In-Flight Catering and Travel Tips for Las Vegas, NevadaJuly 08, 2014 by Stacey Farooqui
Be prepared for hot, dry weather when traveling to Las Vegas since it is located in Nevada’s Mohave Desert. This is especially true when traveling during the summer while temperatures climb to an average of 105 F (41 C). October through April sees milder temperatures between 34 F (1 C) and 89 F (32 C). Since Las Vegas is known for year-round entertainment and is a conference hot spot for many industries, private aviation does not see any peak season or downtime.
Private aircraft operators have their choice of Henderson Executive (KHND), Mc Carran International Airport (KLAS) and North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT) when operating to Las Vegas. Since Las Vegas is busy throughout the entire year, your in-flight caterer should be able to accommodate catering requests without any additional lead time above the usual 48 hours’ notice.
Conferences are a huge draw for visiting Las Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, conventions and meetings has a $7.4 billion impact on the local economy during 2013. Conventions are held for numerous industries from swimsuits to classic cars. Las Vegas also has just about any type of outdoor activity you can imagine. For exploring the outdoors, Las Vegas has you covered by land, air and sea. If you love fast cars, Dream Racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway lets you suit up and drive a Lamborghini or Ferrari on a race track. For a more leisurely day outdoors, Red Rock Canyon offers wonderful desert vistas. The Colorado River is full of gorgeous places to kayak and canoe, such as Emerald Cave. Afterward, visit one of the helicopter tour operators for a sunset flight over the Grand Canyon.
The first thing that springs to mind when thinking about Las Vegas is the famous Las Vegas Strip, home to themed hotels with restaurants, shops, casinos and entertainment. On any given day you have a selection of shows to enjoy including concerts, magic shows, musicals and more. While most shows are casual, there are some shows that are held in locations with a dress code. Las Vegas has no shortage of shopping, and several hotels have their own shopping areas. The District in MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Encore Esplanade at Wynn Las Vegas, and Appian Way Shops in Caesers Palace are just a few places to pick up a souvenir or some new fashion.
Las Vegas has such a large Hawaiian community that it has been dubbed the “Ninth Island.” Use this to your advantage to taste authentic Hawaiian cuisine as restaurants like Market Street Café or Ohana Hawaiian Barbecue. If you are looking for other options, you can find any popular cuisine somewhere in Las Vegas. Thai cuisine is popular in Las Vegas, and Lotus of Siam is one of the many restaurants to try out. Nobu, located in Caesers Palace is a unique dining experience where you can enjoy Peruvian-Japanese fusion.
It is hard to choose which hotels in Las Vegas are the best because of the amazing variety of accommodations and amenities available. Luckily, many hotels are very affordable since the focus is on entertainment. Red Rock, Wynn Las Vegas and Mandarin Oriental are a few of the top-rated hotels in the area. Along with the countless hotels comes just as many spas to choose from, including Spa Mandalay, Aminah’s Organic Skin Spa and Encore Spa at Wynn Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is a larger-than-life destination with a unique mix of glitzy nightlife and breathtaking natural beauty. While visiting you will have no shortage of options for entertainment, dining and shopping. As long as you keep in mind this is a high-traffic destination and you are prepared for desert conditions, your trip will one to remember!
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