Luxurious Las Vegas Holidays
If you’re looking for bright lights, non-stop nightlife and a wealth of world-class attractions, look no further than Las Vegas holidays. Take a cheeky spin of the roulette wheel, dance the night away in one of the trendy clubs or take a trip out to one of the Natural Wonders of the World, the stunning Grand Canyon.
Famed for its starring role in a plethora of blockbuster movies, including Ocean’s Eleven and The Hangover, you won’t be short of things to see and do. From the mini replica of the Eiffel Tower to the world-famous Bellagio fountains, the strip is where it all happens, and with everything located no more than a few steps from one another, you won’t be far from all the action.
Stay on the Strip
Whether you want to spend your days trying your luck in the casino, or exploring the desert dunes, Las Vegas holidays have plenty of accommodation on hand. Staying along the strip is not only central, but surprisingly quiet thanks to the huge scale of these hotels. The centre of the Strip is where you’ll find some of the most famous hotels and is a great place to be in the midst of it all, however venturing further along the strip will bring you in front of the classic favourites, such as MGM and the Luxor and Mandalay Bay.
Those who want to stay a little further from all the action will be able to do so off the strip, where a whole host of accommodation options are found. Whether you’re looking for spacious villa style apartments or more themed hotels in Old Vegas, there’s something to suit your budget. Thanks to Vegas’ small size, you won’t find yourself far from it all.
Glamour and Glitz
Whether you’re here to enjoy your own Hangover-style holiday or are looking to get out and about in Nevada, there are so many attractions to enjoy; there will never be a dull moment on your Las Vegas holiday. Skip from casino to casino and try your luck, take a gondola through the Venetian, enjoy shopping for designer labels in the Fashion Mall or take a seat in one of the top-notch restaurants. On Las Vegas holidays it’s easy to forget that there is an expansive desert on the doorstep and whether you fancy seeing the gorgeous Grand Canyon or tour the Hoover Dam, taking a helicopter above this fantastic landscape will provide you memorable experiences.
Located in the desert, it goes without saying that the sun is always shining in Las Vegas, so there’s never a bad time to visit. Making it a great place to kick back by the pool whatever time of year it is. Most of the hotels along the Strip come complete with themed pools too, so relaxing with a cocktail in hand has never been easier. Those who want to revel in the much needed air con can also kick back in one of the laid-back bars; the Cosmopolitan Chandelier bar is best for this, and is where you’ll find all the young pretty things hanging out.
Budget Friendly Hotels
Las Vegas may be notoriously pricey, but they don’t have to be. Book a break at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino and be astounded by its bright colours and inviting vibe, all for great value. Boasting its own casino, you won’t have to travel far should you wish to try your luck at one of the many games on offer. With its own whirlpool, swimming pool, gym, restaurant and bar, you have everything you need for a truly relaxing holiday.
We all know that casinos can either make or break your bank balance, but having a flutter is one of the must-do activities. Heading out to Fremont Street is a great way to enjoy a mixture of time spent in the casinos with other fantastic activities, such as its free light and sound show and the many restaurants on offer. With a whole host of casinos to choose from, from the Golden Nugget to the Fremont Hotel and Casino, there are plenty of options to keep you entertained before you head out and explore some of its other attractions.
In between frequenting the many bars, restaurants and casinos, there are a range of must-visit attractions that are either complete free, or keeping it comfortably low in price. Your first port of call should be the Bellagio Fountains - witness them at dusk and be captivated by its immensity and beauty. You should also head up the Stratosphere Tower - even those a little scared of heights will be overcome with the stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip and Nevada Valley.
Those who have rented a car should make the trip to the awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon in Utah. Famous for its unique geology and stunning rock formations, it’s well worth the trip. Bonnie Springs Ranch offers a great insight into a traditional cowboy town, while the Valley of Fire is a spectacular state park full of red rock formations that will take your breath away. Those who don’t mind a four hour journey should ensure they visit the incredible Grand Canyon. All of these attractions offer a fantastic value day out that the whole family, group or party will love.
