Larger-than-life Las Vegas is simply a must-visit destination for anyone interested in fun and fabulousness during their luxury holiday. The motto here is ‘the bigger the better’, and you’ll see evidence of this everywhere you go. From gloriously opulent hotels and dazzling neon lights, to exuberant entertainment and hedonistic atmosphere, it’s no wonder the city has earned itself the nickname ‘Sin City’. There is something to see, do, taste or try literally every single moment of the day or night, and you’ll also find an infectious atmosphere of optimism, luck and downright fun pervades the whole city.
Things to do
Hit the Tables
Wherever you choose to base yourself on your Las Vegas holiday, you won’t be able to go far without encountering the tables and slots for which the city is most famous. Each casino offers their own unique attractions to keep you eating, drinking and enjoying yourself at their tables, but make sure you venture outside your own hotel to explore some of the other mega casinos on the strip. From super glamorous tables where you can watch the big hitters play baccarat, roulette and blackjack, to the row upon row of brightly coloured slot machines in the foyer of almost every hotel in town, there are ample opportunities to go double or quits all over The Strip.
Bright Lights Big City
Of course Las Vegas’ star attractions aren’t just about casinos.
Everywhere you look you’ll find entertainment and attractions on a scale like nowhere else in
the world. From star studded theatrical shows, musicals, dance performances and concerts, to
theme park rides, golf courses and waterparks, there’s a range of fun for all the family during
a holiday in Las Vegas. Head to downtown Las Vegas for the Fremont Street Experience, where
you’ll find futuristic fun in a huge undercover pedestrian mall. Sporting the largest overhead
video screen in the world, it offers a dazzling sound and light show every hour, and the mall
itself also houses a huge selection of souvenir shops and eateries offering everything from
deep fried Oreos to full-on fine dining.
The Grand Canyon
If you’ve had your fill of Vegas’s manmade fun, it’s a great idea to head to the great outdoors and spend a few hours exploring the surrounding desert. By far and away the star natural attraction of this region is the Grand Canyon, and the perfect way to experience it in style is with a helicopter tour. Departing from The Welcome to Las Vegas sign on The Strip, you’ll fly over Lake Las Vegas, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam, before descending 3,500ft into the Grand Canyon itself, toasting your journey with champagne, before heading back to Vegas. Why not also brave the Skywalk, a circular glass platform which juts out from the canyon 4000ft above the ground, offering spectacular panoramic views of this natural wonder of the world.
Where to Stay
Place yourself firmly at the centre of all the action with a hotel on Las Vegas’ frenetic Strip. For a taste of the silver screen, and for a glimpse of an A-Lister or two, opt for the iconic Bellagio, MGM Grand or Caesars Palace, with their glamorous interiors and first class entertainment. Or perhaps step back in time with a stay at a reconstructed Venetian palazzo, or the Luxor Las Vegas with its extravagant black glass pyramid and giant sphinx. There are a myriad themed hotels for you to choose from, bringing mini versions of Paris, New York and Miami to this corner of the Nevada desert. Or perhaps opt for a quirky stay in a medieval castle or a circus themed hotel complete with full theme park rides, themed accommodation and fun packed restaurants. Facilities in the hotels on The Strip are every bit as over-the-top as most of the décor - so you’ll never be short of choices for dining options, spa and sports facilities and nightlife.