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Las Vegas Holidays

Las Vegas Holidays

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Longing for a bucket list getaway? Las Vegas is home to an array of world-class entertainment and hotels for you to live that movie star lifestyle.

Destination highlights

  • Sizzling desert sun
  • World-class entertainment
  • Ultimate fine dining
  • Bucket list experiences

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    Beaches | Hotels | Nightlife | Food & drink | Events | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Las Vegas?

    Now, you may be wondering how a land-locked metropolis can possibly have a beach. The City of Lights’ answer to this problem was to make their own! Each of these beaches is open to the public, though many are on hotel grounds:

    • Mandalay Beach – Eleven acres of beachy bliss, with sandy shores, a lazy river, and a wave pool.
    • HRH Beach Club – The buzzing beach of the Hard Rock Hotel is home to the wildly popular Rehab pool party
    • VooDoo Beach - The Rio Casino Hotel is home to this water-lover’s heaven, with sandy shores surrounding four pools, waterfalls, and hot tubs.
    • Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas - Part beach, part waterpark, all fun! A great place for all the family to let loose in the desert.
    • Lake Las Vegas - Take a trip just outside the city and you’ll find this man-made lake, where you can hire water sports equipment from the marina or bounce around on an inflatable aqua park.


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    What are the top hotels in Las Vegas?

    The hotel you choose for your Las Vegas holiday isn’t just a place to rest your head, it’s part of the main event! Feel like a movie star at any of these luxury lodgings:

  • Caesars Palace - It may be internationally famous as a party destination, but you’ll get more than just a hangover at the Palace. Their five-star suites are the perfect place to kick back and relax at the end of a wild day.
  • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Hotel - Five-star rooms and restaurants, with free access to the hotel’s famous beach.
  • Excalibur - Our top pick for family holidays to Las Vegas, where you can relax and play in an actual castle
  • Bellagio - There are so many facilities at this five-star resort that you could spend your whole holiday here, plus it’s got great options for disabled guests.
  • Flamingo Las Vegas - Burlesque, magic, and famous drag queens are on the bill every night at this fabulous pink hotel, a favourite with the LGBTQ+ crowd.
  • Luxor Hotel & Casino - Spend your Las Vegas holidays inside one of the world’s tallest pyramids, a true icon of the city’s skyline.


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    What’s the food like in Las Vegas?

    What’s special about the city’s cuisine is the high concentration of famous chefs who’ve made their home here. These creative dishes may have an international flavour, but they’re all Vegas classics:

    • Black Cod Miso - An iconic fish dish on the menu at Nobu, the Japanese and Peruvian fusion restaurant.
    • Roasted Beef Wellington - Gordon Ramsay’s masterful take on the British classic is a favourite on the Strip.
    • Caviar Parfait - A decadent stack of brunch foods and caviar make up this signature dish of the Bellagio hotel.
    • Sinatra Hat - The Frank Sinatra restaurant honours his memory with this delicious chocolate mousse trilby hat.
    • 24 Layer Chocolate Cake - This signature dessert at the Strip House is a bucket list dish for all chocolate lovers.

    For a bigger bite of the local fine dining, check out these famous establishments:

    • Carlo’s Bakery, Las Vegas Blvd - Home of TV’s Cake Boss, where you can try his trademark cannoli and other sweet treats.
    • Eggslut, The Cosmopolitan - The hottest place to get brunch and post pics of the tasty egg baps.
    • Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, SAHARA hotel - Weird and wonderful meaty creations are on the menu at this venue owned by Michelin-starred chef José Andrés.
    • BLACKOUT Dining in the Dark, South Valley View Blvd - At this theatrical vegan restaurant, the menu is a mystery until the end of the meal.

    Where is the best nightlife in Las Vegas?

    This is tough to call since the city aims to provide every kind of fun you could imagine! All-inclusive holidays to Las Vegas are famed for their in-house shows and clubs, so you’ll always be close to the party, but here are some unusual picks to look out for:

    • Spiegelworld, The Strip - Enter the raunchy world of queer vaudeville and oddity as Spiegelworld takes you from circus to space opera.
    • Player 1 Video Game Bar, Sunrise City Plaza - Every grown-up gamer’s dream, kick back with a beer and play some old school classics.
    • OddFellows, Las Vegas Blvd - The dance club for people who don’t like dance clubs! Unite with fellow rockers over ouija boards and metal karaoke.
    • Mystère by Cirque du Soleil, Treasure Island - Holidays to Las Vegas may be all about the adult high life, but you can find plenty of evening shows like this one that will thrill the whole family.


