If you venture towards the Bellagio Hotel during a holiday to Las Vegas, you’ll be greeted by the amazing and graceful dancing fountains. This brilliant display leaves the crowd in a state of wonderment every night, whilst inside the hotel you’ll be met by a stunning art gallery, shopping mall and Mediterranean inspired swimming pool.
Lake of Dreams
For something a little more mysterious try out the intriguingly named Lake of Dreams at Wynn Las Vegas. This secluded three acre lake is enclosed by tropical plantations and steamy rainforest, and is home to a beautiful water and light show projected against a 40-foot waterfall, as well as being surrounded by bars and restaurants for you enjoy.
Paris Las Vegas
For breath-taking panoramic views of the city, head to Las Vegas’ very own Paris. Here you can get the Eiffel Tower experience whilst on holiday in Las Vegas. You can also check out the mall, restaurant and casino hidden in the base of the tower.
Animal experiences in Las Vegas
Head to the Mandalay Bay for underwater thrills at the Shark Reef. Here you’ll be able to experience 1.6million gallons of underwater adventure as you observe sharks, tropical fish, sting rays and other weird and wonderful creatures from the deep.
Relaxing by the water
If you’re in search of relaxation, then you’re in luck. Many of the hotels in Las Vegas offer day passes to their pools and ‘beach clubs’, giving you the perfect opportunity to bask in the sun and take in something other than the malls and casinos. One of the best is the 11 acre Mandalay Bay Beach which has swimming pools, 2,700 tonnes of real sand, a lazy river and a beachside casino.
Thrills and spills
For some real life thrills you’ll need to head to the top of The Stratosphere Tower. More than 900 feet tall, this tower is home to four of the world’s most extreme thrill rides The Sky Jump, The Big Shot, The X Scream and Insanity. The X Scream offers a roller coaster ride stopping 29 feet over the edge of the tower and 866 feet from the ground below. This is definitely not one for the faint hearted.
Head over to The Mirage Hotel and experience their volcano that erupts every hour, launching fiery smoke and a flaming crescendo 100 feet into the air. Or head to the Venetian and ride their gondolas in true Vegas style, as you pass under bridges, cobbled lanes and shopping arcades; you can even be serenaded as you travel. Holidays to Las Vegas are like nowhere else on earth.
Vegas attractions – best of the rest
From sports to spas, there's a lot more to Vegas than The Strip and the slots. Expect an action-packed calendar of American football, baseball, golf, boxing and wrestling events throughout the year. With 55 golf courses in the area and sensational spas, this ultra-modern metropolis offers a wide array of entertainment for everyone during Las Vegas trips.
Las Vegas casinos
Of course, no holiday to Las Vegas is complete without a spin on roulette. When you visit the casinos and play sensibly, they're every bit as thrilling and glamorous as you'd imagine.
Take your time. Watch how the tables work for a while before settling in and don't bet more than you could comfortably lose. Treat your stake money as your budget for the night's entertainment and you won't go far wrong. Also, quit while you're ahead! Chances are you'll win some, and lose some.
For free lessons during Las Vegas holidays, head to the Quad Hotel, offering gaming tutorials to anyone using their casino. Trust us, Las Vegas is a lot more fun when you've a better idea how to play the tables!
Which casino should you go to? That's really up to you - there are casinos with row upon row of slot machines and there are casinos favouring poker, craps and table games. Out of the hotel casinos, the most lavish - and entertaining - are at Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Wynn, each offering the high-rolling excitement you’d expect from a Las Vegas break!
Las Vegas nightlife
This is ‘Sin City’ remember, so the real party starts when the sun sets. Most of the attractions and shows on The Strip are found within the hotels, and of course, their casinos. Away from the slots, check out the water, light and music spectacular at the Bellagio fountains, the erupting volcano at The Mirage and the pirate show at Treasure Island. Vegas holidays truly come alive at night.
Las Vegas is a city that likes to party and should you have the energy (and the money) you can party the night away every night in one of the super clubs. Should you seek refined and sophisticated thrills, there are also plenty of cocktail bars to pass the evenings in.
Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub
A Michelin-starred luxury-dining brand combined with a lavish nightclub at MGM Grand. The collaboration delivers an innovative concept evolving beyond Hakkasan’s original restaurant model and has revolutionized Las Vegas’s nightlife and dining experiences. Hakkasan Las Vegas has had exclusive residencies with world-renowned DJs Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki.
The first stand-alone nightclub presented by the partnership of The Light Group and Cirque du Soleil, revolutionizes the Las Vegas nightlife scene. Designed to bring a unique, memorable experience each evening, LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay tantalizes senses with state-of-the-art production and theatrics.
XS at Encore at Wynn
Named the number one nightclub in the USA for the last five years, XS at Encore is one of the most successful clubs in Las Vegas. Inspired by the curves of the human body, David Guetta and Avicii are among the resident DJs you'll see at XS, with two unique experiences available: bottle service on the dance floor or cabanas surrounding the Encore pool.
Discover Hyde overlooking the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio evolves into Vegas's hottest nightlife destination, with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs and live performances.
Las Vegas weddings
Elvis is always on hand (or any number of celebrity lookalikes) should you wish to tie the knot during your trip to Las Vegas. The city has plenty of wedding venues, ranging from the dramatic (atop the Eiffel Tower) to the Romantic (the glorious wedding chapel at Bellagio) and the most notorious; The Little White Chapel drive-in wedding chapel. Weddings are big business in Las Vegas with 100,000 wedding licenses issued every year.
Las Vegas restaurants
You can eat around the clock in Las Vegas and find pretty much any cuisine you crave. Hotels and malls offer a dizzying variety of choice and - this is America, after all - huge portions. Downtown Las Vegas is the place for Italian diners, cheap breakfast joints and fast food stalls.
But step into the lavish hotels and you’ll find a transformation to dining in Las Vegas. Celebrity chefs from across the country (and the world) have started opening up at the major hotels - with Lago by Julian Serrano at the Bellagio among the best in town. Bouchon is a wonderful bistro owned by Thomas Keller - considered the best restaurant in the US. Look out for excellent outposts of famed US restaurants including Border Grill, Nobu, Le Cirque and Pinot Brasserie. If you're on a budget, the Forum Shoppes Stage Deli offers enormous platters of meats, cheeses and salads.
Freemont Street is lined with more than 60 restaurants, ranging from extravagant fine dining to 'fast food' style - you’ll also find a good range of buffet-style restaurants here too, proving that fast food, Las Vegas style, can be a healthy option.
Be sure to taste your way through holidays in Vegas!