If you are looking for a city that is as bold as brass and a never-ending source of excitement and novelty, then take a look at Las Vegas, which has so much neon that its warm glow can actually be spotted from space. If you enjoy a bit of a flutter, then Las Vegas has everything from rows of slot machines, to sophisticated casinos where you can try your luck at the gaming tables.
However, if you thought that Las Vegas was all about gambling, you’d be wrong, there is loads more besides – the city has a fantastic array of sports on offer, fine and fashionable shops, some great theme parks, and wonderful fairground attractions, including roller coasters and simulator rides. There are also tons of good entertainment that is inimitably Las Vegas with performers and bands from all over the world. There are fabulous nightclubs, and places where you can take in comedy, cabaret and music of just about every genre.
Not surprisingly, the glitz and endless nightlife of Las Vegas makes it a popular spot for stag and hen parties, but the city offers a lot for families as well, and children will love its many exciting attractions that make the whole city itself a bit of a funfair. There is nothing like walking down the vibrant Las Vegas strip where everything is going on. You can see replica skylines of Manhattan and Paris, with a mini-Eiffel Tower, and the pyramids of Luxor all lit up in multi-coloured lights. Walk down here and you feel like you are on a movie set – there is so much attention grabbing stuff.
Yet there is more to this city besides glitz, glamour, and bright lights. There are botanical gardens, a branch of the Smithsonian which showcases classical art and modern works, and there are exhibitions of natural history, anthropology and several automobile museums.
People tend to think of Las Vegas as the ultimate in urbanization, but in fact it is a city that is surrounded by wonderful natural wonders and beauty. From here you can take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, take a look at the Hoover Dam, or visit many of the national parks that are nearby.
The city also has some spectacular hotels that are sights worth seeing in themselves. See The Bellagio with its beautiful fountains, the Venetian where you can glide on a gondola down the Grand Canal, or experience ancient Rome at Caesars Palace.