Las Vegas Travel Guide - Carolyn James, ACSUS Executive Commitee member
ACSUS is providing a variety sampling of information for conference attendees, friends and families in the hopes of enriching the Las Vegas experience. For any of the information, please be sure to check in case there have been changes since this guide was put together (February 2017). Most of the information was found online from sites such as Yelp and TravelAdvisor, plus visitor guides from DK (Top 10 Las Vegas, 2015), Frommer’s (Frommer’s Easy Guide to Las Vegas 2017) and Fodor’s (Las Vegas 2016). Many family friendly options are in bold print.
The guide can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the attachment at the bottom of this page.
Thanks to Carolyn for putting together this helpful and informative guide.
Airport and Airlines
ACSUS participants will have many choices when flying to Las Vegas. The city's McCarran International Airport served 47.4 million travellers in 2016. The airport is the operating base for Southwest Airlines. The largest foreign carrier at the airport is Calgary-based Westjet, which offers direct service from 11 Canadian cities (Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal-Trudeau, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg Seasonal service from Kelowna and Ottawa). Air Canada Rouge offers service from Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. Conference participants from outside the US can use British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, who offer service from London; Condor Air flies to Las Vegas from Frankfurt; Edelweiss Air from Zurich; discount carrier Norwegian Air serves Las Vegas from a variety of European cities; Asian participants can travel on Hainan Airlines or take Korean Air from Seoul-Incheon; and our Mexican colleagues can take Aeromexico flights from Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Monterrey).
The airport is about 5 miles south of downtown Las Vegas, and the Tuscany Suites and Casino is even closer. As such, we recommend that ACSUS Biennial participants take a taxi from the airport to the hotel. A one-way fare should be under $20 and the trip will take only 10-15 minutes (depending on traffic). Car rentals are available for the more adventurous. All major rental companies operate from a consolidated rental car facility located about 3 miles (5 km) from the terminals. Regular shuttle buses take you to/from the airport to the facility.