I’m really excited to interview Shawn Coomer of Miles to Memories about Las Vegas, Nevada. Shawn’s tips for the best things to do in Las Vegas are awesome because he is a local that grew up in the city and knows that there’s more to Vegas than casinos on The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is one of the most popular cities in the United States. People from all over the world love to visit Las Vegas for the glitz, neon lights, and 24/7 fun. In this desert oasis, you’ll find some of the best cuisine, shows, and attractions you’ll ever enjoy. Use our referral links to save on shows like Cirque du Soleil, Penn & Teller, and the High Roller.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Las Vegas, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course.
Getting around Las Vegas
The local airport is McCarran International Airport (LAS), which is just a couple of miles from The Strip. I love the Las Vegas airport because it has so many airport lounges available. Visit the Centurion Lounge if you have the American Express Platinum Card or The Club LAS if you have a Priority Pass membership.
If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Shawn Coomer about Las Vegas, Nevada You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Green dots = best things to do in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Las Vegas, Nevada
Who is Shawn Coomer?
Shawn Coomer is a Dad like me that loves to travel around the world with his family. He runs the successful Miles to Memories blog on Boarding Area. He and his team of writers blog about the latest airline miles, hotel points, and rewards credit card promotions, reviews, and news. Shawn is also the host of the Miles to Memories podcast where they discuss the latest news from the world of travel rewards.
He is also a big-time Disney fan that has visited every Disney theme park around the world several times. Shawn created the site Disney Hacks to help people get more out of their Disney vacations.
Here are a few of Shawn’s links that you should check out:
- Wyndham’s New Status Match Opportunity Can Be Parlayed into Several Elite Programs
- Miles to Memories podcast
- Disney Around the World: 1 Family, 6 Resorts/Cities, 6 Weeks! Mission Complete!
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Bethany Bayless of The Money Millhouse podcast and I debate which Chicago pizza is the best, share stories of going to Cubs’ games, and why you need to visit The Bean. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.