Las Vegas is one of the top tourist attractions in the world; there is so much to see and do. From the hotels, casinos and resorts downtown to other sights outside the city, you’re going to need reliable transportation.
A motorcycle rental in Las Vegas will allow you to see all the sights in a different way than most other tourists, but in a unique way.
Here are some tips to ensure your full enjoyment of your motorcycle rental in Las Vegas and your plan to get the most out of your Vegas experience:
- Chart your course ahead of time: It’s important to plan out each day before you hit the pavement. Where do you want to go and what do you want to see? How much time do you have in one day? After you have planned a general schedule of the day, make sure you have directions or access to some sort of map. Getting lost can be easy in Las Vegas, and getting lost means wasting gas and money. If you don’t have a portable GPS, tape directions to the top of your fuel tank.
- Consider the weather: Weather may be one of the easiest things to talk about and plan for, but you can’t predict what the weather will be like each day. One minute the sun may be shining and the next it may start pouring. Bring a rain jacket and a warmer jacket along with you each day, no matter what the forecast says. Becoming wet and/or cold is one of the worst ways to ruin your enjoyable motorcycle rental in Las Vegas.
- Plan for stops: Make sure you’re flexible. You and your rider will have to stop for bathroom breaks, meals and pictures. Plan on stopping for at least 45 minutes for meals; stopping at non-chain restaurants in downtown Las Vegas will force you to sit down. Plan on taking a picture at the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, because you weren’t in Vegas unless you have that picture to prove it. You may need to fill up your motorcycle as well, depending on how far you go. Give yourself wiggle room in each day of your trip for these types of stops.
- Pack accordingly: Although you may only be gone for the majority of the day, it’s important to pack the essentials. You will always need your ID, cash, insurance, a spare key, your phone, some sort of map, sunglasses and, of course, some sort of camera. It’s never a bad idea to bring a rain jacket and a warmer jacket, water, energy bars or other snacks and a first aid kit. Those who have been on long-distance motorcycle trips recommend purchasing saddlebag liners. These smaller bags straddle the seat and rest on either side of the rear wheel. They cost as little as $20.
Make sure you keep in mind these four items when you plan your next trip on a motorcycle rental in Las Vegas.