolytes to help rehydrate you, and activated charcoal to absorb any lingering toxins in your system. It’s best to use as a quick fix for food poisoning, so if you feel a stomach ache coming on, take 1-2 of these as a preventative measure. Many hotels offer health kits at the front desk, but they’ll charge you an arm and a leg for them, so bringing your own is the way to go.

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  • 14. Virtual Private Network (VPN)

    If you’re unfamiliar with VPNs, now is an excellent time to learn. Whenever you use public Wi-Fi at a hotel, nightclub, restaurant, airport, or any other place – you’re putting all of your data at risk if it’s not shielded via encryption.

    NordVPN adds a layer of protection for your internet data to prevent hackers from accessing your personal or financial information! Don’t learn the hard way like I did on a recent trip where my credit card number was stolen. This security blanket is crucial for all global travelers and we even use ours for domestic protection.

    Another handy feature of VPNs is that in countries or locations where the internet is censored, it can act as a “key” to unlock your access so you can surf the web just as you do at home. It’s very affordable and a necessity for safe internet use.

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  • 15. Lightweight Daybag

    A daybag is a good idea for carrying the items (camera, water bottle, sunglasses, wallet, etc.) that you need with you during afternoon excursions or exploring the surrounding areas like the Grand Canyon. It’s made for travel, so it’s very lightweight and comfortable on the shoulders, perfect for hiking or shopping to your heart’s content.

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  • 16. Luggage Locks

    I’ve had things stolen from my suitcase after checking it at the airport. Now, I never travel without this TSA-Approved Luggage Lock Set. They are 10x harder to crack than a typical 3-digit lock, so I can travel without worry at crowded attractions, hostels, or any place where my belongings are out of my sight.

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  • 17. Filtered Water Bottle

    Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Not to sound like a parent here, but it really cannot be stressed enough. Vegas is in the middle of a desert, and the heat from the sun is only magnified by all of the reflective surfaces and blacktop pavements around the Strip. Pair these elements with the fact that most people indulge in dehydrating activities while in Vegas, and it’s a recipe for potentially dangerous health issues. Bring a water bottle with you to help you stay on top of the matter, and help you save on purchasing bottled drinks while you’re out! It’s a great money-saver and removes bacteria, noticeably improving the taste of your water too.

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  • 18. Discounted Tickets on Vegas Attractions

    Get Your Guide is our favorite booking platform for the best tours worldwide. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive option, check out the Las Vegas: Go City Pass which offers access to more than 45 popular attractions.

    Between the pool hopping and Cirque du Soleil performances, you’ll find no shortage of excitement in this Disneyland for adults! But don’t forget that some of the best things to do are right outside of Sin City, like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Emerald Cave, and Zion National Park.

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  • 19. Universal Waterproof Phone Case

    The pools of Vegas are next level. With 40-foot sports screens, celebrity DJs, swim-up bars, and gourmet food – you can easily get caught up in the chaos and lose your phone. Defend your lifeline against any water, sand, or scratches with this universal phone case. It costs virtually nothing and could literally save you thousands of dollars, don’t risk your phone when alcohol is involved.

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  • 20. Fashionable Walking Shoes

    You’ll be walking – a LOT. Cabs are expensive in Vegas, so you’ll want to walk anywhere you can. I went to Vegas in a solid pair of shoes that still gave me blisters because the walking was more than I expected. Plus, walking is the best mode of transportation for seeing various street performers and window shopping. These are super comfortable and chic, easily dressed up or dressed down as well.

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  • 21. Anti-Blister Balm

    The strip is about 4-miles long and the hotels are larger-than-life, so you can find yourself really tired from just getting around each day. Keep your feet comfortable and blister-free with an anti-blister balm. Considering how hot it can get in Vegas, you don’t want to have sweaty, chaffing feet. From your most comfortable sneakers to nice (but not-so-comfortable) dress shoes, anti-blister balm will help you stay on your feet as you explore.

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  • 22. Hanging Toiletry Bag

    You’re going to bring along a lot of standard toiletries, skincare, and styling items, and I doubt you’ll want to pack and unpack all of those things every single time you use them. Keep your sanity and maintain your routine with this hanging toiletry bag. A hook hangs on the door to give you easy, shelf-like access to your products without having to pack and unpack every item to find the one you need.

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  • 23. Rosewater Facial Spray

    The combination of sun, alcohol, smoke from various sources, dry air, and dust from the surrounding desert – can really take a toll on your face. This spray is a great soother and will help you maintain the health of your delicate facial skin while you’re in Nevada. With vitamin C and rose, it smells heavenly and is a nice refresher after long days outside and late nights in the clubs.

