Flying Solo

I love the freedom of flying solo – I find it to be a refreshing opportunity to think, check-in with myself, and plan my next steps.

Solo travellers often seek peaceful retreats for their disappearing acts. Small cabins on beautiful lakes. Hiking excursions. Luxurious spa experiences.

My favourite solo escape is a bit different.

Las Vegas! 

Vegas? Absolutely.

Here are some tips for solo travel to Las Vegas!

  1. Stay in the central part of the Strip. First choice: Caesars Palace. I love Caesars Palace because it feels less like a casino and more like a resort. Everything is top notch – the pool area, the spa, and the restaurants. A close second in the hotel department is The Miragewhich is right next door. In fact, the two resorts are connected by a leisurely stroll through the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. By staying in this area, you are easily able to walk everywhere and experience all that Vegas offers.
  2. Walk everywhere. On my last solo trip to Vegas, I hit 12,000 steps a day on my FitBit. Yup, Vegas is good for your health.
  3. Check out the amazing entertainment. Here’s a bonus bit of flying solo: I always score last-minute, single seats for the greatest things. Broadway shows, sporting events, concerts, Donny & Marie at the Flamingo. This is a wonderful strategy if you are concerned about the “I’m travelling alone, what will I do in the evening?” conundrum.
  4. Check out the hotel sites for great pricing. Vegas is a convention destination, so hotel prices are quite variable. I will often find a lull in the pricing around the major events – check the availability calendars – and go for it.
  5. Expand your menu. You are travelling alone, which means that you can eat what you want, when you want to. That’s a gift! All of the restaurants have bar seating … as a solo traveller, you are ready to jump the queue and enjoy the company of an entertaining bartender.
  6. Get off the strip. Grab a cab to Fremont Street … otherwise known as Downtown Vegas. I haven’t been yet, but my next trip will include a visit to the Boneyard at the Neon Museum. I’ve heard the Factory Outlet Mall is also excellent. 

Las Vegas is a wonderfully weird, safe, and clean place to visit.

Perfect for the solo traveller.

Carry on! (I’m off to check the prices at Caesars Palace!)