What to Pack for Las Vegas

Going to Vegas is always one of the best trips you can take. Whether you’re headed to the most iconic city in the United States for business or pleasure, one of the most important parts of planning you’ll need to do is packing.

There are many different variables regarding what to pack for Las Vegas, including the time of year, your itinerary, and dress codes you’ll need to follow for some attractions.

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Packing for Vegas Weather

While Vegas is known for the above average temperatures, the weather does fluctuate throughout the year and your bikini might not be the best look for visiting the Strip in winter.

Packing Tips for Winter

November through February in Las Vegas brings cooler temperatures and most of the outdoor pools will close for the season. During these months the best outfits to wear will have layers so you can be comfortable indoors and out. Jeans, cardigans, a light jacket, long sleeve t-shirts, and comfortable shoes are recommended.

Packing Tips for Spring

As soon as March and spring break in Vegas rolls around, the temperatures start to warm back up, but layers will still be your best friend. Temperatures in March are usually in the 70s but the closer to May we get, the closer to 90 degree weather we get; although the temperatures are still cool in the evenings.

Expect to need a jacket or cardigan to ward off the chills late at night, but have your tank tops ready to show off in the afternoons.

Packing Tips for Summer

Bikinis, swim cover ups, shorts, maxi dresses, tank tops, and other summer wear are the normal dress during summer months in Las Vegas.

Temperatures can be over 100 degrees from July-August and you’ll want to stay cool but also protect against the sun by wearing sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and coverups.

Packing Tips for Fall

The autumn months are still very warm in Las Vegas and typical summer attire is usually worn through the fall as well. You’ll see a lot of shorts, swimwear, dresses, and tank tops worn from September through November in Las Vegas.

Bring a jacket for late nights just in case the temperatures dip. 

What to Wear in Vegas

What you wear in Las Vegas will depend on what activities you are doing.

Many establishments such as clubs and high-end restaurants, and dayclubs will have dress codes to adhere to when visiting. Luckily, the casino floors don’t have dress codes and most of the attractions don’t either, although most places will reserve the right to ask patrons not dressed appropriately to leave.

What should women wear in Vegas

One of the top tips for what women should wear in Las Vegas is to pack extra shoes.

You’ll want flip flops for the pools, heels or sexy sandals for the clubs, sneakers or casual shoes for walking the strip or taking tours. If you’re visiting the beach clubs, you’ll want to pack several options for swimwear and coverups.

If you’re coming to Sin City to indulge in the night life, you’ll want to pack your hottest dresses and club attire. Don’t forget to pack something ultra glam for a night out with dinner and a show.

What should men wear in Vegas

You can’t go wrong with jeans and a well-fitted and stylish T-shirt during the day for men in Las Vegas. Class it up at night with a smooth button down, dress shoes, and jeans that fit just right, or trousers for a more upscale occasion.

If you’re looking to hit the club, dress well and don’t look like a bum.

Accessories and Gear to Pack to Vegas

The last thing you want to do is forget the essentials you need in Las Vegas. The following accessories and gear are definitely needed for any overnight stay in the city.

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Chargers
  • Hat for the pool or walking the strip (hats not allowed in clubs)
  • Swimsuit coverups for lounging poolside
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • Makeup removing towelettes
  • Toiletries bag with the essentials (most of the hotels have backups if you forget your toothpaste, shampoo, or body wash)
  • Hangover cures–aspirin, rehydration packets, alka-seltzer, multi-vitamins, etc
What to wear to a pool party in vegas

What to Wear to a Vegas Pool Party

Most of the day clubs, pool parties in Las Vegas require visitors wear “swimwear attire”.

Most top day clubs won’t allow denim, athletic wear, jeans, sweats, pants, torn or cut-off clothing, boots, chains, loungewear, or jerseys.

Women tend to wear stylish binkies and sexy coverups. One pieces are fine too! Just be comfortable and wear something that makes you feel confident!

Keep in mind you should wear a coverup, especially walking through casinos on your way to the pool parties.

what to wear to a club in las vegas

What to Wear to a Las Vegas Club

The better you look, the faster you’ll get to the front of the line at all the top Vegas clubs. All of the venues in Las Vegas that are worth getting into have strict dress codes.

Women can’t go wrong with fitted, short dresses and sexy heels, but any look that combines dressy with sexy will help you get ushered to the front of the line. Doormen hold men to a stricter criteria so it’s often better to know what you can’t wear.

Clothes that are prohibited include:

  • Baggy jeans
  • Baseball style hats
  • Tennis shoes
  • Shorts
  • Cut-off or torn clothing
  • Jerseys
  • Beanies
  • Sweats or loungewear

Although exceptions for designerwear are often made, T-shirts tend to show up on the banned clothing list as well.

A safe choice for men is jeans or slacks with a nice buttoned-down shirt with dress shoes.

Suits or blazers are not necessary, but some people do wear them to clubs.

What Should You Wear to a Show in Las Vegas?

Most of the theaters in Las Vegas have very relaxed dress codes. Jeans and t-shirts can be worn, but it’s best to avoid wearing sweats, loungewear, or athletic wear.

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Many Las Vegas visitors like to wear cocktail attire to nighttime shows such as “O” by Cirque du Soleil, especially if they enjoy a formal dinner before or after the show. However, most of the shows and attractions in Las Vegas have a more relaxed atmosphere.

Las vegas packing list

Las Vegas Packing List

One of the most important things to remember for your Las Vegas packing trip is that you’ll want to bring extras. Especially in the spring and summer months when temperatures are high, you’ll want to have extra socks, shirts, etc to change into when you get sweaty.

When it comes to your dresswear, and more formal attire, always bring a backup! The last thing you want is to ruin the only dress you bring during a mealtime spill and not have anything to change into for the club after!

Pack outfits based on what you’re planning to do in Las Vegas.

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If you’re going to spend most of the time at the pool, don’t overpack your bag by stuffing it full of jeans and sneakers.

If you plan to spend most of your time visiting attractions during the day, leave the full makeup case behind and focus on the makeup essentials, shorts, jeans, nice shirts, and comfortable shoes.

Here’s a typical packing list for a 3-day trip to Las Vegas for women:

  • 1-2 pairs of jeans
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 swimsuits (if going to the pool)
  • 2 cocktail dresses
  • 2-3 casual tops
  • 2-3 dressy tops
  • 1 skirt
  • 2 pairs of heels
  • 1 pair of foldable flats
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1 pair of flip flops or sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of underwear
  • 2 bras
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Spanx
  • Cardigan or jacket (You can still get cold inside with the hot weather)
  • Everything from the accessories and gear section

Here’s a typical packing list for a 3-day trip to Las Vegas for men:

  • 1-2 pairs of jeans (not torn)
  • 2-3 pairs of shorts
  • 1-2 pairs of dress pants
  • 3 casual tops or t-shirts
  • 2 pairs of swim shorts (if going to the pool)
  • 3 nice dress shirts
  • Sports coat or blazer depending on how dressed you
  • 1 pair of sneakers
  • 1-2 pairs of dress shoes
  • 1 pair of sandals or flip flops
  • Suit and tie if doing fine dining
  • 4-5 pairs of underwear
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Lightweight jacket depending on the forecast
  • Everything from the accessories and gear section

Remember, if you’re worried about overpacking, plan your itinerary ahead of time and only bring the outfits you know you will be wearing.

People who are traveling on a budget will find this extra planning very beneficial in avoiding overweight fees on luggage or not being able to bring home souvenirs because there is no room in the bags.

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