Bigger, better, brighter sums up Las Vegas perfectly. Soaked in neon, it’s the brightest place on the planet from space. Out on the arid plains of Nevada, the entertainment capital of the world sprang up almost overnight.
If you have a passion for all things pleasurable, then Las Vegas is for you. The hotels give lavish a whole new meaning. The city centre is like a movie set and of course there are unrivalled opportunities to have a flutter in the casinos.
Las Vegas turns the traditional city break on its head. This is a city where the hotels are the sights. All the delights of this city line one street. Las Vegas is all about the glamour and grandeur of Las Vegas Boulevard.
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An ideal way to start any trip is by taking one of the breathtaking aerial helicopter rides over The Strip. Not only is this particularly stunning at night, but it also helps you get your bearings at the start of the holiday.
Less than an hour away from Las Vegas is the stunning Grand Canyon, the world’s largest and deepest canyon.
The Strip has plenty to keep you entertained, with its amazing hotel buildings, and casinos who either double or diminish your cash. Without a doubt, Las Vegas is the greatest show on earth.
Enjoy the Elvis impersonators, drive through wedding chapels and a thriving population of sequin clad showgirls. You can be guaranteed that it will be bigger than anything you have experienced before.
Las Vegas offers a wide range of shops with the Fashion Show Mall and Forum shops offering exclusive high end designer names. For the keener bargain hunters, a short trip out of town reveals a host of factory outlet stores to help you shop until you drop. It’s certainly worth keeping some dollars away from the gambling so that you can afford the eye poppingly tempting shops!
We’re talking Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and 250 other emporia, food courts, restaurants and markets to keep you spending and Shoppingfor hours. And when you’ve put your credit card through its paces there, don’t even think you’re finished. Las Vegas lays on a bucketload more. The lavish themed hotels all have their own magnificent malls, most of which stay open till eleven or midnight.
As you would expect, ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’ offers the very best ritzy and glitzy nights. Neon fused clubs, cabaret shows featuring world renowned performing artists, spectacular shows, casinos offering 24/7 hedonism, restaurants and family entertainment mean that the nights burn even more brightly than the sun soaked days in the Nevada desert oasis.
It’s all here, pretty much all night long from around ten until the break of dawn. Then of course there are the shows. Staged at hotels, these million bucks extravaganzas are like nothing else on earth.
The choice when dining out in Las Vegas is as vast as the place itself. There is a menu to literally match any mood. From the finest French, new twist American, Italian, Indian, Chinese, casino buffets to the all-you -can-eat joints; Las Vegas will suit any appetite.
Las Vegas is full of unique places like waffle stations, ice cream bars to celebrity chef food temples, buffet stations, doughnut shops and grills. Anything you want to eat, you’ll definitely find it somewhere.