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Why fly to Las Vegas?
From opulent hotels, gaming and exclusive shows, Las Vegas promises to be a party from the moment you arrive until the second you leave. What once used to be a city anchored on casinos has turned itself into a full entertainment hub that brings in people from around the world.
Although thoughts of dancing showgirls, neon lights and big buffets may come to mind when Las Vegas is mentioned, there is a lot more to entertainment in the city. The themed hotels have spent million on recreating the most iconic parts of the world, including the Eiffel Tower and canals of Venice. This all means a trip to Vegas also means a trip around the world.
The oldest casino is The Golden Nugget but the most widely recognized for its atmosphere is Caesar's Palace. The hotel and casino has a water slide running through shark-infested waters. The Bellagio is famous for, among other things, it's over-the-top fountain show that springs to life beginning in the afternoon and right into the night with a massive display of dancing water and lights perfectly choreographed to music for an explosive sensory masterpiece.
On the sensory note, do not allow yourself to be swept away by the buffets because there is tastebud dancing to be had. Some of the world's finest restaurants have storefronts in the city. For a true decadent experience be prepared to lighten your pocketbook for at least one evening and let the gastronomy adventure begin. For example, French Restaurant Guy Savoy will delight you with pan-fried duck foie gras, lobster tart, white truffles from Alba, poached pear with hazelnut and let's stop there because frankly we are all probably getting a little peckish about here.
The city is also home to several museums including the Las Vegas History Museum and the old Las Vegas State Mormon Park. For a chance to spruce up your golf game, head to one of the many golf courses that sit on the outskirts of the city.
For an escape from all the lights and flash head out of the city and deep into the Mojave Desert. The Red Rock Canyon provides the perfect getaway where you can stretch your legs and go hiking or go for an exploring expedition and discover the various species that call the desert home.
Landing in Las Vegas is akin to taking a shuttle to the planet called no-holds-barred, rest up because you're in for a ride.
Las Vegas Weather
Summers in Las Vegas are hot, temperatures creep to an average of 20 degrees in May and then hit the high 30s in July and August. The city cools down in November and through until March temperatures remain between 5 and 15 degrees. Cool temperatures hit the city from December through to March ranging anywhere from a low of 5 to a high of 5. Summer months are hot with average temperatures ranging from
When to fly to Las Vegas
Las Vegas is popular year round as a vacation destination and also big on the business travel circuit due to the numerous trade fairs and conferences it hosts. A day or two New Year's Eve is one of the most popular times to fly into the city.
The best times to snap up flight savings is right after January through to March. The summer is extremely hot and many people choose not to travel into the city at that time, which means you may be able to snap up some great fly and stay packages.
Getting into Las Vegas
Travelers flying into Las Vegas will land at McCarren International Airport which sits just outside of the city center. Public buses run from the airport and shuttles, taxis and limos are readily available.
Getting around Las Vegas
Although a lot of the entertainment is located in one strip that requires no more then a walk, there is public transportation available to travel around the greater city. On the strip you can hop on to a double-decker bus and take it downtown. Regular bus and light rail service will get you to the outer reaches of town. Of course since it is Las Vegas there are plenty of limos and fancy rental cars available at competitive prices in addition to taxi service.
- Take in a Cirque Du Soleil show and see acrobats, dancers and contortionists defy conventional laws of gravity and fold into shapes you may have never been able to conceive of.
- The Bellagio Hotel puts on a fantastic show every evening that includes lights and water and all sorts of amazing.
- Head to the Stratosphere for a great view of the city and also to experience its thrill rides which could leave you hoarse for the rest of your trip.
- Take a day and go camping in the Mojave Desert, it's an experience like no other and the desert sky will be an unforgettable memory, maybe even more so than the lights of the strip.
- The Las Vegas wedding is a very real thing, check out some of the chapels, which range from the interesting to over-the-top bizarre.
- If you enjoy wine head to Aureole where you can watch "angels" be sent up to a wine tower to get you your desired vintage.
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