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Before you go, contact the city and state tourism offices for general information. When you get there, you might want to visit the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, next door to The LVH, for brochures and general information. Hotels and gift shops on the Strip have maps, brochures, pamphlets, and free-events magazines—What's On in Las Vegas, Showbiz, and Las Vegas Today—that list shows and buffets and offer discounts to area attractions.
Anthony Curtis's Las Vegas Advisor, a monthly print newsletter and website, keeps track of the constantly changing Las Vegas landscapes of gambling, accommodations, dining, entertainment, Top Ten Values (a monthly list of the city's best deals), complimentary offerings, coupons, and more, and is an indispensable resource for any Las Vegas visitor. Send $5 for a sample issue, or buy a five-day membership to the Advisor's online version by logging on to www.lasvegasadvisor.com. Annual online memberships start at $37 per year.
Another great resource: the Internet site, VegasChatter.
Las Vegas Advisor (702/252–0655. www.lasvegasadvisor.com.)
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (3150 Paradise Rd., Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV, 89109. 702/892–7575 or 877/847–4858. www.visitlasvegas.com.)
Nevada Commission on Tourism (775/687–4322 or 800/638–2328. www.travelnevada.com.)
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VEGAS.com advertises that in Las Vegas "it's who you know." Part of the Greenspun Media Group, which also publishes the Las Vegas Sun, VEGAS.com offers information about and instant booking capabilities for everything from hotels to shows. The New York Times-owned About.com has an excellent online "Las Vegas for Visitors" guide, which includes dozens of original articles and reviews as well as links to many other Vegas resources.
One of the oldest sites is the Las Vegas Leisure Guide, which is full of hotel, restaurant, and nightlife info. Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide has listings for hotels and an online reservations system, plus local history, restaurants, a business directory, and even some gambling instruction. Only Vegas, the official Las Vegas tourism website, has a little bit of everything going on in Sin City. Find out about events, book hotels, get special deals, and find out other vital travel info; the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which runs the site, also broadcasts great deals and updates on Twitter (www.twitter.com/vegas). The City of Las Vegas has its own website, which is a great resource for service-related information, including how to pay a ticket or citation. Remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
If you plan on getting hitched during your Vegas stay, you might want to check out the Clark County website for necessary marriage license information.
City of Las Vegas (702/229–6011. www.lasvegasnevada.gov.)
Clark County (702/455–0000. www.clarkcountynv.gov.)
Las Vegas Leisure Guide (www.lasvegas-nv.com.)
Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide (www.lvol.com.)
Las Vegas Review-Journal (www.lvrj.com.)
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