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  • 24. Electrolytes & Energy Boosters

    With all of the aforementioned heat and alcohol – your electrolytes will get depleted. Even if you don’t choose to drink and just hang out by the pool or walk along the Strip, these lemonade packets will supercharge your water with vitamins and nutrients. You could also pack these natural energy boosters with green tea that are a great little pick-me-up!

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  • 25. Portable White Noise Machine

    Trust me, Vegas is noisy ALL THE TIME. There’s a reason it’s called “The City That Never Sleeps.” It’s smart to bring a portable white noise machine for your room while you sleep. This one is pocket-sized and perfectly compact for travel. It’s also wise to bring an eye mask to help shut out the bright lights from outside.

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What to Wear in Las Vegas

Las Vegas holds a spot on the bucket lists of party-seekers from all over the world. On your trip to Sin City, you may find yourself relaxing at exclusive pool parties, watching thrilling circus shows, dining at world-class restaurants, and dancing at pulsing nightclubs.

Make sure you pack for every occasion – think swimsuits, trendy daytime outfits, and some nicer clothes to wear out at electro concerts. If that’s not your scene, Las Vegas has plenty to offer in terms of outdoor adventures and day trips – so bring some athletic clothes! Bolder is better in Las Vegas, so go for bright colors and statement accessories.

What should WOMEN wear in Las Vegas? – (Click to expand)
Below is a sample women’s clothing list. (All items link to for your convenience).

For most ladies who come to Las Vegas for a weekend, the standard nighttime attire is a tight, short, possibly sequined dress. Bring one of these if you’d like to fit in with the crowd, or opt for a more adventure-friendly romper or jumpsuit. Everybody will be dressed in flashy, sometimes revealing clothing, so don’t worry too much about modesty. During the day, you are likely to end up at a brunch with bottomless mimosas, or at a fancy hotel pool (or pool party!). Bring casual but cute daytime outfits, like high-waisted shorts and a tank top or bodysuit. Make sure to bring a few swimsuits as well.

What should MEN wear in Las Vegas? – (Click to expand)
Below is a sample men’s clothing list. (All items link to for your convenience).

It’s time to break out the v-necks, pastel trousers, and Hawaiian shirts. For nighttime, anything goes, but I would recommend bringing some black slacks, nice button-down shirts, dress shoes, and a tie. For daytime, bring swim trunks, shorts, and a few v-necks or tank tops. Make sure you bring a blazer or jacket if you are planning on dining at any of the five-star restaurants or getting into any clubs.

Packing for the Seasons in Vegas

WINTER – December & January:

Believe it or not, Las Vegas can get fairly cold in the winter. If you are visiting during this time, make sure that you bring jeans and a jacket, and possibly an umbrella or rain jacket. Winter gets the most rainfall of any season during the year in Vegas!

SPRING – February, March & April:

Spring is definitely one of the best times of the year to visit Las Vegas. The temperatures are cooler than in summer, but you still get plenty of sunshine. Pack what you would pack for summer, plus a light jacket and close-toed shoes.

SUMMER – May, June, July, August, September:

Summer in Las Vegas can get stiflingly hot. This calls for cut-off shorts and tank tops, sundresses, and swimsuits. Pack all of the above, plus airy scarves, sturdy sandals, breezy tops, and comfortable cotton shorts.

FALL – October & November:

Fall is another popular time to visit Las Vegas. The heat of the summer has passed, but you still have plenty of daylight hours and a very slim chance of rain! Think about bringing layers. Pack a few sweaters or jackets that can be layered on top of each other. A cute beanie and some heeled booties are a good idea.

How to dress for activities in Vegas – (Click to expand)

Shows & Concerts – A night out in Las Vegas may mean heading to a concert or circus show! Going out to an event is a great excuse to dress glamorously and wear a killer outfit. You can go bold with a super sparkly dress or jumpsuit, or keep it classy with a little black dress. For men, chic slacks and button-downs are key.

Sightseeing – Maybe you’re headed to Belaggio Gallery of Fine Art, or the iconic Madame Tussauds wax museum, or possibly the Stratosphere Tower Observation Deck to catch a great view of the city. When you’re out sightseeing for the day, bring comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes. Shorts and tank tops are great, as well as comfortable sandals and a pair of sunglasses!

Clubs – The rule of thumb for dressing at Las Vegas clubs is to be stylish and sleek. Flashy and gaudy is okay, too. For women, wear a pair of comfortable heels, and whatever dress or sparkly outfit your heart desires. For men, wear dress shoes, nice pants, button-downs, and maybe even a jacket, depending on where you’re going.

Restaurants – Las Vegas is known around the world for its high-class and varied restaurant scene. Don’t be afraid to dress to the nines if you’re headed somewhere nice. If you’re going to a chilled-out brunch by the pool or patio of your hotel, jeans, a t-shirt, and a sunhat is perfectly fine.

