Introducing holidays to Las Vegas
Known as the entertainment capital of the world and the ultimate party destination, holidays to Las Vegas are a must for those that like their breaks full of life, excitement and American glitz.
Home to the most recognised hotels in the world, famous faces and of course the world’s most loved strip, Las Vegas promises the trip of a lifetime, perfect for adventurous couples and thrill-seeking groups. This mesmerising city offers something for everyone. Not only does it boast an abundance of amazingly designed and decorated casinos, but there are also spectacular live shows and thriving bars for the evening revellers.
If you want to be in the heart of the action during your Las Vegas holidays, head to the famous strip which is packed with casinos and upmarket hotels, such as the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino which even has its own gondola ride for that added bit of romance. Or, check out Wynn Las Vegas for an extravagant hotel within easy reach of all the points of interest.
The hotels are attractions in their own rights, and on holidays in Las Vegas you’ll find yourself going from New York to Venice in a matter of minutes. Caesars Palace is also among the most iconic hotels in the city, but if there is one hotel that trumps them all, it has to be The Bellagio. Wake up to those famous fountains and exploring the hotel's very own Botanical Gardens and Gallery of Fine Art are iconic Vegas experiences in themselves.
With so many things to do in the city, you may be spoilt for choice.
Trips to Las Vegas can always be intertwined with a trip to the Grand Canyon, if you’re hoping to add two ticks to your bucket list. The journey is well worth the wait, as the red rock awaits, with enough awe to weaken the knees.
During a Las Vegas holiday, the sound of clanging coins is never far away, so trying your luck in one of the casinos is a must! Give the roulette wheel a spin, take a poker lesson or try your hand at craps. You’ll find the coin slots are hugely popular among the Las Vegas locals, so grab some change and see how you fare!
The city boasts some distinctive museums and exhibitions, from The Neon Museum that exhibits the bright lights of past Vegas to the Erotic Heritage Museum, there’s a unique experience to be had. The Luxor is famed for holding fascinating exhibits and is currently home to one of the most visited exhibitions in the world: The Titanic Artefact Exhibition, making it well worth a stop.
If you’re on a family holiday, head to the Stratosphere Tower on Las Vegas Boulevard, with lots of theme park rides to choose from, such as the Big Shot and Insanity or, for more of a cultural experience, you could wander around the Liberace Museum. There are plenty of family-friendly thrills to cater to all ages, from the snaking roller coaster that winds around the New York Hotel, to the enthralling Circus Circus big top.
Take your pick from huge mega clubs or quaint bars - there really is something to suit all tastes. Of note is the more bohemian Bar and Bistro, situated inside the Arts Factory on East Charleston Boulevard. Enjoy a full list of cocktails, a jug of homemade sangria or a large selection of wines alongside frequent poetry readings, film screenings and live art acts.
Festivals and Events
The famous Cirque du Soleil perform a variety of highly entertaining shows such as Love, KA, Zumanity and Criss Angel Believe. Witness the magic of Cirque du Soleil at Mirage, where you can also eat in the restaurant, relax in the bar and stay overnight. You will also find plenty of musical shows, some arriving straight from New York’s Broadway, along with shows by big names in the music industry such as Celine Dion and Elton John.
Wine and Dine
If you’re looking to push the boat out on a sensational dining experience look no further than Mix situated on the 64th floor of the hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard, opened by world renowned chef Alain Ducasse in 2004. As well as the sumptuous cuisine it serves, a range of other impressive features include the stunning views, from the Strip to the mountains on the horizon, a ‘Champagne Bubble’ chandelier and the 1200 bottles of wine to choose from. Possibly a more traditionally American option would be the Studio Café, also on Las Vegas Boulevard, serving up ‘Big Cheese’ and ‘Meat Monger’ omelettes, burgers and other dishes throughout the day.