“Pets are humanizing,” James Cromwell once said. “They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.”
Nowhere is that need for humanization more necessary than the glittering thoroughfare of the Las Vegas Strip. Truly, this section of Nevada is a strange and stunning wonderland; a 24-hour maelstrom of sound and fury, inhabited by an ever-changing population of tourists and permanent residents alike. In a world where so much is changing so quickly, the need for the familiar, stabilizing element of a pet is paramount. And besides—shouldn’t Fuzzy or Fido be able to accompany you on your adventures?
Gone are the days when a trip to “Sin City” meant a tearful farewell to your furry family members. Why leave them behind, when so many restaurants, cafes, and shops now allow you to bring your companion animal with you? Not to mention the excellent hiking available in nearby Red Rock Canyon—you’ve never seen such astonishing natural beauty, and we’d wager your pet hasn’t, either. Bid your ordinary life adieu, pack up your friend’s food dishes and leashes, and browse our selection of pet-friendly hotels in Las Vegas. Your journey is about to begin.
Can you smoke in Las Vegas casinos?
Yes, you can smoke in most Las Vegas casinos, provided the space in question is not serving food and possesses more than 15 slot machines. In this case, “food” means meals prepared in a kitchen; you can still smoke if there are prepackaged snacks offered. If you obtain food elsewhere, the casino may allow you to bring it onto the floor with you. Rules vary by establishment, so keep an eye out.
If you’re searching for a completely non-smoking venue, consider the Vdara Hotel & Spa. It does not have a casino, but it’s one of the best dog-friendly hotels in Las Vegas; contact them to learn more about bringing your dog with you.
What are some tips on how to dress in Las Vegas during the summer?
Las Vegas is located in the desert, which means summer temperatures regularly soar to over 100 degrees during the day. You’ll want to wear light, comfortable clothing. A casual, easy dress code to follow includes:
- Tank tops
You may also wish to bring a light coat or sweater, as the air conditioning inside hotels and casinos is quite powerful.
If you’re planning an evening out on the town, remember that the temperatures are still in the 70s even after the sun goes down. Jeans, boots, and light jackets are all appropriate for most venues. If you aren’t sure whether the establishment or event you’re attending has a dress code or not, call ahead and ask.
There’s no need to leave the four-legged members of your family behind on your next excursion to the desert. Travelocity is here to help you find the perfect place for the two of you to stay, whether it’s basking in the comfort of the Rumor Boutique Hotel or at one of our numerous other Las Vegas pet-friendly hotels.
You’re both long overdue for an adventure together. We’d say Mr. Cromwell would be pleased.