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Las Vegas Travel Plans and General Advice
12 October 2011

Flying to Las Vegas

With its bright lights, spectacular shows, 24/7 casinos and exquisite hotels, Las Vegas has become a popular place to visit. However, Las Vegas holidays will require some planning in terms of travelling arrangements and getting around Las Vegas. This article offers some useful advice regarding travel plans for Las Vegas.

If you plan to fly to Las Vegas, you will need to book a flight that lands in McCarran International Airport. The McCarran International Airport has been ranked as one of the world’s twelve busiest airports. This is based upon carrier services and passenger activity. If travelling by air, it is advisable to wear shoes with rubber soles, because these do not have to be removed when going through security. Additionally, carefully tag all of your baggage, to enable easy identification on your arrival.

Travelling Around Las Vegas

Once you have arrived in the airport, you can take an airport shuttle bus to either the Las Vegas Strip or to the city centre of Las Vegas. This is the cheapest way to travel into Las Vegas and is surprisingly affordable. Additionally, the buses run regularly.

Alternatively, you could rent a car for your stay in Las Vegas. This is more expensive, however, renting a car will give your holiday a more flexible edge, enabling you to explore the city at your own leisure. The roads of the city are arranged in a grid, and it is best to obtain a map to aid you with your travels.

Taxis are readily available in Las Vegas, and fares may start from around $2.70, which is already on the meter. Alternatively, buses are available for public transport. A one way fare on the Strip will cost less than a taxi, and buses run regularly.

General Advice for Las Vegas

When utilising the city’s casinos, be aware that you are not allowed to use your mobile phone whilst you are participating in a casino game. Additionally, you are not allowed to bring your mobile phone into the sports book section of the casinos. It is therefore advisable to leave your mobile phone in the safety of your hotel. Casinos have strict rules, and will not admit anyone who is younger than 21 years of age. When playing, take necessary precautions against opportunist thieves, who may try and steal your casino chips or your personal belongings. Although security is tight in Las Vegas, you should still do everything within your power to take care of your belongings.

You are allowed to smoke on the casino’s floor and in most bars that do not serve food. You will not be allowed to smoke in public areas including restaurants and hotel lobbies.

Many people forget that Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert. You will therefore need to keep yourself hydrated. It’s a good idea to carry water and sunscreen with you at all times.

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