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Facts & Fundamentals

Las Vegas' legendary Strip is not really within the city limits of Las Vegas-proper. "A-one for the money..." The King (Elvis Presley) performed more than 800 consecutive sold-out shows in Vegas. Who's Vegas Vic? Actually, Vegas Vic is an enormous neon sign (one of the largest in the world) that looms over Fremont Street. It's not all about the gambling in Vegas. In fact, there are more than 350 weddings each day! According to legend, gangster and Vegas innovator Bugsy Seigal named his Flamingo casino in honor of his girlfriend's long legs. Aptly named, the Stratosphere Tower at 1,149 feet is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the U.S. In the state of Nevada, if somebody shoots your dog on your own property, it is legal for you to hang the shooter. If you're a fan of sports betting, Vegas offers plenty of action; just remember it's against the law to bet on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. "ID, please?" Rumor has it, when Strip standout Paul Anka first played Vegas, he was too young to be permitted in the casino. The nearby Hoover Dam contains enough concrete to pave a road between San Francisco and New York.


Vegas sits at 2,000 feet above sea level in the middle of a desert, so its atmosphere is dry and seasonal temperatures tend to be consistent from year to year. Winter temperatures usually arrive with cool, dry breezes and can dip as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit, often surprising some travelers. Plus, snow is not unheard of. In the fall and spring, it's a good idea to bring at least a light jacket to keep you comfortable as you visit the next casino or restaurant. When summer rolls around, Vegas can get hot; days when the mercury pushes over 100 are not uncommon. But then, that's why they have all those enormous, climate-controlled hotels! Summer evenings are much cooler, making nighttime strolls along the Strip quite pleasant.

City Detail

Miles of neon, millions of sequins and multitudes of visitors have made Las Vegas one of the world’s most spectacular cities. Sin City proudly struts as the most famous gambling mecca in the U.S. But beyond the glitz and glamour of 24-hour mega casino-hotels, this Nevada city is a world-class destination in its own right.

Las Vegas is a desert city, part of the Vegas Valley, and surrounded by the Spring and Sierra Nevada mountains. Picturesque vistas in the Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Toiyabe National Forest are the antithesis of the Strip’s neon facades. Death Valley, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon are each less than a day’s drive from the city, too. 

The resorts mesmerize visitors with intricate, awe-inspiring features. The dancing fountains at Bellagio, scream-inducing rides atop the Stratosphere, Venetian canals and Big Apple glitz create memorable experiences that epitomize the flashy showcase that is at the heart of Vegas. 

As the Entertainment Capital of the World, Vegas lives up to its hype with high-energy performances and concerts. The casino shows helped make Elvis, Frank, Wayne and Liberace superstars, and today’s headliners set the bar even higher. Those who favor legit theatre are in luck with a state-of-the-art performing arts center downtown. Museums tell the story of the ubiquitous neon signs, the atomic legacy and pinball machines. Hotels engage audiences with free fine art exhibits, aquariums, white tigers and a full-service Ferrari/Maserati dealership.

More than 310 sunny days each year make the hotels’ outdoor pools and spas the perfect respite from the incessant sounds and energy of the Strip. From chichi Encore Beach Club at Wynn to the 11-acre Mandalay Bay Beach’s 2,700 tons of sand and three pools, there’s no shortage of extravagant wet and wild fun to be had. For more athletic endeavors, the natural world offers plenty of hiking, biking and rock climbing opportunities. Mount Charleston, 45 minutes outside of the city, is the place for winter skiing and snowboarding. 

But the city isn’t all flash and cash. Although it is relatively young (founded in 1905), Vegas has retained architectural witnesses to its earliest days. Long before Vegas was settled, Mormons established a fort on the trail between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles in 1855. The adobe buildings are the oldest still standing in southern Nevada today. The Golden Gate Casino on Fremont Street opened in 1906 and is still thriving today, albeit as the smallest hotel on the Strip. And Little Church of the West, a charming wedding chapel built in 1940 as a replica of chapels in the Old West, has survived by literally moving three times to make way for progress. Judy Garland, Angelina Jolie and Betty Grable are among its brides. 

What happens in Vegas has become a touchstone for the rest of the country. With its loose reputation, the lure of sudden wealth, and images of glamorous icons, today’s Vegas offers a taste of the forbidden with few, if any, consequences.



3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV 89109

For innovative Italian fare, the Wynn's Bartolotta always impresses with its amazingly fresh fish and seafood (much of it line-caught and flown in fresh daily from the Old Country). On nice evenings, there's not a better place in the world to enjoy Sicilian saber fish or Ligurian octopus than in one of Bartolotta's private cabanas.




