Home to a zillion casinos, museums and attractions
Las Vegas sits slap bang in the middle of the Mojave Desert in Nevada, a resort best known for its 24/7/365 gambling, themed weddings and endless entertainment. The tourist scene focuses on The Strip, a four mile road lined with elaborate, fairytale themed hotels and casinos including the world famous pyramid-like Luxor and the Venetian, complete with its very own 'Grand Canal'. Add a host of luxury resorts and you're all set for the experience of a lifetime.
In 1992 Archie Karas transformed his stash of fifty dollars into $40 million in Las Vegas, then promptly lost it all.
Tour on a big bus and discover the city's landmarks. Experience dizzying views from the Stratosphere Tower. Madame Tussaud's awaits you in true Vegas style, with added glitter and glitz. Take a trip to the Grand Canyon for breathtaking views and incredibly scary heights. There's so much to do in Vegas.
Find out about the Native Indian Hualapai Nation on a Grand Canyon West Legacy Tour
Visit the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Ride the massive NY NY rollercoaster
Culture plus art plus rollercoaster thrills... what more can you want?
San Fran, Sea & Sin City From £1659.00 (inc flights and hotels)
Soak up the bohemian vibes of arty San Francisco before heading to the third largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, Oahu, for picture perfect sun, sea and surf. Round off your trip with a larger than life city stop in extravagant Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas is the gambling capital of the world. But just 25 miles away in Boulder, a quiet, classy little place, it's prohibited.
Love monster machines? Take yourself off to the remarkable Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground and drive a huge bulldozer or excavator over mega-mounds of earth, or even build your own mega-mound.
Take a Hoover Dam motor coach tour
Cool off at Cowabunga Bay Water Park
Experience the extraordinary Voodoo Zip Line
Head for Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden in The Mirage Hotel, where you'll find a collection of stunning wild creatures including black panthers, white lions and dolphins, all living in remarkably natural-looking habitats.
Contemporary Las Vegas is astonishing. At night, it is a brilliant cluster of jewels of all shapes, sizes, and colours, glowing in the middle of a vast, black velvet canopy.
The Strip is a bit like Blackpool but seriously amped up. It's incredibly glitzy. But hang a left or right and you'll soon run across the real Vegas behind the glitter, more laid back, more real, on a more human-scale. Off-Strip highlights include downtown Las Vegas, an area fast being rejuvenated and nowhere near as seedy as it used to be. This is the home of the Mob Museum, a fascinating insight into the nasty world of organised crime. Head off the Strip to sample food from the town's fabulous food trucks. You'll find them downtown on the second Saturday of every month at Vegas StrEATS, a street festival with funky live music, art and delicious local dishes.
Fancy seeing Las Vegas in all its glittery glory from way up high? Get behind the controls at Sky Combat Ace and fly your own aerobatic plane to do exactly that, including loops and barrel rolls. It's a brilliant nail-biter of an experience. If the casinos don't deliver quite enough thrills, you can always Climb Red Rock Canyon. It's one of the most challenging and popular climbing spots in the south west, quite apart from being a stunning sight with its massive deep red sandstone cliffs and bizarre rock formations.
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