Las Vegas Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Las Vegas

Where is it located?: Las Vegas is in the southern corner of Nevada, a mountain state.

Why do people go there?: Las Vegas, the city of sin: a never ending glow of lights, sex, money and greed. Vegas has the best food, the best entertainment and the best ways to blow your money, without a doubt. The reputation precedes this city in the desert – a note for travelers – it’s a lot more fun if you’re of age (21).

How do travelers get there?: There are great flight packages from all over the country – and the globe. There are a number of bus tours as well – or plain old Greyhound will do too.

Currency: US Dollar

City Code: 702

Population: 600,000

Languages: English

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Las Vegas Boulevard, Fremont Street, Off-Strip, Boulder Strip, North Las Vegas, Summerlin

Attractions: Casinos, Vegas Stip, Food, Entertainment

Accommodations: Las Vegas Hostels

Tourist Office:

Off-the-beaten-path: Red Rock Canyon, Area 51 Excursion, Valley of Fire State Park

Health Issues: None

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Winter can be very nice…and the crowds know it.

City Specific Events: Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, Chinese New Year, World Archery Festival, The Great Crafts Festival, City of Light Jazz Festival, Fourth of July Fireworks

How to get around?: The simplest way to tour around Las Vegas is by the use of taxi. You can also rent car or simply use your feet.

Good to know: Las Vegas is the capital city of the world.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The cheapest airport to fly into Las Vegas is the McCarran International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Las Vegas travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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