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 low 30s (°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.
Clubbers: Dance ‘til dawn at some of the world’s top night clubs, then start all over again at a rooftop pool party. The Strip is the place to be.
Romantics: For the best view of this neon-lit city, how about a helicopter trip? Or visit the grand Venetian to enjoy a gondola ride for two.
Explorers: Take the West Rim Bus Tour out to the Grand Canyon and experience this natural wonder for yourself. It has to be seen to be believed.
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 eight 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.
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.
Electronic music: In May, 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.