Las Vegas Holiday Guide

Las Vegas Travel Information

Situated in the arid state of Nevada in the United States of America, Las Vegas is an amazing city with a plethora of giant casinos, hotels and other entertainment options available. Originally founded in 1905, it wasn't until 1928 with the construction of the Hoover Dam that large numbers of workers arrived. When gambling was legalised in 1931, the casinos started to be built along the 'strip' in downtown Las Vegas, a few of the original Las Vegas casinos still exist today.

Las Vegas is affectionately referred to as 'Sin City' because of 24-hour a day gambling and entertainment venues available. With gambling being the main reason to come to Las Vegas, visiting the casinos is a must. Some of them are enormous with an array of gambling tables and machines, hotel rooms, restaurants, bars, pools, carnival rides and other fun activities.

Las Vegas Tourist Attractions

During the day you may wish to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Just a short drive out of the city lays Red Rock Canyon, which has some great climbing and trekking available. Entry to the national park is available for a small fee and will allow for a whole day's worth of entertainment. During the summer months the area can be extremely hot and dry and booking a hotel with a pool or beach with use of a cabana is another great way to people watch and relax before the night time activites commence. Most Las Vegas hotels will either offer a casino, theatre or both and a visit to a show is one of the all time highlights of a visit to Vegas. You can choose to see a worldwide superstar or a traditional Vegas show including dancing and acrobats, either way, your trip to Las Vegas can be a whole lot of fun, with our without gambling.

Transport Around Las Vegas

Getting to Las Vegas couldn't be easier with a host of travel options available. McCarran International Airport is only a 20 minute drive to the downtown area and is serviced by many national routes and some international flights. There are many bus companies that service Las Vegas including Greyhound, Goto Bus, Lux Bus and Starline Tours. Self-driving to Sin City can be a fun experience, with the famous Interstate 15 being a scenic route through the hot desert.