Whether you’re visiting for the first time or are a seasoned veteran at navigating Las Vegas, you’ll find action around every corner in the “Entertainment Capital of the World”. There are plenty of good reasons to visit Las Vegas – 320 days of sunshine, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class dining and accommodations are just a few that make this the world’s No. 1 trade show destination.

McCarran airport has numerous inbound and outbound flights every day and nonstop service from major metro areas, so traveling to Las Vegas saves you time and money. It’s located two miles from Las Vegas Boulevard (the strip), 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention center and a short drive from the downtown area.

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Call Complete Travel Experts at 800.531.0286 (U.S. and Canada) or 309.388.2152 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time for assistance.

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ARA gets special rates for The ARA Show through an agreement with Hertz. Make reservations online at or call 800.654.2240 (U.S. and Canada) or 405.749.4434.


In many cases, the proximity of hotels, entertainment and dining options are all within walking distance. However, when transportation is required, Las Vegas offers options including bus service, taxis, and Uber/Lyft service. The country’s first automated monorail and underground transportation system makes navigating the convention center much faster and easier.





Travel Information - The ARA Show - Las Vegas, NV 2021



Visiting Las Vegas

Las Vegas continues to build upon its reputation as a vibrant showcase for the extraordinary. This is the city that attracts nearly 43 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs and master sommeliers, and, of course, the brightest lights. Here is what you can look forward to during your visit: 

Planning Your Arrival

Entertainment Capital

There are many reasons why Las Vegas commands the title as "The Entertainment Capital of the World." Some of the world's most exciting and versatile entertainers have performed here including  Gwen Stefani, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and so many more. And popular touring Broadway shows stop at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas.  Other entertainment options include A-list headliners like Brad Garrett, Ray Romano, and Kevin James who regularly bring their shows to Las Vegas showrooms and arenas; as well as several resident Cirque du Soleil productions, comedy clubs, magicians, classic Las Vegas showgirl revues, and more

.World-Class Cuisine

While planning an evening of entertainment, look to the growing roster of gourmet restaurants and unparalleled wine and food adventures in Las Vegas. A host of fine dining and lifestyle magazines - including Bon AppetitWine SpectatorGourmetRobb Report and Esquire - have honored the city for its fantastic fare and hailed individual restaurants for their exquisite cuisine, created by the likes of Hubert Keller, Alain Ducasse, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck. To accompany its growing list of world-class chefs, Las Vegas has attracted more master sommeliers than any other U.S. city.

Sizzling Nightlife

The city famous for having "something for everyone" furthers the proof to its claim when the sun goes down. After dinner, your clients can experience a variety of night spots with personalities as varied as their own. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale "ultra lounges" sweeping the Strip, attendees can choose from a wide array of offerings, Tao (The Venetian), LIGHT Nightclub (Mandalay Bay) while there are several different venues downtown that brings nightlife and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District, including Commonwealth with a rooftop deck and speakeasy as well as Oak & Ivy, an intimate craft cocktail bar in the Downtown Container Park. With hip surroundings, signature drinks and an "anything goes" attitude, ultra lounges have redesigned Vegas nightlife, providing a new way to party on the Strip.

Shoppers Paradise

Drawing an influx of designers and upscale specialty boutiques, Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country. Headliners such as Harry Winston, Manolo Blahnik, Juicy Couture, Jimmy Choo, and Dolce and Gabbana now populate the Strip at the Fashion Show, Forum Shops at Caesars, Mandalay Place, Miracle Mile Shops, Grand Canal Shoppes, Via Bellagio and the shops at Wynn Las Vegas.

Relax and Recharge

No longer the domain of women, the spa experience has arrived in Las Vegas. Home to 5 Forbes 5-Star Spas, more than any other city in the country, Las Vegas resorts offer the most luxurious and varied spa experiences anywhere, from The Spa at Encore and Spa at Wynn Las Vegas to the scenic Waldorf Astoria Spa; The Spa at Four Seasons and The Spa at Vdara.

Fields of Green

Whether you are dancing under the lights of the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas or strolling the shops at Monte Lago Village at Lake Las Vegas, you are never far from a golf course. The forty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Weiskopf and Robert Trent Jones Jr., have put Vegas on the map for golf connoisseurs. Each course is within a one-hour radius of the city, offering challenging play and beautiful desertscapes, flowing waterfalls, rolling greens and mountain views.


The ARA Show is the American Rental Association's annual convention and trade show for the equipment and event rental industry. It features equipment for construction/industrial, general tool/light construction and party/special event rental segments.


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