Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top Five Las Vegas Vacation Home Rentals Questions

Throughout the world you will find vacation rentals in almost any reasonably popular tourist destination. From London and Paris to Tahiti and Australia, vacation homes are available as an alternative to hotels. And for many people (and places too), the questions are the same. How much? How far? And of course, is it available? This is also true in Las Vegas. But in Las Vegas there are some unique questions that arise in addition to the typical ones.

Consider for example, the climate. What is the best time of year to visit Las Vegas? Did you know that Las Vegas is NOT always hot? In fact, during the winter months it can be downright cold. Snow is not uncommon, though it is not frequent either. The best times to visit, climate wise, are during spring and fall. Winter can be very cold and the summer heat here is legendary. But, the summer is also the best time for legendary Las Vegas fun. Sitting in the pool, enjoying some indoor fun during the midday, then out on the town for the hot Las Vegas night.

Are there any Las Vegas vacation home rentals that are close to the Strip so you can walk? Quite simply, no. There are none close enough that a person could reasonably walk there. There might be some very old homes bear the Strip, but they aren't vacation homes and you would not want to stay there. Plan your vacation home to be near the Strip and rent a car. A reasonable trip to almost anywhere you would want to be will be 5 to 15 minutes.

Can I stay in Elvis' house? First of all, Elvis did not live in a house in Las Vegas. He lived on the top floor of the Hilton Hotel for the entire time he performed in Las Vegas. The Hilton (then called The International) was built for his show, and the top floor of the hotel was built for Elvis. This is the place where he shot the television upon seeing The Beatles arrival in the U.S. By the way, the Hilton will soon be changing it's name. The company that runs the hotel has lost it's rights to use the Hilton name and will have to come up with something new.

Should I worry about safety? I hear Las Vegas is a dangerous city. No, you should not worry. And yes, Las Vegas has crime. In that way it is not unlike any major city. However, most of the vacation homes you find for rent in Las Vegas are not actually located in Las Vegas. They are located in one of the many suburbs and not close to the city itself. The better homes are also located inside gated or guard gated communities.

Is there anything but the Strip to do in Las Vegas? You bet there is! Las Vegas is located perfectly for an entire adventure of the Southwest. Only 15 miles to the west is Red Rock canyon, a wonderful places for the family and outdoor hiking adventures. To the southeast is Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. All within easy driving distance! In fact, now there is a freeway nearly the entire way to any of those destinations. You can also head up north for barely more than an hour to St. George Utah, the gateway to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon.

We hope these tips will help you enjoy your next Vegas adventure. Please be sure to let us know of your own discoveries!

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