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March Meeting 2023 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5-10, 2023.

Explore Las Vegas, Nevada

Whether taking in the latest research or taking a risk at the roulette wheel, APS March Meeting 2023 attendees may discover a variety of educational and entertainment opportunities in Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

Things to Do in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas's nickname is not the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing. Whether you're trying your luck at the slots and gambling tables, seeking out the excitement of entertaining shows, expanding your palate at the city's many restaurants, admiring the paintings and sculpture in the Las Vegas Arts District, or learning about the area's rich history, this city has something for everyone.

We recommend reserving your tickets to shows and other forms of entertainment well in advance of the dates you plan to attend.

As you plan your itinerary for your time in Vegas, the following travel guides may spark your interest:

As you consider your dining options, you may want to review:

Tips for Safely Navigating Las Vegas

As with any new city, being aware of your surroundings and remaining alert will ensure you stay safe and enjoy Las Vegas. US News and World Report has a series of travel tips for navigating Vegas, including safety advice for avoiding unwanted attention as a visitor. You can also review a video on safety advice relevant to Las Vegas and another on avoiding scams and tourist traps.

Transportation around Las Vegas

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March Meeting 2023 will be held in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, with Caesar's Forum Convention Center and Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel within easy walking distance from each other. When venturing out into the city, however, there are a number of transportation options.

Public Transportation

  • Ride the monorail: With the Harrahs'/The LINQ Station near Caesar's Forum Convention Center and trains arriving every four to eight minutes, the Las Vegas Monorail is a convenient way to travel up and down the Strip.
  • Use the Downtown Loop: If you want to explore beyond the Strip, the Downtown Loop free shuttles have stops throughout the city, including the attractions on Freemont Street and the Arts District.
  • Take the bus: Las Vegas's public bus system includes routes that stop at most resorts on the Strip and other attractions in the downtown area.

Travel by Car

  • Rideshares: Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare options are an easy and convenient way to get around Las Vegas. Please note that many hotels, casinos, and restaurants will have designated rideshare drop-off and pick-up locations.
  • Taxis: Taxis are available in Las Vegas at any hour; however, you will not be able to hail a taxi on the street. Instead, drivers are required to pick up passengers at specific addresses, such as hotel taxi lines.
  • Rentals: If you would prefer the convenience of a car while you're visiting Vegas, there are several rental centers, with the Harry Reid International Airport Rental Car Center being the most convenient.

Learn more about transportation options

Visit Nature and Science Attractions in Nevada

Hoover Damn
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Beyond the neon Las Vegas lights, Nevada offers the scenic beauty of desert parks and stargazing sites, as well as historic landmarks with scientific significance. Meeting attendees seeking the stillness of nature away from Sin City can venture to a number of national and state parks, such as Valley of Fire State Park, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, and Death Valley National Park. For a look at milestone moments in physics history, there's the Hoover Dam, National Atomic Testing Museum, and Nevada National Security Site Tour of nuclear test sites. If you're willing to travel further north, Nevada also features a number of opportunities for stargazing.

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