Las Vegas holidays! Just those few words conjure up so much. Built around a natural oasis in the Nevada desert, the City of Las Vegas earned the nickname ‘Sin City’ after the legalisation of casinos and the relaxation of divorce laws in Nevada. But these days it revels in the alternative nickname ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’.
So much more than just casinos, your Las Vegas holiday brings the world to you. Let's face it, where else can you explore an Egyptian pyramid before breakfast (at The Luxor), take a gondola ride before lunch (at The Venetian), and climb the Eiffel Tower before dinner (Paris Las Vegas)? Outside the Tuscan-themed Bellagio, fountains of water shoot 140 metres into the air, in time to a spectacular music and lights show. Here the hotels aren't just places to sleep - they're fully themed locations with rides, restaurants, 'experiences', malls and more!
Then there's the swathe of plush casinos, where you can take your place at the table or simply watch the high rollers do what they do best. And, should your number come up, there's no shortage of ways to spend your winnings.
It’s hard to imagine a Las Vegas holiday without shopping and there are so many to choose from. Bonanza ‘the world’s largest gift shop’, Fashion Show Mall, Harmon Corner and more are among the highlights, and after a hard day’s shop, you might want to dine out in one of the many highly rated restaurants. Whether you’re after vegetarian or the finest steaks; classic American or world cuisine; it’s all here, and of course, it’s not called the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing, as you can see exclusive shows from some of the world’s top entertainers like Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, and Penn & Teller.
Don't forget also that beyond Vegas lies some spectacular scenery. If the man-made heaven of The Strip and Downtown become too much, then you can re-connect with nature by taking a day-trip to the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, or the Hoover Dam. They say what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas, but you are sure going to want to take some pictures here. Jaw-dropping vistas are the order of the day with ample opportunity to recharge your batteries before plunging back into the innumerable pleasures of 'Sin City'.
“Sin City” the entertainment capital of the world, if you’re heading off on your Las Vegas holidays, you will want to know the must-see places and the must-do activities. Check out these suggested itineraries for anyone visiting this glitzy, glamorous, oasis in the Nevada desert, but remember, what’s happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
For anyone planning their Las Vegas holiday but with a limited time to spend, here’s a handy guide to some of the top attractions that you don’t want to miss. If you are only able to stay for a few days, the huge choice of restaurants, shopping, casinos, entertainment and attractions could be overwhelming, so check out this handy guide to the key points.
When Christmas comes to an end, you have months of long nights, grey days, bitter cold and the prospect of a light dusting of snow closing the roads and sending the trains into chaos. Or you can fly away to a city in the middle of a desert, where the entertainment, amazing restaurants and famous casinos keep going long after the sun sets.
Nobody does Christmas with as much pizzazz and style as the Americans and few cities in the USA do pizzazz quite like Vegas. Every season is holiday season in Las Vegas but at Christmas, the sparkle is heaped upon glitter. Whether dining out, gambling or catching a show, it’s all here. Plus, you can go skating and see Father Christmas in a seasonal average high of 14°C.