What's the weather like in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas gets very little rainfall, and while July and August are considered “monsoon” season, this is little more than tongue-in-cheek, referencing the occasional light afternoon shower. Spring and Fall are generally mild and comfortable, with the desert winter getting relatively chilly (although rarely below freezing), and Summers getting quite hot.
How to get around in Las Vegas
Public buses (the RTC) operate from 5AM - 2AM daily. Have exact change on hand, or pre-buy boarding passes from vending machines.
Renting a Car
Driving can be tricky, owing both to Las Vegas' notoriously aggressive drivers as well as the frequency of drunk tourists sliding behind the wheel. Parking can also be a challenge.
The Las Vegas Monorail provides convenient transportation between many of the Las Vegas Strip casino resorts, including MGM Grand, Bally's, Paris, Flamingo, Caesars, Harrah's, LINQ, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate, and SLS.
Although you'll rarely if ever get in trouble for it, it's actually illegal in Las Vegas to hail a cab from the street. Nearly every resort, casino, shopping mall, or other large establishment will have a cab stand from which you can request a taxi.
Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft operate in Las Vegas, and can be considerably cheaper than taking a taxi. Beware of surge pricing (it can get outrageous.)
Where should I eat in Las Vegas?
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Things to do in Las Vegas
Las Vegas festivals and parades
AprVegas Uncork'dA food festival hosted by top chefs, including wine tastings, amazing dinners, and cooking demonstrations.
AprViva Las VegasA return to Vegas’ rockabilly heyday. Expect pool parties, live music, dancing, and classic car shows.
JunRise FestivalA celebration of life, the earth, and humanity, Rise Festival is a unique gathering which ends with every attendee releasing a floating lantern up to the black desert sky.
JunElectric Daisy CarnivalThe self-described “largest EDM festival in the world” brings over 350,000 enthusiasts to Vegas for three nights of wild partying and hot music.
JulWorld Series of PokerHigh-stakes professional players, famous celebrities, and even casino employees compete against each other in over 40 tournaments, with the total purse numbering in the millions.
What's the nightlife like in Las Vegas?
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Chateau at Paris
A two-story nightclub with French-inspired decor and rooftop views of the strip, Chateau provides a classic (albeit lively) backdrop for an exciting evening.
Don't miss:Chateau is the only Vegas nightclub with a rooftop - it's worth it for the views alone!
Tip: Dress to impress - you're unlikely to get past the front door in a t-shirt and flip flops.
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Party all night overlooking the famed Bellagio fountains in this luxurious, mysterious indoor/outdoor venue.
Don't miss:Hyde boasts a strong board of craft cocktails - if you're a fan of mixology, this is your spot!
Tip: Upscale, fashionable attire is required - but it's the Bellagio, did you expect anything else?
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Party 51-stories above street level at one of Vegas' wildest (and that's saying something) nightclubs, Voodoo.
Don't miss:Try the "Witch Doctor" - an enormous, smoking rum cocktail.
Tip: If heights aren't your thing, you definitely won't enjoy the 51-story glass elevator ride up to Voodoo.
Las Vegas hidden gems
Vegas is famous for its neon sign-lined streets, but there are far more than will meet your eyes. Take a tour of the Neon Boneyard, the resting place of over 150 vintage Las Vegas neon signs, including the famed Silver Slipper and Binion’s Horseshoe.