Time GMT - 5 hrs (East Coast) to -11 (Hawaii)
Flight Time (avg) 7 hours to 16 hours (Hawaii)
Population 311 Million
Seasons - Year round
Telephone International dial +001
Capital Washington DC
Money US Dollar
Even the people who are working seem to be on a holiday. Of course, there is more to Las Vegas than the strip but it seems like visitors find it hard to pull themselves away from the excitement and thrill of the casinos. The Casino hotels in Las Vegas are extravagant with over the top designs based on famous sights around the world. Imagine yourself walking from the Eiffel tower in Paris to exploring the pyramid in Egypt and then stopping over for dinner at the Venetian Canal in Italy. This is the kind of experience Las Vegas hotels are trying to give their visitors. If you think Las Vegas is a place only for adults you would be wrong. So many families visit Las Vegas that all Las Vegas hotels have babysitting services and a range of activities to keep kids occupied. Some activities to explore with children include taking in the free volcano explosion at the Mirage hotel, taking in the roller coaster ride at New York New York Hotel, visit the Lion Habitat at the MGM grand of Siegfried and Roy’s at the Mirage or the white tigers or get a birds eye view of Las Vegas from atop the Stratosphere tower. The Circus Circus hotel also offers free circus acts that perform under the big top. Restaurants choices are unlimited from food courts to fine cuisine in world renowned restaurants. With so much to see and explore your kids will have as good a time as the adults. If you have the time and inclination, Las Vegas holidays also offer options for non-gaming activities. Visitors can take day trips to the stunning Red Rock canyon in Nevada. The natural beauty and surrounding wildlife is a worthwhile experience. There are opportunities for riding, hiking, and biking while you are there as well. Tours are easily available from hotels. The Grand Canyon tours and Hoover Dam tours are very popular choices amongst tourists although be prepared to spend an entire day away from Las Vegas if you choose to make the day trip.
The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder of the world and its sheer size and elevation is breathtaking. Some other activities available include golf courses nearby, full service luxury spas and a wide range of renowned Las Vegas shows and concerts. The trip to the Hoover Dam is much shorter and this man made marvel attracts more than 1 million visitors each year. Holidays to Las Vegas are the one time when you can find any accommodation to fit any budget right on the Strip. Whether you are on a budget or money is no object, you can be sure your Las Vegas holiday will fulfil all your needs. The Luxor Casino stands on the south end of the strip in the shape of a black pyramid. LAX nightclub at Luxor is only one of the reasons why the hotel is such a popular choice with tourists and regularly offers package holiday Las Vegas deals. The Wynn Hotel Las Vegas is one of the latest additions to the strip and prides itself on providing guests with the best of luxury accommodations. It is also home to “La Reve”, one of the spectacular productions by Cirque Du Soleil. A dazzling combination of acrobatics, gymnastics and theatrical performance that is sure to leave anyone speechless. The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is one of the oldest and most popular choices for tourists. At night the hotel has a free dancing fountain show complete with music and lights. The elegance of the Bellagio hotel Las Vegas 5 diamond award winning hotel sets it apart from the other theme hotels. Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas is based on a Hollywood theme with film memorabilia displayed throughout the hotel. Interestingly, this is also where Elvis and Priscilla Presley were married. The Las Vegas Resort and casino aim to make every guest feel like a movie star. For a more contemporary hotel with incredible amenities take a look at the 5 star Aria Hotel Las Vegas as well. A holiday to Las Vegas is incomplete without its shows and concerts and some of the most popular include any shows by Cirque Du Soleil like O, Mystere, Zumanity and KA. Tickets for these shows sell out quickly so it is a good idea to purchase well in advance so you can get great Las Vegas deals. You can also hear Celine Dion in concert at Ceaser’s Palace or take in a shocking performance by illusionist Cris Angel. Take in a Broadway show performance like the Lion King or get tickets for Jersey Boys if you are in the mood for drama and music. If you’re in a light mood consider taking in a show by a famous comedian. There is so much to choose form you may have a difficult time deciding. Some hotels and casinos also have several interesting exhibitions from the famous Bodies exhibit to the recent “Titanic” exhibit at the Luxor showcasing artefacts and models of the ships original grandeur. For a little more excitement you can make your way to Mandalay Bay to explore the shark reef or visit the Lion Cage at MGM grand and watch the Lions just lazing about behind the glass enclave while people gamble and play on slot machines. Las Vegas holidays are your one stop for the ultimate in entertainment and you can be sure it will amaze you with its diversity and variety. Since all the casinos are so close together most people walk along the strip enjoying the free entertainment available at each hotel. High season is all year round and you should book early especially for Las Vegas holiday weekends like Memorial Day, new years, early December, spring break etc. You could check for last minute deals on shows but more than likely the most popular ones will be sold out. Flying into Las Vegas airport is simple with Virgin Atlantic Airways operating a daily non-stop flight from London to Las Vegas. The average travel time from London is approximately 11 hours on a direct flight. However, Las Vegas is such a popular destination you can be sure to find a number of Las Vegas late deals or package holidays to Las Vegas. Book your hotels in Las Vegas today because your holiday is sure to be a very unique and memorable experience.