In the pages that follow, you’ll find everything you need to know to
handle the practical details of planning your trip in advance: airlines
and area airports, a calendar of events, a list of major conventions
you may want to avoid, resources for those of you with special
needs, and much more.
We also suggest that you check out chapter 8, “Las Vegas After
Dark,” before you leave home; if you want to see the most popular
shows, it’s a good idea to call ahead and order tickets well in advance
to avoid disappointment. (Ditto if you want to dine in one of the
city’s top restaurants; head to chapter 4, “Where to Dine,” for full
reviews and contact information.)
For advance information, call or write the Las Vegas Convention
and Visitors Authority, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
(& 877/VISIT-LV or 702/892-7575; www.vegasfreedom.com).
They can send you a comprehensive packet containing brochures, a
map, a show guide, an events calendar, and an attractions list; help
you find a hotel that meets your specifications (and even make reservations);
and tell you if a major convention is scheduled during the
time you would like to visit Las Vegas. Or stop by when you’re in
town. They’re open daily from 8am to 5pm.
Another excellent information source is the Las Vegas Chamber
of Commerce, 3720 Howard Hughes Pkwy., #100, Las Vegas, NV
89109 (&702/735-1616; www.lvchamber.com). Ask them to send
you their Visitor’s Guide, which contains extensive information
about accommodations, attractions, excursions, children’s activities,
and more. They can answer all your Las Vegas questions, including
those about weddings and divorces. They’re open Monday to Friday
from 8am to 5pm.