One of the best cities for top unique hotels, dazzling shows and some of the world’s best clubs is Las Vegas in the Nevada desert. It’s not all about the roulette machines and aiming for the jackpots, Las Vegas is constantly on the go providing tourists an experience they’ll never forget.
I’m not a gambler but I enjoy going to Vegas for the spectacular shows, fine dining, scenery and clubs. “O” Cirque du Soleil in the Bellagio is my favourite show, closely followed by the legendary “Blue Man” which is hosted in the Venetian. Tickets start from around £35 and can cost up to £100 depending on venues and show type.
Having visited twice I have been fortunate to have stayed in the Bellagio and The Venetian, The Venetian was the best by far. I actually felt like I was in Venice when I saw gondolas sailing past and guys playing the accordion and singing Italian songs. The hotel has a spectacular à la carte dining scene with a small bowl of pasta costing around £17. The Venetian and its sister hotel Palazzo have an impressive 7000 rooms combined making it one of the largest hotels in the world.
There are daily direct flights with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. Thomas Cook also offers 3 flights per week from Manchester. Many airlines offer good connections via USA hubs such as New York, Atlanta and Chicago.
I always allocate a day to check out the magnificent hotels whether you want to see a volcano erupt at the Mirage, the dancing fountains at the Bellagio or the impressive and fairly new Cosmopolitan hotel. I was blown away when I took a stroll through this hotel, it had really unique feel about it and the ceilings were dripping in chandeliers.
My must do’s of Las Vegas – A show, Grand Canyon tour, visit a casino just for the experience and if you dare, ride the Insanity on top of the Stratosphere hotel! The Wynn hotel buffet is a must try for all you food lovers featuring flavours from all over the world at this award winning hotel.
The best time to visit Vegas is April to September. Temperatures soar up into the 40’s °C during June, July and August. Weekends are particularly busy in Las Vegas so do allow extra time if you need to be in a certain place.
Leaving Las Vegas behind, until we meet again….