An enchanting oasis in the Nevada Desert, Las Vegas is
larger than life in every way. Five-star hotels, casinos and golf courses
abound and there are sights and sounds to dazzle the senses.
The array of wonders offered by Las Vegas is far too great
to cover here, but you can find out more about the world’s gambling capital on
the official Las Vegas website.
Following developments in technology and the rising
popularity of online poker, televised
coverage of the World Series of Poker has taken the sport to a wider
audience, and it seems this tournament will keep going from strength to
The Strip in the heart of Vegas is a focal point for hotels
and casinos, including the Rio
All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the venue for the 2008 World Series of Poker, while
entertainment also thrives in downtown Vegas.
It is pretty easy to navigate around the city and the
attractions are packed relatively close together. The Las Vegas Monorail is an extremely modern
mode of transportation running along The Strip’s east side, behind the hotels
The Monorail stops at a number of the high-profile hotels,
including Bally’s, Paris Las Vegas,
The Flamingo and Caesar’s Palace. It runs every day, closing at 2 a.m. and
reopening at 7 a.m. on weekdays, and on weekends it stays open until 3 a.m.
On top of the numerous transport options available in the
city, most of Las Vegas can be covered on foot; it is advisable to walk along
the Strip to experience is many attractions to their full.
Getting to Las Vegas
Las Vegas welcomes approximately 40 million visitors
annually and the McCarren International Airport is one of the 12 busiest
airports worldwide, with direct flights to and from more than 125 cities across
For more detailed flight information, you can visit the McCarren International Airport website.
There are buses from many of the major centers, although
there is no rail service to Las Vegas.
Local Las Vegas Publications
Local Las Vegas publications
are an excellent source of city news and trends, as well as listings and
critiques of current shows and events.
The largest newspaper in Nevada, a morning paper available daily throughout the
Las Vegas Sun
Another daily (afternoon) paper, the Sun offers local news, business
information, classifieds and sports.
Las Vegas City Life
Las Vegas City Life is a weekly news and culture publication, and can be found
at local businesses for free.
Las Vegas Weekly
Another of the city’s weekly “alternative” publications, available at
businesses for free.
Vegas Golfer features some good analysis of the local links scene. See if your
hotel has a copy.
Vegas Web Sites
The following Web
sites provide information that might assist you in planning your trip to Las
Citizens Area Transit
For public transportation route and schedule information.
Clark County Marriage License Bureau
For legal requirements and information on getting married in Clark County.
The official Web site of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
The Web site for the Las Vegas airport.
Department of Transportation
For current road conditions in Nevada.
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