Attractions Directional Information
The entrance to McCarran International Airport is at the intersection of the Tropicana Avenue and Paradise Road or Swenson Street, just east of the southern end of “The Strip”, south of downtown Las Vegas.
Interstate 15 is the major north-south artery through Las Vegas which parallels the mega-congested Las Vegas Boulevard “Strip”.
Within a mile of the airport entrance at Las Vegas Boulevard there is access to Interstate 15 via Tropicana Avenue to the north or from the limited access Interstate 215 (Las Vegas Beltway) to the south just beyond the runway tunnel, Interstate 15 is located two miles west.
Depending on hotel location, visitors may want to use the Interstate to access accommodations more quickly.
The hotels located along the Strip begin just outside the airport entrance and most are north of the airport along or on adjacent streets to South Las Vegas Boulevard which can get very congested.
For visitors who have just flown in and are renting a car, may want to avoid their “drive down the strip” until they are better rested. From the airport, the more convenient Paradise Road parallels the Strip and is another choice for getting to south strip hotels.
The downtown area, “Glitter Gulch” lies about 7 miles north
of the airport, access is more convenient via Interstate 15 north.
Car rentals and taxis are readily available at the airport.
Another artery is the northwest to southeast U.S. 95 that intersects with Interstate -15 / Interstate - 515 northwest of Glitter Gulch in the heart of Las Vegas city limits. Interstate - 515 parallels and reconnects to U.S. 95 / 93 on the southeastern side of the city, U.S. 95 south offers convenient access south to Henderson, Boulder City and Laughlin, Nevada. Lake Mead and Hoover Dam is located about 20 miles east of the city via U.S. 95 and 93, the Grand Canyon National Park is 100 to 150 miles east.
Phoenix, Arizona is situated 250 miles to the southeast. Death Valley is located about 75 miles west northwest of the city via U.S. 95 north or SR 160 west.
Barstow and Los Angeles are located 150 to 225 miles
respectively to the southwest via Interstate 15. Interstate
215, a.k.a. the Las Vegas Beltway is a connector with Interstate
515 on the southeast side of Las Vegas running between Interstates
15 and 515. The Interstate 215 “Beltway” will eventually
encircle much of Las Vegas, but is currently under construction in
areas west of The Strip.