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Useful Information for your Stay in Las Vegas

WHEN BEST TO GO

Golf Course at the Las Vegas Country Club

A year-round destination, there is no right or wrong time to visit Las Vegas.

Travelers should be aware that since the city is based in the Mohave Desert temperatures in summer months can get very high. Winter in Las Vegas rarely brings snow and it is relatively mild in the daytime with temperatures dropping at night. During the warm Spring and Fall months the city is prone to flash flooding, which can cause minor disruptions.

LANGUAGE

American English

CURRENCY

US dollar

EXCHANGE RATE

$1 = USD 1.00; £1 = USD 1.595; €1 = USD 1.356

COUNTRY DIALLING CODE

+1

24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

Ambulance: 911; Fire Services: 911; Police: 911

EMBASSY CONTACTS

UK: +1 702 876 1963

TIME ZONE

GMT – 7: Daylight saving time runs from
mid-March to early September

POPULATION

6 million

RELIGIOUS DEMOGRAPHIC

Various religions

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King Day – Third Monday in January
  • President’s Day – Third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • Labor Day – First Monday in September
  • Columbus Day – Second Monday in October
  • Veterans Day – November 11
  • Thanksgiving – Fourth Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day – December 25

TYPICAL OPENING HOURS

Las Vegas is very much a 24-hour city, although stores tend to open from 10am to 8pm, or later.

LOCAL CUSTOMS

Smoking laws vary in Las Vegas so we recommend you check with each venue.

Many casinos, clubs and bars not serving food allow patrons to smoke, while restaurants and the majority of other food outlets forbid smoking on the premises. Those under-21 years of age cannot gamble in casinos and cannot drink alcohol; a photo-ID is required as proof of age. Like most US states, tipping is strongly advised in bars, restaurants, hotels, when paying drivers and for other similar services. Children under the age of 18 have a curfew of 10pm unless accompanied by an adult.

ATTIRE

In the summer months, temperatures can reach into the high 20’s (°C) so it is advisable to wear sunscreen.

In Spring and Fall, some form of waterproof clothing is recommended as a precaution against sudden downpours.

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