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Las Vegas Travel Guide

Las Vegas Travel Guide

The only place in the world where you can gamble in Ancient Egypt, float along the canals of Venice, and party in Ancient Rome in one night, the glittering, hedonistic extravaganza that is Las Vegas never wanes in popularity:

Bright, brash and lavish, there is no reason to holiday in Las Vegas other than the pursuit of pleasure and entertainment, because that is why this city in the Nevada desert exists. Travel to Las Vegas to discover a city of fun and fantasy, filled with mega-resort casinos. Vegas has been dubbed the entertainment capital of the world, and its 'wow factor' continues to grow along with its building budgets.

No longer is a holiday in Las Vegas just for gamblers. The casinos flourish, of course, but the city is now a well-rounded destination which offers everything from wildlife viewing to theme park thrills, from world class shows to spectacular night clubs. This is truly a destination for everyone and anyone who is just out to have fun. Even if one never enters a casino, the shopping, the lavish resorts, the restaurants, the theme parks, and the famous nightlife, will keep the excitement at boiling level for the duration of a holiday in Las Vegas.

Best time to visit Las Vegas

Anytime is a great time to holiday in Las Vegas, which is situated in a desert and therefore bathed in sunshine all year round. Summers, between June and August, can be blindingly hot, but never fear, everything indoors is air-conditioned. Read more on Las Vegas' Climate and Weather.

What to see in Las Vegas

-Watch the spectacular fountain show outside the iconic Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

-Admire the famous neon lights at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Vegas.

-Enjoy the many swimming pools of Mandalay Bay Resort, voted the best in the city.

-Get a taste of Venice at Venetian Hotel, and a taste of Egypt at The Luxor.

What to do in Las Vegas

-Try your hand at driving massive bulldozers and excavators at Dig This.

-Get your adrenalin fix on one of the many roller coasters that compete in the city.

-Gamble away the night in the famous MGM Grand.

-Treat the kids to thrills and spills at Adventuredome.

Beyond Las Vegas

Although primarily known for its man-made glitz, many wonderful natural attractions lure visitors out of Las Vegas: popular excursions out of the city include visits to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, the engineering marvel of Hoover Dam, and the beautiful desert landscapes of Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park.

Getting there

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, located five miles (8km) south of central Las Vegas, is the busiest air hub in the state and the entry point for the vast majority of foreign visitors. Get more information on Airports in Las Vegas.

Did you know?

-On average, there are more than 300 weddings in Las Vegas every day.

-Las Vegas is said to be the brightest place on Earth when viewed from space.

-There are no clocks and no windows in Las Vegas casinos, to prevent gamblers noticing time passing.


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