Nicknamed ‘Sin City’, Las Vegas is the ultimate fantasy escape. This high-drama, the 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.
Things to do
There’s nowhere on the planet as bold, glitzy and outrageous as Las Vegas. With its luxurious hotels, famous casinos and glamorous shows, the Strip is full of life, while the desert beyond is dramatic and beautiful. Here are the sights you really shouldn’t miss on your trip to Las Vegas.
Fabulous Las Vegas
When you think Las Vegas, it’s hard not to think of neon lights, jumping fountains and grand hotels. The Strip is a constantly evolving, seething mass of vibrant fun, where you can get to know the soul of the city. As the sign says, "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas". Take your pick from spectacular Cirque du Soleil shows, iconic landmarks like Caesars Palace and the MGM Grand, and breathtaking performances from legends such as Elton John.
Las Vegas is famous for its epic fight nights, and if you’re lucky enough to be in town when there’s a boxing extravaganza you’re in for a treat. There’s no need for a special occasion to play the tables or slots in the iconic casinos, but keep in mind that you should only play with what you can afford to lose. There’s a reason why the hotels and casinos are all so luxurious, and why you get free drinks while you sit at a gaming table!
The Mojave Desert surrounds Las Vegas, and it’s a great place to explore and escape the city for a while. The Grand Canyon meanwhile is around a two hour drive away, so go on a tour or hire a car and visit one of the world’s most stunning natural attractions. If you’re feeling flush from a win at the casino, take an unforgettable helicopter ride to the canyon.