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General Information About Las Vegas Vacations
Las Vegas is truly a city that never sleeps, and Las Vegas vacations are ideal for those who can appreciate the freedom to enjoy 24/7 entertainment. Las Vegas vacations are one of the few options for experiencing a unique level of around-the-clock activity and service. Las Vegas vacations appeal to a diverse clientele, including couples and convention business in particular. Las Vegas vacation operators have recently begun to focus on families, and family-centric hotels such as Excalibur, Treasure Island, Circus Circus, and MGM make Las Vegas packages something to be experienced by the whole family. However, Las Vegas tourists should bear in mind that children are not permitted in casinos.
The oldest hotel in Las Vegas is the Flamingo Hilton. Built in 1949, it has been hosting Las Vegas vacations for over 60 years, and has become an historic landmark on the Las Vegas landscape. The Las Vegas vacation area experienced growth in the 50s and 60s, and recently has begun to feature Condos and a more high-end environment that represents a departure from the Las Vegas "sin city" vacation days.
Las Vegas vacations feature great mobility, and tourists may take advantage of taxi and monorail transportation services. Car rentals are not recommended on a Las Vegas vacation – however, if that is the option of choice, rentals should be limited to one day, and returned for the evening. Las Vegas vacation traffic can be an issue, and many tourists choose to walk to points of interest to enjoy the sights and avoid feeling stuck while on holiday. Las Vegas vacations are a great option and alternative to sun destination travel, and the water is safe to drink.
Sand and Sun on Your Las Vegas Vacation
Las Vegas package holidays feature a desert climate, and the summer season is typically very hot, with cooler temperatures at night. During the winter months (December-January), Las Vegas vacations feature cooler temperatures, and it is wise to pack a light jacket to maintain comfort levels. Rain is not typically a concern for Las Vegas vacations, and the landscape is rather stark, flat, featuring desert mountains in the distance. Las Vegas vacations are not for beach-lovers – there is no beach here, despite the abundance of desert sand. Although there are plenty of indoor and outdoor swimming pools for those who like to swim, with swimming usually restricted to indoor pools from November through February. The urban Las Vegas vacation strip is generally clean and well manicured, featuring the bright neon lights of a city that never shuts down. Aside from the Las Vegas strip, the rest or Las Vegas is a typical American City where locals live according to more conventionally structured time.
Things to See and Do on Your Las Vegas Package Vacation
For those who appreciate vibrant nightlife, Las Vegas vacations are a great holiday option. There are lots of casinos featuring big-production shows that star some of the world's top performers – the lineup varies, but high-demand shows may run for years. Current long-standing shows include Celine, Donny & Marie, Cirque du Soleil, and Wayne Newton, among others. There are also strip clubs, discos, and a legal brothel called the "Chicken Ranch" – Las Vegas vacations still offer a bit of "sin" for the adventurous.
Las Vegas package holidays offer a diverse selection of restaurants, from fast food to gourmet dining, and everything in between. There are places to get inexpensive food, but Las Vegas vacations don't feature as many cheap buffets as there used to be years ago. The high-end Las Vegas restaurants are truly high-end. For those who wish to take a break from the casinos and shows to do a bit of shopping, Las Vegas packages offer plenty of opportunity – everything from outlet malls to souvenir shops. Las Vegas vacation hotels feature a good variety of high-end shops for those who are looking to do a bit of up-scale shopping. To ensure that Las Vegas tourists have good access to cash, banking is widely available, and there are ATMs in every casino.
If you enjoy sports, Las Vegas offers boxing, university basketball, and NASCAR and other automotive events hosted at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway located just north of the city. Interestingly, Las Vegas is one of the largest cities in the United States to not have a professional sports franchise. Despite the fact that there are no Las Vegas vacation beaches, a variety of water sports are available at Lake Mead. For the avid golfer, Las Vegas packages are a great golf vacation option, although somewhat expensive.
Las Vegas vacations offer plenty of day trip opportunities for those who wish to see the sites apart from the Las Vegas strip. To really enhance a Las Vegas vacation, be sure to visit the Grand Canyon by bus or helicopter – fly over or land in the canyon for a truly unique holiday experience. Visit the nearby historical ghost towns or take part in ranch activities such as horseback riding while on a Las Vegas vacation. For still greater Las Vegas vacation variety, visit the Hoover Dam or Laughlin. Additional Las Vegas vacation sightseeing attractions include the Freemont Street, the Colorado River, Bryce Canyon National Park, the surrounding desert, Stratosphere Tower, the Water show at Bellagio, the Pirate ship show at Treasure Island, the Volcano at the Mirage, the Gondolas at Venetian, the Statues at Caesar’s, and the Roller coaster at New York New York. With so much to see and do, Las Vegas vacations have to be experienced more than once in a lifetime.
All-Inclusive Las Vegas Vacation Package Availability, Accommodations, and Value
Tourists have many hotel/resort options available to them when booking a Las Vegas vacation package. Las Vegas is all about the "big show", and many hotels feature a gargantuan theme. Las Vegas vacations are also very much about variety, and hotels may be opulent, old or new, famous, sprawling, a motel, or world class – truly something for everyone. For a classic Las Vegas experience, be sure to visit downtown Las Vegas. In recent years, the Las Vegas city centre and the Las Vegas strip have undergone a lot of development, and high-end condos have become a standard feature of the urban landscape. During convention season (during the fall) Las Vegas hotel space is limited, demand for shows is elevated, and prices go up in response to greater demand overall.
Las Vegas package holiday flights are widely available from Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and border cities, but comparatively limited throughout other regions in Canada. Flight frequency out of major gateways is considerably large, and there are lots of connecting flights on US carriers for Las Vegas packages.
For those planning a Las Vegas vacation wedding, either in a characteristic Las Vegas wedding chapel, or as an upscale event, speak to one of our tripcentral agents to ensure that you have all of the information needed, and plans are in place.
The value of Las Vegas vacations is dependent on the hotel of choice, as Las Vegas hotels vary from basic to very high-end. Due in part to the recent U.S. recession, value for dollar for Las Vegas vacations has improved greatly. The Canadian dollar position in comparison to the U.S. dollar, considerably strong in recent years, also has an influence on the value of Las Vegas vacations. Everyone should experience the good value and great variety of a Las Vegas vacation at least once in a lifetime. But with so much to see and do, tourists tend to return to Las Vegas, again and again.