24 Feb 2020 - 25 Feb 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Las Vegas, the city of lights, the city of sin, is a theme park for adults. It is famed for its Michelin starred restaurants, its glamorous guests, its show-stopping stars and of course, its lavish casinos. Nestled in a gorgeous desert valley, ringed by mountains that are snow-capped in the winter, and glint a fiery red-gold in the summer, Las Vegas is more than the sum of its gambling parts, and a stay in this glittering city can be anything you want it to be.
Where should you stay in Las Vegas?
You cannot mention Las Vegas without mentioning its most famous street. The sparkling, glowing, energetic, glamorous Strip is where most people book their stay. Down this wide avenue you will find the majority of Las Vegas’ most famous attractions, from its enormous and iconic casinos like Paris Hilton, the MGM, Caesar’s Palace, the Venetian, and the Luxor.
These pleasure palaces can be deceiving (in a good way) when it comes to price, as even the top luxury hotels tend to have bargains on their rooms, and you can nab a stay at a fantastic hotel without breaking the bank. There are pure budget options in some of the older hotels, like the Flamingo and Tropicana.
However, if you want the best of the best, head to the Bellagio or the Wynn, which still hold joint crown as the most luxurious of the casino hotels. A top tip is to figure out where you want to be on the Strip. For shopping, the north of the Strip is close to the huge fashion mall, and not too far from Caesar’s Forum.
To be close to that famous sign and the airport, not to mention many clubs, south of the Strip by Mandalay Bay is well situated. If you want to be in the heart of the action, central locations like the Mirage, Bellagio and Caesar’s are best.
Downtown Las Vegas
In Downtown Las Vegas you will find the Vegas of the 60s still festooned in all its glory, particularly in Fremont Street, only second to the Strip in fame. There is the light show, the antiques of Main Street, Vegas Vic—the neon cowboy—and plenty of quirky oddities that defined Vegas as being ritzy before it became glitzy.
The hotels on this side of town are a lot cheaper but don’t lack for charm. You can stay in the celebrated Hilton, where Elvis Presley performed every night, or within the iconic Golden Nugget.
There are smaller, less well known hotels that branch off from every corner of Downtown and you can find something really cheap and cheerful if you’re on a budget. Shopping here too is pretty wallet-friendly, with the retail outlets only a hop, skip and a jump from this part of town.
Summerlin is where you stay if you aren’t keen on crowds and the glittering lights of the main city. A residential area, Summerlin is great if you want easy access to the wonderful Red Rock National Park.
There are lots of golf courses in this area and plenty of local casino hotels that will allow you that flutter, without having to battle other tourists for a spot at the table. You’ll find the hotel prices are moderate, and the facilities of the local casinos are just as good as those offered on the Strip.
Transport in Las Vegas
If you are staying on the Strip or in Downtown you can catch the regular and fairly efficient buses that run between the two. This is preferable if you are just transiting down the Strip which can be prone to terrible traffic.
However, many people opt to rent a car, not least because parking is pretty much free and unlimited all over this city. Great if you want to explore the nearby Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Lake Mead or the Red Rock National Park
I've been to Las Vegas many times and always he's an incredibly fun time. It's a great place for a group of people to vacation because there is just so much to do.
There’s so much more here than gambling! We saw shows, concerts, circuses, and acts. I recommend everyone visit at least once.
It's OK. Not like it used to when I was a kid. Much more family friendly back then. Now it's full of trash visual and very adult stuff. I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends or family.
Eating was a weird thing .Everything is geared towards the casino,so doing anything but gambling is a venture it seemed ..But it was clean and safe and everyone was kind and polite 2 days was enough.....till next time