McCarran International Airport Las Vegas Airport!
We usually fly with American Airlines from Munich, with a stopover in Philadelphia, to Las Vegas. There we land at the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. It owes its name to Senator McCarran, who played an important role in the development of aviation in the United States. This airport is one of the four most visited airports in the United States. Despite its large number of passengers and flights, it is quite clear and there is a very relaxed atmosphere.
Already the approach at night, is an absolutely overwhelming experience. Looking at the sea of lights of the gambling metropolis Las Vegas and the brightly illuminated hotel complexes of the strip from above is indescribable. Whether the Pyramid of the Luxor, the Mandalay Bay, the Stratosphere Tower or the MGM Grand everything is easy to spot.
Unfortunately, my pictures are a bit shaky, I looked more out of the window than through the lens. The sight fascinates me every time anew, whether day or night.
The tram traffic between the terminals to the baggage claim worked great. There on the band it was pretty fast and we had already after about 20 minutes our suitcases.
A clean, very large airport with a refreshing casual atmosphere. In the arrivals area, the first, colorfully flashing slot machines greet you and make you want to gamble. Inside the airport there is a casino atmosphere.
For shopping, there are various clothing stores, bookstores, newsagents jewelers, duty-free shops, etc. For the physical well-being during the stay is also taken care of. The Great American Bagel, California Pizza Kitchen, Burger King, Chili's, Starbucks invite you to linger.
The airport is very conveniently located in the south of the city, but there are numerous shuttle and limousine providers at the airport. In a short time we were with the shuttle for about 6 euros in the middle of the strip and in our booked hotel.
We always pick up our rental car only a few days later, when we head to Los Angeles for our family. In Las Vegas we usually do not need it, as we always book a room in a hotel right on the Strip, so we are right in the action and can easily reach everything on foot.