It’s hard to imagine that Las Vegas needs an introduction. The city itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for the casino-hotels that bring that level of entertainment. There’s a lot to know about living in Las Vegas, but we’re here to just give you the brief rundown. So, sit back and relax.
Updated August 8th
Getting Around Las Vegas
Our main public transportation system is the RTC Transit that provides bus service throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and more. For rapid transit, we have the Strip & Downtown Express that provides limited spots and frequent service for Las Vegas, the Strip, and the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Interstates 15, 515, and the US 95 are our four major highways that provide in and out access for residents and tourists of Las Vegas, with the 15 connecting us to Los Angeles to the south and Salt Lake City, Utah to the north. A partial beltway is available as well that consists of Interstate 215 to the south.
Eating and Drinking in Las Vegas
Now, this is where things get tricky because there are an abundance of places to get food in Las Vegas. Of course, you have the tourist destinations and the world-class restaurants inside the casino-hotels, but there is still a lot of explore from the Strip and all the way up to Downtown Las Vegas.
For spectacular Spanish food, é by José Andrés is a great, but expensive option, which is located on The Strip. One of our favorite restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas is Carson Kitchen, which hasn’t been open for as long as most restaurants and repeatedly gets rave reviews.
In Chinatown, Hobak Korean BBQ is a must as well as Gangnam Asian BBQ on the Eastside. Back to The Strip, Sage is a delectable Mediterranean-American restaurant that has a killer menu with Maine Scallops and a fantastic Steak Tartare.
Pet Friendly Living in Las Vegas
We love our dogs out in Las Vegas, which means that there are plenty of pet friendly activities you and your pup can take part in. Our favorite dog park near Las Vegas has to be All American Park because it’s very clean and there are playgrounds and picnic tables just in case you bring the kids along.
Some good dog friendly restaurants are Egg & I for breakfast or PublicUs for a casual coffee spot. For good lunch and dinner items, head on over to Bouchon at The Venetian which has amazing food but is also one of the only dog friendly restaurants in Las Vegas.
When it’s time to get the dogs cleaned up, Dogs by Cindy does a great job as does Lucky’s Pet Grooming and Boutique. After all, the pups are just as important as we are, right?
Shopping in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the best shopping destinations in the country simply because all the best retailers wanted to converge on The Entertainment Capital of the World. In Downtown, there are the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Downtown Container Park. On the Strip, you can find Fashion Show, The Forum Shops at Caesars, and The LINQ Promenade.
And then a look to the Southeast and you have Town Square Las Vegas and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets.
You won’t find this much shopping in such a small proximity anywhere else.
Of course, this is just a quick guide into what living in Las Vegas has to offer. Keep checking back to explore more of what we love about the city. Thanks for reading!