Las Vegas: Savvy Travelers Book their Hotel, Show Tickets, and Events Before they Leave Town

FITZ SANDIEGANLas Vegas is a Do Everything or Do Nothing Getaway featuring live top name entertainment shows and entertainment galore.

Las Vegas, Nevada is a mecca for fun, food and entertainment in the desert bordering southern California’s major metropolises. So a day or week does not go by that literally thousands of Californians don’t drive or fly to Las Vegas.

Like any metropolis, even if you live there, knowing where to go and what to do is always a challenge unless you have your finger on the pulse of the city. And the bigger the city the more difficult it is to know it.

Now Las Vegas is being featured, with the same diligence of providing a personal review of where to go, what to do and where to stay. So use this online city guide with the same confidence that you’d rely on if it was your best friend who were telling you this insider information. This is your assurance that you will receive the same or better experience that we have enjoyed.

Pre Buy Your Hotel and Events Tickets Before Your Go to Las Vegas

A tried and true all in one resource for booking accommodations, tickets and more is Las Vegas Tickets.com. Their claim to fame is their many years of experience showcasing Las Vegas as well as New York, Orlando, Florida and Atlantic City. Thus, they will take the worries out of booking everything from A to Z for you. So if this is your first visit or if you haven’t been to Las Vegas in a long time, these guys are highly recommended.

RECOMMENDED  HOTELS INCLUDE:

The Mirage Hotel and Casino in the heart of Strip from $121

Bellagio Hotel one of the most famous hotel $235 a night

Paris Las Vegas, Haute cuisine and hot casino $160 a night

Luxor Hotel and Casino from $91 per night

Caesars Palace from $158 per night

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas from $229 a night

New York-New York Hotel & Casino from $94 per night

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino from $50 per night

Monte Carlo Resort and Casino from $105 per night

Wynn Las Vegas from $169 a night

Delano Las Vegas from $316 per night

Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino from $287 per night

Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino from $584 per night

MGM GRAND from $126 per night

The biggest names in show business grace the stages of Las Vegas so don’t miss your favorite artists. From resident headliners like Britney Spears and Mariah Carey to major touring artists like Andrea Bocelli. LasVegasTickets.com has the best seats for the best shows. So getting your tickets before you arrive in Las Vegas is an absolute must.

Even if this isn’t your first visit to Las Vegas, taking the Las Vegas nightlife crawl is a must because your tour guide will give you the insider information you’ll want when the tour is over to head for the hot spots that appeal to you.

So when you need to relax between winning streaks, enjoy a quick martini or simply dance the night away, we have your access to the hottest clubs in town. From the ultra-chic to ultra-relaxed, Las Vegas has it all.

This is your vacation . . . do less work and have more fun. LasVegasTickets.com is proud to offer exciting nightlife tours that allow you to take in multiple clubs in one memorable evening. Simply click on Party Crawl, Party Express, or VIP Club Crawl and experience Vegas like a VIP!

Once you think that you’ve seen it all. You’ll laugh your head off listing to the funniest comedians of the planet. In fact, Las Vegas has more comedy per square mile than any other city on the planet! Choose from comedy superstars like Daniel Tosh and Tracy Morgan and TV stars like Jay Leno, Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano. Rather spend a little less for your laughs? Try The Laugh Factory or Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and see the up-and-coming comedy stars of tomorrow. Whatever tickles your funnybone . . . LasVegasTickets.com has it!

Regional Attractions to See Including Hoover Dam

Besides the best in showmanship, Las Vegas is also a short distance from a must see destinations. For starters there is the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, Colorado River or Red Rock Canyon. Helicopter, airplane, sport utility vehicle (SUV), motor coach or boat tours. The combinations are endless! Choose from any of our awe inspiring sightseeing tours and you’ll be guaranteed memories that will last a lifetime.

Of course the Las Vegas Tourism Authority offers a TON of information and tips to make your getaway a memorable one. So do consider contacting them as well.

Getting to Las Vegas from San Diego

Do to the popularity of a weekend getaway or longer to Las Vegas a steady stream of airlines provide quick and efficient air flights to Las Vega. The basic fares range from $68 one way and $120 round trip on carriers such as Southwest. So taking an excursion to Las Vegas is as simple as picking up your phone and booking a flight or going online. Then it’s as simple as getting to the airport.

Access to the airport has gotten a whole lot easier, if you’re driving your own car as the San Diego Port Authority has recently build a multi-level parking facility on the northern side of the airfield where you simply park your car in a secure facility and take a shuttle to the airport terminal of your choice.

Here too at the entrance to the Port District’s new parking structure is Wally’s World a tried and true positive alternative offering this same service that the port district offers both here in San Diego and 5 other locations in the U.S. Rates are a bit lower at Wally’s World.

