What You Need to Know When Traveling To Las Vegas During the Pandemic
Whether visiting for world-class shows and live music, casinos, or stunning natural landscapes, Las Vegas remains one of travelers' top bucket list destinations. However, like anywhere else, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on this city, with many of Vegas' attractions closing their doors for prolonged periods or modifying their hours, so they are not open late at night or during the week.
Las Vegas is following suit and moving back into the swing of welcoming tourists to its city for travel as the world begins to return to some degree of normality. As long as you're careful, take precautions, and prepare for your visit, you can still have a great time in Las Vegas. Here are a few things you should know before making your trip to Sin City and The Strip.
Can You Still Get a Discounted Hotel Rate in Las Vegas?
Hotel prices in Vegas have decreased on average by $10 from last year due to a fall in bookings amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. So what does this mean for travelers? Although hotel prices are up in other parts of the country, you can still get some fantastic deals on hotels in Las Vegas because there are currently many empty hotel rooms. Therefore, hoteliers are fighting for reservations.
All the hotels I've stayed at during the pandemic have extra precautions, including deep cleaning and sanitization. Some hotels have requested that staff be fully vaccinated or undertake regular testing before shifts.
Gluten Free Travel Snacks and Food for COVID Camping
I love camping. I love the outdoors, sleeping outside, sleeping in my hammock, having a campfire every night, not caring about smelling like campfire smoke or makeup. The beautiful trails I hike and the out-of-the-way places I find when I’m taking that road trip to my next camping spot. There are so many things to love!
Storing Food for COVID Camping
Use dry ice! There are several reasons not to use regular ice in your cooler.
Be careful not to touch dry ice with your hands as you can get a burn. Handle with paper or a towel! Although a bit more expensive, dry ice is worth the extra cost because of the benefits listed above.
Best cooler: Yeti coolers they are pretty pricey, starting at $79.99 for a lunchbox, however; they are the best option when you are not going to be near any dry ice for days. The description from their website reads, “Extreme insulation power and durability are bare minimum requirements for every cooler we make — and we never stop there. Our hard coolers don’t flinch in the face of snowstorms, the beating sun, or even bears, and our soft coolers are leakproof, waterproof, and quick to carry. As for our foldable lunch bag, that’s only for those of you who enjoy ice-cold drinks and a fresh meal on your lunch menu.”
Planning Your Next Trip to Disney During COVID is a Bit More Challenging with the Pandemic
First, you must reserve your time at any one of the four Disney theme parks that are currently open through the Disney Park Pass Reservation System. “To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages three and up (limit one park per day Disney is controlling the number of people in the park to maintain social distancing).”
FastPass+ service is suspended as they are using additional queue space to control capacity and maintain physical distancing. We will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ selections and share any future updates on the service at a later date.
There are selected resorts Disney has opened to guests. Disney Springs shopping opened in June. Remember that COVID is changing Disney’s offerings, so make sure to check their website for more information.
Make sure to view Disney’s new COVID precautions page before you make reservations to the park. Here is a summary of precautions Disney is taking to keep everyone safe:
When Do You Need a COVID Vaccine to Travel?
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