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Las Vegas Travel Guide

Las Vegas dazzles in the middle of dessert and nightlife here outshines. A dream city of every gambler, Casinos happens to be the face of the city. Las Vegas travel guide is always filled with utmost entertainment. Some of best things to do in Las Vegas apart from casinos are thrilling rides, shopping, legendary nightlife and spas.

Planning a trip to Las Vegas; how can you forget the Viva Las Vegas and all its bright lights and ringing bells! The allure of Vegas is without a doubt the many casinos that promise tourists many riches and unforgettable nights of fun and passion. There are live shows, live games and no end to how and where you can spend your money without an inkling of regret.

The huge resort hotels lining the famous "Strip," with their sparkling lights, fountains, and and recreated glamorous sites from cities around the world, offer a fun and exciting retreat from the desert landscape. The city’s appeals are obvious, and the vast majority of visitors come for the gambling, world class dining, entertainment, and frenetic 24/7 action that outpaces every other U.S. city in terms of raw energy. Virtually every visitor to Las Vegas will stroll The Strip, catching the dancing fountain show at Bellagio, the erupting volcano at the Mirage, or the animated statues at Caesars Palace. Many will crane their necks to look up at the city’s own “Eiffel Tower,” and most will make it to recently revived Downtown Las Vegas and its Fremont Street Experience. There's a reason people say, "Only in Vegas." That's because when you're here, you'll find so many things that surprise you. And even more things you can't find back home, no matter where home may be.

You will never run out of events when you are in this beautiful city. Plan a Las Vegas trip and pamper yourself with world famous fine dining, fashion and shopping.

How To Reach Las Vegas


Las Vegas is extremely well connected, whether by air or road

  • By Plane: There are several international as well as domestic airlines that serve flights to Las Vegas. Once you reach the McCarran International Airport, there are a number of taxi options from the airport to the Strip or wherever it is that you want to go.
  • By Bus: Interstates 14 goes to Southern California; the I-40 to Arizona and northwards to Utah. Various bus services ply between Salt Lake City, Kingman, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Anaheim, San Diego, Grand Canyon and even to some destinations in Mexico.
  • By Car: You can rent a drive yourself rental car and have an enthralling journey because Las Vegas by road is a scenic experience.


  • By Bus: Buses are a cheap and convenient transportation in Las Vegas whether you're going up and down the Strip or downtown. If you're going to be travelling a lot in a single day, consider getting a $5 day long pass. Otherwise, it's best to carry change, as the bus drivers won't give you any. Some ticket vending machines may accept credit/debit cards but might not give change either.
  • On Foot: If you're on the Strip and not in a hurry, just get around by foot.
  • By Taxi: If you're in a rush, take a taxi. Ignore the slow and crowded Monorail.

Hotels & Restaurants In Las Vegas

Where to Stay

Accommodation in Las Vegas is not a matter of worry as there are many budget accommodation options in the city where you will be able to stay for under $50 a night. The hotels are available on-strip, off-strip and in near-by suburbs.

There are number of resorts in Las Vegas, hostels for backpackers and splurge star hotels for the likes of people on a luxury vacation.

·  Budget: USA hostel, Sincity hostel and Michele's French Country Cottage are some budget travelling option to stay in Las Vegas.

·  Mid-Range: Monte Carlo, Flamingo and Spirit hotels are to name a few!

·  Splurge: You can also enjoy five star luxuries by booking in at one of the major casinos like the Bellagio and Four Seasons Hotels. Caesars Palace: With nearly four thousand rooms, a world class convention facility and swimming pool and casino, it’s excellent at even the standard hotel fair in Vegas.

Where TO EAT

If you’re not dining in one of the many casinos then you should try the number of restaurants in Las Vegas serving menus suitable for all pockets!

·  In-N-Out Burger for the best fast food burgers. There is also Firefly, Roxy’s Diner and Chinois if you want a more comprehensive menu. It all depends with your budget and personal taste. You can find any type of burger you can think of anywhere in Las Vegas.

·  Bardot Brasserie, Aria Resort: This classic French bistro has been awash in acclaim since it opened earlier this year. It’s the latest of several Vegas restaurants from James Beard winning chef Michael Mina and features traditional French comfort food like steak tartare (hand ground to order), fresh shellfish platters, tuna nicoise salad, escargot, duck a l’orange, steak frites and the already famous roast chicken.

·  Anchor Bar: The legendary creators of Buffalo chicken wings have arrived in Las Vegas and are now serving their infamous wings inside the Grand Canal Shoppes food court at the Venetian.

Travel Tips For Las Vegas

Essential Info

·        Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone: UTC-8:00

·        Currency: U.S Dollars

·        Electricity: The United States uses 110 to 120 volts AC (60 cycles). If visiting from outside of North America, you may require an electrical adapter for any electronics or appliances you want to bring. Las Vegas electrical outlets accept the standard North American plug with two flat parallel pins.

·        Internet: There are a number of service providers in Las Vegas. Most hotels offer high-speed and wireless internet access in their guest rooms. It may be free or cost an added charge -- or more commonly it is included as part of the resort fee. 

·        Language: English, Spanish

·        Emergency Contacts: For police or medical assistance call 911 (toll-free).

Telephone Area Code: 702 (most hotels/businesses in Vegas) & 725 (new area code). Please dial 10 digits to make a local call (i.e. 702-555-1212)

·        Tipping: Las Vegas etiquette says you tip the valet. 

·        Always stay safe while driving late night.

·        Prior reservation in tourist seasons in recommended.

·        Some resorts and hotels that serve casinos do not allow visitors below 21 years of age to have the accommodation without the presence of parents or adult guardians, make sure you have ID proofs with you at all times.