Outdoor activities – If you have any outdoor activities or tours planned during your Vegas trip, make sure you pack accordingly. For tours of the Grand Canyon, or the Hoover Dam, bring comfortable walking or hiking shoes, and workout attire. If you are doing a cruise on Lake Mead, a swimsuit and sleek coverup are key. It may be a good idea to bring some athletic clothes, in case you want to zipline down the strip or end up at SkyZone Trampoline Park.

What NOT to take to Las Vegas

  • 1.Hair Dryer

    Almost every hotel and lodging has one!

  • 2.Hula Hoops

  • 3.Megaphones

  • 4.Vuvuzelas

  • 5.Pets

  • 6.Bath Salts

  • 7.Flammables

  • 8.Firearms

  • 9.Sharp objects

  • 10.Liquids

  • 11.Household tools

  • 12.Camping equipment

  • 13.Medical tools

  • 14.Various miscellaneous items

What clothing should I NOT wear in Las Vegas? – (Click to expand)
To be totally honest, you cannot go wrong with what you wear in Las Vegas. No matter what you wear, there will always be someone on the strip who is dressed more outrageously than you. Leave the warm winter jackets and ugg boots at home, since temperatures remain fairly mild year-round. Cast your worries aside and enjoy Sin City!

FAQs about my Vegas trip

  • 1. How can I plan the ultimate girls’ getaway weekend in Vegas?

    How can I plan the ultimate girls’ getaway weekend in Vegas?

    Take a look at and set an alert for cheap flights to Las Vegas! If you’re road-tripping, use the Roadtrippers app to find awesome hidden gems off the beaten path. Just make sure you leave room for spontaneity when possible – there are all kinds of things to do and discover in Las Vegas! There are many things that many women tend to want to do in Vegas that men often have less desire to do, such as poolside lounging, spa days, shopping on the Strip, and fabulous brunches galore. If you can, try to focus on the activities you won’t get the chance to do on a less female-specific trip.

  • 2. What kinds of things are there to do in Las Vegas during the day?

    What kinds of things are there to do in Las Vegas during the day?

    Vegas is well known for its nightlife – casinos, clubs, bars, and shows – but it also offers a wide array of things to explore during the day. The city if in the middle of an incredibly beautiful desert, which is pretty foreign to many people.

    Check out options for canyon tours and day hikes if you feel like being active! If not, look for great deals on spa visits or opt for a poolside lounge day at your hotel. Vegas also has some great restaurants to keep you well satisfied.

  • 3. Is Las Vegas a safe place for women and men traveling solo?

    Is Las Vegas a safe place for women and men traveling solo?

    Yes! Vegas may be Sin City, but it’s not as dangerous as it sounds. This is, primarily, because there are so many private security teams along the Strip. They protect hotels, casinos, clubs, and anyone else who can afford to hire them to keep theft and acts of crime or sleaze at bay. Pair this with an on-point police force, and Vegas is a fairly tight ship.

    Now, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precautions! There are still pickpockets and scammers to be aware of, not to mention the usual dangers posed to women in bars and when drinking. Women should guard their drinks closely and never leave them unattended – the same goes for purses. Everyone should keep their valuables secured on their person, and avoid flashing any expensive jewelry or large winnings (if they happen to score at a casino!).

  • 4. How do I keep my face from breaking out when I travel?

    Bring everything you normally use on your skin with you on your trip and try to stick to your usual routine of cleaning and treating blemishes if possible. Dry airplane air, an unfamiliar climate in Vegas – the desert – and all of the eating and drinking most people do while they’re in Sin City can take a toll on your skin if you’re not cautious. Be sure to bring a great facial toning and hydrating spray, and maybe even a face mask or two!

  • 5. How can I avoid overpacking for my Vegas trip?

    How can I avoid overpacking for my Vegas trip?

    Before you commit to bringing anything, make a list of what activities you’ll be doing throughout the whole trip. Plan out each day’s outfit, and try to stick to items that can be re-worn and repurposed.

    For example, a simple black dress that you can wear during the day with sandals can also be dressed up for going out at night by adding some lipstick and cute jewelry. By bringing multipurpose clothing items (a sort of capsule wardrobe), you can pack much lighter.

  • 6. How do I choose the right bag to bring with me to Vegas?

    It’s all about personal preference! A rolling suitcase is always a good option if you want to save yourself shoulder or back pain. Another thing to think about is how much you’ll be needing to carry around with you during the day. If you’ll be doing active things like hiking, bring a travel daypack that’s lightweight and can be compacted down into a very small size when you don’t need it.

  • 7. What is the rule for carrying on liquids on a plane?

    According to the current TSA regulations, you are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.

  • 8. What counts as liquids?

    Any liquid, aerosol, gel, cream, or paste. This includes contact solution, mascara, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, etc. Keeping your liquids in a separate zip lock bag will make the security process go so much more quickly.