Las Vegas: The Ultimate Bucket-List Destination

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Top-class hotels

While most people want to come to Las Vegas to experience the glitz and glamour of the streets after dark, it’s worth noting the vivacious history of the strip, which has evolved substantially since it was first established as an entertainment hotspot in 1906.

From the Mirage to the Bellagio, today more than 70 Las Vegas hotels are owned by some of the biggest names in the casino and gaming industry with decadent features being rolled into public and private spaces.

The Las Vegas Vdara Hotel and Spa boasts its very own dog park for those travelling with furry friends, the Artisan Hotel has a bespoke gothic theme and adults-only facilities, and The Cosmopolitan even has its own wedding chapel, casino and outdoor arena!

Incredible food

It’s no secret that Las Vegas is home to some mouthwatering restaurants with many celebrity chefs opening up eateries in the area. Since 2012, Gordon Ramsay Steak has been welcoming diners on The Strip serving up a range of meats and sides. However, that’s not even the best bit. To get to the restaurant, you’ve got to wander through a London Tube carriage and you’re then shown a meat cart to choose your dish for the evening.

Then, there’s Pizza Rock, which doesn’t just advertise pizzas by their name and ingredients but also the type of oven they’re cooked in and how hot they’re baked at. That’s before we even get onto the various other cuisines available in Las Vegas including Mexican, Italian, Japanese and American.

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Various activities

Las Vegas is probably best known for its casinos and shows but there are plenty of other things to keep you entertained during the daylight hours. This includes taking in the views from The High Roller observation deck, exploring the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, learning more about the cultural/historical significance of the location at the Mob Museum and visiting the Hoover Dam Bypass. As an official desert and with nearby green spaces, there are lots of hiking and walking trails too.

If you’re a fan of gaming and casinos then you don’t want to miss the Neon Museum, which showcases a range of memorabilia from casinos across the city. Additionally, once you’re in the city, you’re also never too far from the likes of Big Bear in California, which is only three hours away, and the Death Valley National Park, which is only two hours away.

Glorious weather

As a desert, temperatures in Las Vegas can reach over 40C in the summer and while you might think this would detract visitors, the large rooftop pools do the opposite. What’s more, it means that even in the winter, the temperatures stay warm making it an all-year-round destination.

These are just a few reasons why you should add Las Vegas to your travel list. You can also explore Las Vegas experience gifts. As well as the points highlighted above, it offers a fascinating history, plenty of events and exhibitions, and fun for all everyone, regardless of whatever ticks your boxes.