By Air

 Southwestern Airlines specializes is low fares to major cities throughout the United States and Las Vegas is no exception. Their rock bottom airfares that change with the day and the season begin as low as ($59) one way. So one boring car trip through the desert should make you a believer that going by air far out ways the cost of going to air. After all, you could be lucky and win at the card tables or save money with a less expensive hotel or restaurant. So let’s face it, you’re not saving much by going by car, with the likelihood of spending your money on something else anyway.

 By Bus

 Greyhound Bus Lines: The tried and true bus line that kris crosses the United States on a daily basis also offers daily round trip transportation to Las Vegas. Fares vary depending on the day and cost range from ($30 to $38.50 per person depending on the day). If you’ve never taken a bus trip you should. Like everything else

 By Car

 The trek to Las Vegas from San Diego can be a grueling 4 hour and 45 minute drive from downtown San Diego with times varying from your starting point. The 330-mile drive that never gets any better offers unappealing stops along the way, which are no more enjoyable with names like Barstow, Apple Valley and San Bernardino can be seen as you pass by via Interstate 15 to Temecula and then veers into Freeway 215 for a slightly shorter trek.

So why do millions of people opt to drive still remains a mystery? But it is the most popular mode of transportation. So give it a try and because the trip is through the desert, do what most people do, drive there a night to arrive in Las Vegas at daybreak especially in the summer months. And since you’ll be traveling through the desert at night, you won’t be missing anything except miles of barren desert.

 Where to Eat Well

Every hotel offers exceptional cuisine be it a fabulous buffet with an almost endless selection to not one but several gourmet restaurants. So you need not do more than ask the front desk for a recommendation. However, savvy repeat visitors to Las Vegas will tell you that off the strip is where you’ll find unbelievable selections of international cuisine. Here are a few exceptional finds.

Bagels

Harries Bagelmania, 855 E. Twain Ave. (702-369-3322) Even if you don’t like bagels you gotta discover the one and only Harries. Great potato pancakes too!

Thai Cuisine

Lotus of Saim, 953 E. Saraha (702-735-3033) [lotusofsaimlv.com] Insiders know that this is a must destination for incredible cuisine.

Thai Style Noodle House 2267 N. Rampart Blvd. (702-749-7991).

Hawaiian

Aloha kitchen2605 S Decatur Blvd #110 (702-364-0064). With four locations you know it has to be exceptional. This location stays open till 3 a.m. for night crawlers who have spend their evening on the strip.

Frozen Custard & Waffle Cone Extravaganza

Neilson’s, 9480 S. Eastern Ave. (702-451-4711) OPen Mon.– Thurs. noon this 10 p.m. Sat. till 11 p.m. and Su. till 9 p.m. A wide array and flavors of Frozen custard & waffle cones & concrete (a very thick shake you eat with a spoon).

Japanese

Kyara Japanese Tapas Restaurant, (702-434-8856) 6555 S. Jones Blvd.  Hands down good this restaurant is incredible. Be sure to order the Green Tea Waffle.

Raku Japanese restaurant.5030 W.Spring Mountain Rd.
(702-367-3511). When a Japanese restaurant doesn’t serve sushi, you know it must be exceptional. Diners rave about this place and so will you.

What to Do is Never a Question

Las Vegas is a do everything or do nothing place to relax and lay next to the  pool and sip your favorite libations. As for what to do the sky is literally the limit. As you might guess live venues featuring top celebrities abound. So booking an event to see your favorite performer is what you should do.

 

 Thinking of Relocating to Las Vegas?

 The three largest cities in greater Las Vegas are Las VegasHenderson and North Las Vegas and are located in Clark County. The U.S. Census figures accounting for Clark County’s population state that the county has a population of 2 million residents.

 Las Vegas and its surrounding communities is a thriving metropolis. Its great appeal is its dry desert temperatures and almost unlimited things to see and do. Also appealing is that the cost of housing is amazing low with the cost of a middle class home being amazingly reasonable The median home value in Las Vegas is ($198,300). Las Vegas home values have gone up 7.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 6.0% within the next year. Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years.

Employment

With employment dipping to 6% from a high of 14% during the height of the recession, Las Vegas is once again a great place to live, work and play. More than obvious are the job opportunities available in the hospitality industry that services the gaming industry. Plus, the fact that there is no state tax makes living and working here full of perks.

For example, MGM Resorts International employees 54,250 people and Caesars Entertainment employees nearly 30,000 people and the other gaming centers add to that impressive total.

Surprising to many is the fact that Las Vegas abounds with corporate jobs as national and brand name companies are home based here. The reason is that Las Vegas is centrally located so that trucking goods to regional markets is ideal. Leaders include Zappos.com, which is the leading online shoe distributor, Greenspun Media Group, Anthem/BCBS, Cox Communications, SW Gas and Nevada Power.