Cheap flights to Las Vegas McCarren International airport are available from most major Australian cities transferring through Los Angeles. Flights departing Brisbane and Sydney may include a connection in Honolulu. Melbourne and Adelaide departures can route via Auckland and include a domestic transfer in San Francisco. Cheap flights exiting Perth will have an initial transfer through Sydney. An alternative travel arrangement may be to fly into another U.S. city and book a domestic flight to Las Vegas. Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas are always available and the flight time is little more than an hour. Australian passport holders can use the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) website to register for the Visa Waiver Programme if entering into the United States for a stay less than 90 days. This must be organised prior to departure. Shuttle vans and buses are offered as you exit the baggage claim area of the McCarran International Airport. These will take you to any of the hotels on or off Las Vegas Boulevard. Taxi ranks can be found outside the terminal, but why not take a limousine? There are no car rental desks at the airport, however, the McCarren Rent-A-Car Centre shuttle services onsite car rental companies and a car can be organised from this location.
There is only one major stretch that runs through the city, Las Vegas Boulevard which is commonly referred to as The Strip. This is the centre of all things Las Vegas. Make your way along this exciting stretch of road by hopping on the cheap and convenient Las Vegas Deuce (bus) which operates 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. It is easy to spot the Deuce stop locations along The Strip as marked by the signs on the boulevard and at bus shelters. The monorail covers the length of The Strip in 15 minutes and provides access to restaurants, shopping areas and hotels. Taxis are relatively cheap but largely unnecessary as everything is within a relatively short walking distance. Navigating the streets of Las Vegas by car is simple. With recognisable landmarks, excellent signage and generally laid back traffic, hiring a car is a great way to make the most of daylight hours.
Spend an incredible day away from The Strip playing with bobcats and excavators at Dig This. Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari or Lamborghini through World Class Driving or flick up some Las Vegas sand in a dune buggy. Drive to the Nevada/Arizona border and visit the spectacular Hoover Dam or take a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon. The Atomic Testing Museum and Liberace Museum are both well worth the visit as is a cheeky camera roll at Madame Tussauds. Wander The Strip when the sun goes down and get lost in the lights of the famous Bellagio Fountains and the madness of Sin City. If it’s all a bit too much, a trip to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve will relax and ready you for your next night out.
Visit the Appian Way Shops, Bally’s Avenue Shoppes and Carnaval Court for amazing retail experiences. For bargain shopping the Las Vegas Premium Outlets are a great option and if you like to rummage, Ross Dress for Less and TJ Maxx are not far off The Strip. These stores are like Australia’s Trade Secret chain but with a massive selection of exclusive brands at unbelievably low prices. For fine dining visit Aureole, Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare or Fleur. For something quick and cheap head to M&M Soul Food Cafe or China Mama. Sip cocktails at Minus 5, Rhumbar or over-the-top Chandelier. Party at Marquee, Pure Nightclub or just about anywhere you see flashing lights!