This neon oasis in the Nevada desert creates a city break like no other. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend trip or a couple of fun-filled nights with your friends, we have the perfect flight and hotels package for you.
Las Vegas is everything you imagine it to be. It’s glamorous, exciting and the entertainment never stops. The list of things to do is endless, whether it’s the thrill of gaming, the wealth of retail opportunities or the first-class golf courses that give this city its appeal, you will experience a trip of a lifetime. Just make sure you allow enough time for some relaxation and book a spa treatment at one of our luxury hotels or tickets to a spectacular show along The Strip.
Las Vegas top tips
Las Vegas is a crazy place to be for the first time, or the second time, even the third. So here are a few tips to help you get through the desert heat, possibly win some money and keep safe on your trip to Sin City.
It may seem obvious, but there are many things that you won’t plan for. Temptation lies in wait around every corner in Vegas, so stick to a budget. Buy a 24 pass for Caesar’s hotel buffets, this will save you a lot of money on food as you can choose from nine hotels. Why not pre-book experiences or day trips, that way you have solid plans and avoid the disappointment of them being fully booked.
Las Vegas is much bigger than you might think, so take a map (or pick one up from the hotel). If you are staying at one end of the Strip it is not a short walk to the other end. The best way to get anywhere is by bus, so get a 24-hour ticket and just hop-on and hop-off anytime you like. If you do walk, be aware of your surroundings at all times, as drivers are often not focusing on the road.
Whilst gaming is hard to resist, you don’t want to lose everything straight away. The best way to do this is to have some lessons, they are fun, teach you how to play and are a good way to meet people. Circus, Circus and Excalibur hold daily lessons during the week and they will give you more of a chance against the house. Also, ask the dealers if you are not sure of the rules, they are there to help.
Las Vegas is an oasis in the middle of a desert, so it is very hot outside. However, a lot of the casinos and hotels will have very chilly air conditioning, so might be necessary to take a jacket. While shorts and bikinis are good for pool parties, they are frowned upon in the evening, when smart casual is expected. Also, take a good pair of shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
It may seem strange to be able to buy coffee and cakes or even beer and pizza at five in the morning, but you can. A lot of hotels on the Strip are open 24-hours, as are some great vintage casinos and bars, such as the Peppermill – a throwback to the Vegas of old. But be careful though, time becomes abstract and night quickly turns into day.
As Las Vegas is in the desert, it is hot all-year round and temperatures soar upwards of 40 degrees in the summer months. So make sure you drink plenty of water and wear high-factor sun cream. Beers, wines and cocktails will dehydrate you, no matter how much ice in them. With hotels often charging quite high rates for bottled water, perhaps stock up in convenience stores near to your hotel.
Las Vegas is considered a safe city, so you are free to walk alone day or night if you wish. But there are a few problems with scams, so be wary. Always ask when getting a taxi which way they are going to take you, as sometimes they will take you the long way round. Also, don’t buy tickets for nightclubs or shows in the street, as they may be fakes.