8 AWESOME THINGS
TO DO IN LAS VEGAS
City-sized casinos, extravagant clubs, awe-inspiring shows, gigantic shopping malls and round-the-clock entertainment – Las Vegas's neon-lit Strip is home to some of the glitziest hotels around. Living up to its name as Sin City, this hot spot is a paradise for party lovers, so whether you are letting your hair down at the clubs and bars or rolling a dice, we've rounded up the top 8 things to do in Las Vegas.
Better still, if you’re organising a lads holiday, Las Vegas makes for a perfect break with your mates!
CHECK OUT THE CASINOS
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Big, brash and fun-fuelled, the Vegas casinos are modelled on fairytale castles, the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum and even Egyption pyramids. Step inside the themed casinos on the Strip and you'll be blown away - the Bellagio, Venetian and Ceasar's Palace are among the most impressive.
RIDE HEART-PUMPING ROLLERCOASTERS
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You'll find plenty of rocking rollercoasters in the city - the most notable ones are in the Stratosphere, where you can experience adrenaline rush rides such as Big Shot and X-Scream. Try the Big Apple Rollercoaster at New York-New York casino, where you plummet 144ft at a speed of 67mph. The indoor Adventuredrome theme park is another good option for thrill-seekers.
TOUR THE GRAND CANYON
One of the greatest natural wonders in the world, the Grand Canyon is just four hours away from Las Vegas. See the cliffs, canyons, the deep riverbed from the glass Skywalk. You can also take a horse ride, kayak on the Colorado river or go for a helicopter ride offering great views over the canyon, Hoover dam and the Vegas Strip.
WITNESS THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN SPLENDOUR
The Bellagio hotel hosts an amazing water and light display at the Fountains of Bellagio, every day from 3pm until midnight. Roughly 1,214 spritzers shoot water up to 460ft in the air with mesmerising, choreographed routines that sway elegantly to all-time hit songs of Michael Jackson, Adele and Frank Sinatra.
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If you feel like letting your hair down after a hard day of pool parties and casino-hopping, buzzing night clubs such as Hakkasan or Drai’s Nightclub are the city's hot spots. If you want to party in style, you can take a luxury tour of famous Las Vegas clubs like LAX, Surrender and Tryst in a limo, which features an open bar. You don’t need to join queues or pay cover charges on this tour, and you also earn bragging rights!
GET HITCHED IN STYLE
Themed weddings are a Las Vegas speciality, thanks to the city's array of wedding packages and chapels that can have you hitched in a jiffy. A marriage license can be obtained in minutes here and is valid in the US and many other countries. Whether you want an Elvis-lookalike as the priest or fancy getting married in the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, Las Vegas has the perfect chapel for you.
DINE ON THE LAS VEGAS STRIP
Las Vegas is the place for record-breaking food and has a plethora of gargantuan all-you-can-eat buffets. Fancy towering burgers, a good steak or seafood buffets? Head to the Strip! For upmarket dining try Spago, Nobu Las Vegas Caesars Palace and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon.
WATCH CIRQUE DE SOLEIL
The showmanship in this dazzling city is unrivalled thanks to a plethora of theatre shows, circus and acrobatics acts, concerts and more on display every night. Be mesmerized by the acrobatics of Cirque de Soleil, a must-see if you like to be left on the edge of your seat, or why not catch a Broadway musical such as The Phantom of the Opera or Matilda? However you fancy spending your evening, there's something for everyone to watch in Las Vegas!