VEGAS PACKING LIST: BUSINESS AND PLEASURE

Las Vegas New York New York in sunshine
Living just a 5 hour car journey or a 1 hour flight from Sin City, this is a destination I seem to find myself returning to over and over again. Though mostly for pleasure purposes I made my first business trip over this week for the JCK trade show and packed my small carry-on quite a bit differently then on my previous trips.
So whether you are visiting the city for one of its many trade shows throughout the year or to let whatever happens in the city stay there, here are your packing lists to keep you prepared for whatever might come your way (and if you’ve seen The Hangover you know that literally could be anything).
Las Vegas Strip at night with palm trees
For Pleasure
Apparel
  • 3 Night dresses
  • 2 Day dresses
  • 2-3 Shirts
  • 2 Shorts (in spring/summer)
  • 1 Pair of trousers/jeans
  • 1-2 Versatile jackets
  • 2-3 Swim suits
  • Undergarments
Shoes
  • 2 Comfortable club heels
  • 1 Pair of slides
  • 1 Pair of comfortable sandals
  • 1 Pair of dressed up flat shoes
Toiletries/Extras
  • Jewelry
  • Skin care
  • Moisturizer
  • Chap stick
  • Hairbrush/Hair tools
  • Make up
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
When visiting Vegas for pleasure you will likely be spending most of your time between pools, clubs, and casinos. Especially when traveling during the warmer months you will want loose dresses and multiple swim suits. A comfortable pair of sandals and/or flat shoes are needed for wandering during the days as walking down the strip takes a lot longer than it looks in the heat. Multiple swim suits are also essential – especially in the warmer months – since you may end up needing it more than once a day and there is nothing worse than putting on a wet swim suit.
Situated in the middle of the desert, the winter months get colder than you would likely expect. Shorts are not needed and you may want a heavier jacket than in the spring or summer.
The desert is extremely dry so along with sun screen to protect your skin you also are going to want moisturizer and chap stick. Throw in anything you use to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
Silhouette lighting Las Vegas Venitian
For Business
Apparel
  • 1-2 Night dress
  • 2 Business dresses
  • 1 Day dress
  • 1 Blazer
  • 1 Versatile jacket
  • 2 Trousers
  • 3 Blouses
Shoes
  • 1 Versatile heel
  • 1 Comfortable low heel
  • 1 Pair of slides
  • 1 Pair of comfortable sandals
  • 1 Pair of dressed up flats
Toiletries/Extras
  • Jewelry
  • Skin care
  • Moisturizer
  • Chap stick
  • Hairbrush/ Hair tools
  • Modest make up
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
Though the weather may not be changing, packing for a business trip to Vegas is definitely different than packing form a pleasure trip. The majority of your trip is going to be spent in an air-conditioned indoors so even if traveling in the middle of summer be sure to still pack a light blazer or work jacket and bring a pair or two of business trousers.
Rather than strutting around Vegas in sky-high stilettos like many visitors to Sin City, you are going to need flat or low-heeled comfortable shoes during a business trip. Most business trips to Vegas involve trade shows so you will likely be spending hours on your feet. Wearing high heels will not only make you uncomfortable all day but also distract you from your work.
Even though you are there for business that does not necessarily mean you won’t have any downtime. You will also likely be attending business dinners so be sure you have a nice evening dress and appropriate heels for this occasion. Even if you don’t plan on laying by the pool or going at to Marquee for the night just come prepared just in case. It is Vegas, anything is possible.
What else do you pack for Las Vegas?

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