Las Vegas vacations offer the ultimate playground of entertainment, cuisine and nightlife. It is home to incredible live entertainment. Since the early days of the Rat Pack and Elvis to current headliners, Las Vegas has always been at the heart of the entertainment industry. Since Las Vegas depends on tourism to drive its economy, The Strip maintains its status as a top travel destination by offering top-of-the-line service. Las Vegas is a 24-hour town that is always buzzing with activity, either on the Las Vegas Strip or downtown. Whether it’s food, gambling or toiletries, you can find it all on the Strip, and with everything always available, visitors can keep the party going until morning.
Las Vegas vacations usually revolve around the iconic neon lights and famous sights along the Strip. There are other diversions attached to the casinos: ride a gondola at The Venetian, see views atop the Eiffel Tower at Paris, Las Vegas or enjoy the renowned fountain show at the Bellagio. But if you can part with the glitz and glam of Las Vegas Boulevard, you’ll find the rest of the city has plenty to offer. Check out the Fremont Street Experience’s light show, enjoy a history lesson at the Mob Museum or the Neon Museum, or stretch your legs at Red Rock Canyon. Downtown Las Vegas has enjoyed a cultural rebirth in recent year with locally owned galleries, cafes and restaurants filling the storefronts. Space is given to local artists, musicians and entertainers to showcase their work.
Hotel pools and day clubs become popular during the summer heat, allowing visitors to party 24 hours per day in a fun atmosphere. Temperatures remain mild enough in the winter to enjoy the outdoors, making Las Vegas a great place to visit year-round.
Las Vegas is also relatively close to other destinations, such as Big Bear in California and Zion National Park in Utah. Death Valley National Park and the Grand Canyon are two hours away. And if you have the time, plan a quick road trip to the Hoover Dam, which can also be accessed via helicopter tour or a bus tour. Built during The Great Depression, it creates the largest reservoir in the country and is one of the tallest dams in the world. If you don’t want to drive that far, a short drive north will take you to Mount Charleston, a green oasis in the middle of the dessert. With 12 hiking trails, 7 picnic sites, 6 campgrounds and a modest ski area, Mount Charleston offers a cool alternative to the summer heat.
When it comes to planning Las Vegas vacations, these are some of the most popular attractions: