Las Vegas and Auto Insurance
Nearly 40 million people visited Las Vegas in 2012 – and that makes for a lot of rental cars on the road. It also means the streets of Las Vegas can be filled with thousands of tourists who aren’t necessarily paying attention to traffic. That’s why if you live in or around Las Vegas, it’s important to have the right auto insurance to protect you and your vehicle. GEICO works hard to offer great car insurance rates in the Greater Las Vegas area, so get your free Las Vegas car insurance quote today.
Driving tips for getting around Las Vegas
Whether you live in Las Vegas or are just visiting, you’ll soon find that Las Vegas Blvd., also known as the Strip, almost always has heavy traffic. Most locals recommend taking a detour west to Frank Sinatra Drive, which runs parallel to the Strip and Interstate 15. Fortunately, most streets in Las Vegas are set up on a grid pattern, making for easy navigation.
Transportation options for Las Vegas
Most people in Las Vegas need to drive or take public transportation to reach their destination. If you choose to drive your car, there are very few places in Las Vegas that charge for parking, and parking lots are plentiful near the strip and Downtown. If you choose to leave your car at home, the Las Vegas RTC operates an extensive public bus system across the city that caters to both locals and tourists. Once on the Strip, taxis are waiting at every hotel. Some hotels offer free trams that run short distances between casinos. For air-conditioned comfort, take the free monorail which runs parallel to the Strip on the east side.
Important Places in Las Vegas
Everyone knows about the famous Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard. However, the Fremont Street Experience at 425 Fremont St. has a light show that rivals that of the Strip. For shopping, head to the Fashion Show Mall on the north end of the Strip.
Las Vegas is also home to some of the most unique museums in the world. The world-famous Neon Museum at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North features some of the historical signs that made Las Vegas famous. Car enthusiasts will want to cruise by the Carroll Shelby Museum located at 6755 Speedway Blvd. to see this legendary car collection. Or for a fully interactive experience, get some quarters and head to the Pinball Hall of Fame at 1610 E. Tropicana Ave. where you can try your skills on over 200 classic pinball and arcade games.
Read more about Nevada car insurance
Make sure your auto insurance is up to date before driving around Las Vegas. Visit our Nevada car insurance page to better understand state required coverage limits and teen driving laws. A licensed GEICO representative will always be available to assist you by phone, day or night.