Nowhere on the planet has a good-time reputation to match that of Las Vegas. The simple reason? There’s nowhere else quite like it. A pleasure pot of gargantuan proportions, Sin City is everything you’ve heard – and more. It blends party-hard hedonism and no-holds-barred luxury with globe-slaying entertainment and legendary casino resorts. Gamble, eat, drink, go wild. What happens on a city break to Las Vegas from Glasgow Airport … stays in Vegas.
No one comes to Vegas for an early night. Speakers pound, corks pop, dancefloors shake. There are clubs, bars and shows of every shape and size. After a blockbuster stage performance? Catch Britney Spears at the Planet Hollywood Resort (3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South). A pool party in Prince Harry’s footsteps? Make a splash at XS Nightclub (3121 Las Vegas Boulevard South). And if you just want a great bar with even greater people watching? Head to the Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio (3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South).
Make a meal of it
If you thought Las Vegas was all buffets and burgers, think again. Its gastronomic line-up is seriously impressive, with celebrity chefs like Joël Robuchon and Wolfgang Puck – both of whom have restaurants at MGM Grand (3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South) – just two of countless examples. Meat lovers should be aware that Carnevino at the Palazzo Hotel (3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South) has what some critics consider to be the best steaks in the USA.
Las Vegas built its name on glitz, glam and goodfellas, but away from the casinos and nightclubs there are some hugely rewarding alternative activities. A trip to the Grand Canyon is the obvious example – by helicopter, if you’re feeling flush – but other options include dune-buggy racing, balloon rides and the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay (3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South).