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    What events can I go to in Las Vegas?

    The city never stops partying, so last-minute holiday bookings to Las Vegas are a safe bet. You could also plan around these annual events:

    • Valentine's Day (February) - Villages and towns across the country hold Easter parades where young women display traditional costumes and dance.
    • NASCAR (March) - The biggest races of the year are held at the city’s Speedway, drawing crowds of motorsports fans.
    • Vegas Uncork’d (April) - Foodies and celebrity chefs can rub shoulders at this four-day celebration of fine dining.
    • Electric Daisy Carnival (May) - An extravagant Electronic Dance Music festival known for its famous DJs and awesome light shows.
    • World Series of Poker (June-July) - Brush up your poker face skills as you watch the world’s best players compete at the Rio.
    • Life is Beautiful Festival (September) - This celebration of art, music, and comedy attracts famous names and new acts to discover.
    • Las Vegas Pride Festival (October) - Colourful parades fill the streets to celebrate LGBTQ+ life, in true Vegas style.
    • Halloween (October) - Many of the city’s biggest attractions add spooky twists, and costume parades line the streets.
    • New Year’s Eve (December) - The biggest NYE party in the US outside of Times Square, book early to join the fun.
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    What is there to do in Las Vegas?

    Take a world tour

    Feed your travel bug with the city’s international sites. Take a gondola ride at The Venetian’s canals, climb the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, see the Luxor’s Sphynx, or dive into German culture at the Hofbrauhaus.

    Maximise mealtime

    The perfect romantic evening for couples who love to eat, Finger Lickin’ Foodie Tours will give you premium access to the top restaurants. You can even end your date with a helicopter ride!

    Wheely good fun

    The High Roller is one of the world’s biggest Ferris wheels, where thrill-seekers of all ages can take in the Las Vegas views from high in the sky.

    Red Rock out

    If you need a break from the party, take a twenty-minute drive from the Strip and you’ll find the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Hiking trails, natural beauty, and amazing desert views provide the perfect reset.

    Explode onto the scene

    Nightly fire and water displays are the perfect cheap holiday activity in Las Vegas. See the Rainstorm Show at Miracle Mile Shops, The Volcano at The Mirage, or iconic Bellagio fountain shows.



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    What's the weather like in Las Vegas?

    The city is located in the Mojave Desert, so no matter when you book your 2022 holiday to Las Vegas, you won’t get caught in the rain. The summer months are best for serious sunworshippers, or you can beat the heat by travelling between November and March.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 11 °c 8 h
    Feb 14 °c 9 h
    Mar 19 °c 10 h
    Apr 24 °c 12 h
    May 27 °c 13 h
    Jun 35 °c 13 h
    Jul 36 °c 13 h
    Aug 35 °c 13 h
    Sep 31 °c 12 h
    Oct 24 °c 10 h
    Nov 17 °c 9 h
    Dec 11 °c 7 h

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    Important Information about travelling to the Las Vegas

    How long does it take to fly to Las Vegas?

    Flights from the UK mainland and Las Vegas take between 10 and 11 hours on average.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Las Vegas?

    Las Vegas is in the Pacific Time Zone, which is eight hours behind the UK.

    What currency do they use in Las Vegas?

    Las Vegas uses the US Dollar (USD).

    What language do they speak in Las Vegas?

    The official language spoken in Las Vegas is American English.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Las Vegas?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Las Vegas?

    There is currently no tourist tax to pay in Las Vegas

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Las Vegas?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Las Vegas on the FCO website.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Las Vegas?

    The UK is on the list of Visa Waiver Countries in the USA, so you do not need a visa to holiday in Las Vegas as long as you are staying for under 90 days. However, you will need to make an application through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) for each member of your travelling party, which costs $14. They are usually approved in 3 days, but it’s best to apply via the official site as soon as you book your holiday.

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