Las Vegas, undoubtedly the most famous of Nevada’s locations is like nowhere else on earth! A near-perfect climate is nature’s gift to this breathtaking destination. The spectacular shows, unique hotels and magnificent facilities are Las Vegas’s gift to us. Whether looking for a short break to enjoy some winter sunshine, taking a couple of days for some fun in the desert or going to spend an entire two week vacation here, Las Vegas is a ‘must see’ destination.
Day or night the options are plentiful and varied. Take a land or air sightseeing trip to the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead or Hoover Dam. Play a round or two of golf at one of the prestigious courses. Enjoy some retail therapy at Fashion Show Mall, Caesars Forum Shops or Venetians Grand Canal Shoppes. Spend an evening at one of the many shows or try your hand in the casino. Marvel at the dancing waters on the lake at Bellagio, watch the volcano erupt at Mirage or take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal at The Venetian. There is so much to do in the city that never sleeps.
Our top tips
1. Make sure you allow a couple of hours to include Hoover Dam in your itinerary. Take one of the guided tours deep down into the dam to see it from the inside and learn how it was built.
2. There's no denying that Vegas is the heartbeat of Nevada. Wander up and down 'The Strip' and experience the free shows put on by many hotels. Bellagio's dancing waters, ti Treasure Island's Sirens & Pirates, Mirage's erupting Volcano! Yes, it would only be Las Vegas!
3. When you're in Las Vegas, visit downtown one evening to see the laser light show on Fremont Street.
4. Take a Maverick Helicopter night flight over The Strip in Las Vegas. The 12 minute flight is the best way to see the spectacle of neon lights.
5. Treat yourself to dinner at the three Michelin Star Joel Robuchon restaurant at MGM Grand, but book well ahead, especially if you're there over a weekend (and be sure to arrange for them to send their gold stretched limousine to collect you from your hotel).
6. If you're driving to Las Vegas from Los Angeles along I-15, stop in at Peggy Sue's Diner. Enjoy homemade food in surroundings that will take you back to the movie and television era of the 50s. It's great fun.
7. Include Lake Tahoe in your itinerary. Incline Village on the Nevada side of the lake is wonderful any time of year with great skiing in the winter and beautiful golf and lake activities in the summer... oh, and spectacular scenery year round.
8. For the best value, plan your stay in Las Vegas for Sunday through Thursday nights - the hotels offer great deals for midweek stays and everything is quieter too.
9. The roads in Las Vegas are always busy so, if you don't want to walk miles, the best way to get up and down The Strip is to use the monorail system with stops at all the major hotel.