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Prepare to be inspired by the glitzy sights and vibrant sounds of Las Vegas. From the thrills of the Strip to the grandeur of the Nevada desert, Las Vegas will take your breath away.
For a fun and unforgettable trip, be sure to try your luck in some of the biggest and best casinos in the world. But there's more to Las Vegas than its glittering Strip, grand casinos, packed theatres and themed hotels – the city is also a great starting point for adventures in the Nevada desert. See the real Las Vegas and book breathtaking activities like helicopter rides over the city or a trip to the Grand Canyon at the same time as your Las Vegas flights.
Easter weekend in Las Vegas kicks off April with a hotbed of entertainment around the clock. Alongside the usual line-up of spectacular shows and the chance to live it up all day and night, there’s an emphasis on life’s other guilty pleasure this month –food and drink.
Expect the unexpected on 3 and 4 April at MGM Grand, when Beacher's Madhouse combines the best variety show with the energy of a nightclub and the atmosphere of a Circus. The NCAA Final Four basketball tournament concludes March Madness on 4 and 6 April. Although Las Vegas isn’t hosting this year, it is widely recognised as not only one of the greatest sporting events but one of the heaviest betting weekends on the calendar too.
Viva Las Vegas Car Show and Rockabilly Weekend returns to the Orleans Hotel and Casino on 2 to 5 April. Turn up your jeans, put on a tight sweater, don your leather jacket and relish all that rockabilly entails from music to cars.
Fill your thrill for speed at the 16th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals – held from 10 to 15 April on the drag strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Then drag yourself over to the Great Vegas Festival of Beer on 11 April from 3 to 7pm. There’s a selection of over 250+ craft beers, from more than 100 breweries, to choose from – you can also sample the Gastropub speciality menu and get a lesson in brewing beer when you attend a Brewlogic session.
Join one of America’s best-loved comedians and television stars, Jerry Seinfeld as he brings his critically-acclaimed stand-up show to Caesars Palace on 17 and 18 April.
Or head to the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand to see the greatest illusionist of our time, David Copperfield. Shows run throughout April – so don’t miss out.
Big and small kids alike should make their way over to Marvel Universe Live at the Thomas & Mack Center from 23 to 26 April. See your favourite Marvel superheroes come to life in a spectacular show featuring special effects, pyrotechnics, martial arts and motorcycle stunts.
Gastronomers among us will love the Vegas Uncork'd food & wine festival, brought to you by Bon Appetit magazine, which returns on 23 up until 26 April. Catch the world's greatest chefs at Caesars Palace Grand Tasting, spend prime time with Jean-Georges Vongerichten at Bellagio or join the celebrity chef brunch at Aria.
It’s a festival frenzy in Las Vegas this May, giving you the opportunity to celebrate everything from science to cowboys and ice cream. The beginning of the month starts with the festivities of Cinco de Mayo, with events springing up both around the Strip and downtown.
Unleash your inner scientist at the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival for science-themed entertainment and one-of-a-kind technology experiences. This free event finishes on 2 May, so don’t miss the opportunity to get hands-on during the Giant Expo at the Cashman Center.
Book tickets to see pop diva Mariah Carey at Caesars Palace Colosseum from 6 May, as she kicks off her first headlining residency. Mariah Carey #1’s will feature 18 of her No.1 hits, which include “Vision of Love,” “Hero,” and “Fantasy”, combined with never-before-performed selections and musical surprises.
From 1 to 9 May Team Dart the world's largest soft-tip dart tournament, comes to Bally's in Las Vegas - marking the 30th year of this annual tournament. Encompassing all skill levels, from beginners to masters, with a top prize of $500,000 up for grabs.
One of the hottest new events in Las Vegas, on 8 and 9 May Rock in Rio will arrive on the Las Vegas strip. Held at the City of Rock, this music event is bursting with huge names which include Metallica and No Doubt.
Capture the spirit of the wild west and embrace the ‘cowboy way of life’ at Helldorado Days from the 14 to 17 May. This fun-filled, four-day outdoor festival is located downtown and includes a professional rodeo, carnival and parade.
Go that extra mile and take part in the Hot Chocolate Series 15K/5K on 17 May. The race will start and finish on the iconic Las Vegas strip, allowing you to see the sights from a different perspective. Celebrate your achievement at the post-race party – where your finishers’ mug will be filled with chocolate fondue, dippable snacks and decadent hot chocolate.
Take part in the “Healthy Gourmet” class, which will be held in the Tuscany Kitchen at the Bellagio on 26 May. These monthly lessons are taught by Executive Chef Edmund Wong, who will share his culinary secrets as you prepare a three-course meal. Afterwards you’ll be given the opportunity to sample your dishes - which will been paired with a delicious wine by the resident sommelier.
See Annie one of the world’s best-loved musicals, at The Smith Center from 26 to 31 May. This Broadway production includes unforgettable songs such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the iconic anthem, “Tomorrow”.
