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Travel Advice: Las Vegas

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Overview
Las Vegas

Las Vegas is loud and proud so be prepared for large crowds and a lot of noise. Hailing a taxi off the strip is illegal and smoking is still allowed in public places. Keep these things in mind and you’ll enjoy Vegas for what it is – a rowdy, fluorescent place where absolutely anything goes.

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Visas
Las Vegas

The current Visa Waiver Program allows British citizens to enter the US without a visa for holiday, transit or business purposes. Your passport must be valid for at least 90 days, be machine-readable, and your stay must not exceed 90 days. You must also have a return or onward ticket and check into the US government ESTA website prior to departure. To find out more, please refer to the ESTA website or ask your Travel Butler.

 

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Inoculations
Las Vegas

No inoculations are required to visit the US from the UK. 

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When to go
Las Vegas

The heat starts to turn up in Vegas around March, when blue skies rule and temperatures rise to around 20 degrees Celsius. June and July sizzle at around the 40 degree mark, and the heat remains in the mid to high 30s right through to October and November. Winter days are mild – around 14 degrees – but can fall as low as 1 degree during December and January nights. Daytime temperatures are warmer than the average British winter but the desert sky gets cold at night. 

For ideas on what to see and do when you're there, see our Las Vegas holidays

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Currency
Las Vegas

The local currency is the US dollar. 25 cents is called a quarter, 10 cents is a dime, and 5 cents is a nickel.

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Electrical
Las Vegas

America operates on 110 volts compared to our 240 volts. If you’re planning on taking your UK appliances look for a tag or an imprint that says 100-240V. You will also need a plug adaptor: US plugs have two pins that sit in a V shape.

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Travel insurance
Las Vegas

What happens in Las Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Las Vegas, which is why it is essential to travel with Travel Insurance. For help finding the best coverage for your trip, talk to your expert.  

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What to pack
Las Vegas

When packing for Las Vegas, remember that if you go in summer it is very hot and if you go in winter it can be very cold at night, and whatever time you travel, the casinos can be quite cold with air conditioners. Other essentials to pack include:

  • Passport
  • Power adaptor
  • Hat, sunglasses and sun cream
  • Photo ID
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable walking shoes

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