Las Vegas Vacation Travel Guide

Las Vegas!

The name says it all - Las Vegas has got to be seen to be believed, it is everything you can imagine from what you have seen on TV and then some more!  Excess American style for sure, great experience that you will never forget the rest of your life - Absolutely!!

It really is a city that never sleeps, the casinos's have developed the ability to hide all exits and ensure you loose all track of time, 3 or 4 am in the morning amazingly seems like 2 in the afternoon.  The nightlife is "thumping" which together with unparalleled dining options, and shopping that never stops. Keeping up is half the fun here, but that is Las Vegas!

Forget, for a moment, about all the money you could win (or in reality most likely lose) at the casinos when you visit Las Vegas, or the serious money that you will part with at oh so many high-end shops, celebrity chef eateries, and penthouse suites along the Strip. The primary industry of Las Vegas is sensory overload. When you travel to Las Vegas, the lights, the sounds, and the exotic parade of people, all coming to soak up the vibes of legendary Sin City, are a feast all their own. But this desert oasis, which blossomed with the construction of the nearby Hoover Dam, also has plenty of history and off-the-beaten path experiences to discover, especially if you wander off the Strip and into the Fremont Street Experience in the old downtown.

Whether you are coming for the casinos, the shows, the food, or the omnipresent thrills, . Some  say that the best time to visit Las Vegas is whenever you have the most money to lose but if you have will power you can control your spending. The weather is not usually an issue —after all, many people spend most of their time inside windowless casinos. Winter is a great time for mild weather (though the nights get chilly) and the fewest crowds. Summer gets hot, with highs of over 100 degrees during the day, but it's a dry heat. And if you want to take part in the see-and-be-seen hotel pool scenes, you'll want to come during summer (some of the big pools close at least partially from late fall until spring).

For those looking for Adult entertainment there are no ends of hotels catering for your every wish plus shows with over the top or at least ever increasing pushing of the boundaries of decency.

Las Vegas looks small but the main strip is 4 miles long so walking from one end to the other takes longer than you would think or expect.

Here are some of the things you need on your Vegas bucket list

1) Step foot in side Caesars Palace, which whilst more than 50 years old remains an icon of the Sin City.

2) Watch a mega start perform - Elton John for example.

3) Visit or see at least the themed hotels such as Paris Las Vegas or the Venetian. Luxor with its Egytian shaped Pyramids.  New York New York with its statue of liberty!

Bellagaio Las Vegas

Bellagaio Las Vegas

Venetian Las Vegas

Venetian Las Vegas

If you are staying for longer there are also great attractions nearby such as the Hoover Dam, you can of course get married in one of the many drive in wedding chapels, and you don't even need to get out of your car!  The one if the pic below streams your wedding for free.  In others you can dress up as Elvis for a few extra dollars.

You just have to do vegas at least once in your life!