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Las Vegas Driving Directions:

  • From the northwest - Salt Lake City, follow Interstate 15 south into Las Vegas. Depending on the accommodations location, exit from Interstate routes at the nearest cross street to your hotel. Las Vegas Boulevard is very congested and in most cases should be avoided.

  • From the southeast - Phoenix take the Joshua Forest Parkway (U.S. 93) north to Interstate 40, then proceed west to Kingman. At Kingman take U.S. 93 north towards Hoover Dam and Boulder City. East of Boulder City, U.S. 93 connects up with U.S. 95, proceed north towards Henderson where both routes combine with Interstate 515 through southeast Las Vegas. Depending on the accommodations location, take either the Las Vegas Beltway (Interstate 215) south around the city or Interstate 515 towards the north, both roads hook up with Interstate 15. For convenience, exit from Interstate routes at the nearest cross street to your accommodation. Las Vegas Boulevard is very congested and in most cases should be avoided.

  • From points southwest, (Los Angeles, San Diego) take Interstate15 north out of Los Angeles for the 225 mile trip to Las Vegas. During peak holiday seasons, special events and weekends, the trip may be more lengthy with periods of gridlock prior to entering the city. Out of Barstow, travelers are crossing desert conditions, please make sure vehicles are in good running order and are fully fueled. Carry extra water for the cars occupants as well as the vehicle. Depending on the accommodations location, exit from Interstate routes at the nearest cross street to your hotel. Las Vegas Boulevard is very congested and in most cases should be avoided.

 

Attractions Directional Information

Las Vegas and all its attractions, are at the crossroads of Interstate 15 and U.S. route 95 near the southern tip of the great state of Nevada. Visitors to Las Vegas arrive by air and by car.

    
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Arriving by air?

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.

The major northeast to southwest highway route through Las Vegas is Interstate 15, which connects with Salt Lake City, 400 miles to the north and Los Angeles 225 miles to the south.

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.

 

 

 

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