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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.

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.

Best Time To Visit Las Vegas

The coldest month is December and the warmest, July. Bang in the middle of a desert, it's usually dry and hot. It can get quite humid too at times. Mountains surround the city. Summer runs from June to September and the average annual rainfall is around 110 mm. Rainfall is more common in the winter months. Weather in Las Vegas from May to September is ideal for swimmers and sunbathers.

Peak season are January to November. Spring and fall are the when you should visit Las Vegas because the weather is the mildest duringthese months. You will not experience too many unbearably hot days and you can enjoy the cityin temperate weather.

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.

Tourist Attractions In Las Vegas


Someone has rightly said that "Not everyone can handle Las Vegas". However there is everything for every traveller who visits Las Vegas. Following list will help you get the best pulse of the city and the list of things to see in Las Vegas:

  • MGM Grand Lion Habitat: Walk on the wild side inside the MGM Grand casino where a glass case encloses a parade of lions every day. One of the must-do Las Vegas activities, this is unmissable!
  • Lake Las VegasA manmade lake in the middle of a desert offers the perfect oasis for locals and tourists. Also a great family activity in Las Vegas!
  • Paris Las Vegas: A caricature of the French city, Paris Las Vegas recreates the atmosphere by offering models of famous sites like the Opera House and even the Eiffel Tower.
  • Shark Reef: A magnificent walk through aquarium that is home to over 2000 beasts of the ocean including various species of shark.
  • Cirque du Soleil: A sight of wonders set to music, motion, theatrics and romance at Bellagio or Mirage casino and hotels.
  • Miracle Mile Shoppes: A shopping mall in Las Vegas that is over a mile long with hundreds of stores dedicated to wowing shoppers with designer labels and fashions. You will get all popular designer labels here and if shopping is your hobby, then visiting this mall is a must.
  • Parks and Museums:There are plenty of parks in Las Vegas; for example there is the Las Vegas Springs preserve. This is also an educational and a recreational facility at the same time. You will find about six swimming pools and four golf courses that are run by the city council. 
  • Nightlife: Walk in to any one of the Las Vegas casinos to enjoy a night of gambling and fun. The Bellagio, Mirage and MGM Grand are a few of the world famous names to choose from. When you tire of casinos you can try clubs like Tryst, Cherry and Empire Ballroom for a change of scenery and non-stop music and dancing. If gambling is your game, then make sure you visit any of these clubs and casinos.
  • Battlefield Vegas: With over 350 weapons to choose from, the Battlefield Vegas is the ultimate shooting range in Las Vegas! Weapons include pistols, automatic rifles, sniper rifles, .50 calibres and sub-machine guns to name a few. They also have ‘Crush a car with a Tank’ option! Visitors get to choose their package and spend the day in a creatively destructive way!
  • Fremont Street Experience: In the day, Fremont Street is just a cool and shaded shopping in area… but at night, it’s a magical show of light and sound. 12 million LED lamps and 220 state-of the art speakers present classics shows
  • Stratosphere Tower : Four thrill rides, a casino, a hotel and a revolving restaurant make this tower, the tallest structure in Vegas, an all day trip. Three of the rides (the Big Shot, the Insanity, and the X-Scream) are the highest thrill rides in the world, all centered on the feeling of falling or being thrown off. 
  • Red Rock Canyon: The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area situated in Nevada is a preserved range operated by the Bureau of Land Management, as a major aspect of its National Landscape Conservation System. 
  • The Mob MuseumThe museum explores the history of organised crime in Vegas and generally in the USA and the relationship it has had with law enforcement everywhere. 

Hotels & Restaurants In Las Vegas


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


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.

Festivals & Events In Las Vegas

  • Vegas Wine And Food: Takes place in the month of October.
  • Vegas Streats Food Truck Festival: Takes place in the month of October.
  • The Annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race & Festival: Takes place in the month of October.
  • Halloween Festival: Takes place in the month of October.
  • Nevada Film Festival: Takes place on November 30.
  • Vegas Valley Book Festival: Takes place early in November.
  • Viva Diva Dance Music Festival: Takes place in month of October and is one of the most-visited concerts in Las Vegas.
  • Las Vegas Balloon Festival: Takes place in the month of October.
  • Downtown Oktoberfest: Takes place in the month of October.

World Series of Poker happens in April every year and attracts big fish from all over the world. A grand event in Las Vegas, quite a few celebrities try their luck for the fun of it too. National Finals Rodeo attracts competitors from around the world who vie for the rodeo championship in December. There is a big prize for the winner of the rodeo championship. NASCAR Winston Cup is hosted by Las Vegas in March every year.

Travel Tips For Las Vegas

  • 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.