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 Westgate, for brochures and general information. Hotels and gift shops on the Strip have maps, brochures, pamphlets, and free-events magazines—What's On, The Las Vegas Guide, Las Vegas Magazine, 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 listing of the city's best deals), complimentary offerings, coupons, and more, and is an indispensable resource for any Las Vegas visitor. Visit the website (www.lasvegasadvisor.com) for a free sample issue; annual online memberships begin at $37 per year.
Another great resource: the Internet site VegasChatter.
All About Las Vegas
VEGAS.com advertises, To Do Vegas Right, It's Who You Know. Part of the Greenspun Media Group, which also publishes the Las Vegas Sun, VEGAS.com offers information and instant-booking capabilities for everything from air and hotel packages to shows and tours. About.com has an excellent online "Las Vegas Travel" guide, which includes dozens of original articles and reviews as well as links to many other Vegas resources, as does the "Visitor Guide" page on the website of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Review-Journal's Friday Neon magazine lists information on shows and events, and its annual Best of Las Vegas lists staff and reader favorites in various categories. Visit www.reviewjournal.com or bestoflasvegas.com.
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. LasVegas.com, 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 to get 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.reviewjournal.com.
Las Vegas Advisor. 800/244–2224; 702/252–0655; 702/252–0675; www.lasvegasadvisor.com.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. 3150 Paradise Rd., Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109. 877/847–4858; 702/892–0711; www.lvcva.com.
Nevada Commission on Tourism. 702/486–2426; www.travelnevada.com.