The original Sin City, Las Vegas sits like a brightly lit pin-cushion in the middle of the Nevada desert, and it’s so bright it can be seen from space. However, there’s more to Las Vegas holidays than Caesar’s Palace and the Vegas Strip. What about star-gazing in Bryce Canyon, taking a chopper ride over the Grand Canyon, or horseback riding through Death Valley? With us at Co-operative Travel, these are just some of the treats a Las Vegas holiday offers.
Thanks to its location, deep in the Nevada desert, the climate is fairly constant, meaning Las Vegas package holidays can be booked throughout the year. We at Co-operative Travel also recommend cheap Las Vegas holidays in the Grand Canyon area which can be booked as a twin-centre vacation.
Groups of friends – Las Vegas is one of the world’s true party capitals!
Families – There is tonnes to do throughout the city and plenty of rugged beauty at the surroundings.
The shows – The entertainment in Vegas is world-class, and often features some of the planet’s greatest performers.
The historic centre of Las Vegas, Downtown includes Fremont Street, the Fremont Street Experience, and Fremont East. You’ll be surrounded by entertainment and arts Downtown, where vintage clothes stores mingle with high-fashion boutiques, and live music concerts are performed amidst stand-up gigs, burlesque shows, live magic, tribute acts, and astonishing show tunes. The atmosphere throughout is electric and built for fun, making Downtown Las Vegas one of the most vibrant entertainment hubs in as Vegas.
The Strip is where Las Vegas keeps the highest concentration of hotels and casinos, and where you can gaze in awe at some of the largest resort properties in the world. The iconic skyline glitters with lights and shimmering neon by night. Visitors will love being so close to the casinos, as well as the sheer number of exciting shops and thrilling amusement parks and rides you can enjoy within walking distance of your hotel. Showrooms and theatres, drinks lounges and nightclubs crowd the strip too, as well as venues featuring live music and places to drink.
Must visit – Las Vegas is rightly called “The City that Never Sleeps”, and has a 24-hour opening rule on its casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and bars. It has become as famous for its weddings as it has its floor shows with several chapels to its name. Bargain holidays to Las Vegas are popular with all singles, and increasingly booked by stag and hen party groups.
There are also hiking trails, parks, golf courses and American Speedway - not to forget the constant feed of live entertainment that can feature everything from X-Factor winners to the Cirque du Soleil.
Family fun – Late deals to Las Vegas offer plenty for families and non-gamblers too, and kids will love the theme parks. For many families, Las Vegas package holidays mean the haunting landscape of Death Valley, or Bryce Canyon’s famous red rock formations. We at Co-operative Travel also recommend cheap Las Vegas holidays in the Grand Canyon area which can be booked as a twin-centre vacation. Kids will also adore M&M’s World, the exciting Tournament of the Kings dinner show at the Excalibur, and Madame Tussauds.
Natural attractions – The Grand Canyon and Death Valley may rightfully be two of Las Vegas’s most well-known natural landmarks, but there is even more to enjoy than these striking, breath-taking sights. Lake Mead, which borders the Hoover Dam, is less than an hour’s drive east from Las Vegas, and to the west you’ll find Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, which sits in a colourful, wildlife-strewn conservation area. The Valley of Fire, Bruce Canyon National Park, and Red Rock Canyon are also all well worth your time.
Culture and history – Las Vegas is not famed for its culture, but a cultural scene is sure enough starting to thrive. There’s live music played in the bars close to the 18b district, alongside independent restaurants and art galleries. In September, the Life is Beautiful music festival features headline music acts, art, and freshly-cooked food from some of Vegas’s most celebrated restaurants. There are also museums, but Las Vegas caters more for crowds hungry for weirdness and less traditional histories: why not check out the Mob Museum, the Erotic Heritage Museum, and the Pinball Hall of Fame?
Food and drink – You don’t have to look far in Las Vegas for great places to enjoy an all-American meal or to start those drinks a-flowing. The choice of dishes and drinks is as wide as the Strip itself: sizzling burger and steak joints for the meat-eaters, pizza and noodle places for all, and a host of Mexican, sushi, and buffet bars to satisfy the rest. As for drinks, the brewery bars and cafes offer tasty beer and fresh coffee, while the cocktail bars are perfect primers for a long night out on the tiles. Top places to stop by for restaurants include the Strip, Downtown, and Chinatown.
Night life – It’s not called “The City that Never Sleeps” for nothing! There’s the chance to dance and party through to the morning in Las Vegas, with nightclubs, dance clubs, gentlemen’s clubs, pool clubs in season, karaoke places and a vast choice of bars to choose from. Hen parties and stag parties flock to the City of Sin for its excitement and addictive atmosphere, while couples enjoy both the romance and the glamour of the Strip.