Planning a trip to Las Vegas has to be on just about everyone’s bucket list. You know that it's probably going to be more than a little crazy. You know that it's going to be bizarre in the extreme. Yet there's no place like it anywhere else. Something about Vegas is magical in a wonderful and tacky way.
Then again, the biggest stars in the world have played there. Vegas is both gambling capital of the world as well as the entertainment Mecca to beat all. The biggest stars in the world from Elvis to Frank Sinatra sang here. If you want to see a show, see it in Vegas. Where on earth do you start with this dayglow nightlife trip of a lifetime? Business trip or pleasure holiday, it is sure to be a blast.
They say it starts with a selfie or a photo by the world famous ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign. Thankfully there’s a car park there as this has to be one of the ultimate photo opportunities.
Sin City here you come
The casinos made this desert town the incredible city it is today. The most famous and infamous of them all has to be Caesar’s Palace. If you are going to lose some money on gambling, you may as well do it here. This is Sin City decadence at its best. For the sheer joy of people watching some Vegas characters why not head on down to The Golden Nugget? You will not be disappointed. This is vintage Vegas, and it is bright, shiny and in your face!
Stay anywhere in the world
From Ancient Egypt to New York, Paris and Venice, there is a themed hotel to suit you. And not just any hotel. This is Vegas. This means life-size reproductions of some of the world’s greatest attractions. Tacky, glitzy and over bright? You bet. Stay at The Paris Las Vegas for a touch of the Eiffel Tower but they say you haven’t lived until you have experienced a gondola ride at The Venetian.
Eat drink and be merry
Vegas has mile upon mile of bars, cocktails bars and restaurants. It’s not just fast food either. You’ll find some of the biggest names in cuisine and catering have set up here. Vegas has fine dining at its best. Only in this town could you get a wine bar with a selection from a four-story tower of wine delivered to you by an angel.
The big names are all here. World-famous magicians and illusionists are no problem. Be a part of the magic at the david copperfield las vegas show.
Most people at some point head down to watch the incredible dancing fountains at Bellagio. There are over 1,200 of them, and they dance to music. But Bellagio is also home to one of the most recommended Vegas shows.
It is here that Cirque du Soleil's most sophisticated extravaganza is staged.
Finish off your Vegas experience with a surreal trip down to Fremont Street. You really have to be here to experience the throng of characters, shoppers and diners alike. Here you’ll be immersed in vintage hotels, bizarre buskers and a four-block corridor of surreal madness.
Anyway you want to play it, Vegas has it. You are sure to have a trip that your will never forget, Las Vegas is a place out there on its own. Vegas is also a great place to base yourself to explore nearby National Parks which is a separate article so stay tuned for that in the coming weeks.