Vacations to Las Vegas, NV
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Las Vegas Overview
Commonly known as Sin City, Las Vegas is a destination like no other, filled with extravagant hotels, casinos and Elvis look-a-likes. But debauchery aside, this Nevada haven is just as much a playground for adults as it is for families, boasting endless dining and entertainment options that are sure to delight all ages.
Stroll along the famous four-mile Strip dotted with shops and slots, before taking in the impressive fountain display hosted at the Bellagio hotel. Join the high rollers at the tables or take some time away from the bustle to relax (and detox) at one of the many luxury spas. This unique city offers the ultimate escape for any traveller; a place where you can take in the Pyramids of Giza, boat along a Venice canal and marvel at the Eiffel Tower all in one day.
What to do during the day?
Feeling adventurous after a night on the town? It' time to explore what Las Vegas has to offer at daytime.
Take a break from spending at the casinos in favour of spending at one of the hundreds of malls, ranging from pocket-friendly chic, to high-end luxury. At the Fashion Show Mall, even shopping has been taken to new levels of entertainment with regular runway shows taking center stage. Of course, no serious shopping outing would be complete without visiting one of the Strip' retail meccas, like The Forum at Caesars, which boasts designer duds in an elegant Roman-themed setting.
You may not believe it, but Las Vegas is also something of a culture vulture paradise filled with museums and galleries. The Las Vegas Natural History museum showcases local marine and wildlife, while the Lost City Museum has curated artifacts excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada, an area that was flooded to make way for the Hoover Dam. For those looking for something a little more atypical in their studious pursuits, Las Vegas also boasts the famous Bodies? The Exhibition, where visitors get the chance to see real bodies preserved alongside their inner organs.
What to do at night?
Night is when Las Vegas truly comes alive as America' party capital shows off what it does best. Visitors are inundated with entertainment options, particularly on-stage spectacles. Be sure not to miss the world famous Cirque Du Soleil acrobatics performing their gravity-defying aerial stunts at the MGM Grand, or else the pop star du jour holding court at a nearby mega-casino. Even Broadway musicals manage the trek from their native New York to delight sun-seeking sightseers.
For those looking to dance the night away, Las Vegas offers a nearly endless supply of nightclubs, enough for even the most energetic dancers. TAO Las Vegas at The Venetian is a frequent hot spot for celebrity sightseeing, so long as you can take your eyes away from the electric light shows, go-go dancers and beautiful girls in bathtubs.
Evidently Las Vegas is the one place where excess is appreciated, so why not check out a club embracing that very mantra, XS at Encore? Dance to beats from some of the world' best DJs amidst decor dripping in gilded gold, set next to an outdoor pool area that' just as XS-ive at you'd expect.
Going to the chapel?
Join the legions of eloping brides and grooms to have chosen Las Vegas as their wedding destination by taking advantage of one of the countless chapels along the strip. Want an Elvis impersonator to officiate? Pink Cadillac transportation through the famous Tunnel of Love Drive Thru? How about an exchange of nuptials in the air or under water? No request is too outlandish for the ?seen-it-all? wedding organizers who grant every bridal wish.
The Graceland Wedding Chapel, which has been operating since the 1950s, is best known for its Elvis impersonators and takes its name from the famous home of the King himself. A favourite of the Hollywood set, this chapel has been featured in film and hosted the weddings of many of the celebrity elite.
A short walk north of the Strip presents the Little White Wedding Chapel, best known for its Love Tunnel drive-thru and spontaneous clientele. To date it has married more than 800,000, including the likes of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and Britney Spears.
What else is nearby?
For those looking to spread their wings from the bright lights of the Strip, Las Vegas acts as a convenient base to explore both the nearby Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon.
The Hoover Dam lies about a 45-minute drive away from the heart of Vegas, accessible by road via US-93. Built between 1931 and 1936, this industrial wonder provided much needed jobs during a struggling economy, as well as hydroelectric power to the Nevada and California area. Visitors have the opportunity to stroll across the impressive feat (thus crossing the Nevada-Arizona border) or else take a tour through the heart of the power plant and on-site visitor center.
Further afield from the Hoover Dam, sits the majestic Grand Canyon. To reach the Canyon, visitors can make the four-hour trek by car or bus via the I-40 highway. Those looking to make a detour can also take a road trip on the historic Route 66, which meanders through the Nevada desert and the sleepy town of Peach Springs, AZ.
