If you want a full-on, hedonistic holiday then Las Vegas is the only place for you! Set in the middle of the Nevada desert, the main draw of this destination is gambling. There’s also drinking, lazing by the pool in the sun, and plenty of shows on offer. If you’re really stuck for something to do, then just wandering around and marvelling at all the hotels and casinos is a must, as they are often built to replicate some of the most iconic landmarks from all over the world.
The height of decadence, these sprawling complexes are kitted out with every imaginable luxury to keep the big rollers coming back, and with 40 million visitors a year, they must be doing something right! The four mile main stretch is full of glitz and glamour with a casino to suit every taste and a hotel for every budget. Forget New York – Vegas is the 24-hour city that never sleeps!
Top Resorts/ Hotels
Sin City is home to 19 of the world’s 25 largest hotels, so if you’re looking for something big, brash and beautiful for your break away then you’re in the right place. If you’re heading to the strip then you can take your pick of a whole host of iconic hotels on offer. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas offers a palm-lined pool, concerts throughout the year and sumptuous rooms that are perfect for music lovers to stay in. The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is great for those looking for old school glamour and plenty of entertainment in one place. You can check out a show like Cirque Du Soleil or just wander around the massive complex. If you want all-out escapism then Circus Circus is the only choice for you. It’s the world’s biggest indoor theme park, set over an astounding five acres and, of course, three full-size casinos. Attractions & Things to Do
Everyone worth naming has had a residency in Vegas at some time or another – from Elton John to Celine Dion. There are musicals every night of the week too, like Evita and Jersey Boys. If you like live music, acts from Beyoncé to Mötley Crüe play on the strip and there’s always a magic show from one of the greats like David Copperfield. You can spend hours looking at all the attractions the hotels lay on to try and entice people in, so go and wonder at the Bellagio fountain or take a trip around the world from the Paris Hotel to the Egyptian Luxor, Caesars Palace and New York‚ New York. You can’t miss the sharks in the Mandalay Bay and Silverton, or the tigers in the lobby of the Mirage. Another activity synonymous with Vegas is getting married, so if the mood strikes while you’re out there, you can have a drive-thru wedding at Little White Wedding Chapel just like Joan Collins and Britney Spears! If you want to take some time out from the hectic pace then take a hike through the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There are also plenty of other activities on offer from indoor skydiving to ‘Dig This’, where you can play with diggers on a grand scale, reliving your childhood with full-sized bulldozers.
More Las Vegas information:
• The average flight time is between ten and eleven hours depending on where you fly from.
• The currency is the dollar.
• The hottest months are June, July and August at a toasty 40ºc and even in the winter months of December and January it’s a pleasant 14ºc.