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Las Vegas
Travel Guide

As city’s go, Las Vegas is one hell of a show! Bigger! Better! Brighter! A party town quite unlike no other!

Sin City is a place where it’s impossible to tell whether it burns brighter under the desert sun during the day or under neon at night. Of course, many people go to Vegas to try their luck in the city’s clock free casinos, but there’s much more to this city than simply that.

When the State of Nevada issued its first Las Vegas gaming license in 1931, this sleepy little town in the desert began an extraordinary journey – culminating in the extravagant playground we see today. Once the favoured retreat of notorious gangsters and the 60’s Rat Pack, modern Las Vegas is a glittering paradise of entertainment that’s ideal for gamblers and families alike.

Whilst gambling and adult entertainment are something of a calling card for Las Vegas, it doesn’t take much effort to find the city’s more innocent side. All charged with the pizazz you’d expect from a party town, incredible memories can be made from enjoying simple pleasures such as the Fremont Street Experience’s evening parade and Bellagio Hotel’s nightly fountain show. Best of all, neither costs a cent!

For lovers of the exotic, the Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium will bring you up close and personal with all kinds of fascinating sea creatures whilst daredevils might face their biggest fears at the Stratosphere Tower – home to the record breaking free-fall! If all that’s not enough, you could always hit the road to experience the Grand Canyon – one of the seven wonders of the world.

Another popular pastime in Vegas is shopping. As you might expect in a town where people go hoping to win big, the city rivals the likes of New York and Los Angeles with its selection of designer boutiques, upscale shopping malls and children’s stores. Shopping can be hungry work, of course, and whilst Vegas still features the enormous all-you-can-eat buffets it’s famed for, the city has also developed a fine dining scene in its own right which is becoming famed for its quality and diversity. Then there are its ever popular shows, such as Cirque du Soleil's homage to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson ONE; Love, their tribute to the greatest pop band in the world, The Beatles; or Le Reve The Dream. There's entertainment galore at Las Vegas.

Vegas would simply not be Vegas without its spectacular themed casino hotels. Combining genuine luxury with outrageous novelty, a trip to Sin City could just as easily see you experiencing Ancient Rome at Caesars Palace as stepping aboard an Italian gondola at The Venetian. Whether you find yourself sipping cocktails at the top of the Paris Hotel’s Eiffel Tower or simply gazing out over either the Mirage’s erupting volcanoes or the NY skyline of New York New York, you’ll be sure it could only happen in Las Vegas.

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Top hotels in Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Free cancellation
The price is £70 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops, LINQ Promenade and Flamingo Wildlife Habitat. High Roller and Las ...

4/5Very Good! (11,634 reviews)

"Nice place would recommend it to other people who"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2021

Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Free cancellation
The price is £59 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of LINQ Promenade, Miracle Mile Shops and High Roller. T-Mobile Arena and Las Vegas Convention ...

3.7/5Good! (16,366 reviews)

"Very nice and friendly staff. Security was very good.Slot machines kind of tight wich i understand with Covid, could be a little loser or maybe my luck was not good. Great location in middle of Strip"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2021

Flamingo Las Vegas - Hotel & Casino
Caesars Palace - Resort & Casino
Caesars Palace - Resort & Casino
4.5 out of 5
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV
Free cancellation
The price is £109 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this luxury resort is within a 10-minute walk of LINQ Promenade and High Roller. Miracle Mile Shops and Las Vegas Convention Center ...

4/5Very Good! (8,180 reviews)

"Gorgeous resort. Too many surcharges. Charged 50 a day resort fee for pool that was closed"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2021

Caesars Palace - Resort & Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Las Vegas

Palms Place
Palms Place
4.5 out of 5
4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV
The price is £104 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Situated in Las Vegas, this luxury condominium resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of Gold Coast Casino, Orleans Arena and Bellagio Casino. Casino at the Rio All-Suite ...

4.2/5Very Good! (9,159 reviews)

"Easy check in, easy check out. Love the place it's self."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2021

Palms Place
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3745 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is £70 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this eco-friendly condominium resort is within a 15-minute walk of Miracle Mile Shops and T-Mobile Arena. High Roller and Allegiant ...

4.2/5Excellent! (5,485 reviews)

"The rooms comes with everything you need besides food. If your staying with family this is the place for you."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2021

Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
3.5 out of 5
7200 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
The price is £92 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar

Situated near the airport, this condominium resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Town Square Las Vegas and Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. Mandalay Bay Casino and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,103 reviews)

"Great place to stay as a family with little ones. Facilities are clean and rooms are comfortable- will come again."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2021

Tahiti Village Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Las Vegas

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 61.60458452722063%
4 - Good
307
4 - Good 29.32187201528176%
3 - Okay
68
3 - Okay 6.4947468958930274%
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2 - Disappointing 1.8147086914995225%
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1 - Terrible 0.7640878701050621%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Mar 2020

Las Vegas is a bit tricky. My wife and I are not big drinkers or gamblers, and our party days are kind of behind us. That being said, we thought Las Vegas was certainly entertaining. I am not sure we will ever go back but I am very glad we went :)

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

We visited Vegas in early March, the weather was just right for us not too hot or cold. We stayed at the Venetian where surrounding areas was clean, however, cannot say the same for the other end of the strip!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

What a place it’s a amazing

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

Still an adult playground but It's a shame that Freemont Street doesn't feel as safe anymore . The hotel's seem to be stopping some of their attractions rather than maintaining them. Such as the TI siren show, MGM have taken away the rain forest cafe

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

23 Feb 2020

it's an interesting place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

Love the place!

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