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Explore Las Vegas

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

Welcome to Las Vegas sign, photo by Thomas Wolf, CC BY-SA 3.0

There's a reason they call Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world — whether you're trying your luck in the casinos, taking in a show, 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.

These tips will help you make the most of your time away from the scientific sessions at the March Meeting.

Plan Ahead for the Best Experience

More than 32 million people visited the Las Vegas area in 2021, so no matter what shows or other entertainment you want to take in, rest assured that plenty of other visitors have the same idea. The shows in Vegas often sell out, so we recommend reserving your tickets well in advance of the March Meeting.

If you're looking for ideas to fill your itinerary, these travel guides may spark your interest:

Find Your Favorite Food

These guides will help you find some unforgettable dishes, but we strongly encourage you to book your tables as early as possible, especially if you're dining in a group.

  • Las Vegas Restaurants: Lists of Las Vegas restaurants organized by restaurant names, types of cuisine, kinds of meals, and dietary concerns, such as vegetarian or vegan options
  • Las Vegas Strip Restaurants: A searchable database of restaurants in the Las Vegas Strip, with information organized by price, location, rating, meal type, and more

Stay Safe

As in 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 the city, including safety advice for avoiding unwanted attention as a visitor. Watch this video on Las Vegas safety tips and learn how to avoid scams and tourist traps.

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Spend Time Away from the Strip

Las Vegas monorail

The March Meeting takes in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, with Caesars 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

You can get around pretty far without your own vehicle in Las Vegas by taking public transportation.

  • Ride the monorail: With the Harrah's & the LINQ Station near Caesars 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.
    Las Vegas Monorail information
  • Downtown Loop: Explore beyond the Strip with the Downtown Loop. Free shuttles make stop throughout the city, including the attractions on Fremont Street and the Arts District.
    Downtown Loop times and routes
  • 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.
    Bus schedules and maps

Travel by Car

If you prefer to explore Las Vegas by car, you've got plenty of options.

  • Rideshare: Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare options are an easy and convenient way to get around Las Vegas. 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, including at Harry Reid International Airport. Be sure to book your car rental in advance.

Learn more about transportation options

Explore the Region's Science & Nature Attractions

Desert landscape in Valley of Fire State Park

Beyond the neon lights of Las Vegas, 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 can easily reach 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, the National Atomic Testing Museum, and Nevada National Security Site Tour of nuclear test sites. North of Las Vegas, Nevada features a number of scenic road trips and opportunities for stargazing for attendees who want to extend their stay in the Silver State.

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APS March Meeting 2023 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada


March Meeting 2023 will take place at Caesar's Forum Convention Center, with the headquarter hotel at Harrah's Las Vegas