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Welcome to Las Vegas

Thanks to its supersize hotels and venues as well as neverending sunny skies, Las Vegas serves as a top destination for conventions and meetings that attract global audiences. It boasts nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space including a newly expanded convention center, plus top-notch dining and accommodations. Famously referred to as Sin City, Las Vegas offers plenty of entertainment options—from the tame to the risque—so you’re guaranteed a good time.
Las Vegas Highlights
While most visitors travel to Las Vegas to try their luck at the numerous table games and slot machines found all around the city, there is more to do than just gamble. From magic to music to comedy and more, Las Vegas offers an endless roster of shows and entertainment, as well as nature-related activities and sports, in particular golf, that are found in the surrounding desert area.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located a few miles west of Las Vegas, in the Mojave Desert, this area includes hiking trails and a scenic driving route.
The Strip
This is where you’ll find a concentration of resort hotels and casinos and the famous bright lights of Vegas.
Fountains of Bellagio
These 200-foot-tall fountains outside the Bellagio hotel dance along to synchronized music.
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
Take in views of the Strip from inside this replica of the French landmark located at the Paris hotel.
Hoover Dam
Situated at the border of Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel and an easy jaunt from Vegas.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
Each season, the Botanical Garden at the Bellagio hotel is transformed into a show-stopping floral display.
Fremont Street Experience
This is a five-block covered mall with hotels, restaurants, and a nightly light-and-sound show.
Grand Canyon National Park
Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon and its layered bands of colorful rock is a popular trip from Vegas.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Located a few miles west of Las Vegas, in the Mojave Desert, this area includes hiking trails and a scenic driving route.
The Strip
This is where you’ll find a concentration of resort hotels and casinos and the famous bright lights of Vegas.
Fountains of Bellagio
These 200-foot-tall fountains outside the Bellagio hotel dance along to synchronized music.
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
Take in views of the Strip from inside this replica of the French landmark located at the Paris hotel.
Hoover Dam
Situated at the border of Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam is an engineering marvel and an easy jaunt from Vegas.
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden
Each season, the Botanical Garden at the Bellagio hotel is transformed into a show-stopping floral display.
Fremont Street Experience
This is a five-block covered mall with hotels, restaurants, and a nightly light-and-sound show.
Grand Canyon National Park
Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon and its layered bands of colorful rock is a popular trip from Vegas.
Las Vegas Weather
Las Vegas averages 320 days of sunshine per year and fewer than five inches of precipitation annually, making it an attractive year-round destination for meetings and events. But the spring (from March to May) and fall (from September to November) seasons are considered the best times to visit because that’s when you’ll experience the most moderate weather. Beware: During the summers, daytime temps can exceed 100 degrees.
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Las Vegas Weather Essentials
MonthHighLowPrecipitation
June99°75°0.07 in
July104°81°0.40 in
August102°79°0.33 in
September94°71°0.25 in
October81°58°0.27 in
November66°47°0.36 in
December57°39°0.50 in
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Las Vegas Resources
Get There
What is the best way to get to Las Vegas?
Flying: McCarran International Airport is the main airport serving the Las Vegas area. Most hotels are located within a 15-minute drive from the airport. Henderson Executive Airport is an alternative to McCarran for private air travel.
Train: There is no direct rail service into Las Vegas. Some nearby Amtrak train stations shuttle passengers to/from Las Vegas.
Car: From southern California, visitors can take Interstate 15 to Las Vegas. Expect this drive to be congested, especially on the weekends. It’s roughly a four-hour drive from the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas. If traveling from east of Las Vegas, drivers can take I-40 through Arizona, then head north on US-93 before picking up I-15.
What is the best time to visit Las Vegas?
Since Las Vegas is home to hundreds of conventions each year, you’ll want to check the calendar before booking your event to ensure there are no conflicts. In addition to conferences, meetings, and conventions, Vegas also hosts several major entertainment events throughout the year, including the Billboard Music Awards in May, the World Series of Poker from May to June, and the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September. And of course, New Year's Eve is a popular time for tourists to visit Sin City, plus expect bigger crowds on the weekends since it’s a frequent getaway spot for folks from Los Angeles. As for weather, you’ll experience the most comfortable daily temperatures during the spring and fall months.
Get Around
Walking: Because of the heat and deceptively long stretches between hotels, exploring Las Vegas on foot isn’t advised. If you choose to walk, you may be able to travel between hotels via a bridge or underground walkway.
Transit: The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada operates two routes on Las Vegas Boulevard: the double-decker Deuce bus and the Strip and Downtown Express. There are also three trams that operate short routes between major hotels, and the Las Vegas Monorail makes stops along the resort corridor.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available throughout Las Vegas and are usually found in front of hotels during all hours. Ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are also popular here.
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