There are a lot of great options at any price point for your weekend at the Electric Daisy Carnival, and the choices can be overwhelming. One walk down the strip can transport you to Italy, to New York, to Egypt, and beyond. Start by looking at the pickup locations for the EDC shuttle. If you're going with a big group of friends, a vacation rental is also a great option. Just remember that hundreds of thousands of people are going to EDC too -- and to Vegas the weekend of June 16th to 18th -- so you'll want to book in advance!
Stay In These 7 Vegas Places For EDC
1. Mandalay Bay
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For the first time ever, Mandalay Bay is offering an EDC week hotel package which includes two Fast Lane shuttle passes, limited edition merchandise, and more. It's a little pricier than some of the other hotels on this list, but it also boasts one of the most beautiful pools in Vegas - perfect for resting up during the day!
2. SLS Hotel
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This location used to be the old Sahara hotel, but nothing about this place is old. It's chic, classy and hip, and the EDC shuttle stops right across the street at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The monorail also stops here so if you have time (and energy) during the day, getting around the Strip will be a breeze.
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Located at the southern end of the Strip, Luxor is easy to spot thanks to the huge pyramid and the powerful Luxor Light Beam shining through the top. The EDC shuttle stops across the street at the Las Vegas Village.
4. MGM Grand Hotel
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This place is huge, so good thing you'll already have on your comfortable shoes for EDC. The coolest part about staying at the MGM? A lot of the festival DJs also perform there during the week!
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6. The LinqImage credit: Don McCullough/Flickr CC-BY 2.0
The Linq is located right in the middle of the strip. Even if you don't stay here, you'll want to visit just to ride the High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel. On your 30-minute air-conditioned ride, you'll be able to see the entire strip and the festival grounds. How awesome is that?
7. Vacation rentals
book in advance can be the perfect option if you're traveling with a huge group. Plus, you can get the entire place to yourself so you don't have to worry about bothering other hotel guests when you get back to your room in the wee hours of the morning. Keep in mind that traffic traveling to EDC can be atrocious even if you're staying right near the Speedway, just north of Las Vegas. You might be better off staying near downtown or the Strip for easy access to the shuttles - but the good news is that you can book in advancebook in advance to rent in the heart of the city. For something new, check out the Arts District, located between downtown and the Strip. This lesser traveled area of Vegas has a lot to offer.
This article was written by Lauren Gaw.