Las Vegas holidays

Welcome to Las Vegas, a place like no other on the planet! You’ll find this glitzy metropolis in the heart of the Mojave Desert, brimming with dazzling shows on The Strip and throughout Downtown Las Vegas. Whether you want to play poker, hit the shops, or party all night long, one thing’s for sure: Las Vegas holidays are a great excuse to let your hair down. After all, they don’t call it Sin City for nothing! For something completely different, the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, is easily within driving distance. What more could you possibly wish for?

Things to do

There’s something going on in Las Vegas every minute of the day. Daylight hours are all about relaxing and preparing yourself for the big night ahead; so why not grab an ice-cold drink and soak up the sun by your hotel pool, or dig into a delicious breakfast buffet at the Bellagio? When the sun goes down and the neon glow lights up the metropolis, Sin City really comes to life. Try your hand at blackjack amid the majestic marble of The Venetian, or play the slot machines, with a cocktail in hand, at the tropical-themed Mandalay Bay. And when you’re ready for some peace and quiet, you can experience the great outdoors; Las Vegas is in the desert after all!

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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.

Fast facts for Las Vegas

Language: The languages spoken in Las Vegas are English and Spanish.

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

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

Fly to:  McCarran International Airport. Transfers are 15–30 minutes. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Las Vegas is 11 hours.

Tourist information: Find further Las Vegas tourist information at https://www.lasvegas.com/.

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Getting around Las Vegas

On foot: Walking is a great way to soak up The Strip’s buzzing atmosphere. But remember, the heat can be tiring so it’s a good idea to carry water with you.

By monorail: It’s a fun way to get around lots of the main attractions, running seven days a week into the early hours of the morning. The monorail makes seven stops between Sahara Avenue and the MGM Grand.

By shuttle bus: Many hotels run shuttle buses to popular tourist hotspots. Or you could go all out and hire a limo instead.

Events in Las Vegas

Electronic music: Every June, the Electric Daisy Carnival (or EDC as it’s known) comes to the Las Vegas Speedway. It’s the biggest electronic music festival in the world, attracting superstar DJs like Tiësto and David Guetta.

Fourth of July: American Independence Day is one big party here. Hotels compete to hold the biggest and best fireworks displays, so find a spot and watch the sky light up red, white and blue.

New Year: Thousands of revellers from all over the world descend on The Strip to see in the New Year in style, filling up the city’s clubs, bars, and casinos.

Las Vegas weather

Thanks to its desert climate, you can expect warm, dry weather in Las Vegas all year round. If you’re looking for pleasantly warm temperatures, visit during the spring; daytime temperatures sit in the mid-20s and early 30s (°C) at this time of year. Highs of 41°C are just the excuse you need to head to a pool party during the busy summer season. It cools down in Autumn, with a more comfortable climate but still plenty of sunshine. Want a more laidback experience? Book your holidays in Las Vegas in the winter; it’s the quietest time of year.

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