Las Vegas Hotels
Accommodation in Las Vegas is incredibly varied. However, the city is particularly famous for its large hotels. Indeed, eight of the top ten largest hotels in the world can be found in Las Vegas! Many of the large hotels in Las Vegas are heavily and have their own restaurants, pools, casinos and shopping centers. While there is plenty of accommodation in Las Vegas to choose from, it does get booked up pretty quickly. As a result it is essential that you reserve your accommodation in advance.
Room rates in Las Vegas are very competitive however room rates vary according to the season. Room rate increases coincide with the city’s peak season which runs between December and February. In addition, hotel prices rise when there is a convention being held in the city there are hundreds of conventions hosted here every year, so be sure to check with the Las Vegas convention schedule before you plan your trip!
If you are on a budget or want to save some of your holiday money for the casinos, check out the accommodation in downtown Las Vegas. While the accommodation here may not replicate ancient Greece or ancient Egypt, it is comfortable and affordable.
Luxury hotels in Las Vegas are tourist attractions in their own right. Three of the most-famous and opulent of the city’s hotels include The Bellagio Hotel, the Venetian and, of course the iconic Caesar’s Palace. Caesars Palace has a number of restaurant and bars, two casinos and an entertainment and shopping complex modelled on an ancient Roman street.
Top Things to do in Las Vegas
Young couples have been heading to Vegas for years to take advantage of the more relaxed regulations regarding both marriage and divorce. Unlike many other states, Nevada does not require any waiting period to pass between application for a marriage license and the ceremony being performed: licenses can be purchased up until midnight every night. Divorces too are easily acquired with little waiting time and no proof of reason for the disillusion of the marriage being required.
Vegas is also well known for fantastic entertainments: from lounge singers to cabaret acts to illusionists and magicians to strip bars, there is something for everyone! Internationally famous artists such as Tom Jones, David Copperfield, Prince, Penn and Teller and even the legendary Elvis Presley – to mention but a few – have all headlined at Vegas at one time or another.
Of course, there is another side to Las Vegas, the side that has given rise to the tag-line ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.’ I am, of course, referring to the sensual world of adult entertainment, featuring strippers, pole dancers, exotic dancers and burlesque shows. While many people visit Las Vegas with their families, seeing the sights and enjoying the PG-rated attractions, many more visit to glimpse the more titillating side of life – sometimes even combining the visit with a wedding, using their stag party or hen night as an excuse to see all that the city has to offer!
Gambling is the lifeblood of the city, and it is also the main reason for the millions of visitors every year! The city caters for the avid gambler with slot machines in every possible space, from hotel lobbies to airports to toilets. There are establishments for every pocket too, with seriously expensive tables for those with the cash to spare and more modest stakes for those just looking to raise their pulse a little.