Stretched out in the desert landscape of Nevada, USA, is Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world. The city is a playground of bright lights, neon signs, glitzy hotels, legendary casinos and old-fashioned gambling hospitality. If you’re a group of friends or a couple looking for a fun-filled holiday itinerary of shopping, shows, gambling and nightlife why not let loose in Las Vegas?
Try your Luck on the Strip
Feeling lucky? You can discover the Vegas of your dreams on Las Vegas Boulevard, which is known as the “Strip”. The Strip is lined with impressive hotel-casinos, shopping malls, and other attractions. Las Vegas casinos are some of the most famous in the world and no trip to Vegas would be complete without trying your hand at craps or blackjack. Famous Las Vegas casinos include the Luxor, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Wynn, Mandalay Bay and Caesars Palace.
5 Things you can’t Miss
There is so much to do and see in Las Vegas, but there are five things that no visitor to Las Vegas should miss:
Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. This half-size replica of the original lights up the night sky and offers spectacular views of city from the top-floor observation deck. The 11th floor Eiffel Tower Restaurant offers delightful French cuisine that you can try out on your way down. The Paris Las Vegas resort also has scaled-down replicas of the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre façade and the Paris Opera House.
The Bellagio Fountain Show. Every day at 30-minute intervals, over a thousand fountains at the Bellagio Hotel dance to music ranging from Pavarotti to Sinatra. The dramatic combination of water, music and light create a spectacular show that will be one of the highlights of your trip to Las Vegas.
Cirque du Soleil Show. There are several Cirque du Soleil Shows in various locations in Las Vegas. The shows are full of amazing feats, impressive costumes and are well worth the cost. If Cirque du Soleil doesn’t appeal to you there are plenty of other production, comedy and magic shows you can catch.
Fremont Street Experience. Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas is the historic Fremont Street, which is home to casinos, shops, restaurants, roaming street performers and free entertainment. It’s a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.
Welcome to Vegas Sign. You can’t miss the opportunity to snap a photo of the famous “Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas” sign at 1500 Las Vegas Boulevard South. The sign is on the National Register of Historic Places and has become a Vegas icon.
Beyond Las Vegas
Although the casinos and nightlife in Las Vegas are legendary, there is a huge range of other attractions to explore in Las Vegas and beyond. Attractions in the city include Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park, Shark Reef Aquarium, and the Ethel M Chocolate Factory.
If you hire a car you can take a drive to Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert, just 25 minutes from Las Vegas. The Grand Canyon is only 4 hours away by car and is well worth the drive. On the way there you’ll get to see the famous Hoover Dam. Death Valley is a 2-hour drive away, and Los Angeles is a 4-hour drive away.
Las Vegas is an oasis in a desert landscape where you can experience unrivalled entertainment and an electric-charged atmosphere. Until you are actually there it is impossible to imagine just how fabulous Las Vegas really is.