Viva Las Vegas: Live it up in Sin City!
The USA has long been a dream destination for holidaymakers and it’s easy to see why. The vast choice of attractions and experiences on offer across its fifty states is often difficult to comprehend. Visitors can opt for glorious, white sandy beaches, bustling cities, desert landscapes or quaint sleepy towns and everything in between… all under the same sky. Diverse, contrasting landscapes, vibrant cities, achingly beautiful scenery and epic skylines will excite even the most seasoned travellers. This vast country opens up a world of history, culture, entertainment and experiences and with great deals on offer for 2017 you can bring your American dream come to life without breaking the bank.
Speaking of entertainment, one of the hottest destinations for this year is Las Vegas. Billed as the entertainment capital of the world, decadent Las Vegas is a playground for grown-ups and offers 24/7 thrills and spills, this dazzling resort has becoming one of America’s leading tourist hotspots. We’ve put together some of the best attractions and things to do as well as where to stay, to help you make the most of your trip, especially if it’s your first time!
The sights and sounds of this dazzling metropolis in the heart of the Nevada desert will leave you spellbound – and probably a little exhausted too, but that’s the beauty of it all. Las Vegas does what it says on the tin and this place is for serious pleasure seekers.
Such is the variety of a Las Vegas experience, you can see some of the world’s most famous landmarks recreated here and go around the world in a day – See pyramids at The Luxor, gondola rides at The Venetian, The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas or the awesome fountains at the Italian themed Bellagio. There’s so much going on you’ll be hard pushed to top up your tan under the scorching summer sunshine. Take your pick from spectacular shows, plush casinos, theme parks and luxury shopping malls and more. It’s little wonder Las Vegas has earned the nickname ‘Sin City’.
With a well organised excursion from one of our travel partners you can easily see them all during your stay.
To see Vegas from a different perspective, why not take private helicopter tour and the see these amazing landmarks from the air. The low-level flights will take you past Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and on to the Grand Canyon, taking in a bird’s eye view of the Strip in all its twinkling glory down below.
If you’ve a head for heights, another great way of seeing the splendour of Vegas from the sky is on The High Roller. Located on the Strip, The High Roller stands at an impressive 550 feet (167 meters) tall and currently the biggest observation wheel in the world. From your pod, you can take in unbeatable views of the Strip and surrounding desert. During your ride, an entertaining audio commentary, perfectly timed to point out the area’s landmarks as they appear during the rotation.
No trip to Las Vegas would be complete without sampling the vibrant nightlife and taking in one of the glitzy productions on offer. They say there’s no business like show business and here in Vegas, it’s certainly BIG business. There’s plenty of glamorous and exciting performances to help you spend your evening when the sun goes down. For decades, big name stars have had residencies here and Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and Elton John are just a few of the iconic performers to grace the stage of the Caesar’s Palace Show. For the current run down of what’s on check out Caesar’s Las Vegas entertainment calendar.
There’s also plenty of cabaret and theatre style shows on offer too. Vegas! The Show is another top choice for a night out. The show takes you on a journey through the glitz and glamour of Vegas culture at Planet Hollywood’s Saxe Theatre and features Vegas icons such as The Rat Pack and Elvis. Read more about the show and book your tickets over at Viator.
Or if you want something a little dreamier, check out the spectacular aquatic show, Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas for stunning aerial acrobatics and special effects.
Another hot favourite and Las Vegas staple is the world-famous Cirque de Soleil shows. These jaw-droppingly awesome shows have been running for over 20 years and feature beautiful music, illusions and heart-stopping acrobatics. There are currently seven Cirque de Soleil shows playing in Vegas right now so you could possible see every one of them if you’re there for a week or more.
There’s an obvious box to be ticked for anyone going to Las Vegas and that is a trip to one of the many casinos. Whether you want to play yourself or simply sit back and watch the high rollers throw their cash around at the tables, the choice is yours but it’s without doubt one of the most atmospheric and exciting experiences you can ever imagine.
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You’ll either love it or hate it but one thing is for sure, it’s the trip of a lifetime and one you will never forget. Check out some of the great deals from our travel partners and you could be jetting off sooner than you think.
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