Attend the sixth year of the Brews & Blues Festival. Taking place from 4pm to 8pm on 30 May, this annual event gives you plenty of opportunity to sample beers from local and international brewers, while listening to smooth Blues sounds. Each entry includes a sampling mug and unlimited beer samples.
See Irish pop rock band The Script at Mandalay Bay on 30 May. In 2014 they released their fourth album, No Sound Without Silence, which peaked at number one and was followed by the release of hit single “Superheroes”.
One thing is for sure, you will never be bored in Las Vegas. If the ‘fabulous’ city’s packed programme of spectacular shows isn’t enough to keep you entertained, then allow us to guide you… Vegas has got everything covered in June - from music, comedy and sport to Comic Con.
Get ready to rock on 4 June, as the legendary Whitesnake takes to the equally legendary stage of The Joint, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Grab your air guitar and sing along as the multi-platinum-selling group perform their greatest hits alongside material from eagerly-anticipated The Purple Album.
Then original American sitcom queen Roseanne Barr, brings her irresistible blend of side-splitting humour and sass to The Venetian on 6 June. The award-winning comedienne, actress, author and presenter joins a stellar line-up of female funny women, as part of the Venetian’s ‘Lipshtick’ comedy series.
Grab tickets to see comedy superstar Eddie Izzard when his Force Majeure global tour blasts into Las Vegas. The internationally adored comedian and actor will be bringing his unique brand of face-achingly funny kooky comedy to the Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort on 12 and 13 June.
Or soak up that summer vibe while grooving to sounds from legendary reggae music artistes, at Reggae in the Desert on 13 June. In the Nevada desert setting of Clark County Amphitheater, you can also browse the Caribbean bazaar and sample tasty traditional Jamaican dishes.
Calling all comic book lovers… Don your favourite character costume and head for the South Point Hotel & Casino, for the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con from 19 to 21 June. This massive three-day event unites hundreds of creators, artists and celebrity guests under one roof, with a ‘Kids’ Day’ for families.
Start spreading the news… Frank Sinatra Jnr will pay tribute to his late father with a performance of his best-loved hits. ‘Sinatra Sings Sinatra – Centennial Celebration’, at the Smith Center on 20 June, marks 100 years since the birth of the treasured entertainer.
Catch country music legend Mel Tillis at the Golden Nugget on 26 June. Sing along with the star – who received a gong in 2012 for his contributions to country music – as he croons his way through his best-loved hits, including Good Woman Blues, I Ain’t Never and Coca-Cola Cowboy.
Then take your seat for the thrilling action on the diamond as the Las Vegas 51s baseball team take on the Sacramento River Cats at Cashman Center from 27 to 29 June.
Marvel at the myriad lights of Las Vegas. Discover its glittering casinos, world-class shopping, delectable dining and renowned nightlife. Take a day trip to the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam or majestic Grand Canyon. Then fly to New York and wander around skyscraper-studded Manhattan. See its legendary landmarks, shop at its iconic stores and picnic in lush Central Park. Catch a flight to Miami and soak up the Florida sunshine on its pristine white sands. Then sip sundowners at a buzzing South Beach bar.
Immerse yourself in the legendary nocturnal scene of glittering Las Vegas. Then take a flight to Los Angeles and take a stroll down renowned Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Treat your family to an unforgettable day out at Universal Studios. Unwind on the sun-kissed shores of Santa Monica. Take in the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, then groove to the beats at a hip West Hollywood nightspot. Fly from LA to Honolulu and spend some blissful downtime relaxing on the stunning sands of Hawaii.
See the twinkling lights of Las Vegas on an exhilarating helicopter ride over the strip. Drift in a gondola along the Venetian-style waterways of The Grand Canal Shoppes. Try your luck in the famous casinos then head to a pulsating nightspot. Drive to Arizona and gaze in awe at the rust-hued crags of the Grand Canyon. Continue to the historic town of Flagstaff on iconic Route 66. Before flying from Phoenix, stop at Scottsdale for a cool beer at a wooden-beamed saloon in Old Town.
Escape to the neon-lit paradise of gambling, shopping and entertainment that is Las Vegas. Then hire a car and take in the breathtaking natural beauty of Yosemite National Park en route to San Francisco. Explore this hilly city’s streets by vintage cable car. Dine overlooking the harbour at Fisherman’s Wharf and visit the notorious prison of Alcatraz. Continue to Los Angeles via the stunningly picturesque Pacific Coast Highway. Unwind on LA’s sun-drenched shores, or discover its world-class shopping, theme parks and nightlife.
Lose yourself in Las Vegas with its glitzy casinos, superlative shopping and world-class entertainment. Gaze at the glittering lights of the strip on a helicopter ride and visit the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. Then fly to Miami and unwind on the Gold Coast’s glorious white sandy beaches. Treat yourself to a splurge at sprawling shopping malls and soak up the nocturnal energy of South Beach. End your holiday in the theme park capital of Orlando, where magical memories will be made at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
Avoid stepping on the wedding train of any new brides and watch the lights rise over Fremont, canopied with the three-block 'biggest TV screen in the world'.