Whether you’re a rare born and raised Las Vegas native, lived here long enough to claim the title, or visit so often you think you should change your license, you know there are some perks to the tried and true ways when it comes to taking on the city like a local. Here is how to take on Las Vegas like it’s your city.
The number one thing you’ll hear from any local is, “I never go to The Strip”. It’s funny to think since it’s the number one thing the city, quite honestly the state, is known for are those few miles on Las Vegas Boulevard. But even just a few miles further there are some gems that natives take full advantage of. Local casinos have some amazing benefits that Strip properties simply can’t compete with, and all too often over looked perks that tourists don’t consider.
Locals have player’s cards. While having a local ID and the lay of the land is helpful, having a player’s card is the ultimate edge. By showing your id and signing up, right out of the gate you will get perks for doing the things you would have done anyway. It doesn’t cost you a dime and you get more bang for your buck, win win.
Locals know the best happy hours around town. If there’s anything the city isn’t lacking on, it’s locations to grab a drink at all hours. The best hour of course is happy hour. Knowing the lay of the land awards you the knowledge of all the best happy hours in town.
Locals have been spoiled compared to their neighbors in California when it comes to paying for parking, or lack thereof. With the recent uproar of MGM properties now charging for parking, and locals determined to continue not paying a dime, they’re your best bet for the inside scoop where to park, or to admit defeat and just call a Lyft.
The whole community is a tad spoiled by having everything available to us 24/7. With that being said, much like happy hour, no matter what the hour, check with a local not only the best places to go but when to go. Late night specials, early bird specials, there’s a special for all times of the day, you just need to know when and where.
Just be sure that your pronounce Nevada correctly, or I wouldn’t take the advice they give you.