Let’s run down your checklist for an all-time great holiday. Pool parties with mobs of beautiful people? Check. Multiple-storey nightclubs that stay open ‘til the sun says good morning? Yup. More gaming tables than, well, anything? Absolutely. Las Vegas, Nevada, is the party animal’s Shangri-La. You don’t even have to leave your Las Vegas hotel to have a good time. And don’t you worry about bringing home a guilty story, ‘cause what happens in Vegas…well, you know the rest!
New York is known as “The City That Never Sleeps,” but we’re willing to bet that Vegas is a close number two. The amount of things to do day and night, up and down The Strip is stupefying. Look into accommodation near Caesar’s Palace to be centrally located to all the action along that famous boulevard.
Things to Do in Las Vegas
With seemingly dozens of fantastic hotels (not to mention being a world leader in the hospitality game), it’s not hard to find great accommodation in Las Vegas. Vegas’s underworld foundations are legendary, so start your trip learning about the mafia’s history in this neon landscape at the Mob Museum. Only a hop, skip and jump away from the underworld stands the Stratosphere Hotel. If you’ve got the proper-sized onions, test out the SkyJump Las Vegas—an 829 ft decelerator descent that mimics bungee jumping. The fall is terrifying, but the view is spectacular. By the time you reach the ground you’ll need a drink or four. Not at some bottomed-out bar with 2-for-1 happy hour—oh no, no, no. Head downtown and slip into an exclusive, Prohibition-style speakeasy. There’s only three rules: No texting, no photos and no PDA. That’s what your room at the hotel in Las Vegas is for.
Getting to & Around Las Vegas
Almost all major air traffic flying into the valley will land at McCarran International Airport (LAS), only 5 km from the insanity of The Strip and smashing Las Vegas accommodation. The best way to get around town is via taxi cabs and the RTC Transit bus service, but the close proximity of Las Vegas resorts makes walking the preferred option for travel. Wotif also has plenty of car hire selections available if your number one pet peeve is public transport.
Best Time to Visit Las Vegas
If your life isn’t complete without a dip in the pool, then come during summer months between June and August. It’s the height of the pool party season, with maximum temperatures around 37 degrees C. Too hot for you? Then the spring and fall shoulder seasons are perfect for your Las Vegas holiday! The pools are still there, albeit with a little less house music. Winters can get chilly, but the crisp, clear air is a nice setting for wandering down The Strip.
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Hailed as the quintessential Las Vegas show, Folies Bergere at the Tropicana captures the essence of sexy, classic Las Vegas with its scantily-clad showgirls and spectacular dance routines. Also unmissable is Cirque du Soleil's Mystère, an extraordinary show which explores the origins of life through an unforgettable mixture of dance, acrobatics, music, opera, and comedy, and plays to sell-out audiences at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
Win big in Sin City
No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without a visit to one of the many iconic casinos which have served as the backdrop to many a Hollywood film, including 'Ocean's Eleven' and 'Diamonds are Forever.' Visitors can play a game of roulette under the magnificent frescos of the Venetian, and then enjoy a drink at Coyote Ugly in New York-New York. However, the casinos aren't just about the gambling. The striking architecture and unique design of the buildings mean that you can enjoy a day of sightseeing without setting foot inside.
Gambling is the key to the Sin City's economy and attracts people from all over the world, all of whom are seeking their fortune. The central strip never sleeps, with most of the casinos open 24 hours a day, and most venues offer live entertainment and free drinks to those brave enough to play throughout the night. Different casinos offer different stakes, so it's advisable to start small before heading to the high-stakes tables of the Bellagio and the Riviera.
Feats of man and nature
For a fresh-air break from the gambling, true thrill-seekers should be sure to check out the Stratosphere, which includes the tallest thrill ride in the world. The ride ascends past the peak of a skyscraper over 329 meters high, offering magnificent views of the city, before plummeting down to the roof of the casino. It's definitely not one for the faint-hearted.
For those seeking an escape from the non-stop chaos of the casinos and shows at the main strip, the Hoover Dam is located 30 miles south-east of Las Vegas. It towers a staggering 700 feet above the Colorado River and represents one of the finest achievements in modern engineering.
Across the border in Arizona lies the Grand Canyon, which is an impressive 277 miles long and almost a mile deep. This national park is a feat of nature and holds a variety of museums and information centers, as well as caves, forests, and grasslands. Hide