Transportation & Las Vegas Information
We hope your stay in Las Vegas is an enjoyable one!
Below is helpful information to assist you with your travel.
Southwest Airlines (www.southwest.com): flies to Vegas from most U.S. cities, and rates include 2 checked bags with no additional fees.
The average high in Las Vegas in August is 103°F; the average low is 74°F. For a current forecast, see theAccuweather site for Vegas. Also normal for August in Vegas, are sudden rain storms, which are usually brief & fast-moving, but may flood the streets & airline runways temporarily.
Ground Transportation Information
It has come to our attention that some attendees flying into Vegas rent a car while in town, which can be costly and unnecessary (although self-parking is normally free at the hotels). So here find some transportation alternatives to consider.
Taxis, or Limos/Shuttles: From the airport to Bally’s Las Vegas is about halfway up The Strip, but should still be an affordable one-way trip of approximately $15. Limos or Shuttles are even affordable, as they group a few riders into one (but may take a bit longer, as they will then stop at more than 1 hotel for each).
The Vegas Monorail is a great way to see the hotels along the Strip, as it travels its entire length, from MGM Grand to the Vegas Hilton. The second stop on the monorail route is at Bally’s/Paris (Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas Station is located at Bally’s with access to Paris Las Vegas located next door. You can reach the station by heading toward the pool area through the Bally’s Avenue Shops). It runs from 7:00 am to 2:00 am, Monday through Thursday (& Friday through Sunday, it runs until 3:00 am). Prices are $5 for 1 stop; $12 for a 1-day pass; $28 for a 3-day pass. For more info, visit: www.lvmonorail.com.
Las Vegas is in the Pacific Time Zone (PT). In August, Daylight Savings Time is in effect.
Bally’s Hotel Dining Options
Bally’s has nearly a dozen restaurants, ranging both in price and variety to suit every need and budget. In addition, there is a full-service Fast-Food Court located downstairs along with other shops (boutiques, gifts). And with the Paris hotel linked with Bally’s through an indoor corridor, you also get all of the Paris restaurants and amenities easily accessible & available as well, without even having to venture outside!
To learn more about local activities and recreation in the Las Vegas area, please see their Visitors & Convention Authority website: www.lasvegas.com/activities.