Dance ‘til dawn at a trendy club, then start all over again at a pool
Vegas ‘Strip’ Helicopter Flight. If you want to see the real sparkle of
Las Vegas then it has to be from above.
Experience the wondrous beauty of the Grand Canyon on the West Rim Bus
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 (7 hours during the summer).
Fly to: The main airport near Las
Vegas is McCarran International Airport (LAS) which is 8km south of downtown Las
Flight time from UK: 10-11
Tourist Information: Further Las
Vegas tourist information can be found here.
Visa & Health: Before you travel,
click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health
for your holiday to Las Vegas.
Temperature: Summer can be extreme,
with average temperatures of 41 °C in July.
Best time to visit Las Vegas: During
the spring when temperatures sit between the mid-20s and early 30s (°C).
Las Vegas weather is hot, dry and sunny for most of the year. Winters
are usually pleasantly warm. Travel in November if you want to see Vegas at its quietest.
On foot: Walking is a great way to
soak up the atmosphere of the Strip, but it can be tiring so remember to carry a bottle of
water at all times.
By monorail: The monorail is a fun
way to get around some of the Strip’s main attractions. Running every day until the small
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.
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
Fourth of July: American Independence
Day on the fourth of July is always a huge party in Las Vegas. Hotels compete to hold the
biggest and best fireworks display, so find a great 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.