What I Wish I Did After Moving to Las Vegas

Do This After Moving to Las Vegas

Congratulations! You've joined your fellow degenerates in the desert. Once again, I'm 100% joking. You've made a smart decision. You're on your path to becoming a Las Vegas local. Welcome to an enjoyable and peaceful life.

Now that you've made this decision to move here, there are a few things that you need to do now. Here's a list of all of the things I wish I did when I first moved to Las Vegas.

Are you ready? Let's get started.

Get a Library Card

Now that you have a Nevada ID, you need to go get a library card. Las Vegas has one of the best library systems in the country and with your card you can stream movies and music and download ebooks as well as do regular library stuff like check out books and participate in their myriad of programs all for free. Not sure what library you should go to? Don't worry, I've been to every library in Las Vegas and to save you the time, I created a guide to the Best Libraries in Las Vegas. You can thank me later.

Get Your Car Windows Tinted

If you don't like roasting in your car, you might want to consider getting your windows tinted. The vendor that did my tint is no longer in business, so I don't have any recommendations, but you could check Facebook Marketplace or Google "Window Tint in Las Vegas" and compare prices and reviews. For a four door sedan it'll probably be around $200 out the door. The tint will also help prevent crazy people from looking in your car and attempting to steal your valuables.

Get Your Concealed Carry Permit

If you're moving from California, this might shock or scare you. On the other hand, you may have moved here for this reason. It's super easy to do and there are a lot of places in Las Vegas to take the class. It's also fairly in expensive.

Get a National Park Annual Pass

This is one of those things, I regret not getting sooner. It doesn't matter where you live in Las Vegas, eventually you're going to want to explore some of the natural beauty we have around us. The sooner you purchase your America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass, the better.  The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country. The best part is that there are so many beautiful National Parks within a 30 minute drive of Las Vegas. If you ignore everything on this list, don't skip this one. It's the best $80 that you will ever spend. Just take a look at the video below. Lake Mead is absolutely beautiful and with your national park pass you can visit and explore as much as you'd like.

Get Use to Asking for a Locals Discount

Whenever you are out and about, always ask for a locals discount. If you're a veteran ask for this discount too. I know it might feel slimy, but you shouldn't feel ashamed asking for a locals discount. A lot of places throughout Las Vegas offer discounts for locals. From restaurants to retail stores, events and even tourist attractions offer discounts to locals and more just for asking. Discounts are so popular in Las Vegas we even created a hub that Las Vegas residents just like you use to find the best discounts in Las Vegas for locals. All you have to do is ask.


Now that you know what you need to do after moving to Las Vegas, you're on your way to becoming a true Las Vegas Local. Get out there and put your Nevada ID to work and start exploring our beautiful city and Southern Nevada. Haven't decided where to live in Las Vegas yet? We'll help you out. We created a guide on the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas. If you want more content for Las Vegas Locals, we have an entire section of our website dedicate to people like you. If you haven't moved to Las Vegas and you're still on the fence, I recently wrote about the five things I wish I knew before moving to Las Vegas. Let me know what you think and if you any questions about moving to Las Vegas, feel free to ask our team a question. We're here to help.