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Exciting things to do in Las Vegas

Sitting out in the Nevada desert, Las Vegas was created as a resort to help soldiers of a nearby camp relax. Jump forward sixty years and you have one of the biggest cities dedicated to entertainment and gaming in the world.

Every moment in Vegas is sure to be a memorable one, with so much going on it’s impossible to have a quiet time. Stroll down The Strip, take in the shark reef at Mandalay Bay, or admire the miniaturised versions of famous places around the world. You can enjoy nightly live shows or 24-hour gaming at the hundreds of casinos. Watch a Cirque de Soleil masterpiece at the Bellagio, or get a shopping fix at one of the many malls. There are so many things to do in Las Vegas it will be hard to fit it all in.

Casinos in Las vegas.
Casinos galore

The casinos of Las Vegas are among the biggest and best in the world. Ranging from high-roller, super-luxurious resorts to fun, quirky and affordable places with a lot of atmosphere. Luxury casinos have an air of exclusivity, with vibrant gaming areas and risqué burlesque entertainment. Lose track of time at the Paris Las Vegas, where the ceiling is always a glorious shade of sunshine blue. Alternatively, play vintage coin-operated slot machines in The D Hotel’s casino.

Golf in Las Vegas.
Golf in Sin City

Golf in Las Vegas is perfect due to the year-round sunny weather. There is always somewhere to practice your drive. Courses range in difficulty, from pitch and putt to championship-level play, so there is something for beginners or more adept players. Spend some time on lush fairways, keeping the ball out of water hazards and admire the celebrity-designed courses. Get into your swing in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas luxury style.
Las Vegas in luxury style

Luxury in Sin City really means luxury, with some of the best hotels, spas and restaurants in the world on your doorstep. Larger than life, Vegas seems perfect for an extravagant break. Signature restaurants by celebrity chefs are in abundance at the many exclusive hotels, and high-limit gaming is smiled upon in the bigger casinos. You will find unparalleled service everywhere you go and world-class entertainment from huge stars.

Las vegas nightlife.
Party all night in Vegas

Vegas wouldn’t be the same without its incredible nightlife. From burlesque showgirls to zombie magic acts, there is an eclectic atmosphere throughout the city. Add the amazing pool parties, 24-hour bars, thumping nightclubs and cocktail hangouts, and you are sure to have a great time. Make sure to check out the magnificent split-level Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan, or the Downtown Cocktail Room – push a discreet door to enter – a stylish speakeasy in Downtown.

Las Vegas shopping.
Superb shopping in Vegas

Las Vegas is home to fantastic shops, stalls and malls with plenty of opportunities to shop ‘til you drop. Luxury avenues, like the Via Bellagio, offer the upscale boutiques of Chanel, Gucci and Dior. Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood boasts 170 stores and 15 restaurants, so it’s easy to lose a whole day here. But the highlight has to be the Grand Canal at The Venetian, where singing Gondoliers serenade shoppers.

Food culture of las Vegas.
Food culture of Las Vegas

Las Vegas brags some of the best restaurants in the USA, as more and more celebrity chefs are setting up. Gordon Ramsey’s brilliant BurGR at Planet Hollywood serves up the perfect burger. Or, uprooted from its home New York, the Carnegie Deli at The Mirage is home to the overstuffed pastrami sandwich. A good tip is to try the Caesar’s 24-hour buffet pass, so you can sample nine different hotel buffets.

Ten late night eateries in Las Vegas

Time can become a little abstract in Las Vegas. No clocks and 24-hour gaming can leave you feeling dazed and out of synch. Luckily for you, many restaurants are open-all-hours – perfect for after party nibbles. Our list of ten favourites serve food late into the night, and perhaps another drink or two.

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