Las Vegas City Breaks
A Las Vegas City Break Guide
A city break in Las Vegas is an experience like no other. From the bright lights and slot machine sounds, to the extravagant hotels and stunning shows, there is so much to see and do plus Las Vegas city breaks don't have to cost the earth.
One of the great things about Vegas is the sheer number of hotels and rooms available, and with the hope of making money through the casinos, the hotels offer some really low room rates, ideal for a long haul city break.
Getting to, from and around Las Vegas
The flight time to Las Vegas is approx. 10 hours, served by both direct airlines like Virgin Atlantic and British Airways, and indirect airlines, like United Airlines and American Airlines.
The airport is just a few minutes away from Las Vegas Boulevard so a cab is a great option to get to your hotel.
The main sites of Las Vegas are relatively close together so walking, especially in the cooler months, is ideal for exploring. Otherwise a bus runs up and down the strip stopping along at the main hotels.
Things to do in Las Vegas
One of the great things about a short break in Las Vegas is that you don't even have to play in the casinos to enjoy it. There is plenty to see and do in this bustling city, away from the poker tables and slot machines.
Each casino has its own attractions and style. The famous New York New York hotel, themed, unsurprisingly on the Big Apple, has its own rollercoaster. As does the Stratosphere, located at the top of Las Vegas Boulevard, which offers thrillseekers three different rides several hundred metres high.
Plenty of incredible shows are also on offer, ranging from celebrity performances and tribute acts, to amazing circus shows.
Where to stay in Las Vegas
The best place to stay in Vegas is along Las Vegas Boulevard or 'The Strip', as it's often known. Being right in the centre of the city means you are within walking distance to most of the main hotels and attractions.
Lower budget hotels can still be found on the strip, such as Imperial Palace or even the Luxor hotel. With plenty of hotel rooms to be filled, there is always a bargain to be had in Vegas.