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Las Vegas facts

Las Vegas - Facts before you leave


Here you will get some facts about the big city. Good to know before you leave.


When should you travel?

You can visit Las Vegas when ever during the whole year around. Of course it depends on which kind of weather you like and if you like to be outside or only inside at all the casinos..... During the month (May-Sept) it can get really hot. Bring sunscreen and wear loose, light-colored clothing that substantially blocks sunlight. Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids. During winter/spring seldom don´t go below zero.

Beside you have an approx scale over the temperatures in LAS per month.

Month avarage temp.
January 59-64F 13-18C
February 60-65F 14-19C
March 69-74F 18-23C
April 80-85F 24-29C
May 84-89F 27-32C
June 93-98F 32-37C
July 95-100F 34-39C
August 95-100F 34-39C
September 90-95F 30-35C
October 79-84F 24-29C
November 75-80F 22-27C
December 59-64F 13-18C



Number of inhabitants
Approx 600 000 (city of Las Vegas)

Number of visitors per year
Approx 38, 9millions

Currency
Dollar

Language
The official language is English.


Public Holidays

Presidents' Day (third Monday in Feb), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Independence Day(July 4 - if it occurs at the weekend - following Monday), Labor Day (first Monday in Sept), Columbus Day (second Monday in October), Veterans Day (Nov 11), Thanksgiving (third or last Thursday in Nov), Christmas Day (Dec 25).


Time difference
Eight hours after Sweden

Airport
McCarran Airport (LAS)

Emergency
To get to the Police, Fire deparment and Ambulance, call 911.

Swedish consulate
Longford Plaza, 3097 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas. NV 89120
(tel +1 707 777 0628)


Tip
Cocktail waitresses. housekeepers and even desk clerks (if you're looking for a better room) all ride the tip gravy train. Tipping at casinos is also important.
From 1USD - and up.....


Electricity
110V AC - electrical outlet (with two flat straight outlets). Bring with you an electrical adapter.


Internet
Some Hotel have got access to Internet, sorry to say not all. A tip, use the Internet Café, at the Polo Towers Plaza at 3745 Las Vegas Blvd S. Some hotels allow you access at their business centers. Those that definitely do are at the Hard Rock Hotel, The MGM Grand, the Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Hilton.


Alcohol
The legal age to consume alcohol in Las Vegas is 21 years of age.


Gamling
The legal age for gambling or gaming in the State of Nevada is 21 years of age


Dress Code
the dress is normally casual. Most dance clubs have a dress code which can vary widely by the time of day and how busy they are. Elsewhere, it is always a good idea to bring a sweater or light coat because even though it is warm outside, the air conditioning inside the casinos can be chilly.



Smoking
Most hotel-casino convention centers are non-smoking. Indoor pools, family arcades and health spas are also generally smoke-free. Sorry to say it isn´t many Hotel that are smoke-free. At many casinos smoking is still allowed.


Fun facts

The birth of the town Las Vegas?
"The Las Vegas" was was first noticed in 1829 by Spanish explorers. They named this valley "Las Vegas" which means "the meadows." Mormon settlers arrived shortly thereafter and made this area home. Year 1905 a land auction was held wih 110 acres of land in downtown Las Vegas. Nevada legalized gambling in 1931 it was then it started.....

The first hotel and casino, when did it open?

The first hotel and casino to open in Las Vegas was the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino in 1906.


Pictures: own (2005)

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