Coming To Las Vegas For The Super Bowl? Here Are Tips From A Local
The Super Bowl will be a crazy time in Las Vegas. To navigate the football playground of Sin City, here are some tips to help any tourist out.
The First Tip: Tip The Front Desk!
The first crucial tip is when you’re checking in, tip your your front-desk worker! This small gesture could result in a significant room upgrade with a stunning view of The Strip or other amenities.
The next tip is to secure some water. It’s not super hot in Las Vegas right now, but the amount of drinking that will be done during Super Bowl weekend will most likely be “more than average.” Having a pack of water in your hotel can be life saving.
Here is a tipping guide from CNBC
Traffic Will Be Horrible On The Strip
There will be an immense amount of traffic. If you have a good ride share driver, they will most likely take back roads if your destination is a major casino or Allegiant Stadium. However, if your drive ends up taking Las Vegas Boulevard then be prepared to wait an hour in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Although The Strip is only 4.2 miles, traffic can be gnarly on that small corridor. Plus, there’s constant construction. So it’s better to plan accordingly and save yourself from missing dinner plans or reservations. Las Vegas isn’t a huge city, but the traffic congestion can be frustrating especially during large events.
Here is a traffic calculator from the Nevada 511.
If You’re Going To Allegiant, Try To Have A Ride Share Plan
Allegiant Stadium is so difficult to navigate when it comes to ride shares. Getting dropped off isn’t too bad. But if you’re a tourist, it can be pretty confusing to find the proper stadium entrance when your driver plops you down on the completely opposite side.
Be sure to know where your entrance is and tell your driver. Also, try and glance at a map of the stadium if you’re not too familiar with it.
Eventually, you’ll find where you need to go when entering the stadium. The part that’s worse is leaving the stadium.
The ride share pick-up lot can be clogged with cars. Sometimes, drivers will just cancel due to the amount of traffic that’s trying to enter the stadium. I recommend walking over to Mandalay Bay after the Super Bowl, playing a few games, drink a few nice cocktails then get a ride share from Mandalay Bay after the traffic eases up.
Secure Your Reservations Early, Explore Off-The-Strip Dining
I believe that eating on The Strip is a necessary experience if you’re visiting Las Vegas. Sometimes the food is worth it, sometimes it’s not. But, it’s an experience at the end of the day. Everyone will want to eat at Carbone, Catch, Din Tai Fung, Hell’s Kitchen, and more.
If you haven’t reserved a spot at your favorite restaurant, you may be too late. But, if you scan the website everyday, a last-minute opening could pop up. Cancellations happen all of the time, so you might be delighted to see a last-minute opening.
However, we recommend trying some spots off the Strip! Indulge in All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ or sushi in China Town. Explore the amazing flavors of mariscos or molcajetes. Downtown Las Vegas even has some splendid spots with beautiful food for a great price. There are hidden culinary gems all around the outskirts of The Strip.
As 49er and Chiefs fans flood the streets of Las Vegas, we will remember why this town is the best. It’s truly a town of celebration, excitement and fun. We hope everyone has a safe and great Super Bowl party weekend!