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A closer look inside the Sin City’s Harry Reid International Airport

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The Harry Reid Airport is one of the most well known in the world. Known for being right on the strip of Las Vegas, you will struggle to run out of things to do in your stay there. 

If the airport wasn’t in Las Vegas, it could have potentially been considered somewhere you’d visit just for a day out, let alone somewhere just to catch a flight. Unlike most airports, the Harry Reid airport is like a mini city inside Las Vegas with seemingly endless shops, restaurants, gyms and even rooms off to the side to allow you to play slot machines.

So, in this article we will be looking at the history of the Harry Reid airport and some of the main attractions available for you to see there.

Fitness centre

For the fitness people out there, the thought of sat around for hours waiting for your plane can be an extremely boring task. Have no fear though as inside the Harry Reid airport, you’ll find a fitness centre boasting 13,000 square feet of floor space, with free weights and weight machines, running and cardio machines, and even sleep rooms for an additional cost. 

If you feel like you need to get a gym session in before your plane hits the tarmac, then this is the place to visit! 

Slot machines

When in Vegas, you’ve got to give the slot machines a go at least once right? Home to hundreds of slot machines, the Harry Reid airport has slot machines dotted all around the airport meaning no matter where you are, you’ll always be able to hop on and play slot machines before your flight

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Unlike most slot machines, the ones inside the Harry Reid airport can have some incredible payouts and prizes. In September, a visitor won over $600,000 on a slot machine, so it’s definitely worth giving it a go as you never know, you may be the next winner! Some slot machines even have a grand prize of over one million dollars.

Restaurants

If eating out is more your style, then you’re in luck at the Harry Reid airport. Boasting numerous different types of cuisine, you’ll have a tough time deciding what to eat when you’re here!

From steak grills like Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill, international food in Pei Wei Asian diner to desert shop Ethel M Chocolates, the options are virtually endless. If it’s something sweet you’re looking for, then sprinkles is the one for you. You can find their vending machines located all around the airport and offer a quick tasty treat whilst you’re on your travels.

If you’ve just finished a workout in the fitness centre we mentioned above, then you may want something healthy to compliment your workout. Jamba Juice offers fresh healthy fruit shakes and bowls to get that energy back and ensure you stay alert, so you don’t miss your flight!

Breakfast lunch or dinner, there’s a place to eat for everyone in the Harry Reid airport. And for frequent flyers, there’s that many choices you can choose from a different place to eat each time you fly, all the more reason to come back.

Cosmetics

For the travellers into makeup and cosmetics, don’t worry there’s something available for you too. There are stores such as Kylie Cosmetics, which is owned by the world-famous Kardashian/Jenner family will be sure to entice you into updating your travel bag to the latest pieces of makeup equipment. If you missed it whilst walking around, they also have vending machines dotted around the airport for convenience so keep an eye out.

Alcohol

The first thing I do when getting to the airport is go to the pub for a pre-flight drink, and at the Harry Reid airport, you’ll have no issues finding one! Hosting numerous different themed bars such as old Irish pubs to fancy cocktail bars, the options are endless meaning no matter what you want to drink, there’s something for you.

If you’re looking for something to go, liquor library is the way to go and offers an incredible range of spirits to purchase. They do also offer free samples so keep an eye out for these as it’s always good to get a freebee!

When you get to an airport, the one thing you normally have is time. At the Harry Reid airport, there’s countless ways to spend that time by visiting the shops, restaurants, and bars. There’s always something to do and always something to go see, meaning no matter how many times you visit, you’ll always be able to try something new.

If you’re planning to fly out and visit Las Vegas and happen to be stopping at the Harry Reid airport, what will you visit first?

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