The famous city that may not be on the beach, but is still a sun-soaked wonderland surrounded by sand – Las Vegas is great for groups, couples and even families. It really is the place to go for an unforgettable week away, boasting streets lined with plush hotels, casinos, clubs, theatres and more restaurants than you could ever imagine. Whether you’re there to let your hair down, want to explore the bright lights and cool attractions or fancy seeing the sights of the wonderful local nature, Vegas offers an unforgettable experience for all. LocationA bustling city surrounded by desert land in south Nevada, Las Vegas has everything you need within the city limits. From the model of the Eiffel Tower to the tribute to Caesars Palace, you can experience the world without even leaving the Strip. If you’re looking for casinos, clubs, five-star hotels and top-class restaurants, you’re in the right place. For those who like to experience the local nature whilst on holiday, Vegas is also surrounded by some amazing parks and conservation areas. Within an hour’s drive, you can find Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Red Rock Canyon, Clark County Wetlands Park, Mount Charleston and Lake Mead National Recreation Area – all of which make for a wonderful day out. Plus, there are organised day tours and excursions there for those who won’t have a car.Food & DrinkFor a city that brings in so many tourists year in, year out, the food scene needs to be spectacular…and it is. Where luxury hotels line the streets, you’re never far from a fine dining experience in Vegas. Outside of the hotels, you can wander the Strip, Downtown Las Vegas or even stray further afield to find some extraordinary restaurants serving top-class cuisine. Over in Mountain’s Edge, Locale is an outstanding Italian venue with a Las Vegas twist, offering unique dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Downtown, you can experience traditional Japanese cuisine in a vintage motel at Hatsumi – an exciting restaurant where you can enjoy delicious dishes without the big bill at the end. If you fancy something sweet, Crepe Expectations on Eastern Ave is a favourite foodie venue. Indulge in a tasty selection of sweet, savoury and breakfast crepes with options available for those with dietary requirements too! If you’re looking for a place to enjoy an evening drink without it being a casino or nightclub, Skyfall is a great pick, where you can sip your favourite cocktail whilst taking in the city views from the rooftop. If you prefer bars that are more on the ‘secret’ side, Ghost Donkey is a hidden bar at the Cosmopolitan – the place to go for a few cosy night-time tipples.CultureLas Vegas may be fuelled by tourism, but there’s more to the amazing city than casinos and bright lights. Art is a large part of Vegas’ culture, with a fantastic selection of galleries and museums dotted across the city. Centuar Art Gallery is the city’s oldest gallery and features a brilliant collection of artwork from the 19th and 20th Centuries. If you’re looking for something a little more contemporary, the 3D Trick Art Museum offers the biggest collection of 3D art in the country and is an unbeatable experience that even the kids will love. If you’re also into your music and theatre, the Las Vegas Arts District (also known as 18b) is filled with unique venues and an abundance of interesting shows and performances. NightlifeNeon lights illuminate the streets when the sun sets over Las Vegas, with lavish hotels, exciting bars, grand casinos and buzzing nightclubs staying open until late. If you’re looking for a night out on the tiles and want to truly experience the famous Vegas nightlife, there are plenty of clubs to choose from. XS at Encore hotel is one of the most prestigious clubs around, with some amazing famous DJs keeping the crowd moving all night within the gold-lined walls of the dancefloor. For a swanky evening with bottles of champagne and views of Bellagio’s famous fountain, the bottle-service bar Hyde Bellagio is the place to go. Important InformationFlight Time: 14 hours (1 stop)Time Difference: -7 hoursCurrency: US DollarOfficial Language: English
Enjoy the desert heat in Las Vegas as average temperatures from June to August range between a toasty 30°C and 34°C. May and September aren’t too far behind either, with temperatures from 25°C to 27°C. April and October see cooler but still comfortable temperatures of 19°C to 21°C and November to March range from 8°C to 14°C.
Things To Do on Las Vegas Holidays
Visit Freemont Street You can’t leave the city without experiencing the dazzling multi-coloured lights of downtown Las Vegas’ famous Freemont Street at night. With casinos, light shows and even free concerts, there’s so much to see and do and is a fantastic evening out – even if you’ve only got a little bit of spending money left. If you really want to get the full experience, the SlotZilla Zipline flies you through the whole street so you can catch all of the excitement from a bird’s eye view.Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition You’ve probably heard the story of the Titanic, or even seen the film, so why not experience the famous ship at Vegas’ fantastic exhibition? At Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, you can explore the different re-creations of the luxury liner and even see some pieces from the ship itself, such as luggage, a window frame and an unopened bottle of champagne. Whether you’re in Vegas with friends, a loved one or even the whole family, this exhibition is an excellent trip out for everyone. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Seeking for a break from the big city? You can explore the stunning nature situated just outside Vegas. Take in the amazing views of the canyon, with the different colours of the cliff sides and the lush greenery in between. If you’ve hired a car, it’s easily reached from the centre of the city and is perfect for a step away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas. If not, there are plenty of Red Rock Tours to choose from. The High Roller Forget the London Eye, Vegas is the place to go if you’re a fan of a ‘big wheel’. The High Roller stands at a whopping 168m tall which, to put into perspective, is a whole 33m taller than the London Eye! Step into one of the 28 glass cabins and take a half-hour trip to the skies and marvel at the dazzling city lights. Make it an extra-special experience by upgrading to ‘Happy Half Hour’, where you and your mates can have a party in the sky with an open bar!