Sin City: The Las Vegas Guide
Viva Las Vegas!
Las Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the US both for business and for vacations. And despite the nickname, Sin City will cater just fine to adults looking to get away and to families who need appropriate entertainment for all ages. There's a lot you can do in the free to low-cost range, but if price is no object, Las Vegas will be ready to get as luxurious as you need. Here are some tips to guide you through the wide range of casino, hotel, resort, golf and other entertainment attractions offered for the whole family.
Plan Your Sin City Trip Before You Get There - advice for saving time, money and personal energy
The distractions of Las Vegas are vast, so it can often be very helpful to get an idea of what you want to do and where you want to go before you get there.
If you're going for business, remember... you're going for business! When I work and play at the same time, I count backwards from important meetings, adding up time needed to eat, get dressed and get adequate sleep before work. Then I make myself a set shut-down time when I stop having fun and go back to getting some work done.
If you're going with the kids, work in activities that are fun for both parents and children, and let everyone share in picking what goes into the schedule. Also don't plan to do so much in one day that everyone just gets cranky and tired from running around.
If you're going for gambling, set a budget and stick to it. If you walk around Vegas and keep your eyes and ears open, you'll find it doesn't take long to come across people who've just lost so much, they aren't sure how they're going to get home. And that's just no fun at all.
Sin City For The Underaged - How to have fun in Las Vegas with children
- Las Vegas Kids
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- Las Vegas with Kids
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- Las Vegas for Kids
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- Guide to Vegas: The Teenager
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Surviving Sin City - Self-Care for the Las Vegas Visitor
A vacation in Vegas can actually be kind of exhausting as there is so much going on, it's easy to get distracted and not take proper care of yourself. If you have a working visitor to Sin City, you need to take double-care of yourself. Here are a few simple tips that can up the comfort level and make it easier to extend your energy levels so you can keep having fun. Or get some work done if you absolutely have to.
Good shoes - This is the classic trick for almost all travel. The Strip can be like a parking lot on a busy night, so be ready to walk, a lot! It's cheaper than cabs and helps you work off all those buffets too. Pick something with a flat sole and good support. Lacing shoes let you adjust for swollen feet.
A little trick from folks who work on their feet all day is before you go out at night change to a fresh pair of socks that are a little thinner than what you wore all day.
Water - Unless you live year-round in a desert, Las Vegas is going to dry you out. The heat outside and the air conditioning inside both leech out a lot of moisture. So do the free drinks.
Carry a water bottle with you if you're going to do any walking around. If you're parked at your fave blackjack table or poker machine, make every other drink you order be water.
Smoke - Non-smokers can have a rough time in Vegas, as it's a town that caters to smokers. Or as one waitress asked a friend and I once, "Would you like smoking, or second-hand smoking?" She'd realized when she asked smoking or non from our stunned faces that she was dealing with Californians and made a cute joke that's also very true out of it.
If you are a non-smoker going to Las Vegas, you can get non-smoking hotel rooms easily, but being in public space is going to be hard. You may want to limit your indoor casino activities during peak hours. Carrying water and eye drops can also help.
A "layer" - Going from the heat outside to the brisk air conditioning inside can be shocking, especially in those scorching Sin City summers, so taking along an extra shirt or sweater to be able to adjust is a great idea. If you're susceptible to summer colds, it's mandatory.
Ear plugs - Once I finally learned to travel with ear plugs, there were a whole range of low-level hotel hassles where I became self-sufficient for dealing with them. Noisy neighbors. Being put in a room over the hotel's main showroom. Having a room right on a busy street. And especially that rattling but life-saving air conditioner. Plus, there's no telling if you'll stay on regular day/night hours or not once you start running all over town having fun.
Elopements and Shotgun Weddings - What happens in Vegas might follow you home if it was a wedding
Las Vegas doesn't require a blood test or a waiting period for weddings, so once you and your sweetie get your marriage license, you are good to go. After decades of having a graveyard shift at the Clark County Marriage License Bureau, Sin City is changing that. As of September 1, 2006, you can only get marriage licenses from 8 a.m. to midnight. So while you can still get married in the middle of the night, you will have to have taken care of that one little detail ahead of time.
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- Graceland Chapel
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- Chapel Wee Kirk o' the Heather
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- Garden of Love Wedding Chapel
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All Along The Strip - some of the sights to seeClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Museums of Sin City - From high art to high kitsch, there something to look at for everyone
- Truly Virtual Web Art Museum
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- Savage Ancient Seas Coming July 2006
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- Atomic Testing Museum - In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
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- Liberace Museum in Las Vegas
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- Neon Museum
"The Neon Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit neon signs and associated artifacts to inspire educational and cultural enrichment for diverse members of our international community."
- Las Vegas Museum
The purpose of the museum is to illustrate, for the public benefit, the dynamic history of Las Vegas and its relationship to the Santa Fe Trail, the Rough Riders and the development of New Mexico and the United States.
- Elvis-A-Rama Experience
A fast-paced tribute to Elvis. Covering the 50's, Movies, '68 comeback Special, and Jumpsuit years, we really put on a show fit for The King. It began as it has for many: as a burning passion for the King of Rock and Roll. Founder Chris Davidson,
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Official Las Vegas Info
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Requires a high-speed internet connection. Traffic cams are provided by the Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation (FAST).
- Official Guide to the Buffets in and around Las Vegas, NV
Most complete guide of hotel and casino buffets in and around Las Vegas Nevada also check prices on rooms, shows and make restaurant reservations.
- LVCVA.com - Official Site for Las Vegas Meetings and Travel Professionals
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- Las Vegas BikeFest
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- Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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