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Las Vegas Holidays

An Unforgettable Experience...

Las Vegas holidays represent the essence of pure entertainment. Las Vegas is a town that in less than a century has turned from sleepy desert backwater into America's foremost entertainment paradise. It was Las Vegas where stars like Elvis and Sinatra came to ply their trade to adoring crowds in the 50's and 60's. Since the state of Nevada legalised gambling in 1931, this hot desert area, that was once home to just 1,000 people, has grown into a vast city dominated by glitzy hotels and casinos that are synonymous with all-night partying and ultimate excess. Las Vegas holidays are an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.

Gamble In The Old And The New...

Having shaken off much of its seedy image from the 1960's, holidays in Las Vegas have become increasingly popular. Despite being the gambling capital of the world, you can enjoy Las Vegas holidays for fine dining or to take in a show, without ever stepping up to a card table or roulette wheel. The slot machines are absolutely eveywhere in Las Vegas and quite often tempt even the most ardent non-gambler to try their luck. Las Vegas has such a relaxed, professional and open attitude to gambling that it would be a pity to come here and not have at least a little flutter. However, there is certainly no pressure to gamble and a Las Vegas holiday has so much to offer that you can enjoy the experience with or without casino chips.

The older part of Las Vegas, known as 'Downtown', is a bit less glamorous than The Strip but still has a certain charm. Every evening the giant overhead screen that shelters the revellers in this part of town shows regular displays of animation and live video feeds, all set to a pulsating soundtrack. A stroll down Fremont Street is a great part of any Las Vegas holiday. The casinos on Fremont Street are some of the oldest in Las Vegas and you can feel the sense of nostalgia in the gaming areas. They are not the big draw that they once were, but the atmosphere adds a certain something to Las Vegas holidays that you won't find anywhere else.

Visit Paris, New York And Venice...

The Strip is where you will find most of the action on holidays in Las Vegas. This 4.5-mile stretch of enormous hotels and glittering casinos has everything from a miniature Eiffel Tower and a replica New York skyline to mock Venetian architecture and even a pyramid. Time flies on Las Vegas holidays but there are no public clocks in sight on Las Vegas Boulevard, as no one seems to care much about what time it is. The amazing shows and the gambling just keep going, with billions of dollars changing hands every year in the bustling casinos. Las Vegas holidays can also be a shopper's dream, with many of the larger hotels incorporating huge indoor malls where you can buy pretty much anything you fancy. In the evenings your Las Vegas holiday will really come alive, with a huge variety of restaurants and eateries and plenty of Vegas style entertainment. You'll find magic shows, concerts and musical variety performance, such as the show at the Stratosphere Hotel featuring look-alikes of big name stars. If you are feeling particularly brave there are also a few "thrill rides" at the top of the Stratosphere tower where you can feel yourself struggling against gravity at almost 1,000ft up.

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