What You Can Expect On A Holiday To Las Vegas
Situated in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, expect the unexpected on a holiday to Las Vegas. Best known for its lively casinos, spectacular shows (think Cirque du Soleil, Magicians like David Copperfield and performers like Lady Ga Ga) and one-stop weddings; there’s so much to see and do in and around The Strip. From fascinating museums to top quality restaurants, the ‘City of Bright Lights’ really does have it all. It’s also the perfect place to find an Elvis (or five) …
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What To See And Do On Your Las Vegas Holiday
No holiday to Las Vegas is complete without a little dabble on the blackjack table – and there’s definitely no shortage of casinos in the city that never sleeps. There are 104 casinos in total, including the world-famous Caesar’s Palace and Bellagio, so you don’t have to go far to try your luck and take a spin on the wheels. For thrill seekers, there are loads of adrenaline-fuelled rides and rollercoasters to really get the blood pumping. Why not try X Scream at the top of the Stratosphere Tower – the world’s third highest amusement ride, which teeters over the edge of the hotel before dangling perilously over the Las Vegas Strip. Or there’s the VooDoo Zipline, which soars riders 490 feet in the air in between the Rio Hotel’s Two Towers.
Located only 250 miles from Las Vegas, a trip to the Grand Canyon is without question one to tick off the bucket list. Take in the spectacular views of the rugged desert landscape and the newly built Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge during the coach ride there, then be awe-inspired as you gaze upon the magnificent scenery of the Grand Canyon. To really make it a trip to remember, take a helicopter ride through 20 miles of the Grand Canyon before descending 3,200 feet to the floor for a beautiful champagne toast. Cheers!
If you love a spot of kayaking, then a holiday to Las Vegas is for you. Tackle an action-packed 4- or 12-mile trip down the beautiful Colorado River, drinking in the amazing sights and local wildlife as you paddle along. The 4-mile tour starts from Willow Beach, travelling upstream into Black Canyon then onto Emerald Cave after snacks, where you’ll have time to cool off in the tranquil emerald water. If you choose to upgrade to the 12-mile tour, you’ll begin from the base of the majestic Hoover Dam, stopping shortly at a viewpoint to see some of the best sights the area has to offer. You’ll also travel to the Black Canyon, but from here you’ll be able to stop at a 100-degree hot springs to really relax an unwind. Then, like the 4-mile tour, it’s onto Emerald Cave and back to Willow Beach.
And, of course, Las Vegas is home to some of the best shows in the world, so it’s well worth catching one or two on your holiday. From the incredible Cirque du Soleil to the latest residency artists, pretty much any taste is catered for, and it’s the perfect opportunity to see some of the world’s hottest stars right on your doorstep.
Fast Facts About Las Vegas
- Time Difference:
Las Vegas is 8 hours behind UK time
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- Flight Time:
Approx. 10 hours from Gatwick
- Visa Required:
British tourists can visit the US (including Las Vegas) for up to 90 days with an ESTA. There is a small charge for this. We can arrange your ESTA for you. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 90 days from the date of entry into the US.
The weather in Las Vegas can range from a mild 14-15 degrees in December and January, to a hot and humid 40 degrees in July. The typical British summer months are usually the hottest, while it gets cooler with a higher chance of rain (up to 20mm in February) from December to March.
Where to Stay in Las Vegas
The Strip is where all the hustle and bustle is, and there are so many amazing hotels all close to the action that you really are spoilt for choice. If you’re on a bit more of a budget, there are plenty of great spots to stay at the end of the Strip – you’ll just need to hop on a bus into the centre. But if you’re looking to be in the heart of the action, choose a hotel right in the centre and you’ll have everything you need just outside your front door.
Booking Your Holiday to Las Vegas
It’s not always easy booking the perfect holiday, which is why we do all the hard work so you don’t have to. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll get you the best flights and accommodation at prices that work for you. And that’s not all – we can sort out all the small things, like airport parking, transfers, lounge passes and car hire. No booking’s too big or small, and to make life that bit easier you can pay in instalments or spread the cost to suit you.
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