Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Las Vegas Links from CES Frommers

Frommer's Travel Guides has a little mini-guide to travel in Las Vegas, produced for the CES Conference. They list a small number of websites they find helpful for travel planning:
Las Vegas Convention site
General local info, reviews, family ideas
General, local info and reviews
Restaurant listings and restaurant information
Funny travel tips

CES Las Vegas - what about downtown?

CES Las Vegas is one of the biggest trade shows in the world and I'm really impressed with the initial flurry of information, contacts, emails, and printed material flowing my way to prepare for the trip, coming up in just under a month.

However I'm surprised how little information there is about the downtown hotels. They are generally not nearly as nice as hotels along the Las Vegas Strip, but those will all be full with this huge conference of some 140,000 people. I assume all the downtown hotels will fill as well.

Recent efforts have focused attention on the Downtown region and the original casinos in the Fremont Street area such as Binyon’s and the Four Queens have brought the spectacular “Fremont Street Experience” to the downtown area. Pictures of Fremont Street

However despite the revival of Fremont, it is still the Las Vegas Strip where most of the action remains, and where you will find many of the world’s largest and most extravagant hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, and, of course, Las Vegas Casinos.

It’s important to note that the Las Vegas Convention Center is not along the strip. The Convention Center and the Las Vegas Hilton are about a mile from the strip via Tropicana Boulevard. The Las Vegas Monorail is a great way to get from the strip to the Convention Center or the Hilton.

Las Vegas - Early History