Home to the biggest and best entertainment in the world, Las Vegas is full of showstoppers. But it isn’t all entertainment, it also boasts award-winning restaurants, a larger than life atmosphere and an ever-growing cultural scene, bringing a whole new clientele.
Like a beacon in the desert, Las Vegas offers an air conditioned respite from the year-round baking sun of the Mojave Desert. Glitzy themed hotel-casinos delight first-timers and old hands alike, and a trip to Vegas wouldn’t be the same without throwing a few chips down. The sights and sounds of this hub of gaming are mesmerising, but there is much more to the city. Incredible restaurants vie for your attention, galleries show off iconic art and big name stars play to packed out venues every single night. Beyond the city, the desert presents a chance to see nature at its hardiest. Whether you’re planning a city break or a fly-drive, you’ll find a flight to Las Vegas to suit you.
Relish in the sublime and taste a slice of heaven at Restaurant Guy Savoy. The cuisine creations here are incomparable, flawless flavour meets Parisian elegance in Vegas. Visit Caesars Palace to indulge in an extraordinary dining experience. The famed Michelin-star chef has brought a truly special and award-winning restaurant to this vibrant city. Adore the French masterpieces in this spectacular restaurant, with its Signature Menu to Caviar Tasting carte du jour, feel your taste buds tingle and senses explode from the aromas.
For a VIP feeling and unforgettable culinary moment, reserve seats at the é by José Andrés. This little room in The Cosmopolitan sits opposite Jaleo’s bar, offering a tasteful and creative Spanish avant-garde menu. There is availability for eight people to dine here at one time, for an intimate and personal experience, with over 20 plates of mouth watering cuisine to tuck into. Let the chefs mesmerise you with their skills, as they entertain and guide you through a sensational gourmet experience.
Thrive on the outstanding views and delectable cocktails at the secret hideaway of the Mandarin Bar. Set on floor 23 of the Mandarin Oriental, this exclusive venue offers a sophisticated atmosphere for sipping on marvellous cocktail creations. Indulge in local and exotic Asian inspired flavours whizzed up by the hotel’s mixology team, as you look out to the magnificent views of the Vegas strip. Taste the flavourful dishes available during cocktail hour, to complement your extraordinary bar experience.
See the city by riding the sky on the SlotZilla zip line. Make your way Downtown to the gigantic SlotZilla slot machine building, just past the east end of the Viva Vision canopy. Take the lower zipline for a shorter flight 77 feet up in the air, or take a ride on the upper zoomline where you lay face down for an exhilarating journey, starting at 114 feet. See the city up high, day or night and get that super hero feeling.
Immerse yourself in the super cool lounge of The Dorsey at The Venetian. Enjoy relaxed conversation in this stylish bar and sooth the soul with renowned cocktails to tickle the taste buds. Try the hot off the menu Penicillin cocktail, or the impressive shareable punch bowls. Sit by the library in luxury and enjoy top notch signature drinks. The soaring energy of this lavish bar escalates, as the day turns late and the music turns up at night.
Rejuvenate your senses at the award-winning Qua Baths and Spa within Caesars Palace. Indulge in tranquillity and serene style, bask in a Roman bath, or revitalise in the one of a kind snowing artic ice room. Enjoy the variety of treatments and take time out for a body and mind journey. Soothing energy flows through the spa area, from the glistening Jacuzzi pools to the turquoise steam rooms. Sink into the perfection of this unbelievable spa and you’ll never want to leave.
Dive into a pool like no other at the Golden Nugget. The astonishing Tank pool is a wonder to behold, with its aquarium in the centre and waterslide which cuts straight through the middle, experience a close shark encounter. Stand beneath the cascading waterfalls to cool off in the Vegas heat, or lounge poolside beneath a cabana. Enjoy the music playing, or play a spot of blackjack and grab a drink at the H20 lounge.
If you’re looking for an adventure outside of the electrifying city, make your way to Red Rock in the Mojave Desert. The Red Rock National Conservation Area and Canyon is a hypnotising sight, glowing in colour and immense rock formations. Hike, bike or rock climb through this spectacular natural wonder and boulder-hop to Icebox Canyon. Wander through Pine Creek Canyon – an oasis within this desolate place, or check out the sandstone peaks at Keystone Thrust.
What's on in Las Vegas over the next few months
Embrace the New Year come January, with thrilling artistic performances and beer brewing. February means one thing – the mighty Super Bowl…But the rest of the month won’t disappoint.
Head over to Big Dog’s Brewing Company for Big Dog’s Brew School on 6 January. Become a master brewer and make a delicious Scottish Ale. Or enjoy family fun at the Thomas and Mack Center for Disney on Ice from 11 January to 14 January. Watch your favourite characters glide and sparkle on a magical day out, starring Elsa from ‘Frozen’ and Nemo and Dory, from the recent hit film ‘Finding Dory’. Hear Katy Perry roar, with her performance at the T-Mobile Arena on 20 January. This is the last stop on her tour ‘Witness’, with inspiring songs from her latest album. Catch the mesmerising Pilobolus Dance Company at the Smith Center on 23 January. Watch a captivating show, where movement is merged through stage and screen for an innovative performance.
February means one thing in the US: Super Bowl Sunday. On 4 February this Goliathan football event is set to take over the nation, and where better to be than in America’s party capital? Head to any bar with a big screen to soak up the action and atmosphere at game time. Then lose yourself in a tale as old as time, when the Nevada Ballet Theatre company brings its spectacular production of Beauty and the Beast to the Smith Center on 17 and 18 February. Calling all toy, card and comic collectors… Find your Mecca at Las Vegas Toy Con, featuring celebrity guests including Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) – at Circus Circus Hotel from 23 to 25 February. Then it’s a date not to be missed for hockey fans, as the Vegas Golden Knights clash with the Los Angeles Kings on the ice at the T-Mobile Arena on 27 February.
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.