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Las Vegas Vacations - Your Top 15 Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Aug 17, 2007
People travelling to Las Vegas for the first time, or return visitors, can be a bit overwhelmed with all that Las Vegas and its surrounding areas have to offer. So many questions arise as to where to get cheap hotels in Vegas, what age are you allowed to drink, what's the weather like in Vegas, what should I pack, what hotels accept pets, how can I see Vegas on a budget, how much does a limousine cost from the airport. Unfortunately it can be difficult to find all the answers to these questions in one place.

Q. How much does it cost to rent a limousine from McCarran airport? A. Las Vegas Limousines have some great rates for travellers who want to experience a limousine for a very cheap rate. They can be contacted at (702) 7361419. Their current rates are $4.50 each person one way to Strip hotels and $6.00 for each person travelling downtown one way.

Q. What is the average temperature in Las Vegas? A. Las Vegas has 320 days, on average, sunshine, every single year and an incredibly low 4.19 inches or rainfall. The temperature in January ranges from 56F(13C) to 33F(1C) and in July between 75F(24C) and 105F(41C).

Q. Is there a number I can call to find out Nevada road conditions? A. There is a toll free number to call - 18776876237. You can also go to the website http://www.nevadadot.com/traveler/. To check California road conditions call 18004277623 or 9164457623.

Q. How old must you be to gamble? A. 21 years of age.

Q. Can I use my cell phone when I am gambling? A. Cell phones are not permitted when you are live gambling - like roulette, craps, blackjack, etc. There are no exceptions to this rule and you will be told quite firmly by casino staff to turn off your phone.

Q. How can I find out if my hotel offers a shuttle service from the airport? A. Visit http://www.mccarran.com/03_shuttles_01.asp

Q. Where can I find out information about Hoover Dam? A. You can get maps and driving instructions at http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam.

Q. Obviously I want to do a bit of gambling while I'm in Vegas and hopefully not lose all my money. Is there anywhere I can go to to learn some gambling strategies before I go? A. Look at these websites: http://www.blackjack-strategies.biz http://www.casino-rules.biz http://www.online-gambling-tips.biz http://www.www.blackjack.md http://www.texas-hold-em-tips.biz http;//www.texas-hold-em-poker-rules.biz http://www.best-online-poker.us (Alexa)

Q. Is there a way of finding out what my taxi rate should be from the McCarran airport? A. There should is. Visit http://taxi.state.nv.us/FaresFees.htm

Q. Where can I get the best rewards on my slot card? A. One way is by going to Harrahs and registering for their player card as their slot card is good there and also Flamingo, Ballys, Paris, Rio, Caesars and other casinos outside of Nevada. Another way is by going to MGM/Mirage and joining their players club as their slot card is good also at Luxor, Excalibur, New York New York, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Bellagio, Mirage, TI, Circus Circus and also other ones in Nevada.

Q. Are there any interactive maps of Las Vegas? A. Yes. Visit http://www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/stay/planning-information/interactive-maps.jsp

Q. Where can I find the current temperatures in Vegas in real time? A. Visit http://www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/stay/planning-information/weather.jsp

Q. Where can I find out what is happening in Las Vegas this week? A. Go here http://govegas.about.com/od/thisweekinlasvegas/

Q. Where can I find some pictures of the Las Vegas Strip all in one place? A. Visit http://govegas.about.com/od/picturegallery/ig/Las-Vegas-Strip/index.htm

Q. How can I find out what shows and headliners are going to be in Las Vegas when I'm there? A. Visit http://www.lvol.com/lvoleg/search.html
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