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Alluring Las Vegas

Alluring Las Vegas: City Breaks with Much More

Translated from “The Meadows” in Spanish, Las Vegas was at one time a lonely mining town during the California Gold Rush.  Thanks to massive amounts of investment over the years, this paradise in the desert is now home to some of the greatest casinos on earth, unrivalled live entertainment and accommodations to die for.  City breaks here are quite common and thanks to package holidays as well as other bargains, experiencing all that Las Vegas has to offer is now a reality.

Flights and Airports

McCarran International Airport (LAS) is the main commercial and passenger hub for those who are arriving here.  It is found only 8 kilometres from the centre of the Las Vegas strip.  Serving more than 41 million passengers annually, it is also one of the busiest airports in the world.  As should be expected, there are numerous domestic airlines which are served here.  The major carriers include:

  • Southwest Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines

There are also international companies which have stops at McCarran International Airport.  Examples here include British Airways, JetBlue Airways and Virgin Atlantic.  Those who are looking for last-minute deals should seek domestic connections; these can drastically lower the price per ticket.

Things to See in Las Vegas

Whether you plan on arriving here to gamble or simply to experience the glitter, the casinos are must-see venues.  A handful of the most stunning include the MGM Grand, the Bellagio, Caesar's Palace, The Venetian and The Mirage.  To find yourself in the centre of it all, take a walk down Fremont Street.  Regardless of what time of the day or night you are out, there is always something to see.  Street performers, live music and even the occasional celebrity are all possibilities. 

There are other attractions that are off of the proverbial beaten track.  Las Vegas is also known for its nature as well as its displays of wildlife.  Families should visit the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay and the fun-filled natural atmosphere of the Adventuredome.  A short trip outside of the confines of the city enables anyone to experience the desert in all of its majesty. Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservatory can be reached by car, by bus or through guided tours.  There is indeed something for everyone here.  Las Vegas is undoubtedly one of the most unforgettable city breaks in the world.


Many of the casinos here double as hotels.  It is therefore wise to look into package holidays.  You could very well be able to enjoy the splendour of such venues as the Bellagio, MGM Grand, The Mandarin Oriental or the Monte Carlo.  Never forget that last-minute trips here during the downturn of the tourist season (in the winter and early spring) can provide some excellent bargains.  Cheap flights are also much more of a reality during these times of the year. 

With a bit of planning ahead, it is very easy to make Las Vegas the city break of a lifetime.  The allure of the glitter and glamour will leave any visitor begging for more!