Alternatively, many visitors opt for a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon, allowing them to take full advantage of the breathtaking scenario bestowed upon this natural landmark from the erosion of the Colorado River. Papillion Helicopters and Maverick Helicopters both offer frequent tours from Las Vegas and can be booked in advance.
What to eat?
Attracting visitors from all over the world, Las Vegas has made a point of catering to every kind of taste, be it diffident diner or courageous critic. Celebrity chefs and Michelin winners flock to the bright lights to serve up smorgasbords of prime rib and Australian Wagyu at CUT Steakhouse at The Venetian , hugely-popular Japanese fusion at Nobu at Caesar' Palace , and Chef Laurent Tourondel' acclaimed BLT Burger at The Mirage .
Of course, no visit to the gambling capital of the world would be complete without a bountiful dining experience at a casino mega buffet, where enthusiastic gamblers can earn back their chips by way of marathon eating sessions. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace claims to be the biggest and best, costing anywhere between $15 and $50 (depending on time of day) for endless courses of carved-to-order meats, seafood and desserts. Looking for even more variety? The consistently top-rated Wicked Spoon at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ($24 to $41) crams the most selection under its sign, featuring truffled scalloped potatoes, Korean squid salads and even bone marrow.
Where to stay?
Frugal and unfussy when it comes to your lodging? Las Vegas is home to countless hostels and budget accommodation, both on and off the Strip for under $50 a night. Low-roller casinos can offer the best deals, like the simple surroundings of the Main Street Plaza Hotel, the vintage charm of the Golden Gate, or the kitschy appeal of the Orleans (modelled after New Orleans' French Quarter).Mid-range:
Is your inner Goldilocks looking for a bed that' just right? Not too pricey and not too posh? The city is your bowl of porridge as Las Vegas excels at its mid-range selection of hotels. Most of the larger casino resorts offer pocket-friendly prices on their standard fare, with the MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and The Mirage all featuring rooms that will leave you with change from $100 a night.High roller:
Like everything in Las Vegas, there' always an expectancy to do things bigger, better are more dazzling. Hotel rooms are no exception, which is why the city boasts some of the most luxurious crash pads in the world priced from $500 to $5000. At Encore at The Wynn, guests can enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows in their 640-square foot suites; resort rooms at the Bellagio come with their own Italian marble soaking tubs; while bathrooms at The Skylofts at MGM Grand come equipped with televisions and designer toilets.
When to go?
Las Vegas is a rare destination that offers abundant activity both in summer and winter, when you can usually count on clear skies and sunshine all year round. While summers in the desert city can prove too hot for some, winter typically offers more manageable daytime temperatures, perfect for strolling around the Strip. December is the coolest month with average highs of 14°C, dropping to a sweater-ready 1°C at night, while July sends the mercury rising to a searing 41°C.
For those looking for a more leisurely low season, February to April generally sees the smallest crowds, but is also a time when some show performance adhere to reduced schedules. Be that as it may, travelling during a peak holiday event ? New Year' Eve, Spring Break and Memorial Day ? usually leads to increased hotel prices and limited availability.
You can cover most of the Las Vegas Strip by foot (comfortable shoes and water bottle in hand), but after a taxing day of shopping, there' also the option to take the Monorail, which travels from Sahara Ave to the MGM Grand 7 days per week. The Las Vegas Deuce (a well-equipped double-decker bus native to the Strip) is probably the least expensive way to sight-see, with fares coming in at $6 for a two-hour ride or $8 to hop on and off all day.
For more personal modes of transports, cars can be rented from most hotels and airports, starting from $30 a day for economy models. Taxis begin with an initial charge, increasing per mile thereafter, but all are sure to clearly post prices on the back of headrests. Finally for those seeking a little more extravagance, Las Vegas boasts an abundance of limos, starting from as low as $35 for a ride in style.
Las Vegas experiences little humidity and, given the desert locale, is best known for its dry heat. Summer highs can reach 41°C (June to August), while winter lows can fall to 14°C (December to February). Nighttime can see a significant drop in temperature, necessitating an exchange of sunscreen for light cardigans and sweaters. Fortunately rainfall is a rare occurrence with annual averages rarely exceeding 19mm.
As a city within the U.S. state of Nevada, the currency of Las Vegas is that of the American dollar (sign: $; code: USD), which can be purchased at McCarran International Airport. Likewise, most hotels will exchange foreign currency and traveller' checks are still widely accepted. Always inform your bank of any travel plans if you intend to use a credit card.