If you’ve thought of giving your luck a chance and, therefore, head on to Las Vegas, you will be greeted by one of the liveliest cities on the planet. You’ve got everything at your disposal here, not to mention the plethora or Elvises you will find. You’ll finally get into the Vegas casinos, its fanciest restaurants, and the city’s crazy nightlife.
However, we all know that it can be a very dangerous place. With so much money and so many tourists and travelers in one place, you are prone to being pickpocketed, robbed, and even scammed. That’s why you should be on your toes at all times.
Luckily, we will tell you five of the places you definitely want to avoid while in Las Vegas. So, hang on tight and let the dices roll.
Seeing places like the Mirage, the Bellagio, and Caesar’s Palace means that you are in the main part of the Strip. During the day, feel free to roam around this area and visit some of the shops and casinos here – but you should stay on the beaten path — meaning that you should stick to the main regions of the Strip, where some large hotels can be found, for example.
After dawn, you should be a little more careful and don’t stray away from this location or go into any shady alleys. Just stick to the numerous groups of tourists around here and don’t get separated by your friends.
The Martin Luther King Blvd. should also be avoided, as well as the Air Force base. Moreover, getting past Encore Casino should put you higher on your toes as the area that comes after it is pretty dangerous.
While the Street itself is actually very safe and entertaining, the surrounding areas – not so much. It is advised that you get a taxi to take you here – it’s only around 15 miles away from the Strip — therefore, the taxi will be the cheapest option as well.
Stick to the main areas of Las Vegas, where plenty of tourists can be found, and don’t venture on side streets or alleys.
This street should be avoided as it is the home of one of the local Crisps gangs that can be found throughout Las Vegas, namely, the Donna Street Crisps – obviously. Other Las Vegas gangs have their home in Valley View and Vegas Heights.
You should stay away from any of these streets as the possibility of meeting some members of these gangs is quite high. Just keep yourself out of the trouble and stay away from these areas.
Pennwood and Arville
A quick search for images of these two areas will round up only pictures with police cars and news crime reports. Literally, they will show you only abandoned streets that are guarded by police cars and yellow police lines.
There’s nothing more to be said! Drug-dealing is also a thing that’s practiced around here, the most common and easily sold drug being meth. You just want to keep away so that you don’t get caught up in a gang shootout.
If you do dare to go in this part of Las Vegas, then you will probably have to go on foot, because most, if not all taxis refuse to go into this area, especially at night. Here, low rent apartments can be found, as well as trash burning in barrels.
We think that if a taxi is not willing to take you there, then you should do your best to avoid visiting, or better, surviving, this area.
So, these were five of the places you’d want to avoid in Las Vegas. Really now, just stick to the casinos, fancy restaurants and the places where they use a cocktail shaker for your drink – and be among groups of tourists at all times. Other places, like Balzar and MLK, which also have high rates of crime, shouldn’t be your traveling target.