The sights and sounds of Las Vegas are enjoyed by over 38.9 million visitors every year. They stay in some of the most glamorous, unique hotels in the world. They eat at five-star restaurants and expansive buffets. They play at casinos, pools, health spas and golf courses. There’s a lot of weddings in Vegas – anything goes!!
You will be dazzled by Vegas, but the sheer number of things to see and do can seem overwhelming. A little advance planning will help you to enjoy your Vegas trip. Here’s some basic information of things to know and what to bring, and an overview of this special destination.
Timezone: GMT/UTC -8 (Pacific Time).
Electricity: The Unites States uses 110 t 120 Volts AC (60 cycles). Las Vegas electrical outlets accept the standard North American plug with two flat parallel pins.
Emergencies: For police or medical assistance call 911 (toll-free).
Population: (2006) 591,536 (City of Las Vegas); 1,912,654 (Clark County).
Telephone Area Code: 702 (from Australia dial 0011 1 702 then the telephone number).
Tax: There is a 7.75% sales tax on purchases and a 9% tax on hotel rooms in Las Vegas. An additional 2% is added to the room tax for certain Downtown properties adjacent to and near the Fremont Street Experience.