About Las Vegas


Let's have a look around into background of Las Vegas

The glitzy "sin city" in the middle of the Nevada desert never fails to surprise. It’s the city of fun, frolic, and entertainment. Las Vegas is a home to 14 of the 20 world’s biggest hotels. According to a popular adage, the cities’ 150,000+ hotel rooms would take 400 years for someone to spend a night in each room.  And the distinctive golden color of the windows at the Mirage Hotel come from the actual gold dust.

The Las Vegas Strip is where all the action is. The 4-mile long strip is visited by more than 41 million people every year. Las Vegas is supposed to be the brightest spot on the earth.

Vegas is also considered the entertainment capital of the world. Whether you have $20 or up for a $200,000 gambling spree, Vegas is gonna get you. There are a total of 1701 gambling places in Las Vegas.

The city is said to host some of the most extravagant buffets in the world. Caesars Palace is also known to serve a whopping 1,738 pounds of Alaskan king crab, 1,600 sliders and 240 pounds of chicken every day. Celine Deon is said to have performed here more than 1,000 times.

The world-famous chapel of the bells here in Vegas conducts more than 115,000 weddings are performed each year. 

Let's have a look around into background of Las Vegas

  • County: Clark
  • State: Nevada
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 36.114647
  • Longitude: -115.172813
  • Time zone: Pacific Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -8 hours

Weather in Las Vegas

The climate of Vegas is arid, dry and hot. In winters the cold spell can last for many successive days but snowfalls are quite rare in the metropolitan area except on the surrounding mountains. There are ample chances for skiing and snowboarding at Mount Charleston.

Spring times are the best to visit Las Vegas with March to May and October and November being the best as these months are not too chilly or too hot.

  • Climate: Sub-Tropical Hot Desert Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May and September to November

Location

Renowned as the entertainment capital of the world it is situated in the US state of Nevada. With a population of about 623,727 (2015 Census) it is the most populated city of Nevada

Distance from Las Vegas center to Airport

McCarran International Airport handles the international and domestic flights for Vegas. The general aviation traffic is managed by North Las Vegas Airport and Henderson Executive Airport.

Direct flights are nice but expensive and in-direct flights at most times are cheaper. Try to get as close to Vegas. Los Angeles is the best connecting city, Denver and Phoenix also make for good connections. For a cheaper flight, look for US carrier that connects to Vegas through their respective hubs like American Airline via Chicago city and Delta via Atlanta city.

  • Driving Distance: 12 miles / 19 km
  • Driving Time: 15 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish

Modes of transport

Roads can be a trick option during winters for the risk of closures November onwards, the easiest road to Vegas is through Tahoe as it's well maintained and they plow it in winters.

  • Airport: McCarran International Airport
  • Rail: Union Pacific Railroad
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Lines and RTC Transit

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: $5 Minimum
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5

Nearby Tourist Cities




Henderson

Location

The city of Henderson is located in the US State of Nevada and is quite close to Las Vegas.

Weather
  • Climate: Hot desert Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May
Tourist Attractions
  • Galleria at Sunset
  • Lake Las Vegas
  • Seven Hill Estates

Emergency Contact Numbers in Las Vegas city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 1 402 544 5000 (Union Pacific)
  • Airport: +1 702 261 5211 (McCarran International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 702 388 4000 (Valley Hospital Medical Center)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Las Vegas

  • Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Nevada Beer Weeks
  • Artisan Craft Festival

Tourist Attractions

The iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada" sign straddling Las Vegas Blvd serves as an unofficial welcome mat to the Sin City. This neon sign has welcomed visitors since 1959.

The Las Vegas Strip is where most of the attraction is, all the iconic hotels and tourist attractions are located here.

Celebrate the experience of celebrity fine dining. Jive to the electronic dance music at many of the lavish nightclubs boarded by VIP booths and big floor-to-ceiling LED screens, jam-packed floor dancing to the tunes of famous international DJs.

The one of its kind 45st tall and 50 tons bronze lion outside the MGM Grand Hotel is a must watch.

Not into casinos? Try some heavy equipment playground where you can drive around crushing bulldozers for fun.

  • Las Vegas Strip
  • Stratosphere Las Vegas
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Galleria at Sunset
  • Cosmopolitan – The Strip
  • Aria
  • Bellagio
  • MGM Grand
  • Lake Las Vegas
  •  Seven Hill Estates

Theatre & Concerts

  • The Smith Centre
  • Pearl Concert Theatre
  • V Theatre Box Office

Visit Top Restaurants in Las Vegas

Las Vegas consumes more than 60,000 pounds of the shellfish each day, higher than the rest of the country combined. The Heart Attack Grill – Vegas is a cool satire to unhealthy eating where waitresses dress in red and white nurses garb. Visitors can order an 8000-calorie “Quadruple Bypass Burger” with a side of flatliner fries or hot on a juicy hamburger sandwich with greasy French fries. Their highest Guinness voted one packs in a massive 9,982 calories. Customers who weigh more than 350 pounds can eat for free here.

And the MGM Grand has some of the most sought-after French cuisine served by the Chef of the Century" Joel Robuchon.

There are many others that boast a AAA Five Diamond Award menu.

  • Picasso at Bellagio
  • Guy Savoy and The Bacchanal Buffet  at Caesars Palace
  • Sage at Aria
  • Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas
  • Raku
  • Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan
  • Top of the World at Stratosphere
  • Morimoto – The Strip
  •  Firefly – East of The Strip
  • Battista's Hole in the Wall

Top Shopping Centers in Las Vegas

LV is country’s biggest shopping destination. Flash your gold card at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo. These are the places that are known for high-end shopping for designer labels and independent boutiques.

Shop at the Crystals for exclusive designer stuff – a home to the largest collection of flagship brands like Gucci, Prada, Sisley, and Tourbillon.

For deeply discounted designer goods, try the Fashion Outlets in Primm, a 45-minute drive from the Strip or take a  taxi to Las Vegas Premium Outlets – North / South and shop for brands like Calvin Klein, D&G, DKNY, Hugo Boss just to name a few and get huge discounts.

  • Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
  • Fashion Show
  • The Grand Canal Shoppes

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
  • Neon Museum
  • Springs Preserve

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Grilled Octopus – B&B Ristorante
  • Langoustines - Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare
  • Quinoa Fritters – The Border Grill

Sports Club

  • Las Vegas 51's – Baseball
  • Vegas Golden Knights – Ice Hockey
  • Las Vegas Thunder – Basketball

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 2.95
  • Taxi: $ 3.30 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1191.40
  • Cheap meal: $ 15
  • Gasoline: $ 0.66 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 50

Information about Winnipeg

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Morris,
  • Carman,
  • Stonewall

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
  • Rail: Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Road: Bus: Greyhound Bus Depot

Airport

Airport: Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km

Driving Time: 15 minutes

Languages: Tagalog

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: TIP 2$ TO 20$
  • Housekeeper: TIP 2$ TO 20$
  • Concierge: Between TIP 2$ TO 20$

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
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