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City Breaks Las Vegas

Nicknamed ‘Sin City’, Las Vegas is the ultimate fantasy escape. This high-drama, neon-lit resort is the only place in the world that you can tie the knot on the top of the Eiffel Tower, party 24 hours a day, enjoy a three-course meal by an erupting volcano or shop in an arcade more magnificent than its designer merchandise. Glitzy, glamorous and downright bizarre at times, the trick to survival is to let loose and enjoy the ride! 

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Best time to visit: During the spring, when temperatures sit between the mid-20s and low30s (°C).

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The main airport near Las Vegas is McCarran International Airport (LAS), which is 8km south of downtown Las Vegas.

A small tip if you’re planning a city break in Las Vegas… expect the unexpected! This alluring city of neon lights, fantasy hotels and themed casinos never fails to amaze. Whether you’re riding the world’s first 180-degree heartline-twist roller coaster or trying your hand at blackjack, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.  

The heart of the city and a playground for the rich and famous, the Strip is where your city break in Las Vegas begins. Lined with luxury hotels, classy eateries and casinos, this world-famous stretch is an extravagant spectacle of exploding volcanoes, twisting roller coasters and aquatic displays. 

Boasting everything from man-made lakes to Statue of Liberty replicas, the Strip’s themed hotels are some of the most exciting places to visit in Las Vegas. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas for breathtaking views of the city’s luminous landscape, or fall in love on a gondola ride at the Venetian Resort. 

Escape the noise and bustle for the day on a trip to the Grand Canyon. One of the most  memorable things to do on a city break in Las Vegas, this incredible Wonder of the World is just a few hours’ drive away, or approximately 45 minutes by helicopter. You’ll want to experience the spectacular sunset. 

Live shows For an extra special city break in Las Vegas, book a seat at a live stage show. Whether it’s a concert, musical or major sporting event, showtime in Las Vegas is always a glitzy affair. Caesars Palace, the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the Venetian are renowned for their star-studded concerts, musicals, and comedy shows. 

Home to some of the world’s most exclusive retailers and flagship designer stores, the city offers a premier shopping experience like none other. Similar to other attractions in Las Vegas, many of the shopping arcades are based in the hotels. Head to the Rome-inspired arcade at Caesars Palace for the finest apparel, art, gifts and jewellery. 

LAS VEGAS IS BEST FOR...

Party Animals: Dance till dawn at a trendy nightclub, then start all over again at a pool party the next day.

Thrill Seekers: Enjoy spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon and Las Vegas’ world-class resorts on a helicopter tour.

Lovers: Tie the knot in a fantastical ceremony on top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Las Vegas is English

Currency: The currency used in Las Vegas is the American dollar ($)

Local time: Las Vegas is 8 hours behind GMT/UK time

Fly to: The main airport near Las Vegas is McCarran International Airport (LAS), which is 8km south of downtown Las Vegas.

Flight time from UK: 10-11 hours

Tourist information: Further Las Vegas tourist information can be found at www.lasvegas.com

Visa & Health: Before your holiday to Las Vegas, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa for recommendations and advice on visas and health.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Summers can be extreme, with average temperatures of 41(°C) in July. 

Best time to visit: During the spring, when temperatures sit between the mid-20s and low30s (°C).

The weather in Las Vegas is hot, dry and sunny for most of the year. Winters are usually pleasantly warm. Travel in November if you want to see Las Vegas at its quietest.


GETTING AROUND

On foot: Walking is a great way to soak up the sights and sounds of the Strip.It can be hot and tiring, so remember to carry a bottle of water at all times. 

By monorail: The monorail is an enjoyable way to explore some of the Strip’s main attractions. Running every day and into the early hours, it makes seven stops between Sahara Avenue and the MGM Grand. 

By shuttle bus: You’ll find that a number of hotels run shuttle buses to various Vegas attractions. For a real taste of extravagance, hire a limo for the evening.


EVENTS

Electronic music: In June, the Electric Daisy Carnival comes to the Las Vegas Speedway. The biggest electronic music festival in the world, it attracts superstar DJs like Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and David Guetta. 

Fourth of July: American independence is always celebrated with a huge party in Las Vegas. Hotels compete for the biggest and best fireworks display, so find a good spot and watch the sky come alive in a flurry of red, white and blue. 

New Year: For the ultimate party, don’t miss New Year’s Eve. Thousands of revellers from across the world descend on the Strip and fill up the city’s clubs, bars and casinos


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