Keila Misdom, a Tic Tac influencer and exotic dancer, was born and raised in Las Vegas and has worked as a stripper in the city for eight years. During her time there, she saw many tourists who did not make the most of their trip.
Don’t venture far from the Las Vegas Strip
Along nearly 4 1/2 miles Las Vegas Strip is often the first place tourists head to due to its many hotels, bars, restaurants and attractions. However, Misdom recommends getting away from the Strip for part of the trip.
She said she suggests visitors visit one of the “many fun places to visit in the city,” such as Fremont Street, a popular destination for Vegas locals it’s known for bar hopping.
“My favorite place to visit, which tourists should also visit, is the Downtown Summerlin Mall, where there are fun bars, restaurants and many great stores for shopping,” Misdom said.
Rent a car to get around town
Misdom advises against going to the trouble of renting a car, as costs can add up quickly.
24-hour valet parking at hotels like The Mirage can costs around $30 for the day. And although some hotels offer free parking to their guests, the price of car rental and gas can also be very high.
Instead, Misdom recommends choosing a hotel that offers shuttle transfers to and from the airport. For visitors who want to take a hotel tour, the free Aria Express tram runs between the Park MGM, Aria and Bellagio hotels.
Misdom also said the Las Vegas Monorail is a great option for get around the Strip easily. Trains typically run every four to eight minutes, so visitors usually won’t have long waits.
To get around at night, tourists can take advantage of easily accessible carpools, taxis, and Ubers.
Buy full price tickets to a show
Instead of paying the seller’s full price, Misdom recommends visiting one of the Tix4Tonight booths around town. If you can be flexible with your schedule, it may be possible to purchase last-minute tickets inexpensively.
Stalls are located in Showcase Mall, Casino Royale, Grand Bazaar Shops and Circus Circus.
Believe that the best views come from the High Roller
If you want to take in the spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip, your first thought might be to ride the High Roller observation wheel at the LINQ Hotel. It’s a 30-minute ride that costs adults about $35 for the nighttime ride.
For equally or better views, Misdom recommends heading to one of his favorite spots, the Legacy Club on Fremont Street. Here customers can order drinks and admire the breathtaking views of Las Vegas without a 30-minute time restriction.
Not planning in advance how to save money
“Don’t spend all your money in one day,” Misdom said. “Vegas is an expensive place to visit, so be sure to plan your day around the things you want to do during your visit.”
For those who want to get pumped up before hitting the city’s parties and clubs, Misdom recommends having a few drinks before leaving your hotel “because alcohol is expensive everywhere you go, especially on the Strip.”
Tourists planning to visit a strip club should also get cash from their bank, Misdom said, because ATMs at his club and many others charge a 20 percent service fee.