Click here for event information relating to the announced closure of Tropicana Las Vegas. Last updated February 17.

Travel & Logistics

All you need to know about getting to FlightSimExpo


Click here for event information relating to the announced closure of Tropicana Las Vegas.

As a world-class destination with low airfares, easy transportation, and endless activities and attractions for families, Las Vegas offers a unique, inspiring backdrop for FlightSimExpo 2024. The conference will be held at Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton, and a fixture of the Las Vegas strip. Centrally located, the hotel and casino offers an award-winning pool, spa, fitness center, and much more.

Booking via the FlightSimExpo Room Block Includes:
  • Access to beautiful ballrooms, fitness center, and pool
  • In-room bottled water
  • Wireless in-room internet for up to 5 devices
  • Free on-site parking in designated spaces

Free and paid parking is available at the hotel for overnight and daily visitors, and hundreds of restaurants, shops, and attractions are located within walking distance. The hotel is a quick drive, taxi, or rideshare from Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

Tropicana Las Vegas

Tropicana Las Vegas

A DoubleTree by Hilton

$155Friday/Saturday Nights
$75Thursday/Sunday Nights

Plus taxes and a $25/night resort fee.
For a 3-night Thursday to Sunday stay, the rate averages to $188/night, including all taxes and fees.

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Getting Around, Dining, and Things to Do

To and From the Airport

Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) is a quick 15 minute (5 mile) drive, shuttle, or taxi/rideshare from Tropicana Las Vegas. The airport is served by a large variety of domestic and international carriers, including several discount airlines. Las Vegas is known as one of the least expensive places to fly to.

Hotel Shuttle

A shared shuttle from the airport is approximately $10-20 one-way and is typically lower than taxi fares. Visit BellTrans for more information or to reserve a ride. For larger groups, inexpensive van and limousine service is also available.


Both Lyft and Uber are available at the airport. A one-way ride is usually between $12-15, but can increase during peak times. Rideshare pick-up locations are clearly marked/signed throughout the terminal. Request your ride when you are ready to walk outside. Visit the airport website for additional details.


Taxis are readily available at the airport. A one-way ride is approximately $20, not including tip.

Rental Cars

Rental cars are available from a central facility located adjacent to the airport. Free shuttle service is provided to/from the rental car center.

Driving Your Own Car

Tropicana Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip. Click here for driving directions.

Tropicana Las Vegas
3801 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Free and paid self-parking is available for guests of the hotel and day visitors for FlightSimExpo. View this document for more information regarding which parking spaces are free versus paid. Once parked, follow the signs across the indoor bridge toward the Club Tower and Conference Center. FlightSimExpo is held in the Trinidad Pavilion, on the lower level of the Conference Center.

Nearby Dining

There are numerous bars and restaurants located in and around our venue. The Tropicana is centrally located on the Strip and is connected by outdoor walkway to the MGM Grand (north), Excalibur (west), and New York New York (northwest). Below, we’ve highlighted a few options at various price points. Dollar signs indicate our approximation of price ranges for each option, from low ($) to high ($$$$).

At Tropicana
  • For higher-end options, check out the MGM Grand. Options include Avenue Café ($$), TAP Sports Bar ($$$), and a Food Court ($$). Most of the MGM Grand restaurants, even the quick service options, tend to be higher priced than nearby options.
  • For the best value, you’ll find burgers, sandwiches, Pizza Hut, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and more at the Excalibur’s 2nd floor Castle Walk Food Court ($). Other options at Excalibur include Dick’s Last Resort ($$) and family-style Italian food at Buca di Beppo ($$).
  • Across the street at New York New York, you’ll find a range of sit-down options like Tom’s Urban ($$) and Nine Fine Irishmen ($$) alongside sidewalk-style eateries offering pizza, pasta, and more ($).
  • At the Showcase Mall Food Court ($), located just north of the MGM Grand, you’ll find some of the cheapest nearby fast food, including sbarro, Subway, DelTaco, Wendy’s, and more.
  • Nearby casinos, including Tropicana, have buffets available at different times and for various meals. Check out casino websites for pricing and additional information.

As Recommended By You

We asked community locals and foodies to share their food recommendations. Here are their suggestions:

On the Strip
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Nearby Attractions

When you first arrive, a great attraction is planespotting at the airport! Tune an FM radio to 101.1, and you can hear live air traffic control conversations with aircraft taking off and landing.

Aside from aviation activities, there are plenty of fantastic day trips and getaway ideas for before and after FlightSimExpo. Click on any of the links below for more information:

Travel Discounts

We are actively reaching out to airlines and other transit companies in order to obtain discounts for FlightSimExpo attendees.

Please check this page often, as travel discounts and details will be posted as they become available.

United Airlines:2-10% Off Airfare

We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to FlightSimExpo.

To make flight reservations online please use discount code ZNXY443986. MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel.

United codeshare flights operated by Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Lufthansa German Airlines, and more may also be eligible for discounted fares.

You may also call United Meetings Reservation Desk Monday–Friday at (800) 426-1122 for booking assistance. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

Delta Airlines:2-10% Off Airfare

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for FlightSimExpo. Click the image or this link to book your flights.

Delta codeshare flights operated by WestJet, KLM, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, and more may also be eligible for discounted fares.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at +1 (800) 328-1111, Monday–Friday, 8:00am–6:30pm (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2EH. There is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via the reservation 1-800 number.

Southwest Airlines: 15% Bonus Rapid Rewards Points and Up to 5% Off Airfare

Southwest Airlines is pleased to offer FlightSimExpo 2024 attendees discounted fares.

To utilize the discount, visit and enter Company ID 99119436. You’ll be linked to our account for discounted fares and bonus Rapid Reward points and can book online immediately.

The discount is valid for travel between 6/16/2024 and 6/27/2024 and is applicable to the base fare, before taxes and fees, for tickets to and from Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).

International Airfare Discounts

Our travel discounts with Delta and United provide up to 10% discounts on airfares for travel across a wide variety of codeshare partners. For example, Canadian travelers booking with our discount via United will have access to discounted codeshare flights operated by Air Canada.

National and Enterprise Rental Cars: Save up to $100

Enroll in Emerald Club and use Account Number OSMBAQT to unlock preferred rates on rental cars from National and Enterprise.

When you use your Emerald Club number, you'll receive the FlightSimExpo discount, bypass the counter at select National locations, and earn free rental days at more than 9,000 locations worldwide.

Have elite status with another car rental company? First enroll in Emerald Club, then access Status Match.

Hertz Rental Cars: 20% Off

Hertz is offering FlightSimExpo attendees 20% off the standard retail rate! Simply enter CDP coupon code 2188961 when making reservations at to claim the discount.