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General information about Las Vegas

Tips to read BEFORE traveling to Las Vegas

When traveling internationally, it’s important to know the customs of the destination country, the travel tips and recommendations and experiences of those who have already visited your chosen destination. This avoids hassles and other problems that can disrupt your trip and well-being. We’ve put together a list of tips for tourists who are thinking of traveling to Las Vegas. Read it carefully and enjoy your trip!

Las Vegas has so many attractions that sometimes it’s hard to choose what to do. The city is a benchmark for entertainment and has become increasingly popular for shopping and gastronomy. While most tourists are only concerned with what to do in Vegas – a subject we cover a lot on this website – we decided to write some tips on what not to do here.

The weather service is usually very effective, but it’s still difficult to write something 100% guaranteed for all readers, whatever time of year they decide to come to Las Vegas. But it can be said that between June and September the temperature in Las Vegas is very, very high. Between December and March, the temperature is usually lower, especially in January. We’ve put together an article for you on average temperatures, rainfall and so on, and the ideal clothing for each month in Las Vegas. Take advantage of this tip and save space in your suitcase!

Time zone

Between the months of March and November, the USA adopts an energy-saving system, which in Brazil we know as Daylight Saving Time. During this period, Brazil is four (04) hours ahead of Las Vegas; in other words, when the clocks in Brazil strike 10am, it’s still 6am here in Las Vegas. Between November and March, Brazil goes into daylight saving time (it moves the clock forward by one hour) and the USA ends its energy saving, moving the clock back by one hour. This makes the time difference as much as 6 hours; in other words, when it’s 10 a.m. here in Las Vegas, it’s 4 p.m. in Brazil.

Since Las Vegas is in the USA, English is of course the official language, but Nevada’s proximity to the Mexican border and the large number of Latino immigrants in the city mean that Spanish is unofficially the second language. Many businesses offer service in Spanish, which can make it easier for those who don’t yet speak English and prefer Latin instruction. In the stores most popular with Brazilians, there is usually someone who speaks Portuguese, either a sales assistant or tourists shopping there.

Business hours

Banks: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with some branches also open on Saturdays and Sundays; Businesses: In Las Vegas, many pharmacies and supermarkets are open 24 hours a day. Some stores stay open until the early hours of the morning, but normally the stores are open from 10am to 7pm for small stores and from 9am to 9pm for department stores and shopping malls.

Holidays and commemorative dates

Unlike Brazil, the United States has few public holidays. Around this time, hotel rates tend to be higher and it’s harder to find invitations to shows, helicopter rides or other attractions. (Better make sure and book in advance!!). In addition to public holidays, there are dates that are widely celebrated in the region, so it’s a good idea to find out if there are any changes to the city’s calendar around the time of your trip.

Get to know the airport and don’t get lost As there is no direct flight from Brazil to Las Vegas, most Brazilians go through the immigration process in another US city and take a domestic flight to Las Vegas. Among the airlines used, some have boarding/departure at Terminal 1 and others at Terminal 3. Here’s how to get there, how to take the internal train and other tips for getting around the airport safely and confidently.


Once you’ve stayed on the Strip, sightseeing can be done on foot, without the need for a car, as the main attractions are concentrated on the same avenue. Between the hotel-casinos there are monorails to make getting around easier. Taxis are also everywhere, although you can only get them at the official taxi ranks (usually at the main entrance to all the casinos). To get around the city, there are buses, shuttles and monorails.

Renting a car

Renting a car in the United States is like buying a bag of popcorn in Brazil: simple and banal. Choosing a rental company is a little more complicated, as there are dozens to choose from. The driver’s license is also important and can be the one used in Brazil, IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL CARD. By the way, it’s interesting to note that although according to the official information, an international driver’s license is essential for renting an American car, it’s practically never asked for at the time of rental.

How to drive in Las Vegas (Traffic Tips)

As the USA is a country with independent states, traffic laws may vary slightly from state to state. For example, in Nevada it is possible to turn right when the traffic light is red. In other states, you can only do this when the light is green. But what is important to know in order to drive well in Las Vegas? What are the main traffic rules in force? See the article with the main tips and differences observed by Brazilians driving in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas has approximately 590,000 residents, but receives around 30 million tourists every year. The city is completely connected to its metropolitan area, which includes the municipalities of Henderson and North Las Vegas. Together these three cities form the most populated area in the state of Nevada, with 1.95 million inhabitants. The demand for jobs in the hotel and entertainment industry is driving the city’s growth and, as a result, its population.

Brazilian community in Las Vegas

Compared to other cities in the United States, the Brazilian community is not large. There is no official figure for the number of Brazilians living in the region, but it is estimated that there are between 3,500 and 5,500 of them. There are stores, restaurants and services provided by Brazilians in Las Vegas. To find out more about the community, visit the official website of Brazilians In Las Vegas.

Tips for choosing where to stay

There is no set theory as to which is the best hotel to stay in Las Vegas. On the Strip alone, the city’s main avenue, there are around 40 options, totaling more than 130,000 rooms available. This variety of hotels makes it possible to please tourists with the most different requirements, but choosing the ideal hotel can be somewhat difficult. See our article on the main factors to consider before deciding which hotel to stay in.

Most people over the age of 18 have heard of Las Vegas, the city so well known for its casinos and parties. Many people already know that the city is full of neon lights, nightlife, shows, women and so on, so instead of repeating what everyone already knows, we’ll list below 10 curiosities about this city that used to be known as the ‘city of sin’ and has now elevated its title to the ‘entertainment capital of the world’.

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