Who would have guessed 100 years ago that a buzzing city would spring up in the middle of the desert? Well, that’s exactly what happened. Welcome to Las Vegas, the city that never sleeps!
Here is some essential information to help you plan your Vegas experience.
U.S. dollars are the only accepted currency in Las Vegas. ATMs are in every hotel casino and major credit cards are accepted. The most common are Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Most taxis work with cash only.
The United States uses 110 to 120 volts AC (60 cycles). You should bring a U.S. electrical adapter, which looks like a plug with two flat, parallel pins.
Las Vegas is so easy to get around, and the Strip is very close to the airport. While in Vegas, take a cab, ride the Las Vegas Monorail, hop on a bus, or just walk from A to B – although always include extra time because A to B can be farther than you think.
There is an 8.1 percent sales tax on purchases and a 12 percent tax on hotel rooms in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas’ current time zone is eight hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-8).Examples:
There is a strong tipping culture in the USA, so make sure you have some dollar notes ready to tip when you’re on holiday in Las Vegas. Here are some guidelines to follow:
Shops are open seven days a week and shopping hours at the major shopping centres are from around 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Some of Las Vegas’ restaurants are open 24 hours, while others usually open around 10-11 a.m. and close around 11 p.m. Breakfast is not normally included in accommodation, but you can grab a snack from a number of cafés.