As the Hangover boys show, stag dos in Las Vegas are wild, epic and legendary. With pool parties, A-lister clubs, strip clubs and a never ending array of casinos to try, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to create memories to reminisce over for a lifetime. During the day, challenge your mates to a few circuits around a quad-biking track or perhaps book a skydive and experience once in a lifetime views of the Hoover Dam, Colorado River and the Valley of Fire! To please the thrill seekers of your group even more, head up the Stratosphere Tower and take your pick from the SkyJump, the Big Shot, the X Scream or Insanity extreme rides.
Hen dos in Las Vegas are just as legendary as stag dos. With unrivalled glamour, pampering around every corner and an endless supply of luxurious shopping arcades, your celebrations will be doused in style, elegance and glitz. Enjoy the chic and sophisticated range of clubs that line the Strip, or head to Fremont Street and be inspired by its nightly light and sound show. With a range of bars and casinos to choose from, Fremont Street provides a great choice for a girl’s night out.
If you’re on a city break to Vegas, then you’ll want to hit some of its most famous casinos first. Head straight for the Bellagio – world renowned, this award-winning casino offers a variety of games surrounded by utmost elegance, sophistication and grace. Caesars Palace should also be high on your must-visit Las Vegas casinos. As a modern day Roman Empire with a choice of exhilarating games to have a flutter at, you’ll be lost in the exquisite décor and enchanting atmosphere of this world renowned casino.
Las Vegas has been one of the top holiday destinations for groups for years. With an infectious atmosphere that is second to none, a long strip of beautiful hotels, enthralling casinos and a fantastic range of bars and clubs, you’ll be hooked on this mesmerising city in moments. There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from, allowing you to pick what sort of holiday you’re after – a sun-filled break to soak up the glorious rays in an exciting city, or an action-packed getaway in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting destinations.
Famous long before Ross and Rachel did it on ‘Friends’, weddings in Vegas are somewhat legendary, and with plenty of little white chapels lining the streets, it’s never been easier to become betrothed under the bright lights of this captivating city. In what could either be seen as a masterstroke or a rather depressing state of affairs, there are now even ‘Drive Thru’ wedding services available. No matter how you decide to get married in Vegas, you know it’ll be memorable!
Las Vegas’ nightlife, with its glitz, glamour and overall electric nature, is a significant reason why so many flock here year upon year. The nightclub culture is on par with the best in the world, with chic nightclubs, from the huge Cosmopolitan and Planet Hollywood to the ever-so-stylish Bill’s Gamblin’ Saloon, as well as relaxing bars, popular cabaret shows and the famous strip clubs. With a whole host of restaurants to try, casinos to have a flutter in or nightclubs to explore, you’ll never want the evenings to end.
Take your pick from huge mega clubs or quaint bars - there really is something to suit all tastes. Of note is the more bohemian Bar and Bistro, situated inside the Arts Factory on East Charleston Boulevard. Enjoy a full list of cocktails, a jug of homemade sangria or a large selection of wines alongside frequent poetry readings, film screenings and live art acts.
Shows and Events
The famous Cirque du Soleil perform a variety of highly entertaining shows such as Love, KA, Zumaniity and Criss Angel Believe. Witness the magic of Cirque du Soleil at Mirage, where you can also eat in the restaurant, relax in the bar and stay overnight. You will also find plenty of musical shows, some arriving straight from New York’s Broadway, along with shows by big names in the music industry such as Celine Dion and Elton John.
If you’re looking to push the boat out on a sensational dining experience look no further than Mix situated on the 64th floor of the hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard, opened by world renowned chef Alain Ducasse in 2004. As well as the sumptuous cuisine it serves, a range of other impressive features include the stunning views, from the Strip to the mountains on the horizon, a ‘Champagne Bubble’ chandelier and the 1200 bottles of wine to choose from. Possibly a more traditionally American option would be the Studio Café, also on Las Vegas Boulevard, serving up ‘Big Cheese’ and ‘Meat Monger’ omelettes, burgers and other dishes throughout the day.
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