What to Do Before and When You Visit Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most iconic cities in the whole of the world. Even if you're not into gambling (although you will probably be tempted) there is a lot to see and do in this amazing city. Here's a quick guide to making the most of your trip.
How to Get There
Reasonably priced tickets are available through Virgin Atlantic, who offer a return flight to Las Vegas from 550. Other companies, such as Delta offer tickets from London Gatwick to Las Vegas for 330. If you're going to book flights separately, then it's worth taking a look at what's available at the flights comparison website Cheap Flights.co.uk.
There is an abundance of hotels on offer in Las Vegas from the luxury to the weird and wacky. If you are looking for an upmarket deluxe hotel then you could try somewhere like the Bellagio. This is a semi-legendary five-star hotel and casino with award-winning hospitality and amenities. Room at this hotel cost around 150 per night and can be booked online. For a cheaper, - and stranger - experience try the Excalibur Hotel, which is a Camelot-themed hotel reminiscent of an Arthurian castle. Here rooms cost as little as 25 per night. For a full range of cheaphotels, take a look at Lastminute.com.
Things to See and Do
Of course much of your time will spent visiting casinos and playing games, otherwise why are you heading to Las Vegas in the first place? After your luck dries up on the craps table as it inevitably will! - here are a few unusual non-gambling related things that you might like to try. Indoor skydiving is an adrenaline rush without the danger of impact. Here you are put into a skydiving simulator - a huge wind tunnel - so that you can experience a sensation close to flying. Sessions cost around 15 and include a 20-minute training class, 15 minutes of equipment preparation and a 3- minute 'flight'. Another crazy thing to do is going on an Area 51 tour. Area 51 a military base where it is alleged - aliens were taken to be studied. The company at www.area51tour.com will take you deep into the Nevada desert to have a peek.
Where to Eat
The Marrakesh Restaurant on Paradise Road off the main stripe is certainly worth a look. This Moroccan restaurant is bedecked in splendid Moroccan-style decor; here you sit on a low seat and eat with your hands. The waiters conveniently wash your hands in rose water before the start of your meal. A good meal option is to go for the set menu, which costs around 15 per person and includes Moroccan style shrimps, tradition Harira lentil soup, and a Cornish Game Hen served with Royal Cous Cous and a raisin and vegetable sauce. The restaurant also has belly dancers for your entertainment.