I’ve been getting a lot of requests to do a post about the ins and outs of my city, Las Vegas. Mainly because guys, we’re closing in on the most epic thing the Boys have done yet! In less than eight weeks the Backstreet Boys Residency becomes a reality! We probably won’t hear a lot till we get closer cause trust me, there’s a lot for them to figure out and put together.
If you haven’t bought tickets yet…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Go buy tickets if you can! VIP too if possible! Go to backstreetboys.com/events. It’s okay, I can wait.
Flights and Hotels
The best advice I was able to give was to wait until after New Years to book. Mainly because it’s the off season then so deals start popping up. Check out Expedia, traveling sites. Las Vegas is a major tourist attraction so most of the time you can get both in a bundle deal giving you both a flight and a room. And make sure you check out Wonderful Union’s travel deals as well at wonderfulunion.com to see what their deals are! They’ve put together some bundles and you should definitely shop around before deciding ultimately on what works for you.
When you do, however, be sure you google-map the casino’s proximity to the Strip. The closer you are, the easier time you’ll have. Sure, the more local casino rates for hotel rooms are cheaper…but you’ll end up spending what you save on transportation getting back down TO the Strip. You’re better off picking a casino close to Planet Hollywood if you decide not to stay there. (The good news? Uber is in Vegas now, so you don’t have to take a cab to get around! Which is great cause the cabbies out here WILL try to take the long way to get more money out of tourists. Download the app, it is a great way to get around!)
Here’s some casino suggestions if you still haven’t decided (based on proximity as room rates tend to change)
- Planet Hollywood (they are supposed to have some deals for BSB tix holders, so call and ask them!)
- Paris casino
- The Cosmopolitan
- The MGM
- Caesars Palace
A major thing about BSB events of course, is figuring out what you want to wear and shopping your heart out. I totally get it. But while March is a cold month in most places, trust me, it usually isn’t here. Look at today, it’s almost 60 degrees out and sunny in the middle of winter! At most pack a sweatshirt or a light jacket in case it gets chilly. Vegas is known for it’s warm weather. So in April you won’t need a jacket at all, and June you’ll need LIGHT clothes. June weather is when things get nasty. I’m talking 105 out being the norm. So the key thing is, overall, dress light in March/April and bring one jacket/sweatshirt just to be safe. In June, do whatever you can to stay cool. And if you’re looking at fall/winter? Bring a sweater, it doesn’t say get SUPER cold but it does get cool. Think 50s and lots of wind.
Things To Do
Now, I know you’re all coming out here for the Boys. It’s the best reason to go! But don’t waste your trip! There’s so much to do out here, so many things you can go see. Please, do yourself the solid and check out Vegas in it’s glory. Here’s just a few suggestions of ways to entertain yourself. (Besides gambling.)
- The Mob Museum
- Bellagio Fountains
- Fremont Street (go at night)
- The Linq Prominade
- The Marvel Avengers STATION at TI (Treasure Island)
- Madam Tussauds
- The Titanic Exhibition
- Cirque du Soleil shows (remember when Nick did one in honor of Beatles LOVE on DWTS? See the show that inspired that dance!)
- Caesars Fall of Atlantis
- Ride the Big Shot at the Straosphere
And that’s the short list. Not to mention walking the Strip at night and seeing the sights themselves is an experience I’d never want anyone to miss. Las Vegas is a bit crazy but I’m proud of my city. And with the Fandom Family coming out here in droves, I want to do my best to show it off! Not to mention if you love dining and clubbing…well you’re set for life.
Now I’ve been asked about waiting times if say you have GA tix. The thing is, the rules are the same. A residency works like a bigger and better (or…Larger Than Life, haha) concert that never leaves Vegas. So VIP, waiting in line…all of that will stay the same. Honestly GA is so spacious you don’t need to wait for hours for a good spot. I had friends come up last minute and snag a spot by the end of the catwalk. There’s no bad areas. And VIP? Well…it’s like Club BSB and definitely worth it!
Please, comment below or tweet me at @thedarksidebsb or @BSBinVegas cause I will add anything I see on to this post over the next two months! I want to help as many fans as I possibly can through this. Because this can be an epic and amazing vacation that no one will ever forget!