Known as the entertainment capital of the world and the ultimate party destination, holidays to Las Vegas are a must for those that like their breaks full of life, excitement and American glitz. Home to the most famous hotels in the world, famous faces and of course the world’s most loved strip, Las Vegas promises a trip of a lifetime, perfect for adventurous couples and thrill seeking groups!
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This mesmerising city offers something for everyone. Not only does it offer an abundance of amazingly designed and decorated casinos, but there are also spectacular live shows and thriving bars for the evening revellers. If you’re on a family holiday, head to the Stratosphere Tower on Las Vegas Boulevard, with lots of theme park rides to choose from, such as the Big Shot and Insanity or, for more of a cultural experience, you could wander around the Liberace Museum.
If you want to be in the heart of the action on Las Vegas holidays, head to the famous strip which is packed with casinos and upmarket hotels, such as the Venetian Resort Casino which even has it's own gondola ride for that added bit of romance. Or, check out the Wynn Las Vegas for an extravagant hotel within easy reach of all the attractions.
Along the strip you will find the infamous entertainment and music shows that add to the city’s glamour where cirque du Soleil and world-class performances are nightly events.
Located in the desert , if you fancy a break from the city, you can take a day trip to the Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon or the Grand Canyon, which is one of the natural wonders of the world. For the best way to take in its many breath-taking views, take a helicopter ride over the city, or take a desert buggy out on the dunes.
During Las Vegas holidays as you experience the American dream, the sound of clanging coins is never far away, so trying your luck in one of the casinos is a must! Give the roulette wheel a spin, take a poker lesson or try your hand craps. You’ll find the coin slots are hugely popular among the Las Vegas locals, so grab some change and see how you fare!
Although everything you could possibly want and more is located along the strip, a trip to the old Vegas is well worth the 15-minute taxi drive. Time your visit right and catch the nightly light show, visit one of the casinos and don’t miss out on visiting Golden Nugget, one of the only hotels in the world to have a Shark in the centre of the pool!
Things to do in Las Vegas
As America’s capital of entertainment, there is certainly no shortage of top city attractions while on holidays to Las Vegas, whether you're staying at a 5* hotel or going self-catered.
The city boasts some distinctive museums and exhibitions, from The Neon Museum that exhibits the bright lights of past Vegas to the Erotic Heritage Museum, there’s a unique experience to be had. The Luxor is famed for holding fascinating exhibits and is currently home to one of the most visited exhibitions in the world: The Titanic Artefact Exhibition, making it well worth a stop.
The hotels are attractions in their own rights, and on Las Vegas holidays you’ll find yourself going from New York to Venice in a matter of minutes. Caesars Palace and the Bellagio are some of the most iconic hotels along the strip, including The Venetian which oozes charm from every corner. Expect exact replicas of the European streets, world class bars and restaurants serving up signature dishes.
There are also plenty of family-friendly thrills to cater to all ages, from the snaking rollercoaster that winds around the New York New York Hotel, to the Circus Circus big top, there’s something to entertain all ages.
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