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Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas: Have Festival…Will Travel


After the Memorial Day Weekend we must look ahead and plan the rest of our summer festivities.

Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas 2011 is one of the biggest summer festivals taking place in America.
Electric Daisy Carnival originated in Los Angeles a few years ago but after complications with the city this year Insomniac had to move the event location and decided on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This new venue offers the opportunity to make one of the biggest 3 day festival events even bigger. This is good news for those who want to experience Electric Daisy Carnival at its biggest yet. We want to help everyone with some information on where to stay and how to do Las Vegas right especially with EDC coming up in just a few short weeks.


Getting There: Fly vs. Drive

Getting to and from Las Vegas is usually a decision that will be made depending on where you live. For those of us living in California we usually have the option of doing either. Flying to and from Las Vegas is the most convenient way to get there but it does usually cost more because of getting around once you’re there, the flights themselves can be extremely reasonable and sometimes downright cheap! Driving out to Las Vegas is great if you want more control but once you’re in Vegas you rarely drive to and from the different parties anyway because no one wants to drink and drive. The drive home also feels like an eternity even without traffic so while jumping in the car and driving out may be an option we recommend flying to enjoy your trip the most, just be prepared for cab fare all weekend. Check out some flights through our affiliate, Expedia HERE:

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Where to Stay:

Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas is being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway which is actually North of the Las Vegas strip (7000 N Las Vegas Blvd.) This means that those who want to stay in the heart of the strip or The City Center will have travel a little further as there will be hotels that are closer in proximity. Electric Daisy Carnival is being held from dusk till dawn (8pm until sunrise). Not that anyone plans on sleeping anytime they go to Vegas anyway but please be aware of the scheduling and realize you might be napping during the day to return again at night.

Since this is the first time this event has taken place at the Speedway we are not quite sure how much traffic there will be but of course this is Vegas so plan on there being traffic…it is the weekend! If you get lucky, with no traffic the Wynn hotel is roughly 16 miles from the Speedway, which should take about 20 minutes (so plan accordingly). The capacity of the event is 100,000 people per day but Insomniac (the promoters) are offering over 40,000 free parking spaces. EDC just announced they will have shuttle service to/from the Las Vegas strip so there is a better option if you do not want to drive! The shuttle is $60 for 3 full days or daily passes are available. Pick up locations include Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo, Mirage, Circus Circus, Palms, Hard Rock, & Golden Nugget. You can purchase shuttle tickets HERE. If you want to stay at some of the hotels/motels closer to the Speedway they are about 5-10 miles away including those located in downtown Las Vegas. This may be the most cost effective option for some and if cost will not be factor then the sky is the limit, after all, it’s Vegas!

Almost all of the hotels that are close to the Speedway are already sold out for Fri/Sat. night, these budget options included: Holiday Inn Express Nellis, La Quinta Inn Las Vegas - Nellis, Siegel Slots and Suites and Nellis Suites. Your next best bet for cheap accommodations if you’re on a budget is downtown Vegas: Fremont, Fitzgerald’s, Santa Fe Station…going the opposite direction away from the city there’s Aliante Station. Of course there is the strip, if your budget can handle it, you’ll be right in middle of the action and if you have the energy, closer to the daytime pool parties! The Cosmopolitan, Palazzo, Bellagio, MGM Grand signature and Palms Place are some of the nicer accommodations you might want to seek on or near the strip. You can click on the hotels for reviews through tripadvisor or you can also book directly through one of our affiliates:

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In Conclusion:

Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas will be a festival of epic proportions. Make sure to check out all of our coverage on the event HERE and don’t forget to read all of our related posts for updates as well such as our after-party guide. Make sure to figure out who you’re going with, how you’re going to get there and where you are going to stay as soon as possible to avoid any issues. Good luck on your adventure!!

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  1. cristian sagemuller says:

    Right on, i m not really a big fun of EDC, but thanks for always putting out good information about shows.


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