Experts Guide To Visiting The Las Vegas Sign

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Experts Guide to the Las Vegas Sign

The Las Vegas Sign is one of the most famous signs in the world. When someone makes a reference to the Las Vegas sign, you know it's the retro style sign that says “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas”.

Since the Las Vegas Sign was never copyrighted,you can find it's image everyone.  Souvenirs all over town are littered with pictures of this historic centerpiece. Nothing say Las Vegas better than when you buy magnets, key chains, or anything else using its logo. 

 

Finding The Las Vegas Sign

Finding the Las Vegas sign is fairly easy.  The sign is located about one mile south of The Luxor  (pyramid casino) and Mandalay Bay (gold casino) on the Las Vegas Strip.  The address is:

5200 Las Vegas Blvd S

Las Vegas, NV, 89104

 (click on the above address to view it in google maps)

 

As you drive south on Las Vegas Blvd. you’ll see the sign located in the middle of the road.  There is a parking lot making access to the Las Vegas Sign quite simple. That wasn’t always the case. Before the parking lot was installed in 2008, people often jaywalked or jumped the curb to park their car in the center median just to snap a picture with the sign. 

 

General Information

The Las Vegas sign is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is free of charge to walk right up to it and free to take your picture. Mornings and early afternoon are the least busy time and best times to go. If you choose to go later in the day, you will most likely have to wait in lines up to 30 minutes to get your picture taken with the hordes of other tourists.

It is not uncommon to see Big Bird, Elvis, or people offering to take your photo for free.

Note: Although they can't legally charge, it is customary to tip them at least $1 to take a picture with them or allow them to take your picture for you.  

 

Facts On The Las Vegas Sign

  • In 1959 the Las Vegas Sign was designed by Betty Willis.
  • The Las Vegas Sign cost $4,000 to build and install.
  • The sign stands 25 feet tall. 
  • The back of the sign says "Drive Carefully" and "Come Back Soon".
  • The sign has $7 pictured on it. Inside each of the circles that spell out WELCOME is a silver dollar.
  • On May 1, 2009, the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The historic sign is now green. It is run off of solar power.
  • The lights from the sign are removed and offered as a commemorative souvenir. You can find them at OfficialLasVegasLight.com .

 

Safety

A good rule of thumb is to always lock your car doors and keep your valuables out of site while taking pictures. I've heard too many stories about cars being broken into and their valuable being taken at the Las Vegas sign. Since it's one way in and one way out of the parking lot, it is easy for potential thieves to monitor your where bouts.   As long as you are aware of this and take precaution, you'll have no issues and you'll get your pictures. 

More Information

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Las Vegas Nightclub Dress Code Guide

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Las Vegas Nightclub Dress Code Guide

The biggest reason people get turned away from the Las Vegas nightclub is because of the dress code. At the end of the day, whether you enter or get turned away comes down to the door man. Our Las Vegas Nightclub Dress Code Guide will help you get into any club every time.

 

The nightclubs want to be full of very hot girls, high rollers and celebrities, especially on Fridays and Saturdays. The host with the clipboard at the door controls entry. Don’t give him any reason to leave you in line.

Every single nightclub and ultra lounge in Las Vegas enforces dress codes upon entering. Our Las Vegas nightclub dress code guide will help you get into any club every time.

Women

The Las Vegas nightclub dress Code for women is listed as: “Stylish nightlife attire” (which basically means “sexy.”)
Girls can get away with almost anything, especially if you’re hot. Even that’s to the doorman’s discretion. So don’t chance it.

Dress to impress; show a lot of skin and wear ultra-chic, fashionable dresses. Designer jeans and blouses are acceptable, but not always recommended.

So ladies, look the part. Bring a nice “sexy” dress with heels if you want to go clubbing at the best clubs. If you don’t have one, make a trip to the Fashion Show Mall (across from the Wynn) and pick one up. You definitely don’t want to be under dressed and denied access.

There are also a few places that rent dresses, shoes, and accessories. You can rent an expensive name brand dresses for a very affordable price. My wife has done this numerous times. You pick up the dress when you get to Vegas, drop it off before you leave. It’s that easy. You can even have it set up to be delivered to your house, if that’s your thing. The best company in Las Vegas for this is Rent a Runway, located center strip at the Cosmopolitan. .

Check out Rent the Runway

Men

Las Vegas nightclub dress code for men on the other hand will have a more standard dress code that will have to be adhered to. If not, you’ll be left in the sea of other guys waiting in line.

So guys, dress the part. The following list is never allowed in a Las Vegas night club unless you’re rich and famous.

  • Sneakers, work boots, sandals
  • Torn or baggy jeans
  • Jersey shore v-necks
  • Athletic Attire (Jerseys, Sports team hats, ect)
  • Shorts or cut offs.
  • Cheesy party gear (feathered boas, colored wigs, crazy outfits)

 

So guys, you don’t know what to wear? Let me help you out.

  • You want to play it safe wear nice fitting jeans or slacks (not kakis),
  • Nice leather dress shoes.
  • Leather belt.
  • Nice button up shirt or sports coat.

Also guys, if you’re too drunk, loud and obnoxious in line (we’ve all seen that guy in line), unruly or ruthless, the doorman will spot you right away and you’ll be denied entrance.

Simply put, dress to impress and be cool.  On a side note, if there’s a club you really want to attend, be in line before 10pm, especially if you don’t any girls in your party. Follow my simple advice and you’ll have no issues getting into every club on the strip.