Drinking/ Driving/ Police, Las Vegas
You can walk up and down the Strip with the drink but do not do the same off the Strip in the suburbs, it's illegall. It's allowed on the Strip and downtown Vegas.
Also you can not have an open alcohol container in the car - it will cost you $640.
The legal drinking age is 21.
While exploring Las Vegas Blvd, this motorcycle cop was sitting in a pretty good place. A place that most motorist would not see him or her. While waiting for the light to turn, it didn't take long for them to catch someone speeding. While walking back, there they were awaiting on another speeder to pass by. It was dark and although we could see him, many motorist couldn't because that corner was dark. Check out the site, some pretty good advice especially if your visiting from out of country.
Shortly after 5 sometimes a little later, sometimes a little earlier the strip get's packed. You can barely move and getting on and off the strip from parking lots and streets is almost impossible because traffic and people walking. As people get inpatient it becomes dangerous, my recommendation don't drive after about 5 on the strip or the freeway. Both get packed and you will lose your patients. What should you do, find alternative side roods. You can go one or two blocks over then turn parallel to the strip, or do the same on the other side of the freeway. Get yourself a map and use it, or a good GPS. The key is don't go on other major roads and if you feel you are in a bad area, not to worry keep moving and some areas look worse then they are, trust me I take side roads everytime I am there.
While the Las Vegas police will look the other way on a lot of things, it doesn't mean anything goes. They know it's a party town, so there are certain things that are tolerated, but drunk driving is not one of them. There is plenty of public transportation available, so if you've been drinking (or using other intoxicants), use it. You can get the car later.
Vegas is surrounded by desert. If you plan to drive to Vegas, make sure your vehicle is in good condition. The cheap bus I took got a flat tire near Barstow. There's no spare tire in the bus and the poor driver drove around Barstow with no luck finding a tire store carrying the correct size. Finally a passenger phoned AAA to locate a tire for the driver and got it fixed. But it was already 3 hours later.
Most every one of the casinos will offer you free drinks if you choose to gamble in thier casino. Just be careful not to get too tipsy to early in risk of losing all your money, or getting arrested for public drunkeness!!
You are probably thinking what could I have to say about parking? A lot! If you haven't been to Vegas, then you will definitely need to take note. No matter what time of day you go and no matter what time of year, parking is tough to find or at least descent parking. Notice that I didn't say "good parking," which is nearly impossible. Every major casino / hotel has a structure parking garage. These are not just any ordinary parking garages that you see at malls. These are gigantic parking structures! Vegas is suppose to be the #1 most visited place on earth and I see why, because it seems as though every parking space is taken. No joke. If you are looking for a place to park right away, try parking on the roof, and even at times all spaces are taken. Or you can do what I do and wait 10 minutes in one spot without moving. And I mean WITHOUT MOVING! Man is selfish by nature and they want to steal your future parking space or you’re your spot where you are stationary, waiting for a parking space. Just put on your hazards, sit patiently, and ignore the idiots behind you. All the parking is free except when you park down on Fremont St., in which they will charge something like $1.50 for every half hour unless you do what I do, and go into any casino and get the parking validated. You usually can get your parking stub validated at the player's club card booth.
~ Hebrews 10:36
There was two days that my wife and I went Christmas light viewing all over Vegas. I had gone to a site online which listed a whole bunch of really good looking houses to see around Vegas. I then went to Yahoo Maps and created a whole itinerary with the order in which we were going to see each house of lights. Well this didn't work out really good, because some streets begin and then all of a sudden dead end and then you find out later that that street begins clear across town. Go figure! We had also brought along our free Triple A map of Las Vegas, which did help, but still we didn't get to see some key houses of 100,000+ lights. Before venturing off the beaten track, make sure you know exactly where you are going, because it can get quite frustrating. Good luck and Godspeed!
~ Psalm 48:14
They are not impressed by public drunkeness and wise-ass comments. They tend to shoot (several times) first and ask questions of surviving family members later. Even the bicycle cops seem to have attitudes somehow. I think part of the problem stems from hiring too many mullets.
do not, i repeat do not attempt to climb any of the monuments at ceasar's palace..i have tried this myself after a night of careless drinking on the strip..did i mention it was new years?? that night i made out with wilt chamberlin or was it his wife?? anyways it was a memorable night..if you need a place to crash after a night like mine i reccomend the third bush on the east side of ceasars palace on the strip, that's where i passed out on new year's....
Nevada has some of the most liberal drinking laws in the USA. Nevertheless, this doesn't mean that law enforcement doesn't care how and when you drink.
So, before you down too many 'Warp Core Breech's' you'd better give some thought on how you plan on getting home or to your hotel - don't even think of getting behind the wheel. The DUI laws in Nevada have gotten just as tough as the rest of the States. Warp Core Breech courtesy of The Deep Space 9 Promenade and Quarks Bar & Grill: www.ds9promenade.com
The drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is a long up hill climb through the desert. We saw several cars that had over heated and blown radiators. There are signs that suggest turning of your air conditioning so your car won't over heat. We turned ours off and I suggest you do the same.
Free* drinks are great, but don't get too wasted.
If you do, just hang out in the sports book (free drinks), or head to a low-stakes casino.
This picture was taken in the Venetian sports book, after many, many hours of drinking. And there's nothing wrong w/ my camera... the picture-taker couldn't hold the camera steady (she was tanked too)
*do not forget to tip the waitress! they are working very hard for you
As with traveling anywhere just make sure your alert to who is around you. All Hotels are patroled and the local Metropolitan Police Department as well as The Highway Patrol are wonderful at ensuring everyones safety. Even during the busiest times of the year.
warning, too much beer may make you wear inappropriate clothing, go into strip clubs, or stand in line for 30 minutes for a 99 cent 'Margarita'.