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Virtually every casino in Las Vegas can exchange foreign currency to US dollars. The amount that can be converted free of charge may vary by property. There may also be restrictions on what currencies may be converted and exchange rates fluctuate daily.

Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
713 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las vegas, NV 89101
702-385-7912

Pawn Stars is located on 713 Las Vegas Blvd. South between Gass Avenue and Garces Avenue. The Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) and Deuce on the Strip routes provide service to the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC) just three blocks west of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop. Additionally, if you board the southbound Deuce trip from the BTC at Bay 19, there is a transit stop across the street from the pawn shop.

The Chinatown Plaza is located on 4215 Spring Mountain Road and is serviced by Route 203.
From the Strip, board the Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) or Deuce and transfer to Route 203
Westbound. For information on retail and dining options, visit http://www.lvchinatown.com/.

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign is about 0.4 miles (0.64 km) south of the southernmost entrance to Mandalay Bay.
Sunrise Hospital is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from The Strip. Other hospitals within a 5-mile (8-kilometer) radius of The Strip include Desert Springs Hospital, Spring Valley Hospital, Valley Hospital, and University Medical Center.
The Bonneville Transit Center is a state-of-the-art bus facility located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas at Casino Center Boulevard and Bonneville Avenue.

Flights

Try to avoid traveling on a Friday or Saturday. Also try to avoid traveling to Vegas when there is a popular convention event going on. Read other tips here. Time Read more
Although there are smaller airports in Las Vegas and its surrounding counties, McCarran International Airport is the biggest and best patronized for commercial flights.

Travel to Las Vegas

Visitors from certain countries under the Visa Waiver Program (including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Japan, Germany, and others) do not need a visa to travel to the United States, but are required to fill out an ESTA Application online.
Visitors from countries outside of the waiver program will need a nonimmigrant visa.
As of Jan. 23, 2007, a passport is required for Canadian visitors who will be flying or driving to the United States.

Hotels

Where can I book a hotel room?
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How can I get the best deals?
There are many tips you can use to secure a hotel room at a great discount. Read them here.

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Is it possible to get a free hotel room?
Definitely. Find out how here.

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Where can I find a travel package that includes flight, hotel and car rental?
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Which is the best place to stay in Las Vegas?
It depends on what you are looking for and what you are prepared to spend. Compare hotels here.

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What is the maximum number of people allowed in a Las Vegas hotel room?
A: Up to four people are allowed to sleep in a room due to fire codes.

Renting a Car

You can go to the car rental section at McCarran International Airport, rent a car from on-site companies at your hotel, or visit one of the car rental companies around the city. Click here for more tips. Time Read more
Take a shuttle to the Rent-A-Car Center at McCarran. Time Read more
It is possible but contact your car rental company for more information.
Every hotel on the Strip offers free parking.
It's pretty slow on the Strip, since that's a top attraction for most people. However, if you're used to heavy traffic then it won't bother you.

Shows

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It is recommended. However, it is also possible to get tickets when you get to Las Vegas but be aware that the likelihood of getting the seating you want is very small.
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Live Entertainment Tax is a 10% fee applied to all live productions in Las Vegas. This is usually included in the price of your ticket.

Kid's entertainment

That was the Vegas of old. Las Vegas is fast transforming itself into a more family-oriented playground.
There are lots of things for children to enjoy in Las Vegas. Click for a list of activities for kids. Check out the free attractions page too. Time Click here

Monorail

The monorail has 7 stations along the Strip. Click here to find out where they are. Time Click here
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The monorail runs from 7am to 2am Monday through Thursday, and from 7am to 3am Friday through Sunday.
Tickets are valid for a year. If you plan to return to Las Vegas within a year of purchase then you can use the ticket on your next trip.
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Shuttle

Some casinos offer free shuttles to their sister casinos. Visit this page for more information. Time Click here
Check with your hotel when you make a reservation because some hotels have free shuttles for their guests to and from the airport. However, there are other shuttle services that offer this service for a small fee.

Taxi

Yes. The governing body has very strict rules about that. You can get a cab from any of the hotels along the Strip. They all have depots where the cabs line up for passengers.
The meter reads $3.30 when you get in and then the fare adds up at $2.60 per mile.
It has to do with the rather long I-215 tunnel. Shady cab drivers will claim that this is the shortest way to your destination from the airport just to hike the fare.
The number of people allowed in a cab is 5, babies included.
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Walking on the Strip

The Las Strip is 4 miles long. from the Statosphere Tower to Mandalay Bay Hotel

What's there to see?
Take a look at the free attractions page.

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Are there safety issues I should know about?
As in all places, watch your belongings. Be very careful when walking around Fremont Street at night.

Casinos

You will have to be 21 or older. Some casinos allow people under 21 to walk through to get to another part of the hotel. Some casinos will not allow children under 18 in under any circumstances. 

Player's club card

What do I have to do to get a Player's Club card?
Sign up for membership at the casinos Players Club.

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You will be eligible for goodies like free or discounted food, show tickets, hotel rooms and room upgrades.
You will need to show your ID and fill in your mailing address. The casino will send you free offers in the mail. You may also be asked for your email address and phone number. Click here for more information. Time Click here

Fun Book

A fun book is a little book filled with coupons. These coupons are usually for discounts on things you can get in the hotel, like food from the restaurants and items from the gift shops. You may also get coupons for free plays on some of the games. Learn more about fun books here. Time Click here

How can I get a fun book?
You may get one when you check-in at your hotel, when you sign up for membership in a players club or you may find one in your hotel room.

Getting Married

First of all, you will need a license from the Marriage Bureau. Click here. Time Click here

Are there any age restrictions or other requirements?
Yes. Visit the guide to the Marriage Bureau to learn more.

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What are the things I need to know before getting married?
Click here for a comprehensive list of steps to getting married in Las Vegas.

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Gambling

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The sitemap will help you find what you need easily.

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