Las Vegas Flights
Las Vegas is served by Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) which is conveniently situated a mere 2 miles from Las Vegas Boulevard. The airport is well served by direct flights from all over the US and, handling more than 47 million passengers a year, Las Vegas McCarran International Airport is one of the busiest airports on the planet.
If you do not have a transfer already organized, there are a number of transfer options available from the airport. The quickest way to get to your hotel is by using one of the metered taxis outside of the airport. Shuttle vans are a cheaper alternative with a trip from the airport to the Strip costing as little as $10. However, as these vehicles make stops at a number of different hotels and locations, the transfer can take significantly longer than a taxi.
Although often overlooked, the public bus service is a quick and cheap way to get to Downtown Las Vegas or the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard. The buses run every 30 minutes during peak times and once an hour during off-peak hours.
On average, you can expect a flight from New York to Las Vegas to take 5 hours and a flight From Los Angeles to Las Vegas to take just over an hour. There are a number of popular airlines which offer flights to and from Las Vegas such as Southwest Airlines, Unites Airlines, Delta Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
In order to get the best deal on your flight to Las Vegas, consider booking with a low-cost airline such as JetBlue, Southwest or Spirit. In addition, as Las Vegas is a popular weekend destination, you can make some excellent savings by timing your visit midweek.
Top Things to do in Las Vegas
Young couples have been heading to Vegas for years to take advantage of the more relaxed regulations regarding both marriage and divorce. Unlike many other states, Nevada does not require any waiting period to pass between application for a marriage license and the ceremony being performed: licenses can be purchased up until midnight every night. Divorces too are easily acquired with little waiting time and no proof of reason for the disillusion of the marriage being required.
Vegas is also well known for fantastic entertainments: from lounge singers to cabaret acts to illusionists and magicians to strip bars, there is something for everyone! Internationally famous artists such as Tom Jones, David Copperfield, Prince, Penn and Teller and even the legendary Elvis Presley – to mention but a few – have all headlined at Vegas at one time or another.
Of course, there is another side to Las Vegas, the side that has given rise to the tag-line ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.’ I am, of course, referring to the sensual world of adult entertainment, featuring strippers, pole dancers, exotic dancers and burlesque shows. While many people visit Las Vegas with their families, seeing the sights and enjoying the PG-rated attractions, many more visit to glimpse the more titillating side of life – sometimes even combining the visit with a wedding, using their stag party or hen night as an excuse to see all that the city has to offer!
Gambling is the lifeblood of the city, and it is also the main reason for the millions of visitors every year! The city caters for the avid gambler with slot machines in every possible space, from hotel lobbies to airports to toilets. There are establishments for every pocket too, with seriously expensive tables for those with the cash to spare and more modest stakes for those just looking to raise their pulse a little.