With its roulette wheels, dazzling shows and little white chapels, Las Vegas doesn't really need an introduction. Cruise along the iconic strip and you'll feel like you're on the set of a hundred Hollywood films as you pass the gleaming arcades and show-stopping hotels.
But there's more to this desert city than neon lights and late nights; head into the wilderness on a drive to Death Valley or take a trip to the breathtaking Grand Canyon. Best viewed by helicopter, this jaw-dropping wonder has to be seen in real life to be believed. Back on the glittering Strip, there's non-stop shopping, spectacular entertainment, white knuckle rides and gargantuan all-you-can-eat buffets to enjoy. With their amazing themes and landmark features, hotels in Las Vegas are destinations in themselves.
We've picked out some of our favourites to make your stay in Sin City simply unforgettable.
Las Vegas' desert climate means temperatures vary from cool on winter nights to absolutely scorching on summer days. Generally, daytime highs rarely dip below the teens, making Las Vegas a popular holiday destination at every time of year. Visit in spring and autumn for warm, pleasant days.
The casinos and clubs in Las Vegas are open 24/7, so you could be forgiven for wanting some serious downtime during the day. Chill out by a cool pool and recharge your batteries ready for another night of fun. If you do want to keep going in the day, there are a plethora of museums, white knuckle rides and attractions at your disposal. The shopping's phenomenal, with some of the biggest malls on the planet and excellent discount outlets. Out of the city, the Nevada Desert and the mesmerising Grand Canyon are real must-see sights.
You can eat food from just about anywhere in the world in Las Vegas. Along the Strip and in the hotels, you'll find cuisine from Japan, China, Italy, the Caribbean and beyond. Dining in Las Vegas brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘all you can eat' with eye-popping buffets open all over the city. Head downtown for even bigger portions and cheaper prices. If you're looking for a fast fix of burger, pizza or fries, you've come to the right place.
Las Vegas rocks at night time – and there are literally hundreds of things to do. Of course there are the casinos (the highest concentration of them on the planet, as it happens) but you'll also find concerts from big name artists, circus shows, awesome theatre productions, stylish cocktail lounges, late bars and nightclubs. Take a trip along the Strip in the evening to capture the electric atmosphere and twinkling lights.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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