Las Vegas Travel Guide

Introduction to Las Vegas

Flights to Las Vegas land you in a once a barren desert however; Las Vegas is now undeniably one of the hottest attractions in the world. This can be said of the weather and the entertainment! Transformed from sand dunes to ‘the Strip’, a glittering 4.2 mile stretch of jaw-dropping hotels and casinos, Las Vegas is an extravagant and over the top experience that everyone should try at least once!
With fine art and architecture, mouth-watering cuisine, endless sunshine, sandy beaches, non-stop gambling and some of the most thrilling nightlife around, Las Vegas has an atmosphere and energy that is hard to rival.
Come and visit the gown-up playground where Elvis played 837 consecutively sold out shows, where you can get married for just $35 and where 36 million people flock every year!

The Strip - Las Vegas

The Strip
Officially called Las Vegas Boulevard, The Strip is the street of glitz and glamour of unrivalled proportions, where over-the-top is an understatement. Take a stroll under the stars and the dazzlingly bright city lights.

Stratosphere Tower - Las Vegas

Stratosphere Tower
This is the tallest free-standing observation tower in the USA. The view from the top is breath-taking and there is even a rollercoaster up there if you have the head for heights.

Bellagio Hotel - Las Vegas

Bellagio Hotel
This world famous Italian inspired resort is one of the most famous on The Strip and has the most beautiful restaurant in Las Vegas, the Picasso. It is also home to the dancing waterfalls.

Other things to do in Las Vegas

Why not take a couple of gaming classes. Whatever your game of choice and level of skill, there are many available and they may just help you win that elusive hand! If it’s pampering and indulgence you’re looking for then the Venetian Hotel Spa Club has everything to spoil and relax you from massages to body treatments, delicious cuisine to a steamy sauna.
Lovers of the outdoors can take a Pink Jeep tour and discover the natural beauty of the surrounding Las Vegas desert, from the Grand Canyon to National Park. Lovers can take the plunge and get hitched in an assortment of ceremonies and Las Vegas venues like a ‘Little White Chapel’ Elvis themed wedding or a daredevil helicopter wedding over the Grand Canyon! For the icing on the wedding cake, why not book romantic hotels in Las Vegas like the Bellagio or the Venetian. It is the perfect way to start your honeymoon.
For an ‘only in Las Vegas’ experience, come face to face with 30 different species of sharks as you scuba dive in the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Hotel, while learning all about these enigmatic creatures of the deep.

Eating and drinking in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the epicentre of cuisine in Nevada. Nowhere can travellers dine as well for so little as in Las Vegas! The undisputed king of the buffet scene, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner; Las Vegas offers a staggering gastronomic choice laid out before you. Try stunningly fresh of seafood, flown in from the Mediterranean, with huge prawns at tiny prices to sumptuous five star patisserie at the world famous Bellagio.
There is no food you can’t find in Las Vegas. Away from the casino chow-down, you can find noodle bars, sushi restaurants, breakfast joints, Italian, French and Turkish restaurants, to name just a few. You definitely won’t go hungry in Las Vegas! 

Las Vegas climate

Las Vegas is in the middle of the Mojave Desert meaning that it is hot and humid in the summer months with mild winters and plenty of year round sunshine. In July and August temperatures can reach over 40º C (over 100ºF)! 

When to go to Las Vegas

Las Vegas in winter is a pleasant 16º C during the day but a chilly 4º C at night. There is hardly ever any rain, mostly just sunshine all year round, making Las Vegas a great place to visit anytime! Be aware thought that July and August are the hottest months.

Flying to Las Vegas

Flights to Las Vegas arrive at McCarran International Airport. On arrival, visitors can take a taxi or airport shuttle the 5 miles to Downtown Las Vegas or the Strip. Most well-known national carriers serve Las Vegas so it's easy to fly to from UK cities.

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Hotels in Las Vegas

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