4321 W Flamigo Road, Palms Casino Resort

Las Vegas, NV 89103

Perched atop Palms Casino & Resort, Alizé offers dramatic views of the Strip, making it a top spot for romantic hearts. That said, chef André Rochat delivers some of Vegas’ very best French-inspired cuisine, and the accolades and awards have steadily poured in since the restaurant’s 2001 debut. Five- and seven-course tasting menus are available.



Burger Bar

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard S #121A, Mandalay Place

Las Vegas, NV 89119

This high-end sports bar at Mandalay Place definitely doesn't serve up your father's hamburger, unless, of course, he happens to be chef Hubert Keller, of Fleur de Lys fame. Granite-top tables, handcrafted micro brews and private TVs set a comfy stage, but Keller's Rossini Kobe-style beef burger topped with truffles is a show-stealer.



Joël Robuchon Restaurant

3799 Las Vegas Boulevard S, MGM Grand Hotel

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Three Michelin stars (expense account territory) tell the story at this exclusive affair, located at the MGM Grand. Robuchon's take on traditional French fare is anything but traditional thanks to dishes like truffled langoustine ravioli with chopped cabbage. A la carte and multi-course tastings are offered, and as seating is limited, reservations are highly recommended.



Restaurant Guy Savoy

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard S Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, NV 89109

The first restaurant outside of Paris for culinary giant Guy Savoy, this 75-seat minimalist space in Caesars specializes in amazing French fare along with views of the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Restaurant Guy Savoy features an impressive selection of French wine, superb service and lofty price tags.



Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare

3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas, 89109

For innovative Italian fare, Wynn's Bartolotta always impresses with its amazingly fresh fish and seafood (much of it line-caught and flown in fresh daily from the Old Country). On nice evenings, there's not a better place in the world to enjoy Sicilian saber fish or Ligurian octopus than in one of Bartolotta's private cabanas.



From the endless shrimp cocktails to the never-ending buffets, world-class dining hasn’t always been synonymous with Sin City. But ever since Wolfgang Puck opened his first restaurant in Vegas, the dining scene has taken fine dining to the next level. Today, it isn’t a question of which is the best restaurant, but more a matter of budget and the number of meals you can devote to enjoying the work of some of the finest chefs working today.

True to form, the top casino-hotels cater to guests’ taste buds with some of the finest restaurants in town. Headed by celebrity chefs, these are the enclaves of gourmands who won’t flinch at an exorbitant bill. The MGM Grand has the only chef and restaurant to garner three stars from Michelin, Joël Robuchon and his eponymous restaurant, where diners rave about the 16-course tasting menu. Other major players include Thomas Keller, Michael Mina and Guy Savoy who draw well-heeled crowds to their exquisite venues. Guests of the Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Wynn Las Vegas and Venetian/Palazzo can splurge on a multi-course banquet that is a feast for the senses one night, and then sample the numerous other offerings in the same hotel the next few nights. Even second-tier hotels feature a multitude of excellent offerings to keep gaming guests happy.

The best dining in town isn’t limited to hotels, though. Away from the neon and sequins, visitors are discovering what the locals already know: There are a number of fabulous places just waiting to be tried. Origin India Restaurant & Bar and Lotus of Siam are two that offer exotic cuisine and a first-class experience off the Strip.

Back on the Strip, those legendary all-you-can-eat buffets that have been the butt of jokes for years have stepped up their game as well. The price tags can run from $15 for breakfast to $40 for dinner, but the meals are worth it. Check out The Wicked Spoon with their individual servings tapas-style or Bellagio’s buffet that features Kobe beef, goose and what may be the best selection of desserts, including gelato and flaky pastries.

After an all-night poker game, breakfast is always a winner. And in Vegas, breakfast is something to celebrate. Forget coffee and toast and head to Hash House A Go Go, The Egg Works or Jamms to start the day right. For those in need of a bit of pampering, Bouchon Bistro at The Venetian garners rave reviews.

Any meal deserves a sweet ending, and Sin City doesn’t disappoint. Make a point of stopping at a local favorite, Luv-It Frozen Custard, and order the Western Sundae. Ethel M Chocolates and Jean-Philippe Patisserie offer sinfully rich, diet-breaking temptations that no one should resist.


Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

Sunset Park, 2601 E Sunset Road

Las Vegas, NV 89120

[October 2015] Hear ye, hear ye! All knights, maidens, royals and knaves are welcome to sample the wares, cuisine, jousts and entertainment of this mythical medieval kingdom. Step back in time and join the merry inhabitants, minstrels, pirates and peasants as they stage historical reenactments, parades, tourneys and performances.

Glittering Lights

7000 Las Vegas Boulevard N

Las Vegas, 89115

[November 2014-January 2015] This 2.5-mile drive-through spectacle kicks off the holiday season with more than 450 animated and twinkling displays of LED lights. Proceeds benefit local Las Vegas charities. Pop a holiday CD into the player, gather the family and enjoy millions of colorful LED lights for a delightful dose of holiday cheer.

Las Vegas Blues & Brews Festival

333 S Valley View Boulevard

Las Vegas, 89107

[May 2015] Summer gets off to a great start at Springs Preserve, when brewers from the local to the international arena gather at this historic site to showcase their brews. Live blues bands keep the party going.

Las Vegas Halloween Parade

9th and 10th Streets on Fremont E

Las Vegas, 68025

[October 2015] Drawing thousands of participants and watchers, this free parade is open to everyone. Dress in your most outrageous costume because you might win a prize, and stick around for the free afterparty.

New Year’s Eve Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101

[December 2014] In a city that knows how to throw a party, the last bash of the year is an adults-only, four-mile long celebration from Mandalay Bay to Stratosphere. Tribute bands, fireworks and throngs of fellow celebrants will greet 2015. Bundle up, because it’s bound to be chilly.

Billed as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas lives up its reputation with non-stop entertainment and events. Visitors can be forgiven for being overwhelmed with the variety of shows and concerts onstage in the dozens of hotels and resorts. And since the gaming and tourism industry is the major focus of the city, the event lineup follows suit.

Summer kicks off as Vegas celebrates with Las Vegas Blues & Brews Festival at Springs Preserve Amphitheater. Celebrate the 4th of July with extravagant fireworks displays, Night of Fire at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and more pool parties at the hotels than anyone can reasonably attend. And Labor Day Weekend, the traditional end to summer, is a great time to visit Vegas to catch the parties being staged at the hottest nightclubs.

For a city that doesn’t have a shy bone in its body, it's no surprise Halloween is a major event. Adding to the fun is the fact that October 31st is a state holiday marking Statehood Day. So pack a costume and be prepared to join in the merrymaking. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum offers visitors glow sticks to find their way around in the dark, along with spooky sounds and creepy characters. Fremont Street becomes a big monster bash with live entertainment. The many public costume parties offer serious cash for best costumes. Zombies will be looking for brains, so keep a sharp eye out if you plan to attend one of the many haunted houses. Named the scariest attraction for 14 years, Asylum and Hotel Fear are two of the must-scare attractions.

The Age of Chivalry, or at least the Renaissance Festival version, returns each year in October. With lavish costumes, knights in shining armor, historical reenactments, jousts and colorful pageantry, crowds gather in a medieval kingdom populated by artisans, royalty, troubadours and an assortment of entertaining characters in period attire. Fall also draws motorcycle enthusiasts, booklovers and those interested in everything from major shows to handmade works by artists and craftsmen.

Winter ushers in a wonderland in the middle of this desert. While the days grow colder, the twinkling lights, over-the-top holiday decorations, and special events take the merrymaking to new heights. The dancing fountains at Bellagio change their tunes to those of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and carols by Sinatra. Hotels compete to display the tallest tree with more ornaments than one can imagine, and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the Glittering Lights, a drive-through event that features more than 2.5 miles of animated and twinkling LED light displays from mid-November through early January.

Ring out the old and welcome the new by being a part of the enormous crowd at the Fremont Street Experience’s New Year’s Eve four-mile long extravaganza. Bundle up and join the party. There will be tribute bands performing on three stages and, as the clock strikes midnight, eight casinos will announce 2015 with displays of fireworks. Then head indoors and toast the New Year at one of the irresistible nightclub parties!

McCarran International Airport (LAS): Las Vegas, Nevada

Airport Address
5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119-2407 USA

Ticket Counter Location
Terminal 3, Sun Country Ticket Counter / Ticket counter closes 45 minutes prior to flight departure

Kiosk Check-In Locations
Sun Country Ticket Counter, All common area kiosks

Off-Site Kiosk Check-In Location
LAS Car Rental Facility/Las Vegas Convention Center/Venetian Hotel Lobby/Starwood/Marriott/Hilton

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