Holidays in Las Vegas need very little introduction. It’s very much the ‘marmite’ of US destinations, but if you love it, you really love it and it’s the sort of place that needs to be seen to be believed.
From roller-coaster boasting hotels to lavish mega-casinos and more neon lights than the 1970s, Vegas doesn’t do things by halves. So, if you’re hoping for a relaxed, quiet getaway, Las Vegas holidays probably aren’t for you. But if you want a real escape from the everyday, to somewhere where everything seems like a bizarre dream, then you’re in for the ride of a lifetime.
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Located in Nevada, even the Las Vegas weather is extreme. Temperatures in June, July and August are known to peak above 40 degrees Celsius, while they can drop to near freezing overnight in December and January.
Vegas boasts a huge number of classic photo opportunities and one of the first ports of call has the be the legendary ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign.
When you’re planning your Las Vegas accommodation, there’s nowhere better than The Strip. Here, lavish, crazy hotels line the street and not only will you be right in amongst the action, when else will you get to stay in a hotel with a roller-coaster or where you can take an actual gondola ride through the corridors?
Whatever time of year you’re enjoying your city break in Las Vegas, there’s guaranteed to be some awesome shows or concerts to see, so be sure to check our which superstars are playing.
But despite what its reputation would have you believe, Las Vegas isn’t all gambling and drinking. Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is among the USA’s most stunning natural landscapes and is great for hiking and cycling.
You’ll need a couple of spare days in your schedule to travel there and back comfortably, but if you’ve been lucky in the casinos, you can even splash out on a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
From the Big Apple to the Golden Gate Bridge we’ve got a ten gallon hat full of great American holidays
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