Las Vegas City Guide

Las Vagas, or the aptly named ‘Sin City’, is a party city to beat all others. Filled to the brim with casinos and megaclubs, at night, its bright neon lights can be seen from space. Of course, many people just go to Vegas to try their luck at the casinos that never close, but there is much more to experience.

When the state of Nevada in issued its first gaming license in 1931, Las Vegas was just a small sleepy town in the desert. This began an incredible development, which resulted in the decadent playground that we know today. Las Vegas has been the favourite hideout of the famous and infamous, from notorious gangsters to the Rat Pack from the '60s - not surprising considering its unrivalled decadence. Now it is a sparkling entertainment paradise that is suitable for all, from serious gamblers to families looking for fun in the desert sun.

While gambling and the more adult side of entertainment are pretty much Las Vegas’ calling card, it doesn’t take too much effort to find a more innocent side to the city. In a party town so buzzing, you can gain incredible memories with simple pleasures as the evening parade in Fremont Street Experience and the nightly fountain show at Bellagio Hotel. These attractions are both free.

Animal lovers can come face to face with fascinating sea creatures at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and daredevils can overcome their biggest fears in the Stratosphere Tower, where you can experience the deepest free fall in the world. And if all that were not enough, you can always follow the highway out to the Grand Canyon, a breathtaking natural phenom and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Shopping is a popular pastime in Vegas, and as you would expect in a city where people with too much money come to win, the city is the equal of New York and Los Angeles when it comes to the choice of designer shops and posh malls. Of course, all that shopping can work up an appetite. Although Vegas still offers the famous all-you-can-eat buffets, the city has also developed its own unique culinary scene, which is beginning to grow a bit of a reputation.

Vegas would not be Vegas without the spectacular style casino hotels. If you're travelling to ‘Sin City’, you can combine real luxury with incredible new experiences. You can experience ancient Rome at Caesars Palace or embark on an Italian gondola at The Venetian, all within a stone’s throw of each other. Whether you're at the top of the Eiffel Tower of the Paris Hotel, enjoying the view of the erupting volcanoes at the Mirage or the skyline of" New York "in New York, New York, you can rely on one thing “only in Vegas”.

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